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  • In this Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013 photo, Calvin Parker, Jr., stands in the area where he and fellow Mississippian Charles Hickson were allegedly abducted by aliens on Oct. 11,1973, on the banks of the Pascagoula River in Pascagoula Miss. The incident made headlines, sparked UFO sightings nationwide and became one of the most widely examined cases on record. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

    Man Says 1973 UFO Incident Turned Life Upside Down

    PASCAGOULA, Miss. (AP) — Charles Hickson never regretted the notoriety that came his way after he told authorities he encountered an unidentified flying object and its occupants 40 years ago on the banks of the Pascagoula River. Until his death […]

  • A protester giving only her first name as Nancy holds up a sign calling for an end to the U.S. government shut down on Capitol Hill in Washington, October 10, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Obama, Republicans Continue Talks After White House Meeting

    WASHINGTON – Republicans offered a plan to President Barack Obama on Thursday that would postpone a possible U.S. default in a sign the two sides may be moving to end the standoff that has shuttered large parts of the […]

  • FILE - Vicki Maturo, of Culver City, Calif., protests against the government shutdown which started a day earlier, outside the federal building in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. An Associated Press-GfK poll conducted Oct. 3-7, 2013 held Republicans more responsible for the gridlock, with 62 percent mainly blaming the GOP for the shutdown. In contrast, 52 percent believed the president isn’t doing enough to cooperate with the Republicans, according to the survey. The poll also said 82 percent of Democrats see the shutdown as a major problem for the country, compared with 58 percent of Republicans and 57 percent of independents. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

    Americans Voice Anger, Frustration In Stalemate

    The regular book study group at the Rev. Tim Ahrens’ church in middle America always ends with a prayer – most deeply personal, often about a family or friend’s illness. But after one recent meeting, the members held hands in […]

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  • 4 Americans Meet Snowden To Give Him An Award

    4 Americans Meet Snowden To Give Him An Award

    MOSCOW  — Four former U.S. government officials who met with former National Security Agency systems analyst Edward Snowden said Thursday that he is adjusting to life in Russia and expresses no regrets about leaking highly classified information. Separately, Snowden’s father […]

  • A handout photo released by the U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center (ECBC) to Reuters on October 10, 2013 shows specialized technicians from ECBC's Chemical Biological Application and Risk Reduction (CBARR) Business Unit work on the Field Deployable Hydrolysis System (FDHS), a new Department of Defense (DoD) elimination technology designed to neutralize bulk amount of known chemical warfare agents and their precursors. REUTERS/The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center/Handout

    U.S. Suggests Destruction Unit For Syria’s Chemical Weapons

    AMSTERDAM/WASHINGTON – The Pentagon is suggesting the world’s chemical weapons watchdog use a U.S.-made mobile destruction unit in Syria to neutralize the country’s toxic stockpile, officials told Reuters.
    It gave a briefing on the unit on Tuesday to officials at the Hague-based Organization […]

  • House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013. President Barack Obama is pressuring Boehner to hold votes to avoid a potentially catastrophic default and re-open the federal government, as a new poll indicated Republicans could pay a political price for Washington's fiscal paralysis.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    House GOP Leaders Seek Short-Term Debt Extension

    WASHINGTON  — House Speaker John Boehner planned to ask fractious Republican lawmakers on Thursday to support a six-week extension of the government’s ability to borrow money, even as Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress of “irrevocable damage” that an unprecedented […]

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  • Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of the Army John McHugh stand by as soldiers carry the flag-draped transfer case containing the remains of U.S. Army Pfc. Cody J. Patterson at Dover Air Force Base. (Patrick Smith / Getty Images / October 9, 2013)

    The Fisher House Foundation Charity To Pay Military Death Benefits

    WASHINGTON  — The Obama administration, scrambling to tamp down a controversy over suspended death benefits for the families of fallen troops, announced Wednesday that a charity would pick up the costs of the payments during the government shutdown.
    “The Fisher House […]

  • In this Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013 photo, Egyptians crowd a shopping at a market in Cairo, Egypt. Egypt’s capital has long been proud of its nickname, “Mother of the World” _ a city of 18 million, buzzing and lively, fun-loving and never sleeping. But Cairo’s spirit has been deeply wounded 32 months of turmoil, bloodshed, two “revolutions,” and a military coup. Cairenes now talk of a new callousness and edginess, suspicion of outsiders, bitter divisions between Islamists _ all fueling a longing for normalcy.  (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

