|Is Japan building an irresistible terror target?|
Center for Public Integrity investigates Japan's new Rokkasho plutonium production plant.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:08:12 -0400
|Donations missing from safe at Osteen megachurch|
HOUSTON (AP) - The Houston megachurch led by Pastor Joel Osteen (OH'-steen) has been targeted by thieves who stole cash, checks and credit card information from a safe.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:13:55 -0400
|Interpol tests giving airlines access to its passports database|
LYON, France (AP) - Interpol is allowing two airlines to check passenger passports against its vast database of lost and stolen travel documents - in a test project aimed to let private sector companies help authorities crack down on criminals who travel with fake documents, the police organization's leader said Tuesday.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:52:29 -0400
|Black Hawk helicopter rescues man off NC cliff|
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|Live from SXSW: Twitter co-founder Biz Stone|
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|CIA chief denies agency hacked Senate staff computers|
A public row erupted Tuesday between the CIA and the US lawmakers who oversee its intelligence work, with the agency's director angrily denying claims it spied on Senate staff. Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein launched an attack on the Central Intelligence Agency, accusing it of searching computers used by staffers investigating CIA interrogation methods. "I have grave concerns that the CIA's search may well have violated the separation of powers principles embodied in the United States Constitution," Feinstein declared on the Senate floor. She alleged that the CIA may have violated federal law as well as an executive order that bars it from domestic spying, but the agency's director John Brennan quickly denied the allegations.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:00:32 -0400
|Obama sits 'Between Two Ferns' with Zach Galifianakis|
In a bid to get young people to sign up for health care, President Barack Obama became the first sitting president in U.S. history to appear on "Between Two Ferns," Funny or Die's intentionally awkward interview show hosted by comedian Zach Galifianakis.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:29:41 -0400
|Fukushima children face invisible enemy|
Fear of radiation has kept kids indoors for much of their short lives.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:36:04 -0400
|Ex-Christie aides want judge revoke subpoenas|
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Lawyers for two key figures in a political payback scandal ensnaring Gov. Chris Christie's administration are trying to persuade a judge not to force them to turn over text messages and other private communications to New Jersey legislators investigating the matter.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:47:49 -0400
|Missing jet traced hundreds of miles off-course|
Radar evidence shows the Boeing 777 was last detected off Malaysia's west coast.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:35:03 -0400
|Feinstein accuses CIA of improperly searching Senate computers|
WASHINGTON (AP) - The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee accused the CIA Tuesday of criminal activity in improperly searching a computer network set up for lawmakers investigating allegations that the agency used torture in terror investigations during the Bush administration.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:05:53 -0400
|Malaysia military tracks plane to west coast|
Radar indicates the airliner was far from where it last made contact.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:20:42 -0400
|Japan marks third anniversary of quake-tsunami disaster|
Namie (Japan) (AFP) - Japan observed a moment of silence Tuesday to mark the third anniversary of the quake-tsunami disaster which swept away thousands of victims, destroyed coastal communities, and sparked the nuclear emergency that forced a re-think on atomic power. Survivors bowed deeply and joined hands at remembrance ceremonies in towns and cities around the disaster zone and in Tokyo, where Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko led tributes to those who died in Japan's worst peace-time disaster. Giant waves also crashed into the Fukushima nuclear plant, sparking reactor meltdowns and explosions, and setting off the worst atomic crisis in a generation. As night fell, an event in a Fukushima park saw about 2,000 lit candles arranged to read "Fukushima 3/11".
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 06:32:48 -0400
|Army general's defense seeks new plea deal in sex case|
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A military judge on Tuesday dismissed the jury in the midst of an Army general's court martial on sexual assault charges to give prosecutors and defense lawyers time to hammer out a plea deal in the closely watched case.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:09:09 -0400
|Russia preparing counterproposals over Ukraine|
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Russia said Monday it is drafting counterproposals to a U.S. plan for a negotiated solution to the Ukraine crisis, denouncing the new Western-backed government as an unacceptable "fait accompli" and claiming that Russian-leaning parts of the country have been plunged into lawlessness.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:49:05 -0400
|'Fatal Vision' author Joe McGinniss dies at age 71|
NEW YORK (AP) - Joe McGinniss wasn't one to let a story tell itself.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:01:23 -0400
|Crimea's parliament pushes for independence|
SIMFEROPOL, Ukraine (AP) - As the campaign increased for tension-filled Crimea to split off from Ukraine in a weekend referendum and join Russia, the region's parliament said Tuesday that if voters approve the move it would first declare itself an independent state, a maneuver that could de-escalate the standoff between Moscow and the West.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:17:20 -0400
|Health care law gets 1st test in Florida election|
PINELLAS PARK, Fla. (AP) - President Barack Obama's health care overhaul is getting its first test ahead of the 2014 midterm elections Tuesday in a Tampa-area House district where Democrats and Republicans have spent millions of dollars trying out national strategies for the rest of the year.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:07:32 -0400
|50 years later, New York murder still fascinates|
NEW YORK (AP) - Kitty Genovese's screams for help couldn't save her on the night she was murdered outside her apartment in 1964. Fifty years later, those screams still echo, a symbol of urban breakdown and city dwellers' seeming callousness toward their neighbors.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:17:01 -0400
