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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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States Fear Loss Of Health Care Aid

Posted: 05/03/2013 - State officials say thousands of people with medical problems are in danger of losing coverage as the Obama administration winds down one of the earliest programs in the federal health care overhaul.

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Obama Nominated NC Congressman Watt To Housing Post

Updated: 05/01/2013 - President Barack Obama intends to nominate Rep. Melvin Watt to head the Federal Housing Finance Agency, the government regulator that oversees lending giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, a White House official said Tuesday.

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High-Profile Defense Attorney Representing Boston Bombing Suspect

Updated: 04/30/2013 - The defense team representing the Boston Marathon bombing suspect got a major boost Monday with the addition of Judy Clarke, a San Diego lawyer who has won life sentences instead of the death penalty for several high-profile clients, including the Unabomber.

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NBA Veteran Jason Collins Comes Out As Gay

Posted: 04/29/2013 - NBA veteran center Jason Collins has become the first active male professional athlete in the major four American sports leagues to come out as gay.

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NKorea Charges US Man In Plot To Overthrow Regime

Posted: 04/29/2013 - North Korea says an American detained for nearly six months is being tried on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, a crime that could draw the death penalty if he is convicted.

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