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  • 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...
  • California facing higher $16 billion shortfall
    Untitled 2012-05-12 23:15:25 UTC
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion — much larger than had been predicted just months ago — and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in...
  • 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...
  • Many blacks shrug off Obama's new view on gays
    4fadb6695d005.image 2012-05-12 16:05:54 UTC
    ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn't disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still displ...
  • GOP: Economy tops gay marriage as campaign issue
    539w-1 2012-05-13 18:55:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delighted his liberal base by coming down on the side of gay marriage, but he cheered the opposition, too. Republican activists now want to use Obama's stance on the issue — public opinion is about evenl...
  • Obama asks Congress to act on 'to-do' list
    Obama 2012-05-12 15:58:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Obama is asking Democrats and Republicans to act on his "to-do list" for Congress, a five-point plan he says would create jobs and help restore middle-class security. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama s...
  • Obama wants Congress to help homeowners
    Untitled 2012-05-11 19:52:08 UTC
    RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to help homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure, taking his economic pitch to hard-hit Nevada. Obama wants Congress to make it easier for struggling homeowners to refinance, pointing ...
  • Obama heads to struggling Nev. after fundraising
    Barack_obama_met_prince_harry_for_an_interview 2012-05-11 14:14:53 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning his attention back to the economy after a day spent raising millions of dollars for his campaign and riding a media wave on his newly declared support for same-sex marriage. Obama was to prom...
  • 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. ...
  • Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Cuba
    Bay-of-pigs1 2012-05-11 13:59:12 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a final volume of the CIA's three-decade-old history on the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba can remain shrouded in secrecy because it is a draft, not a finished product. The CIA characterized...
  • Biden proves catalyst for Obama on gay marriage
    Joe_biden_01 2012-05-11 13:53:24 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, Mr. President. After nearly single-handedly pushing gay marriage to the forefront of the presidential campaign and inadvertently pressuring President Barack Obama to declare his support for same-sex unions, there was on...
  • Cheaper gas drives US wholesale price index lower
    120412_ppi_hmed_0603p.photoblog500 2012-05-11 13:21:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A big decline in gas and energy costs drove a measure of U.S. wholesale prices lower in April. But outside that drop, inflation was tame. The Labor Department said Friday that the producer price index, which measures price cha...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • House OKs social programs cuts to aid Pentagon
    Congress_20110311110719_320_240 2012-05-10 19:22:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to the military budget with cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and health care. The partisan 218-199 vote sends the measure to th...
  • Romney counters notion he bullied gay classmates
    Young-old-romney-cropped-proto-custom_28 2012-05-10 19:14:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney apologized Thursday to classmates he may have offended by "hijinks and pranks during high school" and insisted he didn't know that some were gay. The Republican presidential candidate issued the apology during a ha...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 3-state sweep moves Romney closer to nomination
    Getty_p_011012_romneyclap 2012-05-09 17:47:16 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won most of the delegates in a three-state primary sweep, leaving him a little more than 200 delegates shy of the number needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president. He co...
  • Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race
    Untitled 2012-05-09 15:30:00 UTC
    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The candidates may be the same, but Wisconsin isn't. In the tumultuous 18 months since Republican Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett in the 2010 governor's race, Wisconsin has been rocked with massive protests over ...
  • House panel considers higher 2013 defense budget
    Untitled 2012-05-09 15:21:30 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The House Armed Services Committee pressed ahead Wednesday with a version of the 2013 defense budget that adds billions to President Barack Obama's proposed budget and rejects the administration's call for military base closings....