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  • House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    House to vote on slimmed-down bill for border

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:01:10 GMT
    House Republicans are heading toward a vote Thursday on a slimmed-down bill to address the immigration crisis on the border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding unaccompanied migrant youths back to...
    House Republicans unveiled a slimmed-down bill Tuesday to address the immigration crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border by sending in National Guard troops and speeding migrant youths back home. The election-year measure would...
  • Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    Appeals court rejects tax challenge to Obamacare

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 5:00 PM EDT2014-07-29 21:00:43 GMT
    In the latest effort to sidetrack Obamacare, a federal appeals court on Tuesday rejected a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable...
    Rejecting the latest effort to sidetrack "Obamacare," a federal appeals court turned away a challenge by a conservative group that said Congress imposed new taxes unconstitutionally when it created the Affordable Care Act.
  • Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

    Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:56:59 GMT
    Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.
    Donald Trump says he is unlikely to be the next owner of the Buffalo Bills because he's "not going to do something totally stupid" to make the team his.
  • Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Senate confirms McDonald as VA secretary

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:56:42 GMT
    Rep. Jeff Miller's background as a real estate broker will come in handy as the Florida Republican tries to a sell a $17 billion veterans health care bill to a GOP caucus that includes tea party members dead...
    The Senate on Tuesday unanimously confirmed former Procter & Gamble CEO Robert McDonald as the new Veterans Affairs secretary, with a mission to overhaul an agency beleaguered by long veterans' waits for health...
  • Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Immigration debate roils politics in ... Maine?

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:44 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:44:46 GMT
    The debate over immigration is quickly becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races - in Maine.
    In the whitest U.S. state, thousands of miles from the Mexican border, the debate over immigration is becoming a central issue in one of the nation's most closely watched governor's races.
  • Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

    Democrats have million-dollar day on impeachment

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:42:43 GMT
    Chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama helped House Democrats' campaign committee raise $1 million online in one day.
    House Democrats are cashing in on chatter that Republicans are plotting to impeach President Barack Obama, raising $1 million on Monday alone, their campaign chief said Tuesday. Republicans insisted such talk was bogus.
  • Who is the "Woman in Black?" Mysterious woman spotted walking in West Virginia

    Who is the "Woman in Black?" Mysterious woman spotted walking in West Virginia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:27:35 GMT
    Who is the mysterious "woman in black?" One thing is for sure: She's got a lot of people talking, steadily trekking across several U.S. states and creating a buzz in local towns and on social media as she goes.
    Who is the mysterious "woman in black?" One thing is for sure: She's got a lot of people talking, steadily trekking across several U.S. states and creating a buzz in local towns and on social media as she goes.
  • Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

    Tuberculosis patient who refused care is arrested

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:25:01 GMT
    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
    A California man who was charged after refusing treatment for his tuberculosis was found and arrested, a prosecutor said Tuesday.
  • Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Jury awards Ventura $1.8M in defamation case

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 4:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 20:05:18 GMT
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
    A jury awarded former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura $1.8 million on Tuesday in his lawsuit against the estate of "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle.
  • Police: Suspect paid prostitutes in Bellagio cash

    Police: Suspect paid prostitutes in Bellagio cash

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:46:45 GMT
    A man accused of robbing a Bellagio casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.
    A man accused of robbing a Bellagio casino cashier of $43,500 at gunpoint later paid prostitutes at another hotel near the Strip with money still bound in Bellagio wrappers, Las Vegas police said Tuesday.
  • Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Appeals court upholds labels on meat packages

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:46:23 GMT
    A federal appeals court has upheld new government rules that require labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
    A federal appeals court on Tuesday upheld new government rules requiring labels on packaged steaks, ribs and other cuts of meat to say where the animals were born, raised and slaughtered.
  • US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:46:05 GMT
    A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
    A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.
  • Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

    Husband arrested in death of NBA player's aunt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:42:59 GMT
    Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
    Police say they have arrested a man wanted in the slaying of the aunt of Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes.
  • Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    Obama to announce US sanctions on Russia

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:40:58 GMT
    President Barack Obama is expected to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russia Tuesday.
    President Barack Obama is to announce a new round of U.S. sanctions against Russian banks and a shipbuilding company Tuesday.
  • Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:18 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:18:04 GMT
    The acting U.S. surgeon general is asking Americans to give up their love of sunbathing and indoor tanning beds, citing an alarming 200 percent jump in the number of deadly melanoma cases diagnosed since 1973.
    Stop sunbathing and using indoor tanning beds, the acting U.S. surgeon general warned in a report released Tuesday that cites an alarming 200 percent jump in deadly melanoma cases since 1973.
  • New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:15 PM EDT2014-07-29 19:15:23 GMT
    A 34-year-old man charged with kidnapping a New Hampshire teen more than nine months ago is heading to court.
    A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom.
  • Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Crews make gains on 2 California wildfires

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:50:45 GMT
    Most of the 1,200 people driven to evacuate by a Northern California wildfire that destroyed 13 homes have been told they can safely return after a series of steady gains in the firefight.
    Some firefighters battling a Northern California wildfire that prompted evacuation orders for more than 400 homes before it was brought under control were dispatched to other fires, while evacuation orders for about half...
  • Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    Woman forgives husband who left son in hot car

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:25:25 GMT
    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.
    A Connecticut woman whose 15-month-old son died this month after her husband left him in a car on a hot day said Tuesday he is an amazing father and that she forgives him.
  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:25:11 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football,...
  • Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    Strip club endorses Democratic pastor for Congress

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 2:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 18:24:09 GMT
    An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.
    An Arizona strip club has endorsed a Democratic candidate for Congress. And the candidate, the Rev. Jarrett Maupin, says he's happy to have the support of The Great Alaskan Bush Company of Phoenix.
  • Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'

    Couple wants middle names to include 'Seamonster'

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:27:26 GMT
    Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.
    Sea monsters may exist only in the imagination, but a Massachusetts couple wants to make them part of their names.
  • Shortlist of potential new FBI headquarters sites released

    Shortlist of potential new FBI headquarters sites released

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-07-29 17:05:47 GMT
    Three possible locations for the new FBI Headquarters in the D.C. area have been identified, a joint panel of the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
    Three possible locations for the new FBI Headquarters in the D.C. area have been identified, a joint panel of the General Services Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Tuesday.
  • Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Study: 35 percent in US facing debt collectors

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:50:11 GMT
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
    More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.
  • Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Dad accidentally delivers baby into toilet

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:48 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:48:31 GMT
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.
    A Connecticut baby has arrived with a splash, right into a toilet bowl.
  • US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    US: No sign Russia helping to ease Ukraine fight

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:43 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:43:37 GMT
    The United States says there's been "no shred of evidence" that Russia is willing to help end the violence and bloodshed between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government in Kiev.
    The United States on Tuesday said Russia has "not shown a shred of evidence" that it is willing to help end the violence between the Ukraine separatists backed by Moscow and the government that is trying to maintain its...
  • Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Cellphone unlocking set to become legal again

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:15 GMT
    Congress has passed a bill that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.
    Congress passed a bill Friday that makes it legal to "unlock" cellphones so the devices can -at least in some instances- be used on other carriers.
  • Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    Lyft says it's starting New York City service

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:42:00 GMT
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft says it is starting limited service in New York City after reaching agreement with state and city officials to resolve regulatory issues.
    The on-demand ride-sharing app Lyft planned to start limited service in New York City on Friday night after reaching agreement with officials to resolve regulatory issues that prompted a lawsuit by the state.
  • Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

    Yes! Former WWE champ catches suspected burglar

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:16 AM EDT2014-07-29 15:16:19 GMT
    A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.
    A former WWE champion known as Daniel Bryan chased two burglary suspects he saw exiting his Phoenix home this week and subdued one until officers arrived, investigators said.
  • Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Abuse suspect dead; 2 marshals, NY policeman hurt

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-07-29 07:35:44 GMT
    Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.
    A California man who skipped town after being accused of molesting a boy was killed and three law enforcement officers trying to arrest him were wounded in a daytime shootout inside a small smoke shop in one of New...
  • Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    Two Suspects Charged In Carjacking Crash That Killed Three Children

    From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.From Left to Right: Cornelius Crawford, 22, and Jonathan Rosa,19.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.
    Philadelphia Police say they charged two men in connection with the carjacking that killed three children and injured several others in the city’s Tioga section.


  • Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data

    Asia stocks rise modestly ahead of US, China data

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-29 05:00:02 GMT
    Asian stock markets were mostly higher Monday, shrugging off jitters about stiffer Western sanctions against Russia, after China reported strong corporate profits.
    Asian stock markets posted modest gains Tuesday as investors treaded cautiously ahead of U.S. and Chinese economic reports later this week.
  • Police warn parents of gummy-like marijuana candy popping up in Oklahoma

    Police warn parents of gummy-like marijuana candy popping up in Oklahoma

    Monday, July 28 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 02:39:41 GMT
    It may look like candy, but these sweets have an extra punch packed in. Tulsa authorities are discovering new kinds of marijuana candy popping up in the area.
    It may look like candy, but these sweets have an extra punch packed in. Tulsa authorities are discovering new kinds of marijuana candy popping up in the area.
  • Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Judge OKs record-setting $2B sale of Clippers

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:39:08 GMT
    Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.
    Embattled Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling lost his attempt to block the $2 billion sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Artist draws comics using his mouth

    Artist draws comics using his mouth

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:26:26 GMT
    A very talented artist is inspiring fans at Comic-Con in San Diego by the way he draws his comics -- by using his mouth!
    A very talented artist is inspiring fans at Comic-Con in San Diego by the way he draws his comics -- by using his mouth!
  • FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    FBI defends search for Oklahoma City bombing video

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-07-29 01:26:10 GMT
    A Salt Lake City attorney is arguing in a lawsuit that the FBI has video of the Oklahoma City bombing that shows a second person was involved.
    The FBI thoroughly searched its archives and found no evidence that more videos of the Oklahoma City bombing exist, agency employees told a judge Monday in a trial that has rekindled questions about whether any others were...
  • Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    Report: Man climbed atop basketball hoop in escape

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:55:08 GMT
    A man who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and pulling it apart.
    A physically fit inmate who was a known flight risk escaped from a central Arizona jail by hoisting himself atop a basketball hoop, grabbing on to an overhead security fence and breaking it apart, according to an...
  • Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    Man charged in teen's 9-month disappearance

    Monday, July 28 2014 7:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 23:47:01 GMT
    The mother of a 15-year-old New Hampshire girl reunited with her family nine months after she vanished says rumors that she was pregnant aren't true.
    A New Hampshire man was arrested Monday and charged with kidnapping 15-year-old Abigail "Abby" Hernandez more than nine months ago sometime after she left Kennett High School in Conway.
  • Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Slain family of 5 was murder-suicide, police say

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:59:44 GMT
    Neighbors struggled to make sense of the shooting deaths of a family of five in which the father was known to many throughout their apartment complex as a friendly maintenance worker.
    A maintenance worker with financial problems killed his wife and three children with a shotgun, then committed suicide, over the weekend in what state police called one of the worst cases of domestic violence in Maine...
  • Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:56:18 GMT
    The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down just north of Boston.
    A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern half of the U.S. spawned a tornado that ripped roofs off homes in suburban Boston, uprooted trees and forced businesses to close.
  • White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

    White House: EU, US to impose new Russia sanctions

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:45:46 GMT
    President Barack Obama and European leaders are conferring about next steps for dealing with the crisis in Ukraine.
    The United States and European Union plan to impose new sanctions against Russia this week, including penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy, the White House said Monday.
  • Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Defense: Gov't suppressed evidence in Blackwater

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:36:49 GMT
    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards are accusing the government of suppressing evidence favorable to the defendants, who are accused in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
    Lawyers for Blackwater security guards said Monday that the government has suppressed evidence favorable to defendants who are on trial in the killings of 14 Iraqis in Nisoor Square in Baghdad.
  • Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Police charge 2 men in fatal Philly carjacking

    Monday, July 28 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-07-28 22:22:57 GMT
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.
    Two men who carjacked a woman and sexually assaulted her in her SUV before plowing into a family selling fruit on a street corner, killing three children, were charged with murder on Monday, police said.
  • FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    FAA proposes to fine Southwest Airlines $12M

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:20:58 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply in three separate cases with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing...
    The Federal Aviation Administration said Monday it is proposing a $12 million civil fine against Southwest Airlines for failing to comply with safety regulations related to repairs on Boeing 737 jetliners.
  • Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

    Boehner urges US solidarity with Israel

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:20:49 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner says the United States must be a strong partner and trusted ally to Israel, not just a peace broker or observer.
    House Speaker John Boehner said Monday that support for Israel must be the United States' main focus and not peace mediation in a subtle jab at the Obama administration.
  • Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Deal to improve veterans' health care costs $17B

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:18 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:18:33 GMT
    After more than six weeks of sometimes testy talks, House and Senate negotiators have agreed on a compromise plan to fix a veterans health program scandalized by long patient wait times and falsified records...
    A bipartisan deal announced Monday would authorize about $17 billion to help veterans avoid long waits for health care, hire more doctors and nurses to treat veterans and make it easier to fire executives at the Department...
  • US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    US fuming over Israeli criticism of Kerry

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:03:07 GMT
    Obama administration officials are fuming over Israeli criticism of Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas.
    The Obama administration pushed back strongly Monday at a torrent of Israeli criticism over Secretary of State John Kerry's latest bid to secure a cease-fire with Hamas, accusing some in Israel of launching a...
  • Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Medicare's own health looking better, report says

    Monday, July 28 2014 5:02 PM EDT2014-07-28 21:02:46 GMT
    The government says Medicare's finances have improved. The program's hospital trust fund won't be exhausted until 2030 - four years later than last year's estimate.
    Medicare's financial future is looking brighter despite a growing wave of baby boomers reaching retirement.
  • House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    House bill lets airlines advertise pre-tax fares

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:47 PM EDT2014-07-28 20:47:59 GMT
    It's a battle pitting the nation's airlines against their passengers, and the first round has gone to the industry.
    In a victory for airlines and their workers' unions, the House rejected consumers' complaints and easily passed legislation Monday letting airline advertising emphasize the base price of tickets, before taxes and...
  • Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

    Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:55:32 GMT
    Wildfires burning near Northern California vineyards and in the Yosemite National Park area were threatening hundreds of homes even as crews worked to contain them.
    A private drone trying to record footage of a Northern California wildfire nearly hindered efforts to attack the flames from the air, but firefighters made enough progress to allow some of the 1,200 people under evacuation...
  • Dozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert

    Dozens treated for illness at Keith Urban concert

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:30 PM EDT2014-07-28 19:30:57 GMT
    Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.
    Authorities say several dozen people were treated for alcohol-related illnesses at a weekend Keith Urban concert in Massachusetts.
  • Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Sarah Palin launches online subscription channel

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:46:36 GMT
    Sarah Palin is starting her own subscription-based online network.
    Sarah Palin has started her own subscription-based online network.
  • Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

    Millions displaced by religious violence in 2013

    Monday, July 28 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-07-28 18:01:25 GMT
    The U.S. says millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year.
    Millions of people were forced from their homes because of their religious beliefs last year, the U.S. government said Monday, citing the devastating impact of conflicts in Syria, Iraq and the Central African Republic.
  • Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Doctor: Injection lines placed correctly in inmate

