By JEFF BARNARDAssociated Press
BEND, Ore. (AP) - A gas station owner and an Iraqi adventurer trying to fly from Oregon to Montana in tandem lawn chairs suspended from party balloons made a hard landing Saturday after aborting their flight due to thunderstorms - but their craft kept flying.
CHICAGO (AP) - A staff member for President Barack Obama's re-election campaign died Friday after collapsing at the campaign's Chicago headquarters, campaign officials said.
Alex Okrent, 29, worked in the campaign's paid media department, which handles advertising.
The Chicago Sun-Times
By RANDALL CHASEAssociated Press
DOVER, Del. (AP) - Armed men suspected of triggering an exchange of gunfire at a weekend soccer tournament in Delaware that left three people dead and two wounded apparently targeted the tournament organizer, but authorities on Monday remained mum about the motive
By ELLIOT SPAGATAssociated Press
SAN DIEGO (AP) - The San Diego Trolley was packed. Hotel rooms facing the bay were sold out. And local radio was set to simulcast a patriotic score for the Fourth of July show.
But instead of 20 minutes of fireworks, the crowd
By JOHN S. MARSHALLAssociated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A Southern California man taking part in what is considered one of America's most grueling bicycle rides has been killed after he lost control of his bicycle and hit a tree.
Nicola Grossi, of La Mesa
By CAIN BURDEAUAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The federal government's first auction of offshore petroleum leases in the same area where the Deepwater Horizon exploded in 2010 brought in $1.7 billion in winning bids Wednesday.
By CARLA K. JOHNSONAP Medical Writer
CHICAGO (AP) - A Chicago man filed a federal lawsuit Monday claiming an Illinois jail prevented him from taking his prescribed HIV medications for a week, harming his health and violating his constitutional rights.
By DIDI TANGAssociated Press
BEIJING (AP) - In a China awash with fake iPhones, pirated DVDs and knockoff Louis Vuitton bags, rice trader Lin Chunping took fakery to a whole new level: He invented a U.S. bank and claimed he bought it.
By SYLVIA HUIAssociated Press
LONDON (AP) - International Olympic officials have opened a high-level investigation into allegations that authorized representatives in more than 50 countries - including a national Olympic committee - were involved in selling London Olympics
By ERRIN HAINESAssociated Press
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation has declined to accept a Ku Klux Klan group's application to join the state's "Adopt-A-Highway" program.
The International Keystone Knights of the KKK in Union