US

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Widow of civil rights activist wants him home
    Indian 2012-04-27 07:34:16 UTC
    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — When civil rights activist Ray Robinson arrived at Wounded Knee in April 1973 to stand alongside Native Americans in their fight against social injustice, he excitedly called his wife back home in Alabama and told her, "Th...
  • Lesbian Scout leader ousted in Ohio; parents upset
    Untitled 2012-04-27 06:31:53 UTC
    The first-graders in Ohio Pack 109's Tiger Scouts didn't know or care their den mother was a lesbian — at least not until the Boy Scouts of America threw her out over the organization's ban on gays. Now, parents who were aware of Jennifer Tyrre...
  • US to remove 9,000 Marines from Okinawa
    Us_marines_in_okinawa 2012-04-27 06:20:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — About 9,000 U.S. Marines stationed on the Japanese island of Okinawa will be moved to the U.S. territory of Guam and other locations in the Asia-Pacific, including Hawaii, under a U.S.-Japan agreement announced Thursday. The m...
  • Apple CEO Tim Cook emerges from Steve Jobs' shadow
    628x471 2012-04-26 21:10:31 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook has long seen as the humorless and unemotional guy running the show from behind the scenes. But he is beginning to reveal a more assertive and eloquent side, hinting that he's learning to shoulder more of Steve J...
  • Senate OKs renewing Violence Against Women Act
    0424_vawa 2012-04-26 20:56:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to renew the government's main domestic violence program. The 68-31 vote to renew and expand the Violence Against Women Act sends the matter to the House, which is writing its own version. The 1...
  • Gasoline prices continue to creep lower
    Arco 2012-04-26 20:16:08 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Retail gasoline prices continued their surprising spring slide Thursday, dropping a penny to $3.83 per gallon. It's the 10th straight day of declines for the national average retail price. Pump prices are 4 cents lower than they...
  • US: Mexico seized 68,000 guns from US since 2006
    0112-mexico-guns_full_600 2012-04-26 18:46:13 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government said Thursday that 68,000 guns recovered by Mexican authorities in the past five years have been traced back to the United States. The flood of tens of thousands of weapons underscores complaints from Mexico tha...
  • Judge refuses to combine charges in WikiLeaks case
    Untitled 2012-04-26 15:54:21 UTC
    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge rejected a defense motion Thursday to consolidate some of charges against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history. Col. Denise Lind was still considering a motion...
  • Mexican president discusses immigration in Texas
    Mexican_president 2012-04-26 03:19:58 UTC
    HOUSTON (AP) — Mexican President Felipe Calderon said during a speech Wednesday evening that while he respects U.S. laws designed to control illegal immigration, he's against statutes like Arizona's controversial law that he believes unfairly go a...
  • Biden calls Romney foreign policy backward-looking
    Biden 2012-04-26 03:05:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is calling the foreign policy outlined by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney shallow, ill-informed and dangerous and that it would return the United States to "the past we have worked...
  • Ex-Edwards aide talks about crumbling relationship
    Bilde 2012-04-25 17:18:45 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Andrew Young, once an aide and good friend to John Edwards, testified Wednesday that his relationship with the former presidential candidate began to crumble about the time Edwards dropped out of the 2008 race and his baby ...
  • Supreme Court takes up Arizona immigration law
    Untitled 2012-04-25 15:59:22 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court appears ready to allow Arizona to enforce a state law provision that requires police officers to check the immigration status of people they think are in the country illegally. The justices strongly suggested...
  • Capitol Police investigating threat against Rubio
    Untitled 2012-04-25 15:09:38 UTC
    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Capitol Police force is investigating a reported threat against U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida, who is often mentioned as a possible vice presidential pick for likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Capitol Police ...
  • Gingrich all but concedes his campaign is over
    Newt-gingrich_20120425103539_320_240 2012-04-25 14:56:14 UTC
    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich all but conceded Wednesday that his White House campaign is over. He said he expects Mitt Romney will be the nominee and called on the party to unite behind the former Massach...
  • Romney turns campaign toward money, reconciliation
    Untitled 2012-04-25 14:34:09 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican presidential nomination all but in hand, Mitt Romney is refocusing his efforts on challenging President Barack Obama, raising cash for the battle ahead and reconciling with one-time primary rival Rick Santorum. ...
  • Federal agency says transgender people protected
    Story 2012-04-25 06:48:11 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The agency that enforces the federal job discrimination laws has for the first time ruled that transgender people are protected from bias in the workplace. In a groundbreaking decision late last week, the Equal Employment Oppo...
  • Romney sweeps 5 wins, promises 'better America'
    92bb2fad8a95476c897c5387788f38fe-3f2dc88ae44c42e59d9145ff579acbeb-1_t397 2012-04-25 04:40:42 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky U.S. economy to "hold on a little longer, a better Ameri...
  • US women drawn with France, Colombia, North Korea
    6a00e54ef2975b8833016765a21b39970b-450wi 2012-04-25 04:15:14 UTC
    WEMBLEY, England (AP) — With tension escalating between their governments, the United States and North Korea were drawn Tuesday into the same first-round group for this summer's Olympic women's soccer tournament. The Americans will play in Grou...