By DAVID A. LIEBAssociated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) - His spot on the ballot now guaranteed, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin began rebuilding support Wednesday among fellow Republicans who shunned him after a remark about "legitimate rape" while Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill honed
By MAX SEDDONAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - A Russian tycoon who has financed a newspaper critical of the Kremlin and supported the opposition has been charged with hooliganism and assault for punching a businessman during a television talk show. He dismissed the criminal case as politically
By SETH BORENSTEINAP Science Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) - NASA's future plans to explore Mars may end up using astronauts as space messengers.
The new idea surfaced as a special team looking for a new Mars robotic exploration plan released a preliminary report Tuesday.
One of the option calls
By DERRIK J. LANGAP Entertainment Writer
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Look out, Alec Baldwin.
Edward Norton, Jonah Hill, Snoop Dogg and several other stars are slated to play in a celebrity tournament of the popular online game "Words With Friends" for charity. The celebs will begin facing off against
By CHRIS JENKINSAP Sports Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - With the Green Bay Packers still seething, fans pondering the possibility of turning off their televisions on NFL Sundays and even the President weighing in, it's official: Overnight, the NFL's replacement referees went from minor
By CARLEY PETESCHAssociated Press
JOHANNESBURG (AP) - Firebrand South African politician Julius Malema proclaimed his innocence Wednesday and said the money laundering charges against him were a political plot to silence his criticism of the president.
Malema is the most prominent critic of
By MARIA DANILOVAAssociated Press
UREKI, Georgia (AP) - Georgia's richest man, billionaire and philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili seems to have it all - a head-spinning fortune, the respect of his country and gleaming, art-filled palaces across the globe, including one where zebras and pink
By GARANCE BURKEAssociated Press
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Democratic Rep. Pete Stark, the longest-serving member of California's largest-in-the-nation congressional delegation, offered a taste of his trademark invective.
"It's a question of choosing experience, or a novice who likes to
By BRIDGET MURPHYAssociated Press
BOSTON (AP) - A chemist at the center of a drug lab testing scandal admitted she faked results for two to three years, forged signatures and skipped proper procedures, a police report shows.
Some of Annie Dookhan's colleagues also had concerns for years
NEW YORK (AP) - A former U.S. ambassador has announced a multimillion dollar pledge to support a landmark U.N. resolution calling for women to be included in decision-making positions at every level of peacemaking and peacebuilding.
Swanee Hunt, a lecturer at Harvard University's Kennedy School