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Double agent hands al-Qaida its 3rd failed bombing

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Over the past three years, al-Qaida bomb makers in Yemen have developed three fiendishly clever devices in hopes of attacking airplanes in the skies above the United States.

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Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Barrett, the mayor of Milwaukee since 2004, easily won the Democratic primary Tuesday and will take on Walker in the June 5 recall a short four weeks away.

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Bachmann becomes a citizen of Switzerland

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Bachmann represents Minnesota's 6th Congressional District and plans to seek re-election following her unsuccessful run for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Colorado lawmakers reach impasse on civil unions

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Chants of "shame on you" from gay rights supporters thundered through the Colorado House on Tuesday night after Republican House Speaker Frank McNulty said legislation to allow civil unions won't get a vote.

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Effect of NC gay marriage amendment unclear

Posted: 05/09/2012 - North Carolina voters overwhelmingly passed a constitutional amendment that defines marriage as solely between a man and a woman, but not much is expected to change immediately.

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Wis. recall is rematch of 2010 governor's race

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Wisconsin has been rocked with massive protests over workers' rights, recall elections over a contentious union rights law and a partisan divide. Now, Walker and Barrett are headed for a rematch.

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Retired couples may need $240,000 for health care

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Couples retiring this year can expect their medical bills throughout retirement to cost 4 percent more than those who retired a year ago, according to Fidelity Investments.

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Against Obama, even a jailbird gets some votes

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Just how unpopular is President Barack Obama in some parts of the country? Enough that a man in prison in Texas is getting 4 out of 10 votes in West Virginia's Democratic presidential primary.

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Indiana's Lugar loses, NC passes gay marriage ban

Posted: 05/09/2012 - Six-term Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar was routed by the right flank of his own Republican Party on Tuesday, and North Carolina voters decided overwhelmingly to strengthen their state's gay marriage ban.

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Officials: Al-Qaida bomber was CIA informant

Posted: 05/09/2012 - The man the terrorists were counting on to carry out the attack was actually working for the CIA and Saudi intelligence, U.S. and Yemeni officials said.

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Over 1,300 tubes damaged at ailing Cal reactors

Posted: 05/08/2012 - The utility that runs the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California says over 1,300 damaged tubes in its ailing steam generators will be taken out of service.

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Doc says chest compression led to homeless death

Posted: 05/08/2012 - A medical center trauma surgeon says continuous compression of a California homeless man's chest during a confrontation with police officers caused breathing problems that led to his death.

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Officials: Chemical from printer bombs used again

Posted: 05/08/2012 - U.S. officials say al-Qaida's sophisticated new underwear bomb contained a chemical that was also used in a failed 2010 effort to take down U.S.-bound cargo planes.

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Pink slime maker's plants officially to close

Updated: 05/08/2012 - About 650 jobs will be lost when the plants close on May 25 in Amarillo, Texas; Garden City, Kansas; and Waterloo, Iowa. A plant in South Sioux City, Neb., will remain open but run at reduced capacity.

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CIA derails plot with al-Qaida underwear bomb

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Officials told The Associated Press a day earlier that discovery of the unexploded bomb represented an intelligence prize resulting from a covert CIA operation in Yemen,

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Report: Schools key to fighting America's obesity

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Schools should be a cornerstone of the nation's obesity battle, but to trim Americans' waistlines, changes are needed everywhere people live, work, play and learn, a major new report says.

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Obama's 'to do' list for Congress: jobs, mortgages

Posted: 05/08/2012 - Pressuring Congress, President Barack Obama is laying out an election year "to do" list Tuesday that urges lawmakers to take another look at economic proposals to promote job creation and help families refinance their mortgages.

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NC votes on constitutional ban on gay marriage

Posted: 05/08/2012 - North Carolina could be on the verge of becoming the next state to pass a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman.

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