Judge finds Okla. bomb suspect mentally unfit

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A federal judge has found that an Illinois man accused of plotting to firebomb dozens of Oklahoma churches is incompetent to stand trial. Wednesday’s ruling from U.S. Magistrate Paul J. Cleary in Tulsa means…

Meat industry to reboot labels to help consumers

Don’t know your pork butts from your rump roasts? It may be getting a little easier. The American meat industry is rolling out a refresh of the often confusing 40-year-old system used for naming the various cuts of…

2 men charged in kidnapping of 10-year-old CA girl

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A convicted felon planned to burglarize a San Fernando Valley home but ended up kidnapping a 10-year-old girl at knifepoint and sexually assaulting her after his partner in crime fled, authorities revealed Wednesday. The…

GAO Report: 401(k) rollover process too confusing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Many workers are getting false or misleading information about options for their 401(k) accounts when they change jobs, congressional auditors said Wednesday in a report that urged regulators to offer consumers clearer guidance about their…

Venezuela opposition: Military can’t take sides

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s presidential campaign on Wednesday veered between warnings of military meddling in the April 14 vote and opposition mirth at the acting president’s suggestion that the spirit of Hugo Chavez visited him as “a…

Ex-official: Questioning in DA’s death routine

KAUFMAN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas justice of the peace convicted of theft says he voluntarily submitted to a gun residue test as part of the investigation into the weekend killings of a Texas prosecutor and his…

Ex-DC mayor Marion Barry released from hospital

WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. Councilmember and former mayor Marion Barry has been released from the hospital after being treated for a drop in blood sugar. The 77-year-old Barry was taken to Howard University Hospital on Tuesday night. His…

Conn. lawmakers debate gun control package

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut lawmakers are debating a wide-ranging package of gun control measures with expectations they will pass, over the outcry of gun rights advocates. Debate on the legislation opened today in the state Senate, which…

Ga. soldier charged in killing of pregnant wife

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia soldier accused of plotting attacks as leader of an anti-government militia group was charged with murder by the Army on Wednesday in the 2011 death of his pregnant wife. Pvt. Isaac Aguigui…

NJ casinos profits fell 27 percent in 2012

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City’s casinos saw their profit fall by more than 27 percent last year, even as revenue from non-gambling sources inched upward. The city’s casinos collectively posted $360 million in gross operating profits…

Hollande pledges clean sweep amid corruption probe

PARIS (AP) — For a French president who came to power on a promise of “irreproachability,” naming a lying tax-dodger to be his chief tax collector was probably not the best move. Now Francois Hollande is a president…

Cameron dismissed from trial over Gulf oil spill

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed all remaining claims against the company that made a key safety device on the drilling rig that exploded in the Gulf of Mexico in 2010, killing 11 workers and…

Obama to return 5 percent of salary to Treasury

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will return 5 percent of his salary each month to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers smarting from government-wide spending cuts, the White House said Wednesday. Obama’s decision…

Boeing 787 testing more than half done

Boeing said it has finished more than half of the testing on its proposed battery fix for the 787, with the rest of the ground and flight tests coming in the next several days. The test results so…
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Bowyer lands Gander Mountain sponsorship

A national outdoors retailer calling for responsible gun ownership will sponsor Clint Bowyer's car for the NASCAR Sprint Cup NRA 500 in Texas next week.…

Audit says Katrina aid may have been misspent

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators said Wednesday that as much as $700 million in federal aid intended to help some 24,000 Louisiana families elevate their homes after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 may have been misspent. A…