|Obama urges calm in Central African Republic
President Barack Obama is urging the people of the Central African Republic to remain calm amid mounting sectarian violence.
|Oklahoma leaders say Satanic monument unlikely
Legislative leaders in Oklahoma are seeking to ease public concern over a plan by a group of Satanists to erect a monument at the state Capitol.
|Verdict reached in California city corruption trial
Jurors in the corruption trial of a former city official in the Los Angeles suburb of Bell say they have reached a verdict.
|Judges question need for Gitmo genital searches
Federal appeals court judges are questioning whether the government has gone too far in searching the genital areas of Guantanamo detainees who want to meet with their lawyers.
|US household wealth reaches record high $77.3B
Americans' wealth reached an all-time this summer, buoyed by record-setting stock prices and a healthy recovery in home values. The Federal Reserve says to U.S. net worth, a measure of household wealth, rose 2.6 percent to $77.3 trillion.
|Prospects dim for fast renewal of jobless benefits
Prospects are dimming for a quick extension of soon-to-expire unemployment benefits as Republican officials say they will not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal.
|Biden calls Ukraine leader, urges halt to violence
Vice President Joe Biden has urged Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych to defuse escalating tensions in Kiev, where protesters and riot police squared off in the biggest of three weeks of demonstrations.
|John Kerry headed back to Middle East, Asia
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is returning to the Mideast for more peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians, and then will travel on to Vietnam and the Philippines, the State Department said Monday.
|Hagel orders airlift for Central African Republic
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is ordering the U.S. military to transport troops from Burundi into the Central African Republic to help quell the latest upsurge in violence there.
|Florida congressman lost $18M in scheme
Court papers revealed Monday that a Florida congressman lost approximately $18 million in a scheme that cheated him, and more than 100 other people, out of money.