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AP's mission is to be the essential global news network, providing distinctive news services of the highest quality, reliability and objectivity with reports that are accurate, balanced and informed. AP operates as a not-for-profit cooperative with more than 4,000 employees working in more than 240 worldwide bureaus. AP is owned by its 1,500 U.S. daily newspaper members. They elect a board of directors that directs the cooperative.

AP supplies a steady stream of news around the clock to its domestic members, international subscribers and commercial customers. It has the industry's most sophisticated digital photo network, a 24-hour continuously updated online news service, a state-of-the-art television news service and one of the largest radio networks in the United States. It also has a commercial digital photo archive, a photo library housing more than 10 million images.

AP has received 49 Pulitzer Prizes, more than any other news organization in the categories for which it can compete. It has 30 photo Pulitzers, the most of any news organization.

The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.

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Friday, April 01, 2016

Leaders Warn Of Harrowing Risk Of Nuclear-Armed Terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) - World leaders declared progress Friday in securing nuclear materials worldwide but warned of a persistent and harrowing threat: terrorists getting their hands on a nuclear bomb. "It would change our world," President Barack Obama said.

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Cruz Wins Endorsement of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is endorsing Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the Republican presidential race.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Man Shot by Police after Drawing Weapon at US Capitol

Capitol Police shot a man on Monday after he pulled a weapon at a U.S. Capitol checkpoint. The suspect was taken to a local hospital and a female bystander sustained non-life-threatening injuries.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sanders Wins 3 States; Clinton Retains Big Delegate Lead

 WASHINGTON (AP) - Bernie Sanders scored three wins in Western caucus contests Saturday, giving a powerful psychological boost to his supporters but doing little to move him closer to securing the Democratic nomination.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

Who's Best For Hispanics? Clinton, Sanders Debate

Fighting for Florida and beyond, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders tangled in an intense debate Wednesday night over who's the true friend of American Hispanics, trading accusations over guest worker programs "akin to slavery" and the embracing of "vigilantes" against immigrants.

Saturday, March 05, 2016

Republicans, Democrats Split Votes in Latest Primaries

Offering anything but clarity, Republicans delivered a split verdict between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz in the latest round of presidential voting, offering fresh evidence of the turmoil still roiling the GOP after 19 states have had their say.

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Suicide Attacks In Afghanistan Kill More Than 20

Suicide bombers targeted an anti-Taliban tribal leader in eastern Afghanistan and the Defense Ministry compound in the capital, Kabul, killing at least 23 people on Saturday and wounding dozens more, officials said.

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Pope on Trump: Anyone Who Wants Border Walls Isn't Christian

Pope Francis said Thursday that Donald Trump is "not Christian" if he wants to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border. Trump immediately fired back, saying it is disgraceful for a religious leader to question a person's faith.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Explosion in Ankara Kills at Least 28, Wounds 61 Others

A car bomb went off in the Turkish capital Wednesday near vehicles carrying military personnel, killing at least 28 people and wounding 61 others, officials said.

Friday, February 12, 2016

Clinton Says Sanders Making Promises that 'Cannot Be Kept'

Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders battled for the crucial support of black and Hispanic voters in Thursday night's Democratic debate.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

New Jersey Gov. Christie Ends GOP Presidential Race

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has suspended his campaign for the 2016 race for the White House after finishing sixth in the New Hampshire primary.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Mystery Surrounds Muslim Cleric in U.S. Mountain Compound

Rarely seen in public, Fethullah Gulen has long been one of Turkey's most important scholars, with multitudes of followers in his native country and around the world.

Monday, February 01, 2016

French Demolish Migrant Church, Mosque at Camp

After allowing believers one last chance to pray, French authorities demolished a makeshift church and mosque Monday as part of a security operation at a camp in Calais populated by thousands of migrants.

Friday, January 29, 2016

State Department Declares 22 Clinton Emails 'Top Secret'

The Obama administration confirmed for the first time Friday that Hillary Clinton's unsecured home server contained some of the U.S. government's most closely guarded secrets, censoring 22 emails with material demanding one of the highest levels of classification.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Burkina Faso Hotel Seizure Ends; 4 Jihadis, 23 Others Dead

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Burkina Faso and French forces killed four extremists Saturday and freed more than 126 people to end the seizure of a luxury hotel by al-Qaida-linked militants, Burkina Faso officials said.

Friday, January 01, 2016

Several Top Staffers Quit Ben Carson's Campaign

Several top aides to Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson resigned on Thursday, citing frustration with the influence of the retired neurosurgeon's business manager and questioning his readiness for the White House.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Rebels in Central African Republic Seek Muslim-Christian States

A Muslim rebel leader in Central African Republic proclaimed an autonomous state in the country's north Tuesday just days after threatening violence against those voting on a constitutional referendum meant to usher in stability.

Monday, December 07, 2015

Trump Calls for 'Complete Shutdown' on Muslims Entering US

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump called Monday for a "total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States."

Thursday, December 03, 2015

President Lights Christmas Tree, Appeals for Brotherhood

President Barack Obama jumpstarted the holiday season Thursday, lighting the National Christmas Tree but also appealing to Americans to "come together as brothers and sisters" one day after 14 people were shot to death in Southern California.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Shooting Casts Shadow on Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

The mass shooting in California has intruded on a normally festive event in Washington - the annual lighting of the Capitol Christmas Tree. House Speaker Paul Ryan asked for a moment of silence and for prayers for the multiple shooting victims.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Syrian Opposition: Russian Strikes Kill 18, Wound Dozens

Airstrikes believed to have been carried out by Russian warplanes killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more on Sunday in a northern Syrian town held by insurgents, Syrian opposition media reported.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Gunman Arrested After Firing on Planned Parenthood Clinic

A gunman who opened fire inside a Colorado Springs Planned Parenthood clinic was arrested Friday after engaging in gun battles with authorities during an hours-long standoff that killed three people and wounded nine others.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Russia Suspends Visa-Free Travel with Turkey

Russia announced Friday that it will suspend visa-free travel with Turkey amid the escalating spat over the downing of a Russian warplane by a Turkish fighter jet at the Syrian border.

Friday, November 13, 2015

Supreme Court to Hear First Abortion Case Since 2007

The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Feds Probing Videotaped Arrest of Disruptive Student

The Justice Department opened a civil rights investigation Tuesday after a deputy flipped a student backward in her desk and tossed her across the floor for refusing to leave her math class.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Powerful Earthquake in Afghanistan Rocks South Asia

A massive earthquake struck impoverished regions of northern Afghanistan and Pakistan Monday, killing hundreds of people as it shook buildings across South Asia and knocked out power and communications.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Megastorm Patricia Inflicts Little Damage on Mexican Coast

Record-breaking Hurricane Patricia pushed rapidly inland over mountainous western Mexico early Saturday, weakening to tropical storm force while dumping torrential rains that authorities warned could cause deadly floods and mudslides.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Clinton Defends Her Role in Benghazi Failure

Hillary Rodham Clinton firmly defended her record before, during and after the Benghazi attacks as she came face-to-face Thursday with the Republican-led special investigation of the 2012 violence in Libya.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Hurricane Joaquin on Track for the East Coast

The Bahamas was bracing Wednesday for a brush with Hurricane Joaquin, which was on a projected track that would take it near the East Coast of the U.S. early next week.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Two Students Die in Houston School Bus Crash

A school bus has rolled off a freeway overpass in Houston, killing two students and seriously injuring two others and the driver.

