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Stocks surge after Fed announcement

Posted: 11/04/2010 - Stocks are rising sharply a day after the Federal Reserve announced a $600 billion plan to stimulate the economy. Broad stock indexes rose more than 0.8 in early trading Thursday. The Dow Jones industrials are up more than 100 points.

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Obama calls for bipartisan White House-Hill talks

Posted: 11/04/2010 - President Barack Obama has invited Republican and Democratic leaders of Congress to the White House to chart an agenda for the nation after midterm elections shifted power in the direction of the Republican Party.

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Clinton: Election won't change foreign policy

Posted: 11/03/2010 - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says a shift in congressional power won't greatly affect U.S. foreign policy goals because "politics stops" at the nation's borders.

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Reid: Both parties need to compromise in Senate

Posted: 11/03/2010 - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says lawmakers of both parties need to start working together now that Republicans have reduced the Democrats' dominance in the chamber.

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Rand Paul: Divided government isn't a bad thing

Posted: 11/03/2010 - Senator-elect Rand Paul of Kentucky says government gridlock isn't necessarily a bad thing, signaling that cooperation with Democrats isn't high on his agenda.

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Police: Shots fired at Coast Guard office in Va.

Posted: 11/02/2010 - Police in northern Virginia say shots were fired overnight at a Coast Guard recruiting station, the latest case of someone shooting at military buildings in the DC area.

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Homeownership at lowest level in a decade

Posted: 11/02/2010 - The nation's homeownership rate is at the lowest level in more than a decade, hampered by a rise in foreclosures and weak demand for housing.

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Barbour: Tea party-backed winners to vote with GOP

Posted: 11/02/2010 - A leading Republican Party figure says tea party-backed congressional candidates who win elections Tuesday will consider themselves part of the GOP when they come to Washington.

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Smart kidnap suspect kicked out of court

Posted: 11/01/2010 - The man standing trial in the abduction of Elizabeth Smart has been kicked out of the courtroom for singing hymns as jury selection got under way.

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Yemen: Al-Qaida turncoat alerted Saudis to plot

Posted: 11/01/2010 - Yemeni security officials say that a leading al-Qaida militant in Yemen who surrendered to Saudi authority provided the tip that lead to the thwarting of the mail bomb plot.

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2 students withdraw after Rutgers suicide

Posted: 10/29/2010 - Two Rutgers University freshmen, accused of secretly broadcasting a classmate's sexual encounter online, have withdrawn from the school. The classmate later committed suicide.

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UK hostage's parents credit US for coming clean

Posted: 10/29/2010 - The parents of British aid worker Linda Norgrove say the U.S. military deserves credit for coming clean on suspicions that she was killed by her would-be liberators.

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Meek: Crist suggested quitting Fla. Senate race

Posted: 10/29/2010 - Democratic Rep. Kendrick Meek says it was his independent opponent - not former President Bill Clinton - who suggested he drop out of Florida's Senate race.

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