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Associated Press News

Snowden's dad worries about son's ties to WikiLeaks

The elder Snowden proposes a deal for Edward Snowden's return to the USA.<p>WASHINGTON — The father of Edward Snowden, the former defense contractor accused of disclosing details about secret U.S. surveillance programs, is concerned that his son's recent association with the anti-secrecy group …

A face in the crowd: A year after most extensive face transplant in history

For 15 years, Richard Lee Norris hid his gun-shot-shattered face from the public, wearing a mask when he left the house and shopping late at night to avoid the curious stares of children and adults. For all intents and purposes, the once sociable Norris had become a recluse.<p>Then, in 2012, Norris …

Medicine

Gun Group Aims To Stop Immigration Bill

What does an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws have to do with the Second Amendment right to own guns?<p>If you're the Gun Owners of America, everything.<p>The GOA, a smaller cousin of the National Rifle Association that often takes an even more aggressive approach, is branding the just-passed …

General in leak probe quit Pentagon post suddenly, citing health reasons

The four-star general who is the target of a leak investigation suddenly resigned from his Pentagon advisory job in January for “health reasons” – just as FBI investigators were focusing on him, according to legal sources.<p>As NBC News revealed Thursday, retired Marine Gen. James “Hoss” Cartwright …

Zimmerman witness says he tried to break up fight

George Zimmerman, 29, is on trial for second-degree murder for the February 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin, 17<p>SANFORD, Fla. - A neighbor of George Zimmerman testified Friday that it appeared that teenager Trayvon Martin was striking Zimmerman while straddling him moments before the teen was …

Kerry steps up Israel-Palestine shuttle talks

US Secretary of State John Kerry has accelerated his Middle East shuttle diplomacy in the hope of persuading Israel and Palestine to resume direct peace negotiations.<p>After seeing Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Jordan on Friday, Kerry flew by helicopter to Jerusalem for evening talks with …

Associated Press News

Painkiller increases chance of heart attack, health officials advise

Health officials have advised patients with heart problems to avoid an over-the-counter painkiller used by millions after research found that it can …

Former Mexican governor Villanueva sentenced in the US

<b>A US court has sentenced a former governor of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo to 11 years in prison for money laundering.</b><p>Mario Villanueva pleaded guilty to transferring millions of dollars in bribery money from the Juarez drug cartel to foreign bank accounts.<p>Villanueva, 64, received large sums of …

Mexico

Convicted Murderers Run North Carolina Kids Camp

Two former convicts -- after serving time for separate murders -- are running a children's summer day camp at a North Carolina university.<p>Despite …

Crime

West should have talked to Taliban - British general

<b>The West should have tried talking to the Taliban a decade ago, the UK's top general in Afghanistan has said.</b><p>Gen Nick Carter told the Guardian it would have been easier to find a political solution when they were on the run in 2002.<p>Prime Minister David Cameron acknowledged that the original …

Afghanistan

Prop 8 challengers wed in California after stay is lifted

The two couples who challenged the law that had barred same-sex marriage in California were married Friday afternoon after a federal appeals court dissolved its stay blocking same-sex marriage in the state.<p>On the eve of San Francisco's Pride Weekend, State Attorney General Kamala declared Sandra …