Monday, July 13, 2015

Gov. Scott Walker Announces Presidential Bid

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared his candidacy for president on Monday, casting himself as a "fighter" who muscled through an aggressive conservative agenda in a state that typically supports Democrats.

Monday, June 29, 2015

Colorado High Court Blocks School Voucher Program

A school voucher program in suburban Denver violates the state constitution because it provides funding for students to attend religious schools, the Colorado Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Faulty Fan Blamed in Brief Evacuation of US Capitol

Police evacuated the U.S. Capitol and its visitors' center while closing area streets on Tuesday as alarms sounded in both buildings.

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Iraqi Minister: Concerns Over IS Looting Third Ancient Site

BAGHDAD - Iraq's government is investigating reports that the ancient archaeological site of Khorsabad in northern Iraq is the latest to be attacked by the Islamic State militant group.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Blast Hits in Eastern Ukraine as Ceasefire Unravels

The U.S. and Britain discussed new sanctions against Russia as Ukraine's week-old cease-fire unravels, though it was unclear if the allies were on the same page.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Obama to Pitch Middle-Class Economic Plan

President Barack Obama is turning to his biggest television audience of the year to pitch tax increases on the wealthiest Americans and put the new Republican Congress in the position of defending top income earners over the middle class.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Indian Police Arrest Uber Driver Accused of Rape

Indian police on Sunday arrested a driver from the international taxi-booking service Uber for allegedly raping a young woman in the capital.

Sunday, December 07, 2014

Tenth Sierra Leonean Doctor Dies from Ebola

Another Sierra Leonean doctor has died from Ebola, the 10th to succumb to the disease, a health official said Sunday.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Cosmic 1st: Spacecraft Successfully Lands on Comet

The European Space Agency says it has succeeded in landing a spacecraft on a comet for the first time in history.

Friday, October 31, 2014

Probe of Space Tourism Rocket Crash May Take Year

Billionaire Richard Branson is promising to find out what caused the crash of his Virgin Galactic prototype space tourism rocket that killed a test pilot, but federal investigators are cautioning that it may take up to a year to learn exactly what went wrong.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

Tropical Storm Cristobal Forms Near Bahamas

Tropical Storm Cristobal grew in strength Sunday and lashed parts of the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands with heavy rainfall and white-crested surf.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Subglacial Volcanic Eruption Begins in Iceland

Iceland raised its aviation alert to red Saturday as a subglacial eruption began at the restless Bardarbunga volcano, which has been rattled by thousands of earthquakes in the past week, the country's Meteorological Office said.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Obama Says US Finishing the Job in Afghanistan

President Obama plans to greatly reducing U.S. forces in Afghanistan by the end of the year and then ending the U.S. military commitment there by the end of 2016.

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Taliban To Hold Talks With Pakistani Government

Taliban leaders say they'll hold talks with the Pakistani government over violence in the country.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Russia Approves Military Action in Ukraine

Russia's parliament approved a motion to use the country's military in Ukraine after a request from President Putin as protests in Russian-speaking cities turned violent.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Obama Asks Congress to Help Create Jobs

President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure.

Saturday, March 01, 2014

Crimean Leader Claims Control, Asks Putin for Help

The pro-Russian leader of Ukraine's Crimea region claimed control of the military and police there Saturday and appealed to Russia's President Vladimir Putin for help in keeping peace, sharpening the discord between the two Slavic neighbor countries.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

US Icebreaker to Rescue Antarctica Ships

A Coast Guard icebreaker is leaving Australia to help rescue more than 120 crew member aboard two tapped icebreakers in Antarctica.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Historic Freeze in the Midwest

Deep freeze could break records across the Midwest.

Saturday, January 04, 2014

Kerry Pushes for Peace Talks in West Bank

Coalition partners threather to topple the Israeli government if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu caves to American pressure in peace talk deal.

Saturday, November 16, 2013

New Mars Spacecraft to Explore Atmosphere

NASA hopes its newest Mars spacecraft lives up to its know-it-all name - Maven.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Crowd Pushes Through Barriers to WWII Memorial

A crowd converged on the World War II Memorial on the National Mall, pushing through barriers to protest the memorial's closing under the government shutdown.

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Kerry Urges Congress to End Shutdown

Secretary of State Kerry Urges Congress to End Shutdown

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Kerry: Terrorists Can Run, but Can't Hide

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says terrorists "can run but they can't hide."

Saturday, October 05, 2013

Snow, Tornadoes in Great Plains

Snow and tornadoes cause millions of dollars in damage in the Great Plains

Sunday, September 08, 2013

Tokyo to Host 2020 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee has chosen Toyko to host the 2020 Olympic Games.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Military Forces Target Extremists in Egypt

Military forces target extremists in Egypt, killing dozens.

Saturday, September 07, 2013

Feds Head to Assess Rim Fire Damage

Enviromental scientists head to California to assess the damaged caused by the Rim Fire.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Syria To Attend Proposed Peace Talks

Syria says it will attend proposed peace talks

Saturday, May 25, 2013

'Friend' of suspect in UK slaying arrested

'Friend' of suspect in UK slaying arrested

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Election Day Attacks in Pakistan

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared victory following an election marred by violence today.Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has declared victory following an election marred by violence Saturday.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Diplomat Stands by Report that Clinton Not to Blame

The seasoned diplomat who penned a highly critical report on security at a U.S. outpost in Benghazi, Libya, defended his assessment but absolved then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Hagel, Karzai Seek Deal on Detention Center

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has held new talks with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the stalled transfer of a key detention center to Afghan control.

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Chavez Receiving Chemotherapy

Venezuela's government has revealed for the first time that President Hugo Chavez has been receiving chemotherapy as he "continues his battle for life."

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Obama and Republicans Play Blame Game

The president and Republicans used their weekly media messages to blame one another.

Monday, February 25, 2013

Second Blizzard Headed to Central Plains

A second major winter storm was bearing down on the central Plains Sunday, forcing cancellations and sending public works crews scrambling.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Judge Indicts Lebanese, Syrian Officials in Bomb Plot

A Lebanese judge on Wednesday indicted three people, including a former Cabinet minister and a top Syrian intelligence general, in a bombing plot in Lebanon.

Sunday, January 27, 2013

New Health Care Markets On the Way

This fall, new insurance markets called exchanges will open in each state, marking the long-awaited and much-debated debut of President Barack Obama's health care overhaul.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Severe Beijing Smog Prompts Unusual Transparency

Beijing's air pollution kept schoolchildren indoors and sent coughing residents to hospitals Monday, prompting a transparent response from the government.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Four Dead after Standoff in Aurora

A gunman and three other people are dead after an hours-long standoff with police at a home in Aurora, Colo.

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Syrian President Outlines Peace Plan

Bashar Assad has outlined a new peace initiative that includes a national reconciliation conference and a new constitution.

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Tsunami warning canceled after Alaska quake

Officials have canceled a tsunami warning for parts of southern Alaska and coastal Canada.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Egypt's Constitution Further Threatens Tourism

At Egypt's Pyramids, the desperation of vendors to sell can be a little frightening for some tourists.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

President Wants $60 Billion in Sandy Aid

President Barack Obama's proposes $60.4 billion in aid for states hit by Superstorm Sandy.

