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FDA panel wants limits on hydrocodone painkillers

Updated: 01/25/2013 - Federal health advisors want new restrictions on hydrocodone, the highly addictive ingredient found in Vicodin and other widely abused prescription painkillers.

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Panetta opens combat roles to women

Updated: 01/23/2013 - Senior defense officials say Pentagon chief Leon Panetta is removing the military's ban on women serving in combat, opening hundreds of thousands of front-line positions and potentially elite commando jobs after more than a decade at war.

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Court: Sex offender Facebook ban unconstitutional

Updated: 01/23/2013 - A federal appeals court has ruled that an Indiana law banning registered sex offenders from accessing Facebook and other social networking sites is unconstitutional.

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New Zealand to eradicate pet cats?

Updated: 01/22/2013 - An environmental advocate in New Zealand is calling on cat owners to neuter their pets and not replace them when they die.

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Nation to honor MLK Jr. as Obama is inaugurated

Posted: 01/21/2013 - The nation will honor civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. today - the same day as it celebrates the inauguration of the first black president to his second term.

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Pa. kindergartner suspended for bubble gun remark

Posted: 01/18/2013 - A 5-year-old Pennsylvania girl who told another girl she was going to shoot her with a pink toy gun that blows soapy bubbles has been suspended from kindergarten.

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Lance Armstrong admits doping to Oprah

Posted: 01/17/2013 - Lance Armstrong confessed to using performance-enhancing drugs to win the Tour de France during an interview with Oprah Winfrey, reversing more than a decade of denial.

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10 Things to know for Thursday

Posted: 01/16/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

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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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