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  • Lugar loss has lessons for Republicans, Democrats
    Untitled 2012-05-09 06:45:35 UTC
    VALPARAISO, Ind. (AP) — Veteran Sen. Richard Lugar's loss in the Indiana GOP primary provides warnings for President Barack Obama and his Democrats as well as Mitt Romney and fellow Republicans six months before the November election. In one st...
  • Primaries reflect conservative enthusiasm for 2012
    E1ec4b44-571f-40c1-a608-d3f9580a508e 2012-05-09 06:37:23 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a show of conservative enthusiasm, a tea-party backed Republican vanquished six-term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar in a GOP primary and North Carolina voters decided overwhelmingly to strengthen their state's gay marriage ban. ...
  • GOP blocks Senate debate on Dem student loan bill
    Untitled 2012-05-08 18:45:19 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans derailed a Democratic bill on Tuesday keeping interest rates on federal college loans from doubling July 1 in an election-year battle aimed at the hearts — and votes — of millions of students and their parents....
  • Redistricting leads to ugly GOP vs. GOP races
    Untitled 2012-05-08 18:33:39 UTC
    LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — Community and business leaders in affluent Seminole County talked about the promise of jobs and economic development from the new 61-mile commuter rail through Orlando. They praised the man who pushed hard for the $1.3 billi...
  • Obama's 'to do' list for Congress: jobs, mortgages
    Untitled 2012-05-08 18:40:51 UTC
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — President Barack Obama said Tuesday that only Congress can take the "bold action" needed to spur job creation, as he unfurled an election year "to do" list for lawmakers. Obama's action plan for Congress centers on a series ...
  • Federal agent says Clemens wasn't targeted
    Fe_pr_080213steroids1425x283 2012-05-07 18:18:39 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agent Jeff Novitzky testified Monday that Roger Clemens was not a target when Novitzky began questioning Clemens' former strength coach, Brian McNamee, about performance-enhancing drugs. Meanwhile behind the scenes Cle...
  • Fed court reverses order for VA system overhaul
    Untitled 2012-05-07 18:03:08 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is reversing its demand that the Veterans Affairs Department dramatically overhaul its mental health care system. A special 11-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Monday that an...
  • Cities seek more money from tax-exempt colleges
    20120506__web_050612-kp-trench-3_400 2012-05-07 17:29:04 UTC
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Wary of tax increases, weary of layoffs and determined to avoid bankruptcy, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras had only to gaze up at his city's Ivy League campus to see a way out of the morass. On College Hill sits Brown Un...
  • Gingrich: Romney has earned the GOP nomination
    Gingerich 2012-05-07 07:04:21 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House candidate Newt Gingrich says Mitt Romney has "earned the right to represent the Republican Party" against President Barack Obama and that he'll help Romney's campaign in any way he can. Gingrich says Romney ...
  • New video of US aid worker kidnapped in Pakistan
    Untitled 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...
  • Obama calls new French President-elect Hollande
    Unbenannt_2 2012-05-07 00:19:43 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has called France's new president-elect to congratulate him on winning Sunday's election. The White House says Obama told Francois Hollande that he looks forward to working with him on a range of shared ...
  • 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...
  • Long fight predicted in Guantanamo Sept. 11 case
    Lwdtv.aust.55 2012-05-06 20:16:06 UTC
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — The U.S. has finally started the prosecution of five Guantanamo Bay prisoners charged in the Sept. 11 attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people, but the trial won't be starting anytime soon, and both sides said...
  • 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...
  • 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: Time to shift attention from wars to home
    Obama1 2012-05-05 19:23:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says his goal of defeating al-Qaida is within reach and that it's time to turn the country's attention to domestic concerns. Just four days after his trip to Afghanistan, Obama said that money saved from...
  • General balance: Romney tilts right
    01romney.r 2012-05-05 07:53:33 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — He will need independents in November, but Mitt Romney isn't abandoning his "severely conservative" record. Instead, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee has launched an aggressive campaign against President Barack ...
  • US revamps student work-visa program after abuses
    889968_h_450_pd_1_w_300 2012-05-04 19:51:18 UTC
    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The State Department announced major changes Friday to one of its premier cultural-exchange programs following an investigation by The Associated Press that found widespread abuses. The agency issued new rules for the J-1 ...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police believe Neo-Nazi killed 4, himself in Ariz.
    Ann_shooting_120503_wg 2012-05-03 20:09:07 UTC
    GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Police said Thursday that they believe a former Marine with ties to neo-Nazi and Minutemen groups shot four people and then took his own life in a suburban Phoenix home. Gilbert police spokesman Sgt. Bill Balafas said that...