FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
The government wants to ban sales to minors and require health warning labels.
04/24/2014 - 12:44 PM
Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'
TOKYO (AP) — Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
04/24/2014 - 01:50 PM
Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims
Court says inmates are not entitled to know source of drugs that will be used to kill them.
04/24/2014 - 02:35 PM
FCC reversal on 'net neutrality' would permit Internet fast lane
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Women held in Cleveland basement seek Joan Rivers' apology
CLEVELAND (AP) — Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
04/24/2014 - 10:14 AM
Formula One racing boss set to go on trial for bribery
By Keith Weir MUNICH (Reuters) - Formula One chief executive Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial for bribery in Germany on Thursday in a case that could see the Briton's long dominance of the motor sport ended by a jail sentence. Prosecutors in Munich have charged Ecclestone, 83, with bribing jailed German banker Gerhard Gribkowsky to smooth the sale eight years ago of a stake in Formula One to private equity firm CVC. Ecclestone, a former used car salesman who became a billionaire by building the sport into a global money spinner over the past four decades, denies wrongdoing and says he will fight to clear his name. CVC remains the largest shareholder in Formula One, a business that generates annual revenues of over $1.5 billion from its series of grand prix races held around the world.
04/24/2014 - 07:03 AM
CEO of 'Russian Facebook' flees country
Social media wunderkind quits post after Putin cronies stage ownership takeover.
04/24/2014 - 04:28 AM
Man killed in Utah court had promised judge he'd behave
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Tongan Crip gang defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows.
04/24/2014 - 06:40 AM
3-D imaging captures 1888 wreckage discovered in San Francisco Bay
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
04/24/2014 - 07:39 AM
Bungling N.C. kidnap plot spotlights justice workers' exposure
Part bumbling, part dead serious, the sprawling jailhouse plot to kidnap a North Carolina prosecutor who put a seasoned gang member in prison for life has shaken a US justice system already enduring a slew of deadly attacks. A federal indictment released Tuesday details a complex plot said to be orchestrated by Kelvin “Dizzy” Melton, a North Carolina prison inmate and alleged higher-up in the Bloods street gang, to pay $10,000 to a group of henchmen on the outside to kidnap and kill his defense attorney and the prosecutor who put him in prison for a 2011 murder. The plot led the group of nine accomplices first on a goose chase in March from Atlanta to New Orleans, and then to the small town of Wake Forest, N.C., where the group on April 5 grabbed Frank Janssen, the father of Wake County prosecutor Colleen Janssen, after stun-gunning him on the threshold of his home. Ms. Janssen, the actual target, was part of the team that put Mr. Melton away last year.
04/24/2014 - 04:31 AM
Prince's bird hunt stirs outrage in Pakistan after Saudi loan
Pakistan has long enjoyed close ties to Gulf Arab sheiks, but a prince's recent shooting spree that culled more than 2,000 rare birds from the country's preserves have stirred outrage in the country, following a $1.5 billion Saudi "gift" to the country's ailing economy.
04/24/2014 - 12:23 AM
Court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim
Supreme Court says man found with pictures not responsible for entirety of woman's losses.
04/24/2014 - 02:57 AM
Ukraine militants: We're holding U.S. journalist over 'destabilizing' reports
Pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine on Wednesday confirmed they are detaining a U.S. journalist working with Vice News. The self-declared separatist mayor of Slaviansk told reporters the journalist, Simon Ostrovsky, had been detained for reporting what he said was false information that was "destabilizing for us" but that he was being treated well. Mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov attempted to joke about the situation. Vice News has said on its website that it is in contact with the U.S. State Department and other government authorities to work toward securing the safety of its journalist.
04/24/2014 - 03:21 AM
Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102
HAVANA (AP) — Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102, just two days short of his 103rd birthday.
04/24/2014 - 05:32 AM
Prince Charles' brother-in-law dies in NYC after fall
NEW YORK (AP) — The brother-in-law of the Prince of Wales died Wednesday after falling outside a hotel bar and suffering a head injury, police said.
04/24/2014 - 06:40 AM
Shakeup marks new era for pardon process
New program focused on thousands of clemency petitions from nonviolent federal inmates.
04/24/2014 - 12:23 AM
Obama's Japan visit kicks off with dreams of sushi
But for two special guests at Sukiyabashi Jiro on Wednesday evening, mouthfuls of melt-in-the-mouth tuna, squid, and octopus were the culinary backdrop to discussing urgent matters of regional security. Soon after Air Force One touched down here, Barack Obama found himself in Tokyo’s upmarket Ginza district, tucked behind the counter of arguably the world’s best sushi restaurant with his Japanese host, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Sukiyabashi Jiro’s modest size – it has just 10 seats – is inversely proportionate to its reputation. The 19-piece special course, featuring a selection chosen by owner Jiro Ono, costs around $300, not including drinks.