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:48:47 GMT
    The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.
    Intravenous lines were placed correctly during the execution of an Arizona inmate whose death with lethal drugs took more than 90 minutes, a medical examiner said Monday.
  • 911 call reveals unusual home intruder _ a snake

    911 call reveals unusual home intruder _ a snake

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:48:35 GMT
    Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder - a large snake.
    Authorities say officers in New Mexico rushed to a home invasion call and found an unusual intruder - a large snake.
  • Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    Clinton: US needs orderly process for border kids

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:36 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:36:22 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she opposes changing a 2008 immigration law under consideration by Congress. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate says she supports creating a refugee screening process...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says she supports creating a refugee screening process for Central American children in their home countries to discourage dangerous trips to the U.S. and opposes changing a 2008 immigration law...
  • Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    Zillow buying Trulia to build real estate titan

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:26:12 GMT
    Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
    Zillow and Trulia, two companies that changed the way people shop for homes, are combining.
  • Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    Amazon worker piloted drone around Space Needle

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:35 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:35:32 GMT
    Police say an out-of-town Amazon employee was the operator behind a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week.
    An Amazon.com employee from out of town was the operator of a drone that buzzed the Seattle Space Needle this week, police said.
  • Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Police seek man who refused tuberculosis treatment

    Monday, July 28 2014 12:16 AM EDT2014-07-28 04:16:02 GMT
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
    Prosecutors in Northern California said Thursday that they have obtained an arrest warrant for a tuberculosis patient who has refused treatment and may be contagious, putting those around him at risk.
  • Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Head of troubled CDC anthrax lab has resigned

    Saturday, July 26 2014 9:06 PM EDT2014-07-27 01:06:46 GMT
    Health officials say that the head of the government lab which potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned.
    The head of the government lab that potentially exposed workers to live anthrax has resigned, an agency spokesman said Wednesday.
  • Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Ohio State under shadow again, this time with band

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:31 GMT
    The Ohio State marching band is moving forward without its director; a day after he was fired they're performing with the Columbus Symphony in what's often considered the band's unofficial season kickoff.
    Having forced out a beloved football coach and watched its president retire after a series of verbal gaffes, Ohio State University again finds itself grabbing headlines with the firing of a celebrated marching band...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

    Judge dismisses lawsuit over Amelia Earhart search

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:44 AM EDT2014-07-26 10:44:13 GMT
    A federal judge has dismissed a Wyoming man's lawsuit claiming a group secretly found the missing airplane of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it could continue to raise...
    A federal judge on Friday dismissed a Wyoming man's claims that an aircraft recovery group secretly found wreckage of aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart's missing airplane in the South Pacific but kept it quiet so it...
  • Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Baby dies after being left in hot car in Kansas

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:56 PM EDT2014-07-26 03:56:40 GMT
    Police have arrested the foster parent of a 10-month-old girl who died after being left inside a hot car in Wichita, Kansas.
    A 10-month-old Kansas girl died after being strapped for more than two hours inside a sweltering car, and police arrested a foster parent who said he'd forgotten about her until something on TV jogged his memory, an...
  • Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Arizona's McCain: Execution was torture

    Friday, July 25 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-07-26 02:33:36 GMT
    U.S. District Judge Neil V. Wake was attending a ceremony for a judicial colleague when he received an urgent - and unusual - request: Lawyers for a condemned inmate wanted him to stop an execution that didn't...
    U.S. Sen. John McCain says the execution of an Arizona inmate that lasted two hours was torture.
  • Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Large Sandy-struck family splits $20M lottery win

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:35:42 GMT
    A large family that lives at the shore and suffered losses during Superstorm Sandy will share a $20 million lottery jackpot that one of the 17 siblings said will be "a great pick-me-up."
    A lottery-playing tradition started by the matriarch of a large New Jersey shore family paid off for her 17 children this week when the group won a $20 million jackpot that will partly be used to help family members...
  • Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Police still investigating after burglar killed

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:32 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:32:57 GMT
    An 80-year-old man who came home to find two burglars said he shot and killed one of them despite her pleas that she was pregnant, but it's the woman's alleged accomplice who has been arrested on suspicion...
    Prosecutors Friday were waiting for the results of a police investigation into the killing of a burglar by an 80-year-old California homeowner who says he shot the woman in the back as she fled his home and ran down an...
  • Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Federal court upholds Fla.'s docs vs. glocks law

    Friday, July 25 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-26 01:15:50 GMT
    A federal appeals court is upholding a Florida law that restricts what doctors can discuss about guns with their patients.
    A Florida law restricting what doctors can tell patients about gun ownership was deemed to be constitutional Friday by a federal appeals court, which said it legitimately regulates professional conduct and doesn't...
  • Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

    Carjacked SUV hits crowd, killing 3 young siblings

    Friday, July 25 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-07-26 00:44:45 GMT
    Two men forced a woman into the backseat of her vehicle at gunpoint, drove off but later lost control and plowed into a group of people on a corner near a fruit stand in Philadelphia on Friday, police said. Two...
    Two men carjacked a woman at gunpoint but soon sped out of control, killing three children Friday as they plowed into a group selling fruit to raise money for their church, Philadelphia police said.
  • Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Same-sex marriage ban struck down for Miami area

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:43 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:43:55 GMT
    A Florida judge has overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week.
    A Florida judge on Friday overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriage in a ruling that applies to Miami-Dade County, agreeing with a judge in another county who made a similar ruling last week. Still, no marriage...
  • Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Migrants: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:38:15 GMT
    President Barack Obama is summoning Central American leaders to the White House to discuss the influx of young immigrants from their countries to the U.S., hoping to show presidential action even as Congress...
    Pressing for swift action, President Barack Obama on Friday urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.
  • US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    US: Russia is firing across border into Ukraine

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:16 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:16:47 GMT
    The Ukrainian army has reported rebel attacks overnight throughout the restive east, claiming that at one border crossing the rebels were supported by artillery fire from the Russian side.
    Russia is launching artillery attacks from its soil on Ukrainian troops and preparing to move heavier weaponry across the border, the U.S. and Ukraine charged Friday in what appeared to be an ominous escalation of the crisis.
  • Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    Feds 'closely monitoring' NY police custody death

    Friday, July 25 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 23:15:32 GMT
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer...
    U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Friday the Justice Department is "closely monitoring" New York City's investigation into the death of a man who was placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer arresting...
  • Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

    Former CIA officials can't see 'torture' report

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:45:52 GMT
    About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were told that they would be able to review parts of the document after signing a secrecy agreement.
    About a dozen former CIA officials named in a classified Senate report on decade-old agency interrogation practices were notified in recent days that they would be able to review parts of the document in a secure room in...
  • Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Judge says Texas man innocent in rape

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:24:30 GMT
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
    A Dallas man who prosecutors say did not commit a 1990 rape for which he served 12 years in prison should be exonerated based on recent DNA testing he did not request, a judge recommended Friday.
  • Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Fast food workers prepare to escalate wage demands

    Friday, July 25 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 22:06:45 GMT
    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers are expected to...
    Fast food workers say they're prepared to escalate their campaign for higher wages and union representation, starting with a national convention in suburban Chicago where more than 1,000 workers will discuss the future...
  • Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Official: Hospital gunman intended to kill others

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:55:44 GMT
    A man who authorities say fatally shot a caseworker at a hospital complex near Philadelphia and was then shot by his psychiatrist remains listed in critical condition.
    A psychiatrist's patient ranted about a gun ban at a suburban medical complex before opening fire there, killing his caseworker and grazing his psychiatrist before the doctor pulled out his own weapon and fired back,...
  • House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