    U.S. Expected To Slash Aid To Egyptian Government

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei  — U.S. officials said Wednesday that the Obama administration is poised to slash hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt. The announcement is expected this week, once official notifications have been […]

  • FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2013, photo Rick Hohensee of Washington holds a "Fire Congress" sign near the House steps on Capitol Hill in Washington. A new poll says Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown. The Associated Press-GfK survey finds plenty of disdain to go around as people size up the federal impasse. Most now disapprove of the way President Barack Obama is handling his job. And Congress’ approval rating is a perilous 5 percent.   (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

    Poll: GOP Gets The Blame In Shutdown

    WASHINGTON  — Americans are holding Republicans primarily responsible for the partial government shutdown as public esteem sinks for all players in the impasse, President Barack Obama among them, according to a new poll. It’s a struggle with no heroes.
    The Associated […]

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  • A combination of pictures shows (L-R) Special Agent Joseph M. Peters, 24, 1st Lt. Jennifer M. Moreno, 25, Pfc. Cody J. Patterson, 24, and Sgt. Patrick C. Hawkins, 25, are pictured in this combination photo of undated handout photos released to Reuters on October 8, 2013.
Credit: Reuters/U.S. Army/Handout

    Shutdown Slows Aid To Families Of U.S. Troops Killed In Afghanistan

    WASHINGTON – For the families of four U.S. soldiers killed by insurgents in Afghanistan on Sunday, the partial U.S. government shutdown will take a particularly personal toll.
    The Pentagon says it is not allowed to pay these families a “death gratuity,” as long […]

  • Did The Obama Administration Swap ‘Black’ Detention Sites For Ships?

    Did The Obama Administration Swap ‘Black’ Detention Sites For Ships?

    WASHINGTON — Instead of sending suspected terrorists to Guantanamo Bay or secret CIA “black” sites for interrogation, the Obama administration is questioning terrorists for as long as it takes aboard U.S. naval vessels.
    And it’s doing it in a way that […]

  • This undated photo provided by his family's attorney on Friday, Oct. 4, 2013 shows Edwin Mieses Jr. after he was struck by an SUV during a motorcycle rally in New York that turned violent on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013. He suffered a broken spine, fractured ribs, a punctured lung and a torn aortic valve, his defense attorney, Gloria Allred, said Friday. His injuries may have left him paralyzed. (AP Photo/Family Photo via Gloria Allred)

    Official: NY Undercover Cop Present At Bike Rally

    NEW YORK — Authorities are investigating whether an undercover police officer present at a motorcycle rally witnessed a violent confrontation between an SUV driver and a swarm of bikers and didn’t immediately report it, a law enforcement official said Saturday.
    The […]

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  • U.S. Forces Hit Extremists Behind E. Africa Attacks

    U.S. Forces Hit Extremists Behind E. Africa Attacks

    MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — In a stealthy seaside assault in Somalia and in a raid in Libya’s capital, U.S. military forces on Saturday struck out against Islamic extremists who have carried out terrorist attacks in East Africa, snatching a man […]

  • AP Sources: Navy SEALs Raid Somali Town

    AP Sources: Navy SEALs Raid Somali Town

    MOGADISHU, Somalia  — U.S. Navy SEALs carried out a pre-dawn raid Saturday on a coastal town in southern Somalia looking for a specific al-Qaida suspect linked to the Nairobi shopping mall attack, but did not get their target, a U.S. […]

  • U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel speaks during a briefing on the Defense Department's FY2014 budget at the Pentagon in Washington in this file photo taken April 10, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/Files

    Pentagon To Recall Most Furloughed Workers, Easing Shutdown Pain

    WASHINGTON  – The Pentagon said on Saturday it would recall most of the roughly 400,000 civilian Defense Department employees sent home during the government shutdown, in a move that could greatly lessen the impact of the shutdown on America’s armed […]

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  • CORRECTS AMY CAREY TO AMY CAREY-JONES - Amy Carey-Jones, center, sister of Mariam Carey, listens as her sister Valarie, left, takes questions from the media outside her home in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, Friday, Oct. 4, 2013, in New York. Law-enforcement authorities have identified Miriam Carey, 34, as the woman who, with a 1-year-old child in her car, led Secret Service and police on a harrowing chase in Washington from the White House past the Capitol Thursday, attempting to penetrate the security barriers at both national landmarks before she was shot to death, police said. The child survived. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

    Sisters Question Fatal Shooting In D.C. Police Chase

    NEW YORK  — The sisters of a woman who was fatally shot in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier say she was not a criminal and police should not have shot her.
    “We’re still very […]

