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Ariz. migrant case could lead to sweeping changes

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to let Arizona enforce the most controversial part of its law, a requirement that police officers check the immigration status of people they suspect are in the country illegally

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Arrest in death of NC teen found dead in Md. river

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The father of a North Carolina teenager whose body was found in a Maryland river months after her 2010 disappearance said Thursday that he can rest better now that there has been an arrest in the case.

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Meteorites found in Calif. along path of fireball

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Experts say the flaming meteor was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud boom and about one-third of the explosive force of the atomic bomb.

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Quick response averts market scare in mad cow case

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The announcement that mad cow disease was spotted in a California cow drew a rapid response this week from the beleaguered American beef industry, which has been enduring one crisis after another for more than a year.

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Hubbub over content rights greets Google Drive

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Google is already facing spasms of suspicion and confusion as it tries to persuade people to entrust their personal documents, photos and other digital content to the company's new online storage service.

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Political battle over student loans heating up

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Democrats and Republicans alike say they want to prevent the cost of federal loans from ballooning for millions of students. But the effort has evolved into an election-year battle each side is using to embarrass the other and spotlight its own priorities to voters.

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Gingrich to end presidential campaign next week

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Newt Gingrich began taking steps Wednesday to shut down his debt-laden White House bid, setting the stage to endorse one-time rival Mitt Romney next week and rally Republicans behind their apparent nominee.

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Mexican president discusses immigration in Texas

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Mexican President Felipe Calderon says he respects U.S. laws designed to control illegal immigration, but he's against statutes like Arizona's controversial law that he believes unfairly go after immigrants.

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Miss Gov. says left's mission is to abort children

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Mississippi's Republican governor had new harsh words for proponents of legalized abortion this week, saying, "their one mission in life is to abort children, is to kill children in the womb."

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Senate votes to slow closing of post offices

Posted: 04/25/2012 - The Postal Service is criticizing a bill passed by the Senate that would delay closings of thousands of low-revenue post offices and mail processing centers.

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TSA defends pat-down of 4-year-old at Kan. airport

Posted: 04/25/2012 - The grandmother of a 4-year-old girl who became hysterical during a security screening at a Kansas airport says security agents forced her to undergo a pat-down, and even yelled at the child and called her an uncooperative suspect.

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First Lady to speak at Warrior Games opening

Posted: 04/25/2012 - First Lady Michelle Obama will speak Monday at the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Warrior Games, a competition for more than 200 wounded, ill and injured military members and veterans.

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Pentagon official signals possible Army layoffs

Posted: 04/25/2012 - A Pentagon official is signaling that the Army could lay off as many as 24,000 enlisted personnel and up to 5,000 officers to meet a projected reduction in the force.

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Judge hears details of Gulf oil spill settlement

Posted: 04/25/2012 - A federal judge says he is "leaning in favor of" granting preliminary approval to a proposed class-action settlement that would resolve billions of dollars in claims against BP over the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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Connecticut repeals death penalty

Posted: 04/25/2012 - A spokeswoman said the Democrat signed the bill Wednesday afternoon at a private ceremony with lawmakers, clergy and family members of victims.

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Justices skeptical about striking down Ariz. law

Posted: 04/25/2012 - Supreme Court justices strongly suggested that they are ready to allow Arizona to enforce part of a controversial state law requiring police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally.

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