April 19, 2019

Napolitano faces questions on Secret Service

FILE – In an April 3, 2012 file photo Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano addresses the annual National Fusion Center Training Event Wednesday, April 4, 2012 in Phoenix. Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is expected to face tough questions Wednesday from the Senate Judiciary Committee on the Secret Service prostitution scandal. (AP Photo/Matt […]

Court won’t hear appeal over NYC rent control

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal that seeks to end rent stabilization laws in New York City. The high court on Monday refused to hear an appeal from James and Jeanne Harmon, who have lost earlier court attempts to get rent stabilization laws thrown out. The Harmons inherited a building with […]

Bahrain opens probe into death in protest area

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Authorities in Bahrain opened an investigation Saturday after the body of a man was found near the scene of clashes between protesters and the security forces. Opposition groups claimed the man was killed by riot police in another possible blow to the Gulf nation as it struggles to quell unrest during […]

UK abortion provider under threat from hackers

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s largest abortion provider said Thursday that thousands of attempts have been made to hack its website following a high-profile security breach when personal details of 10,000 women were stolen. Last week a judge jailed a computer hacker for breaking into the website of the British Pregnancy Advisory Service and stealing the […]

NKorea’s rocket display shows lack of progress

FILE – In this Sunday, April 15, 2012 file photo, a North Korean vehicle carrying a missile passes by during a mass military parade in Pyongyang’s Kim Il Sung Square to celebrate the centenary of the birth of late North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. Analysts sifting through information on North Korea’s failed rocket launch […]

1 dead, 4 missing in yacht race accident

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A sail boat carrying eight crew members ran aground during a race off San Francisco Saturday, killing one person and leaving four others missing, the Coast Guard said. Coast Guard and National Guard helicopters and water craft rescued three of the crew members and recovered the body of the fourth, Coast […]

Vt. governor chased by 4 bears in backyard

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin says he was chased and nearly caught by four bears that were raiding his birdfeeders. Shumlin says he was in bed in his rented Montpelier home late Wednesday night when he heard what turned out to be four bears in the backyard. He says he looked out […]

ABC hints at B-word in 2 new shows about women

In this undated image released by ABC, from left, Miriam Shor, Kristin Chenoweth and Jennifer Aspen are shown in a scene from the comedy series “GCB,” airing Sundays at 10 p.m. EST on ABC. (AP Photo/ABC, Karen Neal) LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one could imagine seeing the N-word in the title of a network […]

Russia drops charges in lawyer’s prison death

FILE – This Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 file photo shows a portrait of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky who died in jail, as it is held by his mother Nataliya Magnitskaya, as she speaks during an exclusive interview with the AP in Moscow. Russia’s top investigative body says Monday, April 9, 2012, it’s dropped charges against a […]

Popular painter Thomas Kinkade dies in Calif.

FILE – In this Sept. 15, 2006 file photo, artist Thomas Kinkade unveils his painting, “Prayer For Peace,” at the opening of the exhibit “From Abraham to Jesus,” in Atlanta. Kinkade, whose brushwork paintings of idyllic landscapes, cottages and churches have been big sellers for dealers across the United States, died Friday, April 6, 2012, […]