Panel calls for annual PTSD screening
2012-07-14 04:20:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Institute of Medicine recommended Friday that soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan undergo annual screening for post-traumatic stress disorder and that federal agencies conduct more research to determine how well the ...
DC chief: Reports differ on officer's 'threats'
2012-07-14 04:19:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — If your job is protecting the first lady's motorcade, mouthing off about the boss can lead to more than a citation in a personnel file.
A District of Columbia police officer found that out this week when he came under investig...
Clinton talks with reformist Myanmar president
2012-07-13 22:32:18 UTC
SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton declared Myanmar open to American investment Friday, introducing the reformist president to leaders of some of the U.S.'s biggest corporations and still prodding him to do more t...
Obama, Romney short on specifics for voters
2012-07-13 17:15:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has a 64-page blueprint for change. Republican rival Mitt Romney offers a 59-point jobs plan. Yet voters still sense something's missing.
Just 40 percent of Americans feel Obama "has a clear plan for sol...
Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain
2012-07-13 06:03:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents filed by Mitt Romney's former company conflict with the Republican presidential candidate's statements about when he gave up control of the private equity firm Bain Capital. President Barack Obama's campaign seized on t...
Clinton announces $50M in aid for SE Asia
2012-07-13 05:55:26 UTC
PHNOM PEHN, Cambodia (AP) — The United States says it will provide five counties in Southeast Asia with $50 million over three years to assist them with health, education and environment programs.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton ...
Alleged would-be suicide bomber to plead guilty
2012-07-13 05:45:02 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — A 29-year-old Chicago man accused of plotting a suicide bombing overseas and claiming he was inspired by a radical Muslim cleric has agreed to change his plea to guilty, bringing to an end one of the last terrorism trials pending in...
THE RACE: Cheney and Biden pitch in campaigning
2012-07-12 22:33:43 UTC
Publishable Editors Notes:
EDITOR'S NOTE _ With 117 days left until Election Day, here are insights into today's highlights in U.S. politics
It was vice president's day on the campaign trail.
Mitt Romney made a pilgrimage to former Vice...
White House moves to extradite prisoner from Iraq
2012-07-12 21:59:38 UTC
BAGHDAD (AP) — The White House has asked Iraq to hand over a Hezbollah commander who was accused of masterminding a 2007 attack that killed five American soldiers, a senior U.S. official said Thursday, though two Iraqi courts have declared him not...
US, China square off over South China Sea
2012-07-12 05:06:09 UTC
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Obama administration is hoping China will accept a code of conduct for resolving territorial disputes in the resource-rich South China Sea, a difficult mediation effort that's often been rebuffed by the communist go...
Paterno, in letter, defended Penn St. football
2012-07-12 04:56:58 UTC
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Former Penn State football coach Joe Paterno defended his program's integrity in a 7-month-old letter released Wednesday, a day ahead of a report that could forever mar his legacy.
In the letter, written shortly before...
W.Va. sheriff says woman tortured; husband charged
2012-07-12 04:51:45 UTC
LEROY, W.Va. (AP) — While her husband returned a rototiller to a West Virginia rental shop, a limping woman sneaked into another part of the building seeking help. Soon, court papers say, she was at a shelter with a horrifying tale: She had been h...
Small rise in college completion for young adults
2012-07-12 04:42:58 UTC
The percentage of young adults earning a college degree has increased slightly but still remains far below the level needed to reach the president's goal of having the U.S. rank first worldwide in college graduates.
Data being released by the E...
Democrats block Senate vote on Obama tax plan
2012-07-11 19:55:20 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats blocked a Senate vote Wednesday on President Barack Obama's plan to extend expiring tax cuts for a year for everyone but the highest-earning Americans as the two parties maneuvered to try embarrassing each other on one ...
THE RACE: Romney woos NAACP, Obama top Democrats
2012-07-11 18:08:15 UTC
Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama both are dealing with politically challenging demographics.
The Republican presidential challenger addressed the NAACP's annual convention and Obama was huddling with Democratic congressional leaders.
Obama team targets Mitt Romney's private finances
2012-07-11 03:47:27 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama election campaign has a politically loaded question it wants voters to think about: What is Mitt Romney hiding?
Not a thing, Romney says. The Democrats are just trying to change the subject from the weak economy.
GOP says health care repeal also stops a tax
2012-07-11 17:14:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans pushed an election-year vote Wednesday to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul, casting it as not only a rejection of an unpopular law but a sure-fire way to block a tax on the middle class.
Texas switches to 1-drug execution due to shortage
2012-07-11 01:08:49 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — Texas, the nation's most active death penalty state, announced Tuesday that it would become the latest to switch to single-drug executions amid a drug shortage that has left states scrambling for acceptable alternatives.
Doctor: Lack of sleep prompted pilot's breakdown
2012-07-11 00:21:42 UTC
LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A psychologist testified that a JetBlue Airways pilot who screamed about religion and terrorists during a flight had "a brief psychotic disorder" due to lack of sleep, according to a transcript of the trial obtained by The As...
Obama, Romney clash over taxes, outsourcing jobs
2012-07-10 20:22:20 UTC
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Clashing over the economy, President Barack Obama challenged Mitt Romney to join him in allowing tax hikes for rich Americans like them, needling his Republican rival to "compromise to help the middle class." Romney dismi...
Veteran House Dems gear up for competitive races
2012-07-10 13:07:30 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For Rep. Lois Capps of California and other vulnerable House Democrats, a string of successful re-election bids and double-digit margins of victory may mean little this year.
Her Santa Barbara-area district has been redrawn in...
Clinton chides Vietnam on protecting human rights
2012-07-10 13:03:28 UTC
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports Vietnam's work to help resolve issues in the disputed South China Sea but believes the communist country needs to do more to protect human rights.
In Iowa, Obama to make pitch on tax cuts
2012-07-11 04:04:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking an election-year fight over taxes, President Barack Obama is hitting the road to press Congress to extend tax cuts for low- and middle-income earners, framing a debate with Mitt Romney and congressional Republicans over t...
Senate Democrats pushing tax cuts for business
2012-07-10 20:18:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders of both parties belittled each other's tax cutting agenda Tuesday as the chamber debated Democratic legislation that would lower levies for companies that hire new workers, give raises or buy major new equipment th...
Obama seeks to shift election toward tax debate
2012-07-09 23:16:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing sagging jobs numbers, President Barack Obama sought to recast the November election as a fight over tax fairness on Monday, urging tax cut extensions for all families earning less than $250,000 but denying them to househol...