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Jason Carter to run for Ga. governor

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Jason Carter, the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a Democratic state senator from Atlanta, tells The Associated Press he plans to run for governor of Georgia next year.

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Arafat widow says his successors must seek justice

Posted: 11/07/2013 - Yasser Arafat's widow says the Palestinian leadership must seek justice for her husband after Swiss scientists found evidence suggesting he was poisoned by the radioactive substance polonium-210.

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Fired coach holding party at Oregon Hooters

Posted: 11/06/2013 - A Portland, Ore.-area middle school football coach who was fired for planning an awards party at a Hooters restaurant says he's going ahead with the event without school backing.

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Health law clock is ticking for sickest patients

Posted: 11/06/2013 - With federal and state online health care marketplaces experiencing glitches a month into implementation, concern is mounting for a vulnerable group of people who were supposed to be among the health law's earliest beneficiaries.

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Girlfriend of ex-Patriot Hernandez due in court

Posted: 11/06/2013 - The girlfriend of Aaron Hernandez has another scheduled court appearance after being charged with perjury in connection with the murder case against the former New England Patriot.

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Burger King to bring back Big Mac copycat

Posted: 11/05/2013 - What has two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions on a sesame bun? Burger King's latest sandwich.

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Standoff ended at Denver school

Posted: 11/05/2013 - Denver police are holding two juveniles who they say walked into an empty school building armed with two long rifles.

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India launches first mission to Mars

Updated: 11/05/2013 - India has launched its first spacecraft bound for Mars, a complex mission that it hopes will demonstrate and advance technologies for space travel.

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IG finds States' child care requirements too lax

Updated: 11/05/2013 - Parents with children in day care often assume workers have cleared background checks and the facility has passed unannounced inspections, but a review released Tuesday finds many states don't have such requirements.

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New Jersey mall shooting suspect dead

Updated: 11/05/2013 - Authorities say a man suspected of firing multiple shots and causing a lock down at New Jersey's largest shopping mall has been found dead of a self-inflicted wound.

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Feds urge students to check loan repayment plans

Posted: 11/04/2013 - The Education Department says it will begin reaching out by email this month to about 3.5 million federal student loan borrowers. They will be encouraged to learn more about their repayment options, especially whether they qualify for an income-based repayment plan.

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Experts say nuclear power needed to slow warming

Posted: 11/03/2013 - Some of the world's top climate scientists say wind and solar energy won't be enough to head off extreme global warming, and they're asking environmentalists to support the development of safer nuclear power as one way to cut fossil fuel pollution.

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Gunman with evident hate for TSA opens fire at LAX

Posted: 11/02/2013 - Officials say the suspect in the Los Angeles International Airport shootings had a lot of ammunition as well as a note indicating a grudge against TSA agents and "pigs."

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Michigan man claims he told US where bin Laden was

Posted: 11/01/2013 - A Michigan man claims he tipped federal investigators to the location of Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan years before his killing and is seeking the $25 million reward.

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Red Sox win WS title, beat Cards 6-1 in Game 6

Updated: 10/31/2013 - David Ortiz and the Boston Red Sox romped to their third World Series championship in 10 seasons, thumping October ace Michael Wacha and the St. Louis Cardinals 6-1 Wednesday night in Game 6.

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Veterans make up growing share of federal workers

Updated: 10/31/2013 - The federal government says it hired the highest percentage of military veterans in more than two decades in fiscal year 2012, with veterans making up about 29 percent of the 195,000 new employees.

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