Browse by Day Archive



Archive: (63 Stories)

Veterans of WWII raid holding 70th reunion in Ohio

07/30/2013 12:36am
Veterans of a daring and costly World War II low-flying raid on Axis oil fields are gathering in Ohio this week for a 70th anniversary reunion.

Flossie leaving Hawaii weaker than when storm came

07/30/2013 1:47am
Flossie's Hawaiian adventure: Short, scattered and more powerful than many believed it would be at first.

Chrysler's 2Q net income up 16 percent on US sales

07/30/2013 3:27am
Chrysler Group says its net income rose 16 percent to $507 million in the second quarter on strong U.S. sales of trucks and SUVs.

More charges in killing of SC sex offender, wife

07/30/2013 7:00am
More charges have been filed against a couple accused of targeting and killing a South Carolina sex offender.

Newborn giant panda cubs gaining weight rapidly

07/30/2013 7:08am
Zoo Atlanta officials say twin newborn giant panda cubs born there are gaining weight rapidly, an encouraging sign in their development.

Calif. judge won't dismiss cruise ship murder case

07/30/2013 7:46am
A California judge has refused to dismiss a murder charge against a man accused of strangling his ex-wife and tossing her overboard during a Mediterranean cruise.

AP Source: Obama to meet with Mideast negotiators

07/30/2013 7:54am
A White House official says President Barack Obama will meet Tuesday morning with Israeli and Palestinian negotiators involved in a new round of peace talks.

Ky. college lands $250M gift, among biggest ever

07/30/2013 8:28am
A tiny liberal arts school in rural Kentucky that hosted vice presidential debates in 2000 and 2012 announced a $250 million donation Tuesday, one of the largest single gifts in higher education history.

Morgan Stanley settles securities case in NJ

07/30/2013 8:30am
Morgan Stanley has agreed to pay $100,000 to settle claims the company violated New Jersey law in its sale of nontraditional exchange-traded funds.

Conn. lawsuit over summer camp kiss withdrawn

07/30/2013 9:26am
Court records indicate the parents of a 15-year-old Connecticut girl have withdrawn their lawsuit that claimed their daughter was kicked out of summer camp after a boy kissed her.

Peanut allergy suspected in teen summer camp death

07/30/2013 11:09am
A 13-year-old girl with a peanut allergy died after taking a bite of a treat at a family summer camp in Sacramento, Calif.

New EPA chief: Climate controls will help economy

07/30/2013 11:33am
President Barack Obama's top environmental official wasted no time Tuesday taking on opponents of the administration's plan to crack down on global warming pollution.

Alleged tipster arrested in NY hedge fund case

07/30/2013 11:50am
A California financial analyst provided inside information about a blockbuster deal between Microsoft and Yahoo to a portfolio manager at a hedge fund that's become the target of a sweeping white-collar investigation, authorities said Tuesday.

Child prostitution: Raids rescue 105 young people

07/30/2013 11:59am
Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat" in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.

Child prostitution: Raids rescue 105 young people

07/30/2013 11:59am
Declaring child prostitution a "persistent threat" in America, the FBI said Monday that authorities had rescued 105 young people and arrested 150 alleged pimps in a three-day sweep in 76 cities.

Detroit businesses fret over city's unpaid bills

07/30/2013 12:00pm
The trucks Steve Atwood used for hauling gravel, concrete and asphalt to street paving jobs sit idle. The nine drivers who worked for him have been laid off, and Atwood_who has started driving for another company_wonders whether he's out of business now that his sole customer, the city of Detroit, says it's bankrupt.

Quinn: It would be 'cheeky' to tell rival to quit

07/30/2013 12:06pm
New York City mayoral candidate Christine Quinn says it would be "a little cheeky" to tell an opponent to quit the race.

Coalition formed to oppose Spitzer's NYC campaign

07/30/2013 12:28pm
Business leaders, women's groups and labor unions have joined forces in an effort to convince voters that former governor Eliot Spitzer would be a poor choice for New York City comptroller.

Horace Greeley letter archives selling for $45,000

07/30/2013 12:34pm
A dealer of rare historic documents is selling a trove of more than two dozen letters written by legendary newspaper editor Horace Greeley that describe his difficult and often critical relationship with President Abraham Lincoln during and after the Civil War.

Baseball bat murder nets NJ man 50-year sentence

07/30/2013 12:34pm
A New Jersey man has been sentenced to 50 years in prison for fatally beating a college student with a baseball bat because he thought the teen had laughed at him.

Bradley Manning faces up to 136 years in prison

07/30/2013 12:34pm
U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning could spend the rest of his life in prison after a military judge found him guilty of espionage, theft and other charges for sending reams of classified material to WikiLeaks.

Gov't employee cleared in deadly Zimbabwe crash

07/30/2013 12:35pm
A U.S. government employee who struck and killed a man while driving in Zimbabwe in 2008 has been cleared of the only charge he faced.

