But Republicans blocked a measure that would have strengthened the restrictions on the firearms that can skirt airport detectors.
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Treasury Secretary Jack Lew announced the government lost $10.7 billion on the deal but saved an estimated 1.5 million jobs in the industry.
Merrill Newman says his interest in the Korean War may have been misinterpreted by authorities.
Federal prosecutors have charged current and former deputies with unjustified beatings of inmates, unjustified detentions and obstruction of justice.
Relatives of those killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School say they will light candles in memory of the victims.
Bob Filner will serve no prison time after pleading guilty to sexually harassing three women.
It's all fun and games until somebody gets hurt. That was the case on Friday, when the football team organized a snowball fight that turned ugly.
Taken together, retired baseball managers Joe Torre, Tony La Russa and Bobby Cox won eight World Series titles and 7,558 games. Their names appeared on all of the voters' ballots Sunday.
So many spies have reportedly targeted gamers that a central group must try to keep track of them all. That's the latest revelation from documents leaked by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden and reported by the Guardian and other outlets.
Winter won't officially begin until nearly two more weeks pass, but snow, ice, and freezing rain are blanketing a large swath of the U.S. As of Monday morning, more than a thousand flights were cancelled.
The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel found that agents recruited mentally disabled men, made them a central part of stings and then charged them for crimes committed during the operations.
The United States Air Force Band surprised visitors of the National Air and Space Museum in Washington with a joyous performance of holiday classics.
Freezing rain is creeping across Tennessee on its way to the mid-Atlantic as the stunning cold, snow and ice that gripped Texas and the west on Saturday makes its advance eastward.
The small quake caused little damage, but led to some good jokes.
In an in-depth talk at the Saban Forum, President Obama explained his calculations when it came to negotiating with Iran over its nuclear program.
Newman was deported by North Korea on Friday, days after he appeared on state TV reading an apology for alleged war crimes.
The cold killed four people in California and an ice storm turned North Texas into a skating rink. More of the same is expected during a second round of storms this weekend.
The U.S. and Afghanistan have been at odds over a security agreement that allows U.S. troops to remain in the country past 2014. Hagel also met with leaders of Gulf nations to assure them the U.S. is not abandoning those ties in favor of a nuclear deal with Iran.
Merrill Newman, an 85-year-old veteran of the Korean War who was arrested by authorities in Pyongyang after a tour of the North, reportedly issued an apology for his "hostile acts."
The ceremony dates back to 1923, when President Calvin Coolidge presided over the first National Christmas Tree lighting.