McConnelling McConnell: Grimes uses opponent’s own footage against him
Alison Lundergan Grimes uses opponent Mitch McConnell's own B-roll in attack video.
07/31/2014 - 02:37 AM
House passes VA health care overhaul
The House has approved a compromise bill to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.
07/31/2014 - 04:42 AM
Ebola outbreak: Peace Corps removes 340 volunteers from Africa
The U.S. Peace Corps said on Wednesday it was pulling 340 volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea because of the spreading Ebola virus that has killed 672 people in the three countries since February. "The Peace Corps today announced that it is temporarily removing its volunteers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea due to the increasing spread of the Ebola virus," the group said in a statement. The Peace Corps currently has 102 volunteers in Guinea, 108 in Liberia and 130 in Sierra Leone working in the areas of education, health and agriculture.
07/31/2014 - 04:22 AM
46 charges for Colorado suspect in wild car-theft chase
A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver has been charged with a list of felonies, including aggravated robbery and assault.
07/31/2014 - 02:04 AM
Freed cop killer told to stop coaching youth
In 1988, a group of men beat an off-duty Chicago-area cop to death with a baseball bat.
07/30/2014 - 11:29 PM
Man’s phone stops bullet aimed at his chest
You know what they say: Never bring a sickle to a gunfight. But if you do make sure you have an enormous phone in your front pocket.
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
Porch shooting trial: Prosecution rests its case
The prosecution has rested its case in the murder trial of a suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting an unarmed teenager.
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
Insanity plea mulled for prom stabbing suspect
Lawyers for a Connecticut high school student accused of murdering a female classmate hours before their junior court began talks on Wednesday on whether to amend his plea to not guilty based on insanity or on related grounds. Christopher Plaskon, 17, pleaded not guilty in June to the fatal stabbing of 16-year-old Maren Sanchez. At a pretrial hearing at Connecticut Superior Court in Milford on Wednesday, his attorney, Richard Meehan, began discussions with Superior Court Judge Frank Iannotti on which variant of the plea to enter. Plaskon has been charged with stabbing Sanchez in the chest, neck and face with a kitchen knife in a stairwell at Jonathan Law High School on April 25, the day of the school prom.
07/31/2014 - 04:08 AM
‘No intact bodies’ in grim AH5017 investigation
Dressed in protective white overalls, French experts sift through the debris of the Air Algerie plane that disintegrated over the northern Mali desert last week, killing all 118 on board. Yet for days of meticulous searching across the shifting sands of the remote crash site at the southern edge of the Sahara desert, they have yet to see a single intact body. In scorching heat, the experts -- gendarmes, police and a team from France's plane crash investigation agency BEA -- are combing the moonscape one square metre at a time. Flight AH5017, which took off early Thursday morning from Ouagadougou in neighbouring Burkina Faso bound for Algiers, went missing amid reports of heavy storms.
07/30/2014 - 11:32 PM
Ebola outbreak: Liberia shuts schools, quarantines towns
Liberia announced on Wednesday the quarantine of a number of communities and the closure of schools across the country, the toughest measures yet imposed by a West African government in a bid to halt the worst Ebola outbreak on record. Security forces in Liberia were ordered to enforce the measures, part of an action plan that included placing all non-essential government workers on 30-day compulsory leave. As of July 23, 672 deaths have been blamed on Ebola in Liberia, neighboring Guinea and Sierra Leone, according to World Health Organisation figures. Liberia accounted for just under one-fifth of those deaths.
07/31/2014 - 04:21 AM
Going inside Gaza
U.S. reporters head into Gaza with the Israeli Defense Forces’ 188th Armored Brigade.
07/31/2014 - 01:06 AM
Argentine FA chief Julio Grondona dies at 82
Julio Grondona, the veteran president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA) and FIFA vice-president, died on Wednesday at the age of 82 in a Buenos Aires clinic, AFA sources reported. The all-powerful figure, who had been in charge of Argentine football since 1979, had been taken to hospital suffering from heart problems and died while undergoing emergency surgery. Earlier this week he had held meetings with Alejandro Sabella, who decided not to continue as Argentina coach after leading the team to the World Cup final in Brazil recently.
07/31/2014 - 01:36 AM
Feds investigating for fraud in D.C. building projects
Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation's capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.
