By MALCOLM RITTERAP Science Writer
NEW YORK (AP) - Last year brought a record heat wave to Texas, massive floods in Bangkok and an unusually warm November in England. How much has global warming boosted the chances of events like that?
Quite a lot in Texas and England, but apparently not at all
By LUIS ALONSO LUGOAssociated Press
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Organization of American States should not suspend Paraguay for impeaching its president because doing so would only isolate the country and create more problems, the group's secretary general said Tuesday.
Jose Miguel Insulza made the
By PETE YOST and RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTIAssociated Press
HOUSTON (AP) - Attorney General Eric Holder said Tuesday he opposes a new photo ID requirement in Texas elections because it would be harmful to minority voters.
In remarks to the NAACP in Houston, the attorney general said the Justice
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - A federal lawsuit filed by a man alleging that former Penn State football coach Jerry Sandusky sexually abused him during a Wisconsin Badgers home football game in 2002 has been dismissed by a judge who called the allegations frivolous and malicious.
U.S. District Judge William
By JOE MANDAKAssociated Press
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Prosecutors won't pursue the death penalty against a former armored car guard who allegedly stole $2.3 million from the vehicle after killing his fellow guard, the district attorney said Tuesday.
The attorney for the jailed guard, Kenneth Konias
By NATALIYA VASILYEVAAssociated Press
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's parliament on Tuesday ratified a long-awaited agreement with the United States regulating the adoption of Russian children by Americans.
The ratification by a 244-96-2 vote in the State Duma came a year after the two countries
TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A Tacoma man says he needed emergency surgery after accidentally eating a steel bristle from a grill brush he used during a barbeque. KING 5 reports that Adam Wojtanowicz's abdominal pain would not go away after taking antibiotics and medication so he went
By CURT ANDERSONAP Legal Affairs Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A neurosurgeon who treated a severely beaten Florida girl is calling her recovery a miracle but says she likely faces a lifetime of psychological problems.
Dr. Randell Powell testified Tuesday he didn't think Josie Lou
MSNBC.COM - A hiker stranded by a broken leg in a remote part of California's
Shasta-Trinity National Forest acted as a doctor first, and a patient
second, when the paramedic who flew in to rescue him last week was
struck in the head by a helicopter blade.
Dr. Jeremy Kilburn, an
THEDAILYCALLER.COM - The Congressional Budget Office estimates the U.S. will report nearly a trillion dollar deficit for the first nine months of fiscal year 2012.
In its "monthly budget review," the CBO reports that the Treasury Department has accrued a $905 billion deficit throughout the first