By JOSH LEDERMANAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Some Democrats in tough races are returning their invitations to the Democratic National Convention with a note attached: Thanks, but no thanks.
Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri is the highest-profile Democrat
By SUZETTE LABOYAssociated Press
MIAMI (AP) - Lab tests detected only marijuana in the system of a Florida man shot while chewing on another man's face, the medical examiner said Wednesday, ruling out other street drugs including the components typically found in the
By JULIE CARR SMYTHAssociated Press
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - As a political science major at Ohio State University, Ida Seitter says, she lit up many a cigarette to help her through the stress of exam season. Right or wrong, they were her security blanket as she toiled through
By JENNIFER SINCO KELLEHERAssociated Press
HONOLULU (AP) - Racial slurs preceded a deadly encounter at a Waikiki McDonald's, leaving a U.S. Department of State agent charged with murdering a Hawaii man, the agent's attorney claims in a request to move the case to federal
By MATTHEW PERRONEAP Health Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Food and Drug Administration has approved Arena Pharmaceutical's anti-obesity pill Belviq, the first new prescription drug for long-term weight loss to enter the U.S. market in over a decade.
By SAMANTHA GROSSAssociated Press
NEW YORK (AP) - Some 9/11 families upset over the delay in completing the Sept. 11 museum are accusing the governors of New York and New Jersey of betraying the terrorist attack victims.
More than 200 family members signed a
By BRENDAN FARRINGTON and TAMARA LUSHAssociated Press
SOPCHOPPY, Fla. (AP) - Debby destroyed homes and businesses, washed away roads and flooded neighborhoods in Florida before the once-large tropical storm drifted out to sea Wednesday, leaving behind a sopping mess
By ISHTIAQ MAHSUDAssociated Press
DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (AP) - The Taliban released a video Wednesday that they say shows the heads of 17 Pakistani soldiers captured in a cross-border raid from Afghanistan this week and beheaded.
In violence Wednesday, a
By BETSY BLANEYAssociated Press
AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - In the months before his arrest, authorities said, Khalid Ali-M Aldawsari collected bomb-making supplies and instructional videos and made a list of targets, from nuclear power plants to the home of a former president. His