Woods goes from red carpet to TPC Sawgrass

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — One night after making his red carpet debut in New York, Tiger Woods returned to a course that has treated him very well over the years. Woods is playing for the first…

Bacharach, Costello aiming for Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — One of television’s most successful sitcom writers is joining with Burt Bacharach and Elvis Costello to create a musical based on the artists’ 1998 album “Painted From Memory.” Bacharach said Tuesday that Chuck Lorre,…
Obama Budget Biodefense Lab

Kansas Democrats say they lack enough details on NBAF

Democratic leaders in the Kansas Legislature say they're not getting enough information from Republican Sam Brownback's administration to justify authorizing another $202 million in bonds for a national biodefense lab.…

Delaware becomes 11th state with gay marriage

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A divided Delaware state Senate voted Tuesday to make their state the 11th in the nation to allow same-sex marriage, after hearing hours of passionate testimony from supporters and opponents. The Senate’s 12-9 vote…

GOP: Stronger borders or immigration bill will die

WASHINGTON (AP) — Landmark immigration legislation is doomed to fail in Congress unless border-security provisions are greatly strengthened, Republican senators bluntly warned on Tuesday. “If in fact the American people can’t trust that the border is controlled, you’re…
Military sex assaults up

Military sex assaults up

New report finds 70 sexual assaults in the military each day; Air Force officer tasked with preventing assaults charged with sexual battery. …

Colorado shootings suspect to enter insanity plea

DENVER (AP) — Lawyers for the man accused of killing 12 people and injuring 70 in a Colorado movie theater said Tuesday he wants to change his plea to not guilty by reason of insanity. Attorneys for James…

Vatican, US Treasury agree to share financial data

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican signed an agreement with the U.S. Treasury Department on Tuesday to exchange financial information as part of its efforts to comply with international anti-money laundering and anti-terror financing norms. It’s the fourth…

Europeans had common ancestors 1,000 years ago

BERLIN (AP) — Europeans appear to be more closely related than previously thought. Scientists who compared DNA samples from people in different parts of the continent found that most had common ancestors living just 1,000 years ago. The…
A board on a trading post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange shows the Dow Jones industrial average with an intraday number above 15,000, Tuesday, May 7, 2013.  The U.S. stock market joined a global rally Tuesday, and the Dow Jones industrial average continued to flirt with the 15,000 mark. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

New stock market milestone: Dow 15,000

Just two months after recovering the last of its losses from the financial crisis, the Dow Jones industrial average charged higher Tuesday, closing above 15,000 for the first time.…

Underwood to sing ‘Sunday Night Football’ theme

NEW YORK (AP) — Carrie Underwood will take over the theme song for “Sunday Night Football,” with NBC sticking to the formula of a female country music star for its intro. Underwood steps in for Faith Hill, who…

Report examines delays in building vet hospitals

WASHINGTON (AP) — Government auditors told a House panel Tuesday that efforts to build four veterans medical centers are taking on average about three years longer to complete than estimated and costing an additional $366 million per project.…

Ohio jurors shown key video of dying man’s blinks

CINCINNATI (AP) — Captivated jurors in a Cincinnati murder trial have watched video that authorities say shows a paralyzed, dying man identifying his killer by blinking his eyes. Prosecutors showed jurors the 17-minute video of 35-year-old David Chandler…