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GOP follows Romney's lead in parrying Democrats

Posted: 04/28/2012 - As Mitt Romney has emerged as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Republicans in Congress are increasingly taking their cues from him -- even if it causes heartburn and grumbling among conservatives unhappy about having to beat a tactical retreat.

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Amid GOP attacks, Obama touts killing of Bin Laden

Posted: 04/27/2012 - Amid attacks from presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney on President Obama's "failed record," the Obama campaign is spotlighting what may represent the most clear-cut victory of the president's tenure in office so far: The killing of Osama bin Laden.

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Lawyer will disclose $200K at Zimmerman hearing

Posted: 04/27/2012 - George Zimmerman's attorney said his client's bail might have been set higher if a judge had known about $200,000 raised by a website and that only came to light this week.

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Osama bin Laden pictures, video request denied by judge

Posted: 04/27/2012 - A federal judge Thursday denied a request to release photos and video taken of Osama bin Laden during and after a raid in which the terrorist leader was killed by U.S. commandos last year.

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Obama targets diploma mills that market to vets

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The Obama administration wants to trademark the term "GI Bill" in an effort to shield veterans and military families being swindled or misled by schools that target their federal education benefits.

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Protester at party conventions could be armed

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The thousands of protesters expected at the Democratic and Republican national conventions can come armed with a lot more than signs and slogans.

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Holstein with mad cow disease was lame, lying down

Posted: 04/27/2012 - The cow that was recently discovered with mad cow disease through routine testing in California had been euthanized after it became lame and started lying down at a dairy, federal officials revealed Thursday.

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Victims of cyberbullying fight back in lawsuits

Posted: 04/26/2012 - A middle school student in Georgia is suing two classmates, claiming they created a fake Facebook page in her name and wrote racist slurs and gratuitous sexual comments on it.

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Judge refuses to combine charges in WikiLeaks case

Posted: 04/26/2012 - A military judge rejected a defense motion Thursday to consolidate some of charges against an Army private accused in the biggest leak of government secrets in U.S. history.

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Cancer survivors urged to eat better, exercise

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The cancer society on Thursday released new guidelines, saying there's now enough evidence to strongly recommend physical activity and better nutrition for survivors.

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Official: Secret Service probing another trip

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The Secret Service is investigating news reports of other trips in which employees allegedly engaged the services of prostitutes while traveling abroad in advance of the president

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Report: Florida troopers erred before Jan. crashes

Posted: 04/26/2012 - A Florida Highway Patrol lieutenant didn't have any formal training or know the procedures before he re-opened a fog- and smoke-shrouded highway where a series of crashes killed 11 people in January.

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Day 4 of testimony at Hudson family murders trial

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Prosecutors at the Chicago trial of the man accused of killing Jennifer Hudson's family head into their fourth day presenting evidence with no indication they're close to wrapping up their case.

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Government border town crackdowns on the rise

Posted: 04/26/2012 - While much of New Mexico is west of the Rio Grande, this dusty enclave of 14,000 residents is the only U.S. city located on the Mexico side of the river, on the same side as Juarez.

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Ariz. migrant case could lead to sweeping changes

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The justices strongly suggested Wednesday that they are ready to let Arizona enforce the most controversial part of its law, a requirement that police officers check the immigration status of people they suspect are in the country illegally

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Arrest in death of NC teen found dead in Md. river

Posted: 04/26/2012 - The father of a North Carolina teenager whose body was found in a Maryland river months after her 2010 disappearance said Thursday that he can rest better now that there has been an arrest in the case.

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Meteorites found in Calif. along path of fireball

Posted: 04/26/2012 - Experts say the flaming meteor was probably about the size of a minivan when it entered the Earth's atmosphere with a loud boom and about one-third of the explosive force of the atomic bomb.

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