Saturday, December 08, 2012

Despite Concessions, Morsi Protests Continue

Despite Concessions from President  Mohammed Morsi, Egypt's liberal opposition called for more protests Sunday.


Friday, October 19, 2012

Boko Haram Suspected in Nigeria Shootings

The radical Islamist group Boko Haram may be the source of violence against Chinese workers in Nigeria.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Morsi Wants to Be 'Real Friends' with U.S.

Ahead of trip to the U.S., Egypt's President Morsi says he wants to be 'real friends' with the U.S.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing.

Ann Romney's plane makes emergency landing.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

Protesters Killed in Libya

Two protesters die in militia compound attack.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Augusta Nat'l Adds First Two Female Members

For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members, including former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and financier Darla Moore.

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Axelrod: Ryan Plan Would Lead to End of Medicare

President Barack Obama's senior campaign adviser David Axelrod says the Medicare changes supported by Rep. Paul Ryan, the likely Republican vice presidential candidate, would put the popular health-care plan for the elderly in "a death spiral."

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Suspect in Giffords' Shooting Awaits Sentence

The man who pleaded guilty in the Arizona mass shooting that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has returned to the Missouri federal prison where he is being treated for a mental illness.

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Two Accidents Raise US Storms Death Toll

The death toll blamed on storms and the ensuing blackout across the eastern U.S. is now at 26 after two accidents in Virginia.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

UN Report: Syria Using Children as Human Shields

A UN report released Monday includes Syrian government forces for the first time on a list of 52 governments and armed groups that recruit, kill or sexually attack children in armed conflicts.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Ariz. Wildfire Growing Amid Strong Winds

Strong wind gusts will likely keep spreading a wildfire that has grown to nearly 10 square miles and prompted the evacuation of a historic Arizona mining town.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Taliban Peace Negotiator Killed

Top member of the Afghan peace council  killed Sunday in Kabul. Could be a major blow to efforts to negotiate an end to the decade-long war.

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Muslim Brotherhood Leads in Egypt Voting

Partial election results show the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated Freedom and Justice party leading with 36.6 percent in Egypt's election.

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Arab League Agrees on Details for Syria Sanctions

The Arab League has approved details of sanctions against Syria aimed at pressuring the regime to end its deadly eight-month crackdown on dissent.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Face of Mexico's Drug War Dies in Crash

Mexican Secretary of the Interior Francisco Blake Mora, a leading figure in the country's bloody unpopular war on drug traffickers, died Friday.

Friday, October 14, 2011

US Troops Being Sent to Help Fight the LRA

President Barack Obama said Friday he's dispatching roughly 100 U.S. troops to central Africa to help battle the Lord's Resistance Army.

Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Apple Says Co-Founder Steve Jobs Has Died

Apple Inc. said the company's co-founder Steve Jobs died Wednesday. He was 56.

Monday, October 03, 2011

Immune System Finds Earn Nobel in Medicine

Three scientists whose discoveries on the immune system opened up new avenues for prevention and treatment won the Nobel Prize in medicine.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Four Earthquakes Rock Guatemala

Four earthquakes in less than two hours killed at least one person in Guatemala Monday.

Friday, September 16, 2011

iPhone's 'Jew or Not a Jew' App

A French anti-racism group has threatened to sue Apple over an iPhone application called "A Jew or Not a Jew?"

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Hurricane Warnings Issued as Irene Approaches

A hurricane warning was issued Sunday for Puerto Rico and the northern Coast of the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Motorcycle Bomb Explodes in Southern Afghan Market

An Afghan official says a bomb has exploded in a vegetable market in southern Afghanistan, killing eight people.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

U.S. Credit Downgrade Looking Likely

Could the U.S. lose its top credit rating even if a deal is reached to raise the debt limit?

Monday, July 25, 2011

Obama: Halt '3-Ring-Circus' of Debt-Limit Debate

President Obama criticized a newly minted Republican plan to avert an unprecedented government default and said congressional leaders must produce a compromise.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Boehner Says Congress Will Resolve Debt Crisis

House Speaker John Boehner says Congress will decide on "a responsible path forward" even though talks seem to be making little headway.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Crystal Cathedral Considers Real Estate Offers

A Roman Catholic diocese has submitted a cash offer to buy the financially struggling Crystal Cathedral church founded by Rev. Robert H. Schuller.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Iran Mulls Russia's Nuke Talk Proposal

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has cautiously welcomed a Russian proposal for bringing Iran back to talks over its nuclear program.

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Libya: NATO Bombing to Aid Rebels

A senior Libyan official accused NATO of intensifying its bombing to lay the groundwork for an advance by rebels.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Paul Wins Straw Poll at GOP Conference

Rep. Ron Paul of Texas has won the presidential straw poll at the Republican Leadership Conference.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

United Airlines Glitch Delays Travel Plans

It could take several days for thousands of stranded travelers to get home after a United Airlines computer system shut down for several hours.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Citigroup: Hackers Affected 360,000

Hackers stole account information of more than 360,000 of Citigroup Inc.'s U.S. credit card customers in a recent data breach.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Rep. Giffords Released from the Hospital

An Associated Press source says Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been released from a Houston hospital.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Top Obama Economic Adviser to Leave

Austan Goolsbee, a longtime adviser to President Barack Obama, will resign his post as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers.

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Europe's Neo-Nazi Websites Housed in U.S

The website is awash with neo-Nazi symbolism, calling the Mauthausen death camp Austria's largest open-air museum.

Monday, May 09, 2011

Warship Dedicated to Fallen Navy SEAL

Maureen Murphy, mother of fallen Navy SEAL Lt. Michael Murphy, took part in dedicating a Navy warship in his honor.

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Huckabee Criticizes Obama in NRA Address

NRA keynote speaker and former Gov. Mike Huckabee didn't say whether he'll be a Republican presidential candidate next year.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

NATO: al-Qaeda Commander Killed in Afghan Airstrike

A NATO airstrike earlier this month killed a key al-Qaeda operative in Afghanistan.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

'Underground' Beijing Pastors Arrested

At least two pastors from an underground Beijing church were in police custody and numerous other leaders remained under house arrest Sunday.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Judge who Struck Down Prop 8 Confirms He's Gay

The federal judge who struck down California's gay marriage ban has confirmed longtime rumors that he's gay.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Latest on Japan's Disasters, Nuclear Crisis

Get the latest developments in Japan's 9.0 earthquake and tsunami disasters and the ongoing nuclear crisis.

