Updated: 05/28/2012 - Tropical Storm Beryl threatened to snarl traffic on Memorial Day as it brought drenching rain, winds and the possibility of flooding to the southeastern U.S. coast.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - America's newest veterans are filing for disability benefits at a historic rate. Government officials say that 45 percent of the 1.6 million veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are now seeking compensation for injuries they say are service-related. Officials tell The Associated Press that's more than double the estimated 21 percent who filed such claims after the earlier Gulf War in the 1990s.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - Rain is lending a hand to crew members who are battling a wildfire that has consumed 31.6 square miles of forest in the eastern port of Michigan's sparsely populated Upper Peninsula.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - Gay students at America's military service academies are wrapping up the first year when they no longer had to hide their sexual orientation, benefiting from the end of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy that used to bar them from seemingly ordinary activities like taking their partners openly to graduation events.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is defending the Obama administration's plans to wind down the more than decade-long war in Afghanistan.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - Sen. Charles Schumer is urging airlines to allow families with young children to sit together without paying extra.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - Officials say there's still no containment on a raging New Mexico wildfire covering more than 81,000 acres that's promoted health alerts across a wide area of the state due to the smoke.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - Poll after poll shows public support for same-sex marriage steadily increasing, to the point where it's now a majority viewpoint. Yet in all 32 states where gay marriage has been on the ballot, voters have rejected it.
Posted: 05/27/2012 - The National Hurricane Center says a subtropical storm called Beryl is crawling nearer to the U.S. Southeast coast and is expected to make for a rainy finish to the long Memorial Day weekend on beaches from north Florida to South Carolina.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - Officials say a wildfire in Michigan's Upper Peninsula has grown to slightly more than 21,000 acres.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - More than half the crew members of a container ship that was at the center of a piracy drama off Somalia in April 2009 are suing for nearly $50 million, contending their captain ignored warnings to sail clear of pirate-infested waters off Africa.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - A year after tornadoes flattened hundreds of homes and left three dead in Massachusetts, one of the worst-hit neighborhoods is still undergoing a facelift.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - The CIA is remembering those lost in covert operations, adding a new star to the intelligence agency's memorial wall and more than a dozen names to its Book of Honor.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - It's a time when hope collides with economic reality, when the relief of that last class and the thrill of holding that diploma give way to the next big step -- finding a job.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - The judge in the case of a former Rutgers student who used a webcam to see his roommate kiss another man has released more than 100 letters he received about the case.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - Well-wishers are leaving flowers, candles and dolls outside the New York City building where police say 6-year-old Etan Patz was strangled in 1979.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - College once seemed inconceivable for those brought to the U.S. illegally as children, because they lacked a Social Security number and work permit, and didn't qualify for financial aid.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - The Consumer Product Safety Commission is warning that portable pools can be deadly.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - Louisiana authorities are searching for a college student who has been missing for nearly a week after she was last seen on a bicycle in the early morning hours.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - President Barack Obama is paying tribute to veterans during Memorial Day weekend, honoring those willing to sacrifice their lives for their country.
Posted: 05/26/2012 - In the risky business of running for president, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are largely playing it safe.
Updated: 05/25/2012 - Police say all hostages are out of an Indiana real estate office and only the gunman who held them there remains inside.
Posted: 05/25/2012 - The Second Mile said it has been financially crippled by the child-sex abuse scandal involving its founder and onetime public face and concluded after a six-month internal review that it had no other option but to close.
Posted: 05/25/2012 - It is the first time "Dr. Beach" has given the top slot to California in the more than two decades that he has been ranking beaches in the United States based on their environmental quality and safety for swimmers.