Obama to feds: Boost renewable power 20 percent
2013-12-05 17:13:23 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Saying the government should lead by example, President Barack Obama is ordering the federal government to nearly triple its use of renewable sources for electricity by 2020.
Obama says the plan to use renewables for 20 percen...
Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover
2013-12-04 18:34:35 UTC
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were released Wednesday show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as gu...
AP Exclusive: Judge says he broke ethics code
2013-12-03 23:44:49 UTC
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge under fire for commenting that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but not removed from the bench for the remarks.
Clinton: Better rules needed on spying
2013-12-03 22:15:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bill Clinton is calling for clarity in how countries gather intelligence.
And when it comes to secretly monitoring the telephone conversations or emails of world leaders, Clinton says that during his presidency it depended on ...
Obama's Kenyan-born uncle allowed to remain in US
2013-12-03 22:03:10 UTC
BOSTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's Kenyan-born uncle, who ignored a deportation order more than two decades ago, was granted permission to stay in the U.S. on Tuesday.
Judge Leonard Shapiro made the decision after Onyango Obama, 69, testifi...
At 11th hour, Congress debates plastic gun ban
2013-12-03 18:45:14 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is racing toward renewing a 25-year-old prohibition against firearms that can evade metal detectors and X-ray machines, just days before the ban expires. But with 3-D printers increasingly able to produce plastic weapons...
NH hospital worker gets 39 years in hepatitis case
2013-12-02 19:50:01 UTC
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for stealing painkillers and infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
"I don't blame the families for h...
'This country was built on violence'
2013-12-02 16:53:16 UTC
<h3>The director has never been short of opinions – so why has he become evasive when we catch up with him in Brooklyn?</h3>
With the interview over, Spike Lee finally opens up. For 40 minutes the film director has sat in a defensive crouch, ...
Gov't diagnosis: HealthCare.gov on the mend
2013-12-02 08:49:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Computer crashes should be giving way to insurance coverage — if the government's diagnosis of its health care website is correct.
The Health and Human Services Department released a progress report Sunday on its effort get th...
Madoff's right-hand man ready to take the stand
2013-12-02 08:46:37 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The way Frank DiPascali tells it, Bernard Madoff planted the seeds of deception for his $17 billion Ponzi scheme back in the 1970s, when his firm was in a small office at 110 Wall Street.
Madoff "would very loudly proclaim" that...
Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction
2013-12-02 08:42:56 UTC
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936...
NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck
2013-12-03 04:36:51 UTC
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanic...
US: American fighters in Syria a security risk
2013-12-01 07:02:52 UTC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
VP Biden trying to show US still focused on Asia
2013-11-30 20:13:04 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's up to Vice President Joe Biden to show that the U.S. effort to realign its gaze toward Asia hasn't fizzled out.
Biden is set to arrive Monday in Tokyo on a weeklong trip to Asia, which is watching carefully to see how com...
Troopers: 4 dead in southwest Alaska plane crash
2013-11-30 19:47:33 UTC
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The head of the National Transportation Safety Board in Alaska says searchers from a village reached the site of a fatal commuter airplane crash two hours after the plane went down Friday night.
NTSB investigator Clint ...
Obama visits protesters fasting in support of immigration reform
2013-11-30 06:15:48 UTC
Washington (CNN) - President Obama paid a visit Friday to a group of activists who have been fasting for weeks in the hopes of pressuring Congress to pass new immigration laws.
The President and his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, visited the ...
White House: On track for health care website goal
2013-12-01 06:50:46 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says it will meet its self-imposed deadline of fixing the troubled health care website so that 50,000 people can log in at the same time starting late Saturday. Yet questions remain about the stability of...
Balloons, spirits soar at NYC Thanksgiving parade
2013-11-28 18:14:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — The big balloons soared along with the crowd's spirits Thursday as the annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade made its way through the streets of New York City.
There'd been some concerns about whether the wind could keep 16 gian...
Neo-Nazi seeking all-white town charged in North Dakota
2013-11-28 18:01:27 UTC
<h3>Craig Cobb bought up property in the town in hopes of taking over the town council</h3>Two neo-Nazis who want to turn a small North Dakota town into an all-white community were being held without bail Tuesday after allegedly threatening and in...
Don’t Deport Me Away From My Sons
2013-11-28 09:07:26 UTC
<h3>Petitioning Department of Homeland Security.
ICE: Don’t Deport Me Away From My Sons; Grant Me Prosecutorial Discretion</h3>Petition by
I am a wife, a mother of three boys, and long-standing member of my com...
Rain, snow hit East during the Thanksgiving rush
2013-11-28 07:01:45 UTC
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wet and blustery storm along the East Coast made driving hazardous and tangled up hundreds of flights Wednesday but didn't cause the all-out gridlock many Thanksgiving travelers had feared.
Many travelers marveled at h...
Illinois gay couple to be first to marry
2013-11-28 05:49:23 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — In a short ceremony inside their Chicago apartment, two beaming brides made Illinois history Wednesday as they became the first gay couple to wed under the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage.
The law approved last week ...
US offering to destroy Syrian chemicals at sea
2013-11-27 21:20:17 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is offering to destroy some of Syria's deadliest chemical weapons in international waters aboard a nearly 700-foot, U.S. government-owned ship.
The plan, still subject to final appro...
Advocates press Obama to act on immigration
2013-11-27 08:14:47 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Advocates are frustrated with the failure of House Republicans to tackle immigration. Increasingly, their focus is on President Barack Obama.
The outside groups are demanding that Obama use his powers as chief executive to sto...
Wall of storms threatens to upend holiday travel
2013-11-27 08:08:55 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — A wall of storms packing ice, sleet and rain could upend holiday travel plans as millions of Americans take to the roads, skies and rails Wednesday for Thanksgiving.
So far, the deadly storms barreling into the mid-Atlantic and N...