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Prosecutors drop charge against AC/DC drummer

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

New Zealand authorities made an embarrassing about-face on Friday when prosecutors dropped a murder-for-hire charge against AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd, saying there was not enough evidence to proceed.

 

Probe finds porous security at NYC's Rikers Island

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Water bottles filled with vodka that go uninspected. Lunch boxes packed with drugs allowed to bypass X-ray machines. Razor blades and other objects waved on through, even when they set off metal detectors.

 

Jihadi fighters on cruise ships to Syria

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

Would-be jihadi fighters are increasingly booking tickets on cruise ships to join extremists in battle zones in Syria and Iraq.

 

 

House Speaker Boehner warns Obama on immigration

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

In a blunt post-election warning, House Speaker John Boehner cautioned President Barack Obama on Thursday against taking sweeping action on immigration.

 

 

Joy, dismay as two sides assess gay-marriage ruling

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

One side was euphoric, the other dismayed.

 

 

Inventor of CorningWare glass dies in New York

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

S. Donald Stookey is no household name, but his best-known invention truly is: CorningWare.

 

 

FBI says agent impersonated AP reporter

Posted 11/7/2014 in National

FBI Director James Comey says an agent impersonated an Associated Press reporter during a 2007 criminal investigation.

 

 

Obama vows to 'get the job done' with Republicans

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

One day after sweeping Republican election gains, President Barack Obama and Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell pledged to try to turn divided government into a force for good.

 

 

Feeding the homeless: Charity or crime?

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

To Arnold Abbott, feeding the homeless in a public park in South Florida was an act of charity.

 

 

Report: Africa ivory smuggled on China state visit

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

Chinese officials and businesspeople used a state trip by President Xi Jinping and other high-level visits to smuggle ivory out of Tanzania.

 

 

Suspect in Washington killing arrested in Oregon

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

A 33-year-old man accused of murder in the slaying of his girlfriend in Washington state, posting photos of her body online, and writing that he wanted authorities to kill him has peacefully surrendered in Oregon.

 

Abducted Pa. woman home after rescue; man arrested

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

A woman abducted off a Philadelphia street returned home early Thursday.

 

Survey finds people text and drive knowing dangers

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

Nearly everyone agrees that texting and driving is dangerous. Many people do it anyway.

 

 

AC/DC drummer accused of trying to arrange deaths

Posted 11/6/2014 in National

The 60-year-old drummer for Australian rock band AC/DC whose hits include "Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap" was accused Thursday of trying to arrange two killings as well as possession of drugs.

 

 

Wins give GOP wider Washington influence

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

With sweeping victories that exceeded their own sky-high expectations, the GOP has dealt President Barack Obama and Democrats the most devastating electoral defeat of his presidency.

 

 

Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola -- chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug.

 

 

Shy bladder group protests DirecTV ad

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Shy bladder sufferers want DirecTV to stop airing a television ad where a "painfully awkward" actor Rob Lowe says that he can't urinate in public.

 

 

Ballot measures: Oregon, DC voters OK use of pot

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

Voters in Oregon and the District of Columbia legalized the use of recreational pot, elating marijuana activists who hope to extend their winning streak across the country.

 

 

Disciplinary acts against nuke officers topped 16

Posted 11/5/2014 in National

The Air Force has fired or disciplined at least 16 nuclear missile commanders or senior officers for misconduct and other failings.

 

 

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