  • Oct. 4, 2013. The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and the man's identity was not disclosed. (AP Photo/Katy Scheflen)

    Man Sets Himself On Fire On The National Mall

    WASHINGTON  — A man set himself on fire on the National Mall in the nation’s capital as passers-by rushed over to help douse the flames, officials and witnesses said Friday afternoon.
    The reason for the self-immolation was not immediately clear and […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama delivers remarks on the government funding impasse at M. Luis Construction, a local small business in Rockville, Maryland, near Washington, October 3, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Obama Cancels Asia Tour Over Shutdown; Raises Questions On U.S. Pivot

    WASHINGTON/NUSA DUA, Indonesia  – President Barack Obama called off plans to visit Asia and attend two summits because of the U.S. government shutdown, raising questions about the strategic “pivot” to the region that he announced just two years ago.
    Obama had […]

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  • U.S. Shutdown Seen Dragging On As Debt Ceiling Fight Nears

    U.S. Shutdown Seen Dragging On As Debt Ceiling Fight Nears

    The shutdown of the U.S. government appeared likely to drag on for another week and possibly longer as lawmakers consumed day three of the shutdown with a stalling game and there was no end in sight until the next crisis […]

  • Driver Shot Dead In Dramatic Car Chase At U.S. Capitol

    Driver Shot Dead In Dramatic Car Chase At U.S. Capitol

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    WASHINGTON – A dramatic car chase through the streets of Washington from near the White House to the U.S. Capitol ended in gunfire on Thursday when law enforcement officers shot and killed the driver as lawmakers and aides huddled […]

  • VIDEO: Motociclista Buscado Por La Justicia

    VIDEO: Motociclista Buscado Por La Justicia

    Deberá responder ante la justicia un motociclista de Nueva York que causó un accidente y posteriormente una golpiza.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Japan's Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida, right, attend their joint news conference with U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Japan's Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera after the Japan-U.S. security talks in Tokyo Thursday, Oct. 3, 2013. (AP Photo/Issei Kato, Pool)

    Kerry: ‘Diplomatic Malpractice’ Not To Engage Iran

    TOKYO  — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Thursday it would be “diplomatic malpractice of the worst order” not to test Iran’s willingness to comply with international demands over its nuclear program.
    In his first public comments since Israeli Prime […]

  • Brian Panish, attorney for the Michael Jackson family delivers his closing argument to jurors in a packed courtroom in Los Angeles, September 24, 2013. REUTERS/Al Seib/Pool

    LA Jury Finds Promoter Not Liable In Michael Jackson’s Death

    LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles jury found unanimously on Wednesday that concert promoter AEG Live was not liable in the wrongful death lawsuit brought by family members of pop star Michael Jackson.
    The verdict, which found that the doctor the company […]

  • U.S. President Barack Obama speaks alongside Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, September 30, 2013. REUTERS/Jason Reed

    Netanyahu To Obama – Tighten Sanctions If Iran Defies West

    WASHINGTON – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu urged U.S. President Barack Obama on Monday to step up sanctions on Iran if it pursues its disputed nuclear drive while negotiating with the West.
    Seeking to ease Israeli concerns about U.S. diplomatic engagement with Iran, Obama […]

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  • Netanyahu Urges US To Keep Iran Sanctions In Place

    Netanyahu Urges US To Keep Iran Sanctions In Place

    WASHINGTON  — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday urged President Barack Obama to keep tough economic sanctions on Iran in place, even as the U.S. weighs a potential warming of relations and a restart of nuclear negotiations with Tehran’s […]

  • The U.S. House of Representatives remains fully lit during a rare late-night Saturday session at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, September 28, 2013. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

    U.S. House Moves Federal Government Closer To Shutdown

    WASHINGTON – In a decision that could make a U.S. government shutdown hard to avoid on Tuesday, the House of Representatives on Saturday prepared to reject an emergency spending bill approved by the Senate and push instead to delay President […]

  • VIDEO: Al-Shabab: Kenya Mall Attack is Just ‘Act 1’

    VIDEO: Al-Shabab: Kenya Mall Attack is Just ‘Act 1’

    New U.S. intelligence suggests al-Shabab might be planning more attacks against Western targets.

