- Obama agenda seems to be weathering controversies
WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to date of wrongdoing close to the Oval Office.
- Probe begins after Conn. commuter trains crash
FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Two commuter trains packed with rush-hour commuters collided in an accident that sent about 70 people to the hospital, severely damaged the tracks and threatened to snarl travel in the congested Northeast Corridor.
- Powerball jackpot closing in on another record
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Less than 10 months after three tickets split a world-record lottery prize, the jackpot for Saturday's Powerball drawing was nearing historic territory once again.
- GOP hopes IRS scandal will snag health care law
WASHINGTON (AP) — Political scandals have strange ways of causing collateral damage, and Republicans are hoping the furor over federal tax enforcers singling out conservative groups will ensnare their biggest target: President Barack Obama's health care law.
- SKorea says NKorea fires 3 short-range missiles
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea fired three short-range guided missiles into its eastern waters on Saturday, a South Korean official said. It routinely tests such missiles, but the latest launches came during a period of tentative diplomacy aimed at easing tensions.
- Ex-NBA player stabbed, seriously injured in fight
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbian police say Predrag Danilovic, who played for the Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks, is seriously injured after being stabbed in a fight.
- Ryder Cup players into last 8 at World Match Play
KAVARNA, Bulgaria (AP) — Ryder Cup-winning teammates Graeme McDowell, Nicolas Colsaerts and Francesco Molinari are through to the quarterfinals of the World Match Play Championship.
- Serena Williams reaches Italian Open final
ROME (AP) — A week out from the French Open, Serena Williams is one victory away from winning her fourth consecutive title this year.
- FILA approves new rules to keep wrestling in games
MOSCOW (AP) — Wrestling's governing body has approved new rule and constitutional changes aimed at modernizing the sport and keeping it in the Olympics after 2016.
- Denmark's Hoyer wins presidency of badminton body
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Olympics champion Poul-Erik Hoyer has pledged to improve the image of badminton after winning the presidency of the sport's world governing body.