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Senate blocks NSA phone records measure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday blocked a bill to end bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency, dealing a blow to President Barack Obama's primary proposal to rein in domestic surveillance.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Some in House reject GOP warning against shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — Top Republicans say two things are clear: Last year's government shutdown hurt the party. And Republicans must not let the president's pending immigration action bait them into a repeat.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Snow blankets parts of New York; US feels chill

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A ferocious storm dumped massive piles of snow on parts of upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding motorists on roadways, as temperatures in all 50 states fell to freezing or below.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Are women overcharged? France probes price of pink

PARIS (AP) — Hair salons do it, dry cleaners do it, and so do department stores selling health and beauty products. Now France wants to know why, for some goods and services, women seem to be paying more than men.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Gun sales surge ahead of jury's Ferguson decision

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Some suburban St. Louis gun dealers have been doing brisk business, particularly among first-time buyers, as fearful residents await a grand jury's decision on whether to indict the police officer who fatally shot Michael Brown.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Republicans: Keystone pipeline down, but not out

WASHINGTON (AP) — Incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is promising the new Republican majority will quickly resurrect Keystone XL pipeline legislation killed by Democrats, potentially setting up an early 2015 veto confrontation with President Barack Obama.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Model-TV host Dickinson accuses Cosby of assault

NEW YORK (AP) — Model and TV host Janice Dickinson added her name to the women who have accused comic Bill Cosby of sexual assault.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 November 2014

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Small plane crashes into Chicago home

CHICAGO (AP) — A small twin-engine cargo plane crashed into a home on Chicago's southwest side Tuesday, killing the pilot but sparing a couple who were asleep just inches away.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 November 2014

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