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Judge denies $20M severance deal for AMR CEO

Updated: 04/12/2013 - A federal bankruptcy judge has denied a proposed $20 million severance payment for the CEO of American Airlines as part of the company's merger with US Airways.

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Spring storm that killed 3 moving to the Carolinas

Posted: 04/12/2013 - A powerful spring storm that brought tornadoes, hail and high winds to the Deep South after socking the Midwest is making its way toward the Carolinas early Friday, with three deaths blamed on the rough weather and thousands of people without power.

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10 Things to know for Friday

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday.

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Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Gun control supporters have won the first Senate showdown over restricting firearms, rejecting an effort by conservatives to derail a package of gun curbs before debate could even begin.

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No bond for US couple accused of kidnapping kids

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The Florida parents charged with kidnapping their boys after losing custody and fleeing to Cuba by sailboat have been ordered to remain in jail without bond.

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North Korea's leader showing he's in charge

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Top U.S. intelligence officials say North Korea's new leader is trying to show the world and his people that he is in charge, rather than trying to trigger military conflict.

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Severe storms hits Midwest with snow, ice, winds

Posted: 04/11/2013 - Storms packing rain, snow and dangerous winds have raked the Midwest, spawning a possible tornado outside of St. Louis that prompted an emergency declaration from Missouri's governor.

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US unemployment aid applications plummet to 346K

Posted: 04/11/2013 - The number of Americans seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell sharply last week to a seasonally adjusted 346,000, suggesting March's weak month of hiring may be a temporary slowdown.

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McConnell joins Rubio in introducing REFUND bill

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has joined U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida in introducing legislation that would allow states to return unwanted federal funds to the Treasury to help pay down the national debt.

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Spring storm brings snow, ice to Midwest

Posted: 04/10/2013 - A spring storm packing snow and ice has hit several states in the Midwest, knocking out power in communities and prompting Minnesota's governor to call out the state National Guard to help residents.

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10 Things to know for Thursday

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday.

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Gunman holding firemen hostage killed; hostages OK

Updated: 04/11/2013 - Authorities say a gunman holding four firefighters in suburban Atlanta has been shot dead by SWAT members and that all the hostages are slightly injured but should be OK.

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Fed divided over when to end stimulus

Posted: 04/10/2013 - Federal Reserve policymakers are divided over when to end extraordinary measures intended to encourage more borrowing and spending to help stimulate the U.S. economy.

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Alert to Congress: Nuclear evacuation may bog down

Posted: 04/10/2013 - A new government report challenges a pillar of planning for disasters at American nuclear power plants. It finds that people living beyond the official 10-mile evacuation zone might be so frightened by the prospect of spreading radiation that they would flee of their own accord, clog roads, and delay the escape of others.

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