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Russia Rejects US Demand For Snowden's Extradition

Updated: 06/25/2013 - MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign minister is rejecting U.S. demands to extradite National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden, who has apparently stopped in Moscow while trying to evade U.S. justice.

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'Sopranos' Star James Gandolfini Dies At 51

Posted: 06/19/2013 - Actor James Gandolfini, who rose to fame as mob boss Tony Soprano on the hit HBO drama "The Sopranos," has died of a possible heart attack, the network has confirmed to NBC News. He was 51.

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Afghan Taliban Claim They Killed 4 US Troops

Posted: 06/19/2013 - The Taliban have claimed responsibility for an attack in Afghanistan that killed four U.S. troops just hours after the insurgent group announced it would hold talks with the Americans on finding a political solution to ending the nearly 12-year war.

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Military Plans Would Put Women In Most Combat Jobs

Posted: 06/18/2013 - Declaring "the days of Rambo are over," a top general said Tuesday that cultural, social and behavioral concerns may be bigger hurdles than tough physical fitness requirements for women looking to join the military's special operations units.

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Jacksonville Woman To Train As NASA Astronaut

Updated: 06/18/2013 - A Jacksonville woman is among the 8 astronaut candidates selected by NASA Monday. Their mission will be to help lead the first human mission to an asteroid and then on to Mars.

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SCOTUS: AZ Citizenship Proof For Voter Registration Illegal

Posted: 06/17/2013 - States can't demand proof of citizenship from people registering to vote in federal elections unless they get federal or court approval to do so, the Supreme Court ruled Monday in a decision complicating efforts in several states to bar voting by people who are in the country illegally.

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IRS Supervisor In DC Scrutinized Tea Party Cases

Posted: 06/16/2013 - An Internal Revenue Service supervisor in Washington says she was personally involved in scrutinizing some of the earliest applications from tea party groups seeking tax-exempt status, including some requests that languished for more than a year without action.

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End Of BP Cleaning Crews Leaves Questions On Gulf

Posted: 06/16/2013 - Environmental advocates and others are questioning the decision to quit using crews to look for tar balls left by the BP oil spill on Gulf Coast beaches in Alabama, Florida and Mississippi.

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Jury selection begins in Zimmerman's trial

Posted: 06/10/2013 - On the first day of his trial Monday, George Zimmerman got a look at some of the people who might decide whether he committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin.

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Report: NSA Contract Worker Is Surveillance Source

Posted: 06/09/2013 - The Guardian newspaper in London says a 29-year-old American who works as a contractor at the National Security Agency is its source of leaks about the U.S. government's surveillance programs.

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Police: Calif. Attack That Killed 4 Was Planned

Posted: 06/09/2013 - Investigators trying to determine why a gunman planned a shooting spree that killed four people, were focusing on a deadly act of domestic violence that touched off the mayhem.

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Intelligence Chief Defends Internet Spying Program

Updated: 06/09/2013 - Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a secret court and cannot intentionally target a U.S. citizen. He decried the revelation of that and another intelligence-gathering program as reckless.

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