Congress OKs bill ending FAA furloughs of air traffic controllers
Updated 04/26/2013 at 1:15 p.m.
Congress easily approved legislation Friday ending furloughs of air traffic controllers that have delayed hundreds of flights daily.
U.S. economy accelerates at 2.5 percent rate in first quarter
Published 04/26/2013 at 9:25 a.m.
U.S. economic growth accelerated to an annual rate of 2.5 percent from January through March, buoyed by the strongest consumer spending in more than two years.
Florida House approves bill to speed up capital punishment
Updated 04/25/2013 at 3:28 p.m.
A bill that would speed up the death penalty in Florida has been passed by the Florida House of Representatives.
Gov. Rick Scott signs law limiting use of drones in Florida
Published 04/25/2013 at 2:54 p.m.
Gov. Rick Scott has signed into law a measure that limits law enforcement agencies' use of the remotely controlled aircraft known as drones.
Boston Marathon victims vow to dance, to run again
Published 04/25/2013 at 2:31 p.m.
Mornings are the hardest for Adrianne Haslet because the 32-year-old professional dancer forgets at first that her left foot is gone.
Bush center: Presidents converge to salute one of their own
Updated 04/25/2013 at 1:30 p.m.
In a rare reunion, the five living American presidents gathered in Dallas on Thursday to honor one of their own at the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Center.
Bush and Clinton families on stage in Texas
Published 04/25/2013 at 11:27 a.m.
They have dominated American politics for the past three decades: the Bush and Clinton families, taking turns in a string of positions of power and influence.
George W. Bush wants brother Jeb to run for president
Published 04/25/2013 at 11:21 a.m.
Former President George W. Bush says he has advice for his brother and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush — "Run."
Florida Senate votes to roll back motor vehicle fees
Published 04/24/2013 at 12:04 p.m.
The Florida Senate on Wednesday unanimously passed a bill that rolls back automobile fees, saving an individual driver $12 a year.
Car bomb targets French Embassy in Libya
Published 04/23/2013 at 8:18 a.m.
A car bomb targeted the French Embassy in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, wounding two French guards and a Libyan teenager.
Boston Marathon suspect charged; all injured by bombs likely to live
Updated 04/22/2013 at 2:42 p.m.
The surviving suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings is facing federal charges and has made an initial court appearance in his hospital room.
Florida boy suffers minor injuries in alligator attack
Published 04/22/2013 at 12:20 p.m.
A 6-year-old South Florida boy suffered minor injuries after being attacked by an alligator, federal wildlife officials said Monday.
Halliburton seeking settlement over Gulf oil spill
Published 04/22/2013 at 12:12 p.m.
BP's cement contractor on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf in 2010 said Monday it is trying to negotiate a settlement over its role in the disaster.
Witherspoon 'deeply embarrassed' after arrest
Published 04/22/2013 at 11:28 a.m.
The Oscar-winning actress released a statement late Sunday apologizing for her behavior to police that began when her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was arrested early Friday for driving under the influence of alcohol.
Halle Berry, Michael Kors launch Watch Hunger Stop
Published 04/22/2013 at 9:53 a.m.
Halle Berry says she's a woman of compassion and Michael Kors says he's a man of action. Together, they want to make a dent in the battle against hunger around the world.
6-year-old boy presumed drowned in Southwest Florida
Published 04/22/2013 at 8:30 a.m.
The search for a 6-year-old boy who went missing in Gulf waters off Southwest Florida has turned into a recovery mission.
Man attacks grandmother with machete near Tampa
Published 04/22/2013 at 8:26 a.m.
Deputies arrested a man who is accused of attacking his 75-year-old grandmother with a machete during a dispute at her home near Tampa.
Gov. Scott signs sweeping education bill for Florida
Updated 04/22/2013 at 5:16 p.m.
Gov. Rick Scott signed into law a sweeping education bill that rolls back graduation standards adopted just three years ago.
Boston marks week from Marathon bombs with silence
Updated 04/22/2013 at 12:27 p.m.
