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Americans respond to Obama pitch for Syria strike

Updated: 09/11/2013 - As President Barack Obama made the case Tuesday night for possible U.S. military intervention in Syria, he addressed a public hardened by the lessons of past wars.

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Flight 93 Memorial to honor Sept. 11 victims

Updated: 09/11/2013 - The Flight 93 National Memorial plans to honor victims of the Sept. 11 attacks with a bell-ringing ceremony at the time when United Flight 93 crashed in a western Pennsylvania field, killing 40 passengers and crew.

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9/11 anniversary marked with somber tributes

Updated: 09/11/2013 - As bells tolled solemnly, Americans marked the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on Wednesday with the reading of the names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition.

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One year later, Benghazi's lingering issues

Updated: 09/11/2013 - One year after the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya, no arrests have been reported but the Justice Department says investigators have made "very significant progress."

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Talking diplomacy in Syria, Obama goes to Congress

Posted: 09/10/2013 - With opposition to military action growing among Americans and lawmakers, President Barack Obama is heading to Congress on Tuesday with fresh hopes of a diplomatic breakthrough.

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Feds plan to release details of secret spy court

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The Obama administration is releasing hundreds of previously classified documents detailing activities of the country's long-secret spy court that authorizes domestic surveillance programs.

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Zimmerman's wife won't press charges despite call

Posted: 09/10/2013 - The 911 call seemed frantic: George Zimmerman's sobbing estranged wife said he was threatening her and her father with a gun and she feared for her life. Please come.

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Big student debt in unexpected places

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Competition for those dollars is fierce, however. The university accepted just 8 percent of applicants last year, the school told U.S. News for its college edition.

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Police pursue fugitive Dallas rape suspect

Posted: 09/10/2013 - Dallas police have sought help from federal agencies in pursuing a suspect in a two-month series of sexual assaults that has an inner-city neighborhood living on edge, officials said.

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Obama trying to sway war-weary public on Syria

Posted: 09/09/2013 - President Barack Obama is hitting the airwaves to try to convince war-weary Americans that limited strikes against Syria are needed for the United States' long-term safety.

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Groups race to hire, train 'Obamacare' guides

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Many of the groups have little expertise in health insurance. And the timeline for training the workers is tight. According to the new health law, people can begin shopping among the new policies on Oct. 1.

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Kerry reasserts Syria charge despite Assad denial

Posted: 09/09/2013 - In a strong rebuttal to remarks by Syrian President Bashar Assad, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday there is very strong evidence that the Syrian regime used chemical weapons against his own people.

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Fan falls, dies at 49ers-Packers game in SF

Posted: 09/09/2013 - A football fan fell to his death from an elevated pedestrian walkway Sunday at Candlestick Park during the 49ers' final season opener at the San Francisco stadium, police said.

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Outgoing NAACP leader credited with boosting group

Posted: 09/09/2013 - Months before Benjamin Jealous took the helm of the NAACP, his predecessor quit following clashes with the board and the organization cut a third of its national staff amid declining revenues.

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Report: Ohio kidnapper called mother of 1 victim

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Cleveland kidnapper Ariel Castro said he called the mother of one of his captives and told the woman her daughter was alive and had become his wife, according to interrogation videotapes.

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George Zimmerman's wife says he is 'selfish'

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Shellie Zimmerman, who filed for divorce from George Zimmerman on Thursday, told ABC's "Good Morning America" in an interview aired Friday that her husband is selfish.

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Judge aims to resentence rapist who got 30 days

Posted: 09/06/2013 - An embattled Montana judge is poised on Friday to try to undo his lenient sentence in the case of a teacher who raped a student, despite warnings from both prosecutors and the defense.

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US employers add 169K jobs, rate falls to 7.3 pct.

Posted: 09/06/2013 - The Labor Department says the unemployment rate dropped to 7.3%, the lowest in nearly five years. But it fell because more Americans stopped looking for work and were no longer counted as unemployed.

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Woman on death row could be freed to await retrial

Posted: 09/06/2013 - Judge Rosa Mroz of Maricopa County Superior Court set Debra Milke's bond at $250,000 a day earlier, saying there's no direct evidence linking her to her son's death other than a purported confession.

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Obama, in Europe, still pursuing Syria support

Posted: 09/06/2013 - President Barack Obama is using his last day in Europe to renew his quest for foreign support for a U.S. military strike in Syria. But three days after he left Washington.

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Obama opens final day of G-20 talks in Russia

Posted: 09/06/2013 - President Barack Obama is holding a final day of meetings with global leaders at the Group of 20 summit in the historic Russian city of St. Petersburg.

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