Posted 7:43 PM 5/23/2013 by Connie Murphy
Blake Shelton has a date and location for his benefit and fellow Oklahoman Carrie Underwood is writing a large check to help benefit those affected by this week's storms in their home state.
Organizers say Shelton's "Healing in the Heartland" benefit concert will be held May 29 at (More)
Posted 6:56 PM 5/23/2013 by Connie Murphy
PHOENIX (AP) - The judge in the Jodi Arias murder trial in Phoenix has declared a mistrial in the penalty phase.
The jury reported for a second time that it was deadlocked on whether to sentence Arias to life in prison or death for killing her boyfriend in 2008.
The judge scheduled a retrial for July 18. A new panel likely will be seated to try again to reach a decision on a sentence unless the prosecutor takes death off the table and agrees to a life sentence.
Posted 6:38 PM 5/23/2013 by Connie Murphy
MILWAUKEE (AP) - Consumers will soon see labels on their meat telling them where the animal was born, raised and slaughtered. The U.S. Department of Agriculture has required country of origin labels on seafood since 2005, and meat and other products since 2009. But the (More)
Posted 6:17 PM 5/23/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) -- Twitter is adding an extra security measure to users' accounts in an effort to prevent unauthorized logins.
Twitter said in a blog post Wednesday that users will be able to enroll in a login verification program. For those who sign up, Twitter will send a six-digit code (More)
Posted 6:01 PM 5/23/2013 by Connie Murphy
NEW YORK (AP) - For decades, people have been getting rid of cockroaches by setting out bait mixed with poison. But in the late 1980s, in an apartment test kitchen in Florida, something went very wrong.
A killer product stopped working. Cockroach populations there kept rising. Mystified (More)
Posted 4:20 PM 5/23/2013 by Patricia Collier
GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) - The Boy Scouts of America's National Council has voted to ease a long-standing ban and allow openly gay boys to be accepted as Scouts.Of the local Scout leaders voting at their annual meeting in Texas, more than 60 percent supported the proposal.Under the (More)
Posted 3:30 PM 5/23/2013 by Tony Spehar
NEW YORK (AP) - McDonald's once again faced criticism that it's a purveyor of junk food that markets to children at its annual shareholder meeting Thursday.The world's biggest hamburger chain has been looking to keep up with changing tastes as people increasingly opt for foods they (More)
Posted 2:39 PM 5/23/2013 by Jesse Cohen
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - The eastern New Mexico peanut butter plant shuttered eight months ago after a salmonella outbreak is back in production, and company officials say their coveted natural and organic butters could be back on store shelves within a month. Sunland Inc. Vice (More)
Posted 2:34 PM 5/23/2013 by Jesse Cohen
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire soon could join 18 other states and the District of Columbia in allowing seriously ill people to use marijuana to treat their conditions. The state Senate voted 18-6 Thursday to pass a bill legalizing marijuana use and possession by patients with (More)
Posted 2:30 PM 5/23/2013 by Tony Spehar
DENVER (AP) - Hobby Lobby Stores Inc. is challenging the part of the federal health care law that requires for-profit companies to offer employees health coverage that includes products the business owners find morally objectionable, such as certain types of contraception.The (More)