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US Shutters Diplomatic Posts Amid al-Qaida Threat

Posted: 08/05/2013 - U.S. diplomatic posts in 19 cities in the Mideast and Africa will remain closed for the rest of the week amid intercepted "chatter" about terror threats, which lawmakers briefed on the information likened to intelligence picked up before the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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US Embassies in four African Countries Closed

Posted: 08/05/2013 - The U.S. State Department has closed its embassies in four sub-Sarahan African nations. It's part of a heightened security alert -- days before the 15th anniversary of al-Qaida's bombings of American diplomatic missions in Kenya and Tanzania.

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Police Arrest Suspect in Deadly LA Driving Attack

Posted: 08/04/2013 - Los Angeles police have arrested a man on suspicion of intentionally driving into crowds at the Venice Beach boardwalk, killing a woman and injuring 11 others.

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Top U.S. Officials Meet To Discuss Embassy Threat

Posted: 08/03/2013 - Top U.S. officials are reviewing the threat of a terrorist attack that has led to the weekend closure of 21 U.S. embassies and consulates in the Muslim world and a global travel warning to Americans.

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FDA Links Stomach Bug in 2 States to Mexican Farm

Updated: 08/03/2013 - Federal health officials are apparently zeroing in on the source of at least some of the cyclospora infections that have sickened more than 400 people in 16 states.

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28 Indicted as Part of Drug Trafficking Ring

Posted: 08/02/2013 - More than two dozen people have been indicted for operating a drug distribution ring responsible for trafficking cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine in several states, including Texas.

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Stocks Close at Record Highs

Posted: 08/01/2013 - Stock indexes are back at record highs on Wall Street after better economic news sent the market sharply higher.

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Florida Man Faces 15 Months for Presidential Threat

Posted: 08/01/2013 - A central Florida man angry at the President Barack Obama's plan to overhaul health care has been sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for threatening to kill the president.

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Spanish Train Driver Can't Explain Why he Crashed

Posted: 08/01/2013 - The driver of the train that derailed in northwestern Spain, killing 79 people, has said he was traveling at twice the speed limit when he approached a treacherous turn.

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White House 'extremely disappointed' with Russia

Posted: 08/01/2013 - The United States is "extremely disappointed" in Russia's decision to grant asylum to National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, the White House said Thursday.

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Obama Picks Restructuring Expert to Take Over IRS

Posted: 08/01/2013 - President Barack Obama is nominating a retired corporate restructuring expert to take over the Internal Revenue Service, which is under fire for its screening of political groups.

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Ohio Man Gets Life Term in Kidnapping of 3 Women

Updated: 08/01/2013 - The Ohio man convicted of holding three women captive in his Cleveland house over a decade and raping them repeatedly has been sentenced to life without parole plus 1,000 years.

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NOAA’s National Weather Service More than Doubles Computing Capacity

Updated: 08/01/2013 - Whizzing through 213 trillion calculations per second, newly upgraded supercomputers of NOAA’s National Weather Service are now more than twice as fast in processing sophisticated computer models to provide more accurate forecasts further out in time. And as the hurricane season ramps up, forecasters will be armed with an enhanced hurricane model that will improve track and intensity forecasts.

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US & Pakistan to Resume High-Level Negotiations

Posted: 08/01/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Pakistani counterpart, Sartaj Aziz, say the two countries will resume high-level negotiations over security issues.

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