US

  • George Lindsey, known as TV's Goober Pyle, dies
    File5uxkax 2012-05-07 06:46:53 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — George Lindsey, who made a TV career as a grinning service station attendant named Goober on "The Andy Griffith Show" and "Hee Haw," has died. He was 83. The Marshall-Donnelly-Combs Funeral Home in Nashville said Lindsay...
  • New video of US aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan
    Us_film_studio_'the_weinstein_company'_to_file_for_bankruptcy 2012-05-07 18:30:13 UTC
    ISLAMABAD (AP) — A 70-year-old American aid worker kidnapped nine months ago in Pakistan said in a video released by al-Qaida that he will be killed unless President Barack Obama agrees to the militant group's demands. The White House called for h...
  • Clinton hopes to see female US president
    Hillary_clinton_explains_her_comments_on_trump_voters 2012-05-07 05:57:27 UTC
    KOLKATA, India (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday she has no desire to make another run for the White House but hopes to see an American woman president in her lifetime. Politely turning aside questions about her ...
  • US hikers who were held in Iran marry in Calif.
    Two-hikers-held-in-iran-to-marry-in-bay-area-pu1e6uif-x-large 2012-05-07 00:09:45 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Americans who were detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago have been married in Northern California, a family friend said Sunday. Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd were married a...
  • Tulisa claims number one with Young
    Bildschirmfoto_2012-05-06_um_22.09.29 2012-05-06 20:08:29 UTC
    Tulisa has shot straight to the top of the charts with her single Young. The X Factor judge, who was named the world's sexiest woman by FHM magazine earlier this week, snatched the number one spot from Carly Rae Jepsen, whose single Call Me May...
  • Paul wins majority of delegates from Maine GOP
    Ohne_titel 2012-05-06 20:05:24 UTC
    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — With Mitt Romney's nomination all but decided, Ron Paul supporters wrested control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman to the GOP national convention, party officia...
  • Biden OK with equal rights for married gay couples
    Biden 2012-05-06 19:58:18 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says he's "absolutely comfortable" with gay couples who marry getting the same civil rights and liberties as heterosexual couples, a stand that gay rights advocates interpreted as an endorsement of same-s...
  • Clinton warns against undermining Grameen Bank
    E5adbbcc-3402-4138-a237-605fc12e5cf5 2012-05-06 06:20:11 UTC
    DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday urged the government of Bangladesh not to do anything that could undermine the effectiveness of the internationally acclaimed Grameen Bank micro-lender. Clinton t...
  • 2 hikers held in Iran to marry in SF Bay area
    Untitled 2012-05-06 01:18:09 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Two Americans detained and accused of spying after hiking near the Iraq-Iran border three years ago will marry Saturday in the San Francisco Bay area. A private wedding ceremony for Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd was set for ...
  • 9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing
    Untitled 2012-05-06 01:10:31 UTC
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — They knelt in prayer, ignored the judge and wouldn't listen to Arabic translations as they confronted nearly 3,000 counts of murder. The self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11 attacks and four co-defendan...
  • Obama shifts to campaign mode, tears into Romney
    Columbus_day_celebrates_the_explorer's_crimes_against_humanity 2012-05-05 18:37:02 UTC
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama launched a new phase of his re-election campaign on Saturday by branding GOP challenger Mitt Romney as an eager rubber stamp for extremist Republicans in Congress and offering himself as a hard-charging...
  • Obama escalates election fight in Ohio, Virginia
    B89d22559b8b4f06b465ac8209a39029-33b0b0f837124fa08cd98279dfa3e5d7-0 2012-05-05 07:49:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He's been in campaign mode for months, but President Barack Obama makes his quest for a second term official with rallies Saturday in Ohio and Virginia. He'll be casting Republican rival Mitt Romney as a flip-flopping protector o...
