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Cleveland, US Justice Department announce police settlement

Posted: 05/26/2015 - Cleveland has agreed to overhaul its police department under the supervision of a federal monitor in a settlement with the U.S. Justice Department over a pattern of excessive force and other abuses by officers.

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Police: Pressure cooker from suspicious DC vehicle destroyed

Posted: 05/24/2015 - A U.S. Capitol Police spokeswoman says a bomb squad has safely destroyed a pressure cooker found in a "suspicious" vehicle left unattended near the Capitol building and that the vehicle's owner has been arrested.

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Tornado touches down in southwest Houston

Updated: 05/26/2015 - Record rainfall is wreaking havoc across a swath of Texas and the Midwest on Sunday, causing flash floods in normally dry riverbeds, spawning tornadoes and forcing at least 2,000 people to flee.

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John Nash, wife, 'A Beautiful Mind' inspiration, die in NJ

Updated: 05/24/2015 - The Nobel Prize-winning mathematician whose struggle with schizophrenia was chronicled in the 2001 movie "A Beautiful Mind" has died in a car crash along with his wife in New Jersey. John Forbes Nash Jr. was 86.

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Ireland gives resounding 62.1 percent 'yes' to gay marriage

Updated: 05/23/2015 - Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage, leaders on both sides of the Irish referendum declared Saturday after the world's first national vote on the issue.

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Deadline near, Senate faces last-minute vote on Patriot Act

Posted: 05/23/2015 - Unable to end a struggle over how to deal with government surveillance programs, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a last-minute session to consider retaining the National Security Agency's bulk collection of domestic phone records.

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TLC pulls Duggar family series amid misconduct reports

Posted: 05/22/2015 - TLC says it has pulled the reality series "19 Kids and Counting" from its schedule, a move that follows reports of sexual misconduct allegations against Josh Duggar from when he was a juvenile.

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Memorial Day Freebies

Posted: 05/22/2015 - Memorial Day was created after the Civil War to honor veterans, and many companies are offering free rewards to current or former military personnel.

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Dollar Tree to sell 330 Family Dollar stores

Posted: 05/21/2015 - Dollar Tree says it expects to reach a deal in the coming days to sell about 330 Family Dollar stores in order to receive approval of its $8.5 billion takeover of Family Dollar.

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31-state deal should make credit report errors easier to fix

Posted: 05/20/2015 - The three main credit reporting agencies in the U.S. have struck a multistate settlement agreement that requires them to move more quickly to fix disputed information on credit reports, wait longer before adding items and more carefully scrutinize certain data they're furnished by collection agencies and others.

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