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Billions In Gas Drilling Royalties Transform Lives

Posted: 01/27/2013 - Private landowners are reaping billions of dollars in royalties each year from the boom in natural gas drilling, transforming some lives even as the windfall provides only a modest boost to the broader economy.

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Thousands March For Gun Control In Washington

Updated: 01/26/2013 - About 100 residents of Newtown, Conn., were expected at the march. It was organized in response to the December shooting there that killed 20 first-graders and six teachers.

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Democrats May Stand In Obama's Way On Gun Measures

Posted: 01/26/2013 - The Senate is preparing to begin debating new gun control measures, and some of President Barack Obama's fellow Democrats are poised to frustrate his efforts to enact the most sweeping limits on weapons in decades.

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S&P Closes Above 1,500 For 1st Time Since 2007

Posted: 01/26/2013 - Passing another milestone on the nation's long journey back from the Great Recession, the Standard and Poor's 500 index closed above 1,500 for the first time in more than five years Friday after a wave of good earnings reports.

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Newtown Residents To Join Gun Control March In DC

Posted: 01/26/2013 - Residents from Newtown, Conn., are joining a march on Washington for gun control with parents, pastors, survivors of gun violence and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

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Democrats Push Assault Weapons Ban

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Congressional Democrats unveiled legislation Thursday to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines like those used in the school massacre at Newtown, Conn., even as they acknowledged an uphill battle getting the measures through a divided Congress.

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Penalty Could Keep Smokers Out Of Health Overhaul

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Millions of smokers could be priced out of health insurance because of tobacco penalties in President Barack Obama's health care law, according to experts who are just now teasing out the potential impact of a little-noted provision in the massive legislation.

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Kerry Testifies Before Panel

Posted: 01/24/2013 - President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state says it's imperative for the United States get its fiscal house in order to lead worldwide.

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U.N. Expert Investigates US Drone Killings

Posted: 01/24/2013 - A U.N. expert is launching a special investigation into the drone warfare and targeted killings that the United States uses as front-line weapons in its global war against al-Qaida.

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US, Germany, Italy Best At Nazi Investigations

Posted: 01/24/2013 - The Simon Wiesenthal Center ranks Germany, Italy and the U.S. as the most successful at investigating and prosecuting Nazi war crimes over the past year.

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Ryan Blames Republican Election Loss On Poor Communication, Turnout

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Ending a self-imposed silence about the November election, 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he and presidential running mate Mitt Romney lost not because of ideas, but due to ineffective communication.

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After Shootings, States Rethink Mental Health Cuts

Posted: 01/24/2013 - Dozens of states have slashed spending on mental health care over the last four years, driven by the recession's toll on revenue and, in some cases, a new zeal to shrink government.

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Navy: Random Alcohol Tests For Sailors In US

Updated: 01/24/2013 - The Navy said Wednesday it will conduct random blood-alcohol tests on its sailors in the United States starting next month, a sign of how concerned the service's leaders have become about the effects alcohol abuse is having on the force.

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