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US and UK seek partners to go after Islamic State

Posted: 09/04/2014 - President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron pressed fellow NATO leaders Thursday to confront the "brutal and poisonous" Islamic State militant group that is wreaking havoc in Iraq and Syria - and urged regional partners like Jordan and Turkey to join the effort as well.

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Ex-Virginia Gov., wife guilty of public corruption

Posted: 09/04/2014 - Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife were convicted Thursday of using his office to promote a dietary supplement in exchange for gifts in a public corruption case that derailed the career of a onetime rising Republican star.

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Comedian Joan Rivers dead at 81

Updated: 09/04/2014 - Joan Rivers, the raucous, acid-tongued comedian who crashed the male-dominated realm of late-night talk shows and turned Hollywood red carpets into danger zones for badly dressed celebrities, died Thursday. She was 81.

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AP source: US to investigate Ferguson police

Posted: 09/03/2014 - The Justice Department plans to open an investigation into the practices of the Ferguson Police Department following an officer's shooting last month of an unarmed black man in the Missouri town, a person briefed on the matter said Wednesday night.

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Louisiana ruling breaks pro-gay marriage streak

Posted: 09/03/2014 - A federal judge upheld Louisiana's ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday, a rare loss for gay marriage supporters who had won more than 20 consecutive rulings overturning bans in other states.

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NC half brothers freed after 3 decades in prison

Posted: 09/03/2014 - North Carolina's longest-serving death row inmate and his younger half brother walked out as free men Wednesday, three decades after they were convicted of raping and murdering an 11-year-old girl who DNA evidence shows may have been killed by another man.

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30 teens escape from Nashville detention center

Posted: 09/03/2014 - Thirty teens "overwhelmed" their minders at a juvenile detention center by simultaneously breaking out of four dormitories and then crawling under a weak spot in a chain-link fence. By Tuesday evening, seven were still on the run.

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Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids' brains

Posted: 09/02/2014 - The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to UCLA, Tulane and other big universities.

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Double mastectomy doesn't boost survival for most

Posted: 09/02/2014 - A big study says removing both breasts to treat cancer in just one doesn't boost survival for most women. That's compared with removing just the tumor plus radiation.

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Arizona girl said Uzi was too much for her

Posted: 09/02/2014 - Police reports released Tuesday say a 9-year-old girl who accidentally killed a shooting range instructor with an Uzi in northern Arizona had said immediately after the shooting that she felt the gun was too much for her and had hurt her shoulder.

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Chicago activist back in court in immigration case

Posted: 09/02/2014 - A Chicago-area woman accused of covering up her conviction in a bombing in Israel when she entered the U.S. is returning to court for the first time since a new Detroit judge was assigned to her case.

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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

Posted: 09/01/2014 - McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

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Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

Posted: 09/01/2014 - President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections.

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