Posted: 05/31/2013 - Illinois lawmakers have approved the nation's strictest regulations on high-volume oil and gas drilling, sending the measure to Gov. Pat Quinn.
Updated: 06/01/2013 - Tornadoes rolled in from the prairie and slammed Oklahoma City and its suburbs, trapping people in their vehicles as a storm swept down an interstate highway while commuters tried to beat it home.
Updated: 06/01/2013 - Authorities say four firefighters are dead after trying to battle a fire that engulfed a Houston motel along a busy expressway.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - Stock prices closing sharply lower on Wall Street after a late afternoon sell-off.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - A New Hampshire auction house is selling medical records and a handwritten letter from gangster Al Capone detailing the final years of his life and declining health due to syphilis.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - Flash flooding killed at least two people in Arkansas, including a sheriff who ventured out in bad weather with a game warden to check on residents in a home threatened by high water.
Posted: 05/31/2013 - Authorities say two small planes collided and then crashed in the desert north of Phoenix on Friday, killing all four people aboard the two aircraft.
Updated: 05/31/2013 - Astronomers getting their first close-up glimpse of a giant asteroid about to whiz by Earth found a surprise bonus rock.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - A U.S. woman in a Mexico prison on a drug-smuggling charge has been released.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - t least two tornadoes touched down in Oklahoma and another hit Arkansas on Thursday as a powerful storm system moved through the middle of the country. At least nine injuries were reported.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - A campaign to force a recall election against the polarizing sheriff of metropolitan Phoenix has failed.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes' insanity plea has been postponed at least until Tuesday.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - New York City's police commissioner says angry letters mailed to President Obama, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his gun control group contained threats about shooting people in the face.
Updated: 05/30/2013 - The Secret Service says a letter similar to ones sent to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been intercepted by a White House mail screening facility.
Updated: 05/30/2013 - A female worker at a northern Virginia Costco store who authorities say went at two sheriff's deputies with a knife and scissors has been fatally shot.
Updated: 05/30/2013 - The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid rose 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 354,000, a sign layoffs have increased. Still, the level of applications is consistent with steady hiring.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - An insurance industry study says the average cost of medical claims arising from motorcycle crashes rose by more than one-fifth last year in Michigan after the state stopped requiring all riders to wear helmets.
Posted: 05/30/2013 - An attorney for the Army staff sergeant accused of slaughtering 16 Afghan villagers says his client will plead guilty next week to avoid the death penalty.
Posted: 05/29/2013 - New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says two threatening letters containing traces of the deadly poison ricin won't make him walk away from his gun control efforts.
Posted: 05/29/2013 - The Arizona Supreme Court has declined to hear an appeal on whether a judge improperly allowed prosecutors to seek a death sentence for Jodi Arias in the 2008 stabbing and shooting of her former boyfriend.
Posted: 05/29/2013 - A Walt Disney World patron on a ride with her grandson found a loaded gun on her seat.
Posted: 05/29/2013 - Three people familiar with the decision say President Barack Obama is preparing to nominate a former Bush administration official to head the FBI.