Society

  • Calif. FBI agent missing, possibly armed, suicidal
    Untitled 2012-05-13 19:10:31 UTC
    BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Southern California have launched a massive search in rugged mountain terrain for a missing FBI agent who was said to be despondent and possibly suicidal. About 100 FBI agents, 40 sheriff's dep...
  • John Edwards' mistress led a tabloid-grade life
    Untitled 2012-05-14 03:25:28 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rielle Hunter's life had a lurid, supermarket-tabloid quality to it — full of deception, betrayal, reckless behavior and broken dreams — well before she became a party to one of the biggest lies in recent American political...
  • Boston U student recovering after NZ crash kills 3
    77bfeab9-0e6e-4064-bc62-18e44ac6dcb3 2012-05-14 03:28:11 UTC
    WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The parents of a Boston University student critically injured in a New Zealand minivan crash that killed three of her schoolmates have flown to the country to be by her side at a hospital. Meg Theriault, 21, was i...
  • Drew Barrymore & Will Kopelman: Engagement Party!
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-05-12_um_18.09.52 2012-05-12 16:09:39 UTC
    Drew Barrymore and fiance Will Kopelman hold hands as they head to their engagement party on Friday (May 11) in New York City. The 37-year-old pregnant actress is kicking her wedding planning into high gear – she tried on veils this afternoon a...
  • Two dead in Washington state medical centre shooting
    Untitled_3 2014-07-09 06:46:47 UTC
    Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife Tuesday morning before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center. Spokane police said a man went to his wife's workplace in the Deaconess Medical Center comp...
  • F-16 jets intercept small plane as Obama leaves LA
    Untitled 2012-05-11 20:29:59 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two F-16 fighter jets intercepted a small private plane that violated restricted airspace Friday as President Barack Obama was about to depart from Los Angeles International Airport aboard Air Force One, authorities said. The...
  • Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges
    8643387_600x338 2012-05-11 20:01:16 UTC
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal judge refused to throw out campaign corruption charges against John Edwards on Friday, meaning the former presidential hopeful will have to present his case to a jury. Lawyers for Edwards argued before U.S. Distri...
  • Kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself; 2 girls OK
    18294369_bg1 2012-05-11 14:05:17 UTC
    GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday. ...
  • Prosecution rests in John Edwards trial
    _kg1wyh 2012-05-10 19:41:33 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against John Edwards on Thursday after calling to the witness stand some of his closest friends and advisers, many of whom gave dramatic, often unflattering testimony about the former president...
  • Postal Service loses $3.2B in 2nd quarter
    Gty_post_office_dm_120413_wg 2012-05-10 19:36:08 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Drowning in red ink, the U.S. Postal Service on Thursday reported a quarterly loss of $3.2 billion and blamed Congress for blocking the agency's cost-cutting efforts to offset declining mail volume and mounting costs for future r...
  • Civil rights lawsuit filed against Ariz. sheriff
    Untitled 2012-05-10 19:29:37 UTC
    PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latino...
  • Obama making cultural waves, or just a ripple?
    Obama1 2012-05-10 18:15:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He gave no speech, issued no call to action. He spoke of changing alongside the nation's people, not of leading them into uncharted territory. He made sure to say what so many so passionately believe — that states should decide s...
  • Obama not worried about being upstaged by Biden
    R-obama-biden-governors-meeting-large570 2012-05-10 20:16:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says he'd already decided to come out for gay marriage before Vice President Joe Biden publicly endorsed it. Obama tells ABC in an interview that he wasn't worried about being upstaged by his vice presid...
  • Obama voices his support for gay marriage
    Obama01_16773717 2012-05-10 06:09:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — On the fence no longer, President Barack Obama declared his unequivocal support for gay marriage on Wednesday, a historic announcement that gave the polarizing social issue a more prominent role in the 2012 race for the White Hou...
  • NC vote shows gay marriage still divisive
    Untitled 2012-05-09 17:52:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faced mounting pressure Wednesday to express support for same-sex marriage after a setback for gay-rights advocates in North Carolina. Republicans there turned out in force Tuesday night to vote to stren...
  • Colorful ex-drug dealer livens up Clemens trial
    Untitled 2012-05-09 15:38:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kirk Radomski, who provided performance-enhancing drugs to dozens of major league baseball players, injected some much needed energy into a plodding prosecution case at Roger Clemens' perjury trial. The one-time New York Mets ...
  • Ex-Miss USA Rima Fakih gets probation in DUI case
    Untitled 2012-05-09 15:33:16 UTC
    HIGHLAND PARK, Mich. (AP) — Rima Fakih, the first Arab-American to be crowned Miss USA, has been sentenced to probation and community service in a Michigan drunken driving case. The 26-year-old former beauty queen avoided the possibility of jai...
  • Closing arguments in Hudson family murders trial
    Untitled 2012-05-09 15:11:48 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — Two weeks of expert witnesses, grisly crime-scene photos and tearful testimony by Jennifer Hudson culminates Wednesday in closing arguments at the trial of the man accused of killing three of the Oscar-winner's relatives. The pro...
  • Postal Service: Will keep rural post offices open
    Plpostofficejpg-d56a86c9b37caf38 2012-05-09 15:01:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The struggling U.S. Postal Service is trying to tamp down concern over its wide-scale cuts, saying it will seek to keep hundreds of rural post offices open with shorter hours. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe tells a news co...
  • FBI, police hunt kidnap-slaying suspect, 2 girls
    Be266570438c46c3ac09a153303639a0-e9293ccaf4cf4aba88f4707c76a424a8-2 2012-05-09 14:56:24 UTC
    GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing wi...
  • Effect of NC gay marriage amendment unclear
    California_and_more_than_20_states_decline_voter_information_to_trump 2012-05-09 15:28:48 UTC
    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but not much is expected to change immediately. That's because North Carolina law already ban...
  • GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill
    Untitled 2012-05-08 18:45:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Tuesday keeping interest rates on federal college loans from doubling July 1 in an election-year battle aimed at the hearts — and votes — of millions of students and their parents....
  • Evidence in homeless man's death to air in court
    United_nations-_poverty_on_the_rise_in_us_due_to_trump's_policies 2012-05-07 18:44:32 UTC
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A judge is expected to weigh whether there's enough evidence to proceed with a trial for two California police officers charged with the beating death of a mentally ill homeless man in a case that spawned a federal civil r...
  • Federal agent says Clemens wasn't targeted
    Fe_pr_080213steroids1425x283 2012-05-07 18:18:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agent Jeff Novitzky testified Monday that Roger Clemens was not a target when Novitzky began questioning Clemens' former strength coach, Brian McNamee, about performance-enhancing drugs. Meanwhile behind the scenes Cle...
  • Fed court reverses order for VA system overhaul
    Untitled 2012-05-07 18:03:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is reversing its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that an...