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...
US safety agency investigating Suzuki small SUVs
2013-06-18 17:38:33 UTC
DETROIT (AP) — U.S. safety regulators said Tuesday that they are investigating problems with air bag sensors in the seats of some small Suzuki SUVs.
The probe covers 205,000 vehicles including Grand Vitaras from the 2006 through 2011 model year...
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...
Civil rights groups sue NYPD over Muslim spying
2013-06-18 17:32:21 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Civil rights lawyers will urge a federal judge to declare the New York Police Department's widespread spying programs directed at Muslims to be unconstitutional, order police to stop their surveillance and destroy any recor...
McCaskill endorses Ready for Hillary group
2013-06-18 17:18:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill says she is supporting a super political action committee encouraging Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president in 2016.
McCaskill is the first sitting member of Congress to endorse the g...
Biden reporting progress on gun executive actions
2013-06-18 17:08:59 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is reporting progress on President Barack Obama's initiatives to reduce gun violence, but says the most important step would be getting a reluctant Congress to pass new firearms laws.
Vice President Jo...
NSA director says plot against Wall Street foiled
2013-06-18 16:20:15 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The director of the National Security Agency said Tuesday the government's sweeping surveillance programs have foiled some 50 terrorist plots worldwide, including one directed at the New York Stock Exchange, in a forceful d...
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 ...
World looks to Bernanke to clarify stimulus plans
2013-06-18 05:10:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Is the era of ultra-low interest rates nearing an end?
When he takes questions this week after a Federal Reserve meeting, Chairman Ben Bernanke will confront investors' fears that rates are headed higher.
White House threatens veto of House farm bill
2013-06-18 05:02:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is threatening to veto the House version of a massive, five-year farm bill, saying food stamp cuts included in the legislation could leave some Americans hungry.
The House is preparing to consider the bil...
Obama: NSA secret data gathering "transparent"
2013-06-18 05:00:42 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama defended top secret National Security Agency spying programs as legal in a lengthy interview Monday, and called them transparent — even though they are authorized in secret.
"It is transparent," Obam...
Immigration splits GOP's national, House interests
2013-06-18 04:58:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Republican Party's hope of running stronger presidential races by revamping immigration is about to hit a big hurdle: House Republicans.
Many House Republicans are chilly or openly hostile to the bipartisan bill befo...
IRS official contradicts claims about reviews
2013-06-18 04:54:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Internal Revenue Service officials in Washington scrutinized the very first application from a tea party group seeking tax-exempt status — and dozens of others, including some requests that languished for more than a year w...
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...
Dreams turn bitter for Bangladeshi garment workers
2013-06-18 04:44:28 UTC
TEKANI, Bangladesh (AP) — Moushumi's family now has one of the largest homes in their village — two bedrooms plus a living area with walls made of sturdy brick. Her father and brother will soon have a small business out front, selling furn...
WikiLeaks trial focuses Army email list
2013-06-18 03:32:17 UTC
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — A huge database of troop names and email addresses an Army private allegedly downloaded to a personal computer could be used by foreign adversaries to launch cyberattacks on service members, a government witness said Monday ...
How Britain spies on friends and rivals alike
2013-06-17 18:43:50 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden's leaks to the Guardian newspaper have thrown back the curtain on the world of diplomatic espionage, revealing — in explicit detail — how British spies monitor enemies and allies alike. So w...
Report of UK hacking of diplomats angers nations
2013-06-17 18:39:13 UTC
LONDON (AP) — A newspaper report that British eavesdropping agency GCHQ repeatedly hacked into foreign diplomats' phones and emails has prompted an angry response from traditional rival Russia and provoked demands for an investigation fro...
Military plans would put women in most combat jobs
2013-06-17 18:34:04 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon.
The plans would slowly bring women into thousands of combat jobs, includin...
Guardian: Snowden won't return voluntarily to US
2013-06-17 18:10:56 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 is attacking U.S. officials for calling him a traitor.
"The U.S. government is not g...
McCain presses Obama on secret emails
2013-06-17 18:09:57 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. John McCain is questioning President Barack Obama about political appointees' use of secret government email accounts to conduct official business.
The Arizona lawmaker sent a letter to Obama on Monday compla...
Court: 'pay to delay' generic drugs can be illegal
2013-06-17 18:07:37 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court ruled Monday that deals between pharmaceutical corporations and their generic drug competitors, which government officials say keep cheaper forms of medicine off the market, can be sometimes be illegal and t...
Google settles suit, clears way for stock split
2013-06-17 18:01:18 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google has settled a shareholder lawsuit to clear the way for a long-delayed split of the Internet search leader's stock.
The agreement announced Monday resolves allegations that Google co-founders Larry Page and Sergey ...
Investors guess Fed's actions, push stocks higher
2013-06-17 17:59:56 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Investors are in a game of wait-and-see with the Federal Reserve. Monday, they guessed that the Fed will continue trying to prop up the economy, and sent stocks higher.
The Dow Jones industrial average rose 153 points, or ...
High court to hear NJ housing discrimination case
2013-06-17 17:37:06 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court agreed Monday to take on another dispute involving race, deciding whether people must prove they were victims of intentional housing discrimination to win lawsuits under federal law.
With highly antic...