Va. gov: no special favors for company in probe

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Gov. Bob McDonnell says his administration has never given any special treatment to a dietary supplement company that is under investigation. McDonnell said on WTOP radio Tuesday he and first lady Maureen McDonnell have…

Obama asserts he still has influence in Washington

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is asserting that he still retains influence in the capital despite recent setbacks. Obama says “things are pretty dysfunctional on Capitol Hill.” But he invoked Mark Twain to declare that rumors of…

First Lady asks companies to hire more veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — With about 1 million members of the military expected to become civilians over the next five years, First Lady Michelle Obama and Jill Biden are calling on the private sector to step up its hiring…

TV director, DGA president Jack Shea dies at 84

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jack Shea, who directed “The Jeffersons” and other TV hits and was a three-time president of the Directors Guild of America, has died at age 84. He died Sunday in Los Angeles from complications…
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Report: Kansas jobs forecast better than in 2012

A new report is forecasting that Kansas employment will grow this year at a "slightly faster rate" than in 2012 and will add nearly 24,000 jobs to the state's economy.…

Australian man stands trial for Wyo. bank robbery

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — An Australian man standing trial in Wyoming says he was justified in robbing a Jackson bank because he gave the money to the homeless. Thirty-nine-year old Corey Donaldson is acting as his own attorney…

Information sharing before bombings under review

WASHINGTON (AP) — The top U.S. intelligence official is reviewing how sensitive information was shared before the deadly Boston Marathon bombings to determine whether anything was missed that could have stopped the suspects blamed for the attacks. Director…

Toddler youngest in world to get lab-made windpipe

CHICAGO (AP) — A 2-year-old born without a windpipe now has a new one grown from her own stem cells. She’s the youngest patient in the world to benefit from the experimental treatment. Hannah Warren had been unable…

George Zimmerman won’t seek immunity hearing

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The former neighborhood watch leader charged with fatally shooting Trayvon Martin says he agrees with his attorneys’ decision not to seek an immunity hearing under the state’s “Stand Your Ground” self-defense law. George Zimmerman…