07/31/2014 - 02:03 AM
Investigation exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout
Officials tell The Associated Press that a nonpartisan investigative report concludes that management failures by the Obama administration set the stage for the computer problems that paralyzed the HealthCare.gov website last fall.
07/31/2014 - 03:34 AM
Rebels said to lay mines near MH17 site
Another attempt to reach Malaysia Airlines crash site in E. Ukraine turned away.
07/30/2014 - 08:01 PM
So what did former IRS official really think of GOP lawmakers?
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the heart of the agency's tea party controversy called Republicans "crazies" and more in newly released emails.
07/31/2014 - 12:34 AM
Fans stampede out of Guinea beach rap concert, 33 dead
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Hundreds of people leaving a late-night rap concert on a beach in Guinea rushed to leave through a single exit, creating a stampede that killed at least 33 people, officials said Wednesday.
07/30/2014 - 11:28 PM
Israeli strike on Gaza market kills 15, wounds 150
JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — Gaza health officials say 15 people have been killed and more than 150 wounded by an Israeli airstrike in a crowded shopping area.
07/30/2014 - 11:29 PM
Kelsey Grammer on sister's killer: Forgiveness, but not freedom
DENVER (AP) — Actor Kelsey Grammer says he forgives the man who raped and killed his sister in Colorado nearly 40 years ago but doesn't want him to be paroled.
07/30/2014 - 11:34 PM
Child trafficking bust reveals new concern for victims
WASHINGTON (AP) — The 168 juveniles recovered last month during an FBI child sex trafficking bust included some kids who had never been reported missing, a population that law enforcement encounters often and that child welfare advocates say they're especially concerned about.
07/31/2014 - 03:02 AM
Violence erupts in China as prominent economics professor indicted
By Michael Martina and Ben Blanchard BEIJING (Reuters) - China formally indicted a prominent ethnic Uighur professor for separatism on Wednesday, as security forces flooded into the far western region of Xinjiang amid more reports of violence following what the government called a terrorist attack. Police in Beijing in January detained Ilham Tohti, a well-known economist who has championed the rights of the Muslim Uighur community, who come from Xinjiang. He was subsequently taken to the regional capital Urumqi and accused of promoting and supporting Xinjiang's independence from China, a red line for Beijing which views the region as an inseparable part of the country. The case against Tohti is the latest sign of the government's hardening stance on dissent in Xinjiang, where unrest in the past year or so has killed more than 200, including several police, according to state media.
07/30/2014 - 10:43 PM
American 'fighting' deadly Ebola virus
The N. Carolina aid worker is moving and getting a lot of fluids, says her son.
07/31/2014 - 01:02 AM
At least 75 bodies found in Benghazi; Islamists gain ground
Islamist groups have seized the army special forces headquarters in Libya's Benghazi after days of fighting left at least 35 soldiers dead and plunged the country deeper into lawlessness. Libya's Red Crescent said it had recovered the bodies of 35 soldiers from the base. Fighting in Benghazi has claimed about another 60 lives since Saturday, medical officials in the city said. "Special forces under the command of (Colonel) Wanis Abu Khamada withdrew after several attacks," said the army official after the biggest loss yet for the armed forces in their fight against the country's powerful militias.
07/31/2014 - 04:03 AM
Europe fears Ebola spread out of Africa
Doctors Without Borders says can't rule out virus spreading to other countries.
07/30/2014 - 11:16 PM
Honey, who's this naked guy in our bed? N.M. man faces charges
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
07/31/2014 - 02:18 AM
VIDEO: Narrow escape from death on Indiana train bridge
Two trespassers narrowly escaped death on a rail bridge, according to the Indiana Rail Road Company, as a 14,000-ton freight train approached.
07/30/2014 - 09:44 PM
Six-alarm blaze burns near Boston's Logan airport
BOSTON (Reuters) - Six companies of Boston firefighters on Wednesday battled a large blaze that engulfed multiple buildings in the city's residential eastern section, fire officials said. Live television images showed a plume of smoke hanging over the city's east near Logan International Airport. It was not immediately clear if anyone had been injured in the fire, which was reported at 8:35 a.m. ET. (Reporting by Scott Malone; Editing by Bill Trott)
07/30/2014 - 10:03 PM
Detroit boy, 8, shot and killed while he slept in bed
DETROIT (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who was lying in bed early Wednesday died after a bullet fired from outside went through a home's wall and hit him, Detroit police said.