    House and Senate chairs resume talks on VA

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:19:53 GMT
    A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.
    A day after offering competing plans to improve veterans' health care, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees are again attempting to find a compromise.
  • Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

    Northwest wildlife refuges to phase out pesticide

    Friday, July 25 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-07-25 20:10:01 GMT
    Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
    Federal wildlife refuges in the Northwest and Hawaii will phase out a class of pesticides that are chemically similar to nicotine because they pose a threat to bees and other pollinators key to crop growth.
  • World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    World breaks monthly heat record 2 times in a row

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:57 GMT
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
    The globe is on a hot streak, setting a heat record in June. That's after the world broke a record in May.
  • NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    NASA names building for moonwalker Neil Armstrong

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:06:24 GMT
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA has honored one of its most famous astronauts by renaming a key building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
    By MALCOLM RITTER AP Science Writer NASA honored one of its most famous astronauts Monday by renaming a historic building at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Audit: NASA doesn't have the money for big rockets

    Friday, July 25 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 18:05:58 GMT
    Federal auditors say NASA doesn't have enough money to start launching its new, $12 billion rocket program by the end of 2017 as planned.
    NASA doesn't have enough money to get its new, $12 billion rocket system off the ground by the end of 2017 as planned, federal auditors say.
  • Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

    Sarah Palin cited for speeding in Alaska hometown

    Friday, July 25 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-07-25 15:08:08 GMT
    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.
    Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla.
  • US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:55:33 GMT
    The Obama administration is considering giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S. border.
    The Obama administration is weighing giving refugee status to young people from Honduras as part of a plan to slow the influx of unaccompanied minors arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, White House officials said Thursday.
  • Case Worker Dead, Two Wounded In Wellness Center Shooting

    Case Worker Dead, Two Wounded In Wellness Center Shooting

    Friday, July 25 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-07-25 05:00:48 GMT
    A female case worker was killed and two were wounded in a shooting at the Wellness Center on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus on Thursday in Darby, Pa.


    A female case worker was killed and two were wounded in a shooting at the Wellness Center on the Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital campus on Thursday in Darby, Pa.

  • As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:25:49 GMT
    A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S.
    The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.
  • Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Twitter admits to diversity problem in workforce

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:06 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:06:54 GMT
    Twitter is acknowledging that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
    Twitter acknowledged that it has been hiring too many white and Asian men to fill high-paying technology jobs, just like several other major companies in Silicon Valley.
  • NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    NYC official: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Thursday, July 24 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-07-25 03:05:13 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
    Some of the hottest tickets in town - to Broadway hits, Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake concerts, a New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game - were snapped up by an international ring of cyber thieves who commandeered more than...
  • Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    Thursday, July 24 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-25 02:04:46 GMT
    An 80-year-old man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman whom he had caught burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant.
    Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of...
  • Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Feds cap fines for not buying health insurance

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:55:00 GMT
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.
    Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don't buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.
  • War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    War College to investigate plagiarism allegations

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:25 PM EDT2014-07-25 01:25:19 GMT
    Sen. John Walsh said his unattributed use of others' work in his master's thesis was not plagiarism but "a few citations that were unintentionally left out of a term paper" that he blamed in part on...
    Sen. John Walsh remained steadfast Thursday amid an investigation into whether he plagiarized a research project required for a master's degree, winning fresh backing from fellow Democrats in Montana and the governor...
  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    Thursday, July 24 2014 8:15 PM EDT2014-07-25 00:15:07 GMT
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other...
    The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents...
  • Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Witness: Teen's plane didn't show obvious distress

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:16 GMT
    The family of an Indiana teenager who crashed in the Pacific Ocean during an around-the-world flight says he knew the risks and had prepared for them.
    A man who saw a plane flown by an Indiana teen who was killed during an around-the-world flight attempt says the aircraft was flying low but didn't show any obvious signs of distress before diving into the ocean off...
  • Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:38:13 GMT
    A northeast Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years will be sentenced in federal court in Youngstown.
    An Ohio woman convicted along with her boyfriend of enslaving a mentally disabled woman in their home for nearly two years through intimidation, threats and abuse was sentenced Thursday to 32 years in federal prison, the...
  • House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    House, Senate chairs offer competing bills on VA

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:04:16 GMT
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee's chairman is offering to scale back a Senate-passed bill to improve health care services for veterans.
    With Congress scheduled to recess in a week, the chairmen of the House and Senate Veterans Affairs committees offered competing proposals Thursday to fix a veterans' health care program scandalized by long patient wait...
  • Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:56 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:56:25 GMT
    Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll continue blocking confirmation of a series of State Department nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.
    Sen. Ted Cruz vowed Thursday to continue blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The...
  • Reporter among 3 Americans believed held by Iran

    Reporter among 3 Americans believed held by Iran

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:53:27 GMT
    Three Americans, including a reporter for The Washington Post, appear to have been detained in Iran.
    Three Americans, including a reporter for The Washington Post, appear to have been detained in Iran, the newspaper said Thursday.
  • Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

    Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:38 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:38:40 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.
    President Barack Obama says the downing of a passenger jet in Ukraine "may stiffen the spine of our European partners" as they consider additional sanctions against Russia.
  • Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food

    Starbucks US sales rise with help of revamped food

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:31:53 GMT
    Starbucks reported a higher quarterly profit Thursday as new food and drinks helped boost sales in the U.S.
    Starbucks said Thursday its revamped breakfast sandwiches and other food offerings helped boost sales at its U.S. cafes.
  • Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights

    Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights

    Thursday, July 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-07-24 22:15:20 GMT
    President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
    President Barack Obama says the Federal Aviation Administration took "prudent action" in temporarily banning U.S. flights in and out of Israel.
  • Plano dad’s invention fills and ties water balloons in seconds

    Plano dad’s invention fills and ties water balloons in seconds

    Thursday, July 24 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-07-24 20:16:28 GMT
    One creative dad has come up with a quick and easy solution for a North Texas summer staple – the water balloon fight.
    One creative dad has come up with a quick and easy solution for a North Texas summer staple – the water balloon fight.
  • The Fitz File: July 24, 2014

    The Fitz File: July 24, 2014

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:36:46 GMT
    Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.
    Today is Thursday, July 24, the 205th day of 2014. There are 160 days left in the year.
  • Bratton: 'not happy'

    NYPD identify suspects in raising of white flags at Brooklyn Bridge

    NYPD identify suspects in raising of white flags at Brooklyn Bridge

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:48 AM EDT2014-07-24 11:48:41 GMT
    The NYPD says they have identified the suspects for the major security breach that had white flags replace the American flags at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City, according to the New York Post. Police say they only know the suspects by nicknames, not their legitimate names. They are working on getting their names in order to bring the suspects in for questioning. The Post says nearly three dozen detectives were on the case. 
    The NYPD says they have identified the suspects for the major security breach that had white flags replace the American flags at the Brooklyn Bridge, one of the most highly secured landmarks in New York City, according to the New York Post. Police say they only know the suspects by nicknames, not their legitimate names. They are working on getting their names in order to bring the suspects in for questioning. The Post says nearly three dozen detectives were on the case. 
  • Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after execution began

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:36:59 GMT
    The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the past year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs.
    A condemned Arizona inmate gasped for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.
  • US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:54 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:54:34 GMT
    Dozens of Palestinian families trapped by clashes between Hamas militants and Israeli troops are scrambling to flee a southern Gaza Strip neighborhood as Israel reported that two more of its soldiers have died in...
    The United States announced signs of progress in cease-fire talks Wednesday, but prospects for a quick end to the fighting were dim as Palestinian families fled fierce battles in southern Gaza and the death toll rose to...
  • Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Cruz suggests flight ban is boycott of Israel

