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4 US TV shows ordered off Chinese websites

Posted: 04/27/2014 - Chinese online video sites say authorities have ordered them to stop showing four popular American TV shows, including "The Big Bang Theory" and "The Good Wife."

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NY bill would bar condoms as proof of prostitution

Posted: 04/27/2014 - New York would become the first state to prohibit police and prosecutors from using the possession of condoms as evidence against suspected sex workers under a measure pending before lawmakers.

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Months ahead, immigrants study for driver test

Posted: 04/26/2014 - There's a lot riding on a California law to grant driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers to pass the test required to get one.

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Santorum undecided in 2016 bid

Posted: 04/26/2014 - The once and perhaps future presidential candidate Rick Santorum has lots of policy ideas for fellow Republicans seeking public office.

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Coast Guard coordinates rescue of 3 people, dog

Updated: 04/26/2014 - Three people and a dog were rescued Friday from a life raft in the Atlantic Ocean about 900 miles northeast of Bermuda after their sailboat sank in a storm, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.

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G7 to 'move swiftly' on more Russia sanctions

Updated: 04/25/2014 - The United States and other nations in the Group of Seven say they have agreed to "move swiftly" to impose additional economic sanctions on Russia in response to its actions in Ukraine.

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Officials thankful that blast came in the early morning hours

Posted: 04/25/2014 - A fire department spokeswoman east of Seattle says residents of the community of North Bend are "very, very fortunate" that an explosion in the town's business district overnight took place at a time when nobody was there.

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Prom-date denial investigated in school killing

Posted: 04/25/2014 - A 16-year-old girl has been stabbed to death inside a Connecticut high school. A teenage boy is in custody, and police are investigating whether she was stabbed because she declined to be his date at the junior prom.

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Drunk passenger causes hijack scare in Bali

Posted: 04/25/2014 - An airline official says a drunk passenger on a Virgin Australia flight who caused a hijack scare has been arrested for creating a disturbance after the plane landed on Indonesia's resort island of Bali.

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Seabed search for missing Malaysian jet to widen

Posted: 04/25/2014 - Authorities say the seabed search for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet is set to widen as a sonar scan of the most likely crash site deep beneath the Indian Ocean nears completion without yielding a single clue.

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3 still critical in California bus crash

Updated: 04/25/2014 - Anaheim police Lt. Bob Dunn says three of the injured - the driver and two of the children - are in critical condition after the Thursday afternoon crash. The other nine students had minor injuries.

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Disease attacking bats is on the move

Posted: 04/24/2014 - The disease that has killed more than 6 million cave-dwelling bats in the United States is on the move, and wildlife biologists are worried.

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Fetal tissue used to power Oregon homes

Posted: 04/24/2014 - An Oregon commission is ordering a waste-to-power facility to stop accepting boxed medical waste after learning it might be using the remains of aborted fetuses from British Columbia to generate electricity.

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FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

Updated: 04/24/2014 - The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.

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FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes

Updated: 04/24/2014 - The federal government wants to prohibit sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.

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