Seven days after the Boston Marathon bombings, the city planned to mark the traumatic week with mournful silence and a return to its bustling commute.
More rain, snow could lead to more flooding in Midwest
Updated 04/22/2013 at 8:32 a.m.
The Mississippi River is topping out at some problematic spots, but there is growing concern that spring floods are far from over.
18-year-old Florida woman shot in face
Published 04/22/2013 at 5:49 a.m.
Authorities are investigating after a deputy found an 18-year-old woman lying on the side of the road suffering from a gunshot wound to her face.
Gov. Scott won't get $2,500 raises for teachers
Published 04/21/2013 at 8:25 p.m.
Fla. Gov. Rick Scott had maintained for weeks that legislators would "do the right thing" and agree to give every classroom teacher a $2,500 pay raise this year.
FAA furloughs kick in, some flight delays appear
Updated 04/22/2013 at 8:25 a.m.
Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts, though some delays appeared in the late evening in and around New York.
Reese Witherspoon arrested on disorderly conduct charge
Published 04/21/2013 at 7:35 p.m.
Actress Reese Witherspoon was arrested on a disorderly conduct charge after a state trooper said she wouldn't stay in the car while her husband was given a field sobriety test in Atlanta.
Boston nurses tell of bloody marathon aftermath
Published 04/21/2013 at 4:35 p.m.
The screams and cries of bloody marathon bombing victims still haunt the nurses who treated them one week ago. They did their jobs as they were trained to do, putting their own fears in a box during their 12-hour shifts ...
NBC sports announcer Al Michaels arrested on DUI
Published 04/21/2013 at 2:09 p.m. 1 Comment
Police in Southern California say that NBC Sports announcer Al Michaels has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Santa Monica police Sgt. Thomas McLaughlin says Michaels was taken into custody Friday night.
Boston top cop: Bombers likely sought more attacks
Published 04/21/2013 at 12:20 p.m.
As churches paused to mourn the dead and console the survivors of the Boston Marathon bombing Sunday, the city's police commissioner said the two suspects had such a large cache of weapons that they were probably planning other attacks
Five days of fear: What happened in Boston
Published 04/21/2013 at 12:13 p.m.
In the tight rows of chairs stretched across the Commonwealth Ballroom, the nervousness — already dialed high by two bombs, three deaths and more than 72 hours without answers — ratcheted even higher.
Mass. gov: Video shows bomb suspect dodging blast
Published 04/21/2013 at 11:17 a.m.
Surveillance video from the Boston Marathon attack shows one suspect dropping his backpack and calmly walking away from it before the bomb inside it exploded, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said Sunday.
Doctor: Dead bomb suspect had wounds 'head to toe'
Published 04/20/2013 at 9:40 p.m.
A doctor involved in treating the Boston Marathon bombing suspect who died in a gunbattle with police says he had injuries head to toe and all limbs intact when he arrived at the hospital.
For bombing suspects, question may be who led whom
Published 04/20/2013 at 9:33 p.m.
The brothers, now forever linked in the Boston Marathon bombing tragedy, in some ways seemed as different as siblings could be. But whatever drove them to allegedly set off two pressure-cooker bombs, their uncle is certain Dzhokhar was not the ...
Neil Diamond goes to Boston on his own, sings 'Sweet Caroline' offers comfort
Published 04/20/2013 at 9:13 p.m.
Neil Diamond said he's happy his "Sweet Caroline," a staple of Boston Red Sox games, can provide comfort after the Boston Marathon bombing.
Boston bomb suspect hospitalized under heavy guard
Published 04/20/2013 at 5:03 p.m.
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, 19, was reported to be in no condition to be interrogated the morning after he was pulled, wounded and bloody, from a tarp-covered boat in a Watertown backyard.
Boston suspects' Chechen family traveled long road
Published 04/20/2013 at 1:26 p.m.
"These children were brought up with kindness," Anzor Tsarnaev said in an interview shown Saturday on Russian television. "We're a family of lawyers, and everyone who knows us knows that."
