Editor Choice

  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Obama: N. Korea hostility a weakness, not strength
    387-tixjm.st.55 2012-04-30 19:56:53 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda On Monday decried aggressive acts from North Korea, including its recent failed rocket launch. Obama said Pyongyang is operating from a position of weakness, no...
  • 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 ...
  • Capitol mystery: Will Secret Service head survive?
    332-hpryr.em.55 2012-04-30 19:37:04 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the Secret Service, Mark Sullivan, could have retired from government nearly 10 years ago and avoided the scandals of the White House gate crashers and, more recently, the one involving a dozen agents, officers an...
  • Obama criticizes GOP in speech to union members
    Obama 2012-04-30 19:30:34 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is rallying union workers by painting a bleak portrait of America's infrastructure. He blames Republicans for focusing on tax cutting rather than creating jobs by updating and rebuilding highways, railroads...
  • Top EPA official resigns over 'crucify' comment
    042612_sr_henry 2012-04-30 19:11:48 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration's top environmental official in the oil-rich South and Southwest region has resigned after Republicans targeted him over remarks made two years ago when he used the word "crucify" to describe how he would...
  • AP EXCLUSIVE: US not reporting all Afghan attacks
    Afghanistan_-_us 2012-04-30 18:51:10 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S.-led military coalition in Afghanistan is under-reporting the number of times that Afghan soldiers and police open fire on American and other foreign troops. The coalition routinely reports attacks in which a coalition...
  • Activists on trial for arrests during NYPD protest
    628x471 2012-04-30 19:24:19 UTC
    NEW YORK (AP) — Twenty activists who converged on a police station to protest a controversial police technique went on trial Monday in a case that they hoped would highlight their cause but prosecutors called a simple matter of breaking the law. ...
  • Aide's wife: John Edwards knew about money
    Untitled 2012-04-30 18:25:29 UTC
    GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — The wife of an ex-aide to John Edwards testified Monday the former presidential candidate told her over the phone that it was legal to take money from a wealthy donor to take care of Edwards' mistress. Testifying at Edwa...
  • Obama's new campaign slogan: 'Forward'
    Obama-forward 2012-04-30 15:23:15 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has a new campaign slogan: "Forward." Obama's re-election team unveiled its new motto in a video released Monday morning. The seven-minute video begins by recalling the grim state of the nation's economy...
  • Obama, Clintons deepen political and policy ties
    Untitled 2012-04-30 19:22:06 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Once a tense rivalry, the relationship between President Barack Obama and Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton has evolved into a genuine political and policy partnership. Both sides have a strong incentive in making the alliance work...
  • Weaker al-Qaida still plots payback for US raid
    Ohne_titel 2012-04-30 02:10:05 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden, al-Qaida is hobbled and hunted, too busy surviving for the moment to carry out another Sept. 11-style attack on U.S. soil. But the terrorist network dreams still of payba...
  • Romney, Secret Service, GOP: Obama mocks them all
    8640348_448x252 2012-04-30 02:05:31 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama scattered the barbs during the annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner as he poked fun at White House races past and present, the Secret Service and Donald Trump. Even the entrance to his s...
  • Obama aide mum on whether US protecting activist
    President_barack_obama_speaks_during_a_news_conference_in_the_white_house_briefing_room_in_washington__thursday__dec._8__2011 2012-04-29 17:40:52 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House aide on Sunday said President Barack Obama wants to strike an "appropriate balance" between advancing human rights and maintaining U.S. relations with China, the first public comments by the administration on it...
  • 1 dead after storm blows down St. Louis beer tent
    1_dead_after_storm_blows_down_st._louis_beer_tent 2012-04-29 01:14:48 UTC
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — High winds swept through a beer tent where 200 people gathered after a Cardinals game Saturday, killing one and critically injuring at least five others, authorities said. But the owner of the bar said it was lightning — not wind ...
  • Romney shakes up the strategy, tones down rhetoric
    539w 2012-04-28 23:52:33 UTC
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney's Etch A Sketch moment is at hand. Now that he's the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, Romney is shifting away from the "red-meat" issues of abortion and immigration and instead holding more event...
  • Romney urges young people to take economic risks
    4f9b41cb24a60.image 2012-04-28 23:11:41 UTC
    WESTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Mitt Romney on Friday encouraged young Americans facing bleak job prospects to "take risks" — and even borrow money from their parents — to help improve their economic fortunes. The presumptive Republican presidential n...
  • Surge in child immigrants stresses support network
    4f9bb890d5d6b.image 2012-04-28 22:05:45 UTC
    McALLEN, Texas (AP) — An unprecedented surge of children caught trudging through South Texas scrublands or crossing at border ports of entry without their families has sent government and nonprofit agencies scrambling to expand their shelter, lega...
  • Man booked in hammer deaths of Vegas mom, child
    628x471 2012-04-28 21:35:15 UTC
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Using a hammer as a weapon, a "complete stranger" with no significant criminal history allegedly attacked a family in their Las Vegas home, killing a woman and her daughter, in a brutal crime that left investigators both baffled a...
  • Moderate earthquake shakes Southern California
    120428_california_quake 2012-04-28 21:23:13 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Some Southern Californians were shaken out of bed Saturday morning by a small earthquake that rattled homes across the Inland Empire region and caused buildings to sway in downtown Los Angeles. The magnitude 3.8 earthquake st...
  • Police blow Wash. mountain bunker, find man dead
    Images 2012-04-28 23:21:32 UTC
    NORTH BEND, Wash. (AP) — Peter Keller spent eight years carving his hole in the side of the mountain, camouflaging the rugged underground bunker with ferns and sticks and stocking it with a generator and ammunition boxes sealed in Ziploc bags. Sus...
  • 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...