18 LA sheriff's deputies face federal charges
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Federal officials say 18 current and former Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies saw themselves as being "above the law," engaging in corruption and civil rights abuses that included beating inmates and visitors, falsifying reports, and trying to block an FBI probe of the nation's largest jail system....
Guilty verdict in Calif. city corruption trial
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A former official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell has been convicted of corruption in a case that drove the blue-collar city to the brink of bankruptcy....
Newtown asks for privacy, kindness on 1-year mark
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) -- Newtown officials asked for privacy and joined victims' families Monday in calling for people to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting by performing acts of kindness or volunteering with charities....
US vet held in N. Korea says statement was coerced
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The 85-year-old U.S. Korean War veteran who was detained for weeks by North Korea said Monday that the videotaped confession in which he apologized for killing North Koreans during the war was given involuntarily and under duress....
Rising riches: 1 in 5 in US reaches affluence
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Fully 20 percent of U.S. adults become rich for parts of their lives, wielding extensive influence over America's economy and politics, according to new survey data....
Do you think Congress will reach a budget deal before the House goes on recess on December 13th <More Info>
Just two months after the last government shutdown ended, lawmakers are once again struggling to meet the deadline for funding the government. Congress is giving itself until Jan 15th to pass a budget and until December 13th to reach a tentative deal at the committee level.
Do you agree with the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to refuse to hear Liberty University's challenge of ObamaCare?