Official: Solar plane to help energy use on ground

CHANTILLY, Va. (AP) — The nation’s energy secretary says a solar-powered plane that landed outside Washington early Sunday will one day offer a payoff for people on the ground. The spindly one-man craft called Solar Impulse has been…

Jury: No medical negligence in penile implant

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A jury in Delaware says there was no medical negligence in a penile implant procedure that the patient said left him with an 8-month erection. The New Castle County Superior Court jury decided that…

Food companies work to make it look natural

NEW YORK (AP) — Here’s the latest goal for food makers: Perfect the art of imperfection. When stretching out the dough for its premium “Artisan Pizzas,” Domino’s workers are instructed not to worry about making the rectangles too…

Military women moving into jobs closer to combat

1948 — Law passed making women a permanent part of the U.S. military services 1975 — The Air Force puts the first woman on operational crew status 1976 — The first group of women enters the U.S. military…

A guide to the trial of James ‘Whitey’ Bulger

BOSTON (AP) — James “Whitey” Bulger is on trial in a 32-count racketeering indictment accusing him of a long list of crimes, including participating in 19 killings. Here’s a look at the case against him, his defense and…

Allies of Iran’s outgoing president defeated

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Allies of outgoing Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad have suffered a resounding defeat in local council elections, a clear rejection at the end of his term. Not a single Ahmadinejad ally won a seat in…

Neil Patrick Harris to return to Broadway _ to act

NEW YORK (AP) — Neil Patrick Harris is returning to the stage — and not to hand out awards. The four-time Tony Award host and former “Doogie Howser, M.D.” will star on Broadway in the spring as the…

W.Va. sheriff killing suspect denied bail

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man accused of gunning down a West Virginia sheriff has lost a bid for bail ahead of his first-degree murder trial. Tennis Maynard’s attorney argued at a Monday hearing that he’s seen no…

A look at who is still held at Guantanamo

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — President Barack Obama has appointed a new envoy to lead a renewed effort to close the detention center at the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Here’s a look at where…

US sees nothing new in NKorea talks offer

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says it sees nothing new in North Korea’s offer of high-level talks with the U.S. Spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Monday that Pyongyang has made similar offers numerous times over the years. She…

Man admits to backside slashings in northern Va.

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A former day laborer has pleaded guilty to sneaking up on multiple women in northern Virginia and cutting their backsides with a razor blade or box cutter. Johnny Guillen Pimentel pleaded Monday in Fairfax…

Expert: Promoter created conflict with Jackson doc

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An expert testifying for Michael Jackson’s mother says he believes it was a conflict of interest for the promoter of the superstar’s comeback concerts to negotiate with his doctor. David Berman is a longtime…

How Britain spies on friends and rivals alike

LONDON (AP) — Former NSA contractor Edward Snowden’s leaks to the Guardian newspaper have thrown back the curtain on the world of diplomatic espionage, revealing — in explicit detail — how British spies monitor enemies and allies alike.…

Arizona Gov. Brewer signs Medicaid expansion law

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has signed a law expanding the state’s Medicaid program following her victory over conservatives in her own party opposed to embracing a key part of President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.…

9/11 accused in Guantanamo court but trial distant

GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) — Five Guantanamo Bay prisoners accused of helping orchestrate the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks returned to court Monday as arguments resumed over the preparations for a trial that remains distant. It was…

Military plans would put women in most combat jobs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Women may be able to start training as Army Rangers by mid-2015 and as Navy SEALs a year later under plans set to be announced by the Pentagon. The plans would slowly bring women into…

Helen Mirren in ‘The Audience’ sets NT Live record

NEW YORK (AP) — As a queen, Helen Mirren reigns on screen and stage. National Theatre Live, which broadcasts stage shows from England to movie screens worldwide, said Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of Mirren as…

Man gets prison in pot heist that hurt Pa. officer

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh man will spend up to 14 years in prison for seriously injuring a city officer, who has yet to return to work since trying to stop a robbery at……

More anti-government protests occur in Bulgaria

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgaria’s prime minister said Monday that Parliament’s appointment of a media mogul as the nation’s security chief was a mistake, but that his government will not resign over it. Several thousand people took to…