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Ohio man who held 3 women captive found dead

Posted: 09/04/2013 - The man who held three women captive in his home for nearly a decade before one escaped and alerted authorities has been found dead and is believed to have committed suicide, a prison official said

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Medical pot looks to 'color inside the lines'

Posted: 09/04/2013 - The agency said last week that even though the drug remains illegal under federal law, it won't intervene to block state pot laws or prosecute as long as states create strict and effective controls.

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Immigrant fights to become California lawyer

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Sergio Garcia arrived in the U.S. illegally 20 years ago to pick almonds in the field with his father. But that was not all he wanted for his life.

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Study: Most states lack disaster plans for kids

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Eight years after Hurricane Katrina, most states still don't require four basic safety plans to protect children in school and child care from disasters.

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Nyad isn't planning to slow down after Cuba swim

Posted: 09/04/2013 - Diana Nyad may have finally completed her long-held dream of swimming from Cuba to Florida, but even at an age where many people are thinking about retirement, she isn't planning to slow down.

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Boehner says he supports Obama on Syria

Posted: 09/03/2013 - House Speaker John Boehner says he will support President Barack Obama's call for the U.S. to take action against Syria for alleged chemical weapons use

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NY case puts N-word use among blacks on trial

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Jurors last week awarded $250,000 in compensatory damages to a black employment agency worker who was the target of an N-word-laced rant by her black boss

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Obama must address skeptics, lawmakers about Syria

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Secretary of State John Kerry, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey were to appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Tuesday.

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In first major test, Obama overrules new team

Posted: 09/03/2013 - For President Barack Obama's new foreign policy advisers, the first test of their willingness to undertake military action wound up being a stark lesson in the president's ability to overrule them all.

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Nyad celebrates historic swim from Cuba to Florida

Updated: 09/03/2013 - Her lips were swollen Monday, as in the past, when she emerged from the waters off Key West, but the 64-year-old American endurance swimmer managed a tight smile for supporters.

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First cars cross SF-Oakland Bay Bridge's new span

Posted: 09/03/2013 - The gleaming white and newly built $6.4-billion eastern span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge reopened to the public as vehicles began crossing it after more than a decade of construction delays.

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Microsoft to buy Nokia phones, patents for $7.2B

Posted: 09/03/2013 - Microsoft is buying Nokia's line-up of smartphones and a portfolio of patents and services in an attempt to mount a more formidable challenge to Apple and Google as more people pursue their lives on mobile devices.

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Ford recalls 370,000 cars

Updated: 09/01/2013 - Ford is recalling 370,000 cars due to potential corrosion to their steering shaft that may result in loss of steering.

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Putin urges US to hold off on striking Syria

Posted: 08/31/2013 - Russian President Vladimir Putin is urging President Barack Obama not to rush into any decision on striking Syria, but to consider whether strikes would help end the violence and be worth the likely civilian casualties.

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Holiday trips on hold because of Sierra fire

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Some nervous tourists are keeping an eye on the huge Sierra Nevada wildfire, wondering whether it will interfere with their travel plans to destinations like Yosemite National Park and Lake Tahoe.

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Police: Sister killed as 8-year-old boy drove car

Posted: 08/30/2013 - An 8-year-old boy who took the family car and crashed it into a power pole probably won't face criminal charges in the death of his 6-year-old sister, who was riding with him, police said.

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Judge: VA can't deny benefits to lesbian Army vet

Posted: 08/30/2013 - A judge in Los Angeles ruled Thursday that a lesbian Army veteran and her spouse should be entitled to disability benefits given the recent Supreme Court ruling that struck down part of the Defense of Marriage Act.

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Russian, NORAD forces unite for exercise

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Flying at 34,000 feet over the Bering Strait, the Russian pilots had a singular focus: making sure they smoothly received the hand-off of a "hijacked" jetliner from their U.S.-Canadian counterparts.

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White House: US interests to guide Syria decision

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The White House says President Barack Obama's decision on a possible military strike against Syria will be guided by America's best interests, suggesting the U.S. may act alone if other nations won't help.

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Hagel: US discusses 'facts' on Syria with allies

Posted: 08/30/2013 - Speaking at a news conference in Manila, Hagel said the administration also would continue to seek input from members of Congress on how the U.S. should respond to the deadly attack.

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DOJ green light for Wash., Colo. pot reformers

Posted: 08/30/2013 - For generations, pot crusaders have called for an end to the nation's prohibition of marijuana, citing everything from what they say are the government's exaggerated claims about its dangers

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Dispute over report about secret NSA budget

Posted: 08/30/2013 - The Washington Post, citing documents it said were provided by Snowden, said the NSA's concerns about insider threats were aimed at "anomalous behavior" of agency employees

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