Early release, then deportation
Thousands of US federal prisoners to benefit from new drug rules likely to be sent home fast.
07/22/2014 - 09:47 PM
Court deals setback to Obama health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law, potentially derailing billions of dollars in subsidies for many low- and middle-income people who bought policies.
07/22/2014 - 11:03 PM
Akin tries, again, to clarify 'legitimate rape'
Former GOP Congressman and 2012 Senate candidate from Missouri doesn’t rule out another office run
07/22/2014 - 08:50 PM
Nearly a dozen parents of missing Nigerian girls have died
Nearly a dozen parents of the more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls have died.
07/22/2014 - 10:11 PM
Missing Israeli soldier in Gaza presumed dead
By Maayan Lubell JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Tuesday it had failed to trace any remains of one of its soldiers whom it believes died in the Gaza Strip two days ago, and whom Hamas has said it captured. The Israeli military named the missing man as Oron Shaul, 21, who was traveling in an armored vehicle that was hit with an anti-tank missile fired at it by Palestinian fighters in Gaza on Sunday. "The efforts to identify the seventh soldier are ongoing and have yet to be determined," it added. Hamas's armed wing announced on Sunday it had captured an Israeli soldier identified as Shaul Aron, revealing his army ID number, but not saying whether he was dead or alive.
07/22/2014 - 09:39 PM
Is this evolution? Humans getting taller, fatter, older
Humans are getting taller; Most of the transformations that occur within such a short time period "are simply the developmental responses of organisms to changed conditions," such as differences in nutrition, food distribution, health care and hygiene practices, said Stephen Stearns, a professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Yale University. But the origin of these changes may be much deeper and more complex than that, said Stearns, pointing to a study finding that British soldiers have shot up in height in the past century. "Evolution has shaped the developmental program that can respond flexibly to changes in the environment," Stearns said.
07/22/2014 - 09:20 PM
Train carrying MH17 bodies on final journey reaches Ukraine city
A train carrying the remains of crash victims arrived in Ukrainian government territory.
07/22/2014 - 10:32 PM
Strongest typhoon in decades leaves 46 dead in China's south
BEIJING (AP) — The death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into China's south in decades has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing, the government said Tuesday.
07/22/2014 - 08:59 PM
Korea ferry owner found dead
The body of South Korea's most wanted man has been found in sordid circumstances.
07/22/2014 - 08:03 PM
Putin: I'll handle Ukraine rebels, West should butt out
President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday Russia would use its influence with separatists in east Ukraine to allow a full investigation into the downing of a Malaysian airliner, but said the West must put pressure on Kiev to end hostilities. Putin also called on Western powers not to meddle in Russia's domestic affairs and said steps were needed to strengthen the country's military capabilities because of moves by NATO and to protect the economy from "external threats". "We are being called on to use our influence with the separatists in southeastern Ukraine. Putin's comments were his first detailed response in public to Western criticism of Russia's role in Ukraine since the Malaysian airliner was brought down on Thursday, killing 298 people.
07/22/2014 - 08:38 PM
Inside restaurant where your waiter could be convicted murderer
By David Lalmalsawma NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As India's capital baked in a heat wave, banker Gaurav Gupta sat down for lunch at a new air-conditioned restaurant, to be greeted by a smiling waiter who took his order for a traditional "thali" meal of flat bread, lentils, vegetables and rice.Nothing unusual, except that the employee, like most of his colleagues, is a convicted murderer serving time in South Asia's largest prison complex."Tihar Food Court" in west Delhi, a rehabilitation effort kicked off by the Tihar prison, opened in the first week of July on an "experimental basis" while awaiting formal clearances. "The restaurant was set up to give employment to the inmates and project the positive aspects of prison work to the public," said spokesman Gupta.A similar experiment has run for more than two years in the southern state of Kerala, where prison inmates dish up food sold at a counter near the jail, or distributed by mobile vans.
