• Obama: As a black man he's been mistaken for valet

    WASHINGTON (AP) — He may be president now, but Barack Obama says he's a black man who has been mistaken for the valet and worries his daughters could face stereotypes.

    Associated Press
  • Texas TV station says meteorologist shot, suspect at large

    AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A meteorologist at Waco, Texas, broadcaster KCEN-TV was shot multiple times during a confrontation in the station's parking lot on Wednesday, and the suspect is still at large, the station said. Morning show meteorologist Patrick Crawford exchanged words with the suspect,…

    Reuters28 mins ago
  • South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in 1944

    By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A South Carolina judge on Wednesday took the unusual step of vacating the 1944 conviction of a black 14-year-old boy, the youngest person executed in the United States in the past century, saying he did not receive a fair trial in the murders of two…

    Reuters30 mins ago
  • 13-year-old boy faces murder charge

    London (AFP) - A 13-year-old boy is to appear in court on Wednesday charged with the murder of a middle-aged man in north London who died after a verbal altercation with a group of youngsters.

    AFP
  • Ex-Marines: Man who killed 6 argued with ex-wife

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Marines who served with a Pennsylvania man who killed his ex-wife and five of her relatives before committing suicide said he fought constantly with his wife during the time they knew him.

    Associated Press
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    Fake police officers invade home, shoot resident in the head

    A man is in critical condition after a group of men broke into his apartment, yelled 'police' and then shot him in the head

    KTRK – Houston
  • Pentagon's floating missile defense future: a pair of billion-dollar blimps

    Two US military blimps flying 10,000 feet above the East Coast will act as a new missile defense system for the United States.

    Christian Science Monitor
  • Judge declares Obama immigration action unconstitutional

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's new plan to ease the threat of deportation for 4.7 million undocumented immigrants violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal judge found on Tuesday, handing down the first legal ruling against the plan. The ruling has no immediate…

    Reuters
  • Without passports, actor Quaid and wife grounded

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Randy Quaid and his wife Evgenia are suing John Kerry and the State Department to recover passports that the government revoked three years ago.

    Associated Press
  • Texas ex-justice of the peace sentenced to death for revenge murder

    By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - A Texas jury on Wednesday sentenced to death a former justice of the peace convicted of murdering a suburban Dallas prosecutor's wife in a revenge plot, with the judge saying he acted like some of the most notorious killers in recent U.S. history. The same…

    Reuters
  • Honda teases new supercar ahead of Detroit

    After three years of development work, the Honda Acura NSX is finally ready to hit the road and will no doubt be one of the star cars of the 2015 Detroit auto show.

    AFP Relax News
  • Colorado teen to get 10 years for killing father

    EAGLE, Colo. (AP) — A 14-year-old Colorado boy will spend 10 years behind bars after pleading guilty to killing his father and trying to conceal the slaying for six days by keeping the body at home and telling the man's employer he was sick.

    Associated Press
  • News anchor breaks down in tears after learning she knew café hostage victim

    Australian TV news anchor Natalie Barr got choked up on air Tuesday morning as she discovered, while reading the names of the hostages killed in Monday’s siege at Sydney's Lindt Chocolate Café, that she knew one of the victims.

    Yahoo News
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    Cuba releases American Alan Gross as U.S. prepares to overhaul Cuba policy (28 photos)

    Cuba has released American aid worker Alan Gross after five years in prison, a U.S. official said on Wednesday amid reports of a prisoner exchange that heralds a major overhaul of U.S. policy toward Cuba. The U.S. official said Gross was released on humanitarian grounds. CNN reported a prisoner…

    Yahoo Newspaper Consortium
  • Uphill battle to tackle Indonesian shark fishing

    Tanjung Luar (Indonesia) (AFP) - Sharks are hauled ashore every day at a busy market on the central Indonesian island of Lombok, the hub of a booming trade that provides a livelihood for local fishermen but is increasingly alarming environmentalists.

    AFP
  • Living Paycheck to Paycheck: 7 Strategies for Survival

    If you live paycheck to paycheck, and you often find yourself falling short on cash or unable to pay bills on time, you may wonder how everyone else who lives the same way manages to do it.

    U.S.News & World Report
  • U.S. top court bars Arizona from denying driver's licenses to immigrants

    By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the state of Arizona from enforcing a policy that denies driver's licenses to young immigrants granted legal status by President Barack Obama in 2012. The court denied the request by Arizona Governor Jan Brewer to…

    Reuters20 mins ago