Concern about Hawaii’s fly homeless home program

HONOLULU (AP) — A program that would help fly homeless people in Hawaii back to the mainland is being greeted with skepticism by the state’s human services officials and groups that help the homeless. A provision allowing the…

Syrian rebels take villages in regime’s heartland

BEIRUT (AP) — The Syrian military is firing ballistic missiles into populated areas where it is battling rebels, killing hundreds of civilians in recent months, Human Rights Watch said in a report Monday. The U.S.-based group said it…
This is a Sept. 12, 2006 photograph provided by Dr. John J. Martin Jr., who specializes in eyelid and facial plastic surgery in Coral Gables, Fla., showing the damage illicit cosmetic procedures can cause recipients such as Rajindra Narinesinch, a patient whose face shows nodules from previous illicit procedures. (AP Photo/Dr. John J. Martin Jr., HO)

Illegal injections kill, maim women

Women across the U.S. are risking their lives for black market procedures to make their buttocks bigger, often involving home-improvement materials such as silicone injected by people with no medical training.…

Calif. gov. orders inquiry, averts SF rail strike

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Bay area commuters got at least a temporary reprieve from a massive transit strike when Gov. Jerry Brown ordered an inquiry into a labor contract dispute. Sunday night’s…

Illegal buttocks injections kill, maim women

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Women in the U.S. are risking their lives for black market injections to make their buttocks bigger. Some want to fill out a pair of jeans. Others believe a bigger bottom will bring work…

Former military chief gets life sentence in Turkey

ISTANBUL (AP) — Some 275 people — including military officers, politicians and journalists — are facing verdicts in a landmark and divisive trial in Turkey over an alleged conspiracy to overthrow Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s government. The…

US official visits senior Egypt Islamist in jail

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian government officials say a top U.S. diplomat has visited in prison a Muslim Brotherhood leader awaiting trial on charges of complicity in the killing of protesters. The officials say U.S. Deputy Secretary of State…

Tea party plans to abandon GOP stars

MIAMI (AP) — This wasn’t the revolution the tea party had in mind. Four years ago, the movement and its potent mix of anger and populism persuaded thousands of costumed and sign-waving conservatives to protest the ballooning deficit…

Will fast-food protests spur higher minimum wage?

Terrance Wise has two jobs in Kansas City — one at a burger joint, a second at a pizza restaurant — but he says his paychecks aren’t enough to buy shoes for his three daughters and insure his…

NY Rep. King tests presidential waters in NH

WAKEFIELD, N.H. (AP) — New York Republican Congressman Peter King is warning his party not to abandon its longstanding emphasis on national defense as he launches a two-day tour of New Hampshire. The 11-term congressman sipped Coke and…

Man to go solo hauling ton of bricks across lake

ALGONAC, Mich. (AP) — A long-distance swimmer who calls himself “The Shark” is ready to jump into Lake St. Clair for a 30-hour, 22-mile dip. If that isn’t enough, Jim Dreyer plans to haul dinghies filled with 2,000…

Campbell opens new NC medical school to students

BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina university is opening the first new medical school in the state for decades. Campbell University welcomes 162 students to its……

Manning sentencing hearing continues at Ft. Meade

FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The sentencing hearing of Army Pfc. Bradley Manning is resuming with more evidence that the classified information he disclosed through WikiLeaks damaged U.S. foreign relations. State Department Undersecretary Patrick Kennedy is Monday’s only…

Bomb hidden in cart kills 4 in south Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan provincial official says a bomb hidden inside a cart in a livestock market has killed four civilians in the country’s south. Jawed Faisal, a spokesman for the governor, another 10 were wounded…

House GOP plans anti-Washington push in August

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans will take a carefully orchestrated, staunchly anti-Washington campaign to voters this month, blaming President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for Americans’ unhappiness with government. “Every day I serve in Congress, I work…