Delta attendant pulled from NY-to-Atlanta flight
Delta Airlines says it has pulled a flight attendant from a Buffalo, N.Y.-to-Atlanta flight because a security screener thought he was acting erratically and might not be fit to fly. Delta tells local media in Buffalo...
Official: US needs more young farmers, ranchers
U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture Kathleen Merrigan sees an epidemic of sorts sweeping across America's farmland. It has little to do with the usual challenges, like drought, rising fuel and feed prices or...
Pa. Microsoft ID theft suspect now charged by Army
A Pittsburgh man charged by the FBI with illegally obtaining a credit card using the identity of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen will first face desertion charges filed at the Louisiana Army base where he's now...
NY mom of allergic 8-year-old faces murder charge
A woman accused of feeding M&Ms that contained traces of peanuts to her disabled and allergic 8-year-old pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an upgraded charge of second-degree murder in the child's death. Veronica...
Prosecutor in Florida teen shooting aims to do "right thing"
By Amy Wimmer Schwarb JACKSONVILLE, Florida (Reuters) - Angela Corey, the prosecutor handpicked to investigate the shooting death of an unarmed black teen in Florida, has been known to wear a victims advocat
Drone crashes in Seychelles, second in four months
VICTORIA (Reuters) - A U.S. drone crash-landed at the Seychelles main airport and careered into the ocean on Wednesday, the second remotely piloted MQ-9 Reaper aircraft to crash on the Indian Ocean archipelago in f
Court hears appeals over anti-gay marriage law
By Ros Krasny BOSTON (Reuters) - A federal appeals court in Boston heard arguments on Wednesday about the constitutionality of a law that denies federal benefits to married same-sex couples - a case with imp
Ohio execution can proceed, federal judge rules
Ohio's first execution in six months can proceed, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, saying the state had narrowly demonstrated it was serious about following its own lethal injection procedures. The decision by U.S....
Fort Hood shooting suspect seeks trial delay again
Attorneys for the Army psychiatrist charged in the deadly Fort Hood shooting rampage have asked to further postpone his military trial until October. Maj. Nidal Hasan's (nih-DAHL' hah-SAHN') attorneys didn't say during...
Investigators: Tenn. judge high on pills in court
A Tennessee judge was so addicted to prescription drugs during his final two years on the bench, he was having sex and buying pills during courtroom breaks, at times purchasing from convicts he had previously sentenced,...
Twitter heads to Motown to be closer to automakers
DETROIT (Reuters) - Twitter, looking for better proximity to car companies with hefty ad budgets, said Wednesday it will open an office in Detroit just as the city's elected leaders scramble to avoid bankruptcy or
James Murdoch's BSkyB exit puts Rupert in firing line
By Georgina Prodhan and Kate Holton (Reuters) - James Murdoch's exit from the chairmanship of BSkyB moves his father Rupert into the firing line in Britain, just as an inquiry into a phone-hacking scandal tu
Mexico extradites alleged cocaine kingpin to New York
By Ioan Grillo MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico extradited an alleged drug kingpin accused of smuggling billions of dollars in cocaine to the United States, stepping up pressure on Latin America's largest smug
Records: 4 involved in Ohio woman's dismembering
Court documents show investigators believe four people were involved in the dismembering of a western Ohio woman found dead last week in her bathtub. The records say Jessica Sacco's boyfriend, Matthew Puccio, stabbed...
Divorce expo a counterpoint to wedding industry
Liz Slayback can trace her decision to pursue a divorce to a precise, painful moment. "I knew my marriage was over and the divorce proceedings were about to begin when I came home and I found my husband in bed with my...
