Chicago doctor ID'd as Kabul shooting victim
Jerry Umanos was one of three U.S. physicians killed at Afghanistan's Cure International Hospital.
04/25/2014 - 12:57 AM
Families of ferry's lost confront S. Korea officials
Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the S. Korea ferry sinking surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where families have been waiting for word of their loved ones for more than a week.
04/25/2014 - 12:33 AM
Obama breaks promise to commemorate Armenian 'genocide'
The president in 2008 assured that the word "genocide" would be applied to mass killings of Armenians. Why did he break it (again) this year?
04/24/2014 - 11:51 PM
Shaky ground in tornado alley
A series of small earthquakes has Sooner state wondering if the "Big One" is about to hit.
04/24/2014 - 11:12 PM
Israel stops peace talks after Palestine-Hamas deal
Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - The Palestinians are considering "all options" in response to Israel's decision to halt peace talks and punish the Palestinian Authority over its unity deal with Hamas, an official said Thursday. “The Palestinian leadership will look into all options to respond to Israeli government decisions against the PA,” senior Palestinian official Saeb Erakat told AFP. “The priority now for the Palestinians is reconciliation and national unity,” he added. On Wednesday, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) -- internationally recognised as the sole representative of the Palestinian people -- and Islamist rulers of the Gaza Strip Hamas signed a reconciliation agreement.
04/25/2014 - 12:35 AM
Tech firms pony up cash to prevent next Heartbleed
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Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors
A U.S. nurse was also wounded in the attack at a Kabul hospital, officials said.
04/25/2014 - 12:45 AM
Matt Bai: Is Warren really Hillary's nightmare? Hardly
Let's talk about Elizabeth Warren and her political ambitions. Because, you know, somebody has to.
04/24/2014 - 05:05 PM
Obama holds hope for Pacific trade deal
The president urges U.S. and Japan to be bold in completing agreement.
04/24/2014 - 10:29 PM
Clashes in east Ukraine leave at least 2 dead
Ukrainian government troops moved against pro-Russia forces in the east of the country on Thursday and killed at least two of them in clashes at checkpoints manned by the insurgents, the government and insurgents said. Russian President Vladimir Putin decried what he described as a "punitive operation."
04/24/2014 - 07:28 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
Classes begin at S. Korean school after ferry disaster
ANSAN, South Korea (AP) — Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who make up the vast majority of the more than 300 people feared dead.
04/24/2014 - 02:26 PM
FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes
The government wants to ban sales to minors and require health warning labels.
04/24/2014 - 10:58 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 - 07:21 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 - 05:32 PM
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
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