Key role for Bill Clinton at Democratic convention
2012-07-30 16:42:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton will have a marquee role in this summer's Democratic National Convention, where he will make a forceful case for President Barack Obama's re-election and his economic vision for the country, several ...
Mitt Romney Palestinian comments 'racist and out of touch'
2012-07-30 15:28:50 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors Monday that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who suggested his comments were racist and out of to...
Romney: Newsweek cover first for 'wimp' critique
2012-07-29 17:18:20 UTC
JERUSALEM (AP) — Mitt Romney says that if he worried about what reporters thought of him, he wouldn't get much sleep.
He says he's sleeping just fine.
The U.S. presidential candidate tells CBS' "Face the Nation" that he isn't sweating the up...
Woman seriously injured in CO shooting miscarries
2012-07-29 04:24:37 UTC
DENVER (AP) — A woman who was critically wounded in the Colorado theater shooting that left dead her 6-year-old daughter has suffered a miscarriage.
The family of Ashley Moser said in a statement Saturday that she is recovering from surgery but...
Romney struggles to stem his own Olympics fallout
2012-07-28 08:19:18 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Mitt Romney struggled Friday to stem political fallout at home after insulting Britain's handling of the London Games. The stumble at least briefly pitted the Republican presidential candidate against America's strongest ally while l...
Administration projects $1.2T 2012 budget deficit
2012-07-27 19:28:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — New figures released Friday by the White House predict this year's federal budget deficit will end up at $1.2 trillion.
That would make the fourth consecutive year of trillion dollar-plus deficits during President Barack Obama...
White House makes clear: No push for new gun laws
2012-07-27 08:47:58 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will not push for stricter gun laws this election year, the White House said Thursday, one day after his impassioned remarks about the need to keep assault weapons off the streets suggested he may plunge in...
White House: Obama not seeking new gun laws
2012-07-26 19:40:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as the issue of guns shifts to the forefront of the presidential campaign, the White House and the Senate's top Democrat made it clear Thursday that new gun legislation will not be on the political agenda this year. Instead,...
Gun violence shifts to forefront of campaign
2012-07-26 07:43:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Days after the mass shootings in Colorado, guns shifted to the forefront of the presidential campaign as President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney engaged in their most extensive discussions on the issue since t...
Obama, Romney swap sharp foreign policy criticism
2012-07-25 19:55:37 UTC
SEATTLE (AP) — In a rare face-off on foreign policy, President Barack Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney are swapping sharp criticism but exposing few clear policy differences on key national security matters.
For Romney, who seeks to boost...
Senate ready for symbolic showdown on tax cuts
2012-07-25 07:34:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is bracing for a tax-cut showdown that is all about Democrats and Republicans showing voters their differences over taxing the well-off while accusing each other of threatening to shove the government over a fiscal cli...
Obama, Romney jab anew, foreign affairs at fore
2012-07-24 03:19:47 UTC
RENO, Nev. (AP) — Their goodwill moment gone, President Barack Obama and challenger Mitt Romney plunged back into their acrimonious political campaign on Monday, Obama doubting Romney's readiness to be commander in chief, Romney accusing the presi...
Colo. massacre suspect mum as he heads to court
2012-07-23 10:55:17 UTC
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — As the suspected gunman in the Colorado theater massacre heads to his first court appearance, authorities have disclosed that he is refusing to cooperate and that it could take months to learn what prompted the horrific attack...
Feinstein: Election year not ideal for gun debate
2012-07-22 18:07:29 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein says the nation needs to have a "sane" discussion on gun control and ban military-style assault weapons. But the California Democrat acknowledges that probably won't happen before the November election.
Troops march in SD gay parade - in uniform
2012-07-21 20:04:25 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Some of the loudest cheers at San Diego's gay pride parade were for active-duty troops marching in military dress.
Saturday's celebration marks the first time U.S. service members are participating in a gay pride event while de...
Examining mechanisms behind gun rampages
2012-12-16 17:57:21 UTC
How can apparently normal young men become coldblooded murderers? In "The Amok Complex", the author Ines Geipel searches for answers. She examines five shocking examples and the mechanisms behind them.
Ines Geipel learnt ab...
12 dead and 59 wounded in Denver, Colo. theater shooting
2012-07-21 05:20:43 UTC
AURORA, Colo. (AP) — As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt ...
Obama, Romney trade jabs over jobs and Medicare
2012-07-19 20:18:59 UTC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Campaigning in coveted Florida, President Barack Obama warned Thursday that Republican challenger Mitt Romney would be "squeezing more money out of seniors" by turning Medicare into a voucher program. Romney, firing away ...
Obama's aim in Florida? Keep pressure on Romney
2012-07-19 17:55:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is trying to keep the pressure on Republican rival Mitt Romney, opening two days of campaigning in Florida in search of military veterans, seniors and unaligned voters in the state's crucial midsection. Rom...
AP NewsBreak: No charges for military in scandal
2012-07-18 23:40:19 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seven Army soldiers and two Marines have received administrative punishments, but are not facing criminal charges, for their part in the Secret Service prostitution scandal in Colombia this year, The Associated Press has learned....
Perry calls on Mitt Romney to release tax returns
2012-07-17 21:17:52 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is calling on fellow Republican and former rival Mitt Romney to release his tax returns.
Perry said anyone running for office should make public as much personal information as possible to help voters ...
Obama criticizes Romney corporate tax proposals
2012-07-16 19:55:58 UTC
CINCINNATI (AP) — President Barack Obama on Monday mocked Mitt Romney's economic vision, saying the only jobs plan his Republican rival has would create plenty of work for people overseas.
Campaigning in battleground Ohio, Obama again tried to ...
Obama: DC 'feels as broken as it did 4 years ago'
2012-07-15 18:21:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says Washington "feels as broken as it did four years ago," when he took office.
He says he's most frustrated by the inability "to change the atmosphere" in the nation's capital "to reflect the decency a...
Va. finds its place in presidential sweepstakes
2012-07-14 12:28:23 UTC
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The presidential motorcade, the cordon of Secret Service agents, the sight of a president campaigning on a small-town street. Heady stuff — and new for Virginia during a presidential race.
For decades, the commonwealth was o...
Panel calls for annual PTSD screening
2012-07-14 04:20:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Institute of Medicine recommended Friday that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan undergo annual screening for post-traumatic stress disorder and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the ...