Calif. FBI agent missing, possibly armed, suicidal
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
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
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!
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
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
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.
Judge refuses to dismiss John Edwards charges
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
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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Postal Service: Will keep rural post offices open
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...