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Wisconsin holds recall more than a year in making

Posted: 06/05/2012 - Both sides of the recall election targeting Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker are prepared for a razor-thin margin Tuesday as the Republican tries to become the first U.S. governor to successfully fend off a recall effort.

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Officials: CIA drone targets al-Qaida's No. 2

Posted: 06/05/2012 - A CIA drone strike Monday targeted al-Qaida's second in command, Abu Yahia al-Libi, in Pakistan, but it was unclear whether he was among those hit, U.S. officials said.

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Schools turn their noses up at 'pink slime'

Posted: 06/05/2012 - The nation's school districts are turning up their noses at "pink slime," the beef product that caused a public uproar earlier this year.

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Poll: Political independents outweigh partisans

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The survey also shows that those who do align themselves with a party are more ideological and have become more polarized than at any point in the last 25 years.

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Obama urges Senate passage of equal pay bill

Posted: 06/04/2012 - President Barack Obama is calling on the Senate to pass legislation that aims to assist women to earn the same pay as men. The bill is not expected to win the support it needs to advance.

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Attorney: George Zimmerman was confused, fearful

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin was confused and fearful when he and his wife misled court officials about their finances during an April bond hearing

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Wisconsin recall battle finally goes to voters

Posted: 06/04/2012 - On Tuesday, the only voices that matter will be those of Wisconsin voters deciding whether to keep Walker or fire him and hand his job to the Milwaukee mayor.

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Kids could someday get on Facebook, without lying

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The Wall Street Journal reported on the development in Monday's editions. It could be a long way off, or never get implemented, as happens with many features that Facebook tests.

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Feet of sand leave farms wasteland after flooding

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Hundreds of farmers are still struggling to remove sand and fill holes gouged by the Missouri River, which swelled with rain and snowmelt, overflowed its banks and damaged thousands of acres

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AP Photos: Iconic 'napalm girl' photo turns 40

Posted: 06/04/2012 - On June 8, 1972, a single photo communicated the horrors of the fighting in a way words could never describe, helping to end one of the most divisive conflicts in American history.

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Accusers' credibility possible Sandusky strategy

Posted: 06/04/2012 - A simple question could be the key to the case against Jerry Sandusky: Will the young men who contend the former Penn State assistant football coach sexually abused them be viewed as credible witnesses?

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Hanoi opens 3 new areas in search for MIAs

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Officials said this is the first time such a joint exchange of war artifacts has occurred. The two defense leaders agreed to return the papers to the families of the deceased soldiers.

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GOP plays offense in medical device tax fight

Posted: 06/04/2012 - So though it is destined to die in the Democratic-run Senate, GOP leaders plan to push legislation through the House this week to repeal an excise tax on the makers of medical devices sold in the U.S. sales.

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2 pilots die as firefighting plane crashes in Utah

Posted: 06/04/2012 - A firefighting aircraft crashed into rugged terrain near the Utah-Nevada border as it dropped retardant on a 5,000-acre wildfire, killing the two Idaho men on board.

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New Miss USA cites Audrey Hepburn as role model

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The nation's newest Miss USA winner is a Rhode Island cellist who describes herself as a nerd and aspires to be more like Hollywood icon Audrey Hepburn.

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Celtics beat Heat 93-91 in OT, tie series at 2-2

Posted: 06/04/2012 - The Celtics' big lead gone and leading scorer along with it, Rajon Rondo had a message for Kevin Garnett. "It's time," Rondo said. "We have to take the game over."

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More advanced therapies are being aimed at cancer

Posted: 06/04/2012 - New research shows a sharp escalation in the weapons race against cancer, with several high-tech approaches long dreamed of but not possible or successful until now.

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Navy marks Battle of Midway's 70th anniversary

Posted: 06/04/2012 - Six months after the devastating attack on Pearl Harbor, Japan sent four aircraft carriers to the tiny Pacific atoll of Midway to draw out and destroy what remained of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

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Woods quiets doubters with a flick of his wrists

Posted: 06/04/2012 - For those who thought Tiger Woods' run as the world's best golfer was over, the 747-sized roar that emanated from the 16th green at Muirfield Village likely shocked them to their senses.

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Zimmerman back in jail, attorney seeks new hearing

Posted: 06/04/2012 - George Zimmerman's attorney says he expects to file a motion Monday seeking a new bond hearing for Trayvon Martin's shooter, who surrendered to authorities in central Florida after a judge revoked his bond.

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Body of kidnapper goes unclaimed in Miss

Posted: 06/03/2012 - Mississippi officials are trying to determine what to do with the body of a man who abducted two young Tennessee girls after he killed their mother and oldest sister.

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Sub fire could have ripple effects for Navy fleet

Posted: 06/03/2012 - The Navy is evaluating whether it's worth spending millions of dollars to repair the USS Miami, the nuclear-powered submarine damaged in a fire in a Maine shipyard.

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