Philly abortion doc admits to drug sales at clinic

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A rogue Philadelphia abortion doctor serving life in prison for killing newborns delivered alive at his clinic admitted Tuesday that he sold prescriptions for OxyContin and other drugs to addicts and dealers who lined up…

Gov’t asks court to reinstate Marine’s conviction

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government is asking the military’s highest court to reconsider its ruling last month that overturned a murder conviction of a Marine who has served six years in the brig for one of the…

Ex-NBC reporter who covered RFK death dies in Md.

NEW YORK (AP) — A former NBC News reporter who covered the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy for the network in 1968 has died in Maryland. Charles Quinn was 82. His daughter, Diana Quinn, says he died Sunday…

Thousands of Calif inmates refuse meals in protest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — More than 30,000 of the 133,000 inmates in California prisons have refused at least one meal in support of inmates held in solitary confinement at Pelican Bay State Prison, corrections officials said Tuesday. The…

First lady hosts ‘dinner’ for top junior chefs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brynna Robert of Louisiana found out about and entered a White House contest for kid chefs on deadline day. Wisconsin’s Liam Kivirist studied more than 1,000 entries from the previous year’s competition before stirring up…

House GOP leaders look at splitting farm bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — A month after suffering an embarrassing defeat, House Republican leaders are considering a new strategy to try to win support for the massive, five-year farm bill: splitting it into two separate measures, one for farm…

Leader of ’88 polygamous standoff released

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Addam Swapp, the man whose bombing of a Mormon church building sparked a 13-day standoff that left one officer dead, has been released from prison after more than 25 years behind bars. A…

Lawmakers say loan changes tough on black students

WASHINGTON (AP) — Black lawmakers are urging President Barack Obama to do something about changes to a college loan program that they say make it tougher for students at historically black schools to finance their education. Congressional Black…

Honduras: Charred body may be missing journalist

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — Authorities say they are investigating whether a charred and mutilated body found in the northern city of San Pedro Sula is that of a journalist missing since last month. Police investigator Raul Ponce says…

WikiLeaks: Snowden hasn’t accepted asylum in Venezuela

MOSCOW (AP) — WikiLeaks says its fellow secret-spiller, Edward Snowden, hasn’t yet formally accepted asylum in Venezuela. Earlier today, a prominent Russian lawmaker tweeted that Snowden had, in fact, accepted that offer — but the posting was deleted…

Gov’t asks court to reinstate Marine’s conviction

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The government is asking the military’s highest court to reconsider its ruling last month that overturned a murder conviction of a Marine who has served more than half of his 11-year sentence for one…

US says plan for Egyptian elections positive

WASHINGTON (AP) — Acknowledging the difficulty of squaring U.S. law with national security priorities in dealing with the military overthrow of Egypt’s president, the Obama administration said Tuesday it was encouraged by a proposal from the country’s interim…

7 plead not guilty in NYC mob crackdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Nine reputed members of the Bonanno crime family were charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday with what prosecutors called old-school mob activity: gambling, loan sharking, extortion and drugs. A two-year investigation dismantled one crew…