Friday, March 18, 2011

NASA Spacecraft First to Circle Mercury

For the first time, Earth has a regular orbiting eye-in-the-sky spying on the solar system's smallest planet, Mercury.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

US Life Expectancy Surpasses 78, a New Record

The estimate of 78 years and 2 months is for a baby born in 2009, and comes from a preliminary report released Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Food, Gas Prices Rising at Higher Rater

Americans paid more for food and gas in February, as consumer prices rose at the fastest pace in nearly two years.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New York Times Journalists Missing in Libya

Four New York Times journalists covering the fighting in Libya were reported missing Wednesday.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New-Home Construction Plunges in February

Builders broke ground last month on the fewest homes in nearly two years, a reflection of declines in home prices and diminished demand that has made it difficult for them to compete.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Japan Crisis Spikes Demand for Radiation Pills

Japan's nuclear crisis is spiking demand in the U.S. and a few other places for a cheap drug that can protect against one type of radiation damage.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Clinton Tours Tahrir Square in Push for Reform

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday toured Cairo's Tahrir Square.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Petraeus Backs Troop Drawdown in Afghanistan

The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan insists the military can boost Afghan security forces to fight the Taliban and begin a troop drawdown this summer.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Some Hospitals Open ERs Just for Graying Patients

A few hospitals are opening ERs specially designed for seniors, without all the confusion and clamor and with a little more comfort.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Fed Meets as Economic Risks Widen

The Federal Reserve meets Tuesday at a time of widening economic risks.

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Libyan Forces Detain Three Dutch Marines

Three Dutch marines are being held by authorities in Libya after they were captured by forces loyal to Moammar Gadhafi.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Egypt Freezes Mubarak's Assets

Egypt's top prosecutor requested on Monday to freeze the foreign assets of ousted president Hosni Mubarak and his family.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Billy Ray Cyrus: 'Hannah Montana' Destroyed Family

Billy Ray Cyrus says the Disney TV show "Hannah Montana" destroyed his family, causing his divorce and sending daughter Miley Cyrus spinning out of control.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Palestinian Authority Settles U.S. Lawsuit

The PA settled a 15-year-old federal lawsuit over the shooting deaths of a couple driving home from a wedding in Israel.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Budget Chairman Decries Obama's Budget

President Obama's budget submission will take a surgical approach to a deficit problem that Republicans say warrants a meat ax.

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Israel Faces Challenges in Rise of Haredim

Israeli demographers now estimate about a third of last year's Jewish babies were born into the ultra-Orthodox community

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Google Exec Talks of Role in Egypt Revolt

The young Google Inc. executive detained by Egyptian authorities for 12 days said Monday he was behind the Facebook page that helped spark "the revolution of the youth of the Internet."

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Ohio Frat House Shooting Kills 1, Hurts 11

Police say they're searching for two suspects in a shooting at an Ohio fraternity house that killed one student and injured 11 people, including six students.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

State TV Says Iraqi PM Won't Run for Third Term

Iraqi state TV is reporting that Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki won't run for a third time when his current term is up in 2014.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Barbie Leads Mattel Holiday Sales Spike

Barbie, American Girl and new Monster High dolls were all strong sellers for the nation's largest toy maker during the quarter, sending revenue up 9 percent.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Cyclone Roars Toward Australia's Flooded North

Authorities scrambled to airlift hospital patients from the path of a cyclone roaring toward waterlogged northeastern Australia.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Cholera Cases Climb to 111 in Venezuela

The number of cholera cases has jumped to 111 in Venezuela as more people tested positive after attending a wedding with contaminated food in the Dominican Republic.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Students Wounded in Calif. School Shooting

A Los Angeles Unified School District spokesman says two students were wounded in an accidental shooting at a high school.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs Takes Medical Leave

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs is taking his second medical leave of absence in two years, raising serious questions about his health.

Monday, January 17, 2011

U.S. Ambassador to Syria in Damascus

The first American ambassador to Syria since 2005 arrived in Damascus on Sunday.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Geithner Urges Congress to Raise Debt Limit

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner warned congressional leaders Thursday that failure to raise the debt level could affect millions of American jobs.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

East Coast Storm Strands Travelers, Vexes Drivers

Workers up and down the East Coast are tugging on their boots and lugging out their snow shovels as a treacherous winter storm crawls up the coast.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Senate Votes to Overturn Military Gay Ban

The Senate has voted to overturn the military's ban on openly gay troops and sent the bill to President Barack Obama.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Study: Gene Markers May Aid Prostate Cancer Test

Scientists have taken a first step toward improving those problematic PSA tests for prostate cancer.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mark Zuckerberg Named Time 'Person of Year'

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg has been named Time magazine's "Person of the Year" for 2010.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Retail sales rise 0.8 percent in November

Retail sales rose for a fifth straight month in November, as the biggest jump in department store sales in two years gave the holiday shopping season a strong start.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Study Pits Low-Sugar Cereals against Sugary Brands

A Yale University study has good news for parents wanting to avoid serving super-sugary cereals.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Unmanned U.S. Spacecraft Returns After 7-Month Trip

The U.S. Air Force's secrecy-shrouded X-37B unmanned spaceplane returned to Earth early Friday after more than seven months in orbit on a classified mission.

Thursday, December 02, 2010

House Votes to Censure New York Rep. Rangel

Rep. Charles Rangel of New York has been censured by the House for financial and fundraising misconduct.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Holocaust-Denying Bishop Faces Expulsion

A Catholic bishop who denied the Holocaust is facing expulsion from his order for hiring a lawyer linked to the neo-Nazi movement.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Twenty-nine Rescued from China Coal Mine

All 29 miners trapped in a flooded Chinese coal mine were lifted to safety Monday.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Myanmar Leader Aung San Suu Kyi Released

Myanmar's military government freed its archrival, democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi, on Saturday after her latest term of detention expired.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Polio Campaign in Three African Nations

International aid groups said Thursday they're launching a mass polio immunization campaign in three Central African nations.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Qantas CEO: Oil Leaks in A380's Engines

Tests have uncovered oil leaks in three Rolls-Royce engines on Qantas' grounded Airbus A380s, the airline's CEO said Monday.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Pirates Seize Two Ships off Kenya

Somali pirates seized a German freight ship off the coast of Kenya on Sunday.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Calif. Beaches Closed after Deadly Shark Attack

Three California beaches were shut down Saturday after a deadly attack on a bodyboarder.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Cholera Outbreak Spreads Toward Haiti's Capital

An outbreak of cholera has spread outside a rural valley in central Haiti, intensifying worries the disease could reach squalid tarp camps in the capital.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

'Happy Days' Dad Tom Bosley Dies

Tom Bosley, the patient, understanding father on television's long-running "Happy Days," has died. He was 83.

Monday, October 04, 2010

Verizon Wireless Plans $30M-$90M Customer Refunds

Verizon Wireless could pay out up to $90 million in refunds to cell phone customers who were improperly charged.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

World's Oldest Man Turns 114

A Montana resident believed to be the world's oldest man celebrated his 114th birthday Tuesday at a retirement home in Great Falls.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Utah Wildfire Sparked from Firing Range

A Utah blaze sparked at a machine gun firing range prompted some 1,200 evacuations Sunday.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Oil Climbs to Near $76 on Economic Indicators

Oil prices climbed to near $76 a barrel Friday in Asia as better economic indicators from Japan to the U.S. boosted confidence that demand for fuel will improve.

