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Hunt Is On For At Least One ‘Black Widow’ In Sochi

Hunt Is On For At Least One ‘Black Widow’ In SochiIs there already one or more "black widow" in or near Sochi, Russia, who might be determined to set off a suicide bomb at the site of next month's Winter Olympics?

U.N. Rescinds Offer For Iran To Take Part In Syrian Peace Talks

U.N. Rescinds Offer For Iran To Take Part In Syrian Peace TalksU.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has withdrawn an invitation to Iran to participate in Syrian peace talks after groups opposing President Bashar Assad's regime threatened a boycott of the discussions if Tehran got a seat at the table.

House Republicans Join In Passing $1 Trillion Spending Bill

House Republicans Join In Passing $1 Trillion Spending BillThe House on Wednesday passed a massive $1.1 trillion spending bill — a compromise that appeared to get past the bitter partisan showdowns that have caused an unpopular federal government shutdown and nearly tipped the U.S. into default.

Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Gravity’

Oscar Nominees For Best Picture Include ‘Captain Phillips,’ ‘Gravity’Let the arguments begin over who and which film should have been nominated but weren't.

Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma Ban On Gay Marriage

Federal Judge Strikes Down Oklahoma Ban On Gay MarriageSaying Oklahoma's ban on gay marriage is "arbitrary" and "irrational," a federal judge ruled the ban violated the constitution and it should be struck down.

Review Of Terrorism Cases Finds NSA Spying Helped Very Little

Review Of Terrorism Cases Finds NSA Spying Helped Very LittleSurveillance programs run by the National Security Agency helped very little when it came to cases brought against individuals the United States says were linked to al-Qaida.

Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West Virginia

Chemical Leak Causes Water Emergency In West VirginiaMore than 100,000 customers of one water company in West Virginia have been warned not to drink, cook or wash with the water coming from their taps because of chemicals that seeped into the Elk River near Charleston on Thursday.

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells Agencies

Same-Sex Marriages No Longer Recognized, Utah Tells AgenciesUtah is instructing state officials to put services and paperwork for same-sex couples on hold, reflecting a recent U.S. Supreme Court order that halted gay marriages in the state.

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment Benefits

Senate Votes To Move Ahead On Extending Unemployment BenefitsA three-month extension of federal unemployment benefits for 1.3 million jobless Americans won a key procedural vote in the Senate on Tuesday.

Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished; ‘I Already Won’

Snowden Says His Mission Is Accomplished; ‘I Already Won’"As soon as the journalists were able to work, everything that I had been trying to do was validated," says the former NSA contractor.