National News + World News

AEG Live to get its last chance to argue in Michael Jackson wrongful death trial

Michael Jackson's last concert promoter has four hours Wednesday to convince a jury that it is not responsible for the pop icon's death.

Strong quake in Pakistan's Balochistan province kills more than 250 people

An earthquake in Pakistan, powerful enough to prompt the appearance of a small island off the coast, has killed more than 250 people, Pakistani officials said.

Questions linger after Nairobi mall attack

Some answers may be revealed in blood-stained halls or deep in the rubble of Nairobi's Westgate Mall. Others may never be known.

Wallet drop: World's least honest cities

 Four continents, 16 cities, 192 "lost" wallets. That's the basic formula for a recent sticky fingers experiment by Reader's Digest.

Stocks slide on government shutdown fears

The biggest threat to the 2013 rally may be Washington, D.C.

Official: Navy did not know that 2004 Alexis arrest involved gun

The Navy was unaware until after the killings at the Washington Navy Yard that gunman Aaron Alexis had been arrested in 2004 for shooting out the tires on a vehicle and claiming he had blacked out in anger, a senior Navy official told reporters

'Made in America' revival gathers pace

The 'Made in America' revival is gaining momentum with a majority of manufacturing executives now ready to consider pulling some production back from China.

Ex-FBI veteran agrees to plea deal in al Qaeda leaks case

Former FBI agent Donald Sachtleben has agreed to a deal in which he'll plead guilty to leaking details of a 2012 disrupted al Qaeda bombing plot.

5 strange things about debt ceiling politics

It's a recurring nightmare. The ceiling is slowly closing in on you, and there is no way you can stop it. Panic crests just as it is about to squish you, then you wake up with a jolt. 

U.S., Iranian presidents share U.N. spotlight

For years it was a United Nations General Assembly annual ritual: Iran's president would denounce the United States, and the American president would fire back.