HOUSTON — Fort Hood shooting suspect Maj. Nidal Hasan should be forcibly shaved of his beard before his trial begins to avoid a “distracting and disruptive sideshow” that is “flagrantly disrespecting the Army,” military prosecutors said Wednesday.
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MIAMI — Not a single drop of the massive BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico touched the land-locked city of Homestead, Fla., or the Keys peninsula to the south.
COLUMBIA, S.C. — The University of South Carolina has started notifying 34,000 people with ties to its College of Education that their personal information might have been accessed in a computer intrusion discovered nearly three months ago.
ATLANTA — Ivan, the geriatric gorilla, who lived half his life in a Tacoma, Wash., shopping mall before moving to Zoo Atlanta, passed away Monday night during a diagnostic exam.
LOS ANGELES — An autopsy was planned for “Top Gun” director Tony Scott, who leaped to his death Sunday from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, Calif.
HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett announced Tuesday that he has fired a half-dozen senior agency employees and ordered changes in the two agencies responsible for oversight of health facilities, following the release of a damning grand jury report that concluded state officials had ignored years of complaints against a Philadelphia abortion doctor now charged with murder.
PERUGIA, Italy — The parents of a U.S. student convicted of murdering her British roommate in 2007 were ordered Tuesday to also stand trial in Italy for allegedly libeling police in Perugia, the university town where the murder took place.
LONDON — A judge Tuesday ordered Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to stand trial on charges that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl, then abused his authority by trying to get her released from custody after police picked her up on suspicion of stealing.
RK — The New York Stock Exchange and Germany's largest stock exchange agreed Tuesday to merge operations.
WASHINGTON — Sen. Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., the No. 2 Republican in the Senate, will not seek re-election to the seat he has held for three terms.
CAIRO — Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak refused to step down Thursday but said in a nationally televised speech that he would hand more authority to his vice president, a move that drew rage and bewilderment from hundreds of thousands of protesters packed into Cairo's Tahrir Square.
WASHINGTON — In the rush to slash the federal budget, House Republicans have taken quick aim the nation's largest provider of abortions, reviving an emotional fight after a campaign season in which social issues were dormant.
WASHINGTON — A major cyber attack somewhere in the United States is becoming increasingly possible, top government intelligence officials said Thursday, warning that an assault on America's power-grid system ""represents the battleground for the future.""
JUBA, Sudan — Clashes broke out Wednesday and continued Thursday between a breakaway commander and the former rebel military of Southern Sudan, killing at least 16 people and ending a key cease-fire just months before the war-torn region is set to emerge as the world's newest nation.
WASHINGTON — Abdulhakim Muhammad was born Carlos Bledsoe, played high school football and attended business school in college. He mowed his grandmother's lawn. He also converted to Islam at a Memphis mosque, studied in Yemen and while there fell in with a group of fundamental extremists.
LOS ANGELES — A majority of Americans say the Obama administration is handling the political crisis in Egypt about right, though Republicans are less likely than Democrats or independents to give the president high marks, according to a poll released on Tuesday by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press.