|Obama, First Lady to attend Tuesday service for Mandela
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will attend a memorial service in South Africa on Tuesday honoring Nelson Mandela, the White House said Sunday.
|Two-year-old Chicago girl dies in dog attack
A two-year-old Chicago girl's death from a dog attack over the weekend has been ruled a homicide by the Cook County Medical Examiner's office.
|Senate Dems push Obama nominees, GOP bides time
First, Senate Democrats shackled Republicans' ability to block nominations. Now, Democrats are ready to muscle President Obama's picks for pivotal judgeships and other top jobs in the Senate.
|US gas prices up three cents a gallon, report shows
The average price of gasoline in the U.S. is up three cents a gallon in the past two weeks, after it fell for nine consecutive weeks before November, an industry report said Sunday.
|Winter weather system icing up east coast, grounding flights
It's a real mess along the East Coast as a mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow moved through the area on Sunday -- part of the winter weather system that has swept across the nation.
|Connecticut police believe man killed three women, himself
Police in Connecticut say a man they suspect killed three women took his own life minutes after officers confronted him.
|Bride goes to trial in Glacier Park newlywed death
The bride was having second thoughts eight days after her wedding, and the couple took their argument to a trail in Montana's Glacier National Park. Only one of them returned alive.
|Scientists test ideas in bird botulism outbreaks
Scientists are stepping up efforts to learn where and how many Great Lakes water birds are getting fatal food poisoning.
|Satanists seek spot on Oklahoma Statehouse steps
Republican lawmakers in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a satanic statute when they approved a Ten Commandments monument for the Statehouse steps.
|Officials cease whale rescue efforts in Everglades
Wildlife officials say that after losing sight of a pod of whales that was stranded in the Everglades, they are ceasing rescue efforts.