- Congress renews undetectable gun ban just in time Updated: Dec-10-13 3:18 am
- Tech firms vie to protect personal data, profits Updated: Dec-10-13 3:11 am
- Former defense contractor enters guilty plea Updated: Dec-10-13 2:43 am
- Uruguay's legal pot plan on verge of adoption Updated: Dec-10-13 12:11 am
- Mayor of Colombia's capital ordered removed Updated: Dec-09-13 11:11 pm
- NYT reporters sue Homeland Security in FOIA fight Updated: Dec-09-13 9:56 pm
- Flight 93 Pa. crash site valued at $1.5 million Updated: Dec-09-13 9:16 pm
- Highlights of bill extending undetectable gun ban Updated: Dec-09-13 9:14 pm
- Ohio state school board member who lobbied resigns Updated: Dec-09-13 7:36 pm
- Big tech companies lash out at government snooping Updated: Dec-09-13 7:02 pm
- Ex-San Diego mayor sentenced for harassment Updated: Dec-09-13 6:48 pm
- Mall victim's family focuses on gun violence Updated: Dec-09-13 6:30 pm
- Health care debate has trust, politics themes, too Updated: Dec-09-13 5:21 pm
- Fire district fined $5,000, violated meetings law Updated: Dec-09-13 5:04 pm
- Critics: Montana judge deserves more than censure Updated: Dec-09-13 4:59 pm
- Court orders new trials for former Conn. mayor Updated: Dec-09-13 4:43 pm
- Report: NSA spying on virtual worlds, online games Updated: Dec-09-13 4:26 pm
- Kitzhaber running for 4th term as Ore. governor Updated: Dec-09-13 3:43 pm
- NY Senate GOP opposes public funds for campaigns Updated: Dec-09-13 2:17 pm
- Senate Republicans change up fundraising effort Updated: Dec-09-13 12:57 pm
- Judge denies lawmaker's bid to drop state's case Updated: Dec-09-13 12:46 pm
- Indonesian politician given 16-year term for graft Updated: Dec-09-13 12:02 pm
- Kuwait court clears 70 over parliament storming Updated: Dec-09-13 7:44 am
- Ex-colleague sets protest over Yale prof's death Updated: Dec-09-13 6:47 am
- IOC to remind athletes against protests in Sochi Updated: Dec-09-13 5:43 am
WASHINGTON - Congress' easy renewal of an expiring ban on undetectable plastic guns belies the larger reality that one year after the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, major new firearms restrictions have little chance of enactment anytime soon.
SAN FRANCISCO - Even as Silicon Valley speaks out against the U.S. government's surveillance methods, technology companies are turning a handsome profit by mining personal data and peering into people's online habits.
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia - A former Defense Department contractor is facing prison time after pleading guilty to charges related to the removal of classified materials.
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - Uruguay's plan to set up a legal, regulated marijuana market has reached its final legislative stage, with the Senate expected to approve the plan by late Tuesday and send it to President Jose Mujica for his signature.
BOGOTA, Colombia - Colombia's inspector-general ordered Bogota's left-leaning mayor removed from office Monday and banished from politics for 15 years, deeming unconstitutional his behavior in a showdown last year with private garbage collectors.
NEW YORK - Two reporters for The New York Times have sued the Department of Homeland Security after they were questioned at an airport as they headed to overseas assignments.
PITTSBURGH - The site where United Airlines Flight 93 crashed on Sept. 11, 2001, is worth more than the government paid for it but far less than the former owner claimed, according to a commission report released Monday.
Highlights of legislation that received final congressional approval on Monday from the Senate prohibiting undetectable plastic firearms.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - A member of Ohio's state school board resigned Monday after questions arose over his work as a lobbyist. He cited an ethics opinion suggesting the arrangement was illegal.
WASHINGTON - Silicon Valley is escalating pressure on President Barack Obama to curb the U.S. government surveillance programs that vacuum personal information off the Internet and threaten the technology industry's financial livelihood.
SAN DIEGO - When he was mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner waited to be alone with women to kiss, grope and manhandle them without any witnesses, according to a probation officer's report released after he was sentenced Monday to home confinement.
PORTLAND, Oregon - Cindy Yuille's family - and 4-year-old dog, Jack - will hold a funeral soon for her, about a year after she was killed. She told her family she wanted to be buried in the backyard of their Portland home, but instead her husband, daughter and son have been spreading her ashes all over the world - the Bahamas, Florida, Canada's Lake Louise.
WASHINGTON - For months, the talk was all about computer code. About response times. About glitches and bugs.
PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - A judge has ordered a fire district in Lincoln to be fined $5,000 for violating the state's open meetings law several times.
BILLINGS, Montana - A Montana judge's acknowledgement that he mishandled a teacher-student rape case was rejected as insufficient by women's advocates, who on Monday pressed for a state ethics panel to focus on alleged bias against the victim.
HARTFORD, Connecticut - The Connecticut Appellate Court on Monday overturned the corruption convictions of former Hartford Mayor Eddie Perez and ordered new trials that separate the bribery and extortion charges against him.
LONDON - American and British intelligence operations have been spying on gamers across the world, media outlets reported, saying that the world's most powerful espionage agencies sent undercover agents into virtual universes to monitor activity in online fantasy games such as "World of Warcraft."
PORTLAND, Oregon - Gov. John Kitzhaber was once known as Dr. No for vetoing Republican legislation. Now the Democrat says he's running for re-election with a record and leadership style he describes as centrist.
ALBANY, New York - The bold recommendation of New York's anti-corruption commission to use public money to fund political campaigns so far hasn't improved the chances of getting the idea, prized by Democrats, through the Senate's Republican conference.
ATLANTA - The fundraising arm of the Georgia Senate Republican Caucus has not filed a mid-year campaign finance report nor has it submitted its annual registration with the state ethics commission, records show.
ATLANTA - A judge said Monday he won't dismiss an indictment against Georgia state Sen. Don Balfour, who is accused of double-billing the state and his employer for some expenses.
JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia's corruption court sentenced a former top leader of an Islamic-based political party on Monday to 16 years in jail for corruption and money laundering.
KUWAIT CITY - A Kuwaiti court on Monday acquitted 70 members of the country's opposition, including several former lawmakers, of charges related to the 2011 storming of the parliament in the oil-rich nation.
NEW HAVEN, Connecticut - A former colleague of a Yale University professor who died in police custody is organizing a protest, calling it a "political death."
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - The IOC is finalizing a letter to Olympic athletes reminding them to refrain from demonstrations or political gestures during the Winter Games in Sochi, including any protests against Russia's law banning gay "propaganda."