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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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Sea of blue disabled placards in many US cities

Posted: 09/06/2013 - A blue placard dangling from the rear-view mirror is the equivalent of parking gold for drivers in many cities — they can park for free and for as long as they want. Now there's a gold rush on for them.

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Anthony Weiner and voter argue in viral video

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Former Congressman Anthony Weiner says a viral video that shows him engaging in a shouting match with an unidentified New York City man is just an example of him putting a heckler in his place.

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Gay rights groups seek anti-bias victory in Texas

Posted: 09/05/2013 - Gay rights advocates and religious conservatives were expected Thursday to pack a City Council meeting for a vote on nondiscrimination protections that are already in place elsewhere in Texas.

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Immigrant fights to become California lawyer

Posted: 09/05/2013 - A federal law passed by Congress in 1996 bars immigrants in the country illegally from receiving "professional licenses" from government agencies or with the use of public funds.

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Education chief: Maybe start school later in day

Posted: 09/05/2013 - A later start to the school day could help teenagers get the most from their classroom time and local districts should consider delaying the first bell, Education Secretary Arne Duncan said Wednesday.

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Alaska town roots for feline mayor attacked by dog

Posted: 09/05/2013 - The honorary mayor of a tiny Alaska town is noticeably absent this week, when he should be hanging out at the general store or sipping his water-catnip concoctions from a wine glass at the pub next door.

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Student charged in Texas college stabbing attack

Posted: 09/04/2013 - A student who told police he'd fantasized for years about stabbing people to death was charged Tuesday with carrying out a building-to-building attack at a Texas community college that wounded at least 14 people

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