Updated: 03/07/2013 - Republican critic of the Obama administration's drone policy has succeeded in blocking a vote on John Brennan's nomination to be director of the CIA.
Updated: 03/06/2013 - A federal judge has struck down a 2011 Idaho law that banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy based on the theory held by some physicians that the fetus can begin feeling pain at that point.
Updated: 03/06/2013 - The House has approved legislation to prevent a government shutdown at the end of the month and give the Pentagon some relief from a cash crunch that's harming military readiness.
Updated: 03/06/2013 - Add cranked-up earphones to the list of health dangers Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration wants New Yorkers to avoid.
Updated: 03/06/2013 - A Maine jury has convicted an insurance agent on 13 counts in a prostitution scandal centered at a Zumba studio in a small coastal town.
Posted: 03/06/2013 - The Dow Jones industrial average is pushing further into record territory, a day after surging past its previous all-time high.
Updated: 03/06/2013 - Welcome to the new digital bookcase, where traditional ink-and-paper textbooks have given way to iPads and book bags are getting lighter.
Posted: 03/05/2013 - The Alaska Air National Guard says three people were found dead in the wreckage of a small airplane that crashed along the route of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Posted: 03/05/2013 - Airline passengers will be allowed to carry small knives, souvenir baseball bats, golf clubs and other sports equipment on planes beginning next month.
Posted: 03/05/2013 - As crews entombed a man who was swallowed by a sinkhole near Tampa, the earth opened up again just a few miles away.
Updated: 03/06/2013 - A prosecutor says an insurance agent on trial for promoting prostitution was not just a voyeur who watched sexual acts via Skype but an active business partner who signed a lease, reviewed ledgers and checked out the background of clients.
Updated: 03/05/2013 - The Dow is closing at a record, beating the previous high it set in October 2007, before the financial crisis and the Great Recession.
Updated: 03/05/2013 - A former U.S. security guard has been sentenced to nine years in prison for trying to sell photos and other secret information to China's Ministry of State Security.
Posted: 03/05/2013 - A study of "missed connection" posts on Craigslist, where love-struck hopefuls try to track down and win over a stranger who caught their eye, found that Wal-Mart is the most popular place for people to find love at first sight, according to Psychology Today magazine.
Posted: 03/04/2013 - Sixteen Democratic senators are calling on the Department of Veterans Affairs to continue granting waivers so same-sex spouses of veterans can be buried in national cemeteries.
Posted: 03/04/2013 - The skeleton saint known as La Santa Muerte in recent years has found a robust and diverse following in the U.S.
Updated: 03/05/2013 - A White House official says President Barack Obama on Monday will appoint a new energy secretary and new head of the Environmental Protection Agency.
Posted: 03/04/2013 - There doesn't appear to be anything in the works to undo unpopular and deep federal spending cuts.
Posted: 03/04/2013 - Lauren Silberman became the first woman in history to try out for the NFL when the kicker participated Sunday in the New York Jets’ regional combine, but she didn’t have much of a chance to show what she could do.
Updated: 03/05/2013 - President Barack Obama on Monday will nominate Walmart's Sylvia Matthews Burwell as his next budget director, a senior administration official said.
Updated: 03/03/2013 - Dogs aching to run have launched the 41st running of Alaska's Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race.
Posted: 03/03/2013 - Washington's perpetual budget warfare is damaging the economy.
Updated: 03/03/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell calls the cuts modest, while House Speaker John Boehner says he's not sure they will really hurt the economy.
Posted: 03/03/2013 - The Army is rolling out a new training system that integrates live, virtual and computer-generated scenarios in order to allow troops to train without the expense of using real tanks and aircraft.