Posted: 11/20/2013 - Illinois is now the 16th state to allow same-sex marriage.
Updated: 11/20/2013 - White supremacist serial killer Joseph Paul Franklin has been put to death in Missouri. It was the state's first execution in nearly three years.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - The Coast Guard says it has located the wreckage of a Learjet that plunged into the Atlantic ocean off the Florida coast while en route to Mexico and that at least two people have died. They are continuing to search for two others who were aboard.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - A federal appeals court is weighing the case of an Iraqi man sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to terrorism charges.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - Ohio's highest court says a school district was legally justified in firing a science teacher who refused orders to remove classroom displays of religious materials.
Updated: 11/19/2013 - A hospital spokeswoman says the condition of a Virginia state senator who was stabbed has improved to fair.
Updated: 11/19/2013 - UK Basketball Coach John Calipari is helping the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines.
Updated: 11/19/2013 - Google says it'll remove an aerial image of Richmond, Calif., that shows the body of a murdered 14-year-old boy.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - Michelle Obama shared one with her "first dog" Bo, Hillary Clinton tweeted one with her daughter Chelsea. Now "selfie" - the smartphone self-portrait - has been declared word of the year for 2013 by Britain's Oxford University Press.
Updated: 11/19/2013 - New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to sign legislation today to ban the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21.
Updated: 11/19/2013 - The Obama administration is pushing for ratification of a U.N. accord on the rights of the disabled less than a year after Senate Republicans voted it down.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - Newly declassified files say the National Security Agency reported its own violations of surveillance rules to a U.S. intelligence court and promised additional safety measures to prevent similar missteps over and over again.
Posted: 11/19/2013 - A Florida judge will decide today whether to grant bond to George Zimmerman, who was arrested following a domestic dispute with his girlfriend.
Updated: 11/19/2013 - Thousands of people are heading to central Pennsylvania to commemorate the Gettysburg Address, a speech that for 150 years has been a source of national identity.
Updated: 11/18/2013 - Yahoo is expanding its efforts to protect its users' online activities from prying eyes by encrypting all the communications and other information flowing into the Internet company's data centers around the world.
Posted: 11/18/2013 - An Ohio airport spokeswoman says a bomb threat led to passengers being evacuated from a plane that landed in Columbus after a flight from Texas.
Posted: 11/18/2013 - Much of the U.S. East Coast is expected to get a view of a mid-Atlantic rocket launch Tuesday night, when the Air Force and NASA will try to put 29 tiny satellites into orbit, including a smartphone and a satellite built by students.
Updated: 11/18/2013 - Officials in Illinois don't believe the death toll from yesterday's violent weather will go any higher. Six people died in Illinois, and two more weather-related deaths are confirmed in Michigan.
Posted: 11/17/2013 - "Thor: The Dark World" continued its box-office reign with $38.5 million in its second week, holding off "The Best Man Holiday," according to studio estimates Sunday.
Updated: 11/17/2013 - Officials say a passenger airliner has crashed in Russia, and all 50 people aboard are believed to have been killed.
Posted: 11/17/2013 - Remote presence robots are allowing physicians to "beam" themselves into hospitals to diagnose patients and offer medical advice during emergencies.