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Flight Lands in Los Angeles after Bomb Threat

FBI officials say a Thai Airways flight from Bangkok landed safely at the LA airport after a bomb scare.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Egypt Picks Nuclear Power Plant Site

The Egyptian president announced plans Wednesday to start building the country's first nuclear power plant.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Young Muslims Visit Yad Vashem

Holocaust denial is common among Arabs.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Gov't: 23K Workers Affected by Gulf Oil Drill Ban

Government documents show that more than 23,000 workers are affected by the moratorium on deepwater drilling in the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Petraeus Hedges on July 2011 Afghan Pullback Goal

The new U.S. commander in Afghanistan says the goal of starting an American pullback by July 2011 will depend on conditions at the time.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

WikiLeaks Preparing to Release More Afghan Files

WikiLeaks spokesman Julian Assange said Thursday his organization is preparing to release the balance of the secret Afghan war documents it has on file.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

U.K.'s Breast Cancer Deaths Dropped Most in Europe

The rate at which women died from breast cancer dropped faster in Britain than in any other major European country during the last two decades

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

U.S.-Russian Hijacking Drill Ends

A groundbreaking training exercise has ended after U.S. and Russian fighter jets crisscrossed the Pacific in pursuit of a 'hijacked' airliner.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Kagan Sworn In as 4th Woman on Supreme Court

Kagan has been sworn in as the 112th justice and fourth woman ever to serve on the Supreme Court.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

Teheran Defiant in Latest Letters

Letters by Teheran's envoys suggest major progress is unlikely, with Teheran combative and unlikely to offer any concessions.

Monday, August 02, 2010

High Death Toll in Iraq Belies U.S. Stability Talk

Iraqi government figures show civilian casualties hitting highest level in more than two years.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Wildfire Smolders in Desert North of Los Angeles

A wildfire smoldered in the high desert north of Los Angeles Saturday, spewing plumes of thick smoke into a nearby town.

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Biden Says Tea Party Not a Racist Movement

The tea party is not a racist group, says Vice President Joe Biden, though he believes that some of those involved in the movement have expressed racist views.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Federal Deficit Tops $1 Trillion Through June

The federal deficit has topped $1 trillion with three months still to go in the current budget year.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rising Civilian Death Toll in Afghan Violence

While the nuber of Afghan civilians killed by international forces is dropping, more civilians are dying in escalating violence.

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

China Says Foreign Reserves Not Political `Weapon'

China tried Wednesday to allay concern about the political impact of its $2.5 trillion foreign reserves.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

U.S. Eyes U.N. Peacekeepers for Iraq After 2011

Army Gen. Ray Odierno says U.N. peacekeepers may be needed after American troops leave in 2011 if tensions between Kurds and Arabs aren't resolved.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Elizabeth Plans Brief Visit to NYC, Ground Zero

The schedule for Queen Elizabeth II's visit to New York City includes a tribute to the victims of the 9/11 attacks and addresses to the United Nations.

Monday, July 05, 2010

Tragedy Strikes at Iowa Parade

Tragedy struck the Bellevue, Iowa, Fourth of July parade when a pair of runaway coach horses killed one spectator and injured 23 others.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Ford Motor to Repay $4B More in Debt

Ford Motor Co. says it's making another $4 billion payment on its huge debt.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

6.5 Quake Strikes Southern Mexico

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-6.2 quake was centered in a sparsely populated, mountainous area of Oaxaca near the southern Pacific coast.

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

China 'Detains' Democracy Advocate Again

A Chinese democracy activist who has already spent a decade in prison has been detained again, a human rights group said on Wednesday.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Chavez: Israel and U.S. 'Empire' Are Enemies

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez hosted Syrian President Bashar al-Assad on his first visit to Latin America.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Health Reform Costs Hit Walgreen Fiscal 3Q Profit

Walgreen Co., the biggest U.S. drugstore chain, says its profit sank 11 percent in the fiscal third quarter because of health care reform expenses.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New Study Shows Brazil Losing Battle of the Bulge

The Health Ministry notes that in 2009, 46.6 percent of Brazil's 190 million people were overweight.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Manute Bol, NBA Player-Humanitarian, Dies at 47

Manute Bol, a lithe 7-foot-7 shot-blocker from Sudan who spent 10 seasons in the NBA and was dedicated to humanitarian work in Africa, died Saturday. He was 47.

Friday, June 18, 2010

6.3 Quake Hits off Japanese Coast

An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 has rattled northern Japan.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

China Says G-20 Wrong Place to Discuss Yuan Issue

China's President Hu Jintao will attend next week's G-20 meeting in Toronto but does not want to discuss China's exchange rate policy.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Exhibition on Krakow Under Nazis Opens in Poland

A new exhibition recounting the fate of Poles - both Jews and non-Jews - during World War II opened in southern Poland.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Hewlett-Packard to Cut 9K Jobs; See $1B in Charges

Hewlett-Packard Co. said Tuesday it will cut about 9,000 jobs and take $1 billion in charges over three years as it creates fully automated commercial data centers.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Diff'rent Strokes Actor Gary Coleman Dies

Gary Coleman, child star of 1970s show "Diff'rent Strokes," dies after intercranial hemorrhage. He was 42.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Exercise Limits: Just 1 in 5 Kids Live Near Parks

Health officials say one reason so many American kids are overweight is that few have a nearby place to play and exercise.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Egypt Unearths 57 Tombs with Mummies

Archaeologists unearthed 57 Egyptian tombs, most with a wooden sarcophagus containing a mummy.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Philly's Liberty Bell Center, Streets Evacuated

The downtown Philadelphia building that houses the Liberty Bell and the streets around it have been evacuated because of a suspicious item that looks like a balloon.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

NASA Wants Mission to Bring Martian Rocks to Earth

There's a push to bring Martian rock and soil samples back to Earth which could be analyzed for fossilized traces of signs of life.

Monday, May 17, 2010

GM Rides Cost Cuts, New Model Sales to 1Q Profit

General Motors Co. says it rode cost cuts and strong sales of new models to its first quarterly profit in nearly three years.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Asian Stocks Fall on Worries over Europe Debt

Asian stock markets tumbled in early trading Monday as fresh worries over debt woes in Europe dampened sentiment across the region.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Gazan Beat Up for Alleged 'Affairs'

A Gaza resident said Hamas police abused him over allegations that he had sexual relations with women who were not his wife.

Friday, May 14, 2010

U.S. Facing Iran Anti-Sanctions Push

The United States moved to head off a joint Turkish-Brazilian effort to help Iran avoid new United Nations sanctions.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Probe Sought After Russian Adopted Boy Sent Home

An adoption agency says it's asking a court to launch an investigation to determine whether a Russian boy was abused, neglected or abandoned.

Friday, May 07, 2010

NYPD Bomb Squad Gives All-Clear in Times Square

Police cleared the streets of Times Square after a cooler was discovered on the same block where a failed car bomb was found over the weekend.

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Magnitude 6.4 Quake Hits Southern Peru

A magnitude-6.4 earthquake shook southern Peru near the Chilean border late Wednesday.

Monday, May 03, 2010

BP Says It Will Pay for Gulf Oil Spill Clean-Up

BP says it will pay "all necessary and appropriate clean-up costs" from the blown-out oil well that has caused a massive slick that continues to swell in the Gulf of Mexico.

Friday, April 23, 2010

Vatican Will Finance Adult Stem Cell Research

The Vatican will finance new research into the potential use of adult stem cells in the treatment of intestinal and possibly other diseases, officials announced Friday.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Dorothy Height, Civil Rights Activist, Dies at 98

Dorothy Height, who as longtime president of the National Council of Negro Women was the leading female voice of the 1960s civil rights movement, died Tuesday.

