Today in History

Today is Tuesday, Aug. 13, the 225th day of 2013. There are 140 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On August 13, 1913, British metallurgist Harry Brearley developed an alloy that came to be known…

Manning defense focuses on mental health, leadership

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Lawyers for Bradley Manning are attacking the decisions of his commanders to send the Army intelligence analyst to Iraq and to let him keep his top-secret security clearance — despite his emotional outbursts…

MLK Memorial may not be ready for anniversary

WASHINGTON (AP) — Work to refinish part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial where a disputed inscription was recently removed may not be done until after the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. Executive architect Ed…

Judge: SeaWorld trying to comply with safety goals

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando has made a good faith effort to comply with new workplace safety goals following the death of a trainer who was drowned by a killer whale in 2010, a judge said in…

Mixed verdict doesn’t satisfy all in Bulger case

BOSTON (AP) — The jury that convicted James “Whitey” Bulger in a series of gangland murders Monday also left some families shaken when it didn’t find him guilty in eight other killings — angering relatives who have waited…

US judge: Quarter horse group must accept clones

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The pre-eminent U.S. quarter horse organization must begin allowing cloned animals to be added to its prestigious registry, a federal judge decided Monday. The judge issued an injunction against the American Quarter Horse Association…

US judge: Quarter horse group must accept clones

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The pre-eminent U.S. quarter horse organization must begin allowing cloned animals to be added to its prestigious registry, a federal judge dec……

Ex-US Senate candidate Alvin Greene arrested

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The unemployed Army veteran who stunned the political world by winning the Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in South Carolina in 2010 has been arrested on a trespassing charge in Myrtle Beach. Police said…

Judge changing baby’s name Messiah draws reaction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee judge’s decision to change a baby’s first name from Messiah to Martin is drawing strong reactions from people who believe the judge overstepped her powers and those who think parents’ creativity should…

Classes begin at struggling St. Louis Co. district

ST. LOUIS (AP) — When the Missouri Supreme Court ruled in June that students from unaccredited districts could transfer to better-performing schools, Cornell and Shonte Young were among thousands of St. Louis County parents who entered a lottery…

Men get 4 years in prison in NY Taliban drug case

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge has sentenced two West African drug traffickers each to four years and two months in prison for a drug conspiracy they thought would help the Taliban buy weapons. The U.S.…