Stories for December 27, 2013
Four American military personnel were detained by the Libyan government and are being held in custody, the State Department confirmed Friday night.
Federal jobless benefits going to 1.3 million Americans will officially expire on Saturday after Congress failed to extend them before leaving for the holiday.
New laws intended to protect undocumented immigrant workers from threats of deportation are about to take effect in California.
Connecticut State Police have released an exhaustive report on last year's Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting in Newtown, offering some new details on the massacre that left 20 first-graders and six educators dead.
It's not been a good year for Florida's citrus industry. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that, for the second year running, the orange crop is expected to be almost 10 percent lower than the previous year.
On Feb. 21, Alexandra Wolff ate steak, mashed potatoes and broccoli for dinner. Later that night, sitting in her room, she spent 20 minutes scanning pictures in InStyle magazine.
North Dakota and western Canada are producing crude oil faster than it can be shipped to refineries.
Blue-collar workers, hit hard by automation and factory offshoring, have been struggling to find high-paying jobs.
The 113th Congress, which just ended its first year, has come to be defined more by what it hasn't done than what it has. With two warring and ideologically polarized parties controlling either end of Capitol Hill, Congress has more or less become a quagmire for policy.
As Latinos surpass whites as California's largest racial or ethnic group early next year, more are getting elected to public office — not so in Escondido.
Update at 5:40 p.m. ET. A&E; Lifts Phil Robertson's Suspension:
Doctors have long suspected that head trauma boosts the risk of getting Alzheimer's disease later on, but the evidence on that has been mixed.
A federal judge has ruled that the National Security Agency's bulk gathering of the telephone records of millions of Americans is legal -- less than two weeks after another federal judge ruled that the program violated the Constitution.
The past year was a busy one for the animal welfare activists who've turned their hidden cameras on confinement facilities where huge numbers of food animals are raised.
Headlines such as this come along every few months:
The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by Fortune) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.
Starting Jan. 1, every woman in the Marines Corps was supposed to meet a new physical standard by performing three pullups. But that's been put off.
As a middle-school student in the 1980s, Lee Buono stayed after school one day to remove the brain and spinal cord from a frog. He did such a good job that his science teacher told him he might become a neurosurgeon someday. That's exactly what Buono did.
When it comes to health care, the rollout of the Affordable Care Act was supposed to be measured in the millions. That's how many people were expected to sign up for insurance to begin on Jan. 1.