Posted: 05/03/2013 - American officials say Israel launched an airstrike against a suspected weapons site in Syria.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - A fast-moving Southern California wildfire burning through coastal wilderness has nearly tripled in size since morning, growing to more than 43 square miles.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin says recent mass shootings have prompted leaders in Washington, D.C., to exploit tragedy in order to limit the freedoms of law-abiding people.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - The stock market is surging past new milestones after the government reported a big pickup in hiring at U.S. employers.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - A federal judge has declined to throw out a 2010 environmental lawsuit against ExxonMobil Corp. over emissions from its Baytown oil refinery.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - The incoming president of the National Rifle Association is warning its members they are fighting a "culture war" that goes beyond gun rights.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - U.S. employers added 165,000 jobs in April, and hiring was much stronger in the previous two months than first thought. The gains trimmed the unemployment rate to a four-year low of 7.5 percent.
Updated: 05/03/2013 - The Navy on Thursday inaugurated its first squadron with both manned and unmanned aircraft amid debate over the military's burgeoning use of drones in warfare.
Posted: 05/03/2013 - A former contractor at NASA's Langley Research Center has been ordered to leave the United States within 48 hours as part of a plea agreement.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - President Barack Obama says there's another reason it's important to overhaul the U.S. immigration system: It's the amount of business conducted between the United States and Mexico.
Updated: 05/02/2013 - A thunderstorm outbreak isn't something that typically goes unnoticed in a forecast. The big questions to meteorologists is normally "do these storms have the potential to become severe?" That is the question the Storm Prediction Center hopes to answer, hours before storms fire up.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - A suspect in a North Texas double slaying has been caught in Oklahoma and charged with killing his ex-girlfriend and her 8-year-old son.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - As Stephanie Sparks cleaned the kitchen, her 5-year-old son, Kristian, began playing with a rifle he was given last year. She stepped out onto the front porch, poured grease out of a frying pan for the dogs and "heard the gun go off," a Kentucky coroner said.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - The U.S. Air Force says it disciplined five former commanders at a San Antonio base for not reporting problems quickly or taking appropriate action in what has turned into the military branch's worst sex scandal.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - A Coast Guard petty officer has been sentenced to two years in prison for going on a $230,000 personal spending spree with a government credit card.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - One of three college students arrested Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombings case was allowed to return to the United States from Kazakhstan in January despite not having a valid student visa, a federal law enforcement official told The Associated Press.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - Three congressmen are proposing legislation on the eve of the Kentucky Derby that would crack down on doping in horse racing.
Posted: 05/02/2013 - Chris Kelly, half of the 1990s kid rap duo Kris Kross who made one of the decade's most memorable songs with the frenetic "Jump," has died, and authorities say they are investigating his death as a possible drug overdose.
Posted: 05/01/2013 - A Southern California wildfire has raged through 2 1/2 square miles of Riverside County, while wind-fanned fires also are scorching parts of wine country north of San Francisco.
Posted: 05/01/2013 - The Justice Department is appealing a judge's decision lifting all age limits on the Plan B morning-after birth control pill and a cheaper generic.
Posted: 05/01/2013 - The former owner of a Texas company that provided health insurance to Virginia Tech students has pleaded not guilty to racketeering, conspiracy, money laundering and fraud charges.