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Democrat Bill de Blasio elected mayor of New York

Posted: 11/06/2013 - With 51 percent of precincts reporting, De Blasio, the city's public advocate, had 73 percent of the vote compared with 25 percent for Republican Joe Lhota, former chief of the metropolitan area's transit agency.

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Hagel warns of dangers in deep cuts to defense

Posted: 11/05/2013 - The Pentagon is preparing top-to-bottom changes, including a push to limit the growth of military pay, as it adjusts to steep budget cuts and the winding down of war in Afghanistan, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said.

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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli seek votes in Va gov race

Posted: 11/05/2013 - The acrimonious campaign for Va. governor neared its end Tuesday, capping a race driven by negative ads, unrelenting accusations of dodgy behavior and a deep rancor between rivals Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli.

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N.J. mall gunman kills himself, authorities say

Posted: 11/05/2013 - A gunman fired at least fix rounds into an escalator near closing time in a popular northern New Jersey mall Monday evening before taking his own life, authorities said.

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Will Social Security run out of money?

Posted: 11/04/2013 - Social Security is not in financial trouble, at least not under the current laws that govern the retirement program. That's the unequivocal answer from Steve Goss, chief actuary for the Social Security Administration

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Kerry lauds Saudi role in Mideast stability

Posted: 11/04/2013 - Seeking to bridge multiple policy rifts with Saudi Arabia, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry hailed the kingdom's role as "the senior player" in the Middle East on Monday.

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Feds: Navy secrets bought with hookers, Gaga tix

Posted: 11/04/2013 - Nicknamed "Fat Leonard," the gregarious Malaysian businessman is well known by U.S. Navy commanders in the Pacific, where his company has serviced warships for 25 years.

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Legislative prayer gets Supreme Court review

Posted: 11/04/2013 - The Supreme Court, which asks for God's protection before every public session, will settle a dispute over prayer in the halls of government.

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Gunman in LAX shooting told police he acted alone

Posted: 11/04/2013 - The FBI said he had a handwritten letter, stating that he made the conscious decision to try to kill multiple TSA officers and "instill fear in your traitorous minds."

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Suspected LAX gunman charged

Posted: 11/02/2013 - Federal prosecutors have filed charges of murder and commission of violence at an international airport against the unemployed motorcycle mechanic suspected of carrying out the deadly shooting at the Los Angeles airport.

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Walmart starts Black Friday early

Posted: 11/01/2013 - The world's largest retailer is pulling forward by nearly a month seven big deals on items like TVs and tablets that were originally reserved for the day after Thanksgiving and so-called Cyber Monday.

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Ruling halts abortions at third of Texas' clinics

Posted: 11/01/2013 - A third of the abortion clinics in Texas can no longer perform the procedure starting Friday after a federal appeals court allowed most of the state's new abortion restrictions to take effect.

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Jerk or genius? Debate over Banksy's month of art

Posted: 11/01/2013 - The secretive street artist Banksy ended his self-announced monthlong residency in New York City with a final piece of graffiti, a $615,000 painting donated to charity and a debate: Is he a jerk or a genius?

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Colorado voters deciding how to tax pot

Posted: 11/01/2013 - On Tuesday, voters decide whether to approve a 15 percent pot excise tax to pay for school construction, plus an extra sales tax of 10 percent to fund marijuana enforcement.

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New faces of health overhaul: Still all smiles

Posted: 11/01/2013 - It didn't take long for the friendly-looking young woman whose face was splashed across HealthCare.gov to spiral from smiling stock photo to laughingstock.

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FAA Oks passengers using gadgets on planes

Posted: 10/31/2013 - You still won't be able to use your cellphone. But depending on which airline you fly, you may soon start getting permission from the flight crew to use other electronic devices throughout your flight.

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Your Sriracha is safe... for now!

Updated: 10/31/2013 - A judge has denied a Southern California factory town's attempt to shut down production of the popular Sriracha chili sauce.

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Mistress testifies in murder trial of Utah doc

Posted: 10/31/2013 - During "pillow talk," a mistress of a former Utah doctor on trial in the death of his wife testified that he once explained to her how someone could be induced to have a heart attack that would seem natural

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Senate hearing to explore security clearances

Posted: 10/31/2013 - Federal officials who oversee the security clearance process for government employees were to face a Senate committee investigating the events leading up to a deadly shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.

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