Boehner hits tea party groups as budget vote nears
WASHINGTON (AP) — The battle-fatigued U.S. House moved toward passage Thursday of legislation to ease across-the-board spending cuts and prevent future government shutdowns after Speaker John Boehner unleashed a stinging attack on tea party-aligned conservative groups campaigning for the measure's defeat.
Interpreter at Mandela event: I was hallucinating
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The man accused of faking sign interpretation while standing alongside world leaders like U.S. President Barack Obama at Nelson Mandela's memorial service said Thursday he hallucinated that angels were entering the stadium, has schizophrenia and has been violent in the past.
Mysterious 'white widow' eludes police in Africa
AYLESBURY, England (AP) — She is called the most wanted woman in the world, a suspected terrorist charged with plotting to blow up resort hotels in Kenya packed with Christmas tourists, a Westerner who wrote an ode praising Osama bin Laden, a jihadist who has eluded the law even as she has traveled through Africa with four young children in tow.
Federal data show health disparities among states
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Residents in some parts of the U.S. are signing up for health care coverage at a significantly greater rate than others through the new online insurance marketplaces now operating in every state.
Officials: US drone strike kills 13 in Yemen
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Missiles fired by a U.S. drone slammed into a convoy of vehicles traveling to a wedding party in central Yemen on Thursday, killing at least 13 people, Yemeni security officials said.
Where's 'The Butler'? Globes Snubs and Surprises
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The long race to the Academy Awards is especially steep this year and it's no surprise that an ample list of notables were left empty-handed in the 71st annual Golden Globe nominations on Thursday.
Sentence in Texas teen's fatal DWI wreck stirs ire
HOUSTON (AP) — "Affluenza," the affliction cited by a psychologist to argue that a North Texas teenager from a wealthy family should not be sent to prison for killing four pedestrians while driving drunk, is not a recognized diagnosis and should not be used to justify bad behavior, psychologists said Thursday.