November 13, 2012 Shena Hardin of Cleveland kept driving up on a sidewalk to get around a stopped school bus. After the police nabbed her, a judge ordered her to stand at the scene of the crime for two mornings with a sign saying that only an idiot would do that.
November 13, 2012 The stunning resignation of CIA Director David Petraeus, a retired 4-star general, has been followed by an investigation into potentially inappropriate communications between Gen. John Allen and a woman in Tampa.
November 13, 2012 Also: Microsoft Windows chief steps down; Sen. Kerry reportedly being considered for defense secretary; last solar eclipse until 2015 will be visible from Australia.
November 13, 2012 The investigation into the former CIA director's extramarital affair has now ensnared the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan. Investigators found thousands of communications between Gen. John Allen and a Tampa woman. He says they were not inappropriate. The sordid story is getting confusing.
November 12, 2012 "Yay!" the Colorado 4-year-old says of the president's re-election. That's a big change from her pre-election fatigue at hearing so much (sometimes on NPR) about "Bronco Bamma and Mitt Romney." See her new video.
November 12, 2012 Sesame Street Workshop says Kevin Clash denies a young man's accusation that they had an improper relationship. The organization also says it investigated and concluded the allegation is "unsubstantiated." But Clash exercised poor judgment and violated the organization's policy on Internet usage.
November 12, 2012 After a mortar round fired from Syria struck near an Israeli army post, Israeli troops fired back with tank shells. The Israeli military says its forces hit the source of the mortar round.
November 12, 2012 Paula Broadwell wrote a biography of Petraeus. She is also a major in the Army Reserve who focuses on counterterrorism issues and has access to some secret information. Broadwell and Petraeus have reportedly told investigators he did not give her any classified information.
November 12, 2012 Also: As "fiscal cliff" looms, scenarios multiply; New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo will reportedly seek $30 billion in disaster aid; the BBC's head of news steps down; Italy is pounded by heavy rains.
November 12, 2012 At least two people were killed Saturday when a blast rocked a neighborhood. More than 30 homes were damaged or destroyed. About 200 people are now homeless. Authorities do not think a bomb or meth lab explosion was responsible, but have not pinpointed the cause.
November 12, 2012 While FBI agents reportedly uncovered the CIA director's extramarital affair during the summer, no one outside the Justice Department was told until he resigned on Friday. Investigators did not think the affair had compromised national security, news outlets report.
November 12, 2012 As the nation honors its veterans, the time is right to reread a poem that helps mark their sacrifices. Written in 1915 by a Canadian military doctor, it inspired the use of poppies as a symbol of respect for those who have served.
November 9, 2012 At issue is whether states that once blocked African-Americans from voting should still be subject to the landmark 1965 legislation.
November 9, 2012 As an executive with the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, MacPhail helped build World Series champions. He also served as president of the American League. At 95, he had been the oldest living member of the Hall. That distinction now goes to former Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr.
November 9, 2012 In his first address to the nation since his victory celebration Election Night in Chicago, the president repeated some themes from the campaign: that he wants spending cuts to be balanced with revenue increases. And the wealthiest Americans, he said, must be asked to "pay a little more in taxes."