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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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Official says Kenyan forces caused mall collapse

Updated: 09/27/2013 - A top-ranking government official tells The Associated Press that Kenya's military caused the massive collapse of three floors during the terrorist siege on Nairobi's Westgate Mall.

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Senate set to OK budget bill, but fight not over

Updated: 09/27/2013 - The Democratic-led Senate is ready to approve legislation averting a government shutdown Tuesday. But House Republican leaders are unwilling to accept the bill, ensuring that the nasty congressional squabble will spill into the weekend and possibly right up to the deadline - and maybe beyond.

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10 Things to Know for Today

Posted: 09/26/2013 - Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.

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US consumer confidence dips as jobs outlook dims

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Americans' confidence in the economy fell slightly in September from August, as many became less optimistic about hiring and pay increases over the next six months.

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Feds developing 'Richter' scale for wildfires

Posted: 09/24/2013 - Federal researchers are working on the answer, and their system to measure and predict the destructiveness of wildfires is similar to the way earthquakes, tornadoes and hurricanes are gauged.

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Kentucky man gets probation in Ohio Toys for Tots break-in

Posted: 09/24/2013 - A Kentucky man has been sentenced to five years of probation for breaking into a Cincinnati-area Toys for Tots warehouse on Christmas Eve 2011 and stealing toys collected in the annual U.S. Marine Corps drive for needy children.

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Apple says it has sold 9M new iPhones since Friday

Updated: 09/23/2013 - Apple says shoppers snapped up 9 million of its newest iPhones since the devices were launched Friday, and that demand is exceeding supply. Its shares jumped 6 percent in premarket trading.

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Popular bathroom wipes blamed for sewer clogs

Posted: 09/23/2013 - Increasingly popular bathroom wipes - pre-moistened towelettes that are often advertised as flushable - are being blamed for creating clogs and backups in the nation's sewer systems.

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'Breaking Bad,' 'Modern Family' win top two Emmys

Updated: 09/25/2013 - "Breaking Bad," AMC's soon-to-end tale of Walter White's descent into depravity, has won the Emmy Award for best drama, and ABC's madcap "Modern Family" won its fourth Emmy Award in a row as best comedy series.

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Obama phones Kenyan president after mall attack

Posted: 09/22/2013 - President Barack Obama has phoned Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta to express the United States' condolences after a terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall.

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Catholics react to pope remarks on gays, abortion

Updated: 09/22/2013 - Catholics around the globe are expressing mixed but mostly positive reactions to Pope Francis' recent remarks that the church has become too focused on "small-minded rules" on hot-button issues like homosexuality and abortion.

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