FORT MEADE, Md. -- Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military judge’s order released Tuesday.
Victory for defense
The five-page order was a victory for defense lawyers representing Abd al Rahim
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy lifestyles.
The latest effort on the Navajo Nation, the country’s largest reservation, is to use the tax system to spur people to ditch junk food.
NEW YORK -- The government’s latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common causes of foodborne illness, but is believed to be a good indicator of national food poisoning trends.
ROSENDALE, N.Y. -- Jen Pinto was in the prime of her life.
She had a good job, a nice home and a positive outlook on her future.
What happened to her at age 40 would change all that and severely diminish her quality of life.
It would also give her a voice in the growing chorus of advocates for the legalization of medical cannabis.
KINGSTON, N.Y. -- There’s a dramatic change in 11-month-old Mabel Grace Tangney-Decker, and her mother likes what she’s seeing.
The two left Kingston for Colorado in January, hoping to find something -- anything -- that would help the baby in her battle against CDKL5, a rare X-linked genetic disorder characterized by seizures and severe neurodevelopment impairment.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama’s health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn’t happened.
Instead, because lawmakers in her state refused to expand Medicaid, the 46-year-old mother of four from Texas uses home remedies or pays $75 to see a doctor when she has an asthma attack.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor’s father instead, according to an indictment released Tuesday.
Nine people were charged in the kidnapping of 63-year-old Frank Janssen, the father of Wake Forest assistant district attorney
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OSO, Wash. (AP) - Swooping over a terrain of great sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month and steeled himself to mourn with those who lost loved ones in the destruction.
Evidence of the mudslide's power was everywhere: trees ripped from the ground, a highway paved with mud and
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before committing suicide last month in Minnesota.
William James Vahey, 64, killed himself in Luverne on March 21, the FBI said.
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BOSTON (AP) - Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came back this year to finish what they started.
The 118th running of the storied race from Hopkinton to Boston was run under the long and still-sharp shadow of the 117th,
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
1. US TO RUSSIA: TIME SHORT TO HEED UKRAINE ACCORD
Moscow has "days, not weeks" to comply with the agreement aimed at stemming the Ukraine crisis - or face further sanctions, a U.S. official says.
WASHINGTON -- Spring’s thaw is reviving the economy, too.
A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter’s deep freeze.
Economists had expected growth to accelerate in 2014 after two years of slow and steady improvement. But an unusually bitter winter sent factories, hiring and consumer spending into hibernation.
NEW YORK -- The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.
Halliburton, an oil and gas drilling company, rose after reporting a first-quarter profit on rising revenue in the Middle East and Asia. Toymaker Hasbro gained after saying it returned to profitability in its first quarter.
KIEV, Ukraine -- Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for the pro-Western Ukrainian government. Russia in turn accused authorities in Kiev of flagrantly violating the pact and declared their actions would not stand.
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.
The new criteria, which will be detailed later this week and are aimed at inmates serving time for nonviolent drug offenses, are intended to