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  • Members of the United Nations Security Council raise their hands as they vote unanimously to approve a resolution eradicating Syria's chemical arsenal during a Security Council meeting during the 68th United Nations General Assembly in New York on September 27, 2013. REUTERS/Keith Bedford (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS)

    U.N. Security Council Demands Elimination Of Syria Chemical Arms

    UNITED NATIONS – The U.N. Security Council adopted a resolution on Friday that demands the eradication of Syria’s chemical weapons but does not threaten automatic punitive action against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government if it does not comply.
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    The unanimous […]

  • Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia makes gestures as he speaks at the Northern Virginia Technology Council's (NVTC) Titans breakfast gathering in McLean, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. Scalia was the featured speaker at the speaker series sponsored by the Council. The 77-year-old justice, currently the longest serving on the nine-member court, is scheduled to discuss the art of persuasion as well as major constitutional issues.  (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Scalia Expects NSA Wiretaps To End Up In Court

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia says the courts will ultimately have to determine the legality of wiretapping by the National Security Agency.
    And he’s not sure that’s a good thing.
    Scalia addressed NSA wiretapping Wednesday in a speech […]

  • President Obama Sets Stage For Shift With Iran

    President Obama Sets Stage For Shift With Iran

    President Barack Obama laid out his approach to Iran, Syria and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process in a speech to world leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

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  • A Wells Fargo sign is seen outside a banking branch in New York July 13, 2012. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

    Wells Fargo Fails To Win Dismissal Of U.S. Mortgage Fraud Case

    NEW YORK – Wells Fargo & Co failed to win dismissal of a lawsuit in which the U.S. government accused the nation’s largest mortgage lender of fraud by lying about the quality of home loans it submitted to a government […]

  • President Obama speaks at The United Nations

    President Obama Pledges Diplomacy With Iran, Puts Onus On Rouhani

    UNITED NATIONS – President Barack Obama said on Tuesday the United States was ready to engage diplomatically with longtime foe Iran but put the onus on the new Iranian president to prove he is serious about pursuing a nuclear deal.
    Striking a cautiously […]

  • VIDEO: Income Investing: Did the Fed Mislead?

    VIDEO: Income Investing: Did the Fed Mislead?

    Or did investors jump to conclusions? Mike Aneiro explains. Plus: Where to find opportunity in a delayed-taper market.

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  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks during the 68th session of the General Assembly at United Nations headquarters in New York, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013. Kerry was speaking at a high-level meeting about the Millennium Development Goals for persons with disabilities: (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    US Is Edging Closer To High-Level Talks With Iran

    NEW YORK — The Obama administration is edging closer to direct, high-level talks with Iran’s new government. Secretary of State John Kerry is slated to meet his Iranian counterpart this week, and the White House is weighing the risks and […]

  • Bank of America Goes To Trial Over U.S.Fraud Charges

    Bank of America Goes To Trial Over U.S.Fraud Charges

    NEW YORK  – Bank of America Corp heads to trial this week over allegations its Countrywide unit approved deficient home loans in a process called “Hustle,” defrauding Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the U.S. government enterprises that underwrite mortgages.
    In what […]

  • In this Sept. 10, 2013 photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, Iranian President Hasan Rouhani speaks during an interview with state television at the presidency in Tehran, Iran.    The presidents of America and Iran may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries' tense relationship.  (AP Photo/Presidency Office, Rouzbeh Jadidoleslam)

    U.S. And Iran Eye Diplomatic Defrosting At U.N.

    WASHINGTON  — President Barack Obama and Iran’s new president may meet briefly next week for the first time, marking a symbolic but significant step toward easing their countries’ tense relationship. An exchange of letters between the leaders already has raised […]

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  • House Votes To Approves Bill To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

    House Votes To Approves Bill To Cut Food Stamps By $40 Billion

    WASHINGTON  – The Republican-run House of Representatives voted to cut spending on food stamps for the poor by $40 billion over 10 years on Thursday, defying a veto threat from the White House in the name of fiscal reform.
    Majority Leader […]

  • Kerry Says U.N. Security Council Must Act On Syria

    Kerry Says U.N. Security Council Must Act On Syria

    WASHINGTON  – Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday it was essential that a Russia-U.S. deal on eradicating Syria’s chemical weapons arsenal be enforced and that the U.N. Security Council must act on it next week.
    “The Security Council must be […]

  • Hassan Rohani gestures to the media during a news conference in Tehran June 17, 2013. REUTERS/Fars News/Majid Hagdost

    U.S. Says Obama Open To Meeting With Iran’s Rouhani

    WASHINGTON – The White House said on Thursday it was possible that President Barack Obama would meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in New York next week if Tehran signaled it was serious about giving up its nuclear program.
    Obama and […]

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