Official: Treasury played no role in IRS targeting
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:30am
(AP) — The Treasury Department's No. 2 official is telling Congress that his agency played no role in the Internal Revenue Service's targeting of conservative groups.
Trial for captain in deadly shipwreck in Italy
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:23am
(AP) — An Italian judge has ordered the captain of the Costa Concordia cruise ship to stand trial for manslaughter in the vessel's shipwreck off the coast of Tuscany, which killed 32 people.
FBI: Man shot dead in Fla had become violent during questioning in Boston bombing case
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:22am
(AP) — FBI: Man shot dead in Fla had become violent during questioning in Boston bombing case.
Iran's Ahmadinejad denounces election decision
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:18am
(AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from next month's presidential race is an act of "oppression" and that he will take the case to the country's supreme leader.
House panel seeks to curb military sexual assaults
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:15am
(AP) — Determined to check the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces, a House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to longstanding military law. They include stripping commanding officers of their unilateral authority to change or dismiss a court-martial conviction and requiring that service members found guilty of sexual offenses be dismissed or dishonorably discharged.
Target's 1Q profit drops 26 pct on weak sales
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:15am
(AP) — Target Corp. reported a 26 percent drop in first-quarter profit as cool temperatures and financial pressures limited customers' appetite for spending.
'GMA' host Roberts to write memoir about illness
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:14am
(AP) — Robin Roberts will tell the story of her battle with a life-threatening illness in a new memoir.
Vienna official: Looted Nazi goods returned
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:12am
(AP) — An official for the city of Vienna says the Austrian capital has handed over nearly 6,000 valuable objects looted by the Nazis to their rightful owners or their heirs since it started taking inventory of them 14 years ago.
Woods: Garcia comment hurtful, time to move on
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:11am
(AP) — Tiger Woods says the "fried chicken" comment from Sergio Garcia was hurtful and inappropriate. Two weeks after they verbally sparred at The Players Championship, Woods say it's time to move on.
Garcetti elected Los Angeles mayor over Greuel
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 9:02am
(AP) — City Councilman Eric Garcetti defeated Controller Wendy Greuel to become next mayor of Los Angeles after a campaign in which he depicted his rival a pawn of powerful labor bosses.
Mortar lands in Congo as UN chief arrives
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:50am
(AP) — A mortar round exploded in Goma, a city in eastern Congo which has been in the crosshairs of this country's latest rebellion, officials said Wednesday, as the United Nations secretary-general arrived in Congo's capital for a two-day visit expected to take him to Goma.
Zimbabwe's president signs new constitution
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:48am
(AP) — Zimbabwe's president signs into law a new constitution and vows to hold peaceful and clean elections later this year.
South Sudan warns it may shut down oil flow again
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:38am
(AP) — South Sudan is warning that it may stop exporting oil through Sudan's pipelines again.
Czech president settles dispute over gay rights
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:34am
(AP) — The Czech president says he will no longer block a university professorship for a gay rights activist who had been critical of him.
Vatican releases 1st report of financial watchdog
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:31am
(AP) — The Vatican took another step Wednesday to show greater financial transparency by publishing the first annual report from its financial watchdog agency and announcing new regulations to fight money laundering and terror financing.
UK eyes giving visas to 600 Afghan interpreters
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:27am
(AP) — Britain is proposing to give around 600 Afghan interpreters who worked alongside its troops the right to settle in the U.K. in recognition of the risks to their personal safety.
Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:19am
(AP) — Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
Irishman charged with 1982 IRA Hyde Park bombing
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:19am
(AP) — A 61-year-old Irishman was charged in Britain Wednesday with the Irish Republican Army bombing of the queen's ceremonial cavalry in Hyde Park in 1982, a strike at a top London tourist attraction that killed four soldiers and seven horses.
GOP questions IRS scrutiny of anti-abortion groups
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:17am
(AP) — When a small anti-abortion group in Iowa sought nonprofit status, the Internal Revenue Service asked its board to promise not to organize protests outside Planned Parenthood and demanded to know how its prayer meetings and protest signs were educational.
Oil stays near $96 before crude stocks report, Fed
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 8:15am
The price of oil was little changed above $96 a barrel Wednesday as investors waited confirmation of a rise in U.S. crude stocks and the Federal Reserve's latest views on the U.S. economy.
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