posted: 09/19/2014 4:43 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Congress cleared the way Thursday for the U.S. military to train and equip Syrian rebels to fight the Islamic State extremist group, ratifying a strategy President Barack Obama outlined last week.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:41 a.m.
Home Depot Inc. said Thursday that a data breach between April and September put about 56 million credit and debit cards at risk.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:39 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Household wealth in the U.S. climbed in the second quarter to a record high, reflecting stock-market gains and higher home prices that are mostly benefiting upper-income Americans.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:37 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Border Patrol will begin testing body-worn cameras on agents next month, the head of its parent agency said Thursday, as the government faces criticism about agents' use of force.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:34 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- Enrollment in health plans offered through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act dipped slightly through this year, falling from about 8 million this spring to 7.3 million in mid-August, the Obama administration announced Thursday.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:32 a.m.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Mark Pryor supported a measure Thursday to fund training and equipment for Syrians fighting against the Islamic State and to continue funding the U.S. government until mid-December.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:29 a.m.
CAMINO, Calif. -- A man was charged with deliberately starting a Northern California wildfire that has shown explosive growth and driven nearly 2,800 people from their homes, authorities said Thursday.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:26 a.m.
Police kill man in St. Louis suburb
posted: 09/19/2014 4:24 a.m.
A Massachusetts woman who threatened to blow up, torture and castrate Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey in what prosecutors called a "persistent and malevolent" cyberstalking campaign has been sentenced to more than four years in prison.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:23 a.m.
Chad Taylor, the Democratic nominee for U.S. Senate in Kansas, was allowed by the state Supreme Court to withdraw his name from the ballot, a move seen as benefiting an independent candidate, Greg Orman, seeking to unseat Republican incumbent Pat Roberts.
posted: 09/19/2014 4:10 a.m.
AUSTIN, Texas — Rescue crews were searching Thursday for a Texas sheriff’s deputy who radioed for help minutes before her empty patrol car was found submerged in floodwaters.
posted: 09/18/2014 5:06 a.m.
The Republican-controlled House voted to give the administration authority to train and arm Syrian rebels on Wednesday as President Barack Obama emphasized anew that American forces "do not and will not have a combat mission" in the struggle against Islamic State militants in either Iraq or Syria.
posted: 09/18/2014 4:52 a.m.
School police departments across the country have taken advantage of free military surplus gear, stocking up on mine-resistant vehicles, grenade launchers and scores of M16 rifles.
posted: 09/18/2014 4:51 a.m.
Teams of firefighters went house-to-house on Wednesday to pin down damage done by a wildfire that officials estimated had destroyed 110 homes and damaged another 90 in the small town of Weed, while another Northern California blaze east of Sacramento was threatening more than 2,000 homes as it burned out of control, officials said.
posted: 09/18/2014 4:48 a.m.
People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic, and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona.