Posted: 12/08/2013 - After a New York commuter train derailment killed four people, two federal lawmakers want trains to be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.
Posted: 12/08/2013 - Wildlife officials say that after losing sight of a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades, they are ceasing rescue efforts.
Updated: 12/08/2013 - As north Texas banks on warmer temperatures to melt an icy glaze, most of Virginia is bracing for a storm that already has brought rain, sleet, snow and freezing rain to the state.
Posted: 12/07/2013 - Federal health officials began quietly urging counselors around the country this week to stop using paper applications to enroll people in insurance under the health overhaul because of concerns those applications would not be processed in time.
Posted: 12/07/2013 - Doctors are reporting a major advance against leukemia and other blood cancers.
Updated: 12/07/2013 - A late fall cold snap that has gripped much of the country and forced people to deal with frigid temperatures, power outages by the thousands and treacherous roads has Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic in its icy sights next.
Posted: 12/07/2013 - China has its sights set on exporting its fruit to the United States. And growers in Washington, who harvest the bulk of America's apple crop, are OK with it.
Updated: 12/07/2013 - In their first statement since his death, Nelson Mandela's family says they've "lost a great man, a son of the soil."
Updated: 12/07/2013 - About 3,000 people are expected to gather at Pearl Harbor to commemorate the anniversary of the 1941 Japanese attack that launched the U.S. into World War II.
Posted: 12/07/2013 - President Barack Obama is calling on Congress to extend benefits for the long-term unemployed before they expire at the end of the year.
Posted: 12/06/2013 - Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations with nine, but left-of-center hip-hop stars Kendrick Lamar and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis were among a group of young performers who took many of the major nominations.
Posted: 12/06/2013 - U.S. consumers increased their spending in October even though their wages and salaries barely increased, raising questions about how strong the economy will grow at the end of the year.
Updated: 12/06/2013 - A fourth straight month of solid hiring cut the U.S. unemployment rate to a five-year low of 7 percent in November, an encouraging sign for the economy.
Posted: 12/06/2013 - European Union antitrust regulators have raided the offices of several companies that make and sell consumer electronics and domestic appliances online, in an investigation into whether they artificially boosting the prices of goods online.
Posted: 12/06/2013 - The number of babies born in the U.S. may be leveling off after years of decline.
Updated: 12/06/2013 - U.S. Sen. Rand Paul says lower taxes could help revive Detroit, a city trying to emerge from bankruptcy.
Updated: 12/06/2013 - People across South Africa are commemorating Nelson Mandela with song, tears and prayers as the government prepares funeral ceremonies that will draw leaders and other dignitaries from around the globe.