APNewsBreak: Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners…

Biker gang leader convicted of murder in NV

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A biker gang leader was convicted Wednesday of murdering a Hells Angels during a 2011 shootout at a Nevada casino that prosecutors said was part of an orchestrated assassination plot to take out a…

NYC becomes archaeological site covering centuries

NEW YORK (AP) — The city has become an archaeological site, with thousands of artifacts such as an 18th-century bone toothbrush with animal hair bristles and wine and champagne bottles corked centuries ago unearthed to prove it. A…

Actors say Latinos deserve award-worthy roles

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Rita Moreno says she has a ready answer for those who ask why more Latinos fail to receive Hollywood honors. It’s because Hispanic actors aren’t cast in the kind of roles…

APNewsBreak: Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners…

Charlie Rose adding 4th TV show to his workload

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — As if Charlie Rose didn’t have enough jobs, he’s adding a fourth one. The 71-year-old talk show host will oversee “Charlie Rose The Week,” a 30-minute weekly program looking back at events in…

Pacific Fleet’s submarine force gets new commander

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — The most recent commander of U.S. submarines in Asia and the Middle East took command on Wednesday of the entire Pacific Fleet submarine force. Rear Adm. Phillip Sawyer succeeded Rear Adm. James Frank…

Write-in pulls comeback in Detroit mayoral primary

DETROIT (AP) — He was in the race. He was out. Then he was back in again. Now Mike Duggan is the front-runner for mayor of bankrupt Detroit after winning the primary election through write-in votes. Duggan, a…

APNewsBreak: Pentagon may revise same-sex benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is poised to extend health care, housing and other benefits to the same-sex spouses of military members by the end of August, but may reverse earlier plans to provide benefits to gay partners…

PBS film ‘Latino Americans’ aims for wide audience

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — An ambitious PBS documentary on the 500-year history of Latinos in America is aimed at a broad audience, its producer said Wednesday. “These stories are not that distant from anyone. I think in…

Oklahoma GOP US Sen. Inhofe to run for 4th term

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe said Wednesday that he will seek a fourth term in the U.S. Senate, telling supporters be believes liberals are endangering the country and saying he had a successful track…

Obama pledges $195M more in Syria aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the U.S. is providing an additional $195 million in humanitarian and food aid to Syria. That means the U.S. has now sent more than $1 billion in humanitarian aid since the…

Publishers object to US remedy in Apple case in NY

NEW YORK (AP) — Publishers who have settled an electronic book pricing dispute with the federal government say they object to penalties the government wants to impose on Apple Inc. A judge ruled in an antitrust case last…

Group: Apps not effective tool for teaching babies

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. consumer advocacy group filed a complaint Wednesday with the Federal Trade Commission alleging that two popular baby app developers — Fisher-Price Inc. and Open Solutions — are trying to dupe parents into thinking…