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Senate Democrats craft bill to avert budget cuts

Updated: 02/11/2013 - Top Senate Democrats have prepared a plan to slice the Pentagon's budget by $3 billion a year in an attempt to avoid far steeper cuts this year that defense hawks warn would cripple the military.

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Govt: $4.2B recovered in probing health care fraud

Updated: 02/11/2013 - The government says it recovered almost $8 for each dollar it spent investigating health care fraud over the past three years, including a record $4.2 billion last year.

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Ohio mayor resigns over accusations of gay slurs

Posted: 02/09/2013 - The mayor of a southeastern Ohio town has resigned over accusations that she repeatedly called a gay police officer "queer" in front of his colleagues and created a hostile work environment.

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Snowstorm snips power for more than 664,000

Updated: 02/09/2013 - Digging out is going more smoothly in some parts of the Northeast than others after a snowstorm shrouded the New York-to-Boston corridor in 1 to 3 feet of snow.

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NYC, New England brace for 1 to 3 feet of snow

Posted: 02/08/2013 - A storm that forecasters warned could be a blizzard for the history books began battering the New York-to-Boston corridor Friday, grounding flights, closing workplaces and sending people rushing to get home ahead of a possible 1 to 3 feet of snow.

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Southern diet, fried foods, may raise stroke risk

Updated: 02/07/2013 - Deep-fried foods may be causing trouble in the Deep South. A study finds that people who consume a lot of fried foods and drinks like sweet tea and soda were 41 percent more likely to suffer a stroke than people who ate that way about once a month.

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Manhunt for ex-cop accused of killing 3

Updated: 02/08/2013 - Los Angeles police say an ex-LA cop sought for two weekend killings is a suspect in a Thursday morning shooting in nearby Riverside that killed one officer and critically wounded another.

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Letter carriers union: Ending Saturday mail is 'disastrous idea'

Posted: 02/06/2013 - The head of the letter carriers union says it's a "disastrous idea" to end Saturday mail delivery. Under the plan -- aimed at saving up to $2 billion a year -- mail would go to homes and businesses from Monday through Friday.

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