12 killed in Navy Yard shooting; at least three shooters suspected
As many as three gunmen opened fire Monday inside the Washington Navy Yard, attacking office workers at a heavily guarded military facility in the heart of the nation's capital. At least 12 people were killed.
Missing man was on unapproved mission
WASHINGTON — In March 2007, retired FBI agent Robert Levinson flew to Kish Island, an Iranian resort awash with tourists, smugglers and organized crime figures. Days later, after an arranged meeting with an admitted killer, he checked out ...
Kerry back in Mideast to push peace talks
RAMALLAH, West Bank — Continuing a furious pace of shuttle diplomacy aimed at securing an elusive Israeli-Palestinian peace deal by spring, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry opened meetings Thursday in the Middle East on his ninth trip of ...
Shopping not for everyone
NEW YORK — Many Americans are watching the annual holiday spending ritual from the sidelines....
Gridlock in Senate, progress in House
WASHINGTON — A budget agreement between key Republicans and Democrats. Even President Barack Obama was on board. Gridlock, however briefly, took an early holiday in the bitterly polarized, Republican-run House....
Jury acquits ex-cop in fatal shooting
NEW ORLEANS — A former New Orleans police officer whose 2010 manslaughter conviction was touted as a milestone in the city’s healing after Hurricane Katrina was acquitted Wednesday by a different jury of charges he fatally shot a man ...
GM exec to be first woman to head major car company
DETROIT — Mary Barra has spent the past three years as General Motors’ product chief, making cars that drive better, last longer and look good in showrooms....
Newtown quietly marks anniversary of school shooting
NEWTOWN, Conn. — A year later, inside the big house on Berkshire Road, dolls fill the shelves of a living room and flowers and rainbows decorate a kitchen window, next to a little girl’s name: Avielle....
6 missing adults, children found alive
RENO, Nev. — Two adults and four children who were stranded in sub-zero temperatures in a Nevada mountain range for nearly 48 hours were found alive and well on Tuesday by search crews, authorities said....
Mandela hailed as ‘last great liberator’
JOHANNESBURG — Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson ...
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