Diplomats: Iran expands nuke technology
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:25am
(AP) — Diplomats say Iran is moving ahead to update a program the West fears could be used to make nuclear weapons, in a blow to years of high-level diplomacy aimed at stopping it from doing so.
Syrian opposition urges rebels to join key battle
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:14am
(AP) — Syria's main opposition group is urging rebels to come from around the country to reinforce Qusair, a western town under attack by Syrian troops and members of Lebanon's Hezbollah group.
Octogenarians race to be oldest Everest climber
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:12am
(AP) — An 80-year-old Japanese extreme skier who climbed Mount Everest five years ago, but just missed becoming the oldest man to reach the summit, was back on the mountain Wednesday to make another attempt at the title.
Bank of England remains divided on stimulus
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:11am
(AP) — The Bank of England's policymakers remain divided on whether to provide more stimulus to the flat-lining economy.
Restaurant learns online reviews can make or break
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 5:10am
(AP) — It was the customer service disaster heard around the Internet.
Sony mulls hedge fund's entertainment sale idea
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:49am
(AP) — Sony's CEO Kazuo Hirai says the company's board will discuss a proposal by U.S. hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb to spin off up to 20 percent of its movie, TV and music division.
Under scrutiny, Va. gov's mansion a dichotomy
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:40am
(AP) — An embezzling case that began with a chef being accused of stealing food from Virginia's Executive Mansion and morphed into a political scandal involving two of the state's most powerful politicians has some people wondering: What goes on behind the wide double doors of the governor's house?
Arias speaks out about case in jailhouse interview
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:38am
(AP) — In a surprise jailhouse interview just hours after a jury began deliberating her fate, Jodi Arias spoke out Tuesday about her murder trial, her many fights with her legal team and her belief that she "deserves a second chance at freedom someday."
7 Egyptian security men kidnapped in Sinai freed
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:32am
(AP) — Six Egyptian policemen and a border guard kidnapped by suspected militants in the volatile Sinai Peninsula last week were freed by their captors Wednesday after successful mediation, the country's military spokesman said.
Garcetti builds growing lead as LA picks new mayor
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:22am
(AP) — Councilman Eric Garcetti, who jammed with pop star Moby and fashioned himself as a voice for a new generation of city leaders, has opened a growing lead in the race for Los Angeles mayor with the pool of uncounted ballots steadily shrinking.
Iran's Ahmadinejad denounces election decision
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:18am
(AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad says a decision by election overseers to disqualify his top aide from an upcoming presidential race is an act of "oppression" and he will take the case to the country's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
600 police photos of Tucson rampage scene released
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:15am
(AP) — In the chaotic moments after a gunman wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, investigators quickly turned a patrol car into a makeshift whiteboard, using markers to scrawl relevant information about the investigation.
Chinese premier begins 2-day visit to Pakistan
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:14am
(AP) — Pakistan says it shares "identical views" on foreign policy with China, whose premier is beginning a two-day visit to Islamabad in the latest sign of the tight relationship between the two Asian powers.
Anthony Weiner launches bid to become NYC mayor
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:08am
(AP) — Anthony Weiner's run for a renaissance is officially on.
Republican divisions may hinder party's momentum
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:05am
(AP) — A string of unrelated events are highlighting divisions among Republicans just when they'd like to show a united front to exploit the White House's latest political problems.
House panel seeks to curb military sexual assaults
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:03am
(AP) — A House panel is poised to approve a series of revisions to military law in an effort to stem the growing epidemic of sexual assaults in the armed forces.
Amid immigration reform, calls to change asylums
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:02am
(AP) — While Congress debates legalizing about 11 million immigrants living in the U.S. illegally, immigration advocates are pushing plans they say will open the asylum process for thousands more people who flee persecution in their home countries.
Star witness to stay mum for House hearing on IRS
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:00am
(AP) — A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently have to do so without input from the star witness.
Susan Powell's dad gets private eye to review file
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 4:00amUpdated on May 22, 2013 at 4:01am
(AP) — Police say they've taken their best shot at finding missing Utah mother Susan Powell. Now, her dad is hoping a review of the newly released case file — containing tens of thousands of pages of detective reports, maps, interview transcripts and more — might turn up something the investigators missed.
Star witness to be mum during House hearing on IRS
Posted on May 22, 2013 at 3:54am
(AP) — A House committee taking Congress' latest look at the Internal Revenue Service's mistreatment of tea party groups will apparently hold its hearing without input from its star witness.
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