Posted: 3:34 AM The Army private who gave more than 700,000 secret U.S. documents to WikiLeaks is returning to Fort Meade for the last scheduled hearing before his military trial next month.
The pretrial hearing Tuesday for Pfc. Bradley Manning concerns classified material that would be used as evidence during the trial starting June 3.
Updated: 6:04 AM The Senate is debating cuts to the federal crop insurance program as it considers a massive farm bill this week.
The Obama administration said Monday it wants to see more cuts to agriculture subsidies and crop insurance in the legislation, which would cost almost $100 billion a year over five years and would set policy for farm programs and food aid.
Posted: 1:00 AM New consumer credit data show that Americans were more diligent about making their card payments on time in the first three months of the year.
Credit reporting agency TransUnion says the rate of credit card payments at least 90 days overdue fell to 0.69 percent in the first quarter.
Posted: 2:27 AM Authorities say a tornado that severely damaged a mobile home park southeast of Oklahoma City killed a 79-year-old man whose body was found in an open area of the neighborhood.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff Mike Booth also said that six people who lived in the mobile home park were injured. Between 30 and 35 homes had significant damage, and number of frame homes in the neighborhood also sustained damage.
Posted: 12:56 AM Sunbathers this summer will find new sunscreen labels that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use.
But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts consider misleading and potentially dangerous, a consumer watchdog group says.
Posted: 5:15 AM Officials say a New York college student was accidentally killed by a police officer as she was held in a headlock by an intruder pointing a gun at her head during a break-in at an off-campus home.
Nassau County police said Hofstra University junior Andrea Rebello was killed after being shot in the head when police responded to a break-in early Friday.
Posted: 7:49 AM Police are investigating after a New York college student was killed in an off-campus house during an early morning break-in, casting a pall over the campus and commencement ceremonies.
Posted: 7:23 AM President Barack Obama is vowing to eliminate what he calls the "scourge" of sexual assault in the military while cautioning that it will take a long and sustained effort by all military members.
Posted: 7:18 AM Lawmakers are ready to question the ousted head of the Internal Revenue Service as Congress holds its first hearing on the extra scrutiny the IRS gave tea party and other conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status.
Posted: 2:56 AM The House Agriculture Committee is set to consider small cuts to the $80 billion-a-year food stamp program in an effort to appease conservatives who say the food aid has become too expensive.
The cuts are part of a massive five-year farm bill that costs almost $100 billion annually and would set policy for farm subsidies, rural programs and the food aid.
Updated: 5:28 AM A small Maryland city just outside the Washington, D.C., city limits has voted to lower the voting age for city elections to 16. The Takoma Park City Council voted 6-1 on Monday to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in city elections starting in November.
Updated: 5:27 AM A Philadelphia abortion doctor convicted of killing three babies who were born alive has agreed to give up his right to an appeal and will be spared a potential death sentence.
Dr. Kermit Gosnell was convicted Monday of first-degree murder in the deaths of the babies who were delivered alive and killed with scissors.
Updated: 5:31 AM New York City prosecutors say a woman has been charged with fraud for posing as the aunt of a Connecticut school shooting victim and soliciting donations.
Nouel Alba was indicted Tuesday on identity theft and fraud charges in the Bronx. Prosecutors say she pretended to be the aunt of 6-year-old victim Noah Pozner.
Updated: 5:17 AM The Powerball jackpot is climbing again, and fast. In just a few short weeks, the jackpot has ballooned to an estimated $360 million, making it the third largest Powerball jackpot and the seventh largest jackpot ever
Updated: 7:25 AM Minnesota is set to become the 12th U.S. state where gay couples can get married.Minnesota is set to become the 12th U.S. state where gay couples can get married. A final legislative vote Monday will let the weddings start on Aug. 1. Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton has pledged to sign the bill, and scheduled a ceremony at 5 p.m. Tuesday on the front steps of the Capitol in St. Paul to do so.
Updated: 7:25 AM Angelina Jolie says she's had a preventive double mastectomy after learning she carried a gene that makes it extremely likely she'll get breast cancer. Jolie authored an op-ed for Tuesday's New York Times where she writes that in April she finished three months of surgical procedures to remove both breasts.
Updated: 7:25 AM Dr. Kermit Gosnell considers himself a pioneering doctor who helped desperate women get abortions, but a Philadelphia jury calls him a murderer who killed three babies born alive. The 72-year-old Gosnell also was found guilty Monday of manslaughter in an abortion patient's overdose death, but acquitted of murdering a fourth aborted baby.
Updated: 4:25 AM Transportation safety officials are exploring ways to eliminate drunken driving deaths, which account for about a third of the nation's more than 30,000 annual traffic fatalities -- a share that has remained stubbornly unchanged since the late-1990s.
The National Transportation Safety Board meets Tuesday to hear recommendations o
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