9/11 defendants ignore judge at Guantanamo hearing
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-defendants defiantly disrupted an arraignment that dragged...
Obama: Time to shift attention from wars to home
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 ending wars in Iraq and Afghanistan should help p...
Obama shifts to campaign mode, tears into Romney
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 champion of an embattled middle class.
In the ...
Buffett's health on minds of Berkshire investors
2012-05-05 16:49:24 UTC
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — While 81-year-old Warren Buffett's health has been on investors' minds, many shareholders at Berkshire Hathaway's annual meeting said Saturday that they aren't that worried about Buffett's prostate cancer diagnosis.
More than 30,000 people are expected to fill Omaha's downto...
Study ties fertility treatment, birth defect risk
2012-05-05 16:34:18 UTC
Test-tube babies have higher rates of birth defects, and doctors have long wondered: Is it because of certain fertility treatments or infertility itself? A large new study from Australia suggests both may play a role.
Compared to those conceived naturally, babies that resulted from simple IVF,...
General balance: Romney tilts right
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 Obama that straddles two sometimes-conflicting pol...
Obama escalates election fight in Ohio, Virginia
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 of the rich.
The events at two universities, Ohi...
Sept. 11 trial of 5 returns to Guantanamo
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 intently from the U.S. on closed-circuit TV.
Officials: US drone strike kills 8 in Pakistan
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 opposition, officials said.
The strike in North Wazir...
Romney: Regular people teach him about struggles
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 who he meets with or when the meetings occur.
Md. teenager pleads guilty in terror case in Pa.
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.
Mohammad Hassan Khalid had won a full scholarsh...
Ohio surviving exotic animals back on farm
2012-05-04 20:06:37 UTC
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio zoo on Friday returned five surviving exotic animals to a woman whose husband released dozens of wild creatures last fall before he committed suicide.
Two leopards, two primates and a bear have been held at the Columbus zoo since October. State officials had order...
Panetta: Troop scandals hurt US Afghan mission
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 series of widely publicized incidents. These incl...
US revamps student work-visa program after abuses
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 Summer Work and Travel Program, which brings more ...
Nurse in Afghanistan dies in Skype chat with wife
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 Pentagon said it was under investigation, and his...
Chaplain: Seau's brain to be donated for research
2012-05-04 19:29:17 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Junior Seau's brain will be donated by his family for research into football-related head injuries.
San Diego Chargers chaplain Shawn Mitchell said he didn't know where the brain will be sent.
"The Seau family really has, almost like Junior, a philanthropic approach, where ...
Heiress concerned Edwards used her for her money
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 Huffman was asked on the witness stand Friday how Rache...
Octomom at crossroads, broke and considering porn
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.
With Suleman on the verge of losing her home and ...
Ex-media mogul Conrad Black back in Canada
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 Customs Enforcement spokesman Nestor Yglesias said Black...
3 convicted, 6 acquitted in sex trafficking case
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 among a total of 30 who were indicted in the case tha...
9/11 families prepare for Guantanamo arraignment
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 prosecution of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the self-proclaimed m...
Wife of former Minn. Viking guilty in hit-and-run
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.
Amy Senser was convicted of leaving the scene...
White House: Time to try another tactic in Syria
2012-05-03 21:00:22 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It may be time for the world to acknowledge that a cease-fire is not holding in Syria, and that it is time to try another approach to stop the violence, the White House said Thursday.
"If the regime's intransigence continues, the international community is going to have to ad...
Police believe Neo-Nazi killed 4, himself in Ariz.
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 police believe Jason Todd Ready, 39, was the gunm...
First of 2 papers on lab-made bird flu published
2012-05-03 19:42:42 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Four months ago the U.S. government sought to block publication of two studies about how scientists created an easily spread form of bird flu. Now a revised version of one paper is seeing the light of day with the government's blessing.
The revision appears online Wednesday in ...