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  • Texas executes ex-Army recruiter after 3 reprieves

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A former Army recruiter failed to win a fourth reprieve from the U.S. Supreme Court and was executed Tuesday evening in Texas for participating in the …


  • 2 sheriff’s deputies, suspect shot near San Diego

    LAKESIDE, Calif. (AP) — Two sheriff’s deputies and a suspected child molester were injured Tuesday during a 15-minute shootout in suburban San Diego, authorities said. Daniel Robert Witczak, 30, opened …


  • AP Interview: Ahmadinejad pushes new world order

    NEW YORK (AP) — Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad said Tuesday that a new world order needs to emerge, away from years of what he called American bullying and domination. Ahmadinejad …


  • Packers’ loss ripples from Lambeau to White House

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Entire stadiums have booed them. The Patriots’ Bill Belichick grabbed one by the arm and the Redskins’ Kyle Shanahan was so hopping mad he followed …


  • Report: Americans feel more confident in economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are more confident in the economy than they have been in seven months, an encouraging sign for President Barack Obama with six weeks left in the …


  • Supreme Court refuses 4th stay for Texas execution

    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to stop the execution of a former Army recruiter who had received three previous reprieves from the court after …


  • Corps left off the hook for Katrina flooding

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A surprise ruling by a federal appeals court that lets the Army Corps of Engineers off the hook for paying compensation for Hurricane Katrina’s catastrophic flooding …


  • Mom charged with being NYC madam pleads guilty

    NEW YORK (AP) — A suburban mother of four charged with moonlighting as a multimillion-dollar madam pleaded guilty Tuesday to promoting prostitution as part of a plea deal. Anna Gristina, …


  • US, UN grapple for workable peace plan in Syria

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States and the U.N.’s new Syria mediator grappled for a new strategy Tuesday toward stopping 18 months of brutal government crackdowns and civil war …


  • Court grants appeals from 2 people without lawyers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Well-heeled clients pay tens of thousands of dollars to hit the legal jackpot — Supreme Court review of their appeals. But on Tuesday, the court decided to …


  • NYC schools dispensing morning-after pill to girls

    NEW YORK (AP) — It’s a campaign believed to be unprecedented in its size and aggressiveness: New York City is dispensing the morning-after pill to girls as young as 14 …


  • Obama summons world leaders to reject extremism

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Confronting global tumult and Muslim anger, President Barack Obama exhorted world leaders Tuesday to stand fast against violence and extremism, arguing that protecting religious rights and …


  • Romney kicks off bus tour of battleground Ohio

    VANDALIA, Ohio (AP) — Kicking off an Ohio bus tour, Republican Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama is offering a “foreign” vision of government. At an airport rally in Vandalia, …


  • Suu Kyi tells Ind. crowd to look back to Burma

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Myo Myint lost most of his right arm and right leg and several fingers fighting for the Burma army before he began working against Myanmar’s …


  • Obama: Disputed game means NFL needs regular refs

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The embarrassing NFL referee saga and the disputed call that gave the Seattle Seahawks a victory over the Green Bay Packers on Monday night has reached the …


  • Presidential campaign is nice, and then again not

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a split-screen race for the presidency, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama were on their best campaign behavior in public Tuesday, all the while …


  • Obama campaign has momentum _ and nerves

    CHICAGO (AP) — Six weeks from Election Day, President Barack Obama’s campaign has momentum — and a big case of nerves. Top advisers are both relishing in Obama’s edge in …


  • APNewsBreak: Ex-Ala. prof convinced to take plea

    HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — A former college professor who killed three people and wounded three others during a faculty meeting wanted to go to death row and had to be …


  • Union-buster Walker calls for return of union refs

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Nothing brings political enemies together in Wisconsin like the Green Bay Packers. Following a controversial game-ending call by replacement referees that cost Green Bay a win …


  • Report: More fees, less choice for air travelers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Airline passengers can expect fewer carriers to choose from, fewer flights to smaller cities and more baggage and other fees as the industry continues to grapple with …


  • Chemist’s education questioned in drug lab scandal

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist whose alleged mishandling of drug samples has thrown thousands of criminal cases into question testified under oath that she holds a master’s degree in chemistry …


  • Family pleads with Iran to free jailed ex-Marine

    SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — The family of a former Marine imprisoned on espionage charges in Iran is using Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s visit to New York to address U.N. General …


  • Candidates make subtle jabs on foreign policy

    NEW YORK (AP) — The presidential candidates on Tuesday laid out their visions of America’s role in the world while making subtle political jabs at one another in dueling foreign …


  • Suu Kyi urges end to US sanctions against Myanmar

    FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Myanmar’s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi reiterated a call Tuesday for the lifting of sanctions against her impoverished country, and vowed to use her …


  • Immigrant requests strain consulates, schools

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Schools in Yakima, Wash., are taking nearly a month to deliver transcripts to former students. The Mexican consulate in Denver introduced Saturday hours last month after …


  • Report: Premium hikes for top Medicare drug plans

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of seniors enrolled in some of the most popular Medicare prescription drug plans face double-digit premium hikes next year if they don’t shop for a better …


  • Gusty winds could push deadly So. Calif. wildfire

    CAMPO, Calif. (AP) — A fire that killed an elderly man who refused to evacuate and burned 20 homes in rural San Diego County was smoldering Tuesday, but gusty afternoon …


  • Romney says Clinton can ‘do a man a lot of good’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton’s vote, but that doesn’t mean he can’t soak up a bit of the popular …


  • Substitute ethics panel blasts regular members

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The substitute House Ethics Committee that took over the investigation of California Rep. Maxine Waters has ended its work with a blast at the permanent panel that …


  • Obama condemns violence tied to anti-Muslim film

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama is condemning an anti-Muslim film and the violence in the Middle East that has followed its release, saying there is “no speech that …

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