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A single spiteful email unlocks a Pandora's box

Updated: 11/15/2012 - An anonymous writer warned Gen. John Allen in an email that his friend, Florida socialite Jill Kelley, was trouble and that he should stay away from her.

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Survey: New grads can expect modest rise in hiring

Posted: 11/15/2012 - Prospects for new college graduates looking for work, especially those with associate degrees, are expected to increase next year, but not so for people with MBA degrees.

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Owner of meningitis-linked pharmacy takes Fifth

Updated: 11/15/2012 - The owner and director of the specialty pharmacy tied to a deadly meningitis outbreak has declined to testify before a congressional committee investigating the matter.

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Obama: U.S. can't afford across-the-board tax hike

Updated: 11/15/2012 - President Barack Obama says he will not agree to any budget deal that extends current tax rates for the wealthiest taxpayers and says their rates should rise to help raise revenue.

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Oxford chooses 'omnishambles,' 'gif' as words of the year

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Each year Oxford University Press tracks how the English language is changing and chooses a word that best reflects the mood of the year. The publisher typically chooses separate British and American winners.

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School bus dodging driver forced to hold 'idiot' sign

Posted: 11/13/2012 - A woman caught on camera driving on a sidewalk to avoid a Cleveland school bus that was unloading children is standing in the cold at an intersection holding a sign warning people about idiots.

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Obama to discuss 'fiscal cliff' with labor leaders

Posted: 11/13/2012 - President Barack Obama is opening a new campaign to build pressure on Congress to cut the federal debt the way he sees fit, meeting with labor leaders who want lawmakers to raise taxes on the wealthy and prevent cuts to health benefits for seniors.

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Late-payment rate on mortgages declined in 3Q

Posted: 11/13/2012 - Credit reporting agency TransUnion says that the percentage of mortgage holders at least two months behind on their payments fell in the third quarter to 5.41 percent.

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FBI preparing timeline of its Petraeus probe

Updated: 11/13/2012 - The FBI is preparing a timeline of the criminal investigation that exposed CIA Director David Petraeus' extramarital affair so it can explain to lawmakers why they weren't notified of the probe months ago.

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Obama to discuss 'fiscal cliff' with labor leaders

Posted: 11/13/2012 - President Barack Obama is opening a new campaign to build pressure on Congress to cut the federal debt the way he sees fit, meeting with labor leaders who want lawmakers to raise taxes on the wealthy and prevent cuts to health benefits for seniors.

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General investigated for emails to Petraeus friend

Updated: 11/13/2012 - The Pentagon says the top American commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Allen, is under investigation for alleged "inappropriate communications" with Jill Kelley, the woman who is said to have received threatening emails from Paula Broadwell, the woman with whom former CIA Director David Petraeus had an extramarital affair.

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UPS ends grants to Boy Scouts over discrimination

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The UPS Foundation says it will no longer give grants to the Boy Scouts of America as long as the group excludes gays and lesbians from being scouts or scout leaders.

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Lawmakers to examine former CIA director's affair

Posted: 11/12/2012 - The affair between former CIA director David Petraeus and Paula Broadwell will be the subject of meetings this week involving congressional intelligence committee leaders and top officials from the FBI and the CIA.

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More women have driver's licenses than men in U.S.

Posted: 11/12/2012 - Women are passing men on the nation's roads. A study by the University of Michigan's Transportation Research Institute says more women have driver's licenses than men.

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Info emerges about 2nd woman in Petraeus case

Updated: 11/12/2012 - A senior U.S. military official identified the woman who serves as an unpaid social liaison to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, where the military's Central Command and Special Operations Command are located.

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