Posted 7:18 PM 5/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
BOSTON (AP) - Federal prosecutors say they'll ask for more time to indict Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Prosecutors said Friday they will not indict Tsranaev within the 30-day period prescribed the Federal Speedy Trial Act. Sunday marks 30 days since Tsarnaev was (More)
Posted 6:47 PM 5/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A surprising new report questions public health efforts to get Americans to sharply cut back on salt, saying it's not clear whether eating super-low levels is worth the struggle.
Make no mistake: Most Americans eat way too much salt, not just from salt shakers but (More)
Posted 4:31 PM 5/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Days after bursts of gunfire brought a chaotic and bloody end to a Mother's Day neighborhood parade in New Orleans, news of now seven arrests gave an organizer of the traditional event reason to celebrate again.
"I'm just ecstatic," Edward Buckner, president of the (More)
Posted 4:28 PM 5/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
PARIS (AP) - Thieves ripped a safe from the wall of a hotel room near the Cannes Film Festival and made off with around $1 million worth of jewelry, in a brazen late-night burglary just hours after the screening of a film about break-ins at the homes of Hollywood celebrities, French officials (More)
Posted 4:21 PM 5/17/2013 by Connie Murphy
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Friday ordered the military to recertify all 25,000 people involved in programs designed to prevent and respond to sexual assault, an acknowledgement that assaults have escalated beyond the Pentagon's control.
He said this step, which (More)
Posted 3:30 PM 5/17/2013 by Tony Spehar
BRUNSWICK, Maine (AP) - The automatic budget cuts that grounded the Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds are taking a toll on performers, air show announcers, concessionaires, vendors and others who depend on air shows and the millions of spectators.All told, the International (More)
Posted 2:39 PM 5/17/2013 by Juice Godfrey
WASHINGTON (AP) - The growing use of unmanned "eyes in the sky" is raising many privacy concerns, but Congress is getting mixed advice on what to do about civilian drones. Chris Calabrese of the American Civil Liberties Union tells a House subcommittee that a law is needed to prevent (More)
Posted 11:30 AM 5/17/2013 by Patricia Collier
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Powerball officials say the jackpot has climbed to an estimated $600 million, making it the largest prize in the game's history and the world's second largest lottery prize.Lottery officials say the prize is growing quickly Friday because so many people have been (More)
Posted 2:11 AM 5/17/2013 by Lacey Steele
Bank of America customers, two million of them, will soon lose their bank benefits.
That's because the nation's second largest bank has sold the mortgages to a third party which means Bank of America will no longer offer those mortgage holders discounted or free banking services.
Bank of America says it will wait 12 months before billing dumped customers for other banking services.
Posted 2:07 AM 5/17/2013 by Lacey Steele
American citizen Robel Phillipos is scheduled for a probable cause court hearing today in Boston.
Phillipos is accused of making false statements in the investigation into the Boston Marathon bombings.
He and two others have been charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice, accused of attempting to destroy emptied fireworks and removing a backpack along with a laptop from the UMass Dartmouth room of bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.