Obama speech aims to bypass gridlock in Congress

President Barack Obama, in what served as the opening salvo in a fight for control of Congress ahead of the November election, used his biggest speech of the year to push for programs to narrow economic disparities between rich and poor…

Most popular destinations for US travellers

If you plan on traveling to London or paris, you won’t be alone…

Lawyer: Tentative deal reached in LA school suit

The lawyer for relatives of a teenager who was stabbed to death at a LA school says a tentative settlement has been reached a wrongful-death lawsuit against the school district…

NYC takes aim at jaywalking: “I’m walkin’ here!”

For many New Yorkers, crossing the street in the middle of the block or against the light is a way of life…

Ex-Marlboro man dies from smoking-related disease

Eric Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72…

Bitcoin exchange CEO arrested for money laundering

U.S. government agents have arrested Charlie Shrem, the CEO of Bitcoin exchange BitInstant, charging him with laundering money for customers of online drug bazaar Silk Road

Police believe missing California girls ran away

Southern California authorities believe that two girls who vanished during a weekend sleepover are runaways…

Maryland mall reopens 2 days after shooting

The mall where a Maryland teenager gunned down two people before killing himself has reopened to shoppers…

Colorado student sets himself on fire

Police say a student is injured after he set himself on fire in the cafeteria at a suburban Denver high school…

Suspect who used baby as shield shot by deputies

Authorities say a man who shot his ex-girlfriend’s new boyfriend in the face later used his infant son as a shield…