By By SAM HANANELAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Hovering in the background of the "fiscal cliff" debate is the prospect of 2 million people losing their unemployment benefits four days after Christmas.
"This is the real cliff," said Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I. He's been leading the effort to
By By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - It started out as a joke, but ended in tragedy.
The sudden death of a nurse who unwittingly accepted a prank call to a London hospital about Prince William's pregnant wife Kate has shocked Britain and Australia, and sparked an angry backlash
By By MATTHEW DALYAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama said Saturday that Republicans in the House are blocking a bill that would prevent a tax increase on the first $250,000 of income earned by all Americans.
The Democratic-controlled Senate has approved the measure, but
By By The Associated Press
"Proud and honored to join the Democratic Party in the home of President (at)Barack Obama!" - Former Republican Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, most recently a registered independent, announcing on Twitter he's now a Democrat.
"He did have concern with the
By By SARAH EL DEEBAssociated Press
CAIRO (AP) - A national dialogue committee said a referendum on a disputed draft constitution will be held on schedule, but President Mohammed Morsi has agreed to rescind the near-absolute power he had granted himself.
The statement came after a meeting that
By By RAQUEL MARIA DILLONAssociated Press
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - The decaying carcass of a whale that washed onto a California beach was towed out to sea Saturday, five days after it washed ashore and created a stench near the Malibu homes of movie stars and millionaires.
A tugboat hired by a
By By GARY FINEOUTAssociated Press
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, who was elected the state's chief executive as a Republican and then ran unsuccessfully for the U.S. Senate as an independent, announced on Twitter that he's switching to the Democratic Party
By By MARK THIESSENAssociated Press
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - Confessed serial killer Israel Keyes admitted he enjoyed killing people, but couldn't or wouldn't give investigators a more meaningful answer when quizzed why he did it.
"There were just times, a couple of times, where we
By By AUDREY McAVOYAssociated Press
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) - As crew members lined the edge of the Navy guided-missile destroyer, the ship's whistle sounded. It was 7:55 a.m., the exact time the Japanese began bombing Pearl Harbor 71 years earlier.
Friday's moment of silence was part
By By PAUL DAVENPORTAssociated Press
PHOENIX (AP) - Fallout from the looming fiscal cliff has drifted into the Powerball arena.
A man who lottery officials announced Friday has claimed his half of the $587.5 million Powerball jackpot, decided to collect the winnings now and not next year