04/24/2014 - 12:17 AM
Revisiting NYC's 1964 World's Fair
Unisphere, symbol of the New York World's Fair which opens on April 22, dominates this low-level shot of the fairgrounds, shown April 20, 1964 in the Queens borough of New York. (AP Photo)
04/22/2014 - 11:19 PM
Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name
Kansas judge grants Bradley Edward Manning's request to become Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
04/24/2014 - 05:32 AM
'Excellent work': Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent fix
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
04/23/2014 - 11:58 PM
New York teen gamer latest victim of 'swatting,' police say
A hoaxer who triggered a massive police response was engaged in an increasingly popular prank called "swatting," authorities there say.
04/23/2014 - 09:11 PM
Obama wades into testy China-Japan feud
Security treaty with Japan applies to China-Japan dispute, the president confirms.
04/23/2014 - 09:04 PM
Michigan man among first in U.S. to get 'bionic eye'
Roger Pontz, nearly completely blind for years, has regained sight through high-tech procedure.
04/23/2014 - 10:39 PM
Gacy case helps solve unrelated death
Four decades later, the killer's case is helping authorities solve another murder — one he didn't commit.
04/23/2014 - 07:32 PM
HBO shows coming to Amazon Instant Video, in blow to Netflix
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Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt
Unidentified material is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.
04/23/2014 - 08:01 PM
Memorial for S. Korea ferry victims opens in Ansan
The city south of Seoul has taken the brunt of the pain from the ferry sinking last week that left 302 people dead or missing.
04/23/2014 - 08:20 PM
Pro-Russian insurgents hold U.S. journalist captive
Gunmen say Simon Ostrovsky, a reporter for Vice News, was suspected of unspecified "bad activities."
04/23/2014 - 08:10 PM
Judge to mull Chelsea Manning name change request
Serving a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information, Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley will be considered.
04/23/2014 - 10:18 PM
S. Korea ferry turned further than ordered, professor says
A maritime professor who spoke with the third mate who was steering the South Korean ferry before it sank said Wednesday that he suspects there was a problem with the steering gear.
04/23/2014 - 09:02 PM
'Murdered' Ukraine politician faced hostile mob, video shows
The Ukrainian town Councilor whose apparent torture and murder helped to prompt a threatened new government offensive in the east was mobbed by a hostile, pro-Russian crowd before he disappeared, a video of the incident shows. The apparent murder of Volodymyr Rybak and a second man prompted the European Union to call on Russia to use its influence to stop kidnappings and killings in mainly Russian-speaking eastern Ukraine, scene of separatist rebellions against Kiev's leaders. Ukraine's security service said a rogue officer and a member of Russian military intelligence were involved in Rybak's killing. The footage from April 17 on local news site gorlovka.ua shows angry scenes outside the town hall of Horlivka, between the separatist flashpoint cities of Donetsk and Slaviansk, as Rybak is manhandled by several men, among them a masked man in camouflage, while other people hurl abuse.
04/24/2014 - 03:25 AM
Russia not abiding by Geneva agreement says Obama
Donetsk (Ukraine) (AFP) - US President Barack Obama accused Russia on Thursday of failing to respect an agreement to defuse the crisis in Ukraine, the latest salvo in the Cold War-like duel between Washington and Moscow over the future of the ex-Soviet nation. Obama's comments came as the interior and defence ministries said Thursday Ukraine's military clashed with pro-Kremlin rebels in two eastern towns overnight. Obama said Washington was ready to slap fresh sanctions on Moscow, a day after Russia, which has massed tens of thousands of troops on its border with Ukraine, warned that it was ready to strike if its interests were attacked.
04/24/2014 - 03:25 PM
Obama opens 4-country, Asia-Pacific trip in Tokyo
TOKYO (AP) — Opening a four-country swing through the Asia-Pacific region, President Barack Obama is aiming to promote the U.S. as a committed economic, military and political partner, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine threatens to cast a shadow over the president's sales mission.
04/23/2014 - 07:19 PM
Teen stowaway undetected for hours before departure
The boy went unnoticed for seven hours in a highly secure area, officials say.
04/23/2014 - 11:24 AM
SKorea ferry toll hits 150 as search gets tougher
JINDO, South Korea (AP) — The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to retrieve more victims.
04/23/2014 - 02:32 PM
Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'
TOKYO (AP) — Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" — even as he acknowledged those penalties may do little to influence Vladimir Putin's handling of the crisis in Ukraine.
04/24/2014 - 03:33 PM
Ukraine official: city hall cleared of protesters
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern Ukrainian city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week, Interior Minister Avakov said Thursday, but local police officials and protesters presented quite another picture of what happened.
04/24/2014 - 04:11 PM
Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between powerful lobbyists for the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that overwhelmingly says it approves of the idea.
04/24/2014 - 01:58 PM
Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall
NEW YORK (AP) — Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
04/24/2014 - 03:21 PM
Sotomayor: Justices 'fundamentally misunderstand' racial bias
First Hispanic Supreme Court judge issues sharp dissent in affirmative action case.
04/23/2014 - 07:08 AM
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