Did Oscar Pistorius intentionally kill his girlfriend?
2014-03-10 07:20:29 UTC
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — The testimony in the first week of Oscar Pistorius' murder trial was jaw dropping at times, and more riveting evidence is expected as the prosecution seeks to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the double-amputee athl...
Rand Paul wins CPAC presidential straw poll
2014-03-09 06:15:48 UTC
OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — She was not on the speaking program, but Hillary Rodham Clinton had presence at the nation's largest annual gathering of conservative activists on Saturday, as high-profile Republicans launched a dual effort to attack the pro...
Tea party challengers struggle to continue success
2014-03-08 09:53:35 UTC
Four years after the tea party rocked the political world by ousting several prominent Republicans in Congress, the ultra-conservative movement finds itself with slimmer prospects as it moves into the new election season.
In Tuesday's first-in-...
Japan sees future business in Fukushima cleanup
2014-03-08 09:29:21 UTC
TOKYO (AP) — There is something surprising in the radioactive wreck that is the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear power plant: opportunity. To clean it up, Japan will have to develop technology and expertise that any nation with a nuclear reactor will on...
The time change: Move clocks ahead 1 hour
2014-03-08 09:01:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.
Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. ...
Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle
2014-03-08 08:46:38 UTC
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary...
Russia in patriotic fervor over Crimea
2014-03-08 08:42:43 UTC
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting "Crimea is Russia!" as a parliamentary leader declared the peni...
Karl Lagerfeld to design Macau hotel
2014-03-07 08:43:28 UTC
BEIJING (AP) — Karl Lagerfeld and a Macau casino operator announced plans Friday for the Chanel designer to create his first hotel.
The 270-room Karl Lagerfeld Hotel will open in 2017 in a 20-story tower in the gambling enclave in southern Chin...
Studies show big promise for HIV prevention drug
2014-03-08 08:56:15 UTC
Exciting research suggests that a shot every one to three months may someday give an alternative to the daily pills that some people take now to cut their risk of getting HIV.
The experimental drug has only been tested for prevention in monkeys...
Libya: Niger extradites Gadhafi's son al-Saadi
2014-03-06 06:08:16 UTC
TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Libya says Niger has extradited Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi, who fled as his father's regime crumbled in 2011 and who was under house arrest in the desert West African nation ever since.
The government says al-Saadi — o...
Senate blocks Obama's pick for civil rights post
2014-03-05 21:12:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bipartisan Senate opposition blocked swift confirmation Wednesday for President Barack Obama's choice to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights division, the emotional residue of the long-ago murder of a Philadelphia policema...
US taking steps to help NATO allies in Europe
2014-03-05 20:44:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration took steps Wednesday to support the defenses of U.S. allies in Europe in response to Russia's takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula.
Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee, Defense Sec...
Netanyahu and Gov. Brown sign pro-business pact
2014-03-05 20:40:30 UTC
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.
During a meeting at the Computer History Muse...
McConaughey wins Oscar for best actor
2014-03-03 05:34:38 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matthew McConaughey has won the Academy Award for best actor for his performance as a desperate and determined AIDS patient in "Dallas Buyers Club."
McConaughey lost some 40 pounds for the role, which capped a remarkable rece...
'12 Years a Slave' wins Oscar for best picture
2014-03-03 05:35:04 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Perhaps atoning for past sins, Hollywood named the brutal, unshrinking historical drama "12 Years a Slave" best picture at the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Steve McQueen's slavery odyssey, based on Solomon Northup's 1853 memoi...
Cate Blanchett wins Oscar for best actress
2014-03-03 05:34:53 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cate Blanchett has won the Academy Award for best actress for her bravura performance as a fragile socialite experiencing a meltdown in Woody Allen's "Blue Jasmine."
Blanchett had been deemed the front-runner from the very be...
List of Oscar winners 2014
2014-03-03 05:30:29 UTC
List of winners at Sunday's 86th annual Academy Awards presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Best Picture: "12 Years a Slave."
Actor: Matthew McConaughey, "Dallas Buyers Club."
Actress: Cate Blanchett, "Blue Jasmin...
Lupita Nyong'o wins Oscar for supporting actress
2014-03-03 05:27:56 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lupita Nyong'o has won the Academy Award for best supporting actress for her harrowing portrayal of a slave who's caught her sadistic master's eye in "12 Years a Slave."
It was the first Oscar nomination for the 31-year-old N...
Nyong'o, Leto, 'Gravity' win at Academy Awards
2014-03-03 04:22:12 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — First-time winners Lupita Nyong'o and Jared Leto took supporting acting honors, while the 3-D spectacle "Gravity" amassed a force of technical awards in a smooth if safe Oscar ceremony Sunday punctuated by politics, pizza and ph...
'Frozen' wins Oscar for animated feature film
2014-03-03 02:31:52 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Disney's fairytale musical "Frozen" has won the Oscar for best animated feature.
The 3-D film about a magically icy princess and her sister was directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee, with voicing by Idina Menzel, Kristen Be...
Leto wins Oscar for supporting actor
2014-03-03 05:27:29 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jared Leto has won the Academy Award for best supporting actor for his performance as an HIV-positive transgender prostitute in "Dallas Buyers Club."
Leto, 41, returned to acting after a six-year hiatus to play the role, and ...
China blames separatists for knife attack; 33 dead
2014-03-02 07:20:23 UTC
KUNMING, China (AP) — More than 10 assailants slashed scores of people with knives at a train station in southern China in what state media said Sunday was a terrorist assault by ethnic separatists from the far west. Twenty-nine slash victims and ...
Senator John McCain: “We Are All Ukrainians”
2014-03-01 23:24:37 UTC
<h3>In an interview with TIME, the Arizona Senator said Obama is “naive” about Putin’s ambitions “to restore the Russian empire”</h3>
In response to reports of a Russian takeover in parts of Crimea, Arizona Senator John McCain said, “We are all...
Clinton advisers sought to soften her image
2014-03-01 10:01:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's advisers sought to "humanize" what they saw as her stern, defensive public image during her husband's White House days and as she embarked on her groundbreaking Senate campaign in New York.
"Be real," ...
Actress linked to Hollande appears at movie awards
2014-03-01 09:15:08 UTC
PARIS (AP) — The actress whose secret tryst with French President Francois Hollande led to his separation from his long-time girlfriend on Friday made her first public appearance since the scandal broke, atttending France's presitigious movie awar...