Blog: Nation/World News

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 02:50 PM

AP: Wis. Sikhs plan peaceful rites to mark shooting

Twelve months ago, a white supremacist walked into a Milwaukee-area Sikh temple and opened fire on worshippers he didn't know, killing six people, injuring five others and devastating a community whose religion is based on peace and forgiveness.

Jul. 30, 2013 @ 02:48 PM

AP: Bradley Manning acquitted of aiding the enemy

U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted of aiding the enemy — the most serious charge he faced — but was convicted of espionage, theft and other charges Tuesday, more than three years after he spilled secrets to WikiLeaks.

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 02:31 PM

AP: Rubio reconnects with tea party activists

Sen. Marco Rubio is renewing his outreach to tea party supporters and his advocacy for GOP causes as he struggles to repair his image as a conservative standard-bearer.

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 02:28 PM

AP: Homeland Security official probed

President Barack Obama's choice to be the No. 2 official at the Homeland Security Department is under investigation for his role in helping a company run by a brother of former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, The Associated Press has learned.

Jul. 23, 2013 @ 02:26 PM

AP: Grants, scholarships key to paying for college

Grants and scholarships are taking a leading role in paying college bills, surpassing the traditional role parents long have played in helping foot the bills, according to a report from loan giant Sallie Mae.

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 03:56 PM

AP: Judge turns down bid to end Gitmo force-feeding

A federal judge Tuesday turned down a bid by three Guantanamo Bay detainees on a hunger strike to stop the government from force-feeding them.

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 03:53 PM

AP: Devastated Texas town ponders schools' future

After a massive fertilizer plant explosion devastated the rural town of West in April, local teachers and administrators did what they could to help the community cope with a disaster that killed 15 people and wrecked hundreds of structures, including three of West's four schools. They borrowed classrooms in a nearby town so that children could return to class, and salvaged the school year so that the 113 high school seniors could graduate on time.

Jul. 16, 2013 @ 03:51 PM

AP: Helmet water leak aborts spacewalk; astronaut OK

NASA aborted a spacewalk at the International Space Station on Tuesday because of a dangerous water leak in an astronaut's helmet that drenched his eyes, nose and mouth.

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 06:01 PM

AP: Expert says evidence jibes with Zimmerman's story

The trajectory of the bullet and gun powder on Trayvon Martin's body support George Zimmerman's account that the teen was on top of him when the defendant shot and killed Martin, an expert on gunshot wounds testified Tuesday as the defense approached the end of its case.

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 05:58 PM

AP: GOP redistricting skills may hurt immigration push

Republicans' knack for congressional redistricting helps them control the U.S. House, but it may be working against them on immigration changes that national GOP leaders see as critical to the next presidential election.

Jul. 09, 2013 @ 05:52 PM

AP: Egypt pushes transition, naming prime minister

Egypt's interim president named an economist as prime minister Tuesday, ending days of deadlock as the head of the military pressured political factions to speed along the process, warning them that "maneuvering" must not hold up the transition toward new elections after the ouster of President Mohammed Morsi.

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 01:57 PM

AP: Fearful Lebanese Sunnis drawn to hard-line leaders

Lebanese pop idol Fadel Shaker shot to stardom crooning ballads that earned him the nickname "The King of Romance." He disappeared as a bearded, gun-toting Sunni hard-liner in a shootout with the army in the coastal city of Sidon.

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 01:55 PM

AP: Snowden's fate unclear despite asylum offers

Edward Snowden has found supporters in Latin America, including three countries who have offered him asylum. But many obstacles stand in the way of the fugitive NSA leaker from leaving a Russian airport — chief among them the power and influence of the United States.

Jul. 06, 2013 @ 01:53 PM

AP: Egypt: opposition leader named interim PM

An opposition spokesman says pro-reform leader Mohamed ElBaradei has been named interim prime minister.

Jul. 02, 2013 @ 02:46 PM

AP: Drug overdose deaths spike among middle-aged women

Middle-aged women account for the fastest-growing share of overdose deaths in the U.S., and their drug of choice is usually prescription painkillers, the government reported Tuesday.