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Special election in Ariz. to replace Giffords

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Democrats are hoping that late campaign appearances by former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords will help push her hand-picked successor to victory in a special congressional election in Arizona.

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Commerce secretary Bryson taking leave of absence

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Commerce Secretary John Bryson is taking a medical leave of absence to undergo tests after suffering a seizure connected to two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area over the weekend.

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Japanese composting may be new food waste solution

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Down the back stairs of the clubhouse kitchen, on a plot lost among the expanse of tightly trimmed fairways and greens, weeks-old food is buried under a tarp and mulch and left to decompose.

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Noisy hospitals need Rx for quiet as patients rest

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Anyone who's had a hospital stay knows the beeping monitors, the pagers and phones, the hallway chatter, the roommate, even the squeaky laundry carts all make for a not-so-restful place to heal.

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Cops leave home after search for Auburn suspect

Posted: 06/12/2012 - Authorities in Montgomery left a home early Tuesday where they believed the man charged with fatally shooting three people near Auburn University might have been hiding.

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First accuser describes Sandusky claims in detail

Posted: 06/12/2012 - The first witness to take the stand against former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky said he regretted having kept the alleged sexual abuse a secret.

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Sandusky witness describes abuse, 'creepy' letters

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The first witness in Jerry Sandusky's trial said the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused him as a young teenager on campus and in hotels and later sent him "creepy love letters."

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2 accused of hindering search for Ala suspect

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Desmonte Leonard's last address was at a residence in Montgomery, and authorities said they believe he returned to the city after gunfire erupted late Saturday in Auburn, about 50 miles away.

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US leaves unsettled supply talks with Pakistan

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The U.S. team that tried for more than a month to negotiate a reopening of blocked Pakistani supply routes into Afghanistan is coming home without an agreement, U.S. officials said Monday.

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Commerce: Bryson has 'limited recall' of events

Posted: 06/11/2012 - A Commerce Department official says Secretary John Bryson has a "limited recall of the events" in which he had a seizure and was involved in two traffic accidents in the Los Angeles area.

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States in unchartered waters using own terror laws

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The New York-based Center on National Security says states have attempted to prosecute terrorism charges no more than a few dozen times, though precise figures were not available.

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Court refuses to hear 'birther' argument again

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal challenging President Barack Obama's U.S. citizenship and his eligibility to serve as commander in chief.

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Talks stall on reopening Afghan supply routes

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The U.S. team that tried for more than a month to negotiate a reopening of blocked Pakistani supply routes into Afghanistan is coming home without an agreement, U.S. officials said Monday.

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Supreme Court turns down new Guantanamo appeals

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The Supreme Court is declining to take a new look at the rights of foreign prisoners held for the past decade at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba.

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FBI: 4 percent decline in violent crime

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The FBI says the number of violent crimes reported to police fell 4 percent last year when compared to 2010 and the number of property crimes went down 0.8 percent.

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Pastor Creflo Dollar denies attacking daughter

Posted: 06/11/2012 - A police report says the girl told a deputy her father charged at her, put his hands around her throat, began to punch her and started hitting her with his shoe. The deputy noted a scratch on her neck.

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Efforts to relax pot rules gaining momentum in US

Posted: 06/11/2012 - Rhode Island is poised to become the 15th state in the nation to decriminalize marijuana, a move that reflects big shifts in public opinion on America's favorite illicit drug.

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Police converge on Auburn shooting suspect

Updated: 06/11/2012 - The man suspected in a weekend party shooting that killed three people and wounded three others was previously arrested on charges involving guns and twice sued for child support

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Rapidly spreading wildfires choke Colo., N.M.

Posted: 06/11/2012 - The Colorado fire, burning in a mountainous area about 15 miles west of Fort Collins, grew to more than 31 square miles within about a day of being reported and has destroyed or damaged 18 structures.

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