Playmate admits helping boyfriend in US illegally
2013-06-19 05:59:38 UTC
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A former Playboy Playmate has admitted helping her Canadian boyfriend after he illegally entered the United States in northern New York last summer.
Syracuse's The Post-Standard newspaper (http://bit.ly/16esc3V) says Col...
World's 3 biggest shipping operators unite
2013-06-18 17:40:48 UTC
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish shipping and oil group A.P. Moller-Maersk says the world's three biggest shipping container operators have entered an alliance to reduce fuel consumption and improve service and operations.
Vincent Clerc of t...
Trader charged in manipulation of Libor rate
2013-06-18 17:36:58 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Serious Fraud Office has charged a former trader with conspiracy to defraud in the rigging of a benchmark interest rate.
The UK's official financial crimes investigator says Tom Hayes, a former trader at UBS and Ci...
Sprint sues to stop Dish Clearwire buyout
2013-06-18 17:34:48 UTC
OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Sprint is suing to stop Dish Network's buyout of wireless data network operator Clearwire. The nation's third-largest cellphone carrier said the proposed deal violates the rights of Sprint and other Clearwire sharehold...
Texas, SD governors court Conn. gun makers
2013-06-18 05:12:08 UTC
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The governors of Texas and South Dakota visited Connecticut on Monday to court gun manufacturers that have threatened to leave since the state passed tough new gun-control laws this year in response to the massacre at ...
White House threatens veto of anti-abortion bill
2013-06-18 05:04:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is threatening to veto a measure being considered by House Republicans that would ban almost all abortions after a fetus reaches the age of 20 weeks.
The legislation expected to pass the Republican-c...
Court won't hear Seattle officer appeal
2013-06-18 04:53:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won't reconsider a jury's decision that an off-duty Seattle police officer who was cut off in traffic violated a man's rights by detaining him at gunpoint.
The high court Monday refused to hear an appeal fr...
Guardian: NSA leaker Snowden live chats in hiding
2013-06-17 17:10:39 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — NSA leaker Edward Snowden is defending his disclosure of top-secret U.S. spying programs in an online chat Monday with The Guardian and attacking U.S. officials for calling him a traitor.
"The U.S. government is not go...
AZ House passes Medicaid expansion in Brewer win
2013-06-17 04:12:54 UTC
PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona House passed an $8.8 billion state budget that includes Medicaid expansion early Thursday and puts Gov. Jan Brewer one Senate vote away from a huge political victory as she embraces a signature part of President Ba...
Whole Foods revises employee language policy
2013-06-16 17:46:05 UTC
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Facing threats of national boycotts from Latino groups and a slew of online petitions, Whole Foods announced Friday that the organic grocery chain has revised its employee language policy following the suspension of ...
Shipping magnate Paul Soros dies in NYC at 87
2013-06-16 17:44:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Paul Soros, a successful innovator in shipping, philanthropist and the older brother of billionaire financier George Soros, died in New York City on Saturday after a long bout with a host of illnesses, said his son Peter Soro...
Cheney says his health 'nothing short of miracle'
2013-06-16 17:40:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Vice President Dick Cheney says his health is "nothing short of a miracle."
The heart transplant recipient says he now wakes up each morning "with a smile on my face, thankful for the gift of another day I never expec...
Paul McCartney carries the weight at Bonnaroo
2013-06-16 17:39:18 UTC
MANCHESTER, Tennessee (AP) — Even a former Beatle needs a moment standing on the main stage at Bonnaroo.
A few songs into his transcendent first set at the massive Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Paul McCartney wrapped his arms around his...
Former Elmo puppeteer wins 3 Daytime Emmy awards
2013-06-16 17:33:41 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Clash, the Elmo puppeteer who resigned amid allegations that he sexually abused underage boys, won three Daytime Emmy Awards for his work on "Sesame Street."
Clash won as outstanding performer in a children's series a...
Report: Assaults increase on rangers, park police
2013-06-16 17:30:05 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Park rangers, wildlife refuge workers and U.S. Park Police experienced more assaults and threats from visitors last year than in 2011, according to a group that represents federal resource workers.
A total of 591 inciden...
Graham: Without immigration, GOP to fail in 2016
2013-06-16 17:24:36 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — One of the authors of a bipartisan Senate proposal is warning fellow Republicans that if they fail to pass an immigration overhaul, the party's prospects of winning the White House are dim.
Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carol...
Russian tycoon wants to move mind to machine
2013-06-16 05:19:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Can the City That Never Sleeps become the City That Never Dies? A Russian multimillionaire thinks so.
Dmitry Itskov gathered some of humanity's best brains — and a few robots — in New York City on Saturday to discuss how h...
Cheetah's acceleration power key to their success
2013-06-16 04:52:33 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Everyone knows cheetahs are blazingly fast. Now new research illustrates how their acceleration and nimble zigzagging leave other animals in the dust and scientists in awe.
Researchers first determined that cheetahs ca...
Shock lingers after Nazi unit leader found in US
2013-06-16 04:47:46 UTC
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The revelation that a former commander of a Nazi SS-led military unit has lived quietly in Minneapolis for the past six decades came as a shock to those who know 94-year-old Michael Karkoc. World War II survivors in both t...
Christie maintains a political balancing act
2013-06-15 17:24:56 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey is walking a political tightrope as he charts his future, trying to balance his re-election campaign in a Democratic-leaning state with a potential presidential bid aimed at winning...
Mangled facts, secrecy brew confusion about NSA
2013-06-15 16:43:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wondering what the U.S. government might know about your phone calls and online life? And whether all of this really helps find terrorists? Good luck finding solid answers.
Americans trying to wrap their minds around t...
Marines land Osprey aircraft on Japanese ship
2013-06-15 06:54:52 UTC
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft made an unprecedented landing Friday on a Japanese naval vessel off the California coast.
The tilt-rotor aircraft flew from San Diego's Marine Corps Miramar Air Station to the Japanese ...
American, US Airways name post-merger leadership
2013-06-10 18:02:10 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — The new American Airlines will have more top executives from smaller US Airways than from the current American.
The companies named eight senior executives on Monday, including five from US Airways and three from American ...
Obama to nominate Furman as top economic adviser
2013-06-11 04:29:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For someone with a reputation for seeking varying points of view before staking out a position or offering advice, Jason Furman was once, well, quite the risk taker.
President Barack Obama's new nominee to a top Whi...
Oregon Senate passes bill on vaccination education
2013-06-09 17:02:00 UTC
SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A bill that is intended to persuade more Oregon parents to take their kids to doctors for shots and get over their mistrust of conventional medicine has taken a big step in the Legislature with passage by the state Senate...