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Jailed American appears before reporters in NKorea

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — An American missionary who has been jailed in North Korea for more than a year appeared before reporters Monday and appealed to the U.S. government to do its best to secure his release.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Lawmakers say Obama surveillance idea won't work

WASHINGTON (AP) — A chief element of President Barack Obama's attempt to overhaul U.S. surveillance will not work, leaders of Congress' intelligence committees said Sunday, pushing back against the idea that the government should cede control of how Americans' phone records are stored.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Iran starts implementing nuclear deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran started to shut down its most sensitive nuclear work on Monday, part of a landmark deal struck with world powers that ease international concerns over the country's nuclear program and clearing the way for a partial lifting of sanctions, the state media said.

Last Updated on Monday, 20 January 2014

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Pa. couple advertises home as 'slightly haunted'

DUNMORE, Pa. (AP) — Between the mysteriously banging doors, the odd noises coming from the basement, and the persistent feeling that someone is standing behind them, homeowners Gregory and Sandi Leeson are thoroughly creeped out by their 113-year-old Victorian.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 January 2014

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2 Marines awarded Navy Cross posthumously

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Two Marines killed in an insider attack in Afghanistan were posthumously awarded on Saturday the Navy Cross, the service branch's top award and second only to the Medal of Honor.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 January 2014

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13 arrested in protest of Calif. officer acquittal

FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — A protest over the acquittal of two former California police officers in the beating death of a homeless man turned violent Saturday when someone assaulted a TV camerawoman, resulting in at least 13 arrests, police said.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 January 2014

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A look at the deal between Iran, world powers

On Monday, a deal struck between Iran and six world powers regarding the Islamic Republic's contested nuclear program will begin.

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 January 2014

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Calif. nut farmers band together to fight theft

ESCALON, Calif. (AP) — The soaring value of California's nut crops is attracting a new breed of thieves who have been making off with the pricey commodities by the truckload, recalling images of cattle rustlers of bygone days.

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 January 2014

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