updated: 07/22/2014 12:38 p.m.
U.S. and European airlines halted flights to Israel on Tuesday after a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
updated: 07/22/2014 1:09 p.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama's health care law is enmeshed in another big legal battle after two federal appeals courts issued contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
posted: 07/22/2014 9:06 a.m.
WILLISTON, N.D. — A large fire broke out early Tuesday at an oil supply company in an industrial part of the western North Dakota oil patch town of Williston.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:49 a.m.
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip -- The top Hamas leader in the Gaza Strip signaled Monday that the Islamic militant group will not agree to an unconditional cease-fire with Israel, while Israel's defense minister pledged to keep fighting "as long as necessary" -- raising new doubt about the highest-level mediation mission in two weeks.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:39 a.m.
Bowing to international pressure Monday, pro-Russia separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it crashed in rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:30 a.m.
President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees working for the federal government and for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the "irrefutable rightness of your cause."
posted: 07/22/2014 4:10 a.m.
Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in 2008 in Afghanistan.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:08 a.m.
Gov. Rick Perry said Monday that he is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops over the next month to the Texas-Mexico border to combat criminals who Republican state leaders say are exploiting a surge of children and families entering the U.S. illegally.
posted: 07/22/2014 4:05 a.m.
A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was convicted Monday of impeding the investigation into the bombing.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:54 a.m.
Workers and retirees approved pension cuts in Detroit's bankruptcy, the city announced Monday, a crucial step to emerging from the largest municipal insolvency in U.S. history.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:49 a.m.
Florida judge puts gay weddings on hold MIAMI -- A Florida Keys judge who last week ruled the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional refused Monday to allow gay couples to begin marrying in Monroe County, citing a pending appeal by the state attorney general.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:48 a.m.
The first trailer for the Fifty Shades of Grey movie will be released this week and the original Christian Grey, Charlie Hunnam, said he can't wait for the finished product.
posted: 07/22/2014 3:47 a.m.
President Barack Obama said, "I'm for it," when asked about the prospect of the District of Columbia becoming the 51st state, speaking at a town hall at a city school in Washington.
posted: 07/21/2014 11:07 a.m.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama on Monday gave employment protection to gay and transgender workers in the federal government and its contracting agencies, after being convinced by advocates of what he called the “irrefutable rightness of your cause.”
posted: 07/21/2014 8:24 a.m.
WASHINGTON — Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know whether his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."