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Kerry in Iraq to press on Iran flights to Syria

Posted: 03/24/2013 - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday urged Iraq's leaders on an unannounced visit to Baghdad to halt Iranian overflights of weapons and fighters heading to Syria and to overcome sectarian differences that still threaten Iraqi stability 10 years after the American-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein.

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Winning $338M Powerball jackpot ticket sold in NJ

Posted: 03/24/2013 - A single ticket sold in New Jersey matched all six numbers in Saturday night's drawing for the $338.3 million Powerball jackpot, lottery officials said. It was the 13th drawing held in the days since a Virginia man won a $217 million jackpot Feb. 6.

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Powerball jackpot tantalizes at $320 million

Posted: 03/24/2013 - People across the country are hoping to pick the six winning Powerball numbers drawn Saturday night - and the $320 million jackpot that comes with them.

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US, Afghanistan OK detention center transfer

Updated: 03/23/2013 - The Pentagon says the U.S. has reached an agreement with the Afghanistan government to transfer the Parwan Detention Facility to Afghan control.

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Snowstorm takes aim at Plains, Midwest

Posted: 03/23/2013 - A spring snowstorm has delayed flights at Denver International Airport and closed several roads as it moves eastward, carrying the possibility of more than a foot of snow in some places.

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Holder averts furloughs of prison staffers

Updated: 03/23/2013 - Attorney General Eric Holder says he has averted daily furloughs of 3,570 federal prison staffers around the country, staving off what would have been a serious threat to the lives and safety of staff, inmates and the public.

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Two children killed in Denver hit-and-run

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Denver police say a hit-and-run accident Friday night killed two small children and critically injured a woman as the three crossed a street.

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Senate gives pre-dawn OK to Democratic budget

Posted: 03/23/2013 - The Senate has narrowly passed its first budget proposal in four years as majority Democrats went on record favoring almost $1 trillion in tax increases over the coming decade while sheltering domestic programs targeted by House Republicans.

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What might 2 popes discuss over lunch?

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Pope Francis has arrived at the papal residence south of Rome for an extraordinary date with his predecessor Benedict XVI, who met him at the helipad and escorted him to his library for a private chat followed by lunch.

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Key US decision on Cuba terror-designation coming

Posted: 03/23/2013 - New Secretary of State John Kerry faces a deadline in a few weeks on a normally routine decision that could have a big impact, this time, on U.S. Cuba relations.

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Ukrainian capital paralyzed by snowstorm

Posted: 03/23/2013 - The city of Kiev has declared a state of emergency after the Ukrainian capital was paralyzed by an unprecedented snowstorm that has stalled car, railway and air traffic.

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Cyprus racing to complete alternative rescue plan

Posted: 03/23/2013 - Politicians in Cyprus are racing to complete an alternative plan to raise the funds necessary for the country to qualify for an international bailout, with a potential bankruptcy just three days away.

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Feds raid 17 California auto stores for nitrous oxide

Updated: 03/23/2013 - Hundreds of law enforcement officers raided Southern California auto parts shops and other businesses suspected of illegally selling nitrous oxide for use as a recreational drug, in one of the largest such raids to date.

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National Guard sends furlough notices in error

Posted: 03/23/2013 - The National Guard mistakenly sent out furlough notices to Guard members in up to 21 states, despite the Pentagon's decision to delay the notification of unpaid time off for two more weeks.

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