Posted: 02/11/2014 - U.S. stocks are ending sharply higher after the new Federal Reserve chief, Janet Yellen, said she will continue the central bank's policy of low interest rates.
Updated: 02/11/2014 - The GOP-controlled House has backed away from a battle over the government's debt cap and passed a measure extending Treasury's borrowing authority with overwhelming support from President Barack Obama's Democratic allies.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - President Barack Obama says there is no country with which the United States has "a no-spy agreement." But he says the United States endeavors to protect privacy rights as it collects foreign intelligence.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - A California slaughterhouse has voluntary halted operations after recalling more than 8.7 million pounds of beef products.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - MIAMI (AP) - A new poll finds a majority of Americans and even higher proportion of Floridians support changing U.S. policy toward Cuba.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says he's giving mid-size businesses more time to comply with his health care law because the goal is not to punish anyone.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) - Forestry officials say this year's wildfire threat will be highest in only some parts of Texas but even that danger isn't close to what happened three years ago when blazes burned thousands of square miles.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - Deliberations in the corruption case against former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin have been delayed for a day.
Updated: 02/11/2014 - As police responded to a deadly car crash, they noticed an increasingly familiar sight: a remote-controlled aircraft, equipped with a video camera, hovering over the wreckage.
Updated: 02/11/2014 - Shirley Temple, the curly-haired child star who put smiles on the faces of Depression-era moviegoers, has died. She was 85.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - The White House is making no public comment about how the U.S. might deal with an American citizen who is a member of al-Qaida -- and who, U.S. officials say, is actively planning attacks against Americans overseas.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - A 10-year-old girl has been cited for reckless driving after her mother's SUV crashed into a Division of Motor Vehicles office in the Denver suburb of Parker.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - A multi-agency government task force looking into cyberattacks against retailers says it has not come across evidence suggesting the attacks are a coordinated campaign to adversely affect the U.S. economy.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Police in North Carolina say they will seek warrants against two people after a high school student was shot and wounded.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - The Senate has taken the first step toward approving legislation that restores full cost of living increases to pension benefits for military retirees under age 62, although it's unclear when the measure may pass.
Updated: 02/10/2014 - A Mexican man convicted in the shooting death of a federal Border Patrol agent during a firefight that revealed the government's botched gun-smuggling investigation known as Operation Fast and Furious was sentenced Monday to 30 years in prison.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - The White House is applauding a University of Missouri football player's decision to announce that he is gay, with President Barack Obama's spokesman, first lady Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden all portraying him as a courageous and inspirational athlete.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - The judge in the Colorado theater shootings says prosecutors can use evidence from defendant James Holmes' cellphone, which included eerie self-portraits taken before the attack.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Prosecutors say the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzkokhar Tsarnaev is expected to last three months, plus another six weeks if he is convicted and jurors then have to decide whether he should be put to death.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - The worst drought ever to hit California could rival the historic 2011 drought that devastated Texas, says a Texas A&M University professor.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal says the state is exercising extreme caution as it prepares for a one-two punch of winter weather.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - On at least 150 flights, U.S. commercial air carriers have either landed at the wrong airport or started to land and realized their mistake in time, according to a search by The Associated Press of government safety databases and media reports since the early 1990s.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Mexican officials say federal police have arrested a man suspected of leading a drug cartel that moved 76 tons of cocaine into the U.S. between 2000 and 2003.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Authorities say a wrong-way driver on a Southern California freeway has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after causing a pre-dawn crash with multiple vehicles that left six people dead.