March 17, 2013 12:12 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - House Speaker John Boehner says he "absolutely" trusts President Barack Obama - not that they don't have their differences. Boehner tells ABC's "This Week" that the two have a good relationship and that they're "open with each other ... honest with each other." But the Ohio lawmaker... more »
November 17, 2012 12:30 PM
ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - The White House says it believes Israel "has the right to defend itself" against attack and that the Israelis will make their own decisions about their "military tactics and operations." A top aide to President Barack Obama tells reporters traveling with the president to... more »
August 8, 2012 5:38 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - The reigning 16-year-old champion of cellphone texting has reclaimed the title of fastest texter in America. Austin Weirschke of Rhinelander, Wis., won after eight rounds at the texting competition Wednesday in New York's Times Square. He gets $50,000 in prize money. Eleven contestants from around the... more »
May 3, 2012 6:19 AM
BEIJING (AP) - A U.S. spokeswoman has confirmed that blind activist Chen Guangcheng now wants to leave China with his family. State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland told reporters Thursday that U.S. officials had spoken twice Thursday with Chen and also with his wife and "they as a family have had... more »
May 2, 2012 7:28 AM
BEIJING (AP) - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says blind Chinese legal activist Chen Guangcheng left the U.S. Embassy on his own accord and in keeping with U.S. values. After speaking with Chen by phone on his way to a hospital in Beijing on Wednesday, Clinton said in a... more »
March 16, 2012 7:55 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior defense official says the U.S. soldier accused in the killings of 16 Afghan civilians is expected to be flown to the U.S. military prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., as early as Friday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of security surrounding the... more »
March 11, 2012 1:25 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Prosecutors want the maximum 23-year prison term for a Jamaican drug lord who pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of drug and gun trafficking. Christopher Coke was wearing a wig as a disguise when he was captured in Jamaica in 2010. A bloody siege of his stronghold... more »
March 11, 2012 1:19 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich says he thinks U.S. involvement in the region around Afghanistan may be risking the lives of young troops in a mission that "may not be doable." Gingrich says the U.S. should reassess the region and ask whether there isn't "a harder, deeper... more »
March 6, 2012 11:10 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. is offering $1 million for information leading to the safe return of a former FBI agent who vanished in Iran five years ago. The case has increasingly frustrated investigators trying to bring him home. The reward announced Tuesday is the latest high-profile effort by the... more »
March 6, 2012 8:56 AM
Check out this amazing time lapse of the sky over parts of the U.S.
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February 14, 2012 5:41 AM
FORT CARSON, Colo. (AP) - Three soldiers based at Fort Carson have become U.S. citizens while serving in Afghanistan. The Army says Pfc. Satoshi Kondo, Pfc. Alberto Vera-Navarro and Spc. Qianqian Liu took an oath of allegiance and became citizens on Friday in a ceremony at Kandahar Air Field. They... more »
February 6, 2012 1:20 PM
BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power, just days after diplomatic efforts at the United Nations to end the crisis collapsed.
The U.S. evacuated... more »
January 20, 2012 8:25 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior U.S. defense official says all six reported killed in the crash of a U.S. helicopter in Afghanistan were U.S. Marines. The helicopter crashed Thursday in Afghanistan's southern province of Helmand. The defense official who said all six were Marines spoke on condition of anonymity because... more »
January 18, 2012 7:50 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The State Department says the U.S. had nothing to do with the failure of the Mars moon probe that crashed to Earth this week, adding that U.S. officials responded to a Russian request to help recover it.
State Department spokeswoman Victoria Nuland said Wednesday the U.S.... more »
January 12, 2012 7:38 AM
WASHINGTON (AP) - The NATO-led security force in Afghanistan says the military personnel seen in a video apparently urinating on the corpses of Taliban fighters are no longer in the country. The International Security Assistance Force has released a statement calling the actions in the video "inexplicable and not in... more »
December 18, 2011 10:41 AM
FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for the Army private charged in the biggest leak of classified information in U.S. history say he was influenced by his struggles with being a gay soldier.
The military hearing continued Sunday to determine whether Pfc. Bradley Manning will stand trial at a... more »
November 30, 2011 8:38 PM
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) - India's biggest maker of generic drugs has gotten approval to launch a generic version of cholesterol blockbuster Lipitor, which lost U.S. patent protection Wednesday.
