Crew works to rescue hurt skiers after Ore. slide
2014-02-12 19:20:43 UTC
GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Bad weather has scrubbed efforts to airlift two injured backcountry skiers who survived an avalanche that killed two others in northeastern Oregon's Wallowa Mountains.
Baker County Undersheriff Warren Thompson said Wedn...
'Clean' debt limit: An unequivocal victory for Obama
2014-02-12 08:25:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For nearly three years Republicans have demanded that increases in the debt ceiling be accompanied by spending cuts.
That demand abruptly vanished Tuesday, the victim of Republican disunity and a president determined not to ba...
Email shows effort to shield bin Laden photos
2014-02-11 07:54:56 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — A newly-released email shows that 11 days after the killing of terror leader Osama bin Laden in 2011, the U.S. military's top special operations officer ordered subordinates to destroy any photographs of the al-Qaida founder's co...
Yellen to investors: Expect continuity at the Fed
2014-02-11 21:59:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sought Tuesday to reassure investors that she will embrace the approach to interest-rate policy that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, pursued before he stepped down as chairman last month.
Obama toasts solo French president at state dinner
2014-02-12 08:59:01 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — It was the talk of the town that no one seemed to want to talk about, French President Francois Hollande's very public breakup from his first lady just weeks before President Barack Obama raised a glass to him at an elegant White...
US suspect possibly targeted for drone attack
2014-02-10 09:14:49 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is debating whether to kill by drone an American suspected of working with al-Qaida in planning attacks against Americans overseas and how to do so legally under its new, stricter targe...
Fla. detective: 9 bullet holes in loud music SUV
2014-02-09 07:02:59 UTC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine bullet holes were found in an SUV after an argument over loud music at a Florida convenience store that left a teen dead, an investigator testified Saturday at the trial of the man charged with opening fire.
Next step uncertain in Woody Allen allegations
2014-02-09 07:15:38 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — A week bracketed by op-ed letters of accusation and denial of child molestation left little clarity and scant hope for resolution in a bitter saga that has haunted Woody Allen and the Farrow family for more than two decades.
Merkel Calls Top U.S. Diplomat's EU Slur 'Unacceptable'
2014-02-08 11:04:40 UTC
The government in Berlin has called critical comments by US Assistant Secretary of State Victoria Nuland on the EU "absolutely unacceptable," also praising the EU's Catherine Ashton for her mediation efforts in Ukraine.
The telephone conversati...
Obama resists pressure to act alone on immigration
2014-02-08 12:21:31 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — For a president looking for a legacy piece of legislation, the current state of the immigration debate represents a high-wire act.
President Barack Obama could act alone to slow deportations, and probably doom any chance of a ...
California drought granted respite with Spate of storms
2014-02-09 06:59:39 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Californians accustomed to complaining about the slightest change in the weather welcomed a robust weekend storm that soaked the northern half of the drought-stricken state Saturday even as rain and snow brought the threat of ...
North Korea rescinds invitation to US envoy
2014-02-10 07:04:07 UTC
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea has cancelled for a second time its invitation for a senior U.S. envoy to visit the country to discuss a long-detained American's possible release, the State Department said Monday.
The cancellation comes o...
Lt. Gov. John Walsh replaces US Sen. Max Baucus
2014-02-07 21:36:57 UTC
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana Gov. Steve Bullock picked Lt. Gov. John Walsh Friday to serve out U.S. Sen. Max Baucus' term, an appointment that could kick-start Walsh's election campaign as Democrats seek to keep the seat — and control of the U.S. ...
The Republicans may be groping their way to compromise
2014-02-07 10:27:15 UTC
IMMIGRATION BILL - Over the past two decades America’s broken immigration system has confounded one Congress after another, because it never seemed possible to craft a law that satisfied the right balance of interests. But some Republicans changed...
Martin Luther King's children battling over estate
2014-02-07 09:30:38 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried...
AP source: Sanctions waived for Iran broadcaster
2014-02-07 09:24:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is temporarily waiving sanctions on Iran's state broadcaster, a senior Obama administration official said. The move could be seen as a confidence-building measure as the U.S., Iran and five other world po...
Victoria Nuland speaking of Ukraine crisis: ‘Fuck the EU’
2014-02-07 10:33:00 UTC
US official apologises to EU counterparts for undiplomatic language.
Victoria Nuland reportedly said ‘Fuck the EU’ speaking of Ukraine crisis, though department didn’t confirm it was her voice on tape.
The frustration of the Obama administrati...
Boehner doesn't want to act on the immigration issue
2014-02-07 05:25:53 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker John Boehner on Thursday all but ruled out passage of immigration legislation before this fall's elections, saying it would be difficult for the Republican-led House to act on the issue that President Barack Obama has mad...
Democrats set out Senate strategy
2014-02-06 17:47:37 UTC
Not one, but two, Democratic presidents met with their party's senators on Wednesday at a private strategy meeting about an election year that could prove almost as pivotal as the race for the White House in 2016.
Barack Obama and Bill Clinton ...
Woman executed in Texas for 1998 torture killing
2014-02-06 06:16:58 UTC
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare execution of a female prisoner.
The lethal injection of Suz...
Officials: NY suspect had Hoffman's cell number
2014-02-06 06:13:05 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — At least one of four people arrested during an investigation of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's suspected fatal heroin overdose had the actor's cellphone number, two law enforcement officials said Wednesday.
Investigators zeroed ...
Exam cheating scandal hits Navy nuclear force
2014-02-05 10:18:38 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a new twist to a widening tale of ethical lapses in the military, the Navy is investigating cheating allegations against about one-fifth of its trainers at a school for naval nuclear power reactor operators.
It is the secon...
Administration drills down to find the uninsured
2014-02-05 10:12:26 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With less than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find the millions of customers needed to sustain new insurance markets?
Cabin fever sets in amid relentless cold, snow
2014-02-04 12:59:31 UTC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — T.J. Rutherford loves to golf, even in the winter. Just not this winter.
With single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills becoming the norm from the Midwest to the East Coast, often combined with snow or ice, the 59-year...
Internet firms release data on NSA requests
2014-02-04 12:48:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Major technology firms have released new data on how often they are ordered to turn over customer information to the government for secret national security investigations, resulting in the collection of data on thousands of Amer...