07/22/2014 - 07:42 PM
Israeli soldier missing as Gaza fighting rages on
JERUSALEM (AP) — An Israeli soldier is missing following a deadly battle in the Gaza Strip, a defense official said Tuesday, as Israeli airstrikes pummeled a wide range of locations along the coastal area and diplomatic efforts intensified to end the two week war that has killed more than 600 Palestinians and 29 Israelis.
07/22/2014 - 10:29 PM
Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia
The former Secretary of State is urging tougher sanctions.
07/22/2014 - 10:41 AM
Detroit retirees back pension cuts by a landslide
DETROIT (AP) — A year after filing for bankruptcy, Detroit is building momentum to get out, especially after workers and retirees voted in favor of major pension changes just a few weeks before a judge holds a crucial trial that could end the largest public filing in U.S. history.
07/22/2014 - 09:13 PM
S. Korean police confirm body belongs to ferry fugitive
South Korean police say they've found a body of a fugitive billionaire businessman sought over April's ferry disaster that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
07/22/2014 - 09:17 AM
American Jews, other 'lone soldiers' serve Israel
The two Americans killed in fighting in the Gaza Strip followed in the footsteps of scores of Jews from around the world who have volunteered to fight for Israel.
07/22/2014 - 10:58 PM
Egypt calls for Israeli, Palestinian peace talks
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. and Egypt sought Tuesday to find an end to two weeks of bloodshed in the Gaza Strip, and officials raised the possibility of restarting stalled peace talks between Israel and Palestinian authorities as a necessary step to avoid sustained violence.
07/22/2014 - 09:28 PM
EU imposes new sanctions against Russian officials
BRUSSELS (AP) — The Dutch foreign minister says the European Union is imposing new sanctions against officials deemed responsible for Russia's actions in Ukraine.
07/22/2014 - 11:01 PM
2008 law unexpectedly at center of border debate
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Dianne Feinstein recalls turning on her television and seeing a young Chinese girl crying before a judge, without even an interpreter to help her after surviving a harrowing journey to the U.S.
07/22/2014 - 10:58 PM
Lawmakers face long to-do list, uncertain success
WASHINGTON (AP) — A gridlocked Congress failed to do the big things: overhauling the nation's immigration system, reforming the loophole-cluttered tax code and stiffening background checks on gun buyers. Now it's time to see whether it can just do the basics.
07/22/2014 - 10:54 PM
Dad: Boys charged in homeless deaths once homeless
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who says he is the father of two of three teens charged with fatally beating two homeless men says that they too were once homeless, and he has no idea what prompted the brutal Friday night attack that police say left the victims unrecognizable.
07/22/2014 - 03:15 PM
JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust
A JetBlue pilot from Florida is among six people arrested by Boston police over the weekend in an investigation of drug dealing incidents near the Boston Common.
07/22/2014 - 10:40 PM
Police: Retired couple strangled, killed by hired workers
A retired Philadelphia couple was strangled by two men hired to do household chores after the wife caught one trying to steal money, authorities said Monday.
07/22/2014 - 04:40 AM
ACLU, nonprofit join Idaho nurse in appeal over NSA surveillance lawsuit
The American Civil Liberties Union and the Electronic Frontier Foundation are joining in a northern Idaho's woman appeal over the National Security Agency's collection of cellphone information.
07/22/2014 - 03:15 AM
Britain and U.N. host 1st summit to end child marriages
LONDON (AP) — More than 700 million women alive today were married before they turned 18, the United Nations' children agency said Tuesday, as it co-hosts a London summit calling for more progress to end child marriages and the practice of female genital mutilation.
