US

  • Panetta dismisses Iran's claims about drone
    Untitled 2012-04-23 18:03:14 UTC
    ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Monday dismissed Tehran's claims that it has recovered data from a U.S. spy drone that went down in Iran late last year. Without providing details, Panetta said that "base...
  • Egypt denies 8 US nonprofits license to operate
    Jimmy-carter-pleased-with-islamist-takeover-in-egypt-january-2012 2012-04-23 17:27:52 UTC
    CAIRO (AP) — An Egyptian official says the government has denied permission to eight U.S.-based nonprofit groups to operate locally, including an election monitoring group headed by former American President Jimmy Carter. The Social Affairs Min...
  • Christian college to resume classes after attack
    Religious_school_shoo_magu 2012-04-23 17:20:46 UTC
    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Some students and staff members have arrived to resume class at a small California Christian college where seven people were shot to death earlier this month. Oikos University officials said one English-as-a-second-langua...
  • April nor'easter dumps rain, snow on East Coast
    7eef870390e4f3080a0f6a7067000388 2012-04-23 17:13:46 UTC
    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A nor'easter packing high winds, soaking rain and springtime snow churned up the Northeast on Monday, unleashing a burst of winter, closing some schools and sparking worries about power outages in communities that were basking...
  • Sen. Rubio: Let vice presidential process play out
    2442 2012-04-22 15:41:29 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio has heard all the talk about joining a ticket with likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Rubio says that until now, the talk about picking a running mate has been theoretical. But now tha...
  • FBI source: Alaska rep. spent campaign cash freely
    S-don-young-large 2012-04-22 15:30:24 UTC
    Documents released by the FBI show that a source told investigators that an Alaska congressman and his late wife spent campaign money on hunting trips and flights and wrote checks to themselves over years of allegedly profligate spending on his co...
  • Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch forced into primary fight
    1 2012-04-22 15:22:28 UTC
    SANDY, Utah (AP) — Utah Republicans denied U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch a clear path to a seventh and final term Saturday, forcing the 78-year-old lawmaker into a June primary with 37-year-old former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist. Hatch fell short of the ou...
  • Iran says it is building copy of captured US drone
    Abc_rq170_unmanned_drone_ll_111205_wmain 2012-04-22 06:43:31 UTC
    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — A senior Iranian commander says the country has reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by Tehran's armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. Gen. Amir Ali Hajizadeh, who is chief of the aerospace divis...
  • Watergate figure Charles Colson has died at 80
    Untitled 2012-04-22 02:03:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He was described as the "evil genius" of the Nixon administration, and spent the better part of a year in prison for a Watergate-related conviction. His proclamations following his release that he was a new man, redeemed by his r...
  • Obama wooing young voters with student loan focus
    President_barack_obama_to_putin 2012-04-21 20:32:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education as he previews an argument he will make on university campuses next week in states crucial to his re-...
  • Geithner urges creativity in Europe's debt crisis
    16a0e4c1d7d7f0fab57bd460b479-medium 2012-04-21 15:39:55 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner (GYT'-nur) says Europe needs to be creative in fighting its debt crisis. Geithner says Europe's success will depend on the ability of its governments and central bank to creatively and aggre...
  • Army probes drug use by soldiers in Afghanistan
    Untitled 2012-04-21 15:33:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Army has investigated 56 soldiers in Afghanistan on suspicion of using or distributing heroin, morphine or other opiates during 2010 and 2011, newly obtained data shows. Eight soldiers died of drug overdoses during that ...
  • Stinky fish helps limit potfest at Colo university
    Untitled 2012-04-21 15:28:11 UTC
    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Stinky fish fertilizer and two dozen law-enforcement officers kept pot smokers away from a grassy quad at the University of Colorado on Friday, but a few hundred protesters defied the crackdown and rallied on another field, w...
  • A divided Congress confronts a rising cyberthreat
    Thumb.php 2012-04-21 14:57:54 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The mysterious caller claimed to be from Microsoft and offered step-by-step instructions to repair damage from a software virus. The electric power companies weren't falling for it. The caller, who was never traced or identifi...
  • Obama casts GOP as barrier to low-cost education
    Screen_shot_2012-04-21_at_6.56.22_am 2012-04-21 20:39:49 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to energize young voters, President Barack Obama is depicting Republicans as obstacles to an affordable college education, using his Internet and radio address Saturday to preview an argument he will take on the road next w...
  • Romney dismisses Democrat's remark about polygamy
    Romney_five_ap_img 2012-04-20 22:59:02 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney is shrugging off a Democratic governor's remark that a history of polygamy in the Romney family could hurt his chances of being elected. Romney is also pointing out that ...
  • Mommy Wars give way to Doggy Wars in Twitterverse
    Untitled 2012-04-20 20:08:58 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — So let's get all the puns out of the way, shall we? It's the issue with legs — four of them. The doggone thing won't go away. Has the presidential race just gone to the dogs? Or are we simply in those dog days between the primary s...
  • Romney pulls in $12M as GOP super PAC amasses cash
    Untitled 2012-04-20 20:03:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney's presidential campaign said it raised $12.6 million in contributions in March, adding to roughly $14 million his Republican Party brought in last month. But the combined figure still puts Romney at a disadvantage wit...
  • Dem senator unsure of vote for Obama or Romney
    Joe_manchin_rtr_slide 2012-04-20 19:45:41 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he's unsure whether he'll vote for President Barack Obama or likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney. In a statement Friday, Manchin said he has real differences with both Obama ...
  • Hundreds of thousands may lose Internet in July
    Internet_access_neon_sign 2012-04-20 18:20:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — For computer users, a few mouse clicks could mean the difference between staying online and losing Internet connections after early July. The problem started when international hackers ran an online advertising scam to take co...
  • Penn State assistant AD no longer works at school
    Ivd2z.aust.42 2012-04-20 17:52:01 UTC
    STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — The Penn State official who briefly took over as athletic director following the sex abuse scandal is no longer working at the school. The Centre Daily Times first reported Mark Sherburne's departure Thursday night and...
  • White House defends Secret Service chief anew
    Untitled 2012-04-20 01:56:35 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House expressed renewed confidence Thursday in the director of the Secret Service in the midst of a sordid prostitution scandal that has threatened to become a serious political distraction in an election year. A key la...
  • NYC basement searched for boy who vanished in 1979
    Untitled 2012-04-20 01:10:10 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Police and the FBI searched a Manhattan basement Thursday for the remains of a 6-year-old boy whose 1979 disappearance on his way to school helped launch a missing children's movement that put kids' faces on milk cartons. Etan P...
  • Trouble in threes: Scandals hamper Obama's message
    844912 2012-04-20 00:29:56 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It isn't Mitt Romney who's giving Barack Obama fits as the president pivots to re-election mode. It's those federal bureaucrats carousing in Las Vegas, the Secret Service consorting with Colombian prostitutes and U.S. soldiers po...
  • Clooney to hold high-end Obama fundraiser
    111219_clooney_obama_ap_328 2012-04-19 22:41:50 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — George Cooney has a starring role in a new Obama campaign sweepstakes. The actor is holding a high-end fundraiser for President Barack Obama at his Los Angeles home next month and the president's re-election campaign is offeri...