January 31, 2013 Since Tuesday, police have been trying to convince a man to release the 5-year-old boy they say he snatched from a school bus after killing the driver.
January 31, 2013 Fifteen-year-old Hadiya Pendleton was shot and killed less than a mile from President Obama's home in Chicago. A week before, she and others in her school's band had been in Washington during the inaugural festivities. Now, her death is part of the discussion about gun laws.
January 31, 2013 The year ended on a strong note, with personal incomes up 2.6 percent in December alone. But over all of 2012, growth in both incomes and spending was less than the increases in 2011. The week's big economic news comes Friday when we'll hear how many jobs were created in January.
January 31, 2013 The former Nebraska senator faces the Senate Armed Services Committee. After some initial doubts, the conventional wisdom in Washington is that he's likely to be confirmed. But Hagel will face some sharp questions about his views on key issues.
January 30, 2013 The latest ADP National Employment Report seems to show a modest uptick in employment growth as 2013 began. But it comes after a surprisingly downbeat report about how the economy was doing as it ended 2012.
January 30, 2013 The economy had not contracted in any quarter since the spring of 2009. Among the reasons why there wasn't growth in the last three months of 2012: steep cuts in defense spending.
January 30, 2013 NBC News reports that the Equifax credit reporting agency has collected wage records on about one-third of American adults. Some has then been sold to "debt collectors, financial service companies and other entities." It's all legal, but is viewed by some as a huge breach of privacy.
January 30, 2013 The national debate over gun laws has taken on urgency since last year's shootings at an elementary school in Connecticut and a movie theater in Colorado. Giffords, who was shot in January 2011, is adding her voice. At a Senate hearing, all sides made their cases.
January 29, 2013 The Chicago Sun-Times went inside the stalls and found that plastic wrappers designed to automatically cover toilet seats were not keeping things spick-and-span. Don't sit down before you hear this news.
January 29, 2013 News reports about a parent of a child killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School being "heckled" by gun owners aren't necessarily supported by video of the incident. Watch and judge for yourself.
January 29, 2013 As expected, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee supports the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is the latest member of the administration to announce a departure.
January 29, 2013 Though there have been other signs to indicate that the economy is on the upswing, many Americans aren't feeling all that good about how things are going.The private Conference Board reports that its widely watched consumer confidence index fell to 58.6 in January from 66.7 in December.
January 29, 2013 In nearly all major cities across the nation, prices rose at a faster pace in November than they had in October, the latest S&P/Case-Shiller Home Price Indices report shows. It's another sign that the housing sector has recovered from its bust.
January 29, 2013 Activists and rebels say more than 60 bodies have been found and that the number will likely rise. Since March 2011 more than 60,000 people have died in Syria as the Assad regime has fought back against protesters and rebel militias.