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Is Palestine Now A State?

Posted: 11/30/2012 - The United Nations General Assembly voted Thursday, by an impressive margin, to upgrade Palestine from its status as an "Observer Entity" to an "Observer State

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Bradley Manning: I Made Noose After 2010 Arrest

Posted: 11/30/2012 - An Army private charged with leaking classified material to WikiLeaks said Friday that he tied a bedsheet into a noose while considering suicide during his pretrial confinement in Kuwait.

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Former "Sons Of Anarchy" Actor Kills Landlady

Updated: 11/30/2012 - A former "Sons of Anarchy" actor who was the lone suspect in the killing of his landlady did not have drugs in his system when he died, according to an autopsy report released Thursday.

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GOP: White House Fiscal Cliff Idea "A Joke"

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Republicans call a tax hike in WHite House budget offer too high and extreme to be offering two weeks into negotiations with a just a month left before the deadline.

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Reid on John Boehner: "I Don't Understand His Brain"

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Administration suggests $1.6 trillion in tax increases, Republicans say. Treasury Secretary Geithner meets with congressional leaders, while House Speaker John Boehner says President Obama must get serious on the issue.

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Palestinian State Gets A Status Upgrade in UN

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Thursday's vote was 138 delegates in favor, nine against and 41 abstentions at the United Nations. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon supports the new status, which elevates their non-member status from "observer entity" to "observer state." The United States and Israel remain opposed.

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Settlement Reached In Conn. Chimp Attack Lawsuit

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Lawyers for a woman mauled by a chimpanzee in Connecticut have agreed to a settle a lawsuit against the estate of the primate's now-dead owner, according to court documents obtained Thursday by The Associated Press. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.

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Hostess Says It Has Over 100 Interested Buyers

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Hostess Brands got final approval for its wind-down plans in bankruptcy court Thursday, setting the stage for its roster of snack cakes to find a second life with new owners - even as 18,000 jobs will be wiped out.

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Sources: Obama And Boehner Spoke Wednesday

Posted: 11/29/2012 - Obama told Boehner that tax rates would go up on wealthy individuals in the new year and that there would be no deal regarding that aspect, a source familiar with the call said.

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Ryan After Romney Meeting: 'I Cherish Our Friendship'

Posted: 11/29/2012 - A Ryan aide said the meeting was "constructive and positive," and focused both on reflections from the campaign and on upcoming fiscal and economic challenges for the country.

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Man Arrested After Charging At Romney's SUV

Posted: 11/29/2012 - The man reached into Romney's open vehicle window as the SUV stopped at a White House gate. He was yelling the candidate's name when he was hauled away, apparently by a security officer.

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Biden Beelines To D.C. Costco On Opening Day

Posted: 11/29/2012 - The second in command made a trip across town Thursday to shop the first Washington location of the wholesale giant on its opening day, walking in prepared with his Costco membership card, which he flashed to the minder at the front door.

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Leading Republican's Tax Compromise Shot Down

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Conservatives including House Speaker John Boehner rejected Rep. Tom Cole's proposal that his Republican colleagues agree to immediately renew middle-class tax cuts. The Oklahoma Republican says major issues should be worked out in the debate next year.

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Report: Nearly 70% of Pork Supply is Contaminated

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Consumer Reports also found 3% to 7% of the samples harbored salmonella, staphylococcus or listeria monocytogenes, other common pathogens for foodborne illness.

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Byron Smith Case: Slain Minn. Teens Had Stolen Items In Car, Police Say

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Authorities say a car linked to two Minnesota teens fatally shot during an alleged home burglary on Thanksgiving day contained prescription drugs that had been stolen from another house. PICTURES: Two Minn. cousins fatally shot on Thanksgiving Day

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3 BP Employees Pleased Not Guilty On Gulf Oil Spill Charges

Posted: 11/28/2012 - Two BP rig supervisors and a former BP executive pleaded not guilty Wednesday to criminal charges stemming from the deadly Deepwater Horizon rig explosion and the company's response to the massive 2010 spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

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