Family shares letters from American held in Iran

DETROIT (AP) — An ex-Marine incarcerated in Iran for nearly two years says in the first letters written to family in Michigan that he is praying for his ailing father and that his grieving mother should not come…

United to resume 787 flying on May 20

CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines says it expects to start flying its Boeing 787s again on May 20. The 787s had been grounded because of concerns about smoldering batteries, but they have been returning to the skies. Ethiopian…

Updated: 3 bodies found on farm in east-central Kansas

OTTAWA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities on Tuesday were investigating the deaths of three people whose bodies were found on a rural property in eastern Kansas, a day after friends of the residents called police to report a foul…

Heat, Bulls both looking for Game 2 improvements

MIAMI (AP) — The Miami Heat have been in this less-than-ideal spot before. They trailed Indiana in the Eastern Conference semifinals last season, needed to win a pair of elimination games against Boston in the East finals and…

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…