07/30/2014 - 11:07 PM
North Korea said to fire 4 projectiles towards ocean
South Korean officials say their hostile neighbor fired 4 projectiles toward the ocean.
07/30/2014 - 07:41 PM
Yes, we do negotiate with terrorists
NYT: al-Qaeda now funds terror operations via $125 million ransom paid by European governments.
07/30/2014 - 05:29 PM
Second UN school hit in Gaza, 15 dead
Several Israeli shells slammed school used as refugee shelter, killing at least 15, wounding 90.
07/31/2014 - 02:34 AM
UCLA campus flooded, in middle of Calif. drought
By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A major water main ruptured underneath a street near the University of California, Los Angeles on Tuesday, unleashing a 20-foot-tall geyser and millions of gallons of water that flooded part of campus and stranded motorists on nearby streets. The water gushed across the north end of the campus for several hours, submerging athletic fields and pouring into an underground parking structure, where motorists were caught in water up to their wheel wells, Los Angles Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey said. The deluge happened as California suffers through a record drought that has prompted state and local authorities to impose water-use restrictions on residents, such as fines for wasting even a few gallons on excessive lawn-watering. Workers were removing inches of standing water from the floor of the UCLA basketball team's Pauley Pavilion, which in 2012 underwent a multi million-dollar renovation, university spokesman Ricardo Vazquez said.
07/30/2014 - 05:40 PM
Amazon's $2 billion gambit
MUMBAI, India (AP) — The world's largest online retailer is facing off in India against a new name in e-commerce that was founded by former Amazon employees.
07/30/2014 - 08:10 PM
India landslide kills 17, scores trapped
A major landslide on Wednesday struck a village in western India following heavy monsoon rains, killing at least 17 people and leaving up to 200 feared trapped, an official said. Emergency forces rushed to a remote village in Pune district of Maharashtra state, where a hill collapsed sending mud and rocks tumbling onto homes in the morning as residents were reportedly sleeping. "Six victims have been rescued and 17 dead bodies recovered so far," said Tripti Parule, a spokeswoman for the National Disaster Management Authority, in an email to AFP. Nine teams have been mobilised by the National Disaster Response Force with a strength of 378 trained personnel to help with the rescue effort in the village, Parule said, although ongoing rains have been hampering operations.
07/30/2014 - 10:52 PM
Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli strikes hit a crowded shopping area in Gaza City Wednesday, hours after tank shells tore through the walls of a U.N. school crowded with war refugees in the deadliest of a series of air and artillery attacks that pushed the Palestinian death toll above 1,300 in more than three weeks of fighting.
07/31/2014 - 03:47 AM
Dissent quieted with most Israelis behind Gaza war
JERUSALEM (AP) — Despite Israeli casualties and world criticism, a near-consensus in Israel supports the government's conduct of the Gaza war, views Hamas as the aggressor and considers outsiders' moralizing as hypocritical, ignorant or both. And in an echo-chamber fed by ubiquitous updates on Hamas rocket and tunnel attacks, the minority of local voices that do agonize over Gazans' suffering are being silenced in a way rarely seen in a country long proud of its spirited, democratic debate.
07/31/2014 - 02:53 AM
3 Putin allies among 8 hit with new EU sanctions
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union targeted Russian President Vladimir Putin's inner circle for the first time Wednesday for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine, subjecting three of his long-time associates to EU-wide asset freezes and travel bans.
07/31/2014 - 04:36 AM
Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Almost two weeks after Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was blown out of the sky, the remains of some passengers are feared rotting in the 90-degree (32-degree Celsius) midsummer heat, deepening the frustration of relatives desperate to recover the bodies of their loved ones.
07/31/2014 - 04:09 AM
Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies
WASHINGTON (AP) — A former IRS official at the center of the agency's tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as "crazies" and more in emails released Wednesday. A key GOP lawmaker says the remarks show that Lois Lerner was biased against conservative groups and targeted them for extra scrutiny.
07/31/2014 - 03:27 AM
House approves VA health care overhaul
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House overwhelmingly approved a landmark bill Wednesday to refurbish the Veterans Affairs Department and improve veterans' health care.
07/31/2014 - 05:03 AM
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