WASHINGTON (AP) - Time growing desperately short, Senate leaders took command of efforts to avert a Treasury default and end the partial government shutdown Tuesday night after a last big attempt by House Republicans abruptly collapsed.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The leader of the nation's second-largest school district wants to put the brakes on an ambitious $1 billion plan to place iPads in the hands of every student after some of the first to get them used the devices to Tweet, text and play games rather than study.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - When the old Sandy Hook Elementary School is demolished, building materials will be pulverized on site and metal will be taken away and melted down in an effort to eliminate nearly every trace of the building where a gunman killed 26 people last December.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A judge is delaying a decision on whether to create a temporary conservatorship for Casey Kasem after a court-appointed attorney told him the ailing radio personality is receiving adequate daily care.
WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) - Two Florida girls who were primarily responsible for bullying a 12-year-old girl who killed herself were arrested after one of them acknowledged the harassment online, a sheriff said Tuesday.
BERLIN (AP) - Hans Riegel, who made German candy maker Haribo and its signature gummi bears a chewy hit for children - and adults - across the globe, died on Tuesday. He was 90.
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Army captain is receiving the nation's highest military honor from President Barack Obama for his bravery in one of the most deadly firefights in Afghanistan.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - A bomb apparently planted in a mosque killed a provincial governor Tuesday in the highest profile assassination in recent months, part of an intensified campaign to intimidate Afghanistan's administration as it prepares for elections and the withdrawal of foreign troops after 12 years of war.
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - A recipe for gridlock was brewing in the San Francisco Bay Area, as two of the region's major transit agencies teetered on the brink of commute-crippling strikes.
CEBU, Philippines (AP) - The death toll from a 7.2-magnitude earthquake that struck the central Philippine island of Bohol on Tuesday rose to 93, as rescuers struggled to reach patients in a collapsed hospital. Centuries-old stone churches crumbled and wide areas were without power.
WASHINGTON (AP) - The National Security Agency has been sifting through millions of contact lists from personal email and instant messaging accounts around the world - including those of Americans - in its effort to find possible links to terrorism or other criminal activity, according to a published report.
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SANTA CLARA (AP) - Construction is slated to restart Tuesday at the new $1.2 billion San Francisco 49ers showcase stadium after police and fire investigators determined a truck driver's death was a workplace accident and not a crime.
MIAMI (AP) - A 6-year-old boy drowned in one of the pools aboard a Carnival Cruise Lines ship while at sea, the company said in a statement Monday.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say the driver of a mid-sized sedan was killed when his vehicle collided with a city bus in Los Angeles's San Fernando Valley.
GLENDORA (AP) - Firefighters were chasing early-morning flare-ups Friday in a damaging wildfire that was largely tamed but kept thousands of people from their homes in the foothill suburbs northeast of Los Angeles.