- Asian stocks tentative amid Fed stimulus cut fears Updated: Dec-12-13 11:34 pm
- Judge orders removal of San Diego war cross Updated: Dec-12-13 10:02 pm
- Oregon company designing small nuke power modules Updated: Dec-12-13 9:59 pm
- Gridlock in the Senate, progress in the House Updated: Dec-12-13 9:47 pm
- Feds to examine NY commuter rail line for 2 months Updated: Dec-12-13 9:44 pm
- Windsor meat company expands recall Updated: Dec-12-13 9:35 pm
- Last moments recounted of official killed in crash Updated: Dec-12-13 9:21 pm
- Coast Guard: 2 men, dog rescued from boat fire Updated: Dec-12-13 8:41 pm
- Mass. Marine from Fairhaven dies in Afghanistan Updated: Dec-12-13 8:29 pm
- Michigan hunter details week stranded in Alaska Updated: Dec-12-13 8:26 pm
- Daines among 94 votes against budget deal Updated: Dec-12-13 8:15 pm
- Feds: Ex-soldier stole military IDs for militia Updated: Dec-12-13 8:07 pm
- US Coast Guard warns Haitians against sea voyages Updated: Dec-12-13 8:06 pm
- Navy investigator to plead guilty in fraud case Updated: Dec-12-13 8:04 pm
- Idaho's Labrador, Simpson split on budget deal Updated: Dec-12-13 7:25 pm
- House OKs defense bill dealing with sexual assault Updated: Dec-12-13 7:17 pm
- Budget peace breaks out - after Boehner tough talk Updated: Dec-12-13 7:14 pm
- Feds adopt plans for disposing of nuclear waste Updated: Dec-12-13 7:04 pm
- Crash probe renews debate over culture in aviation Updated: Dec-12-13 6:38 pm
- Chinese company worker accused of stealing seed Updated: Dec-12-13 6:36 pm
- Experimental diabetes drug makes comeback Updated: Dec-12-13 6:04 pm
- Grizzly panel says Yellowstone bears recovered Updated: Dec-12-13 5:56 pm
- Fake signer at Mandela event says he hallucinated Updated: Dec-12-13 5:51 pm
- Family feud: Boehner takes on GOP critics on right Updated: Dec-12-13 5:49 pm
- Air pollution taking hold over N. Utah Updated: Dec-12-13 5:44 pm
BEIJING - Asian stock markets mostly posted tentative gains Friday as investors prepared for the U.S. Federal Reserve's decision next week on whether to reduce its monetary stimulus. Oil prices edged up, staying above $97 per barrel.
SAN DIEGO - A judge on Thursday ordered that a war memorial cross atop a San Diego mountain be removed from federal property in 90 days but said the ruling would be put on hold if it is appealed.
GRANTS PASS, Oregon - The U.S. Department of Energy said Thursday that it has awarded an Oregon company a grant to help it design and obtain federal approval for a kind of nuclear power plant - small modular units that can be built in a factory and shipped to installation sites.
WASHINGTON - A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. All without anyone threatening to repeal this or shut down that.
NEW YORK - Federal experts will spend the next two months examining safety compliance and safety culture at a commuter railroad that operated a train that derailed and killed four people this month.
WINDSOR, Colorado - A Windsor meat company is expanding a recall of meat and poultry that was produced in unsanitary conditions.
HONOLULU - In the final moments of her life, Hawaii Health Director Loretta Fuddy clung to the hand of her deputy after a small plane taking them back to Honolulu crashed in the ocean off the island of Molokai.
MIAMI - Two men and a dog have been safely rescued from a boat fire in the Florida Keys.
BOSTON - A 19-year-old Marine combat engineer from Massachusetts has died in Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Thursday.
GRAND LEDGE, Michigan - A Michigan hunter who spent a harrowing week stranded in the Alaskan wilderness with no food, shelter or warm clothes has attributed his survival to luck, guile and faith.
HELENA, Montana - Montana's lone congressman is one of 94 representatives who voted against a bipartisan deal to ease federal spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns.
MINNEAPOLIS - A Minnesota National Guardsman and Iraq war veteran charged with fraud for allegedly stealing personal information of roughly 400 members of his former Army unit was likely responsible for analyzing the military's enemy intelligence.
OPA-LOCKA, Florida - The U.S. Coast Guard is releasing an ad in English and Creole begging Haitians not to attempt to illegally immigrate by boat after dozens of recent deaths and a spike in voyages across the rough waters between the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.
SAN DIEGO - A senior Navy investigator will plead guilty to bribery charges for accepting prostitution services and expensive trips in exchange for providing information and advice to an Asian defense contractor at the center of a multimillion-dollar fraud probe, the Navy official's lawyer said Thursday.
BOISE, Idaho - Idaho's Republican congressmen again parted ways on a budget vote.
WASHINGTON - The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation's war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships.
WASHINGTON - Battle-fatigued and suddenly bipartisan, the House voted Thursday night to ease across-the-board federal spending cuts and head off future government shutdowns, acting after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.
SPOKANE, Washington - The U.S. Department of Energy intends to retrieve nearly all the highly radioactive waste stored in underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation and convert it into a glass-like substance for permanent disposal, according to a decision that will be published Friday.
New details about the crash of an Asiana Airlines jet have renewed questions about whether a culture of strict deference to more-senior pilots can compromise air safety.
DES MOINES, Iowa - Six men from China including the CEO of a seed corn subsidiary of a Chinese conglomerate have been charged with conspiring to steal patented seed corn from two of the nation's leading seed developers, prosecutors said Thursday.
WASHINGTON - A panel of federal health advisers has overwhelmingly backed the benefits of an experimental diabetes drug that uses a new method to reduce blood sugar, setting aside previous concerns about the pill's safety.
BILLINGS, Montana - Wildlife officials in the northern Rockies say it's time to lift Endangered Species Act protections for hundreds of grizzly bears in and around Yellowstone National Park, a move some environmental groups opposed Thursday as premature.
JOHANNESBURG - The sign language interpreter at Nelson Mandela's memorial says he suffers from schizophrenia and hallucinated and saw angels while gesturing incoherently just 3 feet away from President Barack Obama and other world leaders, outraging deaf people worldwide who said his signs amounted to gibberish.
WASHINGTON - After years of bitter friction within Republican circles, House Speaker John Boehner is lashing out against hard-line conservative and tea party groups - the latest GOP establishment figure to join the increasingly public battle roiling the party.
SALT LAKE CITY - Much of northern Utah was under a health alert Thursday as lung-busting soot counts signaled the arrival of another air pollution season that coincides with cold and stagnant air, which can trap industrial and tailpipe emission close to the ground.