Analysts, pharmacists and others had been watching closely to see whether Ranbaxy Laboratories would be able to get its generic on... more »
September 2, 2011 4:45 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - Stocks plunged after a dismal jobs report renewed fears of another recession.
No jobs were added in the U.S. last month, the government said early Friday. The unemployment rate held steady at 9.1 percent.
Treasury yields fell sharply and gold jumped $48 an ounce... more »
August 7, 2011 4:08 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - California Gov. Jerry Brown is calling for President Barack Obama to respond to Republicans in what he calls "a very powerful way" during the upcoming presidential election.
Brown says the Republicans are gearing up to destroy Obama during the campaign, and he says that, in response,... more »
July 10, 2011 5:19 PM
CAMARILLON, Calif. (AP) - The average U.S. price of a gallon of gasoline has dropped about a penny in the past two weeks.
That's according to the Lundberg Survey of fuel prices, released Sunday, which puts the price of a gallon of regular at $3.62.
Midgrade costs an... more »
May 22, 2011 5:48 PM
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Witnesses say Yemeni army helicopters took U.S. and other ambassadors out of a besieged embassy to the presidential palace to witness ruling party leaders signing an agreement for the president to step down in 30 days.
However, state TV says President Ali Abdullah Saleh will... more »
January 1, 2011 11:06 AM
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A tornado watch has been extended through much of New Year's morning in parts of Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana and Florida.
At least six people died and dozens were hurt as tornadoes pounded the South and Midwest yesterday and early today.
Three died in... more »
September 27, 2010 10:05 AM
Expect big delays on Hwy 24 between Colorado Springs and Woodland Park.
The Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) will replace the bridge deck of the eastbound Fountain Creek Bridge on U.S. 24 in Cascade.
Starting Tuesday night, the bridge will be closed, with all traffic detoured. The speed... more »
September 7, 2010 10:08 AM
The lawyer for the mother of an Alabama teen who disappeared in Aruba has dismissed claims by the Dutchman suspected in the case that he extorted money from the parents to get back at them.
Speaking on NBC's Today Show Tuesday, John Kelly, a lawyer for Natalee Holloway's mother... more »
June 23, 2010 6:28 PM
MORGAN HILL, Calif. (AP) - Three students at a California high school who were ordered to remove clothing with the American flag on Cinco de Mayo are suing the school district.
The civil rights suit was filed Wednesday in U.S. District Court for Northern California. The suit claims school... more »
May 24, 2010 9:14 AM
Graduation week is is full swing at the Air Force Academy, where the cadet wing will hold a parade Monday morning at 10. The Organizational Awards Parade features cadet squadrons receiving awards in the categories of leadership, military, academics and athletics will be honored. It will be held at Stillman... more »
April 19, 2010 11:14 AM
Comedian and animal lover Ellen DeGeneres is working to draw attention to homeless animals.
DeGeneres is working with the Postal Service to introduce a series of stamps featuring once abandon cats and dogs.
The U.S. Postal Service hopes the 10 stamp designs, with five cats and five dogs,... more »
April 12, 2010 10:46 AM
Hawaiian Airlines again tops a list of 18 of the nation's busiest carriers for best service. Closely trailing is low-cost carrier AirTran. Hawaiian has been number one for three out of the last four years in an annual rating of airline quality by private researchers. The ratings, released Monday, are... more »
February 28, 2010 10:13 AM
Sunday's closing of the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games features only two medal events, but one of them may be the most anticipated contest of them all, at least in the host country. It's the men's gold medal hockey game. That's a matchup of a swift, young and undefeated U.S. team... more »
February 28, 2010 9:38 AM
It's hard to say if Olympic records are being set, but tickets for Sunday's Canada-U.S. gold medal hockey match may be the hottest in the history of Canadian sports.
On the official fan-to-fan resale Web site run by the Vancouver Organizing Committee, seats were being offered for several thousand... more »
February 27, 2010 11:12 AM
Some things haven't turned out exactly as expected, but the overall United States effort at the Vancouver Olympics is a triumph. The U.S. reached 34 medals with a silver and a bronze in short-track speedskating last night, and two more were clinched with the men's hockey team and men's team... more »
February 6, 2010 12:11 PM
A new and possibly decisive chapter of the Afghan war is unfolding. The U.S. is preparing a major attack on the Taliban, the militants are being squeezed in their Pakistani sanctuaries, and the Afghan government is trying to draw them into peace talks.
