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US man left in cell 4 days just tried to survive

Posted: 05/03/2012 - After two days of being handcuffed in a tiny holding cell, Daniel Chong said he realized he had to stop wondering when he'd be let out and start thinking about how to stay alive.

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US confirms blind activist wants to leave China

Posted: 05/03/2012 - The rural Chinese activist at the center of a diplomatic standoff between Washington and Beijing now wants to leave China with his family, a U.S. spokeswoman said.

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Medicare disruptions seen if health law is struck

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Tossing out President Barack Obama's health care law would have major unintended consequences for Medicare's payment systems, the administration has quietly informed the courts.

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Police: Junior Seau found dead at California home

Posted: 05/03/2012 - Junior Seau's apparent suicide stunned an entire city and saddened former teammates who recalled the former NFL star's ferocious tackles and habit of calling everybody around him "Buddy."

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Newt Gingrich suspends presidential campaign

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, saying, "today I am suspending the campaign, but suspending the campaign does not mean suspending citizenship."

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"Bucket List" baby Avery Canahuati dies

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Avery Canahuati, a baby who inspired countless readers as she raised awareness while struggling with a rare disease, has died.

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Marijuana use on the rise for teens

Posted: 05/02/2012 - More teens are smoking dope, with nearly 1 in 10 lighting up at least 20 or more times a month, according to a new survey of young people.

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Dow ends with highest close in more than four years

Posted: 05/02/2012 - The fastest growth in U.S. manufacturing in 10 months gave stocks a lift Tuesday and pushed the Dow Jones industrial average to its highest close in more than four years.

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Romney national security spokesman resigns

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Mitt Romney's spokesman on foreign policy issues abruptly quit Tuesday after anti-gay conservatives made an issue of his outspoken support for gay marriage.

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Gingrich poised to suspend campaign

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Later today, Newt Gingrich is set to - finally - suspend his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Blind activist goes free after promises of safety

Posted: 05/02/2012 - A blind Chinese legal activist at the center of a diplomatic tussle between Washington and Beijing left the U.S. Embassy on Wednesday after six days inside.

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US claims father illegally moved kids to Gaza

Posted: 05/02/2012 - Authorities in the U.S. have accused a divorced Palestinian man of illegally moving his three children from their home in Kansas to his native Gaza earlier this year.

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Drilling his own river ice pays off for Alaska man

Posted: 05/02/2012 - And the winner is ... a man who drills his own holes in a frozen river to study the best conditions for hitting the jackpot in Alaska's biggest annual guessing game.

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FBI watched as 5 men planned Ohio bridge bomb plot

Posted: 05/02/2012 - After unknowingly working with an FBI informant for months, five men have been charged with plotting to bomb an Ohio bridge linking two wealthy Cleveland suburbs.

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Obama sees 'new day' 1 year after bin Laden raid

Posted: 05/02/2012 - On a swift, secretive trip to the war zone, President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night that after years of sacrifice the U.S. combat role in Afghanistan is winding down just as it has already ended in Iraq. "We can see the light of a new day," he said on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death and in the midst of his own re-election campaign.

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Romney aide quits

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Mitt Romney's national security spokesman has resigned after critics questioned his conservatism because he is gay.

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Wal-Mart paying $4.8M for overtime violations

Posted: 05/01/2012 - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will pay $4.8 million in back wages and damages to more than 4,500 employees nationwide for unpaid overtime, The Labor Department said Tuesday.

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Obama, Karzai ink partnership deal

Updated: 05/01/2012 - Shortly after arriving, about midnight local time, President Obama and President Karza signed an agreement to designate Afghanistan a major non-NATO ally.

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