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Obama Cancels US-Egyptian Military Exercise

Updated: 08/15/2013 - President Barack Obama has scrapped joint U.S.-Egypt military exercises scheduled for next month, saying American cooperation with the Egyptian government cannot continue when civilians are being killed in the streets.

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Online Forums Provide Key Havens for Terror Plots

Posted: 08/15/2013 - In secretive chat rooms and on encrypted Internet message boards, al-Qaida fighters have been planning and coordinating attacks — including a threatened if vague plot that U.S. officials say closed 19 diplomatic posts across Africa and the Middle East for more than a week.

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NASA & The US Navy to Test Space Capsule Recovery in Va.

Updated: 08/16/2013 - The Navy and NASA are testing out how they'll recover astronauts once they splash down in the ocean following future missions to deep space, something a Navy crew hasn't had to do in nearly 40 years.

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Police Storm Protest Camps; 278 Dead Across Egypt

Posted: 08/14/2013 - Riot police backed by armored vehicles, bulldozers and helicopters Wednesday swept away two encampments of supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi, setting off running street battles in Cairo and other Egyptian cities. At least 278 people were killed nationwide, many of them in the crackdown on the protest sites.

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Cargo Plane Crash Kills 2 Crew Members

Updated: 08/15/2013 - A National Transportation Safety Board member says a preliminary investigation of the deadly crash of a UPS cargo plane in Alabama indicates the pilot and co-pilot did not make any distress calls prior to impact.

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Man Releases 1 of 3 Hostages from Louisiana Bank

Updated: 08/14/2013 - Authorities say a man who took three people hostage at a rural Louisiana bank has released a female bank teller and that negotiations are continuing to secure the release of the other two, a man and a woman.

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Coke to Defend Safety of Aspartame in New Ad

Updated: 08/13/2013 - Coca-Cola plans to run its first ad defending the safety of artificial sweeteners, a move that comes as the company looks to stem declining sales of diet soda.

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Suspect in Idaho Shootout Fired Once or Twice

Posted: 08/12/2013 - California authorities say a man suspected of abducting a 16-year-old family friend after killing her mother and younger brother opened fire once or twice with a rifle before he was killed by FBI gunfire in the Idaho wilderness.

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Manning Defense Keys on Mental Health, Leadership

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Lawyers for Army Pfc. Bradley Manning opened their case Monday in the sentencing phase of his trial by attacking commanders' decisions to send the young intelligence analyst to Iraq and let him keep his top-secret security clearance despite emotional outbursts and concerns about his mental health.

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BP Sues to get New Contracts After Oil Spill

Posted: 08/12/2013 - BP is suing the U.S. government over a decision to bar the oil giant from getting new federal contracts to supply fuel and other services after the company pleaded guilty to manslaughter and other criminal charges related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

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Hundreds Evacuated Amid Wildfires, but Some Stay

Posted: 08/12/2013 - Firefighting airplanes dropped retardant and ground crews erected networks of water hoses to keep a fast-moving and unpredictable wildfire from scorching homes in a remote Idaho mountain hamlet.

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Obama Orders Creation of Intelligence Review Group

Posted: 08/12/2013 - President Barack Obama is directing his national intelligence director to form a panel of outside experts to review government intelligence and communications technologies.

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Idaho: Hundreds Rvacuated Amid Wildfires, but Some Stay

Updated: 08/12/2013 - Firefighting airplanes dropped retardant and ground crews erected networks of water hoses to keep a fast-moving and unpredictable wildfire from scorching homes in a remote Idaho mountain hamlet.

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Holder Proposes Changes in Criminal Justice System

Updated: 08/12/2013 - Attorney General Eric Holder is calling for major changes to the nation's criminal justice system -- including scaling back the use of harsh sentences for some drug-related crimes.

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New Hampshire Man said to have Made Threats Before Shooting

Posted: 08/12/2013 - The president of a New Hampshire YWCA where a father killed himself and his 9-year-old son during a supervised visit says someone determined to carry out violence will do so regardless of security measures.

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