WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama has proposed a deficit-reduction package to House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) that would increase the top tax rates on taxpayers earning more than $400,000, cut more spending from health care programs and add $200 billion more in spending cuts over 10 years to his earlier offer.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Recovering from war wounds that left him with one arm, Danny Inouye wanted a cigarette and needed a light.
EASTON, Pa. (AP) - An investigation into the fatal heroin overdose of Garrett Reid, the oldest son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid, revealed there were steroids in his room the day he died, a Pennsylvania prosecutor said Monday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time, the Census Bureau is giving U.S. households a chance to respond to government surveys over the Internet, part of a bid to save costs and boost sagging response rates in a digital age.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - Gene Rosen had just finished feeding his cats and was heading from his home near Sandy Hook Elementary school to a diner Friday morning when he saw six small children sitting in a neat semicircle at the end of his driveway.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal judge on Monday sentenced a hacker to 10 years in prison after he broke into the personal online accounts of Scarlett Johansson, Christina Aguilera and other women and posted revealing photos and other material on the Internet.
DALLAS (AP) - Southwest Airlines doesn't charge customers to change their flight plans after buying a ticket. But soon they'll pay a fee for not canceling a ticket before the flight.
KEYSTONE, S.D. (AP) - Mount Rushmore will once again grace the side of a quarter when the U.S. Mint releases a new America the Beautiful quarter next year.
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley picked U.S. Rep. Tim Scott to be the state's next U.S. senator Monday, making him the only black Republican in Congress and the South's first black Republican senator since Reconstruction.
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks rose on Wall Street as investors were encouraged by signs of progress in budget talks in Washington. Just two weeks remain before tax increases and government spending cuts take effect if no deal is reached.
NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) - A grief-stricken Newtown began burying the littlest victims of the school massacre, starting with two 6-year-old boys - one of them a big football fan, the other described as a whip-smart youngster whose twin sister survived the rampage.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) - A car bomb exploded in a crowded market in Pakistan's troubled northwest tribal region near the Afghan border Monday, killing 17 people and wounding more than 40 others, officials said.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Big differences remain, but there is finally movement in long-stalled talks on avoiding the "fiscal cliff."
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Police have arrested a man for allegedly posting Facebook threats against Los Angeles elementary schools.
NEW YORK (AP) - Diet Pepsi is quietly changing its sweetener ahead of a major rebranding of the soft drink set for next month.
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's deadlocked parliament failed Sunday to overcome the deep divisions hampering the formation of a new government, making no progress on choosing new leaders who could help hold the nation together and confront the Sunni militant blitz that has overrun much of the country.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's foreign ministry said Sunday that a Ukrainian shell hit a Russian border town, killing one person and seriously injuring two others. Ukraine denied firing a shell into Russian territory.
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) - A rookie police officer responding to an armed robbery call at a 24-hour drugstore was fatally shot early Sunday by a suspect who had snatched a gun from an armed security guard inside, officials said.
VIENNA (AP) - The United States and Germany put a brave face on an escalating espionage dispute, stressing on Sunday the importance of their cooperation to solving several global crises but offering little indication they've fully mended ties.
REDDING, Calif. (AP) - Authorities believe a wildfire in Northern California was sparked by the exhaust from a truck driven by a man delivering supplies to an illegal marijuana plot.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Truck drivers at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach agreed Saturday to a cooling-off period following five days of striking that briefly shut the massive ports.
OAKLAND (AP) - Amelia Rose Earhart has completed the round-the-world flight that her namesake never finished nearly eight decades ago.
NEW YORK (AP) - A New York-bound Delta Air Lines flight from Israel declared an emergency and returned to Tel Aviv early Sunday after developing a mechanical problem, vexing passengers already on edge as Palestinian militants launched rocket attacks on the city.
PASADENA (AP) - Authorities say three people have been shot and killed at a home in Pasadena, and a suspect is in custody after shooting at police cars.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say "Harry Potter" actor Dave Legeno has died from heatstroke in California's Death Valley. He was 50.
SANTA ANA - An Orange County man hooked the catch of a lifetime while on vacation in Alaska.
VENTURA (AP) - State coastal regulators have voted unanimously to issue a cease-and-desist order to a couple who installed fences, gates and signs that blocked access to a popular hiking trail on the Central Coast.
NEW YORK (AP) - The Ramones always seemed too fast. Their songs rushed by, often two minutes or less of pure adrenaline. Their influence outstripped their sales. And now, with the death of drummer Tommy, all four original members of the seminal punk rock band are gone.
ABERDEEN, Scotland (AP) - Phil Mickelson never tires of expressing his affection for Scottish links courses - but he won't be taking away any fond memories of the 18th hole at Royal Aberdeen this week.
Nneka and Chiney Ogwumike's memories of the one time they played basketball against each other at Stanford don't exactly match up.