July 12, 2013 Attorney General Eric Holder says his department will give news outlets prior notice of plans to obtain reporters' phone and email records.
July 12, 2013 Officials are trying to head off possible violent reactions to the verdict, but isn't it weird to be sitting around discussing human behavior like weather patterns?
July 12, 2013 As he swam for hours in darkness to get help for his family, John Franklin Riggs says, he used lights on shore to guide himself. Two children, his father and his sister were on the boat when it sank.
July 12, 2013 Community leaders in Florida have already started preparing for public response to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Some leaders worry that public outcry similar to the demonstrations leading up to Zimmerman's arrest will boil over, and they're trying to ease the public's expectations for closure with the Trayvon Martin case.
July 12, 2013 Shares in the aircraft maker were down sharply after reports that the aircraft experienced an "onboard internal fire" while on the ground.
July 12, 2013 It remains uncertain how Ye Meng Yuan, 16, died. San Francisco police officials who spoke about the incident today said that she was found on the ground at the runway, covered by foam the fire crews were spraying on the smoldering jet.
July 12, 2013 The Canadian train tragedy is becoming Exhibit A in the political case for building pipelines, such as the proposed Keystone XL, as well as for opposing them. Meanwhile, energy companies have boosted rail shipments of oil in response to a surge in production.
July 12, 2013 The biggest loser from this year's heavy rains in the Midwest is the land itself. An environmental group says 50 townships in Iowa have lost more than 5 tons of topsoil per acre, "more than what is tolerable over an entire year."