Stories for July 20, 2013
Can astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's "giant leap for mankind" be permanently preserved? Two House Democrats want to do just that: They proposed a bill to create a national historic park for the Apollo 11 mission -- on the moon. The legislation would designate a park on the moon to honor that first mission, as well as preserve artifacts from other lunar missions
One year ago, a hail of gunfire interrupted a midnight screening of the Batman film The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colo., sending theatergoers scrambling for cover. Twelve people were killed and 70 others wounded in the mass shooting.
The Rev. Al Sharpton's National Action Network says it has organized rallies and vigils in 100 cities across the country to press for civil rights charges against George Zimmerman after he was acquitted in last year's fatal shooting of black teen Trayvon Martin.
Long-time White House correspondent Helen Thomas, who covered every president from Eisenhower to Obama, has died at age 92, according to The Gridiron Club & Foundation.
The U.S. has been pushing the Taliban and the Afghan government to find a political solution for the past year and a half. But every time it seems the parties are close to starting peace talks, a new demand or controversy arises and nothing happens.
Detroit was supposed to be a showplace of the urban renaissance.
Civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., is scheduled to appear at Comic-Con International in San Diego today to discuss a graphic novel trilogy based on his life.
Few Detroiters think the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history is great news.
It was the eve of a series of votes to end GOP filibusters of seven presidential appointees, and Democrats had vowed they would resort to the "nuclear option" and get rid of such filibusters altogether should any of those stalled nominees remain blocked.
President Obama broke his silence on the Trayvon Martin shooting case Friday, speaking publicly for the first time since a Florida jury acquitted George Zimmerman.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.