Calif. noodle firm pays $195,000 in labor case

07/30/2013 1:11pm
A Southern California noodle company has agreed to pay more than $195,000 to dozens of current and former employees, settling a federal claim that it cheated them out of overtime pay.

US hopes trade talks will spur changes in Europe

07/30/2013 1:19pm
The U.S. hopes negotiations for a free trade deal with the European Union will drive growth-oriented reforms in the EU economy, the top American trade official said Tuesday.

NM horse slaughterhouse says it was hit by arson

07/30/2013 1:58pm
Arsonists set fire to the southeastern New Mexico company that planned to resume domestic horse slaughter next week, the company's owner said Tuesday.

Liechtenstein bank to pay $23.8M in NY tax case

07/30/2013 2:07pm
A Liechtenstein bank will pay $23.8 million to resolve a probe into its use of undeclared accounts to help hundreds of U.S. taxpayers dodge taxes in the United States over a 10-year period, authorities announced Tuesday.

Gov't: Medicare drug premiums inching up for 2014

07/30/2013 2:27pm
The Obama administration says the average monthly premium for Medicare prescription drug plans will inch up by $1 next year, to $31.

Pentagon: Afghan forces will need help beyond 2014

07/30/2013 2:30pm
The Pentagon said Tuesday it is offering no "zero option" for the number of troops that would remain in Afghanistan after the U.S. combat mission ends in December 2014. It said in a report to Congress that "substantial" long-term military support will be needed to ensure that Afghans can hold off the Taliban insurgency.

NJ detective faces 1st-degree murder in road rage

07/30/2013 2:31pm
A New Jersey police detective has been indicted on a first-degree murder charge in the shooting of another driver in a case of road rage in Maryland.

No equipment abnormalities in Vegas rescuer death

07/30/2013 2:33pm
Authorities investigating a Las Vegas search-and-rescue officer's fatal fall say they haven't found any abnormalities in the winch equipment or harness used during the ill-fated helicopter mission.

AP source: Hillary Clinton group raises $1 million

07/30/2013 2:52pm
She's yet to say whether she'll run, but a group working to support Hillary Rodham Clinton's prospective presidential bid raised more than $1 million in June alone.

Delay of employer penalties will cost gov't $10B

07/30/2013 2:53pm
The Obama administration's surprise decision to delay a key requirement of the health care law for employers will cost the government $10 billion, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office said Tuesday.

Gulf relief well drilling expected to take month

07/30/2013 2:57pm
Crews are expected this week to begin drilling a relief well at the site of a natural gas well that blew wild off the Louisiana coast but eventually was choked off by sand and sediment.

No equipment abnormalities in Vegas rescuer death

07/30/2013 3:05pm
Investigators have found no abnormalities in a Las Vegas search-and-rescue officer's harness or in the hoist that was pulling him up to a helicopter when he fell to his death while rescuing a hiker, authorities said in a report Tuesday.

Mayor: Cigarette link to Pa. blast 'speculation'

07/30/2013 3:05pm
Mayor Michael Nutter said Tuesday it would be "pure speculation" to say a contractor's cigarette caused a gas explosion that leveled a Philadelphia home, injuring eight people.

Missing Oregon boy's mother drops lawsuit

07/30/2013 3:18pm
The mother of an Oregon boy who vanished three years ago dropped a lawsuit on Tuesday that was intended to force the child's stepmother to disclose what she might know about the disappearance.

Judge shields Wis. archdiocese fund from creditors

07/30/2013 3:19pm
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee can shield more than $50 million from creditors in sex-abuse settlements because the money is in a cemetery fund protected by the First Amendment's guarantee of religious freedom, according to a federal court ruling.

Massive explosions rock central Fla. gas plant

07/30/2013 3:37pm
After hearing two explosions, maintenance worker Gene Williams looked outside to see a 20-by-20 foot fireball rising above an outdoor storage area at the Blue Rhino propane plant.

First gay divorce finalized in Colorado

07/30/2013 3:39pm
Supporters of Colorado's new civil unions law say a court ruling declaring a same-sex divorce final means gay couples married in other states can legally terminate their relationships in Colorado without uprooting their lives.

Israeli-Palestinian aim: A peace deal in 9 months

07/30/2013 3:40pm
Pressing ahead in a new U.S.-backed push for Middle East peace, Israeli and Palestinian negotiators agreed Tuesday to meet again within two weeks to start substantive talks in hopes of reaching a long-elusive settlement within nine months.

1 of 3 elderly men held captive in Texas home dies

07/30/2013 3:48pm
One of three men found malnourished and held against their will in a dungeon-like garage of a Houston house has died.

WikiLeaks on Manning verdict: 'Extremism'

07/30/2013 3:50pm
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange branded Pfc. Bradley Manning's espionage conviction Tuesday an episode of "national security extremism" while other supporters expressed relief that he was acquitted of the most serious charge. Among Manning's critics, House intelligence officials said justice was served.

