German court case fails to settle YouTube copyright controversy
2012-04-21 19:25:30 UTC
A German court has ruled that YouTube must erase seven contested videos over copyright issues. However, the decision has failed to settle the protracted copyright row raging on the Internet.
Hamburg's State Court ruled on Friday that YouTube will...
Geithner urges creativity in Europe's debt crisis
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
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
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
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...
Experts say Zimmerman attorney made smart move
2012-04-21 14:12:27 UTC
SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — By questioning a state investigator on the witness stand during a routine bail hearing, George Zimmerman's defense attorney showed some of the weaknesses in prosecutors' claims that the neighborhood watch volunteer committed s...
Obama casts GOP as barrier to low-cost education
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...
Obama enjoys 10-1 financial edge over Romney
2012-04-21 06:15:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's re-election effort enjoyed a 10-to-1 financial edge over Republican rival Mitt Romney last month, out-raising the former Massachusetts governor by millions as Obama stuffed more than $104 million into his...
Romney dismisses Democrat's remark about polygamy
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
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
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...
DARPA releases cause of hypersonic glider anomaly
2012-04-20 19:53:49 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An unmanned hypersonic glider likely aborted its 13,000 mph flight over the Pacific Ocean last summer because unexpectedly large sections of its skin peeled off, the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency said Friday.
IMF moves to calm market fears over European debt
2012-04-21 20:55:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — An infusion of hundreds of billions of dollars will give the International Monetary Fund a badly needed boost to tackle Europe's prolonged debt crisis. But global finance officials sent a strong message Saturday that struggling g...
NYPD: Man, 3-year-old son dead in building fall
2013-12-23 02:38:24 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A man and his 3-year-old son plummeted to their deaths from a Manhattan apartment building, police said Sunday as they investigated what led to the tragedy.
Authorities said they received an emergency call reporting two jumpers ...
Penn State assistant AD no longer works at school
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
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...
Trouble in threes: Scandals hamper Obama's message
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...
White House: 'Silver spoon' words not about Romney
2012-04-19 22:17:28 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Thursday said President Barack Obama wasn't talking about Republican Mitt Romney when he said he "wasn't born with a silver spoon in my mouth."
White House press secretary Jay Carney said Obama has used the ...
Analysis: A Romney pick for top U.S. court? Frontrunners emerge
2012-04-19 19:02:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Now that Mitt Romney is the presumptive Republican nominee for president, the names of people he might appoint to the U.S. Supreme Court are starting to roll off the tongues of conservative activists, lawyers and former Repu...
Republican business tax cut seen passing U.S. House
2012-04-19 18:58:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled House of Representatives on Thursday passed a tax break for small businesses, giving voters a stark alternative to President Barack Obama's politically popular "Buffett Rule" surtax on the wealthy...
Travelers smashes estimates, insurance rates rising
2012-04-19 18:18:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the U.S. Supreme Court ponders the fate of healthcare reform in the current election year, a study released on Thursday shows that one in four working-age Americans went without insurance at some point in 2011, often as a...
Travelers smashes estimates, insurance rates rising
2012-04-19 18:09:54 UTC
(Reuters) - Property insurer Travelers Cos Inc <TRV.N> blew past Wall Street earnings estimates for the first quarter and raised its dividend 12 percent as natural disaster losses declined and insurance rates continued to rise after years of weakn...
US aircraft carriers not allowed to stop in areas designated by Iran
2012-04-19 04:21:02 UTC
The commander of the Iranian Armed Forces said on Wednesday that Iran has notified the two U.S. aircraft carriers deployed in the Persian Gulf that they are not allowed to stop in certain areas of the Persian Gulf designated by Iranian naval force...
Congress, White House in tug-of-war over arms sales
2012-04-19 04:36:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration has trimmed the U.S. Congress' decades-long role in vetting billions of dollars in proposed arms sales in a move that will result in more congressional efforts to block deals, key lawmakers said in a...
Panetta apologizes for photos of U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan
2012-04-18 18:36:16 UTC
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta apologized on Wednesday for photographs that appeared in an American newspaper of U.S. soldiers posing with the maimed bodies of dead Afghan insurgents.
"I know war is ugly ... I know you...