Strong quake jolts China's Sichuan, killing 156
Published 04/20/2013 at 9:25 a.m.
A powerful earthquake struck the steep hills of China's southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, leaving at least 156 people dead and more than 5,500 injured, nearly five years after a devastating quake wreaked widespread damage across the region.
Obama: Boston capture closes chapter in tragedy
Published 04/19/2013 at 11:21 p.m.
President Barack Obama declared Friday night that the capture of a second suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings "closed an important chapter in this tragedy." But he acknowledged that many unanswered questions remain about the motivations of the two men ...
Police: Boston bomb suspect in serious condition
Published 04/19/2013 at 10:45 p.m.
Police say the 19-year-old suspect in the Boston Marathon bombings exchanged gunfire with law enforcement for an hour while holed up in a boat before being captured.
Cracking the case: How photos forced the suspects' move, breaking the bombing case
Published 04/19/2013 at 8:01 p.m.
BOSTON — Moments after investigators went before television cameras to broadcast photos of the two men in ball caps wanted for the Boston Marathon bombing, queries from viewers started cascading in — 300,000 hits a minute that overwhelmed the FBI's ...
The stories of 2 brothers suspected in the Boston bombings
Published 04/19/2013 at 6:58 p.m.
After known only by images of two men in baseball caps, a portrait emerged Friday of the two suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing.
Bombing probe highlights expansion of surveillance
Published 04/19/2013 at 12:09 p.m.
As the investigation of the Boston Marathon bombings illustrates, getting lost in the crowd is no longer an easy feat. There are eyes — and cameras — everywhere.
Boston suspects' father: A true angel
Published 04/19/2013 at 9:34 a.m.
The father of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombing claims that his son who is still on the loose is a smart and accomplished young man.
Judiciary Committee takes up immigration bill
Published 04/19/2013 at 8:59 a.m.
A far-reaching new immigration bill is getting its first test at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, where opponents of the legislation will be able to face off with its authors.
Boston Marathon bombing suspect manhunt: Militants from Chechnya
Published 04/19/2013 at 8:19 a.m.
Militants from Chechnya and other restive regions in Russia's volatile North Caucasus have targeted Moscow and other areas with bombings and hostage-takings, but the allegations of involvement in the Boston Marathon explosions would mark the first time they had conducted ...
Boston Police: Bombing suspect in custody
Updated 04/19/2013 at 9:01 p.m. 49 Comments
Dzhokhar Tsarnaev had been holed up in a boat in a Watertown neighborhood. The crowd gathered near the scene let out a cheer when spectators saw officers clapping..
Jeb Bush praises Senate immigration bill
Published 04/18/2013 at 11:37 p.m.
Former Fla. Gov. Jeb Bush opened the annual Hispanic Leadership Network conference Thursday with praise for the bipartisan Senate immigration bill, which some conservatives are criticizing as being too weak on border enforcement and security.
Fla. charity figures gave to pols before arrests
Published 04/18/2013 at 11:35 p.m.
In the weeks before an alleged gambling ring came crashing down with nearly 60 arrests, those linked to the ring showered Florida politicians with campaign contributions.
Bill seeks to ban abortions based on gender, race
Published 04/18/2013 at 11:29 p.m.
The Florida House voted Thursday to ban abortions based solely on an unborn child's gender or race, a procedure that one abortion opponent called a growing trend of "wickedness" that needs to be stopped.
Fla. House passes bill against foreign laws
Published 04/18/2013 at 11:22 p.m.
A bill that would ban Shariah, or Islamic law, and other foreign laws from being applied in state courts passed the House Thursday despite no evidence that judges have used foreign law against Floridians.
Florida bill calls for separate crime for harming unborn
Published 04/18/2013 at 12:30 p.m.
The Florida House has passed a bill that would make the death of an unborn child a separate crime from any offense committed against the mother.
Promises: Obama's IOUs coming due for immigration reform
Published 04/18/2013 at 12:21 p.m.
Presidential campaigns are long in the making, quick to be forgotten. But one part of them lives on for years: the victor's promises.