While "not prepared to say we've... more »
January 29, 2010 10:07 AM
Toyota Motor Corp. says it has figured out how to fix a problem with sticking accelerator pedals and will update employees with details.
The company said in an e-mail to workers Thursday night that it presented a remedy to federal regulators.
The e-mail obtained by The Associated Press... more »
January 8, 2010 5:13 AM
NATO says a U.S. service member has been killed by a roadside bomb in eastern Afghanistan. Roadside bomb use by Afghanistan's insurgents has risen sharply. Last year, about 40 percent of all U.S. military deaths in Afghanistan were due to the bombs. more »
December 31, 2009 12:19 PM
The Taliban claimed responsibility Thursday for infiltrating a CIA base with a suicide bomber who got into a gym and set off an explosion that killed eight Americans and an Afghan. Seven CIA employees were among the victims.
Wednesday's assault on U.S. Forward Operating Base Chapman at the edge... more »
December 28, 2009 10:29 AM
Olympic favorite Lindsey Vonn was taken to a hospital Monday after hurting her left arm in a crash on the opening run of a World Cup giant slalom in Austria. Vonn at first through she had broken her arm. But a doctor at the hospital later said an X-ray and... more »
December 9, 2009 7:46 PM
The U.S. Census Bureau is looking to hire. The Pueblo office says it wants to hire more than 1,000 census takers in 2010. The mostly part-time workers will collect information in Pueblo County and points south and east. "The majority of the positions that we need to fill are people... more »
November 27, 2009 12:47 PM
Some people are beginning to head to the mountains to cut down their own Christmas tree. Permits are now available for $10, limit two trees per household. If you plan to cut down your own tree the U.S. Forest service reminds you to be prepared for winter conditions. Take warm... more »
November 19, 2009 8:48 AM
The CIA has a new commercial aimed at recruiting Arab-Americans for careers with the agency. The ad shows a dinner party with several people. A male voice with a Middle Eastern accent says: "Your nation, your world," as the frame moves outside and shows the party through a window of... more »
September 19, 2009 12:24 PM
Activists across the U.S. parked themselves curbside Friday, taking up spaces reserved for cars and transforming them into mini parks with sod, potted plants, lawn chairs and even barbecue grills to raise awareness about how the auto has won the battle over public space in big cities.
On a... more »
September 15, 2009 12:54 PM
The crowded contest to challenge Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet is getting a new player. Former Lt. Gov. Jane Norton will introduce herself to voters in a three-city campaign announcement Tuesday. The Republican joins at least five others from the GOP who will seek to challenge Bennet next year. Norton was... more »
September 15, 2009 12:32 PM
Government scientists figure that one out of five male black bass in American river basins have egg cells growing inside their sexual organs, a sign of how widespread fish feminizing has become.
The findings come from the U.S. Geological Survey in its first comprehensive examination of intersex fish in... more »
September 14, 2009 11:37 AM
A year after Capt. Sam Brown was set ablaze when a bomb blew up his Humvee in Afghanistan, the 25-year-old West Point graduate endures a steady schedule of painful surgery and stretching to break up knotty burn scars.
He also has another routine: checking a Web site that counts... more »
September 13, 2009 6:59 AM
The Obama administration is preparing new rules that would give U.S.-held prisoners in Afghanistan some due process. A defense official says the Pentagon is establishing a program to give prisoners at Bagram Air Base a U.S. military official to serve as their personal representative. They'll get a chance to go... more »
September 9, 2009 5:44 PM
An Air Force Academy graduate is the latest U.S. military casualty in Iraq.
The Pentagon reports that 1st Lt. Joseph Helton, 24, from Monroe, Georgia, died of wounds he suffered when enemy forces attacked his vehicle in Baghdad Tuesday.
He was assigned to the Sixth Security Forces Squadron... more »
September 9, 2009 2:03 PM
A new government survey finds the vast majority of the country reporting economic activity is stabilizing or improving, as the worst recession since the 1930s appears to be over. The Federal Reserve's snapshot of economic conditions backs predictions by Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke and most other analysts that the economy... more »
September 1, 2009 11:32 AM
NATO says a U.S. service member has died in Afghanistan from wounds suffered in an explosion. The service member died Tuesday after a bomb attack in southern Afghanistan on Monday. No other information has been released. The death, the first for the U.S. in September, comes after the close of... more »