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:44:25 GMT
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is questioning whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv...
    Republican Sen. Ted Cruz on Wednesday questioned whether President Barack Obama used a federal agency to impose an economic boycott on Israel after the Federal Aviation Administration banned U.S. airline flights to Tel...
  • FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    FAA lifts ban on US flights to Tel Aviv airport

    Thursday, July 24 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-07-24 04:42:07 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks.
    The Federal Aviation Administration lifted its ban Wednesday on U.S. flights in and out of Israel, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets.
  • Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Funeral held for man who died in NY police custody

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 11:31 PM EDT2014-07-24 03:31:30 GMT
    An overflow crowd packed a church on Wednesday night for the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
    An overflow crowd packed a church and sang songs on Wednesday at the funeral of a man who died in police custody after an officer placed him in an apparent chokehold.
  • Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Childhood traumas more common in military members

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:51 GMT
    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape...
    Childhood traumas are more common among military members and veterans than among civilians, according to a new study. Researchers say the results support the notion that for some, enlistment serves as an escape from...
  • Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Obama nominee McDonald pledges to 'transform' VA

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:21:34 GMT
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the beleaguered Veterans Affairs Department goes before the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee on Tuesday as Congress considers a bill to help the next VA leader do his job.
    President Barack Obama's choice to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs pledged Tuesday to transform the beleaguered agency, saying that "systematic failures" must be addressed.
  • This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 10:04 PM EDT2014-07-24 02:04:43 GMT
    President Barack Obama is calling on Republican lawmakers to cooperate while complaining that they have "gone off the rails." He is also urging Democrats to get over their complacency and vote Republicans out of...
    Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and...
  • Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Glitch crashes global US passport, visa operations

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:51:13 GMT
    The State Department says a computer glitch has caused major delays in its passport and visa issuance operations at its embassies around the world, potentially leaving millions of people awaiting U.S. travel...
    The State Department's global database for issuing travel documents has crashed, resulting in major delays for potentially millions of people around the world waiting for U.S. passports and visas, officials said...
  • Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Judge strikes down gay marriage ban, stays ruling

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:41:34 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver has declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional, but he issued a temporary stay of the ruling until an appeals court hearing next month.
    A federal judge in Denver declared Colorado's gay marriage ban unconstitutional Wednesday, but he temporarily put the ruling on hold to give the state until next month to seek an appeal.
  • Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

    Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:23 PM EDT2014-07-24 01:23:43 GMT
    Coach Doc Rivers has said he'll resign from the Los Angeles Clippers if Donald Sterling remains owner, the team's interim CEO testified, saying such a move would be a "disaster" for the franchise.
    Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer.
  • Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Seattle police: Homeless ticketed most for pot

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:51 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:51:33 GMT
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
    An analysis of the first six months of Seattle police enforcement under new marijuana laws finds homeless people and African-American males are more likely to be ticketed for public pot use than anyone else.
  • Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

    Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-07-24 00:22:16 GMT
    A California woman called for more protections for passengers on cruise lines as she recounted before Congress the assault she suffered during a trip aboard a cruise ship.
    Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might...
  • Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Document: Man tied to gun said 'bomber' his friend

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:44:38 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a university police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.
    Details emerged Wednesday on another friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who may have been linked to events surrounding the deadly attack, this one a high school classmate tied to a gun used to kill...
  • Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Fire season in West expected to get more intense

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:31 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:31:11 GMT
    Despite widespread drought in the West, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
    Despite widespread drought in the West and expectations of an above-average wildfire season, wildfires have burned less than half the 10-year average area so far this summer.
  • Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Biden decries voting restrictions in NAACP address

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 7:29 PM EDT2014-07-23 23:29:53 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden says it's time the public turns against a raft of new laws that restrict the ability to vote.
    Vice President Joe Biden urged the NAACP on Wednesday to spread the word about what he called "a hailstorm" of measures to restrict citizens' ability to vote, trying to rally the Democratic Party's base before the...
  • Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Rubio: Same-sex marriage foes face 'intolerance'

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 6:08 PM EDT2014-07-23 22:08:09 GMT
    Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida says supporters of gay marriage often show "intolerance" toward people like him who support heterosexual marriages.
    Americans who oppose same-sex marriage often face "intolerance" from those who support it, Republican Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida said Wednesday in a speech about values that appeared aimed at wooing social conservatives.
  • Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Sketch of suspect in peacock killing released

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:57 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:57:10 GMT
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
    Officials have released a sketch of a man suspected of shooting and killing a peacock from his Mercedes-Benz earlier this month in Southern California.
  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:53:39 GMT
    After two days of jury selection, lawyers are poised to give opening statements in the trial of a Detroit-area man who opened his front door and shot an unarmed woman, killing her.
    A suburban Detroit man who killed an unarmed woman on his porch was rocked out of sleep by a series of "boom, boom, boom" pounding sounds outside his home, causing him to grab a shotgun, open the front door and fire, a...
  • S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

    S&P 500 ekes out record high as earnings roll in

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-23 21:42:36 GMT
    U.S. stock futures are edging up ahead of the opening bell as investors size up earnings reports from Apple, Boeing and other big companies.
    The stock market eked out a record high Wednesday, as investors weighed positive earnings from the technology industry against disappointing news from Boeing and other companies.
  • GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    GM issues 6 more safety recalls

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:43:23 GMT
    General Motors is issuing six more recalls covering a total of almost 718,000 vehicles in the U.S.
    General Motors issued six more recalls on Wednesday, bringing its annual total to 60 recalls covering almost 30 million vehicles.
  • FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv

    FAA continues ban on US flights to Tel Aviv

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:26:21 GMT
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks.
    The Federal Aviation Administration says it will continue its ban on U.S. airline flights to Tel Aviv while assessing the danger of rocket attacks.
  • Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

    Senators push to end Hamas threat in cease-fire

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-07-23 20:03:30 GMT
    Senate Republicans and Democrats are insisting that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas (huh-MAHS') militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels.
    Senate Republicans and Democrats insisted on Wednesday that any viable cease-fire between Israel and Hamas militants must eliminate the threat posed by Hamas rockets and tunnels.
  • Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border

    Boehner asks Obama to declare stance on border

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-07-23 19:25:37 GMT
    House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America.
    House Speaker John Boehner is calling on President Barack Obama to declare his support for changing U.S. law to speed removals of migrant kids arriving here from Central America.
  • Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

    Federal judge to rule on Colorado gay marriage ban

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 2:02 PM EDT2014-07-23 18:02:02 GMT
    A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
    A federal judge in Denver is expected to rule Wednesday whether Colorado's same-sex marriage ban should be overturned immediately, or if the issue should be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

    Dole, vets groups renew push for disability treaty

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:22:17 GMT
    Former Sen. Bob Dole and proponents of a treaty promoting equal rights for the disabled around the world stepped up pressure for full Senate ratification.
    At 91, Bob Dole won't take no for an answer.
  • US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

    US officials, lawmakers clash over Iraq policy

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 1:19 PM EDT2014-07-23 17:19:30 GMT
    Senior U.S. officials say they've vastly ramped up intelligence sorties over Iraq to better understand an expanding extremist insurgency and help Iraqi forces fight back.
    Senior U.S. officials and lawmakers butted heads Wednesday over the American response to Iraq's expanding Sunni insurgency, with Republicans saying drone strikes should have been authorized months ago and even...
  • The Fitz File: July 23, 2014

    The Fitz File: July 23, 2014

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 9:15 AM EDT2014-07-23 13:15:02 GMT
    Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year.
    Today is Wednesday, July 23, the 204th day of 2014. There are 161 days left in the year.
  • Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Flight bans show skittishness over trouble spots

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 5:21 AM EDT2014-07-23 09:21:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Delta Air Lines is canceling all flights to Israel until further notice, citing reports that a rocket landed near Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport.
    By The Associated Press When U.S. and European airlines quickly canceled flights to Israel on Tuesday, they showed both a skittishness and a new sense of urgency in dealing with global trouble spots...
  • US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    US: Russia 'created the conditions' for shoot-down

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:33:53 GMT
    The Obama administration said Tuesday it would present data from the U.S. intelligence community laying out what's known about the Malaysia Airlines plane that was shot down in Ukraine.
    Senior U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that Russia was responsible for "creating the conditions" that led to the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, but they offered no evidence of direct Russian...
  • LaRoche's HR rallies Nationals past Rockies, 7-4.

