Updated: 2:25 AM Top members of Congress and President Barack Obama are holding out slim hopes for a limited fiscal deal before the new year. Congressional leaders are preparing to meet at the White House, but there are no signs that legislation palatable to both sides is taking shape.
Updated: 8:26 AM When a student fired a shotgun through the windows of a California high school to start an attack in 2001, Rich Agundez was ready. The El Cajon police officer was assigned to the school and wounded the shooter before the student could get inside the building.
Posted: 7:05 PM Reaction to the death Thursday of retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf from former President George H.W. Bush, the White House, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
Updated: 6:33 PM A U.S. official says retired Gen. H. Norman Schwarzkopf, who commanded the U.S.-led international coalition that drove Saddam Hussein's forces out of Kuwait in 1991, has died. He was 78.
Updated: 3:30 PM A central Pennsylvania man is charged with suffocating his 17-year-old girlfriend after injuring her by intentionally driving into a guardrail at about 100 miles per hour in the middle of the night.
Posted: 1:57 PM The stock market erased most of an early loss in late trading after Republicans said they would reconvene the House of Representatives Sunday in hopes of piecing together a last-minute budget deal.
Posted: 6:51 AM With a proposed payout of more than $1 billion, one major chapter of a nearly four-year legal saga that left Toyota Motor Corp. fighting hundreds of lawsuits and struggling with a tarnished image has ended, though another remains.
Updated: 8:31 AM Four national retailers have agreed to recall more than 150,000 Nap Nanny baby recliners after at least five infant deaths and dozens of reports of children nearly falling out of the recliners.
Updated: 3:42 AM District of Columbia police say they are investigating an incident in which NBC News reporter David Gregory displayed what he described as a high-capacity ammunition magazine on "Meet the Press."
Posted: 12:45 AM Some schools in Philadelphia will soon have condom dispensers in their high schools. According to ABC News, students as young as 14 years old will have access to free condoms. This is part of an effort to fight the "epidemic" of sexually transmitted diseases among Philadelphia teens.