Monday, April 12, 2010

CA Protesters Seek Benefits for Gay Couples

Protesters marched in Hollywood on Sunday to demand equal Social Security benefits for same-sex couples.

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Report: Money for Good Habits Doesn't Change Lives

An experimental anti-poverty program that pays the poor for maintaining good habits has not been life-changing.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Xerox Exec Who Turned Company Around to Retire

Xerox Corp. said Tuesday that Chairman Anne M. Mulcahy, who is credited with turning the company around over the past decade, plans to retire in May.

Friday, March 26, 2010

SEC Reviews Funds' Derivatives Use

The SEC is reviewing the use of financial derivatives by mutual funds, exchange-traded funds and other investments to determine whether new protections are needed for investors.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Documents of Auschwitz Guards Found

Food coupons for Nazi doctors at the Auschwitz death camp have been found in the attic of a nearby house, where they had lain unseen for decades.

Monday, March 22, 2010

N. Korea to Try American for Illegal Entry

North Korea said Monday that it will put an American on trial for illegally entering the country from China.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

UN: 2 Killed in Quake Collapse in Northern Haiti

A U.N. spokesman says a small earthquake in northern Haiti has collapsed an apartment building and killed two people.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pakistan Tests Missiles in Arabian Sea

Pakistan's navy successfully test-fired a series of missiles and torpedoes Friday.

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Iraqi Parties Both Claim Lead

The Iraqi prime minister's coalition and its main secular rival both claimed to be ahead in the vote count Monday.

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Paramedics Praise Boy from Arizona Bus Crash

Firefighters and paramedics called Oscar Rodriguez of Las Vegas, Nev., a hero for his help at the scene of a bus crash.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Furious Turkey Recalls U.S. Envoy

Turkey recalled its U.S. envoy after a U.S. congressional committee approved a resolution acknowledging the Armenian genocide.

Friday, March 05, 2010

Syria: Israel is Trying to Frame Us

Syria claims Israel was the source of suspicious uranium particles found at a Syrian desert complex.

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Iran Sanctions Proposal Sent to Russia, China

Key Western powers have sent a revised proposal for new sanctions against Iran to Russia and China.

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

US Airways Says Storms Cost $30M in Lost Sales

US Airways Group Inc. said Wednesday that severe winter storms on the East Coast in February cost it $30 million in lost sales.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Dems Strategize on Health Care Vote without GOP

The White House's top health care official is optimistic that Democrats will have the votes to pass a major health care overhaul.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Turkey: 51 Commanders Held for Coup Plot

Turkish police have detained 51 military commanders for allegedly planning to overthrow the Islamic-rooted government.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Former VP Cheney Hospitalized, Resting Comfortably

An aide to Dick Cheney says the former vice president is in George Washington Hospital after experiencing chest pains.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Bob Dole Hospitalized, Undergoing Therapy

Former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole is recuperating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center after a bout with pneumonia.

Monday, February 22, 2010

ElBaradei: Egypt Stagnated under Mubarak

Former U.N. nuclear chief Mohamed ElBaradei sharply criticized Egypt's ruling system Sunday.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Canada: Life Sentence for Terror Plot

A judge sentenced a Canadian resident to life in prison on Wednesday for his role in a terror plot against Germany and Austria.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Obama Nominates Ambassador to Syria

Career diplomat Robert Ford will become the first U.S. ambassador to Syria since 2005.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Vatican to Post Some World War II Archives

The Vatican plans to post some World War Two archives online to calm the controversy over Pope Pius XII's actions during the Holocaust.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Investigator: Demjanujuk's Testimony Inconsistent

A top German investigator testified Tuesday that there are inconsistencies in John Demjanjuk's story.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Iranians Attack Italian Embassy

About 100 Iranians protested Tuesday in front of the Italian embassy in Teheran, shouting "Death to Italy, Death to Berlusconi.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Iran's Khamenei Predicts Israel's Destruction

Iran's supreme leader predicted the destruction of Israel in comments posted on his Web site on Wednesday.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

North Korea: We Will Continue Firing

North Korea says it is firing artillery off its west coast as part of an annual military drill and will continue to do so.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

McCain Says Campaign Finance Reform Dead

McCain says the Supreme Court has spoken on the constitutionality of political contributions by corporations.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Country Music Hitmaker Carl Smith Dies at 82

Carl Smith, a country music hitmaker of the 1950s and 1960s known for his dynamic voice and good looks, has died.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Iraq's 'Chemical Ali' Gets New Death Sentence

Saddam Hussein's notorious cousin "Chemical Ali" received a death sentence for his part in a poison gas attack on Halabja.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Parts of Virginia Tech Lawsuit Can Go Forward

A judge in Virginia says parts of a $10 million lawsuit filed by the families of two students slain in the mass shootings at Virginia Tech can go forward.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Malfunction Forces Emergency Landing at NJ Airport

A United Airlines jetliner landed safely on Sunday without one of its landing gear fully deployed.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Yemen's President Open to Talks with Al-Qaeda

Yemen's president said he is ready to open a dialogue with al-Qaeda fighters who lay down their weapons and renounce violence.

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Officials: Church Set on Fire in Malaysia

Officials say a church has been set on fire in Malaysia by unidentified attackers amid a growing conflect in the country over the use of the word "Allah" by non-Muslims.

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Part of Minneapolis Airport Evacuated Amid Scare

Part of Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport has been evacuated after a police dog detected a suspicious bag that arrived on an incoming flight.

Sunday, January 03, 2010

Adviser Says Cheney is Wrong in Criticism

Dick Cheney's withering criticism of the Obama White House's terrorism-fighting policies came under an equally harsh response Sunday.

Saturday, January 02, 2010

Iran Warns West it will Make its Own Nuclear Fuel

Iran is warning it will produce nuclear fuel on its own if there is no deal to have the West deliver the fuel.

Friday, January 01, 2010

Countdown Is on for 121st Rose Parade

The countdown is on for one of the nation's biggest New Year's celebrations, the Tournament of Roses Parade.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Less States Reporting Widespread Swine Flu Cases

Health officials say swine flu was widespread in only four states last week, indicating the fall wave of illness is still declining.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tylenol Arthritis Caplet Recall Expanded

Johnson & Johnson is expanding a voluntary recall of Tylenol Arthritis Caplets due to reports of a moldy smell that can cause nausea and sickness.

Monday, December 28, 2009

China Mine Explosions Kill 12, 11 Trapped

State media says a coal mine explosion has killed 12 people in northern China, while 11 other miners are trapped.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Vessels Collide in Philippines, 27 Missing

Rescue teams combed the waters of Manila Bay on Thursday for at least 27 people missing after a passenger ferry collided with a fishing boat.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

U.S. Sends 12 Detainees to Home Nations

The U.S. has transferred a dozen Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region as the Obama administration prepares for the facility's closure.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Houston Elects First Openly Gay Mayor

Houston became the largest U.S. city to elect an openly gay mayor, with voters handing a solid victory to City Controller Annise Parker after a hotly contested runoff.

