NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A top general says federal budget cuts that will ground one-third of the U.S. Air Force’s active-duty force of combat planes including fighters and bombers means “accepting the risk that combat airpower may not be ready to respond immediately to new contingencies as they occur.”
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Joe Paterno’s widow said Wednesday that she and her husband were ignorant about sexual predators like Jerry Sandusky and did not realize that the former Penn State assistant football coach was abusing the boys he met through a children’s charity that he founded.
MEADE, Md. (AP) — A military judge cleared the way Wednesday for a member of the team that raided Osama bin Laden’s compound to testify at the trial of an Army private charged in a massive leak of U.S. secrets to the Wikileaks website.
HURST, (AP) — A 27-year-old North Texas man has been arrested in the death of his 3-year-old daughter. Hurst police say Robert Marquis Lamar Williams was arrested Tuesday on a murder-serious bodily injury charge in the death of Anastasia Williams, found dead March 22 in her bedroom. Robert Williams remained jailed Wednesday on $100,000 bond. […]
CYPRESS (AP) — A man accused of stabbing more than a dozen people at a suburban Houston community college randomly selected his victims and told investigators he had been fantasizing about conducting such an attack since he was 8 years old, authorities said Wednesday.
McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Two Department of Homeland Security employees have been indicted in a scheme to fake investigative documents to cover up a lack of progress on cases in their South Texas office.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Cardinals remained divided over who should be pope on Wednesday after three rounds of voting, an indication that disagreements remain about the direction of the Catholic church following the upheaval unleashed by Pope Benedict XVI’s surprise resignation.
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea’s first public, senior-level mention of South Korea’s first female president ended up being a sexist jab. The body that controls North Korea’s military complained Wednesday about the “venomous swish” of her skirt.
LAFITTE, La. (AP) — A fire that ignited when a gas pipeline was hit by a tug boat pushing an oil barge burned into the morning hours Wednesday in a bayou south of New Orleans amid reports that oil had leaked into the water.
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Television news trucks are lined up outside an eastern Ohio courthouse for the trial of two high school football players charged with raping a 16-year-old West Virginia girl.
CORPUS CHRISTI (AP) — A tugboat crewmember reported missing from the vessel at the Port of Corpus Christi has been found dead in the water.
HOUSTON (AP) — Two people are dead and a third has been wounded in a shooting at a Houston apartment complex.
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — After many delays, the Army psychiatrist charged in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage will go on trial in three months.
WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Gen. Norman Schwarzkopf, the no-nonsense Desert Storm commander famously nicknamed “Stormin’ Norman,” graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, soaking up its values: “Duty, Honor, Country.”
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers expressed outrage because they must submit to computerized searches for warrants before entering the governor’s mansion.
CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — A jury has convicted an Austin personal injury attorney of racketeering charges as part of a federal investigation into judicial bribery in South Texas.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A notorious gangster known as Nutzu the Pawnbroker has been indicted for heading a gang charged with attempted murder, kidnapping, blackmail and illegally possessing weapons, but the public seems to be more interested in his pets: four lions and two bears.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius’ representatives have named the substance found in his bedroom after the shooting death of his girlfriend as Testis compositum, and say it is an herbal remedy used “in aid of muscle recovery.”
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The judge in the Gulf of Mexico oil spill trial has watched videotaped testimony from former BP chief executive Tony Hayward.
CHICAGO (AP) — The newly elected Democratic nominee to replace disgraced former Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. vowed to become a leader in the fight for federal gun control and directly challenged the National Rifle Association in her victory speech.