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Violence Plays Role In Shorter US Life Expectancy

Updated: 01/09/2013 - A new report says the United States suffers far more violent deaths than any other wealthy nation, due in part to the widespread possession of firearms and the practice of storing them at home.

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Jack Lew Expected To Be Next Treasury Secretary

Updated: 01/09/2013 - White House chief of staff Jack Lew is President Barack Obama's expected pick to lead the Treasury Department, with an announcement possible before the end of the week.

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Fisher-Price Infant Sleeper Recall

Posted: 01/09/2013 - A massive recall is underway this morning for something that could make your baby sick; Fisher-Price is recalling about 800,000 infant sleepers.

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Giffords, Kelly Launch Gun Control Lobbying Effort

Posted: 01/08/2013 - Tuesday was not just a day for Tucson to remember the victims of the deadly shooting that severely injured then-U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. It was also a day when residents could see firsthand the nation's gun debate play out in a busy parking lot outside a city police station.

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Olympic Swimmer Lands Reality Show "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?"

Updated: 01/07/2013 - Airing on E!, "What Would Ryan Lochte Do?" will follow the 28-year-old swimmer as he prepares for the 2016 Rio Olympics while developing his fashion line, making media appearances, dealing with his family and friends, and searching for a girlfriend.

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Obama To Nominate John Brennan To Head CIA

Posted: 01/07/2013 - Obama considered Brennan for the top CIA job in 2008, but Brennan withdrew his name amid questions about enhanced interrogation techniques.

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Analysis: Gay Marriage Remains A Tough Sell In Illinois

Posted: 01/06/2013 - The stalling of Illinois' same-sex marriage push — at least for now — shows the difficulty of approving legislation to legalize it, even with a nudge from the home-state president, steadily rising support in the polls and national momentum from the November elections.

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Obama: US can't Afford More Showdowns Over Debt, Deficits

Posted: 01/06/2013 - Fresh from the long legislative fight to prevent a "fiscal cliff" of tax hikes and spending cuts, President Barack Obama warned Saturday that the United States could not afford further budget showdowns this year or in the future.

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Patrick Kennedy Leads Campaign Against Marijuana Legalization

Posted: 01/06/2013 - Retired Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy is taking aim at what he sees as knee-jerk support for marijuana legalization among his fellow liberals, in a project that carries special meaning for the self-confessed former Oxycontin addict.

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Obama Urges Action On Debt Ceiling

Posted: 01/05/2013 - President Barack Obama says he is willing to consider more spending cuts and tax increases to reduce the deficit -- one of the next big items on the agenda in his struggles with Congress.

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Egypt Says It Seized US-Made Missiles Near Gaza

Updated: 01/04/2013 - Egyptian authorities seized six U.S.-made missiles in the Sinai Peninsula Friday that security officials said were likely smuggled from Libya and bound for the Gaza Strip.

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FDA Issues Sweeping New Food Safety Rules

Posted: 01/04/2013 - The Food and Drug Administration is proposing the most sweeping food safety rules in decades, requiring farmers and food companies to be more vigilant in the wake of deadly outbreaks in peanuts, cantaloupe and leafy greens.

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Farm Bill Extension Evidence Of Lost Clout

Posted: 01/04/2013 - A patchwork extension of federal farm programs passed as part of a larger "fiscal cliff" bill keeps the price of milk from rising but doesn't include many of the goodies that farm-state lawmakers are used to getting for their rural districts.

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