  • Sept. 11 trial of 5 returns to Guantanamo
    E7f720be2da1430e809ec6b557948a40-866071512669439ebdf29ab3474a4d6c-5 2012-05-05 06:48:08 UTC
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The man who once bragged about planning Sept. 11 "from A to Z" may mount a defense after all to charges that he orchestrated the worst terror attack in U.S. history, with families of the dead watching intentl...
  • Officials: US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistan
    Untitled 2012-05-05 06:39:57 UTC
    PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — An American drone fired a volley of missiles into a house close to the Afghan border on Saturday, killing eight suspected militants and indicating U.S. resolve to continue with the attacks despite renewed Pakistani opposi...
  • Romney: Regular people teach him about struggles
    Untitled 2012-05-04 20:38:02 UTC
    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Mitt Romney says he learns about what it's like to struggle in a difficult economy by sitting down to chat with regular people. But the Republican presidential candidate doesn't want anybody to see it — and his campaign won't say...
  • Phoenix woman faked cancer to get implants
    Untitled 2012-05-04 20:29:17 UTC
    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman has been charged with fraud and theft after authorities say she told people she had cancer and needed treatment so she could get money from them to buy breast implants. Police reports filed in Maricopa County Supe...
  • Md. teenager pleads guilty in terror case in Pa.
    840-1auedu.em.55 2012-05-04 20:20:47 UTC
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A teen from Pakistan with a once-bright future in the U.S. pleaded guilty Friday to terrorism charges for helping an American woman dubbed "Jihad Jane" support an Irish terror cell planning to wage a Muslim holy war in Europe. ...
  • Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission
    Panetta 2012-05-04 20:01:47 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Leon Panetta is warning troops that it takes just seconds for misconduct to make headlines and fuel the enemy in Afghanistan. Military leaders are pushing commanders to improve discipline in the ranks after a...
  • Nurse in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wife
    16997_trump_pence 2012-05-04 19:40:07 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — The wife of an Army officer serving in Afghanistan witnessed her husband's death as the two video chatted via Skype, his family said Friday. The circumstances of Capt. Bruce Kevin Clark's death were not immediately available. The...
  • Heiress concerned Edwards used her for her money
    4fa427ba7e8d0.image 2012-05-04 19:21:32 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The 101-year-old heiress whose money helped hide John Edwards' pregnant mistress said the presidential candidate should have used his own money for the cover up, her friend testified Friday. Interior designer Bryan Huffm...
  • Octomom at crossroads, broke and considering porn
    Untitled 2012-05-04 18:52:27 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — From Miracle Mom to Octomom and now, perhaps soon, Homeless Mom, the bizarre life of Nadya Suleman and her 14 children has been a subject that rarely fails to hit a nerve among those who have followed her personal soap opera. ...
  • Ex-media mogul Conrad Black back in Canada
    R 2012-05-04 18:46:32 UTC
    MIAMI (AP) — Former media mogul Conrad Black arrived back in Canada on Friday, hours after he was deported from the United States following his release from prison after serving about three years for defrauding investors. Immigration and Custom...
  • 3 convicted, 6 acquitted in sex trafficking case
    Untitled 2012-05-04 18:39:46 UTC
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee federal jury split its verdict Friday against nine people accused of operating a sex trafficking ring run mostly by Somali refugee gang members, convicting three men and acquitting six. The defendants are amo...
  • 9/11 families prepare for Guantanamo arraignment
    Untitled 2012-05-04 06:11:29 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — It has been a year of milestones for the families of those killed on Sept. 11, with the death of Osama Bin Laden followed by the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. Now another painful chapter is set to begin: the prosecutio...
  • Wife of former Minn. Viking guilty in hit-and-run
    Mnmit302_1454082e 2012-05-03 21:05:38 UTC
    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The wife of a former Minnesota Viking was convicted Thursday of two felonies in a hit-and-run that killed a man, as jurors brushed aside her defense that she never saw him and thought she had hit a construction barrel or pothole...