The pilot of Asiana Airlines Flight 214, which crashed in July at San Francisco International Airport, told investigators that he was "very concerned" about landing the plane because the airport's navigation system was out of service due to construction. Captain Lee Kang Kuk, 46, was a pilot who was very experienced flying the Boeing 747 but was not experienced in a 777.
A 60-day safety review of Metro-North Railroad was announced on Thursday by federal regulators while they look into the commuter railroad's compliance with federal regulations, its procedures and its practices. The New York Daily News reports that the review is in response to the train derailment that occurred on December 1 in the Riverdale section of the Bronx.
The Montana woman who has been accused of murdering her husband after she pushed him off of a cliff at Glacier National Park has pleaded guilty to her charges. Retuers reports that Jordan Graham, 22, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for pushing Cody Johnson, 25, her husband of eight days, off of a cliff.
The United States general that opened the detention camp at Guantanamo Bay announced on Thursday that it was a mistake, and that the camp should be shut down. Reuters reports that Marine Major General Michael Lehnert, who is now retired and living in Michigan, wrote a column that was published in the Detroit Free Press.
A bipartisan budget bill to keep the U.S. government operating for the next two fiscal years was approved Thursday evening by the House of Representatives.
The vote was 332 to 94 for the package, which was announced Tuesday by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) and Senator Patty Murray (D-Washington).
The head of the U.S. Department of Transportation said on Thursday that the department would consider allowing the use of cellular phones on board flights, while the FCC is in talks about eliminating the ban. Reuters reports that Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said the DOT is wondering if allowing phone calls to be made by cell phones during flights "is fair to consumers."
Senior defense officials from the United States and Georgia met at the Pentagon for the US-Georgia Bilateral Defense Consultations, according to a press release issued Thursday.
Evelyn N. Farkas -- deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia -- co-chaired the meeting with...
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.
Assistant Pentagon Press Secretary...
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.