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Both sides agree: No major budget deal foreseen

WASHINGTON (AP) — On this, GOP budget guru Rep. Paul Ryan and top Senate Democrat Harry Reid can agree: There won't be a "grand bargain" on the budget.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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1999 indictment to be released in JonBenet slaying

 

DENVER (AP) — A grand jury indictment issued in 1999 in the JonBenet Ramsey investigation will be released Friday, and should shed more light on why prosecutors decided against pursuing charges against the little girl's parents.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Norway rejects US request to destroy Syria weapons

 

OSLO, Norway (AP) — Norway has turned down a U.S. request to receive the bulk of Syria's chemical weapons for destruction because it doesn't have the capabilities to complete the task by the deadlines given, the Norwegian foreign minister said Friday.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Merkel: US spying has shattered allies' trust

BRUSSELS (AP) — European leaders united in anger as they attended a summit overshadowed by reports of widespread U.S. spying on its allies — allegations German Chancellor Angela Merkel said had shattered trust in the Obama administration and undermined the crucial trans-Atlantic relationship.

Last Updated on Friday, 25 October 2013

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Study: Gold star nutrition ratings appear to work

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A nutritional rating system using gold stars affixed to price labels on grocery store shelves appears to have shifted buying habits, potentially providing another tool to educate consumers on how to eat healthier, according to a new study.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013

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Healthcare.gov failures surface at Hill hearing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The leading contractors on the Obama administration's troubled health insurance website told Congress Thursday that the government failed to thoroughly test the complicated system before it went live.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013

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More victims of online abuse reach out to parents

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013

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VP Biden: Country on cusp of mental health changes

BOSTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the country is on the cusp of what he called "remarkable changes" in the treatment of mental illness.

Last Updated on Thursday, 24 October 2013

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