Turkish official approves 'standing man' protest
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's deputy prime minister gave a nod of approval on Wednesday to a new form of peaceful resistance that is spreading through Turkey.
Although police dispersed pockets of protesters who set up barricades in two...
LeBron excited for title-deciding Game 7
MIAMI (AP) — LeBron James could not sleep after Game 6.
Imagine, then, how frayed his emotions will be going into Game 7.
So much is at stake. Legacies, for so many players, James included. The NBA championship. Whether the season was a...
Obama urges 'bold' nuclear cuts in Berlin speech
BERLIN (AP) — Summoning the harsh history of this once-divided city, President Barack Obama on Wednesday cautioned the U.S. and Europe against "complacency" brought on by peace, pledging to cut America's deployed nuclear weapons by one-third if...
LA to give every student an iPad; $30M order
NEW YORK (AP) — Los Angeles' school system, the second largest in the country, is ordering iPads for all its students, handing Apple a major success in its quest to make the tablet computer a replacement for textbooks.
The Los Angeles Board...
Magnitude-5.7 quake shakes central Chile
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A magnitude-5.7 earthquake shook central Chile on Wednesday, causing buildings to sway in the capital but apparently causing no major damage.
The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 17:29 p.m. local time and...
Fire near Banning 80 percent contained
BANNING, Calif. (AP) — An 11-day-old wildfire burning in the San Bernardino National Forest north of Banning is now 80 percent contained.
The U.S. Forest Service says firefighters Wednesday will patrol the nearly 6-square-mile fire for...
'Man of Steel' promoted from the pulpit
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Seems Warner Bros. has taken movie marketing to a whole new level — even higher than a bird or a plane.
The studio enlisted Christian-focused firm Grace Hill Media to promote "Man of Steel" to faith-based groups by inviting...
New MERS virus spreads easily, deadlier than SARS
LONDON (AP) — A mysterious new respiratory virus that originated in the Middle East spreads easily between people and appears more deadly than SARS, doctors reported Wednesday after investigating the biggest outbreak in Saudi Arabia.
Wounded Marine now underwear model; hopes to become role model
Alex Minska, who lost his leg after a roadside bomb attack in Afghanistan, heats up Internet in this posting from ABC's Good Morning America.
Bernanke declines to address future at the Fed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bernanke declined Wednesday to address speculation that he will step down as chairman of the Federal Reserve in January when his term ends, saying he wanted to keep the attention on Fed policy.
During a news conference...
Family: Country singer Slim Whitman dies at age 90
MIAMI (AP) — Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s and whose song saved the world in the film comedy "Mars Attacks!," died Wednesday at a Florida...
Best-selling author Vince Flynn dies at age 47
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota after a more than two-year battle with prostate...