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Obama: Proposed budget not his 'ideal plan'

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Confronting bipartisan criticism, President Barack Obama is conceding that his proposed budget is not his "ideal plan." But he says it offers "tough reforms" to the nation's benefit programs while closing loopholes for the wealthy.

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Could North Korea hit its neighbors with nukes?

Posted: 04/06/2013 - Experts say North Korea is probably years away from perfecting the technology to back up its bold threats of a pre-emptive nuclear strike on America, but some aren't sure about nearby targets like South Korea and Japan.

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Kerry heads back to Mideast for fresh peace push

Updated: 04/06/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry is heading to the Middle East on his third trip there in just two weeks in a fresh bid to unlock long-stalled Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

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Obama faces choice on morning-after pill limits

Updated: 04/06/2013 - President Barack Obama supports requiring girls younger than 17 to see a doctor before buying the morning-after pill. But fighting that battle in court comes with its own set of risks.

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Police: Man left ammunition on Arizona school bus

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Court records show a Phoenix man who reportedly got on a bus, rode it to a school and left a gun magazine with 15 rounds of ammunition on the bus was hearing voices and feared for his life.

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Judge deals blow to high-tech workers' lawsuit

Posted: 04/05/2013 - A federal judge has dealt a setback to a group of people who allege that Apple, Google and five other technology companies formed an illegal cartel to hold down wages and reduce the chances of losing their best engineers.

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Boeing completes 787 test flights

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Boeing says its latest 787 flight should wrap up testing for its fix of the battery problems that have kept the plane grounded.

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Iowa museum says tortoise was never stolen

Posted: 04/05/2013 - An Iowa museum says an employee hid a presumed stolen African leopard tortoise in an elevator after finding the 18-pound reptile trapped behind paneling in her enclosure.

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Obama plan hits seniors and low-income taxpayers

Posted: 04/05/2013 - President Barack Obama's plan to change the way the government measures inflation would lead to significantly lower Social Security benefits while increasing taxes, mainly on low-income families.

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Another small quake rattles SE Missouri

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Residents in southeast Missouri felt the rumble of a small earthquake. But an expert says it's nothing to worry about - small quakes strike in the New Madrid seismic zone roughly 200 times a year.

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Hillary Clinton headlines NY women's conference

Posted: 04/05/2013 - Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says the rights of women represent "the unfinished business of the 21st century" in the U.S. and around the world.

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KFC to offer boneless chicken

Posted: 04/05/2013 - KFC wants to make it easier for people to eat chicken so it's getting rid of the bones.

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Tim Pernetti out as Rutgers AD

Updated: 04/05/2013 - A person familiar with the decision says Tim Pernetti is out as Rutgers athletic director.

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Dehydrated twins found in NJ home with dead mother

Updated: 04/05/2013 - Authorities in northern New Jersey are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death for a woman whose body was found with her 3-month-old twins, who were dehydrated but responsive.

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