    LaRoche's HR rallies Nationals past Rockies, 7-4.

    Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.
    Adam LaRoche hit a tiebreaking home run in the seventh, Anthony Rendon had three hits and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the Colorado Rockies 7-4 on Tuesday night.
  • CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    CEO: Clippers coach to quit if Sterling stays

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-07-23 04:03:50 GMT
    Richard Parsons, the interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers, is due to step into the battle of billionaires going on in probate court over the proposed sale of the Los Angeles Clippers.
    The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers testified Tuesday that coach Doc Rivers told him he will quit if Donald Sterling remains the owner of the team.
  • Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Perdue defeats Kingston in Georgia Senate runoff

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:46 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:46:40 GMT
    After a bruising nine-week runoff campaign, Georgia Republicans will finally have their Senate nominee who will compete against Democrat Michelle Nunn for a seat the GOP can ill afford to lose as the party looks to...
    Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine...
  • AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    AP source: Thieves got into 1K StubHub accounts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-07-23 03:24:04 GMT
    A law enforcement official and online marketplace StubHub say cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events.
    Cyber thieves got into more than 1,000 StubHub customers' accounts and fraudulently bought tickets for events through the online ticket reseller, a law enforcement official and the company said Tuesday.
  • New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    New arrest linked to gun used after Boston attacks

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:53:36 GMT
    A man believed to have provided the gun used by Boston Marathon bombing suspects to kill a college police officer has been arrested on drug and weapon charges.
    A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is believed to have provided the handgun used to kill a Massachusetts Institute of Technology police officer during the manhunt, people with knowledge of the...
  • Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Crews make gains on massive Washington wildfire

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:06:41 GMT
    Firefighters and local authorities are heartened by weather forecasts that call for continued cooler temperatures and higher humidity as they battle a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles...
    Firefighters made progress Tuesday in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state's history under control, with wetter weather bringing some relief but also raising concerns about flash flooding.
  • Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Supreme Court allows Arizona execution to proceed

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:06:08 GMT
    Attorneys for the state of Arizona have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to allow an execution planned for Wednesday to proceed, saying Joseph Rudolph Wood can't establish he has a First Amendment right to the...
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed an Arizona execution to go forward amid a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs in the country.
  • Obama fundraising amid many challenges

    Obama fundraising amid many challenges

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-07-23 02:05:47 GMT
    Amid a swirl of foreign and border challenges, President Barack Obama is embarking on the one mission that has regularly proved a winner for him - raising money for his fellow Democrats.
    Fundraising amid a swirl of overseas and border challenges, President Barack Obama conceded Tuesday that foreign crises are creating anxieties in an American public already worried that a recovering economy is not...
  • Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Senate, House on collision course on border money

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:51 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:51:32 GMT
    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for...
    Senate Democrats prepared Tuesday to whack $1 billion from President Barack Obama's emergency spending request for the border, while leaving out policy changes Republicans have demanded as their price for agreeing to...
  • Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Black leaders worry about low turnout in November

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:33:25 GMT
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that makes it harder...
    Civil rights leaders at the NAACP annual convention in Las Vegas on Tuesday worried that dwindling African-American turnout in November could lead to the expansion of voter-identification laws that make it harder for that...
  • Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Pat Schroeder: Clinton would face 'subdued sexism'

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:10 PM EDT2014-07-23 01:10:55 GMT
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.
    Former House Democrat Pat Schroeder predicts that Hillary Clinton would face "a lot of sexism" if she decides to run for president in 2016.
  • Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

    Chase ends as man runs into a Miss. police academy

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:50:59 GMT
    Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.
    Police say a man who fled from a Mississippi traffic stop was apparently so focused on getting away he unknowingly ran into a law enforcement academy.
  • Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy

    Obama pledges justice in visit to Dutch embassy

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-22 23:50:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama says Americans were heartbroken by the loss of so many citizens of the Netherlands in the downed Malaysia Airlines flight that was shot down in Ukraine.
    President Barack Obama paid tribute Tuesday to the nearly 200 citizens of the Netherlands who died when a Malaysia Airlines flight was shot down in Ukraine, visiting the Netherlands Embassy in Washington and pledging unity...
  • Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Georgia man pleads guilty to faking allergy tests

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:37 GMT
    The owner of an allergy-testing laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
    The owner of a laboratory near Atlanta has pleaded guilty to faking the results of patients' blood tests for food and environmental allergies.
  • After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    After 3-year probe, feds to monitor Newark police

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:35 GMT
    Newark's police department will undergo independent monitoring after a three-year federal investigation released Tuesday found what it called "a pattern of unconstitutional policing" that included excessive use...
    Newark police engaged in the excessive use of force, routinely stopped people on the street for no legitimate reason and regularly stole property from civilians, the U.S. Department of Justice concluded in a report...
  • First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

    First lady tells America to 'Drink Up' more water

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:32:23 GMT
    Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the...
    Michelle Obama is expanding her push for America to drink more water, as the White House claims partial responsibility for helping to boost nearly $1 million in bottled water sales among consumers since the national "Drink...
  • Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Paterno son, other former assistant sue Penn State

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:21:48 GMT
    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
    A son of late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno has sued the university over his dismissal from its coaching staff two years ago, saying he has been unfairly linked to the Jerry Sandusky child molestation scandal.
  • Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    Big issues loom for Congress as Aug. recess nears

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 5:06 PM EDT2014-07-22 21:06:16 GMT
    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...
    Pressure is on Congress to act in the next two weeks on several problems, from keeping highway projects on track and easing wait time for veterans seeking health care to the humanitarian crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border.
  • Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Military suicides up a bit in 2014; More seek help

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:53:13 GMT
    Preliminary Pentagon data shows that suicides among active duty military increased a bit this year compared to the same period last year, but officials say that more service members are seeking help through...
    Suicides among active-duty military have increased a bit so far this year compared with the same period last year, but Pentagon officials say they are encouraged that more service members are seeking help through hotlines...
  • Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

    Homeless slayings underscore dangers on the street

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:41:34 GMT
    A prosecutor says she expects three teens accused in the brutal slayings of two homeless men in New Mexico to be tried together as adults.
    The brutal slayings of two homeless men in Albuquerque underscores the vulnerability of transients, who prosecutors and police said Tuesday are often victimized but rarely report the crimes.
  • Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Oops! EPA goes off topic, tweets about Kardashian

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 4:23 PM EDT2014-07-22 20:23:20 GMT
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution is getting a splash of pop culture, thanks to a flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
    The Environmental Protection Agency's fight to clean up water pollution got a splash of pop culture Tuesday, thanks to an Internet flub involving reality TV star Kim Kardashian.
  • Report: Obamas may be moving to California

    Report: Obamas may be moving to California

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 18:41:24 GMT
    President Obama and his family may be buying a home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
    President Obama and his family may be buying a home in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
  • Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 12:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 16:51:17 GMT
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
    Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items.
  • 200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

