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Ousted IRS Chief: "I Did Not Mislead" The American People

Posted: 05/17/2013 - Amid ongoing scrutiny over alleged IRS discrimination targeting practices, acting IRS commissioner Steven Miller on Friday apologized on behalf the agency for "the mistakes that we made and the poor service we provided," but he said he did not think partisanship drove the practices now under investigation.

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Judge lets Ariz. immigrant license policy stand

Posted: 05/16/2013 - A decision by U.S. District Judge David Campbell rejects the argument by immigrant rights advocates who said Brewer's policy was unconstitutional because it's trumped by federal law.

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3 U.N. Peacekeepers Kidnapped Between Israel-Syria

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Armed men broke into a U.N. outpost in a buffer zone separating Israel and Syria and abducted three U.N military observers, the U.N. peacekeeping chief said Thursday.

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At Least 6 Dead As Twisters Roar Through North Texas

Posted: 05/16/2013 - At least six people were killed Wednesday evening as a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas, destroying or damaging dozens of homes, injuring dozens of people and leaving hundreds homeless.

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Boston Bombings Suspect Left Note In Boat He Hid In

Posted: 05/16/2013 - Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev left claiming responsibility for the April 13 attack on the Boston Marathon, reports CBS News senior correspondent John Miller.

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At Least 6 Dead In North Texas Tornadoes

Posted: 05/16/2013 - At least six people were killed Wednesday as a spring tornado outbreak devastated parts of North Texas, destroying or damaging dozens of homes and injuring dozens of people.

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Injuries, Fatalities Reported In Texas Tornado

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Police reported a tornado hit the Rancho Brazos subdivision and adjoining areas along Lake Granbury in the North Texas town of Granbury Wednesday night.

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Scientists successfully clone human stem cells via skin cells

Posted: 05/15/2013 - Researchers at Oregon Health & Science University and the Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) were able to create embryonic stem cells, which are valuable for research because they can be turned into any other cell type found in the body.

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Acting IRS Commissioner Steps Down, Obama Announces

Updated: 05/15/2013 - President Obama on Wednesday announced that acting IRS commissioner Steve Miller is stepping down amid investigations into political discrimination carried out by the IRS against conservative groups.

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Federal Furloughs To Hit Kansas National Guard

Updated: 05/15/2013 - Maj. Gen. Lee Tafanelli, who heads the Kansas National Guard, says approximately 1100 Kansas National Guard employees will feel the pinch of federal budget cuts.

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Powerball Jackpot Hits $360M

Updated: 05/15/2013 - After weeks of rolling without a winner, the Powerball jackpot has once again ballooned in time for its Wednesday night drawing, which will have an estimated $360 million jackpot -- considered the third largest Powerball jackpot and seventh largest jackpot of any kind in history.

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IRS Controversy: What's The Potential Fallout?

Posted: 05/15/2013 - After lawmakers question the IRS over the undue scrutiny the agency put on conservative groups that filed for tax-exempt status during the 2012 elections, they'll want to take action -- to hold people accountable and eventually consider legislation to amend any systemic problems that led to this kind of political discrimination.

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Feds Recommend Tougher Drunken Driving Threshold

Posted: 05/14/2013 - The National Transportation Safety Board said states should shrink the standard from the current .08 blood alcohol content to .05 as part of a series of recommendations aimed at reducing alcohol-related highway deaths.

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