|Ex-DC teacher gets 25 years in child porn case|
WASHINGTON (AP) - A former Washington elementary school teacher who became one of the FBI's most-wanted criminals after taking hidden video of his students using the bathroom and then eluded law enforcement officials by assuming fake identities and escaping to Nicaragua has been sentenced to 25 years in prison.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:36:49 -0400
|UN: 5.5 million Syrian children affected by war|
BEIRUT (AP) - The number of Syrian children affected by the civil war in their homeland has doubled in the past year to at least 5.5 million - more than half the country's children - with devastating effects on the health, education and psychological well-being of an entire generation, the United Nations children's agency said Thursday.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:26:24 -0400
|Europe wants its Parmesan back, seeks name change|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Would Parmesan by any other name be as tasty atop your pasta? A ripening trade battle might put that to the test.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:38:21 -0400
|Ancient masks go on display in Jerusalem|
JERUSALEM (AP) - The oldest known masks in the world went on display in Jerusalem on Tuesday in the largest-ever exhibit of the ghoulish faces, believed to have been created in the Holy Land thousands of years before the time of the Bible.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:21:58 -0400
|Peverley's heart undergoing tests after collapse|
DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Stars forward Rich Peverley is undergoing tests to determine what triggered his collapse during a game.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:52:38 -0400
|Friend: 'Mad' Pistorius shot gun out car sunroof|
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Oscar Pistorius' friend testified Tuesday that the Olympian twice fired guns in public in the six months before he killed his girlfriend, once without warning through the sunroof of a moving car following an angry altercation with a policeman who had handled Pistorius' pistol.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:31:03 -0400
|A bid of $1.8 billion suits Jos A Bank just fine|
NEW YORK (AP) - Looks like the best suitor won.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 16:04:10 -0400
|Dallas Seavey wins his second Iditarod dog race|
NOME, Alaska (AP) - Two hours, 38 minutes.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:56:49 -0400
|Ukraine's Crimea seeks to become independent state|
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - The Crimean parliament on Tuesday said it would declare itself independent if its residents approve a referendum to split off from Ukraine - an ambiguous legal maneuver that could offer a way of de-escalating the standoff between Russia and the West.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:02:23 -0400
|'Burger King baby' seeks birth mom on Facebook|
In 1986, a newborn wrapped in a red sweater was found abandoned in the bathroom of a fast-food restaurant. Nearly three decades later, the baby is all grown up and looking for her biological mother, and tens of thousands of people are trying to help.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 03:05:13 -0400
|Passenger with stolen passport had no terror links|
Police identify one of two men on the missing Malaysian jet using a stolen passport.
Tue, 11 Mar 2014 04:02:57 -0400
|Attorney general urges first responders to carry heroin overdose drug|
WASHINGTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday called the increase in heroin-related deaths an "urgent and growing public health crisis" and said first responders should carry with them a drug that can reverse the effects of an overdose.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:19:31 -0400
|Colorado reports $2 million marijuana sales tax windfall|
Report on January sales taxes is world's first accounting of the recreational pot business.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:40:37 -0400
|Town gets one month to clean up its act, or it's off the map|
After a state audit revealed massive corruption, the Florida town of Hampton may be completely wiped off the map, if state lawmakers have their way, CNN reports.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:02:01 -0400
|CPAC after dark: Right-wingers can rage|
A report from the party scene inside the Conservative Political Action Conference.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:57:23 -0400
|Judge: No unlawful influence in Army general's sex assault trial|
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - A military judge declined Monday to dismiss sexual assault charges against an Army general after reviewing what he said was evidence that political considerations influenced the military's handling of the case.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 15:05:30 -0400
|Boy's calm call to 911 helps save mom and brother|
A 9-year-old boy's quick thinking may have helped to save the lives of his mom and brother after a fire broke out in their New Bedford, Mass. home this past weekend, WCVB.com reports.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:36:13 -0400
|Snowden: NSA sets fire to the Internet's future|
The ex-contractor-turned-spy-secret-leaker addressed a SXSW audience from Russia.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:12:14 -0400
|Newtown shooter's dad: 'Adam would have killed me in a heartbeat'|
Peter Lanza breaks his silence 15 months after his son killed 20 elementary children.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:48:02 -0400
|Amnesty International: Syrian forces committing war crimes in Yarmouk|
Amnesty International accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces on Monday of perpetrating war crimes as part of a siege in southern Damascus which has killed nearly 200 people, mostly by starvation. Yarmouk, once home to hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees and Syrian nationals, is one of several districts on the edge of the Syrian capital which the army has surrounded to choke off rebel forces seeking Assad's overthrow. "The Syrian government has committed numerous war crimes as part of the siege of Yarmouk," Amnesty said in a report released on Monday.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 11:46:37 -0400
|Pentagon official may have interfered in Army sex assault case|
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The judge in the case against an Army general believed to be the highest-ranking U.S. military officer to be tried on sex assault charges is considering new evidence that a top lawyer at the Pentagon may have unlawfully interfered in a decision on whether to accept a plea agreement that was ultimately rejected.
Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:27:38 -0400