    200 pairs of panties stolen at east Georgia mall

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-07-22 15:06:41 GMT
    Authorities are investigating the theft of 200 pairs of panties at an east Georgia shopping mall.
    Authorities are investigating after a thief at an east Georgia shopping mall made off with a bagful of women's unmentionables.
  • Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

    The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
    The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.
  • Wawona Packing Company

    Fruit recall 2014

    Fruit recall 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:51 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:51:58 GMT
    Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen.
    Fruit packaged by the Wawona Packing Company out of Cutler, California and sold at stores across the country is being voluntarily recalled. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration says there is a possibility the recalled products may be contaminated with listeria. No illnesses have been linked to the recall. Certain lots of peaches, nectarines, plums and pluots sold at Trader Joe's, Costco, Sam's Club and Fresh Direct could be contaminated with the dangerous food-borne pathogen.
  • Four days off: Mexican billionaire calls for three-day work week

    Four days off: Mexican billionaire calls for three-day work week

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:40:29 GMT
    How do you feel about this: a three-day work week? One of the richest men in the world says that's the way to go-- but there might be a small catch.
    How do you feel about this: a three-day work week? One of the richest men in the world says that's the way to go-- but there might be a small catch.
  • The Fitz File: July 22, 2014

    The Fitz File: July 22, 2014

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 8:17 AM EDT2014-07-22 12:17:36 GMT
    Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.
    Today is Tuesday, July 22, the 203rd day of 2014. There are 162 days left in the year.
  • Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Witness: Sterling needs Clippers sale to pay debts

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:41 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:41:23 GMT
    The future of the Los Angeles Clippers is closer to decision as testimony resumes Monday in a probate trial over whether a deal negotiated by Donald Sterling's estranged wife to sell the team for $2 billion is...
    The chief financial officer of Donald Sterling's properties said Monday that the billionaire may be forced to sell a large portion of his real estate empire to cover $500 million in loans if he persists in refusing to...
  • Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Better weather aiding Washington wildfire fight

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-07-22 05:33:25 GMT
    Forecasters say calmer winds and cooler temperatures are headed for a fire-scorched region of Washington state, conditions that could help firefighters in their battle against wildfires that have charred hundreds...
    Calmer winds and cooler temperatures helped firefighters go on the offensive Monday against a destructive wildfire that has charred hundreds of square miles in Washington state and is the largest in state history.
  • Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

    Police: Pair taped having sex on Bradenton Beach

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:22 PM EDT2014-07-22 03:22:58 GMT
    Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape.
    Police arrested a couple accused of having sex in front of dozens Sunday afternoon on Bradenton beach, and it was all caught on tape.
  • Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Clinton: US, Europe should get tough on Russia

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:51:14 GMT
    Hillary Rodham Clinton says the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia and says she backs President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger jet...
    Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that the U.S. and Europe should work together to develop tougher sanctions on Russia while she backed President Barack Obama's calls for a thorough investigation into the passenger...
  • Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Rebels release train with bodies from downed jet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:41:18 GMT
    Pro-Moscow rebels piled nearly 200 bodies from the downed Malaysian jetliner into four refrigerated boxcars Sunday in eastern Ukraine, and cranes at the crash scene moved big chunks of the Boeing 777, drawing...
    Bowing to international pressure, pro-Moscow separatists released a train packed with bodies and handed over the black boxes from the downed Malaysia Airlines plane, four days after it plunged into rebel-held eastern Ukraine.
  • Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Friends: Man in NYC chokehold case 'gentle giant'

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:00 PM EDT2014-07-22 02:00:53 GMT
    The medical examiner's office says it's still trying to determine what caused the death of a New York City man who appeared to be held in a chokehold as police attempted to arrest him.
    Eric Garner was a familiar figure on the streets near Staten Island's ferry docks: to his friends, a congenial giant with a generous gesture or a calming word; to police, a persistent face of the small-time crime of...
  • White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    White House reports drop in minors crossing border

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 01:13:15 GMT
    The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.
    The White House says the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border is dropping significantly.
  • JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    JetBlue pilot among 6 arrested in Boston drug bust

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:42 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:42:05 GMT
    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.
    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.
  • Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

    Arizona execution drug case heads to Supreme Court

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:41:58 GMT
    A federal appeals court has denied the state of Arizona in its latest attempt to challenge the postponement of an inmate's execution, prompting state officials to say they will take the case to the U.S. Supreme...
    A federal appeals court ruled Monday that Arizona cannot execute a death row inmate without providing detailed information about the drugs intended for his lethal injection, a decision that prompted state officials to say...
  • Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Perry sending National Guard troops to border

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-07-22 00:13:13 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to deploy as many as 1,000 National Guard troops to South Texas to bolster security along the Mexico border, a local lawmaker confirmed Monday.
    Gov. Rick Perry is deploying up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the Texas-Mexico border over the next month to combat what he said Monday were criminals exploiting a surge of children pouring into the U.S. illegally.
  • Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

    Murder charges filed in California bank robbery

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-07-21 23:50:15 GMT
    A 19-year-old Stockton man is expected to be charged Monday with triple-murder in the deaths of a woman taken hostage and two other robbery suspects who died amid a violent police shootout in broad daylight,...
    A 19-year-old California man was charged Monday with three counts of murder in the deaths of a hostage and two alleged accomplices, and 22 counts of attempted murder of police officers in a bank robbery and running gun...
  • Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Afghan vet who fought wounded gets Medal of Honor

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:58 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:58:25 GMT
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.
    Bleeding from both legs and his arm, Ryan Pitts kept firing at about 200 Taliban fighters, even holding onto his grenades an extra moment to ensure the enemy couldn't heave them back. On Monday, President Barack Obama draped the Medal of Honor around his neck, in a somber White House ceremony that also paid tribute to his nine platoon comrades who died that summer day in Afghanistan.
  • Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Obama urges immediate access to Ukraine crash site

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:53:31 GMT
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
    President Barack Obama sternly called on Russian President Vladimir Putin to compel Kremlin-backed separatists to stop hampering the probe at the Ukraine site of a downed passenger jet and allow international investigators unfettered access.
  • Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Americans from Texas, California killed in Gaza

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:32:05 GMT
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America. But they both developed a passion for Israel.
    By TAMI ABDOLLAH and SARAH RANKIN Associated Press Max Steinberg and Nissim Sean Carmeli grew up in America and had a passion for Israel.
  • US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    US urges global push for Israeli, Hamas cease-fire

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:03 PM EDT2014-07-21 22:03:45 GMT
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is making a renewed push for a cease-fire between Israel and Hamas with another trip to the Middle East, as the civilian death toll in the conflict has sharply escalated.
    With high hopes but low expectations, the U.S. stepped up calls Monday for an international push to end fighting in the Gaza Strip as President Barack Obama sent his top envoy to the Mideast to help broker a new cease-fire...
  • Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Gay, transgender workers gain US bias protection

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:54:41 GMT
    Federal workers and contractors who are gay and transgender are getting new protections from President Barack Obama.
    President Barack Obama on Monday ordered employment protection for gay and transgender employees who work for the federal government or for companies holding federal contracts, telling advocates he embraced the...
  • Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Friend convicted of impeding Boston Marathon probe

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:43:44 GMT
    Jurors in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have resumed deliberations in his obstruction of justice trial.
    A college friend was convicted Monday of trying to protect Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev by agreeing with another friend to get rid of a backpack and disabled fireworks they took from his dorm room...
  • Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Report: Retaliation by supervisors common at VA

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:42 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:42:44 GMT
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...
    A pharmacy supervisor at the VA was placed on leave after complaining about errors and delays in delivering medications to patients at a hospital in Palo Alto, California. In Pennsylvania, a doctor was removed from...
  • Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Beef pollutes more than pork, poultry, study says

