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NCAA seeks dismissal of student athlete suit

Posted: 12/13/2013 - The NCAA is asking a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit by former college basketball standout Ed O'Bannon and other former student athletes challenging the NCAA's ban on compensating athletes.

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Kentucky man leaves NH waitress $500 tip

Updated: 12/13/2013 - The Kentucky man leaving giant tips at restaurants around the nation in the name of his late brother has struck in New Hampshire.

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House approves budget agreement

Posted: 12/12/2013 - The White House is applauding a bipartisan House vote to approve a two-year budget agreement.

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Cell phone ban on airplanes could be lifted

Updated: 12/12/2013 - The FCC is thinking about lifting its ban on cell phones during flights that would allow travelers to talk and text, but many people aren't happy about the idea.

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'12 Years,' 'Hustle' lead Globes nominations

Posted: 12/12/2013 - The slavery epic "12 Years a Slave" and the con-artist caper "American Hustle" lead the 71st annual Golden Globes with seven nominations each.

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FCC chairman: Calls on planes up to each airline

Posted: 12/12/2013 - Even though the Federal Communications Commission is looking at lifting restrictions on using cellphones in the air, that may not be the final word on the subject.

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Greece a month away from key bailout target

Posted: 12/12/2013 - Greece is close to reaching a central target of its bailout agreements with international lenders, after beating expectations for its budget performance in the first 11 months of the year, the Finance Ministry said Thursday.

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Merrill paying $131.8M to settle SEC charges

Posted: 12/12/2013 - Merrill Lynch has agreed to pay $131.8 million to settle U.S. civil charges that it misled investors about risky mortgage bonds it sold ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.

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Boehner takes on critics on his right

Posted: 12/12/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner is fed up with critics who say he and his GOP colleagues aren't conservative enough.

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Bipartisan negotiators reach modest budget pact

Posted: 12/10/2013 - Negotiations on Capitol Hill have yielded a modest budget agreement to ease automatic spending cuts and replace some of them with savings from future-year cuts.

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US job openings reach 5-year high

Posted: 12/10/2013 - U.S. employers advertised the most job openings in more than five years in October, and the number of people quitting also reached a five-year high. The figures are an encouraging sign for the unemployed.

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Finalists for Heisman trophy announced

Posted: 12/09/2013 - Florida State's Jameis Winston, Northern Illinois' Jordan Lynch, Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel, Alabama's AJ McCarron, Auburn's Tre Mason and Boston College's Andre Williams are the finalists for the Heisman Trophy.

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Senators: Put cameras on train tracks, engineers

Posted: 12/08/2013 - After a New York commuter train derailment killed four people, two federal lawmakers want trains to be outfitted with cameras pointed at engineers and at the tracks.

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