Tucson police winding down search for missing girl
Police are scaling back search efforts for a 6-year-old girl who was last seen Friday night when she was getting ready for bed in her Tucson home. Tucson Police Chief Roberto Villasenor said Tuesday that law...
Boy awaiting heart transplant abducted from St. Louis hospital
By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Missouri (Reuters) - A child-abduction alert was issued on Tuesday in St. Louis for a 5-year-old boy who police said was on a waiting list for a heart transplant and is believed
Halliburton objects to Gulf spill settlement
Cement contractor Halliburton is objecting to a proposed $7.8 billion settlement between BP and a plaintiffs group representing more than 100,000 victims of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. Halliburton said in...
Top vet rushes to soothe mad cow fears
By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Hours after confirming to reporters that the United States had found its fourth-ever case of mad cow disease, John Clifford was ready to answer the world's questions
Texas mom slain in abduction fondly remembered
Friends and family of a Houston-area woman who was fatally shot trying to save her newborn son from being abducted remembered her fondly Tuesday as a mother who lived for her children and heroically fought for one of...
Protesters crash Wells Fargo shareholder meeting
Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators from across the country descended on San Francisco Tuesday in an attempt to crash banking giant Wells Fargo's annual shareholders meeting. Several dozen people representing...
Family of missing Arizona girl, 6, allowed home
By Marisa Gerber (Reuters) - The parents of a missing 6-year-old Arizona girl who authorities said may have been snatched from her bedroom in Tucson were allowed home on Tuesday as police began to scale back
Fla.-bound jet makes emergency landing in NY
A JetBlue aircraft bound for West Palm Beach, Fla., made an emergency landing at a suburban New York airport shortly after hitting birds upon takeoff. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters says JetBlue...
Md. authorities: 5 dead, carbon monoxide suspected
A supermarket bakery employee, her husband and three others were found dead inside a suburban Washington home Tuesday of suspected carbon monoxide poisoning, rattling a close-knit community of immigrant churchgoers who...
Questions, answers about arrest in the Gulf spill
Federal prosecutors brought the first criminal charges Tuesday in the Deepwater Horizon disaster, accusing Kurt Mix, a former BP engineer, of destroying evidence by deleting more than 300 text messages, including a...
Father of Christmas fire victims starts project
The father of three girls killed in a Christmas morning fire said Tuesday he's channeling his grief into a project that supports school arts programs in their memory. Matthew Badger told The Associated Press that the...
Recall news, 1st Ld-Writethru
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APNewsBreak: 7.5 pct of deportations may get held
Immigration officials have offered to shelve 7.5 percent of deportation cases under a massive review of the backlogged U.S. system aimed at focusing on deporting more criminals, authorities said Tuesday. Immigration...
NATO summit protesters to be kept away from leaders
By Andrew Stern CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday told Chicago anti-war demonstrators they will have to stay blocks from next month's NATO summit for security reasons, which protest lead
Marine booked in killing of another Marine's wife
A Marine already in custody in the theft of an assault weapon was booked Tuesday on suspicion of murder in the death of another Marine's wife, authorities said. The latest allegation against Louis Ray Perez came a week...
Maine regulators pave way for US tidal power
Maine regulators on Tuesday put three utilities on the path to distribute electricity harnessed from tides at the nation's eastern tip, a key milestone in a bid to turn the natural rise and fall of ocean levels into...
California controller can't block lawmakers pay: judge
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California's controller improperly suspended the pay of lawmakers last year after deciding a budget they approved was not balanced, a state judge tentatively ruled on Tuesday. State
U.S. says Marines punished over Brazil prostitute
By Phil Stewart BRASILIA (Reuters) - Another embarrassing incident surfaced involving U.S. personnel and prostitution in Latin America on Tuesday, as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said that Marines had been
California's population growth seen slowing
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - California' population will grow at much slower pace than state officials projected as its birth rate sags and immigration levels off, a study said on Tuesday, with significant ramificatio
Rural Ky. town readies for private prison closure
After a sex scandal at a privately run prison in rural Kentucky, the state cut off the institution's funding and now it's shutting down _ and that worries town officials in an impoverished Appalachian community where...
Documents: Accused Pa. priest kept in parishes
Two Roman Catholic archbishops moved a troubled priest to new parishes despite dire warnings he was having sex with minors, according to church documents read in a Philadelphia court Tuesday. Cardinal John Krol of...
NJ woman denies trapping mother-in-law in basement
A northern New Jersey woman charged with elderly neglect after authorities found her mother-in-law living in the basement with the door barricaded said Tuesday that police misinterpreted the situation and she'll fight...
Obama visit to spotlight Iowa's high student debt
President Barack Obama's visit to Iowa to talk about college costs is drawing attention to a surprising fact about a state known for education and frugality: its college students graduate with some of the highest debt...
Arizona sheriff locks down jail over racial tension
By Tim Gaynor PHOENIX (Reuters) - A hard-line Arizona sheriff under federal investigation for alleged racial profiling of Hispanics placed parts of a Phoenix jail on indefinite lockdown on Tuesday over what
Pennsylvania lawmaker wins and loses on the same day
By Mark Shade and Matt Stroud HARRISBURG/WAYNESBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - One of Pennsylvania's most influential politicians was certain he would rack up another election victory on Tuesday, but any cele
Rodney King reflects on an up-down life since riot
We saw his face a bloody, pulpy mess. And in 1992, when the four Los Angeles Police officers who beat him after a traffic stop were acquitted, it touched off anger that affected an entire generation. Now, 20 years...