Obama signs insider trading bill, wants more curbs on Congress
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President !a class="tagLink" href="http://townhall.com/tags/barack-obama">Barack Obama!/a> called on Wednesday for stricter controls on lawmakers to confront "the corrosive influence" of mone
EU talks to prop up carbon tangled in saving debate
By Barbara Lewis and Jeff Coelho BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission is likely to take many weeks to deliver a strategy for propping up the sickly carbon market, even though all three of the
Former Mass. treasurer Cahill pleads not guilty
Former Massachusetts treasurer Timothy Cahill and two top aides pleaded not guilty Wednesday to public corruption charges stemming from allegations that they orchestrated a taxpayer-funded television advertising...
Carbon dioxide helped end last ice age: U.S. researchers
By Deborah Zabarenko WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Planet-warming carbon dioxide emissions - similar to those caused by burning fossil fuels and other human activities now - helped heat the planet and end the last
By the numbers: 2012 Lexus LS 460
2012 Lexus LS 460 BASE PRICE: $67,630. PRICE AS TESTED: $78,480. TYPE: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, five-passenger, mid-size, luxury sedan. ENGINE: 4.6-liter, four-cam, V-8 with VVT-iE. MILEAGE: 16 mpg (city),...
Correction: Solar Trust Bankruptcy-Blythe story
In an April 3 story about the impact of Solar Trust of America seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, The Associated Press erroneously reported Solar Trust had received a $2.1 billion federal loan guarantee. The...
Value in a luxury sedan: Lexus LS
With a starting retail price of $68,505, the 2012 Lexus LS sedan is bargain-priced compared to European competitors. The flagship sedan of the luxury Lexus line, the roomy, comfortable, V-8-powered LS also is a...
Book chronicles how Ford saved itself, by itself
By Bernard Vaughan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Like aging empires, the "Big Three" Detroit automakers slogged along the same downward trajectory for decades, with unrealistic labor contracts, Byzantine bureaucracie
Accused September 11 mastermind referred to trial at Guantanamo
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Accused September 11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four suspected co-conspirators were referred on Wednesday to trial before a Guantanamo war crimes tribunal on charges that could car
Correction: Amish Attacks story
In a March 28 story about additional charges in the case of beard-cutting attacks on the Amish, The Associated Press misidentified the alleged ringleader. He is Sam Mullet Sr., not Sam Mullet Jr. ...
Doctors seek end to 5 cancer tests, treatments
By Sharon Begley NEW YORK (Reuters) - The nation's leading association of cancer physicians urged doctors to stop offering five common tests and treatments for cancer patients, a move that threatens to furth
Below average Atlantic hurricane season forecast
By Jane Sutton MIAMI (Reuters) - The 2012 Atlantic hurricane season will be "below average" with 10 tropical storms, four of which will strengthen into hurricanes, Colorado State University forecasters predi
Online startup seeks to rival the Ivy League
By Stephanie Simon (Reuters) - Former Silicon Valley CEO Ben Nelson has two years and $25 million to transform higher education. The 36-year-old executive, who has run the Snapfish photo-sharing websi
Shootings stir more tension in fearful Florida city
SANFORD, Florida (Reuters) - Two drive-by shootings this week have ratcheted up tensions in this central Florida city, which has been rocked by protests and anger over the killing of unarmed black teenager Trayvon
Health agencies probe salmonella outbreak; sushi eyed
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Health officials are investigating a salmonella outbreak that has sickened 90 people in several states, with sushi a possible culprit, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said on Wednesday.
7 hurt when Tampa to Houston jet hits turbulence
Five passengers and two flight attendants have been hurt after a flight from Tampa, Fla., to Houston hit severe turbulence over Louisiana. Houston Airport Systems spokeswoman Darian Ward says the United Airlines flight...
One doc two doc: Dartmouth school named for Seuss
Dartmouth College has named its medical school after a famous alum: Theodor "Ted" Geisel (gy-ZEL'), better known as Dr. Seuss. Dartmouth said Wednesday that Geisel and his wife, Audrey, have been the most significant...
Feds in LA seize 16 upscale cars bound for Asia
There were no sexy models or thumping music, but the customs building in Southern California looked a lot more like a car show than an evidence warehouse. Instead of the usual bags of meth, caches of guns or knockoff...
