Rescued girl tells sister: 'Now we can go home'
2012-05-13 19:05:03 UTC
GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Days of searching for two young girls and the kidnapper who killed their mother and sister led to the kind of terrain that favors the hunted — high hardwoods and deep ravines near a red-brick church perched on a hill.
Calif. FBI agent missing, possibly armed, suicidal
2012-05-13 19:10:31 UTC
BURBANK, Calif. (AP) — Law enforcement officers in Southern California have launched a massive search in rugged mountain terrain for a missing FBI agent who was said to be despondent and possibly suicidal.
About 100 FBI agents, 40 sheriff's dep...
John Edwards' mistress led a tabloid-grade life
2012-05-14 03:25:28 UTC
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Rielle Hunter's life had a lurid, supermarket-tabloid quality to it — full of deception, betrayal, reckless behavior and broken dreams — well before she became a party to one of the biggest lies in recent American political...
Boston U student recovering after NZ crash kills 3
2012-05-14 03:28:11 UTC
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The parents of a Boston University student critically injured in a New Zealand minivan crash that killed three of her schoolmates have flown to the country to be by her side at a hospital.
Meg Theriault, 21, was i...
California facing higher $16 billion shortfall
2012-05-12 23:15:25 UTC
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's budget deficit has swelled to a projected $16 billion — much larger than had been predicted just months ago — and will force severe cuts to schools and public safety if voters fail to approve tax increases in...
Two dead in Washington state medical centre shooting
2014-07-09 06:46:47 UTC
Police in Washington state say a gunman fatally shot his wife Tuesday morning before turning the weapon on himself at a downtown Spokane medical center.
Spokane police said a man went to his wife's workplace in the Deaconess Medical Center comp...
Many blacks shrug off Obama's new view on gays
2012-05-12 16:05:54 UTC
ARDMORE, Pa. (AP) — Like many black Americans, Dorsey Jackson does not believe in gay marriage, but he wasn't disillusioned when Barack Obama became the first president to support it. The windows of his suburban Philadelphia barbershop still displ...
GOP: Economy tops gay marriage as campaign issue
2012-05-13 18:55:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delighted his liberal base by coming down on the side of gay marriage, but he cheered the opposition, too.
Republican activists now want to use Obama's stance on the issue — public opinion is about evenl...
Horst Faas dies aged 79 - the images that changed course of history and touched the human heart
2012-05-12 14:54:22 UTC
Horst Faas, a prize-winning combat photographer who carved out new standards for covering war with a camera and became one of the world's legendary photojournalists, has died aged 79.
A native of Germany who joined the US-based news co-operat...
Obama wants Congress to help homeowners
2012-05-11 19:52:08 UTC
RENO, Nev. (AP) — President Barack Obama is pressing Congress to help homeowners trying to avoid foreclosure, taking his economic pitch to hard-hit Nevada.
Obama wants Congress to make it easier for struggling homeowners to refinance, pointing ...
Obama heads to struggling Nev. after fundraising
2012-05-11 14:14:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — President Barack Obama is turning his attention back to the economy after a day spent raising millions of dollars for his campaign and riding a media wave on his newly declared support for same-sex marriage.
Obama was to prom...
Kidnap-slaying suspect kills himself; 2 girls OK
2012-05-11 14:05:17 UTC
GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — A man wanted by the FBI for killing a mother and daughter and kidnapping two other girls shot himself to death as officers closed in, but the two children were rescued without injuries and released from a hospital Friday.
Judge rejects effort to open CIA volume on Cuba
2012-05-11 13:59:12 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a final volume of the CIA's three-decade-old history on the failed Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba can remain shrouded in secrecy because it is a draft, not a finished product.
The CIA characterized...
Biden proves catalyst for Obama on gay marriage
2012-05-11 13:53:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sorry, Mr. President.
After nearly single-handedly pushing gay marriage to the forefront of the presidential campaign and inadvertently pressuring President Barack Obama to declare his support for same-sex unions, there was on...
Prosecution rests in John Edwards trial
2012-05-10 19:41:33 UTC
GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors rested their case against John Edwards on Thursday after calling to the witness stand some of his closest friends and advisers, many of whom gave dramatic, often unflattering testimony about the former president...
Civil rights lawsuit filed against Ariz. sheriff
2012-05-10 19:29:37 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department sued America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff Thursday, a rare step for the agency after months of negotiations failed to reach a settlement over allegations that his department racially profiled Latino...
House OKs social programs cuts to aid Pentagon
2012-05-10 19:22:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The GOP-controlled House Thursday passed legislation to replace a looming 10 percent cut to the military budget with cuts to domestic programs like food stamps and health care.
The partisan 218-199 vote sends the measure to th...
Romney counters notion he bullied gay classmates
2012-05-10 19:14:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney apologized Thursday to classmates he may have offended by "hijinks and pranks during high school" and insisted he didn't know that some were gay.
The Republican presidential candidate issued the apology during a ha...
3-state sweep moves Romney closer to nomination
2012-05-09 17:47:16 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won most of the delegates in a three-state primary sweep, leaving him a little more than 200 delegates shy of the number needed to clinch the Republican nomination for president.
Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race
2012-05-09 15:30:00 UTC
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The candidates may be the same, but Wisconsin isn't.
In the tumultuous 18 months since Republican Scott Walker defeated Democrat Tom Barrett in the 2010 governor's race, Wisconsin has been rocked with massive protests over ...
FBI, police hunt kidnap-slaying suspect, 2 girls
2012-05-09 14:56:24 UTC
GUNTOWN, Miss. (AP) — Heavily armed FBI agents and authorities from Mississippi and Tennessee were searching woods and back roads for what they said was a dangerous man suspected of killing a Tennessee woman and her teenage daughter and fleeing wi...
Gas price likely won't set record this summer
2012-05-09 07:19:41 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Gasoline prices likely won't set any records this summer, thanks to a recent drop in the price of oil.
The government on Tuesday slashed its forecast for average gas prices to $3.79 per gallon for the summer driving season. That...
Lugar loss has lessons for Republicans, Democrats
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
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
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....