Posted: 03/29/2013 - American opinion on gay marriage has been shifting. Now Washington is tripping over itself trying to catch up.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - Lawyers for Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes have offered to have him plead guilty and serve the rest of his life in prison to avoid the death penalty.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - The Pentagon will sharply cut the number of unpaid furlough days civilians will be forced to take over the next several months from 22 to 14, defense officials said Wednesday, reducing the impact of automatic budget cuts on as many as 700,000 workers.
Updated: 03/27/2013 - Authorities investigating the shooting rampage that killed six people and wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 11 others compiled nearly 3,000 pages of documents that provide a fresh glimpse into the 2011 attack.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - Supreme Court justices are wrapping up a second day of arguments on gay marriage -- focusing today on a provision of the federal Defense of Marriage act that was struck down by lower courts.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - The Supreme Court says the federal government can be sued for abuse claims against prison guards.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - A 22-year-old man was critically hurt in Southern California when he fell off the trunk of a car while attempting to fly a kite from the moving vehicle.
Updated: 03/27/2013 - BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010 says its recent discovery of missing cement samples was the result of a "simple misunderstanding," not an attempt to withhold crucial evidence.
Posted: 03/27/2013 - The Navy has reassigned the executive officer of a Hawaii-based patrol squadron while it investigates allegations of misconduct.
Updated: 03/27/2013 - Squarely confronting the issue of same-sex marriage for the first time, a majority of Supreme Court justices -- on both sides of the ideological divide -- seemed inclined to hold off on a landmark decision, with several indicating they believed they jumped into the issue too soon.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - President Barack Obama has signed a stopgap spending bill to keep the government running through the end of September.
Posted: 03/26/2013 - Investigators found bomb-making materials and bloody clothes in the car of a man suspected of killing the Colorado prisons chief.
Updated: 03/26/2013 - Italy's highest criminal court has overturned the acquittal of Amanda Knox in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - Rep. Michele Bachmann and her short-lived campaign last year for the GOP presidential nomination are being investigated by the Office of Congressional Ethics.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - The wife of a Colorado prisons official gunned down at his front door last week told mourners that her life has changed forever.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - Being the leader of the free world is an expensive proposition. But the costs don't stop once you leave the White House.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - An illegal immigrant accused of assuming a Texas teacher's persona has been sentenced to 18 months in prison.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - A Massachusetts pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of some sterile compounding products following an inspection by state and federal officials.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - A Washington, D.C., judge has set a December trial date for a German man charged with killing his elderly wife.
Posted: 03/25/2013 - As a gambling slump squeezes profits at the Foxwoods Resort Casino, the tribe that owns the famously successful enterprise in southeastern Connecticut has begun receiving more assistance in the form of U.S. government grants.
Posted: 03/24/2013 - Winter storm warnings and advisories have been issued as far east as Pennsylvania as a storm system moves across the country after dumping up to 15 inches of snow on parts of Colorado and Kansas.
Posted: 03/24/2013 - Given the choice of whether to expand Medicaid under President Barack Obama's health care law, many Republican governors and lawmakers initially responded with an emphatic "no."
Posted: 03/24/2013 - Federal regulators are pressing the Supreme Court to stop big pharmaceutical corporations from paying generic drug competitors to delay releasing their cheaper versions of brand-name drugs. They argue these deals deny American consumers, usually for years, steep price declines that can top 90 percent.
Posted: 03/23/2013 - An exhausted Senate gave pre-dawn approval Saturday to a Democratic $3.7 trillion budget for next year that embraces nearly $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade but shelters domestic programs targeted for cuts by House Republicans.