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Plans To Export U.S. Natural Gas Stir Debate

Posted: 05/12/2013 - A domestic natural gas boom already has lowered U.S. energy prices while stoking fears of environmental disaster. Now U.S. producers are poised to ship vast quantities of gas overseas as energy companies seek permits for proposed export projects that could set off a renewed frenzy of fracking.

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Newtown Panel: Tear Down Sandy Hook, Rebuild

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Officials in Newtown, Conn. say the district should tear down the elementary school where 20 first-graders and six educators were shot to death in December and construct a new building on the property.

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State Department Sought To Change Libya Talking Points

Posted: 05/10/2013 - Political considerations influenced the talking points that U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice used five days after the deadly Sept. 11 assault in Benghazi, Libya, with State Department and other senior administration officials asking that references to terror groups and prior warnings be deleted, according to department emails.

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Texas Launches Criminal Probe Into Plant Explosion

Posted: 05/10/2013 - The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a Friday statement that the agency has instructed the Texas Rangers and the McLennan County Sheriff's Department to launch a criminal probe.

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'Young And Restless' Star Jeanne Cooper Dies At 84

Posted: 05/08/2013 - Jeanne Cooper, the enduring soap opera star who played grande dame Katherine Chancellor for nearly four decades on "The Young and the Restless," has died. She was 84.

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Former US Official Describes Libya Attack

Posted: 05/08/2013 - A former top diplomat in Libya on Wednesday delivered a riveting minute-by-minute account of the chaotic events during the deadly assault on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi last September.

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Senate Passes Bill Letting States Tax Online Sales

Posted: 05/06/2013 - The Senate sided with traditional retailers and financially strapped state and local governments Monday by passing a bill that would widely subject online shopping - for many a largely tax-free frontier - to state sales taxes.

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Uncle Arranging Boston Bomb Suspect's Burial Rites

Updated: 05/05/2013 - A Cambridge city official says it would not be in the interest of "peace within the city" to execute a cemetery deed for a plot at Cambridge Cemetery for the body of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev.

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Calif. Limo Driver Fire Mistook First Plea For Help

Updated: 05/06/2013 - The driver of a limousine that burst into flames on a San Francisco Bay area bridge, killing five women, says he at first misunderstood what one of the passengers in the back was saying when she complained about smelling smoke.

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Israeli Warplanes Strike Syria In Escalation

Posted: 05/05/2013 - Israeli warplanes struck areas in and around the Syrian capital Sunday, setting off a series of explosions as they targeted a shipment of highly accurate, Iranian-made guided missiles believed to be on their way to Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group, officials and activists said.

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NRA, Gun Control Advocates Say Fight Far From Over

Posted: 05/05/2013 - National Rifle Association leaders told members Saturday that the fight against gun control legislation is far from over, with battles yet to come in Congress and next year's midterm elections, but they vowed that none in the organization will ever have to surrender their weapons.

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Man Accused Of Lying After Bombings Seeks Release

Posted: 05/05/2013 - Lawyers for a man charged with lying to investigators after the Boston Marathon bombings are asking a federal judge to release him from jail, saying he had nothing to do with the deadly bombings and isn't a flight risk.

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LaPierre: NRA, Members Will Never Surrender Guns

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The public face of the National Rifle Association is imploring members to never surrender their weapons in the wake of recent gun control efforts in Congress that he said will "destroy us and every ounce of our freedom."

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NRA's New President Has Penchant For Bold Words

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The incoming leader of the National Rifle Association has a long history with the powerful gun rights lobby and a penchant for bold statements that are sure to enflame an already explosive national debate over gun control.

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U.S. Orders New Visa Reviews For Arriving Students

Posted: 05/04/2013 - The Homeland Security Department ordered border agents "effective immediately" to verify that every international student who arrives in the U.S. has a valid student visa, according to an internal memorandum obtained Friday by The Associated Press. The new procedure is the government's first security change directly related to the Boston bombings.

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