Pa. man in court on charges he videoed burning boy

07/30/2013 4:16pm
A defense lawyer said Tuesday he may ask for bail reduction for the western Pennsylvania man accused of throwing nail polish on his girlfriend's 7-year-old son then recording him after he was set on fire.

1 of 3 elderly men held captive in Texas home dies

07/30/2013 4:19pm
One of three men found malnourished and held against their will in a dungeon-like garage of a Houston house has died.

Obama asks Graham, McCain to travel to Egypt

07/30/2013 4:22pm
Republican Sens. Lindsey Graham and John McCain have been asked by President Barack Obama to travel to Egypt next week to urge the military to move ahead on new elections, the senators said Tuesday.

Court: Grant's dad can sue officer who killed son

07/30/2013 4:25pm
A federal appeals court says Oscar Grant's father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform.

Flossie dissipates, leaves little damage in Hawaii

07/30/2013 4:47pm
A tropical storm that rolled through Hawaii Monday and early Tuesday dissipated, leaving little damage and no reports of deaths or major injuries.

UN demands end to escalating violence in Darfur

07/30/2013 4:49pm
The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday demanded an end to escalating violence in Sudan's Darfur region and more robust action by peacekeepers to protect civilians, ensure the delivery of humanitarian aid and deter threats against peacekeeping troops.

Court says no warrant needed for cellphone info

07/30/2013 5:10pm
Authorities only need a court order and not a more stringent search warrant to obtain cellphone records that can be used to track a person's movements, a federal appeals court ruled on Tuesday.

Japan resumes wheat imports to glee of US growers

07/30/2013 5:28pm
Japan has agreed to resume importing Northwest soft white wheat two months after a genetically modified rogue strain of the crop appeared in an Oregon farmer's field.

Some of the fallout from Manning-WikiLeaks case

07/30/2013 5:28pm
Tuesday's verdict means Pfc. Bradley Manning could face up to 136 years in prison for the largest leak of classified documents in U.S. history. Here is some other fallout from the case:

New York City mayoral candidates woo Latino voters

07/30/2013 5:30pm
Hispanics could make up nearly a quarter of potential voters in the city's mayoral election, and polls suggest their vote is still very much up for grabs.

Smoke diverts NYC-to-Montreal flight to upstate

07/30/2013 5:39pm
An American Eagle flight from New York City's LaGuardia Airport to Montreal was diverted to an upstate airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin on Tuesday, but it made a safe emergency landing.

Former Sen. Harry Byrd Jr. of Virginia dies at 98

07/30/2013 5:40pm
Harry F. Byrd Jr., a 20th century champion of racial segregation and fiscal restraint who followed his father into the U.S. Senate but left his father's Democratic Party, died Tuesday. He was 98.

House rejects $250 cap on rural air subsidies

07/30/2013 5:46pm
The House has rejected an attempt to cut off subsidized air travel to rural towns and cities where taxpayer costs exceed $250 per ticket.

Bill urges schools to stock anti-allergy drug

07/30/2013 6:25pm
The House has passed a bill aimed at helping schools better prepare for severe, sometimes life-threatening, allergic reactions caused by eating peanuts or other food products.

4 injured when car crashes into Missouri day care

07/30/2013 6:34pm
A car came crashing into a Kansas City day care center Tuesday when a sport utility vehicle rear-ended a parked Cadillac, injuring the SUV's driver and three children, police said.

Student left in DEA cell to get $4 million from US

07/30/2013 6:41pm
A 25-year old college student has reached a $4.1 million settlement with the federal government after he was abandoned in a windowless Drug Enforcement Administration cell for more than four days without food or water, his attorneys said Tuesday.

Teens suspected in shootings got ride from trooper

07/30/2013 7:48pm
Two teenagers charged in a pair of fatal shootings were given a ride to the scene of another non-fatal shooting by an Ohio state trooper who did not pat them down or check them for warrants after he found them walking along a highway ramp, authorities said.

Southern Co. taking $450M charge for Miss. plant

07/30/2013 8:27pm
Southern Co. shareholders will absorb $450 million in losses incurred while building a new coal-fired power plant in Mississippi, raising the total write-offs on the construction project to nearly $1 billion, utility officials said Tuesday.

Council: San Diego mayor must pay own legal fees

07/30/2013 9:34pm
The San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to deny a request to cover legal expenses in a sexual harassment suit against embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

Council: San Diego mayor must pay own legal fees

07/30/2013 9:34pm
The San Diego City Council has voted unanimously to deny a request to cover legal expenses in a sexual harassment suit against embattled Mayor Bob Filner.

Manning guilty of 20 charges, not aiding the enemy

07/30/2013 9:46pm
In a split decision, U.S. Army Pfc. Bradley Manning was acquitted Tuesday of aiding the enemy _ the most serious charge he faced _ but was convicted of espionage, theft and nearly every other count for giving secrets to WikiLeaks, a verdict that could see him spend the rest of his life in prison.