By KEVIN FREKINGAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Top Republican lawmakers have called on Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki to fire his chief of staff for approving two training conferences that led to $762,000 in questionable spending.
The department had already accepted the
By PETE YOSTAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - Federal investigators have charged 530 people for allegedly defrauding more than 73,000 desperate homeowners around the country who fell behind on mortgage payments, leaving them vulnerable to con artists offering to help them avoid foreclosure.
BRANFORD, Conn. (AP) - A former WWE wrestler has been arrested in Connecticut for a fifth time in weeks on charges stemming from domestic violence cases.
Branford police say 39-year-old Tamara Sytch (STICH), known in the ring as "Sunny," was arrested Monday when officers say they found her drunk
By AMY FORLITIAssociated Press
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A Minnesota man who spent two months with a terrorist group in his native Somalia told a jury Tuesday that another man on trial for allegedly helping funnel recruits to the group provided money to buy weapons for fighters.
Salah Osman Ahmed, 29
By DOUG ESSERAssociated Press
SEATTLE (AP) - A Michigan woman dying of leukemia says she hopes her embarrassment during a Seattle airport security pat-down might change the way the Transportation Security Administration treats travelers with medical conditions.
A TSA spokeswoman said late
By JESSE J. HOLLANDAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court seemed inclined Tuesday to eliminate the authority of federal judges to indefinitely delay a death row inmate's federal appeals in the hope that the convict would become mentally competent enough to help his or her
By ARON HELLERAssociated Press
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel's prime minister on Tuesday ordered new parliamentary elections in early 2013, roughly eight months ahead of schedule, setting the stage for a lightning quick campaign that will likely win him re-election.
For nearly four years, Prime
By EDITH M. LEDERERAssociated Press
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday extended authorization for the NATO-led force in Afghanistan for a year and welcomed the agreement to gradually transfer full responsibility for security in the country to the Afghan government by the
By MIKE SCHNEIDERAssociated Press
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - The first of a dozen defendants charged in the hazing death of a Florida A&M drum major entered a plea of no contest Tuesday to third-degree felony hazing.
A judge didn't impose a conviction on 23-year-old Brian Jones, of Parrish,
MIAMI (AP) - As a Florida medical examiner tries to determine how 32-year-old Edward Archbold died after eating insects during a contest to win a snake, people around the country are asking: Why? Why would anyone eat a live cockroach? Why did he die Friday when several others in