07/22/2014 - 07:28 AM
Kerry, in Cairo, presses for Gaza truce
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry began a diplomatic push on Monday to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas, but senior U.S. officials acknowledged this would be difficult. More than 500 people have died in the Gaza Strip fighting, the vast majority of them Palestinians, as Israel has pursued an air and ground offensive to stop rocket attacks on its territory from the Hamas-dominated Gaza Strip. Kerry began his consultations, which are expected to include meetings with top officials in Egypt and possibly elsewhere in the region, by meeting U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Cairo on Monday night. "We're deeply concerned about the consequences of Israel's appropriate and legitimate effort to defend itself," Kerry said as he and Ban posed for pictures before their talks, according to a U.S. reporter who attended the picture-taking session.
07/22/2014 - 06:47 AM
Widow: Jury sent Big Tobacco a $23B message
A Florida widow awarded $23.6 billion in the death of her chain-smoking husband on Monday called the massive verdict a message to Big Tobacco, even though she likely won't see much if any of the money. ...
07/22/2014 - 06:41 AM
19-year-old charged with murder in Calif. bank robbery
A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun battle.
07/22/2014 - 07:45 AM
MH17: Rebels hand over black boxes
A separatist leader has handed over black boxes from downed MH17 to Malaysian experts.
07/22/2014 - 07:20 AM
Pregnant teen strangled, man decapitated in online sex case
WYOMING, Mich. (AP) — A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday.
07/22/2014 - 04:24 AM
Americans from Texas, Calif. killed in Gaza
Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.
07/22/2014 - 06:23 AM
15,000 Nigerians displaced after Boko Haram raid
A massive assault by Boko Haram in the northeast Nigerian town of Damboa displaced more than 15,000 people, an official said Monday, as the security forces sent reinforcements to flush out the Islamist fighters. The attack on Damboa began late Thursday but continued through the weekend, with witnesses saying that civilians were left defenceless by the security forces who withdrew from the area earlier this month. Officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) were struggling to establish a death toll amid multiple reports that Boko Haram fighters were still occupying the town, having hoisted their flag above a public building. Abdulkadir Ibrahim of NEMA told journalists that at least 15,204 people had fled Damboa to escape the Islamist onslaught.
07/22/2014 - 04:44 AM
Missing teen home after 9 months
A 15-year-old New Hampshire girl who disappeared while on her way home from school nine months ago is safely home with her family, the state attorney general said Monday.
07/22/2014 - 06:35 AM
Russia backs MH17 investigation
U.N. resolution demands unimpeded international access to the plane crash site in Ukraine.
07/22/2014 - 06:35 AM
S. Korean police: Body found could be ferry disaster fugitive's
South Korean police are trying to confirm the identity of a body they believe may have been the fugitive head of the family that owned the operator of a ferry that capsized in April, killing more than 300 people, a police official told Reuters. Yoo Byung-un is accused of embezzlement, negligence and tax evasion and has been the subject of a two-month nationwide manhunt. A police official said the body was found last month in a plum field in the southern city of Suncheon near a retreat where police have suspected Yoo may have been hiding, and that forensics examinations had found that the body's DNA resembled Yoo's. Further examination was underway, the official said.
07/22/2014 - 02:02 AM
Soldier mauled by bear in Alaska
An Alaska National Guard soldier was mauled by a bear while participating in a training exercise at a military base, officials said.
07/22/2014 - 03:01 AM
Medal of Honor recipient: This belongs to comrades
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ryan Pitts will wear the nation's highest award for combat valor, but the humble and soft-spoken Medal of Honor recipient who continued to fight after being wounded in one of Afghanistan's bloodiest battles insisted Thursday that the medal belongs to all of his comrades who fought and died that day.
07/22/2014 - 02:14 AM
Marathon suspect's friend guilty of impeding investigation
BOSTON (AP) — A college friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of impeding the investigation into the attack.
07/22/2014 - 02:53 AM
President Obama on statehood for D.C.: I'm for it'
President Barack Obama says he supports statehood for the nation's capital.
07/22/2014 - 02:39 AM
MH17: Malaysia, Ukraine rebels reach 'safe access' deal
Malaysian PM: Agreement will permit "safe access" to the crash site to begin a full probe.
07/22/2014 - 01:20 AM
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