Posted: 10/13/2013 - A major cold case has been cracked in New York, where police say a relative has admitted sexually assaulting and smothering a four-year-old girl found in a picnic cooler in 1991.
Posted: 10/13/2013 - "Gravity" won't be held down.
Posted: 10/13/2013 - A spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross in Damascus says seven of the group's workers have been kidnapped in northern Syria.
Updated: 10/13/2013 - A crowd has converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.
Posted: 10/13/2013 - The lingering federal shutdown is a transforming a musty debate over the role of government in America into a coast-to-coast, prime-time reality show.
Posted: 10/13/2013 - For the second straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.
Posted: 10/13/2013 - Saturday was a day of disruption for shoppers using food stamps in 17 states across the country.
Posted: 10/12/2013 - People in Ohio, Michigan and several other states found themselves unable to use their food stamp debit cards on Saturday, after a routine check by vendor Xerox Corp. resulted in a system failure. Shoppers from Maine to Oklahoma had to abandon baskets of groceries because they couldn't access their benefits.
Posted: 10/12/2013 - The Grand Canyon is welcoming tourists back after Arizona struck a deal with the federal government to reopen the national park.
Posted: 10/12/2013 - The Senate has rejected a Democratic effort to extend the government's ability to borrow money through next year.
Posted: 10/12/2013 - For many lawmakers who support their families on their government salary, withholding pay or donating it to charity can be difficult.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - President Barack Obama is getting an earful on the budget standoff from Republican leaders and from business owners.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - Arizona and New York have reached deals with the Interior Department to reopen Grand Canyon National Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument using state funds until the federal government reopens.
Updated: 10/12/2013 - Authorities say a logging truck collided with a train taking passengers on a tour amid fall foliage in the West Virginia mountains, killing one person and injuring 23 people Friday.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has banked nearly $2.3 million since July, pushing his overall fundraising total to $17.7 million for the election cycle.
Posted: 10/11/2013 - The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for working to eliminate the scourge that has haunted generations from World War I to the battlefields of Syria.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - A jury says Toyota Motor Corp. is not liable for the death of a California woman who was killed when her 2006 Camry apparently accelerated and crashed despite her efforts to stop.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - Families of fallen troops will be assured of receiving death benefits under legislation President Barack Obama signed Thursday amid a national firestorm over the payments being suspended during the partial government shutdown.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama and Republican leaders reached no specific determination on how to end the partial government shutdown or raise the nation's debt ceiling. The White House, however, described the meeting as good and said Obama looked forward to progress.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - University of New Mexico Hospital officials say the passenger in a fiery crash at Albuquerque's annual balloon fiesta remains in critical condition Thursday.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - Two owners of The Philadelphia Inquirer have sued their company and publisher over the firing of Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Bill Marimow.
Posted: 10/10/2013 - Republican Senate Leader Mitch McConnell is running a new radio ad in his home state blaming Democrats for the government shutdown and pledging to donate his pay to charity until the dispute is resolved.
Updated: 10/10/2013 - Republican Matt Bevin has hired a national communications director to work on his U.S. Senate campaign.
Updated: 10/10/2013 - Spectators whooped and cheered as endurance swimmer Diana Nyad (NY'-ad) ended her 48-hour swim in Manhattan to benefit victims of Superstorm Sandy.