Lawsuit alleges wrongful death in police shooting
The parents of a college student who was shot and killed by Pasadena police alleged in a federal lawsuit that their son's death was part of a pattern of abuse by the department and that the investigation "reeks" of a...
APNewsBreak: Most Ala. firms miss immigration goal
Tens of thousands of Alabama businesses have missed a deadline set by the state's strict immigration law to register with a federal database used to verify the citizenship status of job applicants, according to...
Police convicted in post-Katrina shootings to hear sentences
By Kathy Finn NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - Five former police officers convicted for their roles in a post-Hurricane Katrina shootings that killed two unarmed civilians and wounded four others will be sentenced o
Philadelphia museum celebrates 200th anniversary
By Dave Warner PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - The Academy of National Sciences in Philadelphia, the oldest museum of its kind in the United States, is celebrating its bicentennial with special programs and a year-
Bomber kills four American troops in Afghan north
KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomber detonated his explosives on Wednesday in Afghanistan's northern Faryab province, killing at least 10 people including four U.S. troops who had strayed from their base to take phot
Tornado-wrecked Dallas begins assessing damage
The tornado hurtled toward the nursing home. Physical therapist Patti Gilroy said she saw the swirling mass barreling down through the back door, after she herded patients into the hallway in the order trained: walkers,...
Trump wishes transgender luck in Canada pageant
A boy who became a girl got her wish to compete for title of hottest woman on the planet after Donald Trump said she could compete for Canada's spot in the Miss Universe pageant. Trump, who runs the Miss Universe...
Austria to spend 160 million euros to close Kyoto gap
VIENNA (Reuters) - Austria will invest 160 million euros ($213.4 million) in climate protection projects in Europe to cover the gap it faces to meet commitments under the Kyoto Protocol, Environment Minister Nikola
Medicine spending rose to $320 billion last year
By Lewis Krauskopf (Reuters) - A raft of new medicines pushed spending on drugs modestly higher last year, but the gains were curbed by weak prescription use as Americans avoided doctor visits, according to
Philly councilman: Tweet contract justified
A Philadelphia city councilman is spending $28,000 in taxpayer money 140 characters at a time. The Philadelphia Daily News (!a href="http://bit.ly/HTOwa4">http://bit.ly/HTOwa4!/a>) reports Councilman Jim Kenney is...
Trucker harassment class-action suit backfires
They were learning to become truck drivers but wound up in a nightmare. In detailed accounts to a federal agency, dozens of female employees of one of the nation's largest trucking companies told of being propositioned,...
Ham prices high heading into Easter holiday
Ham will be the centerpiece of many Easter dinners this weekend, but the cost of that traditional main dish may make it harder for families to live high on the hog. Ham prices have been higher than usual for the past...
Cut-rate mansions anyone? Hamptons real estate recovering
By Chris Francescani and Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - When a five-bedroom waterfront estate in the Town of Southampton went on sale in 2008 for $5.8 million, the price must have seemed reasonable. After
State: cap damages in Va. Tech negligence suit
The state is asking a judge to honor a $100,000 cap on damages in a successful wrongful death lawsuit brought by the parents of two Virginia Tech students who were among 33 killed in a shooting rampage on the Blacksburg...
Lawyers again to argue in NY Facebook lawsuit
Another round of legal arguments is scheduled in a New York man's lawsuit claiming part-ownership of Facebook. Lawyers for Paul Ceglia (SEHG'-lee-uh) and the Palo Alto, Calif.-based social networking site are to appear...
The nation's weather
Weather Underground Forecast for Wednesday, April 04, 2012. Thunderstorms will move into the Mississippi Valley on Wednesday as low pressure and a cold front push eastward from the southern Plains. This low caused...
Western ski resorts wrapping unpredictable season
Western ski resorts are wrapping up one of the most unusual and unpredictable snow seasons in recent memory. New Mexico, traditionally warmer and with less reliable snowfall than its northern neighbors, this weekend...