Video shows car turn balmy LA boardwalk into chaos

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say at least a dozen people were injured, two of them critically, when a car drove into people walking along the Venice Beach boardwalk in Los Angeles. City Fire Department spokesman Brian Humphrey…

Longtime NBC news correspondent John Palmer dies

WASHINGTON (AP) — John Palmer, a veteran reporter for NBC News who covered wars and Washington over a career that spanned 40 years, died Saturday at a Washington hospital. Palmer’s wife Nancy confirmed he died at George Washington…

Fort Hood and the rarity of US military executions

DALLAS (AP) — The trial of an Army officer charged with killing 13 people at Texas army post starts Tuesday, a rare and complicated U.S. military death penalty case that has faced numerous delays since the massacre nearly…

San Diego clerk withdraws bid to revive Prop. 8

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County government official in charge of issuing marriage licenses has withdrawn a legal bid to stop gay marriage because another group already has a similar challenge pending. San Diego County Clerk…

NC civil rights leader Julius Chambers dies at 76

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Julius Chambers, a Charlotte attorney whose practice was in the forefront of the civil rights movement in North Carolina, has died. He was 76. A statement issued Saturday by his law firm said Chambers…

McConnell, Senate challengers share stage in Ky.

FANCY FARM, Ky. (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell largely ignored his challengers at Kentucky’s premier political showdown Saturday, aiming his criticism instead at President Barack Obama while touting his GOP leadership role. His Democratic rival in…

1 dead from exposure to carbon monoxide at NC farm

FRANKLIN, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in western North Carolina say one person died and 16 others were hospitalized after being exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide in a packing facility at a farm. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports…

‘Love Potion No. 9′ singer sues over Clovers’ name

WASHINGTON (AP) — Harold Winley sang “Love Potion No. 9″ and other hits with the R&B group The Clovers in the 1950s, but now the 80-year-old says another group is trying to keep him from performing using the…

Dying 2-year-old is Pa. couple’s best man

JEANNETTE, Pa. (AP) — Looking dapper in a tiny tan pinstripe suit and orange shirt, a 2-year-old boy with only weeks to live served as the best man Saturday afternoon for his parents’ Pennsylvania wedding. Christine Swidorsky carried…

From soybeans to baseball, Henry has had success

BOSTON (AP) — John W. Henry took a backward ballclub in a dilapidated park and transformed it into a two-time World Series champion that is one of baseball’s model franchises. As the owner of The Boston Globe, he…

Drug suspension will define A-Rod’s career

NEW YORK (AP) — On the day Alex Rodriguez was the No. 1 pick in the baseball draft two decades ago, his high school coach predicted a flashy future. “He has a great work ethic, humility, confidence,” Rich…

Democratic governors nervous about health plan

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Democratic governors say they are nervous about getting the new federal health care law implemented but add they will be better positioned in next year’s elections than many of their Republican counterparts who have resisted…

Obama administration overrules Apple import ban

President Obama’s trade representative on Saturday vetoed a ban on imports of some Apple iPads and older iPhones, dealing a setback to rival South Korean electronics company Samsung. U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman overruled a June decision by…

From recession’s wake, education innovation blooms

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool of the Phoenician, a luxury resort outside Phoenix. The occasion? A high-profile gathering of education innovators, and as guests sipped…

From recession’s wake, education innovation blooms

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — On a warm spring evening, hundreds of investment bankers, venture capitalists and geeky tech entrepreneurs gathered near the pool of the Phoenician, a luxury resort outside Phoenix. The occasion? A high-profile gathering of education…