By By MARYCLAIRE DALEAssociated Press
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - It might not be the White House, but former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush will follow in his father's footsteps as head of the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia.
The younger Bush on Thursday was named the next chairman of the
By By PAULINE JELINEKAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says the U.S. has serious concerns that Syria is thinking of using its chemical weapons.
Panetta did not say what new intelligence information he has about the intentions of President Bashar Assad. But the
By By BRADY MCCOMBS and RACHEL ZOLLAssociated Press
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Mormon leaders made their most significant outreach yet to gays and lesbians, unveiling a new website Thursday that encourages church members to be more compassionate in discussions about homosexuality.
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) - A whale carcass rotting near celebrity homes in Malibu is causing a gigantic cleanup problem as authorities try to decide who's responsible for getting rid of it.
Los Angeles County lifeguards planned to try to pull the 40,000-pound carcass out to sea at high tide, said
By By DENISE LAVOIEAP Legal Affairs Writer
BOSTON (AP) - Victims of a meningitis outbreak tied to a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will likely be allowed to do an exhaustive inspection of the facility, a federal judge said Thursday.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Jennifer Boal said she is inclined
By By BILL DRAPERAssociated Press
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - A woman accused with her husband of forcing a teenage girl to be a sex slave for years in their mobile home pleaded guilty Thursday to a federal conspiracy charge in a deal contingent on her being sentenced to probation.
By By LOLITA C. BALDORAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Pentagon's top lawyer has resigned and says he will return to private practice.
Jeh (jay) Johnson is stepping down at the end of December after four years that included a number of controversial legal issues including the
By By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Zoo is removing an observation deck from which a 2-year-old boy fell before he was fatally mauled by wild African dogs in an exhibit below, a district attorney said Thursday.
Allegheny County District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr
By By MICHAEL KUNZELMAN and KEVIN MCGILLAssociated Press
NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans' corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and damaged his standing as one of the
By By RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVARAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Americans are living longer, and Republicans want to raise the Medicare eligibility age as part of any deal to reduce the government's huge deficits.
But what sounds like a prudent sacrifice for an aging society that must watch