Americans remain divided on the issue of gun control, according to the results of a CBS News poll released on Wednesday, although support for stricter laws has fallen since the mass shooting at a Newtown, Connecticut elementary school a year ago.
Despite efforts by Republicans to delay the vote, the Senate confirmed President Barack Obama's nomination of Nina Pillard to serve on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals early Thursday morning. The Senate voted 51 to 44 in favor of Pillard's nomination, with the vote largely coming down along party lines.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has warned his Ukrainian counterpart against using the military to quell demonstrations over President Viktor Yanukovych's decision to shelve a trade agreement with the European Union, the American Forces Press Service reported Thursday.
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A sworn affidavit initially signed by Zimmerman's girlfriend, Samantha Scheibe, 27, back in November said he pointed a gun at her. She now says she felt overwhelmed and intimidated when she was questioned about the incident by authorities.
The Danish Government agreed earlier this month to extend the term of General Knud Bartels as Chairman of the NATO Military Committee until mid-2015, the western military alliance said in a press release issued Wednesday.
During discussions at the 2013 Military Committee Conference in Budapest (13-15...
A car was hit by an Amtrak train in Waverly, Virginia on Thursday morning after a man ignored the warning lights and crossing bar and attempted to drive around it. Reuters reports that according to Virginia State Police, at approximately 6:00 a.m., the man tried to go around the crossing bar restricting him from crossing the train tracks when the train, traveling at a speed of 79 miles per hour.
Business inventories in the U.S. rose by much more than expected in the month of October, according to a report released by the Commerce Department on Thursday. The report said business inventories rose by 0.7 percent in October following a 0.6 percent increase in September. Economists had been expecting inventories to increase by a more modest 0.3 percent.
Import prices in the U.S. fell for the second consecutive month in November, according to a report released by the Labor Department on Thursday, with the decrease reflecting another sharp drop in prices for fuel imports. The Labor Department said its import price index dropped by 0.6 percent in November, matching the revised decrease reported for October.
After reporting a notable drop in first-time claims for U.S. unemployment benefits in the previous week, the Labor Department released a report on Thursday showing that initial jobless claims rebounded by much more than anticipated in the week ended December 7th.
Suggesting that the holiday shopping season began on an upbeat note, the Commerce Department released a report on Thursday showing that U.S. retail sales rose by slightly more than expected in the month of November. The report said retail sales rose by 0.7 percent in November following an upwardly revised increase of 0.6 percent in October. Economists had expected sales to increase by 0.6 percent.
Nearly 230 million children under the age of five have not had their births officially recorded, excluding them from education, health care and social security, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) reported Wednesday.
The figure denotes approximately one in three of all children under five...
The United States and the United Kingdom have suspended all non-lethal aid, including equipment and supplies, for the Syrian opposition after the Islamic Front, an umbrella group of six major radical rebel groups, seized control of bases belonging to the mainstream West-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA).
Well-publicized problems with the rollout of Obamacare seem to have taken their toll on Americans' opinions of the Democratic Party, according to the results of a Gallup poll released on Wednesday.
Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., announced Wednesday that his chief of staff Ryan Loskarn has been fired over allegations of child pornography. Alexander, who previously served as Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, said he was informed that law enforcement agents conducted a search of Loskarn's personal residence.
Spotify on Wednesday unveiled a new ad-based service that will permit mobile users to access to its 20 million song catalog for free. Mobile streaming was previously only available for premium subscribers paying a $10 per month fee.
"Today we're giving people the best free music experience in the...