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What you 'like' on Facebook can be revealing

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Clicking those friendly blue "like" buttons strewn across the Web may be doing more than marking you as a fan of Coca-Cola or Lady Gaga. It could out you as gay. It might reveal how you vote. It might even suggest that you're an unmarried introvert with a high IQ and a weakness for nicotine.

 

 

Owner: SUV in deadly Ohio crash was stolen

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Investigators on Monday tried to piece together what eight teenagers crammed into a stolen SUV were up to before the vehicle flipped over into a pond, killing six of them.

 

 

United States expels two Venezuelan diplomats

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

 

 

America's new love: Water

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

It wasn't too long ago that America had a love affair with soda. Now, an old flame has the country's heart.

 

 

FDA head says menu labeling 'thorny' issue

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Diners will have to wait a little longer to find calorie counts on most restaurant chain menus, in supermarkets and on vending machines.

 

 

Senate panel ready to OK gun background checks

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Democrats are ready to muscle expanded background checks and other gun curbs through a Senate committee, giving President Barack Obama an initial if temporary victory on one of his top priorities.

 

Man sought in grandparents' deaths in Wash. state

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

Authorities are searching the Northwest for a man accused of killing his Seattle-area grandparents, who had just picked him up after his release from a Washington state prison, hosted a party in his honor and offered him a room in their home for the night.

China may end long-hated labor re-education camps

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

All it took was a handwritten note from police to send Zhao Meifu to a labor camp for a year in China's arid northwest. The farmer had been seeking redress for decades over a land grab by village officials. Tired of her complaints, police saw the labor camp as a quick way to get rid of her.

 

Drugmakers ramp up fight against fakes

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

More than two dozen of the world's largest pharmaceutical companies have agreed to provide funding and other support to Interpol's battle against counterfeit prescription drugs, the international police agency said Tuesday.

 

 

New center offers help for dogs consumed by fear from abuse

Posted 3/12/2013 in National

People want their dog to be a friend, not afraid. But sometimes, fear grips dogs so tightly they shake, cower, bite, growl or pee.

 

 

Jeb Bush: Political reporters 'crack addicts'

Posted 3/11/2013 in National

 

 

Cardinals count down to conclave

Posted 3/11/2013 in National

Cardinals gathered for their final day of talks Monday before the conclave to elect the next pope, amid debate over whether the Catholic Church needs more of a manager pope to clean up the Vatican or a pastoral pope who can inspire the faithful at a time of crisis.

 

Study: Even ancient mummies had clogged arteries

Posted 3/11/2013 in National

Even without modern-day temptations like fast food or cigarettes, people had clogged arteries some 4,000 years ago, according to the biggest-ever hunt for the condition in mummies.

 

AP analysis: Soldiers' combat stress felt far from front lines of battle

Posted 3/11/2013 in National

The gritty combat in Afghanistan is thousands of miles away. But the analysts in the cavernous room at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia relive the explosions, the carnage and the vivid after-battle assessments of the bombings over and over again. The repeated exposure to death and destruction rolling across their computer screens is taking its own special toll on their lives.

 

Sistine chimney installed as conclave nears

Posted 3/9/2013 in National

The Vatican sought Saturday to quash speculation that divisions among cardinals could drag out the conclave to elect the new pope, while preparations for the vote plowed ahead with firefighters installing the Sistine Chapel chimney that will tell the world when a decision has been reached.

 

Colo shooting suspect was hospitalized, restrained

Posted 3/9/2013 in National

Colorado theater shooting suspect James Holmes was taken from jail to the psychiatric ward of a hospital in November because he was considered a danger to himself, and he was frequently held in restraints while hospitalized, according to a court document released Friday.

 

 

Hagel: Optimistic on reaching commando agreement

Posted 3/9/2013 in National

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said he believes U.S. officials will be able to work things out with Afghan leaders who have ordered special operations forces out of Wardak province, even as commandos face a Monday deadline to leave.

 

Hot chicks: At 60, Peeps more popular than ever

Posted 3/9/2013 in National

It's Easter morning. A boy rouses his younger brother, and they run to the living room to find their baskets filled with -- what else? -- Peeps.

 

Tenn. police chief's polygraph targets racist applicants

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

A police chief hired to rebuild a tiny Tennessee department dismantled by scandal is using a lie-detector test to keep racists off his force.

 

 

Arkansas GOP eyes Planned Parenthood funds next

Posted 3/8/2013 in National

Not content with enacting the most restrictive abortion law in the country, Arkansas Republicans plan to press the legislative advantage their party hasn't enjoyed since Reconstruction by making it even more difficult for women to get abortions in the state.

 

 

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