GOP-LED SENATE FAILS TO OVERRIDE PRES OBAMA'S VETO OF KEYSTONE BILL, MEANING HOUSE WILL NOT VOTE ON OVERRIDE *

SENATE MUSTERED 62 VOTES FOR OVERRIDE, SHORT OF TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY NEEDED *

PROPONENTS OF BILL, WHO SAY PIPELINE WOULD CREATE JOBS, HAVE ALREADY DISCUSSED APPROVING IT BY ATTACHING IT TO MUST-PASS SPENDING BILLS OR BROADER ENERGY LEGISLATION *

LAST MONTH, PRES OBAMA VETOED BILL AUTHORIZING CONSTRUCTION OF PIPELINE, SAYING IT BYPASSED FINAL STATE DEPT ASSESSMENT ON WHETHER IT WOULD BENEFIT U.S *

AT LEAST 24 KILLED IN A COAL MINE EXPLOSION IN EASTERN UKRAINE *

NINE OTHER MINERS ARE STILL MISSING AFTER THE BLAST, WHICH OCCURRED IN A REBEL-HELD REGION *

RUSSIAN-BACKED SEPARATISTS SAY THE EXPLOSION WAS CAUSED BY METHANE GAS, RATHER THAN ARTILLERY FIRE BETWEEN REBELS AND GOVT TROOPS *

KIEV HAS ACCUSED SEPARATISTS OF PREVENTING RESCUERS FROM ACCESSING THE MINE *

JURY FINDS PAKISTANI MAN GUILTY IN FAILED AL-QAEDA CONSPIRACY TO ATTACK THE NYC SUBWAY SYSTEM AND TARGETS IN EUROPE *

NYC JURY CONVICTED 28-YR-OLD ABID NASEER OF PLOTTING TO BOMB A SHOPPING MALL IN MANCHESTER, UK, AND THE NYC SUBWAY *

PROSECUTORS ALLEGE NASEER COMMUNICATED WITH AL-QAEDA USING WOMEN'S NAMES AS CODE FOR EXPLOSIVES *

NASEER, WHO ACTED AS HIS OWN ATTY, ARGUED THE EMAILS CONTAINED INNOCENT BANTER ABOUT HIS PURSUIT OF A POTENTIAL BRIDE *

REP CHRIS VAN HOLLEN (D-MD) TO SEEK U.S. SENATE SEAT THAT WILL BE OPEN WHEN BARBARA MIKULSKI (D-MD) RETIRES *

ANNOUNCEMENT COMES TWO DAYS AFTER MIKULSKI, THE LONGEST-SERVING FEMALE SENATOR IN U.S. HISTORY, ANNOUNCED SHE WON'T RUN FOR RE-ELECTION IN 2016 *

MARYLAND REPUBLICANS ALSO ARE EYEING THE SEAT, WHICH MIKULSKI HAS HELD SINCE 1987 *

DEFENSE TEAM FOR BOSTON MARATHON BOMBING SUSPECT DZHOKHAR TSARNAEV ADMITS THE 21-YR-OLD FMR COLLEGE STUDENT CARRIED OUT THE APRIL 2013 ATTACK *

BUT TSARNAEV'S ATTY SAYS HER CLIENT FELL UNDER THE MALIGN INFLUENCE OF HIS OLDER BROTHER TAMERLAN, WHO WAS KILLED IN A SHOOTOUT WITH POLICE SEVERAL DAYS AFTER THE BOMBINGS *

21-YR OLD TSARNAEV COULD FACE THE DEATH PENALTY IF CONVICTED OF THE TWIN BOMBINGS, WHICH KILLED THREE PEOPLE AND WOUNDED MORE THAN 260 NEAR THE RACE'S FINISH LINE *

SPECIAL HOUSE CMTE INVESTIGATING THE 2012 ATTACKS ON THE U.S. MISSION IN BENGHAZI, LIBYA, ISSUE SUBPOENAS FOR FMR SECY OF STATE HILLARY CLINTON'S PERSONAL EMAILS *

SUBPOENAS REQUEST ALL OF CLINTON'S COMMUNICATIONS RELATED TO LIBYA AND COMMUNICATIONS OF ALL OTHER STATE DEPT EMPLOYEES WHO HAVE INFO PERTINENT TO THE INVESTIGATION *

MOVE COMES AFTER IT WAS REVEALED EARLIER THIS WK THAT CLINTON USED HER PERSONAL EMAIL ACCOUNT FOR STATE DEPT BUSINESS *

FOX NEWS POLL FINDS FOR THE FIRST TIME THAT A MAJORITY OF U.S. VOTERS THINK THE U.S. IS LESS SAFE TODAY THAN BEFORE 9/11 *

MEANTIME, 54% ALSO THINK THE OBAMA ADMIN IS MORE INTERESTED IN "DOWNPLAYING" THE THREAT FROM ISIS RATHER THAN "STOPPING" IT, ACCORDING TO THE POLL *

64% FEEL LIKE ISLAMIC EXTREMISTS ARE MAKING GAINS IN THE WAR, MORE THAN TWICE THE 26% WHO SAY THEY ARE LOSING GROUND *

RECORD LOW 38% OF VOTERS SAY U.S. IS SAFER TODAY THAN BEFORE 9/11 *

AUTHORITIES IN MEXICO ARREST ZETAS CARTEL LEADER OMAR TREVINO MORALES *

MORALES, WHO IS BELIEVED TO HAVE RUN THE ZETAS CARTEL SINCE THE CAPTURE OF HIS BROTHER, MIGUEL ANGEL, IN 2013, WAS ARRESTED EARLY WED IN MONTERREY, LOCATED IN MEXICO'S NORTHERN STATE OF NUEVO LEON *

