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  • USA reckons dialogue with Russia allowed for Iran sanctions
    Robert_gibbs 2012-04-30 04:31:08 UTC
    Dialogue with Russia has allowed the USA to effectively oppose the threat from Iran's nuclear programme, Obama campaign adviser Robert Gibbs said in a TV interview. Gibbs' announcement came as a response to Mitt Romney's criticism aimed at Moscow,...
  • Romney, Secret Service, GOP: Obama mocks them all
    8640348_448x252 2012-04-30 02:05:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scattered the barbs during the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner as he poked fun at White House races past and present, the Secret Service and Donald Trump. Even the entrance to his s...
  • Obama aide mum on whether US protecting activist
    President_barack_obama_speaks_during_a_news_conference_in_the_white_house_briefing_room_in_washington__thursday__dec._8__2011 2012-04-29 17:40:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an "appropriate balance" between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on it...
  • Obama releases $147M in aid to Palestinian
    Photo_1335540262964-1-0 2012-04-29 02:04:22 UTC
    JERUSALEM (AP) — American aid officials said Saturday they will restore development programs for Palestinians after President Barack Obama ended a six-month funding freeze that shut down the local Sesame Street and other projects. An official w...
  • 1 dead after storm blows down St. Louis beer tent
    1_dead_after_storm_blows_down_st._louis_beer_tent 2012-04-29 01:14:48 UTC
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — High winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and critically injuring at least five others, authorities said. But the owner of the bar said it was lightning — not wind ...
  • Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric
    539w 2012-04-28 23:52:33 UTC
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more event...
  • Nugent says he's insulted by concert cancellation
    Ohne_titel 2012-04-28 23:24:22 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ted Nugent said he was insulted by the cancellation of his planned concert at an Army post over his comments about President Barack Obama. Commanders at the Fort Knox, Ky., post nixed Nugent's segment of a June concert after ...
  • Serena says diet change to support Venus not hard
    9576b0_serena_04272012 2012-04-28 23:15:11 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams says altering her diet in support of big sister Venus hasn't been much of a hardship. Serena said she's cut down on eating chicken and fish and is eating more raw foods like Venus, who adopted the change to help ...
  • Romney urges young people to take economic risks
    4f9b41cb24a60.image 2012-04-28 23:11:41 UTC
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney on Friday encouraged young Americans facing bleak job prospects to "take risks" — and even borrow money from their parents — to help improve their economic fortunes. The presumptive Republican presidential n...
  • Surge in child immigrants stresses support network
    4f9bb890d5d6b.image 2012-04-28 22:05:45 UTC
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, lega...
  • Man booked in hammer deaths of Vegas mom, child
    628x471 2012-04-28 21:35:15 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly attacked a family in their Las Vegas home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled a...
  • 1 year later, Ala residents recall deadly twisters
    4f9c3040b6ae0.image 2012-04-28 21:30:02 UTC
    People across Alabama are remembering the horror of a deadly twister outbreak a year ago that left more than 250 people dead. Memorials have been held in the college town of Tuscaloosa and smaller communities still struggling to rebuild since Apri...
  • Moderate earthquake shakes Southern California
    120428_california_quake 2012-04-28 21:23:13 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some Southern Californians were shaken out of bed Saturday morning by a small earthquake that rattled homes across the Inland Empire region and caused buildings to sway in downtown Los Angeles. The magnitude 3.8 earthquake st...
  • Police blow Wash. mountain bunker, find man dead
    Images 2012-04-28 23:21:32 UTC
    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a generator and ammunition boxes sealed in Ziploc bags. Sus...
  • Fla. boy struck by SUV, killed at softball game
    Image 2012-04-28 21:11:39 UTC
    TITUSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The wife of the police chief in a central Florida community accidentally ran over a family friend's 22-month-old son in a parking lot, authorities said. Pamela Bodenheimer, 51, was backing up from a parking spot Friday n...
  • Chaperones among new Secret Service conduct rules
    120428_secret_service_660 2012-04-28 21:05:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Embarrassed by a prostitution scandal, the Secret Service will assign chaperones on some trips to enforce new rules of conduct that make clear that excessive drinking, entertaining foreigners in their hotel rooms and cavorting in...
  • Judge wants to know more about Zimmerman finances
    Zimmerman1 2012-04-28 16:23:39 UTC
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — Calling it an "oversight," George Zimmerman's attorney said Friday the neighborhood watch volunteer did not disclose that a website had raised more than $200,000 for his defense, even though his family told the judge they woul...
  • Obama flashing executive power in election year
    Untitled 2012-04-28 16:15:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama, flashing his executive power in an election year, is promoting measures to safeguard veterans and members of the military against unscrupulous college recruiters. In his Internet and radio address Satur...
  • Ohio man's fossil find in Kentucky stumps experts
    Images 2012-04-28 05:23:10 UTC
    DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Experts are trying to figure out what a fossil dubbed "Godzillus" used to be. The 150-pound fossil recovered last year in northern Kentucky is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide. To the untrained eye, it looks like a bunc...
  • US raises hope of sale of new fighters to Taiwan
    F-16cd 2012-04-28 04:33:50 UTC
    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The administration of President Barack Obama is raising the possibility that it could sell new jet fighter aircraft to Taiwan to help redress the island's air power deficit with China. If the move goes through, it would in...
  • Space shuttle arrives in NYC; crowds watch in awe
    Filexilp6x 2012-04-28 04:28:47 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — In a city understandably wary of low-flying aircraft, New Yorkers and tourists alike watched with joy and excitement Friday as space shuttle Enterprise sailed over the skyline on its final flight before it becomes a museum piece. ...
  • White House threatens to veto student loan bill
    Image 2012-04-27 16:08:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House threatened a veto Friday of a Republican bill keeping the interest rates on federal student loans from doubling this summer, objecting that the measure would finance its $5.9 billion cost by abolishing a health ca...
  • Study: Most victims knew Ala. twisters were coming
    4f9a6357d4142.image 2012-04-27 16:03:24 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — Most of the victims of last year's epic tornado outbreak in Alabama had at least one thing in common: They knew the storm was coming. A year after the onslaught of dozens of twisters killed at least 250 people in Alabama and more...
  • Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets
    725-1nqh6z.st.55 2012-04-27 14:42:25 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits. President Barack Obama is s...
  • Judge considers adjusting Zimmerman's bond
    Zimmerman 2012-04-27 14:36:03 UTC
    SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge is considering whether to raise or revoke the bond for George Zimmerman after his lawyer told the judge a website raised $200,000 for the defense. Mark O'Mara told the judge Friday that Zimmerman's family hadn't tol...