Dems, Obama Meet onHealth Overhaul Compromise

Dems consider bypassing conference committee process and work out final product among themselves

Officials: Protocol Followed,But the System Failed

Top agencies say the system worked the way it should have in would-be jet bombing — which is why it failed• URGENT Security Breach at Minneapolis Airport

Man accused of flashing traffic

An Alexandria man has been accused of allegedly flashing traffic. A woman driving by with her young child reportedly witnessed the incident. 50-year-old Jimmy Sherman was charged with obscenity and resisting arrest.

Intel Short in Afghanistan?

LIVESHOTS: Stinging report from NATO official says intelligence community only 'marginally relevant'• Report: Freed Gitmo Detainees Rejoin Al Qaeda

Home Sales in Record Plunge

Pending home sales unexpectedly dropped in November, a big correction after several months of positive gains

Obama, Security Chiefs Meet

President to meet with 20 high-ranking officials, unveil plan to improve watchlists and thwart future terror attacks

NYC Funds Guide on How to Shoot Heroin Safely

The city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene spent $32,000 of tax money on 70,000 copies that offer information on how to prepare drugs carefully and care for veins to avoid infection.

Court Security Guard Killed, U.S. Marshal Shot in Las Vegas

A gunman opened fire in the lobby of a federal building in downtown Las Vegas on Monday, killing a court officer and wounding a deputy U.S. marshal before he was shot to death.

H1N1 vaccine available to general public

Louisiana — The H1N1 vaccine is available to the general public of Louisiana starting today. Health officials say an estimated 216,000 Louisiana residents have contracted the disease.

Pat-Downs on All U.S.-Bound Flights From 14 Nations

American authorities announced that as of Monday, anyone traveling from or through nations regarded as state sponsors of terrorism — as well as "other countries of interest" — will be required to go through enhanced screening techniques.