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AP Exclusive: Air Force security failed nuke test

WASHINGTON (AP) — Armed security forces at a nuclear missile base failed a drill last summer that simulated the hostile takeover of a missile launch silo because they were unable to speedily regain control of the captured nuclear weapon, according to an internal Air Force review obtained by The Associated Press.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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House poised to pass curbs on NSA surveillance

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is poised to take the first significant step to change the National Security Agency's bulk collection of American phone records, a compromise bill that is displeasing many civil liberties activists.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Painful and rapid spread of new virus in Caribbean

SAN CRISTOBAL, Dominican Republic (AP) — They suffer searing headaches, a burning fever and so much pain in their joints they can barely walk or use their hands. It's like having a terrible flu combined with an abrupt case of arthritis.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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US forecasters to predict slow hurricane season

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal forecasters are expected to predict a slower than usual hurricane season this year.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Sante Kimes, convicted in NY widow's murder, dies

 

NEW YORK (AP) — Sante Kimes, who along with her son made up a notorious grifter team convicted of the murders of a wealthy widow in New York and a businessman in Los Angeles, has died in her prison cell at age 79.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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AP Analysis: GOP avoids past mistakes in Senate picks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tuesday's elections are the best evidence yet that Republicans are avoiding previous mistakes and improving their chances of controlling the Senate during President Barack Obama's final two years in office.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Investigation continues into death of actor's wife

 

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Jace projected the image of a doting, hands-on father and husband to neighbors, but authorities are now trying to determine what prompted the veteran actor to shoot and kill his wife while his young sons were in the home.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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Special Operations Forces may get 'Iron Man' suit

 

TAMPA, Florida (AP) — In the 2008 movie "Iron Man," the main character becomes a superhero after building a suit of armor with an exoskeleton that gives him incredible strength.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014

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