Two men are charged in Kansas and six others in Iowa with conspiring to steal patented seeds from some of the nation's leading seed developers.
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Robert Levinson vanished in Iran in 2007. His family hasn't received proof of life in more than two years.
The two-year deal passed despite opposition from Republicans who are part of the Tea Party faction. It was announced earlier this week, after being pounded out by Rep. Paul Ryan R-Wis., and Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.
Aviation Week says the classified surveillance drone, which is meant to replace the Cold War-era SR-71 Blackbird, has begun test flights at Area 51.
Harvard graduate students testing preschoolers who got music training said they could not establish a link between the exposure and improved IQs.
The 16-year-old from a rich family got drunk and got behind the wheel of a pickup truck. There's been a lot of reaction to the news that he wasn't sentenced to prison, but will instead enter treatment and be on probation. Was his "affluenza" defense justified?
The communications agency's commissioners voted 3-2 to consider new rules allowing voice calls while jetliners are in the air — something that's been forbidden on U.S. flights. But the head of the Department of Transportation says he's "concerned" by the prospect of such calls.
Loretta Fuddy was director of Hawaii's Health Department. In 2011, she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. So-called birthers had questioned where he was born. Fuddy was killed Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.
California health officials say bottles of the popular condiment shouldn't be shipped right away so that any micro-organisms inside can be controlled. The producer has also been told to partially shut down its factory to keep smells from irritating neighbors. Will this lead to a "srirachapocalypse?"
Democrats and Republicans both have problems with the package, but passage is expected in the House on Thursday. The Senate is likely to do the same next week. Rep. Paul Ryan says the deal brings "some semblance of bipartisanship."
One of two systems used to dissipate heat from the station's onboard system is acting up, but the space agency says it's not a dangerous situation for the moment.
The chief's resignation comes after a store owner and residents filed a lawsuit against the city. Charges of racial profiling and civil rights abuses were bolstered by videos that showed police frisking and arresting people.
The bureau, which says it's been hard-hit by sequestration cuts, hopes the compromise plan will forestall furloughs and bring it back to full capacity.
After a few moments of review, the top life events people reported in 2013 can read like a 10-sentence short story — perhaps a fable, or a coming-of-age tale. In the U.S., hot topics included the Super Bowl, Pope Francis, and the Harlem Shake.
"The launch of HealthCare.gov was flawed and simply unacceptable." Those are the words of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, published today, just before she spent time with people who share that view: members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
Three people were killed and more than 150 were injured when the South Korean passenger jet crashed at San Francisco International Airport last July. As the NTSB holds an all-day hearing, there's word that the pilot was worried about making a visual approach to the runway.
The bipartisan plan would head off any more budget battles for two years. But it also doesn't cut spending as much as some Republicans want or restore some of the funding that Democrats favor. Both sides being disappointed may be the key to the plan's success, though.
The deal hammered out by GOP Rep. Paul Ryan and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray would restore $65 billion in sequestration cuts in exchange for cuts elsewhere and additional fees.
Ex-actress Shannon Guess Richardson, who had minor roles on The Walking Dead and The Blind Side, says that she tried to frame her estranged husband for the tainted letters.
The family had gone to an abandoned mining town in northern Nevada to play in the snow and didn't return. They faced subzero temperatures.