U.S. says Russia violated 1987 missile pact
The Obama administration has called the alleged breach a, quote, 'very serious matter.'
07/29/2014 - 08:13 AM
U.S. launches ‘neighborhood watch' spy satellites
A rocket carrying 2 Air Force ‘neighborhood watch' satellites has lifted off from Cape Canaveral.
07/29/2014 - 07:56 AM
Storms knock down U.S.-Mexico fence in Arizona
An unusual amount of rain that ravaged parts of southern Arizona also knocked down 60 feet of the rebar-reinforced steel fence that divides the U.S. and Mexico.
07/29/2014 - 06:17 AM
American accused of bribes extradited from Iraq
A federal fugitive accused of bribing U.S. military contracting officials in Iraq has been returned to the U.S. in what prosecutors say was the first extradition under a 1936 treaty between the two countries.
07/29/2014 - 05:54 AM
No Labels? No results? No problem.
Formed with bipartisan mission, group banks on political dysfunction.
07/29/2014 - 03:00 AM
U.S. teen held in Israel after arrest
The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.
07/29/2014 - 06:20 AM
Police: Slain family of five was murder-suicide
A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine history, investigators said Monday.
07/29/2014 - 06:48 AM
Clippers: Record-setting $2B sale approved
Ruling against Donald Sterling permits sale of team to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
07/29/2014 - 09:33 AM
2 men charged in fatal Philadelphia carjacking
Murder charges for suspects in carjacking and subsequent crash that killed 3 children.
07/29/2014 - 05:54 AM
Overrun by militants, Iraq comes undone
Baghdad situation is so dire, top military leaders said to have bags packed ready to flee.
07/29/2014 - 02:18 AM
California Sand Fire: Drone almost blocks firefighting planes
A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation orders to return home Monday.
07/29/2014 - 09:35 AM
Deadly lightning strike was rare event for Southern California
Lightning storms that killed a 20-year-old beachgoer in Los Angeles and sent eight other people to the hospital stemmed from a combination of atmospheric conditions relatively unusual for coastal Southern California, weather experts said on Monday. A bolt of lightning, accompanied by what witnesses described as an explosive thunder clap, struck near the shore of Venice Beach on Sunday during a storm that materialized quickly and lasted about 15 minutes. ...
07/29/2014 - 03:57 AM
Man charged in N.H. teen's 9-month disappearance
15-year-old Abigail Hernandez returned home recently after vanishing 9 months ago.
07/29/2014 - 04:47 AM
Trial begins over Oklahoma City bombing
Attorney: Suppressed video proves Timothy McVeigh had partner in 1995 attack.
07/29/2014 - 03:48 AM
2 marshals, cop wounded in NYC shooting; suspect dead
Police: Fugitive task force, sex-assault suspect involved in shootout that left suspect dead.
07/29/2014 - 05:21 AM
Corruption trial begins for former Va. governor, wife
By Gary Robertson RICHMOND Va. (Reuters) - A jury was selected on Monday to hear the federal corruption trial of former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, with the couple charged with selling political favors for a loan, gifts and vacations. McDonnell, 60, a Republican once mentioned as a potential presidential candidate, and the former Virginia first lady face a 14-count indictment alleging they accepted about $165,000 from a Virginia businessman in exchange for helping his dietary supplement company. The McDonnells deny the charges, contending in court filings there is no evidence they agreed to use their power to aid the executive, Jonnie Williams, founder of dietary supplement company Star Scientific Inc, which last month changed its name to Rock Creek Pharmaceuticals Inc. With the jury selection complete, opening arguments in the trial at U.S. District Court in Richmond were expected to begin on Tuesday.
07/29/2014 - 07:12 AM
FAA proposes $12M fine against Southwest Airlines
The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
07/29/2014 - 02:55 AM
VA reform deal costs $17B
Deal to improve veterans' health care would authorize at least $17B to fix the program.
07/29/2014 - 02:18 AM
Court strikes down Virginia's gay marriage ban
A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.
07/29/2014 - 01:59 AM
Criticism of Kerry infuriates White House
Administration said livid at Israeli reaction to secretary of state's Gaza truce efforts.
07/29/2014 - 04:55 AM
IV lines in right place for 90-min. execution, says doctor
PHOENIX (AP) — Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.
07/29/2014 - 01:41 AM
Right-wing think-tank: Lawsuit against Obama likely an epic fail
The Heritage Foundation, one of Washington’s preeminent right-wing think tanks, has a reputation for pulling no punches when it comes to going after President Obama. So if you are a Republican, and the Heritage Foundation is warning you that your political strategy may be a little too aggressive, you might want to listen. It’s not clear though, that the message is getting through to House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH). Last week, a pair of Heritage Legal fellows examined Boehner’s proposal to sue President Obama over his alleged failure to faithfully enforce U.S. law and concluded that, as a legal matter, the case will face “what may prove to be an insurmountable hurdle” over the legal concept of standing.
07/29/2014 - 12:43 AM
Jihadists open 'marriage bureau' to find wives for fighters
The Islamic State, which advocates public stoning for adultery, has opened a "marriage bureau" for women who want to wed its fighters in territory they control in Syria and Iraq. The jihadist group's office is operating from Al-Bab, a town in Aleppo province of northern Syria, for "single women and widows who would like to marry IS fighters", said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Running twice-weekly tours from Syria's Raqa to Iraq's Anbar, IS buses fly the group's black flag and play jihadist songs throughout the journey. IS has its roots in Iraq, but spread into Syria in late spring 2013.
07/28/2014 - 11:34 PM
Be ready for 'prolonged' Gaza war, Netanyahu says
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Signaling an escalation of Israel's Gaza operation, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Israelis Monday to be ready for a "prolonged" war, and the military warned Palestinians in three large neighborhoods to leave their homes and head immediately for Gaza City.
07/29/2014 - 10:19 AM
Hamas, Israel trade blame for deaths of 9 children
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas and Israel blamed each other for an explosion at a Gaza park Monday that killed at least 10 Palestinians — including nine children playing on a swing — in a horrific scene that underscored the heavy price civilians are paying in the conflict.
07/29/2014 - 05:53 AM
10 Things to Know for Tuesday
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
07/29/2014 - 09:15 AM
Fighting in Ukraine prompts residents to flee
SHAKHTARSK, Ukraine (AP) — Panicky residents in an eastern Ukrainian town fled their homes Monday carrying a few possessions in plastic bags and small suitcases as shells exploded in the distance, fighting that also prevented an international police team from reaching the area where the Malaysia Airlines plane was downed.
07/29/2014 - 04:58 AM
Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt
NEW YORK (AP) — A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New York's most bustling neighborhoods, officials said Monday.
07/29/2014 - 07:23 AM
Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
07/29/2014 - 04:48 AM
Russia ordered to pay $50 billion over Yukos
LONDON (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin's government must pay $50 billion for using tax claims to destroy Yukos, once the country's largest oil producer, and its Kremlin-critical CEO, an international court has ruled.
07/29/2014 - 04:06 AM
Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts
WASHINGTON (AP) — Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.
07/29/2014 - 09:09 AM
US: Russia violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty
WASHINGTON (AP) — In an escalation of tensions, the Obama administration accused Russia on Monday of conducting tests in violation of a 1987 nuclear missile treaty, calling the breach "a very serious matter" and going public with allegations that have simmered for some time.
07/29/2014 - 09:55 AM
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