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:41:58 GMT
    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
    Raising beef for the American dinner table does far more damage to the environment than producing pork, poultry, eggs or dairy, a new study says.
  • Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

    Obama touts expansion of program for minority boys

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:35:33 GMT
    The nation's largest public school systems are now working with the White House to improving the lives of boys and young men of color as part of the "My Brother's Keeper" program.
    President Barack Obama announced a major expansion of his initiative to improve the lives of boys and young men of color, with educators, star athletes, companies and foundations announcing partnerships to help minority...
  • Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Health dept.: West Virginia clinic reused needles

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:21:53 GMT
    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found potentially that needles had been reused.
    Health officials on Monday advised patients of a West Virginia pain management clinic to be tested for blood-borne infectious diseases after an investigation found potentially that needles had been reused.
  • US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

    US stock slip to start the week; Six Flags sinks

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:13:38 GMT
    US stock futures are drifting lower ahead of the opening bell as more companies line up to post quarterly results. Halliburton edged up after reporting higher earnings and sales in the second quarter.
    The stock market started the week with a slight loss on Monday as investors weighed a mixed batch of corporate earnings against mounting political turmoil.
  • Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

    Study: Record-low turnouts seen in some primaries

    Monday, July 21 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-07-21 21:05:22 GMT
    More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps signaling widespread apathy within both...
    More than half the states to hold primary elections so far have seen record-low turnouts, according to a nonpartisan survey of voter rolls released Monday. That perhaps is a sign of widespread apathy within both political...
  • Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Army intelligence system pulled from key test

    Monday, July 21 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-07-21 20:31:43 GMT
    The Army's troubled intelligence system has suffered another setback.
    Army officials have withdrawn their intelligence network from a major testing exercise this fall because of software glitches, in the latest setback for the troubled system.
  • Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    Trial to start in death of unarmed woman on porch

    Monday, July 21 2014 2:52 PM EDT2014-07-21 18:52:16 GMT
    Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.
    Roused from sleep by the sound of pounding in the wee hours, a suburban Detroit man grabbed his shotgun, opened the front door and blasted a young woman in the face.
  • Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

    Another tiny Wyoming town goes up for sale

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-07-21 17:53:31 GMT
    If you missed out on buying the tiny Wyoming town of Buford (BYOO'-ferd), another village is on the market.
    Here's a gift for someone who has everything: A tiny town in far northeastern Wyoming named Aladdin.
  • Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

    Former NFLers: Painkillers easy to get up to 2012

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:21:34 GMT
    By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently...
    By JIM LITKE AP Sports Writer Dozens of former players joining a lawsuit against the NFL say teams kept handing out powerful painkillers and other drugs with few - if any- safeguards as recently as 2012....
  • Man breaks world record after devoting arm to Homer Simpson tattoos

    Man breaks world record after devoting arm to Homer Simpson tattoos

    Monday, July 21 2014 12:19 PM EDT2014-07-21 16:19:25 GMT
    A Simpsons fan who was banned from watching the show as a child has broken a world record after covering one of his arms in Homer Simpsons tattoos.
    A Simpsons fan who was banned from watching the show as a child has broken a world record after covering one of his arms in Homer Simpsons tattoos.
  • Netherlands Embassy invites public to remember Malaysia Airlines crash victims

    Netherlands Embassy invites public to remember Malaysia Airlines crash victims

    Monday, July 21 2014 11:59 AM EDT2014-07-21 15:59:02 GMT
    The public is invited to sign a condolence book at the Netherlands Embassy in D.C. in honor of the victims of last week's Malaysia Airlines crash.
    The public is invited to sign a condolence book at the Netherlands Embassy in D.C. in honor of the victims of last week's Malaysia Airlines crash.
  • US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    US Embassy apologies to Ghana leader for tweet

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:41 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:41:13 GMT
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
    The U.S. Embassy in Ghana is apologizing after a staff member sent what's being described as "an errant tweet" criticizing the president from the official Embassy Twitter account.
  • July 21 is National Junk Food Day

    July 21 is National Junk Food Day

    Monday, July 21 2014 10:18 AM EDT2014-07-21 14:18:37 GMT
    Candy. Chips. Chocolate. Fries. Cookies. Ice cream. Shouldn't they get their own day? Welcome to July 21-- also known as National Junk Food Day!  But what's your favorite???
    Candy. Chips. Chocolate. Fries. Cookies. Ice cream. Shouldn't they get their own day? Welcome to July 21-- also known as National Junk Food Day!  But what's your favorite???
  • Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

    Cornhole champions being decided in West Virginia

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:40:02 GMT
    A game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties is taking on a serious side as the American Cornhole Organization crowns its champions this weekend in West Virginia.
    Cornhole, the strange-sounding game made popular in backyards and at football tailgate parties, is taking on a serious side this week.
  • Deja Phew: Plane lands on NY highway for 2nd time

    Deja Phew: Plane lands on NY highway for 2nd time

    Monday, July 21 2014 9:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 13:39:58 GMT
    A New York pilot has experienced deja phew.
    A New York pilot who landed his disabled plane on a highway for the second time in eight days said Friday he's lucky to have escaped unhurt and thankful he didn't hit anyone.
  • Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Florida town stunned by news of police KKK ties

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:39 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:39:54 GMT
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along...
    Ann Hunnewell and her central Florida police officer husband knelt in the living room of a fellow officer's home, with pillow cases as makeshift hoods over their heads. A few words were spoken and they, along with a...
  • New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

    New Toyota minivan makes it easier to yell at kids

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:38 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:38:49 GMT
    Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak." It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats.
    Toyota wants to help you scream at your unruly kids. The latest version of the company's Sienna minivan has a feature called "Driver Easy Speak." It uses a built-in microphone to amplify a parent's voice through speakers in the back seats.
  • Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Bill Clinton won't 'jump the gun' on wife's plans

    Monday, July 21 2014 8:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 12:10:18 GMT
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
    Former President Bill Clinton says he doesn't know if his wife, Hillary, is going to run for president and said "she hasn't asked me yet."
  • Playful Pooch Feels Guilty, Gives All Toys To Crying Baby

    Playful Pooch Feels Guilty, Gives All Toys To Crying Baby

    Monday, July 21 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-07-21 11:14:15 GMT
    A playful pooch learned very quickly that when there's a crying baby in the house all bets are off.
    A playful pooch learned very quickly that when there's a crying baby in the house all bets are off.
  • Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Dog attacks, kills 7-month-old baby in Ohio

    Monday, July 21 2014 6:10 AM EDT2014-07-21 10:10:38 GMT
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
    Police in Dayton say a dog has attacked and killed a 7-month-old boy.
  • Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Facebook tests 'Buy' button

    Monday, July 21 2014 1:21 AM EDT2014-07-21 05:21:10 GMT
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses drive sales through the world's biggest online social network.
    Facebook is testing a "Buy" button in its latest effort to help businesses boost their sales through the world's biggest online social network.
  • FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    FedEx charged with assisting illegal pharmacies

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:58 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:58:00 GMT
    Federal authorities have charged FedEx Corp. with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.
    Federal authorities on Thursday charged FedEx with assisting illegal pharmacies by knowingly delivering painkillers and dangerous drugs to customers without prescriptions.
  • States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

    States sue 5-Hour Energy over ad claims

    Sunday, July 20 2014 1:57 PM EDT2014-07-20 17:57:59 GMT
    The Oregon attorney general has sued the makers and marketers of 5-Hour Energy, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.
    Two attorneys general from the Northwest have sued the companies responsible for the popular 5-Hour Energy drink, alleging they engaged in deceptive advertising.
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