Japan's trade deficit hits $8.6 billion in April
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 8:18pm
(AP) — Japan reports its trade deficit widened to a larger-than-expected 879.9 billion yen ($8.6 billion) in April as its weakening currency accentuated surging import costs.
Jodi Arias asks for life term; jury deliberates
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 8:17pm
(AP) — Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
Senate panel approves immigration bill
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 8:13pm
(AP) — Far-reaching legislation to grant a chance at citizenship to millions of immigrants living illegally in the United States cleared the Senate Judiciary Committee on a solid bipartisan vote Tuesday night after supporters somberly sidestepped a controversy over the rights of gay spouses.
Court strikes down Arizona 20-week abortion ban
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:59pm
(AP) — A federal court Tuesday struck down Arizona's ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy absent a medical emergency.
Police defend officer who shot NY college student
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:58pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 8:00pm
(AP) — The president of a New York police union defended an officer who accidentally killed a Hofstra University student during a standoff with an armed intruder, saying Tuesday the only person responsible for the woman's death was the gunman who held her hostage.
Senate Judiciary Committee approves landmark immigration bill offering citizenship to millions
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:54pm
(AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee approves landmark immigration bill offering citizenship to millions.
Man charged in death of missing Maine teenager
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:50pm
(AP) — When 16-year-old Nichole Cable left home May 12, she told her family she was heading out to see someone she'd met on Facebook.
Nick Jonas, Giuliana Rancic to host Miss USA
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:50pm
(AP) — Donald Trump's Miss USA pageant will be hosted by a Jonas brother and an E! News personality.
Pentagon wants $450M for Guantanamo prison
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:48pm
(AP) — The Pentagon is asking Congress for more than $450 million for maintaining and upgrading the Guantanamo Bay prison that President Barack Obama wants to close.
Jury weighing Jodi Arias' fate adjourns for day
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:44pm
(AP) — The Phoenix jury deciding whether Jodi Arias should be sentenced to life in prison or execution has adjourned for the day.
Lawyer: No background check done on Jackson doctor
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:44pm
(AP) — AEG Live LLC did not conduct any background checks or supervise the doctor who was later convicted of killing Michael Jackson, a corporate attorney testified Tuesday in a lawsuit claiming the concert promoter was negligent in hiring the physician.
A diversion in the air for 'Today'
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:42pm
(AP) — Two charter airplanes carrying the "Today" show anchor team and their crew from Hawaii to Yellowstone National Park were diverted in the air to Oklahoma for coverage Tuesday of the catastrophic tornado outside of Oklahoma City.
Search for tornado survivors nearly complete
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:42pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 7:43pm
(AP) — Helmeted rescue workers raced Tuesday to complete the search for survivors and the dead in the Oklahoma City suburb where a mammoth tornado destroyed countless homes, cleared lots down to bare red earth and claimed 24 lives, including those of nine children.
AP PHOTOS: Devastation, reunion in tornado wake
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:31pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 7:31pm
Residents sift through the remnants of their homes and parents hug children outside a demolished elementary school. Emergency workers tend to the wounded.
Thunder star Kevin Durant makes $1M tornado pledge
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:25pm
(AP) — Oklahoma City isn't just a place where Thunder star Kevin Durant lives these days. It's home.
The new consoles from Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:21pm
(AP) — Microsoft is the last of the three big video game console makers to unveil its latest gaming system. The unveiling comes nearly eight years after the Xbox 360 went on sale. It follows last fall's debut of Nintendo's Wii U and a preview in February of the upcoming PlayStation 4 from Sony.
Microsoft touts Xbox One as all-in-1 entertainment
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:19pm
(AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one.
Power of Moore tornado dwarfs Hiroshima bomb
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:18pm
(AP) — Everything had to come together just perfectly to create the killer tornado in Moore, Okla.: wind speed, moisture in the air, temperature and timing. And when they did, the awesome energy released over that city dwarfed the power of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
Leahy steps back on gay marriage issue
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:13pm
(AP) — Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy says he will not offer — for now — an amendment to an immigration bill allowing gay Americans to seek green cards for their spouses.
Toronto mayor avoids questions about crack video
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 7:11pm
(AP) — Toronto Mayor Rob Ford continued to duck questions Tuesday about a video that purportedly shows him smoking crack cocaine despite calls by allies and rivals for further comment.
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