posted: 12/07/2013 4:10 a.m.
A frigid winter storm iced power lines and runways across the South, grounding flights, knocking out electricity to thousands of customers and killing several people across the country.
posted: 12/07/2013 4:08 a.m.
Invoking the memory of Nelson Mandela, the South African statesman who died Thursday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that “we are closer than we have been in years” to a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
posted: 12/07/2013 4:06 a.m.
Standing on the deck of the Navy’s USS Ponce, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said the United States is entering a new nuclear pact with Iran “very clear eyed” and it remains to be seen whether Tehran is serious about keeping its nuclear development peaceful.
posted: 12/07/2013 4:05 a.m.
Facing a standoff in the Senate, the top Democrats and Republicans on Congress’ military panels are working on a backup plan to ensure that they complete a far-reaching defense policy bill before year’s end.
posted: 12/07/2013 4:04 a.m.
It is possible there were problems with the enrollment records for a quarter of all the people who signed up for health insurance through the federal marketplace in October and November, the Obama administration said Friday, raising questions about whether consumers will get coverage in time to pay for their medical care next month.
posted: 12/07/2013 4:03 a.m.
The Obama administration said Friday that it will allow some companies to kill or injure bald and golden eagles for up to 30 years without penalty, an effort to spur development and investment in “green” energy while balancing its environmental consequences.
posted: 12/07/2013 3:56 a.m.
Yemeni military investigators said 12 militants, mostly Saudis, were responsible for an attack Thursday on the Defense Ministry’s complex in the capital.
posted: 12/07/2013 3:51 a.m.
Hackers using malicious software have scooped up the user names and passwords for about 2 million accounts on some of the most popular websites, including Facebook and Google, security researchers say.
posted: 12/07/2013 3:45 a.m.
A judge has ruled that the contentious sale of 32 American Indian Hopi masks can go ahead next week.
posted: 12/07/2013 3:44 a.m.
QUOTE OF THE DAY “We see more and more evidence that the administration was fully aware its signature health-care law was not ready for prime time.” Rep. Fred Upton, R-Mich., chairman of the House committee in charge of investigating the federal healthinsurance exchange, referring to an announcement that a portion of enrollment records could have problems
posted: 12/07/2013 3:43 a.m.
Someone was willing to pay big bucks for an early glimpse of what would become the Boss’ “runaway American dream.”
posted: 12/07/2013 3:42 a.m.
U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran of Mississippi, who turns 76 today, will seek a seventh term in 2014, setting up a Republican primary that pits an incumbent who has delivered billions of dollars to his home state against state Sen. Chris McDaniel, 42, a Tea Party-backed challenger who says federal spending is out of control.
posted: 12/07/2013 3:35 a.m.
Exxon Mobil on Friday formally challenged federal allegations that it had violated nine safety regulations before its Pegasus pipeline ruptured last spring, spilling an estimated 210,000 gallons of heavy crude oil into a Mayflower neighborhood.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:26 a.m.
Some people shopping for insurance on the federal marketplace are being informed that they’re eligible for Medicaid and that their information is being sent to state officials to sign them up.
posted: 12/06/2013 3:23 a.m.
Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn signed landmark legislation Thursday to overhaul Illinois’ underfunded pension system, though the new law is certain to face lawsuits by labor unions.