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INFLUENCE GAME: Defending aid to Pakistan not easy

INFLUENCE GAME: Defending aid to Pakistan not easy

Within hours of the stunning announcement that Osama bin Laden had been killed by U.S. commandos, a lobbying firm representing Pakistan's government began contacting members of Congress and thei...

Advocate: Disabled adults can be 'walking targets'

Advocate: Disabled adults can be 'walking targets'

For years, paroled murderer Linda Ann Weston marched several mentally challenged adults into Social Security offices to sign off as their representative payee, someone who helps manage their monthly benefits of about $600 to $900, authorities say.

Recession hits transit budgets despite rising need

Recession hits transit budgets despite rising need

Cash-strapped and debt-ridden, public transit systems across the nation are trimming service, raising fares and postponing badly needed upgrades just to maintain daily operations, even as rising...

Judge: Unseal Mumbai terror trial documents

Judge: Unseal Mumbai terror trial documents

Dozens of sealed court papers from a recent Chicago trial related to the deadly 2008 Mumbai terror attacks will be released publicly, a federal judge in Chicago ruled Tuesday, though it's unclea...

Anheuser-Busch heir sued over girlfriend's death

Anheuser-Busch heir sued over girlfriend's death

The family of a 27-year-old model who died last year of what authorities say was a drug overdose at the mansion of August Busch IV is suing the Anheuser-Busch heir, accusing her former boyfriend of carelessness and negligence.

Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples From Joining Congregation

Kentucky Church Bans Interracial Couples From Joining Congregation

A tiny all-white Appalachian church in rural Kentucky has voted to ban interracial couples from joining its flock, pitting members against each other in an argument over race.

Texas City Offers Reward for Truancy Tips

Texas City Offers Reward for Truancy Tips

Arlington, Texas is offering a first-of-its kind program to keep kids in school. Any person who reports students who are skipping class will be given a reward. 

Fla. overhauling abuse hot line after girl's death

Fla. overhauling abuse hot line after girl's death

The head of Florida's child welfare agency announced major changes Monday to an abuse hot line and other reforms, vowing to help overburdened child protective investigators after the death of a ...

Minn. women face Oct. 3 trial on terror charge

Minn. women face Oct. 3 trial on terror charge

Two women from southeast Minnesota accused of sending money to a terror group in Somalia will face trial Oct. 3.

Oil prices fall on disappointing housing report

Oil prices fall on disappointing housing report

Oil prices fell Wednesday after a government report showed the housing industry still has a long way to go to recover.

Leading indicators slip for 1st time in 10 months

Leading indicators slip for 1st time in 10 months

A private research group's forecasting gauge suggests some bumps in the economic recovery this summer.

Court to look at life in prison for juveniles

Court to look at life in prison for juveniles

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether juveniles convicted of killing someone may be locked up for life with no chance of parole, a follow-up to last year's ruling barring such sentences for teenagers whose crimes do not include killing.

Prosecutor: NY mom said daughter should die

Prosecutor: NY mom said daughter should die

A Long Island woman charged with manslaughter in the death of her 8-year-old disabled daughter is due back in court on Wednesday.

Louisiana Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Gulf Storm

Louisiana Governor Declares State of Emergency Ahead of Gulf Storm

Louisiana's governor has declared a state of emergency as a slow-moving area of storms lumbers toward the state from the Gulf of Mexico, bringing the possibility of flash floods and stormy seas.

Gas leak fixed after evacuation of 900 NY homes

Gas leak fixed after evacuation of 900 NY homes

Workers have fixed a propane gas leak that caused authorities to evacuate 900 homes and shut down roads and railroad service on New York's Long Island.

Led by the Mercers, Bannon’s Allies Abandon Him

Led by the Mercers, Bannon’s Allies Abandon Him

Stephen Bannon, President Trump’s former chief strategist, was ousted from his post as executive chairman at Breitbart News, the right-wing website he used as a mouthpiece.


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