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Business, labor close on deal for immigration bill

Posted: 03/30/2013 - A major hurdle to completion of a sweeping immigration bill is being removed as business and labor near agreement over a contentious new low-skilled worker program.

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Veterans fight changes to disability payments

Posted: 03/30/2013 - Veterans groups are rallying to fight any proposal to change disability payments as the federal government attempts to address its long-term debt problem.

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FDA OKs first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from J&J

Posted: 03/29/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration says it has approved a first-of-a-kind diabetes drug from Johnson & Johnson that uses a new method to lower blood sugar.

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Apple patents iPhone with wraparound display

Updated: 03/29/2013 - Apple is seeking a patent for an iPhone that has a display that wraps around the edges of the device, expanding the viewable area and eliminating all physical buttons.

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Crews find 2 missing Ky. children

Updated: 03/29/2013 - Officials say two young brothers from southwestern Kentucky have been found wet but otherwise unharmed about 17 hours after they were reported missing.

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Ohio businessman accused of another whipping

Updated: 03/29/2013 - An Ohio landlord accused of whipping an adult tenant with a belt on his bare buttocks for falling behind on his rent has been accused of whipping another man with a belt and a paddle.

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Inside Oklahoma clinic, a 'menace to public health'

Posted: 03/29/2013 - Health officials are urging 7,000 patients of an Oklahoma dentist to seek medical tests to ensure they haven't been exposed to hepatitis or the virus that causes AIDS.

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Good Friday events in Holy Land kick off with Mass

Updated: 03/29/2013 - Worshippers have packed Jerusalem's Holy Sepulcher church, where Jesus is believed to have been crucified, buried and resurrected, for a morning Mass that started Good Friday events in the Holy Land.

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Filipino devotees reenact crucifixion of Christ

Updated: 03/29/2013 - At least 16 devotees have been nailed to crosses in the northern Philippines during an annual Good Friday reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. The celebration mixes Roman Catholic devotion with Filipino folk beliefs on sacrifices and miracles.

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South Korea on alert

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A South Korean defense spokesman says small North Korean warships conducted maritime drills near the border today amid escalating tensions.

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Motive remains unclear in Newtown school shooting

Updated: 03/29/2013 - Newly released search warrants in the Newtown school shooting have revealed that gunman Adam Lanza's home was packed with weapons and ammunition, but the documents do not shed any new light on what could have driven him to slaughter 20 children and six educators inside an elementary school.

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Russian spaceship docks with orbiting station

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A Soyuz capsule carrying three astronauts has successfully docked with the International Space Station, bringing the size of the crew at the orbiting lab to six.

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Shoe thrown at Pakistan's Musharraf at court

Posted: 03/29/2013 - A shoe was thrown at former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf as he headed to court to face legal charges after returning from self-imposed exile.

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Arizona gun proponents launch free gun program

Posted: 03/29/2013 - A campaign promising free shotguns for people to protect themselves in Tucson's most troubled neighborhoods has divided some residents in a community still reeling from the deadly shooting rampage that killed six people in 2011.

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Georgia city official arrested in slain baby case

Updated: 03/29/2013 - A city official in Georgia has been arrested on charges of willfully obstructing law enforcement and influencing a witness in the case involving a 13-month-old boy who was fatally shot last week.

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