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  • Obama to seek arms, training for Syrian opposition

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will ask Congress to quickly authorize the arming and training of Syrian opposition forces but will press forward ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:56 pm
  • GOP in uphill battle in Michigan US Senate fight

    MARSHALL, Mich. – Not so long ago, Republicans were giddy about winning U.S. Senate control in part by picking up a prized seat in Michigan held for m ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:55 pm
  • Canada finds 1 of 2 explorer ships lost in Arctic

    TORONTO – One of two British explorer ships that vanished in the Arctic nearly 170 years ago during a search for the fabled Northwest Passage has been ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:03 pm
  • Court hears arguments over Walker-related probe

    CHICAGO – Wisconsin prosecutors on Tuesday tried to persuade a federal appeals court to let them to resume their investigation of Gov. Scott Walker's ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:54 pm
  • NYPD: Terror threat more complex than ever

    NEW YORK – Air strikes in Iraq, ongoing unrest in Syria and the beheadings of two American journalists are casting a long shadow over the 13th anniver ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:45 pm
  • UN says CO2 pollution levels at annual record high

    GENEVA – Carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere reached a record high in 2013 as increasing levels of man-made pollution transform the planet, the U. ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 10:46 pm
  • Apple reveals larger iPhones and smartwatch

    CUPERTINO, Calif. – For the first time in years, Apple's iPhones weren't the star of the show. Apple unveiled a smartwatch on Tuesday, a wearable devi ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 4:51 pm
  • House pushes resolution condemning Obama for Bergdahl swap

    WASHINGTON – The Republican-controlled House on Tuesday pushed a resolution condemning President Barack Obama for failing to give 30-day notice to Con ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Congress considers review of police military gear

    WASHINGTON – Lawmakers said Tuesday they were considering doing more to monitor and hold accountable police departments across the United States that ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 1:05 pm
  • Obama to deliver prime-time address on militants

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama will address the nation Wednesday night to outline plans for an expanded U.S. effort to confront violent Islamic S ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

    SAN FRANCISCO – A debate over whether children would be harmed or helped by legalizing gay marriage was the main focus when a federal appeals court in ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Watchdog: VA managers lied about delays

    WASHINGTON – Managers at more than a dozen Veterans Affairs medical facilities lied to investigators about scheduling practices and other issues, the ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • U.S. job openings near 13-year high, hiring rises

    WASHINGTON – The number of U.S. job openings remained near the highest level in 13 years in July, and companies also stepped up hiring that month to t ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 9:51 am
  • Court hears arguments over gay marriage's impact

    SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court in San Francisco waded again into the debate over the constitutionality of gay marriage, with attorneys for bo ...
    Sept. 8, 2014 - 11:50 pm
  • Ukraine leader rallies for unity

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine – Seeking to rally national unity, President Petro Poroshenko visited a southeastern port Monday that has been assaulted for days by ...
    Sept. 9, 2014 - 12:06 am
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