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Medicare hike could also hit some in middle class

Posted: 04/13/2013 - President Barack Obama's recently released budget proposes raising Medicare premiums for individual retirees making more than $85,000 and couples making more than $170,000.

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California man diagnosed with meningitis is brain dead

Posted: 04/13/2013 - A 33-year-old West Hollywood man who felt sickened by bacterial meningitis earlier this week has been declared brain dead amid warnings to sexually active men about the deadly strain of illness.

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Georgia police officer shot after stop, suspect killed

Posted: 04/13/2013 - A suburban Atlanta police officer has been hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop and the suspect was fatally shot by police after a pursuit through north Fulton County.

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Ga. police officer shot after stop, suspect killed

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A suburban Atlanta police officer has been hospitalized after being shot during a traffic stop and the suspect was fatally shot by police after a pursuit through north Fulton County.

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Carnival: No reimbursement to US for disabled ship

Posted: 04/12/2013 - Carnival Corp. is indicating it will not reimburse the U.S. government for hundreds of thousands of dollars in costs to rescue its disabled cruise ship in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Liberal group brings al-Qaeda into gun debate

Updated: 04/12/2013 - A liberal political group is using an al-Qaeda recruitment video in a TV ad attacking Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell on his pro-gun stance.

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Liberal PAC leader a witness in McConnell probe

Updated: 04/12/2013 - The attorney for the director of a liberal Kentucky political fundraising group says his client is a cooperating witness in an FBI investigation into a secret recording of a campaign meeting held by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell.

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Airfield lighting outage closes 4 O'Hare runways

Posted: 04/12/2013 - An airfield lighting outage has forced the shutdown of more than half of the runways at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, delaying flights at one of the world's busiest airports.

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Zimmerman's mom pens letter on arrest anniversary

Posted: 04/12/2013 - The mother of Florida neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman has written a letter to the public that criticizes the justice system for her son's arrest in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin.

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BBC faces dilemma as anti-Thatcher song tops chart

Updated: 04/12/2013 - The BBC is in a bind after opponents of Margaret Thatcher pushed the song "Ding Dong! The Witch Is Dead" to the top of the British charts in a posthumous protest over her divisive policies.

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Dutch coffee company DEMB agrees to $9.8B buyout

Updated: 04/12/2013 - The management of Dutch coffee maker D.E. Master Blenders 1753 NV says it has agreed to a 7.5 billion euro ($9.8 billion) buyout offer from a group led by private German investment company Joh. A. Benckiser GmbH.

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Starting the gun control debate

Updated: 04/12/2013 - The Senate is expected next week to consider a proposal to expand required federal background checks for gun purchases at shows and online.

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Senate immigration bill may be unveiled next week

Updated: 04/12/2013 - Negotiators for Republicans and Democrats say they've reached agreement on the major elements of a Senate immigration bill they're expected to unveil next week.

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Rights groups urge US to raise concerns with China

Updated: 04/12/2013 - Human rights groups are urging Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the treatment of dissidents and other rights concerns during a weekend visit to China expected to be dominated by talk of North Korea.

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