"LOS ZETAS" ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR BRUTAL ATTACKS ON CIVILIANS AND RIVAL GANGS, INCLUDING BEHEADINGS, TORTURE AND ASSASSINATIONS *

ARREST COMES DAYS AFTER MEXICAN POLICE CAPTURED SUSPECTED DRUG LORD SERVANDO "LA TUTA" GOMEZ, LEADER OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR CARTEL IN MEXICO'S MICHOACAN STATE *

CA MAN CHARGED WITH ATTEMPTING TO PROVIDE MATERIAL SUPPORT TO THE ISIS TERROR ORG *

FED PROSECUTORS ALLEGE 21-YR-OLD ADAM DANDACH OF ORANGE, CA, ATTEMPTED TO TRAVEL TO SYRIA IN JULY 2014 TO FIGHT WITH ISIS *

DANDACH HAS ALSO BEEN CHARGED WITH MAKING FALSE STATEMENTS ON A PASSPORT APPLICATION AND OBSTRUCTION OF JUSTICE *

U.S. AMB TO SOUTH KOREA MARK LIPPERT ATTACKED WHILE ENTERING A LECTURE HALL IN DOWNTOWN SEOUL, ACCORDING TO SOUTH KOREAN POLICE *

55-YR-OLD SUSPECT CUT LIPPERT'S FACE AND WRIST WITH A RAZOR BLADE, REPORTEDLY SCREAMING "SOUTH AND NORTH KOREA SHOULD BE UNIFIED" DURING THE ATTACK *

LIPPERT IS REPORTEDLY IN STABLE CONDITION AFTER UNDERGOING SURGERY AT A SEOUL HOSPITAL *

42-YR-OLD LIPPERT BECAME AMBASSADOR LAST YR, PREVIOUSLY SERVING AS THE U.S. ASSISTANT SECY OF DEFENSE FOR ASIAN AFFAIRS *

JURORS AT THE JODI ARIAS SENTENCING RETRIAL END THEIR FIFTH DAY OF DELIBERATIONS WITHOUT DECIDING WHETHER THE CONVICTED MURDERER SHOULD BE SENTENCED TO DEATH OR LIFE IN PRISON FOR KILLING HER LOVER TRAVIS ALEXANDER *

ARIAS WAS CONVICTED OF MURDER IN 2013, BUT THE JURY DEADLOCKED ON HER PUNISHMENT *

IF JURORS FAIL TO REACH A DECISION, THE DEATH PENALTY WOULD BE REMOVED AND THE JUDGE WOULD DECIDE IF ARIAS SERVES LIFE IN PRISON OR GETS A CHANCE FOR RELEASE AFTER 25 YEARS *

FERGUSON, MO, MAYOR JAMES KNOWLES SAYS ONE POLICE DEPT EMPLOYEE HAS BEEN FIRED AND TWO OTHERS ARE ON ADMIN LEAVE AFTER DOJ INVESTIGATION INTO CITY'S LAW ENFORCEMENT PRACTICES UNCOVERED RACIST EMAILS, AMONGST OTHER MISCONDUCT *

THE DOJ REPORT ALSO FOUND SYSTEMIC RACIAL BIAS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT IN THE ST. LOUIS SUBURB, STATING BLACKS ARE DISPROPORTIONATELY SUBJECTED TO EXCESSIVE POLICE FORCE, BASELESS TRAFFIC STOPS AND CITATIONS FOR PETTY INFRACTIONS *

MISSOURI GOV JAY NIXON (D) CALLING THE REPORT'S FINDINGS "DEEPLY DISTURBING," SAYING "DISCRIMINATION HAS NO PLACE IN OUR JUSTICE SYSTEM" *

DOJ INVESTIGATION BEGAN WEEKS AFTER THE SHOOTING DEATH OF UNARMED BLACK 18-YR-OLD MICHAEL BROWN BY POLICE OFFICER DARREN WILSON *

A ST. LOUIS COUNTY GRAND JURY OPTED NOT TO CHARGE WILSON IN THE SHOOTING, AND THE JUSTICE DEPT ALSO ANNOUNCED THAT IT WON'T BRING FED CHARGES AGAINST THE FMR OFFICER *

THE SUSPECT IS IN POLICE CUSTODY *

A SECOND HOSPITAL IN LA REPORTING "SUPER BUG" INFECTIONS *

THE FOUR CASES AT CEDARS-SINAI MEDICAL CENTER HAVE BEEN LINKED TO CONTAMINATED MEDICAL DEVICES, SIMILAR TO A RECENT OUTBREAK AT RONALD RAEGAN UCLA MEDICAL CENTER *

BOTH HOSPITALS SAYS THERE'S NO EVIDENCE OTHER PATIENTS ARE AT RISK *

THE DRUG-RESISTANT CRE BACTERIA MAY HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO TWO DEATHS AT UCLA *

SECY OF STATE JOHN KERRY IN SAUDI ARABIA FOR MEETINGS ON THE POTENTIAL IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL AND INSTABILITY IN YEMEN *

U.S. OFFICIALS SAY KERRY WILL REASSURE GULF STATES A DEAL WITH TEHRAN WON'T ENDANGER THEIR SECURITY *

KERRY IS ALSO EXPECTED TO DISCUSS IRAN'S LINK TO REBELS WHO TOPPLED THE YEMENI GOVT, WHICH HAS LED TO VIOLENT POLITICAL UNREST *

MEETING FOLLOWS ISRAELI PM BENJAMIN NETANYAHU'S SPEECH TO CONGRESS, WHICH PAINTED A NUCLEAR DEAL WITH IRAN AS DANGEROUS *