Friday, December 11, 2009

House Passes New Financial Regulations

The legislation is designed to address the shortfalls that led to last year's calamitous financial meltdown.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Gates: Two to Four Years in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary Robert Gates says Americans should expect a significant U.S. military presence in Afghanistan for two years to four more years.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Lost Son Returns to Iraq

Six families nervously awaited the DNA tests on the young man who returned from Iran.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Islamic Dress Fans Egypt's Fear of Extremists

The Egyptian government is struggling with a populace increasingly embracing fundamentalist Islam, personified by the niqab.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Not Guilty Plea in Alleged Ariz. Honor Killing

An Iraqi immigrant accused of killing his daughter because she had become too Westernized has pleaded not guilty in a Phoenix court.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pro-Choice Lawmakers Request Talks with Obama

Abortion rights supporters in Congress are asking President Barack Obama for a meeting.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Gunman at NY School Surrenders to Police

A former student held a school administrator hostage for more than an hour Tuesday morning, then surrendered to police without firing a shot.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Vietnam Storm Death Toll Rises

The death toll from Tropical Storm Mirinae rose to 99 in central Vietnam on Thursday.

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Berkshire Buying Burlington Northern Railroad

Warren Buffet's Berkshire Hathaway says it has agreed to buy Burlington Northern Santa Fe in a deal valuing the railroad at $34 billion.

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Geithner: Economy Rebounding, but Job Growth Lags

Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner acknowledges the federal budget deficit is too high, but that the priorities now are economic growth and job creation.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Maine Gov Urges Residents to Vote for Gay Marriage

Maine Gov. John Baldacci on Tuesday urged residents to vote against repealing the state's same-sex marriage law.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Dozens of Malaysia Children Feared Drowned in River

An official says 22 Malaysian schoolchildren are feared drowned after they fell into a river when a bridge they were walking on collapsed.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Obama Declares Swine Flu a National Emergency

President Barack Obama has declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Lifetime Free Flights Given After Airplane Birth

A Malaysian woman who gave premature birth to a boy on board an airplane minutes before it landed will get free flights for life along with her child.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Ford Adds 4.5M Vehicles to Switch Recall

Ford Motor Co. says it will add 4.5 million older-model vehicles to the list of those recalled because a defective cruise control switch could cause a fire.

Monday, October 05, 2009

Iowa Coach Shooting Suspect Will Stand Trial

A judge has ruled the man accused of gunning down a legendary Iowa high school football coach is mentally competent to stand trial.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Wrong-embryo Baby's Parents Laud 'Guardian Angel'

An Ohio woman who gave birth to a baby boy after a fertility clinic implanted her with the wrong embryo is a "guardian angel," the boy's biological parents said Saturday.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Infants', Children's Liquid Tylenol Recalled

Johnson & Johnson is voluntarily recalling 57 lots of infants' and children's liquid Tylenol products because of possible bacterial contamination.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Wildfire Burns 8,500 Acres in Calif.

A wildfire stoked by the notoriously hot and dry Santa Ana winds has burned some 8,500 acres in the hills of Ventura County.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Four Hurt in Crossfire at Calif. Border Crossing

Four people were injured and the busiest border crossing in the U.S. was closed to northbound vehicle traffic for hours on Tuesday.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Sen. Byrd Taken to Hospital After Fall

Robert Byrd, the longest serving senator in history, has been taken to a hospital after a fall at home in the Washington suburbs.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Tot Tosses Foul Ball, Dad's Hug Makes News

Steve Monforto made a nice catch when he snagged a foul ball at Tuesday night's Phillies game, What his toddler did next -- and Monforto's response -- have turned him into a pop culture hero.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Obama Honors Soldier Killed in Battle

Monti was shot to death in the Afghan mountains in 2006 while trying for the third time to save a wounded comrade.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Mary Travers of Peter, Paul and Mary Dead at 72

Mary Travers, one-third of the hugely popular 1960s folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary, has died.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Yale Student Died of 'Traumatic Asphyxiation'

Connecticut's state medical examiner says a Yale University grad student died of traumatic asphyxiation.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Japan's PM, Cabinet Resign

Officials at the prime minister's office say Aso and his Cabinet resigned after having their final Cabinet meeting early Wednesday.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Hungary Questions Nazi-Era war Crimes Suspect

Prosecutors in Hungary have questioned suspected Nazi war criminal Sandor Kepiro about the murder of civilians in Serbia during World War II.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Sotomayor Takes Her Place on High Court

Justice Sonia Sotomayor has taken her seat at the Supreme Court in front of a packed courtroom that included President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

China Reverses Death Penalty Ruling

An appeals court in China overturned the death penalty Tuesday in a drunk driving case, sentencing the defendant instead to life imprisonment.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Nearly $60.5M Raised in MDA Telethon

TUCSON, Ariz. - Despite the tough economy, officials with the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon say contributions and pledges from this year's Labor Day event totaled nearly $60.5 million.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Taliban Claim Responsibility for Kabul Attack

A Taliban spokesman has claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack near the military airport in Kabul.

Monday, September 07, 2009

Obama Thanks Labor for Hard-Won Rights at Work

Obama asserted that "our recovery plan is working," but repeated that he won't be satisfied until jobs are much more plentiful.

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Earthquake Kills Dozens in Indonesia

A powerful earthquake in Indonesia has killed at least 44 people and injured dozens of others.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Stranded Boaters Rescued After Week of Hunger

Three Texas fishermen endured hunger, blistering heat, scares from sharks and hallucinations, but never gave up hope they'd be rescued.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Jimena Strengthens to Cat. 4 Storm in Pacific

If it stays on its northwestern track, it could carry hurricane-force winds to the tip of resort-dotted Baja California by late Monday.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Pakistan: Border Blast Sets NATO Trucks Afire

An explosion ripped through a line of trucks ferrying fuel to NATO troops in Afghanistan, Sunday.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Kennedy Remembered for His Years in the Senate

Crowds lined the streets of two cities on a day that marked the end of an American political era.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

First Family Returning Home After Island Getaway

President Barack Obama and his family plan to leave Martha's Vineyard Sunday afternoon and fly home to Washington.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Taiwan Approves Visit by Dalai Lama

Taiwan said Thursday it has agreed to let the Dalai Lama visit the island to comfort survivors of a devastating typhoon.

Friday, August 21, 2009

NZ Voters to Overturn Ban on Hitting Kids

Opponents of the 2007 law claim it is overly intrusive and could turn thousands of good parents into criminals.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Athlete's Family Outraged over Gender Questions

Caster Semenya learned to ignore the taunts. She ran alone across a landscape of high grasses dotted with rocky hills.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Senator Meets Suu Kyi, Wins American's Release

Stung by international outrage over the trial of Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar's ruling generals agreed Saturday to hand an American prisoner involved in her case to a visiting U.S. senator

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Cheney Felt Bush Stopped Taking His Advice

Former Vice President Dick Cheney believes former President George W. Bush, gradually turned away from his advice during their second term in the White House, The Washington Post reported Wednesday.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Myanmar's Suu Kyi Returned to House Arrest

A Myanmar court found Aung San Suu Kyi guilty of violating her house arrest by allowing an uninvited American to stay at her home.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Records: DC Metro Safety System Failed Before

A system that is supposed to help subway trains avoid crashes malfunctioned months before the deadly Washington Metro crash in June.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Several Killed, Missing as Typhoon Hits Japan

At least nine people were killed and nine others missing Monday in western Japan after Typhoon Etau slammed into the country.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Former Congressman Convicted in 'Freezer Cash' Case

A former Louisiana congressman accused of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes was convicted in federal court Wednesday.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Judge: No Sign-Off on BofA, SEC Settlement

A judge balked at signing off on a $33 million settlement between the SEC and Bank of America Corp. over executive bonuses.

