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Nominee for energy regulatory post withdraws

Posted: 10/01/2013 - President Barack Obama's nominee to be the nation's top energy regulator withdrew Tuesday, conceding he did not have enough support for confirmation.

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Ex-Los Alamos director Harold Agnew dies

Posted: 10/01/2013 - Family members say former Los Alamos National Laboratory Director Harold Agnew, who also worked on the Manhattan Project, has died. He was 92.

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Union: FAA furloughs airline safety inspectors

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Union officials say the Federal Aviation Administration is furloughing nearly 3,000 inspectors at the heart of the agency's safety operations because of Congress' federal budget impasse.

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Authorities: 5 hikers killed by Colorado rock slide

Posted: 09/30/2013 - Five hikers were killed by a rock slide on a trail in south-central Colorado on Monday, and another was pulled out with injuries and flown to a hospital, authorities said.

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GOP demands lawmakers pay more for health care

Posted: 09/30/2013 - House and Senate Republicans want to end government-provided health care coverage to members of Congress, all their aides, presidential appointees and even the president and vice president.

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Obama: Shutdown will 'throw wrench' into economy

Updated: 09/30/2013 - President Barack Obama is ramping up pressure on Republicans to avoid a post-midnight government shutdown. He says a shutdown would hurt the economy and hundreds of thousands of government workers.

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Aaron Paul has surprise 'SNL' cameo

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Anticipation over Sunday's finale of "Breaking Bad" has allowed "Saturday Night Live" to have some fun, with some help from Aaron Paul in a surprise cameo.

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NASA preparing to launch 3-D printer into space

Posted: 09/29/2013 - NASA is preparing to launch a 3-D printer into space next year, a toaster-sized game changer that greatly reduces the need for astronauts to load up with every tool, spare part or supply they might ever need.

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Chemical weapons inspectors outline Syria plan

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Inspectors who will oversee Syria's destruction of its chemical weapons said Sunday their first priority is to help the country scrap its ability to manufacture such arms by a Nov. 1 deadline - using every means possible.

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US bracing for government shutdown no one wants

Posted: 09/29/2013 - The United States braced for a partial government shutdown Tuesday that no one in the seat of democracy seems to want or believes is good for the country, yet the only point of agreement in Washington is that the other political party is to blame.

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Shutdown showdown intensifies over Obamacare delay

Updated: 09/29/2013 - The White House and congressional Democrats say House approval of a delay in President Barack Obama's health care law does nothing but push the government closer to a partial shutdown in less than 48 hours.

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Fear permeates young lives of Newtown witnesses

Posted: 09/29/2013 - Hundreds of children at Sandy Hook Elementary School survived last year's massacre, but the recovery has been especially difficult for some of the 6- and 7-year-olds who witnessed the shooting.

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House bill would delay 'Obamacare' 1 year, pay troops

Posted: 09/28/2013 - The Associated Press has learned that House Republicans will unveil a new bill for preventing a government shutdown on Tuesday that would also delay implementing the rest of President Barack Obama's health care law for one year.

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Radio problems cited in deaths of 19 firefighters

Updated: 09/28/2013 - An investigation into the June deaths of 19 firefighters killed while battling an Arizona blaze has found a litany of problems stemming from inadequate radio communication.

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Southern states are moving to tighten voting rules

Updated: 09/28/2013 - A growing number of Republican-led states are moving aggressively to tighten voting rules - and those states are emboldened by a Supreme Court decision that struck down the heart of the Voting Rights Act.

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Shutdown threat puts heat on House GOP

Posted: 09/28/2013 - Heat is building on divided Republicans, who are convening the House this weekend in hopes of preventing a government shutdown but remain under tea party pressure to use a must-do funding bill to derail all or part of President Barack Obama's health care law.

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