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Police: Young sisters charged in brother's fatal shooting

WHITE SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — With help from her younger sister, a 15-year-old girl fatally shot her older brother with a gun that their parents had locked up while they were away, and then the pair took off from the home, authorities in Florida said Wednesday.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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12 dead in terror attack on Paris paper, including editor

PARIS (AP) — Masked gunmen shouting "Allahu akbar!" stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people, including the paper's editor and a cartoonist, before escaping in a getaway car. It was France's deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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FBI to question 100s of patients after Texas clinic shooting

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The FBI plans to question hundreds of patients who may have witnessed a shooting at a West Texas veterans' clinic that left two people dead, including the suspected gunman, the agency said.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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House rule sets up election-year battle over Social Security

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Buried in new rules that will govern the House for the next two years is a provision that could force an explosive battle over Social Security's finances on the eve of the 2016 presidential election.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Scorekeeping change may help GOP pass tax reform

 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling the House have changed the rules on budget scorekeeping and Democrats are unhappy with the new math.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Bitterly cold air stretches from Dakotas to Alabama

Frigid air is blowing across the United States, dropping temperatures in many areas into the single digits and leading weather monitors to issue wind chill advisories and politicians to plead with residents to check on their neighbors.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Tail of crashed AirAsia plane discovered in Java Sea

 

PANGKALAN BUN, Indonesia (AP) — Divers and an unmanned underwater vehicle on Wednesday spotted the tail of the AirAsia plane that crashed into the Java Sea with 162 people on board, an important finding because the jet's all-important black boxes are located in that part of the aircraft.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 January 2015

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Snow expected from Midwest to Northeast, then bitter cold

CHICAGO (AP) — A winter weather system expected to dump more than a foot of snow in some places has begun its trek east, with a separate blast of arctic air right on its heels.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 January 2015

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