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Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Mother: "Slender Man" Stabbing Victim Feared Specter

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 4:41 AM

Obama: "Contradictory" Syria Policy Helps Assad

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 4:07 AM

Ghani Sworn In as Afghan President Amid Violence

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:38 AM

Consumer Reports: New iPhone "Not As Bendy As Believed"

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 4:57 AM

Toxic Gases Force Rescuers to Flee Japan Volcano

The death toll after a volcano erupted without warning in Japan looked certain to rise to 36 Monday, NBC News reported. The discovery of five more bodies came just before the 540 emergency service personnel were forced to leave 10,062-foot Mt. Ontake because of the high level of toxic gases, police said. It was the first fatal eruption in modern times on the mountain, which is located 125 miles west of Tokyo. The volcano rained down rocks and hot ash without warning onto hikers. Read »
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:28 AM

California Adopts "Yes Means Yes" Sex-Assault Rule

Sunday, Sep 28, 2014 at 5:07 PM

Al-Qaida Leader in Syria: Battle Will Reach Western Shores

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 7:47 AM

Ex-Secret Service Agent: “Complacency” an Issue

A former Secret Service agent who used to work at the White House said that the agency’s leadership needs to “broaden its mind” and bring in new perspectives to prevent “complacency.” "When you say complacency, it means when you get used to nothing ever happening typically, when something does happen you fail to connect those dots properly,'' former agent Evy Poumpouras said on “Today.” Poumpouras spoke out after a Washington Post report that said it took four days for the Secret Service to realize a gunman had hit the White House in 2011. Read »
Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 11:40 AM

California's Water Agencies Look to Budget Water

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 6:04 AM

Washington Post's Ben Bradlee in Hospice Care: Wife

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 6:14 AM

Travel Remains Slow in Chicago, FAA Radar Fix Two Weeks Away

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 10:51 AM

Jury Selection Begins for Marathon Bombing Suspect's Friend

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 8:39 PM

Why Were Minors at Miami Nighclub During Shooting?

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 3:39 AM

Grain Silo, Gas Plant Hit by Airstrikes: Syria Activists

Monday, Sep 29, 2014 at 9:42 AM

Hundreds Mourn Players Killed in Ok. Crash