Updated: 02/13/2014 - General Motors is recalling nearly 780,000 compact cars in North America because the engines can shut down unexpectedly and cause crashes.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, best remembered for his impassioned pleas for help after the levees broke during Hurricane Katrina, was convicted Wednesday of accepting bribes in exchange for helping businessmen secure millions of dollars in city work, including after the devastating storm.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Legislation to raise the federal debt limit and prevent a crippling government default cleared Congress on Wednesday with an awkward assist from top Senate Republican leaders who were forced into a politically treacherous vote engineered by tea party favorite Ted Cruz.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Sid Caesar, the prodigiously talented pioneer of TV comedy who paired with Imogene Coca in sketches that became classics and who inspired a generation of famous writers, died Wednesday.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - NBC News says veteran newsman Tom Brokaw has cancer.
Posted: 02/12/2014 - Eight cars were swallowed by a sinkhole at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Wednesday morning, according to the museum's executive director.
Updated: 02/12/2014 - Emergency management workers in Atlanta are hunkered down, waiting to spring into action as rain - along with temperatures - are falling, potentially leading to "catastrophic" ice conditions forecast to hit the region.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The House voted Tuesday in favor of a bill that would restore pension increases to hundreds of thousands of military retirees.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The House of Representatives has passed an extension of the nation's debt limit. 28 Republicans joined all but two Democrats to increase the government's borrowing authority until March of 2015.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - The White House says President Barack Obama will sign an executive order Wednesday increasing the minimum wage for federal contractors.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - Chick-fil-A says its plans to serve only chicken raised without antibiotics within the next five years.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - Graco is recalling nearly 3.8 million car safety seats because children can be trapped by buckles that may not unlatch.
Posted: 02/11/2014 - As a winter storm with potential to coat the South with ice and snow moves in, nearly 900 flights have been canceled at three of the region's major airports
Posted: 02/10/2014 - Kraft is removing artificial preservatives from its most popular individually wrapped cheese slices.
Posted: 02/10/2014 - A new Nielsen company study says consumers increasingly are watching TV programs on their own schedule.
Updated: 02/10/2014 - Authorities say former "Saturday Night Live" star Chris Kattan has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his Mercedes struck a Department of Transportation vehicle on a Southern California freeway.
Updated: 02/09/2014 - Missouri All-American Michael Sam says he is gay, and the defensive end could become the first openly homosexual player in the NFL.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - In a significant move, Iran agreed Sunday to provide additional information sought by the U.N. nuclear agency in its long-stalled probe of suspicions that Tehran may have worked on nuclear weapons.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Nearly 9 million pounds of meat products has been recalled by a California company that processed "diseased and unsound animals," according to federal regulators.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Northern California finally got some much-needed rain Saturday — a lot of it, but still not enough to quench the state's drought.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - The celebrity boxing match between rapper DMX and former Florida neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman has been called off, entertainment news website TMZ said on Saturday.
Posted: 02/09/2014 - Hundreds of people with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana trying to obtain coverage under President Barack Obama's health care reform are in danger of being thrown out of the insurance plan they selected in a dispute over federal subsidies and the interpretation of federal rules about preventing Obamacare fraud.
Posted: 02/08/2014 - In an assertion of same-sex marriage rights, Attorney General Eric Holder is applying a landmark Supreme Court ruling to the Justice Department.