WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal oversight board directed by President Barack Obama to scrutinize the U.S. government’s secret surveillance system is hearing from civil liberties activists, a retired federal judge and a former Bush administration lawyer in the
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A federal jury in Virginia has convicted three Somalis on murder, piracy and other charges stemming from a yacht hijacking that left four Americans dead.
Court records show that the jury found Ahmed Muse
LONDON (AP) — British air traffic authorities say they’re restricting the number of planes flying across or taking off from the south of England after one of their two national control centers was hit by glitches.
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Afghan army’s commander in southern Afghanistan says one of his troops opened fire on American soldiers at Kandahar airfield but did not cause any casualties.
Gen. Abdul Hamid said the shooter was taken
NEW YORK (AP) — Actress Amanda Bynes is due in court for allegedly tossing a marijuana bong from the window of her 36th floor Manhattan apartment.
Bynes is charged with reckless endangerment and attempted tampering with physical evidence.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Two state senators want Iowa to investigate whether the state’s dominant health insurer really needs $1.3 billion in reserves.… More »
WASHINGTON (AP) — The crash landing of a South Korean airliner in San Francisco has revived concerns that airline pilots get so little opportunity these days to fly without the aid of sophisticated automation that their stick-and-rudder skills
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of Newsday is retiring at the end of the year.
The newspaper (http://bit.ly/15rPB3d ) reports that Fred Groser said in an email to employees that he would retire effective Dec. 31.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two mountain wildfires continue raging in Nevada.
Firefighters are working to gain the upper hand on a blaze near Las Vegas that has kept hundreds of people from their homes.
More than 750 firefighters,
BEIRUT (AP) — A large explosion rocked a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group south of the Lebanese capital Tuesday, setting several cars on fire, sending a thick plume of black smoke billowing into the sky and