Empire State Building about to lose status as tallest in NYC
NEW YORK (Reuters) - One World Trade Center, being built at the site of the fallen twin towers, could surpass the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York as soon as next week, a city official said
Neighborhood watch defendants opt for bench trial
Two brothers accused of beating a black teenager while patrolling for a Jewish neighborhood watch have withdrawn a request to move their trial, saying comparisons to the Trayvon Martin shooting would make it hard to get...
Mexico to maintain US beef trade after mad cow case
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's agriculture ministry said on Tuesday it had no plans to stop beef trade with the United States after U.S. authorities confirmed a case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or mad co
Two more US Secret Service agents resign over Colombia scandal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more U.S. Secret Service agents are resigning over a scandal in Colombia involving prostitutes, the U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday. Out of the five remaining employees on administr
U.S. indicts Sinaloa cartel boss "El Chapo," 23 others
By Jared Taylor MCALLEN, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. authorities accused two dozen top bosses of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, including leader Joaquin El Chapo Guzman, of murder, money laundering and racketeerin
App aims to make "Hey Sexy" a sound of old New York
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Exasperated by the wolf whistles and cat calls that seem to be the universal welcome for women passing construction sites? New York City is creating an app for that. City Council Speaker
Bermuda investigating ship's failure to help boat
Shipping authorities in Bermuda are investigating whether the officers and crew of an American-owned luxury cruise ship failed in their duty to help a vessel in distress after passengers spotted a small open boat...
Rocker Ted Nugent shoots one black bear too many
By Yereth Rosen ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) - Rock musician and conservative activist Ted Nugent pleaded guilty on Tuesday to a federal wildlife violation after he failed to track down and kill a black bear
APNewsBreak: Infected cow found in California
A senior manager with a California rendering company said Tuesday a cow at its Hanford, Calif., transfer station tested positive for mad cow disease. Dennis Luckey, executive vice president of Baker Commodities in Los...
Grandson in custody in Cleveland couple's slayings
A man has been arrested as a suspect in the slayings of his grandparents at their northeast Ohio home. Cleveland police said Tuesday that the 29-year-old man is suspected in the deaths of 75-year-old Jim King and his...
Family of missing Arizona girl, 6, allowed home
By Marisa Gerber (Reuters) - The parents of a missing 6-year-old Arizona girl who authorities said may have been snatched from her bedroom in Tucson were allowed home on Tuesday after a search of the family
Two more Secret Service agents resigning: government sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two more U.S. Secret Service agents are resigning over a scandal in Colombia involving prostitutes, two government sources told Reuters on Tuesday. A third agent faced termination proc
Factbox: Mad cow cases in U.S. and Canada
(Reuters) - The following are key dates in the spread of mad cow disease in Canada and the United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture confirmed on Tuesday the fourth U.S. case of mad cow, formally kno
Detroit man, 18, ordered to trial in 2 rape cases
Two women testified in a Detroit courtroom Tuesday that an 18-year-old man approached them as they walked alone on city streets this month, forced them at gunpoint to desolate areas and raped them. After hearing their...
Pa. armored car suspect's Florida trek unexplained
Now that the armored car guard accused of killing his partner and making off with more than $2 million has been arrested in Florida, federal and local officials in Pittsburgh are trying to figure out how the suspect...
WikiLeaks suspect Manning seeks dismissal of charges
By Lily Kuo FORT MEADE, Maryland (Reuters) - Army intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, charged with leaking thousands of classified U.S. government cables, argued on Tuesday for the dismissal of the charges
North Dakota man convicted in decapitation slaying
A North Dakota man was convicted Tuesday of shooting and beheading a university researcher in what prosecutors claimed was an attempt to start a white supremacist group. Jurors had the case for less than three hours...
How the Supreme Court justices came to America
(Reuters) - On Wednesday, the Supreme Court will close out the 2011-2012 term with another controversial case: Arizona v. United States, which challenges Arizona's crackdown on illegal immigrants. The case w
Google investing $300M to build Iowa data center
Google Inc. announced Tuesday it was investing $300 million to build another data center in Council Bluffs, bringing the Internet search company's total investment in the western Iowa city to about $900 million. The...
Detroit judge proud of shirtless pic sent to women
A Detroit judge says the verdict is in: He's proud of his physique and has no reason to be ashamed of sending a shirtless photo of himself to women, including at least one court employee. A TV station confronted...
Worker found dead at Kennedy Center launch pad
A custodial worker has been found dead at a Kennedy Space Center launch pad. The male worker was found Tuesday afternoon in a building located under the liquid oxygen tank at the same pad used for the final shuttle...
Exclusive: U.S. eyes options to restart Afghan peace talks
By Missy Ryan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President !a class="tagLink" href="http://townhall.com/tags/barack-obama">Barack Obama!/a>'s administration, seeking to revive stalled Afghan peace talks, may alter plans
Porn actress claims affair with slain Fla. heir
A former prostitute and porn actress testified Tuesday that she had a yearlong affair with a Florida millionaire that ended only when he was beaten to death. Rebecca Bliss, 40, her arms and legs heavily tattooed, said...
Girl's mom seeks restraining order against student
A Kentucky mother who claims her 9-year-old daughter has been bullied for two school years is seeking a restraining order against a fourth-grade boy she accused of tormenting her daughter, kicking her in the chest and...