Monday, August 03, 2009

Strong Quake Hits Mexico's Gulf of California

A powerful earthquake Monday shook the fishing villages along Mexico's Gulf of California.

Monday, August 03, 2009

PBS Sets Online Cross-Country Adventure for Kids

PBS is launching an online cross-country adventure for children starring two brothers - who happen to be gophers.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Democrats: Health Overhaul Needs GOP to Pass

Senate Democrats alone cannot pass President Barack Obama's ambitious overhaul of how Americans receive health care.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Hubble Image Shows Debris from Jupiter Collision

NASA's Hubble Space Telescope is offering a glimpse of atmospheric debris from an object that plunged into Jupiter in a rare collision with the planet.

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Cronkite's Funeral Honors Veteran Journalist

Loved ones, friends and colleagues gathered Thursday for Walter Cronkite's funeral as flowers arrived at the church and tourists lingered outside to pay their respects.

Friday, July 17, 2009

Coroner: Jackson Autopsy Results in 2 Weeks

The Los Angeles County coroner's office says it will take longer than first expected to complete Michael Jackson's full autopsy report.

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Rising Unemployment Adding to Foreclosure Crisis

Relentlessly rising unemployment is triggering more home foreclosures.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Southwest Checks Planes After Forced Landing

Southwest Airlines ordered inspections of nearly 200 aircraft after a football-sized hole opened up in the passenger cabin of a plane during flight.

Friday, July 10, 2009

LAPD Subpoena Jackson's Health Records

Detectives investigating the death of Michael Jackson are looking at his prescription drug history, the LA police chief said on Thursday.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

Swine Flu Shots May Begin in October

The Obama administration says vaccinations against swine flu are likely and probably will begin in mid-October.

Thursday, July 09, 2009

New Jobless Claims Lowest Since Jan.

The government says the number of newly laid-off workers filing initial claims for jobless benefits fell sharply last week.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Getty Center, College Evacuates Amid LA Fire

The world-famous Getty Center art complex and nearby Mount St. Mary's College were evacuated Wednesday.

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

London Marks Four Years Since Bombings

In a London park stands a new forest of steel pillars - each representing a victim of the July 7, 2005, attacks on the British capital's transit system.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Obama Gets Daily Prayers on His BlackBerry

President Barack Obama says he gets a prayer every morning on his BlackBerry.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Obama Gets Daily Prayers on His BlackBerry

President Barack Obama says he gets a prayer every morning on his BlackBerry.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Obama Gets Daily Prayers on His BlackBerry

President Barack Obama says he gets a prayer every morning on his BlackBerry.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Oscar-Winning Actor Karl Malden Dies at 97

The family of Karl Malden says the actor who won an Oscar for his role in "A Streetcar Named Desire" has died at age 97.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

France Vigilant after al-Qaeda Burqa Warning

French officials were on guard after an al-Qaeda affiliate threatened vengeance for Sarkozy's criticism of the face-covering veils worn by some Muslim women.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

CA Rep. Henry Waxman Hospitalized

A powerful House committee chairman with a central role in President Barack Obama's global warming and health care legislation has been hospitalized.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Obama Pledges Support for Non-Profits

President Obama promises to support grassroots organizations that are successful in their efforts to improve communities.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Air France: Flight 447 Pilot's Body Retrieved

Search crews in the mid-Atlantic have retrieved the bodies of the chief pilot of Flight 447 and a flight attendant, Air France said Thursday.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Sarkozy Says Burqas are 'Not Welcome' in France

President Nicolas Sarkozy said the practice of wearing the Muslim burqa is a sign of the 'debasement' of women and that it won't be welcome in France.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Mourners Remember Slain Museum Guard

Family and friends remember a guard who was killed last week at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum as a man with a big heart.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Obama: Bible's Guidance is Timely

President Barack Obama says the biblical command to "love thy neighbor as thyself" is as pertinent now as ever.  

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Congress Sends War-Spending Bill to Obama

Congress is sending President Obama a $106 billion bill ensuring that the military will have the money to fight the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Somali Official and Others Killed in Bombing

A suicide bombing outside a hotel in western Somalia killed at least 20 people Thursday including the national security minister.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Hillary Clinton Fractures Elbow in Fall

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton fractured her right elbow during a fall Wednesday, her chief of staff said.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Total Jobless Rolls Drop Sharply to Nearly 6.7M

The total number of people on the unemployment insurance rolls has dropped for the first time since early January.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

AMA Adopts Policy against Anti-aging Hormones

The American Medical Association says there's no scientific proof to back up claims of anti-aging hormones.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Lakers Roll to 15th Title Behind Bryant

The Los Angeles Lakers have won their 15th championship, beating the Orlando Magic 99-86 in Game 5 of the NBA finals.

Friday, June 12, 2009

U.S. Ship Helps Search for MIAs in Vietnam

A U.S. Navy ship is participating in the search for the remains of more than 1,000 U.S. servicemen missing from the Vietnam War, the first time an American vessel has taken part, embassy officials said Friday.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

N. Korea may be Prepping New Nuclear Test

A U.S. government official says North Korea may be preparing for its third nuclear test.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Gunmen Kill Worshippers at Thailand Mosque

Police say five or six men shooting automatic rifles opened fire Monday on a mosque in Narathiwat province.

Monday, June 08, 2009

Sotomayor Fractures Ankle at Airport

Supreme Court nominee Sonia Sotomayor broke her ankle Monday morning in an airport stumble on her way to Washington.

Monday, June 08, 2009

China Quarantines New Orleans Mayor, Wife

Chinese authorities have quarantined New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin and his wife after a passenger on their flight exhibited flu-like symptoms.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Police: Toy Gun Led to Lockdown at Princeton U.

Police say a gun scare at Princeton University began when four teen boys found a toy gun on campus.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Atheists Lose Lawsuit Over Detroit Church Money

A federal appeals court says the city of Detroit did not violate the Constitution when it partially reimbursed churches for renovations before the Super Bowl.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Gov. Crist Seeks Disaster for FL County

Florida Gov. Charlie Crist is asking the Obama administration to declare Volusia County a major disaster area.

Monday, May 25, 2009

New York Sees Second Swine Flu Death

A woman in her 50s is New York City's second confirmed death linked to swine flu.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Strong Quake Shakes Mexico City

A strong earthquake swayed skyscrapers in Mexico City and rattled colonial buildings in neighboring Puebla state Friday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

WHO: Making Swine Flu Vaccine Not Easy

Making a swine flu vaccine appears to be more difficult than experts first thought, the World Health Organization acknowledged Tuesday.

Monday, May 18, 2009

American Express to Eliminate 4,000 Jobs

American Express said Monday it is eliminating about 4,000 jobs as part of a plan to slash another $800 million in costs.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Leno Back After Illness

Jay Leno bounced back from an illness, returning to 'Tonight' with jokes about swine flu and the 103-degree fever that sent him to the hospital.