|Missing American in Iran was working for CIA
An American who vanished nearly seven years ago in Iran was working for the CIA on an unapproved intelligence-gathering mission that produced one of the most serious scandals in the recent history of the CIA.
|White House won't dispute North Korean execution story
The White House on Thursday said it can't independently confirm reports of the execution of the uncle of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but said it has "no reason to doubt" the report.
|MegaMillions jackpot is fifth largest in US history
The jackpot for Friday night's Mega Millions lottery drawing is now the second-biggest in the game's history, and the fifth largest jackpot of any kind in U.S. history.
|US Navy investigator will plead guilty in bribery case, lawyer says
The lawyer for a senior U.S. Navy investigator said Thursday that his client plans to plead guilty in a massive bribery scheme involving an Asian defense contractor.
|Feds try to smooth out rocky health care transition
The Obama administration is strongly encouraging health insurance companies to cut consumers some slack in January, when new coverage takes effect under the president's massive overhaul.
|Ex-Senate chief of staff faces child porn charges in court
The former chief of staff for a Tennessee senator made his first court appearance in Washington Thursday, on charges of possession and distribution of child pornography.
|White House promises to resolve concerns over press access
President Barack Obama wants to address growing media concerns about limited access to his events -- including the restricted coverage of his trip to South Africa with former President George W. Bush, the White House said Thursday.
|More than 200 sickened by marijuana in Colorado, CDC says
Synthetic marijuana is believed to have sickened more than 200 people in Colorado during an outbreak earlier this year, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control said Thursday.
|Judge accepts newlywed bride's guilty plea in husband's death
A federal judge in Montana on Thursday accepted a guilty plea from a woman accused of pushing her newlywed husband off a cliff, to his death, at Glacier National Park last summer -- just eight days after they married.
|Feds to examine NY commuter rail line for safety
Starting Monday, federal rail experts will be judging safety compliance and culture at the New York commuter railroad that suffered a deadly derailment this month. And the investigation is expected to last for two months.