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  • Discharged outspoken Marine works last day
    4-25-12-marine-sgt.-gary-stein_full_600 2012-05-03 18:38:03 UTC
    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last day of military service has arrived for a Marine Corps sergeant discharged for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook. Sgt. Gary Stein says Thursday is his last day on the job for the Marine Corps. The milit...
  • White House is silent on fate of Chinese activist
    Jay_carney_insert_17_cmichael_key 2012-05-03 18:31:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is sidestepping questions about how the U.S. might resolve the predicament surrounding a blind Chinese activist who sought refuge in the American embassy and who no longer wants to remain China. White House spo...
  • Ex-Edwards aide had awkward run-in with mistress
    Untitled 2012-05-03 18:15:42 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Another former close aide to John Edwards testified Thursday about bungled efforts to keep the former presidential candidate's affair hidden from staff members, including an awkward encounter when she showed up at a hotel w...
  • 13 charged in hazing death of FAMU band member
    20120502__ea834da65fed730c0e0f6a706700e220_p1 2012-05-02 19:01:11 UTC
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A prosecutor says most of the 13 people charged in the death of Florida A&M university drum major will face a felony hazing charge. The prosecutor announced the charges at a news conference Wednesday. State Attorney Lawson ...
  • US-Afghan pact achieved despite Karzai's rhetoric
    Obama__karzai 2012-05-02 18:50:36 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghanistan's president has branded his U.S. allies as corrupt, wasteful and contemptuous of Afghan lives. Once he even threatened to join the Taliban. Nonetheless, Hamid Karzai signed a deal that could keep thousands of ...
  • Troubling signs for 6-term Republican senator
    Lugar-cnn-620x415 2012-05-02 17:49:16 UTC
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar's allies have largely disappeared from the television airwaves just days before Tuesday's primary, a sign that even friends of the six-term Republican think he's in trouble and could lose to tea party...
  • Romney campaigns for small-business vote in VA
    78cd7886b5234a64b7798a25a4893615-3fd52246962e46de8fc706a84ef37253-0 2012-05-02 17:44:51 UTC
    CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — Kicking off his Virginia campaign, Republican Mitt Romney said Wednesday he'll do "the opposite" of what President Barack Obama has done to help the economy. His wife, Ann, chipped in by appealing to women voters in a key reg...
  • Gingrich to abandon presidential run on Wednesday
    26gingrich1-articlelarge 2012-05-02 17:39:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — As Newt Gingrich prepared to abandon his presidential bid, President Barack Obama saw it as an opportunity to swipe at Mitt Romney. Obama's re-election campaign on Wednesday released an 80-second web video of clips from the Re...
  • Obama returns amid foreign, economic uncertainties
    080511foxnewsobamapress_512x288 2012-05-02 17:33:03 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has returned to the uncertainty of election year politics after putting his foreign policy on display: A secret trip to Afghanistan on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Osama bin laden. But a su...
  • Cause unknown in fire that killed NY family
    4d8f65ab45434655a25868939a8ab20a-bac40b9fc9be4c6b90c53f116f0880cf-0 2012-05-02 08:03:12 UTC
    CARMEL, N.Y. (AP) — The fire that killed a police captain and most of his family was so intense that it burned their bodies beyond recognition, destroyed the family's suburban New York home and melted paint off cars. Officials were still lookin...
  • Obama: US emerging from 'dark cloud of war'
    Untitled 2012-05-02 08:00:28 UTC
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is emerging from more than a decade under the "dark cloud of war," with the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan ending and the war in Iraq now over. In excerpts released ahea...
  • In Kabul, Obama highlights foreign policy record
    Untitled 2012-05-02 07:54:20 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama answered political taunts with presidential muscle Tuesday, addressing the nation from Kabul as Republicans said he's overdoing the celebration of Osama bin Laden's death one year ago. The president's se...
  • Obama sees 'new day' 1 year after bin Laden raid
    628x471 2012-05-02 07:42:45 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. "We can see...
