Recruit describes being quizzed by bin Laden
American testifies about safe house encounter with terror leader in spring of 2001.
03/07/2014 - 09:43 AM
Sports medicine pioneer Frank Jobe dies at 88
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Frank Jobe, a pioneering orthopedic surgeon who was the first to perform an elbow procedure that became known as Tommy John surgery and saved the careers of countless major league pitchers, died Thursday. He was 88.
03/07/2014 - 12:28 PM
Man revealed in report as bitcoin creator denies story
A reclusive Japanese American man thought to be the father of Bitcoin emerged from his Southern California home and denied any involvement with the digital currency, before leading reporters on a car chase leading to the headquarters of the Associated Press. Satoshi Nakamoto, a name known to legions of bitcoin traders, practitioners and boosters around the world, appeared to lose his anonymity on Thursday after Newsweek published a story that said Nakamoto lived in Temple City, California, just east of Los Angeles, and included a photograph. In the afternoon, Nakamoto stepped outside and told reporters he had nothing to do with bitcoin but was looking for someone who understood Japanese, to buy him a free lunch. According to a Los Angeles Times reporter, who followed his car, Nakamoto was driven to the Associated Press offices in downtown Los Angeles, where he again denied any involvement with bitcoin.
03/07/2014 - 06:59 AM
AP Exclusive: Man denies he's bitcoin creator
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dorian Prentice Satoshi Nakamoto denied Thursday that he is the creator of bitcoin.
03/07/2014 - 11:51 AM
Senate blocks change to military sex assault cases
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress.
03/07/2014 - 10:15 AM
General admits guilt on 3 counts; denies assault
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army general accused of sexual assault is pleading guilty to three lesser charges, but maintains his innocence on five remaining counts.
03/07/2014 - 07:27 AM
Colombian paramilitaries set for release
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — One veteran of Colombia's disbanded far-right militias admitted to ordering or taking part in at least 3,000 killings, mostly targeting leftists, and incinerating many of the corpses to destroy evidence.
03/07/2014 - 01:03 PM
Here comes El Nino; good news for US weather woes
WASHINGTON (AP) — Relief may be on the way for a weather-weary United States with the predicted warming of the central Pacific Ocean brewing this year that will likely change weather worldwide. But it won't be for the better everywhere.
03/07/2014 - 07:15 AM
APNewsBreak: Many NYC inmates report 'head shots'
NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a third of Rikers Island inmates who said their visible injuries came at the hands of a correction officer last year had suffered a blow to the head, a tactic that is supposed to be a guard's last resort because it is potentially fatal, according to an internal report obtained by The Associated Press.
03/07/2014 - 06:14 AM
Girl Scouts asked to end partnership with Barbie
NEW YORK (AP) — America's top doll, Barbie, finds herself in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership between her manufacturer, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts.
03/07/2014 - 04:54 AM
5 things to know about Google's mystery barge
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Google barge built with recycled shipping containers proved its seaworthiness Thursday as it cruised from the San Francisco Bay to Stockton. But many other details about the odd-looking vessel remain a mystery. Here are five things that we do know so far:
03/07/2014 - 09:07 AM
AP Exclusive: Man denies he's Bitcoin founder
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The man Newsweek claims is the founder of Bitcoin denied he had anything to do with the digital currency.
03/07/2014 - 10:16 AM
GOP presidential hopefuls vie for clout with base
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — Republicans vying for the GOP presidential nomination in 2016 auditioned Thursday before some of the nation's most ardent conservative leaders, calling for the party to unite behind a clear agenda and draw contrasts with Democrats.
03/07/2014 - 08:42 AM
Iditarod: 5 things to know about trail conditions
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Punishing conditions along the early part of Alaska's nearly 1,000-mile Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race have brought many mushers literally to their knees, knocking some out of the running altogether.
03/07/2014 - 07:24 AM
Crimea sets vote to break away from Ukraine
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine lurched toward breakup Thursday as lawmakers in Crimea unanimously declared they wanted to join Russia and would put the decision to voters in 10 days. President Barack Obama condemned the move and the West answered with the first real sanctions against Russia.
03/07/2014 - 06:20 AM
EU slaps initial sanctions on Russia
BRUSSELS (AP) — BRUSSELS — The European Union suspended talks with Russia on a wide-ranging economic pact and a visa agreement Thursday in response to its military incursion into Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, threatening tougher sanctions unless Moscow swiftly defuses the crisis.
03/07/2014 - 04:31 AM
Why the SAT had to change
Earlier this week, high school students were given a surprise gift — the dreaded essay portion of the Scholastic Aptitude Test would be going optional in spring 2016.
03/06/2014 - 10:42 PM
Despite the name calling, Putin is not crazy
The Russian president may be calculating, sources say, even miscalculating.
03/07/2014 - 01:49 AM
Enigmatic bitcoin creator Nakamoto's true identity revealed
After years of speculation, the true identity of "Satoshi Nakamoto," the mysterious person or group behind the Bitcoin revolution, appeared to have been revealed by Newsweek on Thursday. It turns out it is a Japanese-American model train enthusiast whose name is, indeed, Satoshi Nakamoto. A reporter tracked down the 64-year-old, a physicist, living under the name Dorian S. Nakamoto in a modest two-story house in suburban Los Angeles. Nakamoto did not admit to being behind the phenomenon that, since its 2009 launch, has been hailed as a financial revolution despite scandals over its use in the drugs trade and money-laundering.
03/07/2014 - 08:03 AM
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