Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

Obama praises Supreme Court's gay marriage orders

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency.

Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.

Federal judge: Laurie Fine entitled to documents

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A federal judge has ordered Syracuse University to disclose several documents related to its investigation into child-molesting claims against former assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine.

Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities.

Justices won't revive Louisiana parish claims

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from 11 Louisiana parishes that wanted to revive their lawsuits over wildlife damage from the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010.

High court to review California death penalty case

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Supreme Court will consider reinstating the conviction and death sentence for a California man in a 29-year-old triple murder in San Diego.

Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and "morally very difficult" not to support them.

US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

The U.S. military said Sunday it had airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants.

New military medical team to help with Ebola in US

|Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor prize in DC

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

The joke was on Jay Leno as comedians saluted the former "Tonight Show" host Sunday when he received the nation's top humor prize.

CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

| |Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014

Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

US, other nations condemn violence in Libya

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The United States and four other nations are strongly condemning the ongoing violence in Libya and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities.

High court balks at last-minute voting changes

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

Another year, another small Social Security bump

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

For the third straight year, millions of Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal retirees can expect historically small increases in their benefits come January.

Obama: US can't cut itself off from West Africa

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday not to succumb to hysteria about Ebola, even as he warned that addressing the deadly virus would require citizens, government leaders and the media to all pitch in.

Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

US military sees long haul ahead for war with IS

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Ten weeks into its war against Islamic State extremists, the Pentagon is settling in for the long haul, short on big early successes but still banking on enlisting Syrians and Iraqis to fight the ground war so that U.S. troops won't have to.

Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

| |Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire.

Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

|Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

The police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old in a St. Louis suburb last summer has told investigators that he was pinned in his vehicle and in fear for his life as they struggled over his gun, The New York Times reported.