  • Pettitte testifies uncomfortably in Clemens case
    105-tw2p8.aust.55 2012-05-02 07:39:46 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Andy Pettitte looked like he wanted to be anywhere but on the witness stand in the Roger Clemens perjury trial. During breaks Tuesday when the judge and lawyers haggled over legal procedures, Pettitte looked down or straight a...
  • NYC man convicted in thwarted subway bomb plot
    Bosnianconvict-reuters670 2012-05-02 07:34:30 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — In what authorities called the most serious terror threat since the Sept. 11 attacks, a New York City man was convicted Tuesday of plotting with two of his former classmates at a Queens high school to attack the subways as suicide ...
  • Obama flies to Afghanistan, signs pact with Karzai
    Li-obama-02581073 2012-05-01 20:15:43 UTC
    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — President Barack Obama slipped into Afghanistan Tuesday night on the anniversary of the killing of 9/11 mastermind Osama bin Laden and signed an agreement cementing U.S. commitment to the nation after American combat troo...
  • Immigrant, labor, Occupy groups join for protests
    Filehrnusc.txt 2012-05-01 19:25:40 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of activists across the U.S. joined the worldwide May Day protests on Tuesday, with Occupy Wall Street members in several cities leading demonstrations against major financial institutions. In New York, police in r...
  • Human rights showdown awaits Clinton in Beijin
    Untitled 2012-05-01 19:13:38 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton headed Tuesday to Beijing, where a tense human rights showdown awaits over the fate of a blind Chinese lawyer said to be under U.S. protection after escaping from house arrest. The iss...
  • Parents cheer autism-friendly 'Mary Poppins'
    Untitled 2012-05-01 19:21:01 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — The afternoon performance of "Mary Poppins" was marked by loud yips, shouts and moans — and that was just fine. It was the second autism-friendly performance of a Broadway show, and for many families with a child who suffers fro...
  • FBI: 5 men arrested, wanted to blow up Ohio bridge
    Abc_cleveland_suspects_bom_bridge_plot_thg_120501_wg 2012-05-01 17:45:33 UTC
    CLEVELAND (AP) — Five men, at least three of them anarchists, plotted to blow up a bridge near Cleveland, but there was no danger to the public because the explosives were inoperable and were controlled by an undercover FBI employee, the agency sa...
  • Obama: Marking bin Laden death isn't 'celebration'
    President_barack_obama_speaks_during_a_news_conference_in_the_white_house_briefing_room_in_washington__thursday__dec._8__2011 2012-05-01 03:37:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama gave a steely defense of his handling of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden and his use of it to burnish his re-election credentials a year later, saying Monday that it is appropriate to mark an anniversa...
  • Mom, son die in accidents hours apart in Wisconsin
    Untitled 2012-05-01 03:23:56 UTC
    WEST ALLIS, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin woman and her adult son were killed in separate traffic crashes just hours apart in a Milwaukee suburb, police said Monday. Mary J. Moore, 45, died after she was struck by a vehicle on a street in West Allis....
  • Mobile app helps report unfair airport screeners
    Untitled 2012-04-30 21:06:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Sikh advocacy group launched a free mobile application Monday that allows travelers to complain immediately to the government if they feel they've been treated unfairly by airport screeners. Launched at midnight by The Sikh ...
  • 3rd fugitive sibling sentenced in Colorado
    Untitled 2012-04-30 20:03:44 UTC
    WALSENBURG, Colo. (AP) — The last of three siblings accused in a multistate crime spree was sentenced Monday to 18 years in prison on charges related to their capture in Colorado. Ryan Dougherty, 22, had faced up to 20 years after pleading guil...
  • World Trade Center is back on top in NYC
    19532freedometower3 2012-04-30 19:52:17 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Workers have raised a steel column to the top of the building that's been called the Freedom Tower to make it New York City's tallest skyscraper. One World Trade Center is being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the ...