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Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package

Updated: 01/16/2013 - President Barack Obama is announcing a $500 million package of executive actions and legislative proposals aimed at reducing gun violence a month after a mass shooting in Connecticut killed 20 elementary school children.

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House passes Sandy aid bill; Senate is next

Updated: 01/16/2013 - More than 10 weeks after Superstorm Sandy brutalized parts of the heavily populated Northeast, the House approved $50.5 billion in emergency relief despite a large no vote from Republicans.

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Southern storms: Ice, threat of some snow

Posted: 01/15/2013 - Storms crossing the Southeast iced up roads and bridges and caused numerous car accidents in northern Mississippi, while parts of Alabama faced a possibility of some snow.

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Teacher with fear of young kids sues Ohio district

Posted: 01/15/2013 - A former high school teacher is suing the Ohio school district where she used to work, saying its administrators discriminated against her because she has a rare phobia: a fear of young children.

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Town renames Conn. school for slain teacher

Updated: 01/15/2013 - Officials of a town near Newtown, Conn., are renaming a local school for a resident killed in the massacre there and hailed as a hero.

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AP source: Armstrong tells Oprah he doped

Updated: 01/15/2013 - A person familiar with the situation says Lance Armstrong confessed to Oprah Winfrey during an interview Monday that he used performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France.

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Sandy relief package swells aid for past disasters

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Conservatives and watchdog groups are mounting a "not-so-fast" campaign against a $50.7 billion Superstorm Sandy aid package that Northeastern governors and lawmakers hope to push through the House this coming week.

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NY storm commission urges flood walls for subways

Updated: 01/12/2013 - A New York commission formed to examine ways to guard against future storms like Sandy is calling for flood walls in subways, water pumps at airports and sea barriers along the coast among dozens of proposals.

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Obama: US war in Afghanistan winding down

Updated: 01/12/2013 - With the war in Afghanistan winding down after 11 years, President Barack Obama says the time is right for U.S. forces to let Afghans do their own fighting.

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Official: Abducted Indiana boy's mother lived in car

Posted: 01/12/2013 - Authorities have identified a 24-year-old man recently discovered living in Minnesota under an assumed name nearly two decades after his grandparents abducted him from Indiana.

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US budget deficit grows by $260M in December

Posted: 01/11/2013 - The U.S. annual budget deficit is on track to reach $1 trillion for a fifth straight year, though government revenue jumped last month as people paid some taxes early to avoid higher rates in 2013.

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Fed agency retracts reprimand to flatulent worker

Updated: 01/11/2013 - The Social Security Administration issued an official reprimand to the employee after months of flatulence problems, but the agency says it has since retracted the rebuke.

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Judge: Colorado shooting suspect to face trial

Updated: 01/11/2013 - A Colorado judge says there's enough evidence for James Holmes to face trial on charges that he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a movie theater last summer.

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Judge: Movie theater shooting suspect to face trial

Posted: 01/10/2013 - A Colorado judge says there's enough evidence for James Holmes to face trial on charges that allege he killed 12 people and injured 70 others in a movie theater last summer.

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Budget office reports improved revenue in December

Posted: 01/10/2013 - State Budget Director Mary Lassiter is reporting that Kentucky's General Fund revenue rose substantially in December, despite lackluster growth in sales tax receipts and a decline in corporate income tax collections.

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