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Alan Gross, American Jailed in Cuba, Vows to Come Home 'Dead or Alive'

Alan Gross, the American subcontractor jailed in Cuba, has vowed that he will return to the United States within a year "dead or alive" and is pleading for the White House to intervene, his lawyer said Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:15:34 GMT
Chelsea Manning Allowed to Formally Change Name

The Army private convicted of funneling intelligence secrets to whistleblowing-website WikiLeaks can legally change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning, a judge ruled Wednesday.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:15:34 GMT
Syria Chlorine Attack Reports Raise Questions About Loopholes

While Syria has pledged to rid itself of chemical weapons by the end of this week, an alleged chlorine attack has raised questions about what chemical tricks Bashar Assad might still have up his sleeve.The U.S.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 17:00:04 GMT
Alleged Kidnapper May Have Created Mobile Dungeon

A man fatally shot by an Oregon officer last month had allegedly been stalking young women in a van that had ropes and chains installed. KGW's Kyle Iboshi reports.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:44:31 GMT
Ex-Buffalo Bills Cheerleaders Sue Over Low Pay, 'Jiggle Test'

Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders have sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping and sexual comments.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:44:30 GMT
What Georgia's 'Extreme' New Gun Law Allows

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal signed a new gun law Wednesday that greatly expands the number of public places where licensed owners are allowed to carry their weapons. Critics have called the law extreme, while the National Rifle Association lauded it as an historic victory for the Second Amendment.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:44:30 GMT
Michigan Man Among First Recipients of 'Bionic Eye'

A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.Diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa as a teenager, Pontz has been almost completely blind for years.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:51 GMT
A Woman Leads: Bringing Women To The GOP

If anyone can solve the GOPs struggles with female voters, Christine Toretti seems like the woman for the job. As the CEO of S.W. Jack Drilling, an oil-and-gas company she took over upon the death of her father, Toretti knows what its like to lead in a mans world.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:49 GMT
Rock Climber Recounts Fracturing Spine After 30-Foot Fall

Video shows rescuers efforts to retrieve the man after he fell from a granite wall in Yosemite National Park. KCRAs Mallory Hoff Reports.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 16:28:48 GMT
Spacewalkers Make Quick Work of Computer Repair on Space Station

Two astronauts quickly replaced a bad backup computer box and took on an extra task at the International Space Station on Wednesday during one of NASA's shortest spacewalks.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:57:47 GMT
Mall Adds 'Fast Lane' After Young Girl Complains

Thanks to the suggestion of a 10-year-old girl who wrote in a school-assignment letter that shes tired of being stuck behind slow walkers.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:57:45 GMT
You've Saved For Retirement, but Do You Know How to Spend It?

Its been hard enough teaching people how to save for their retirement. It could be even more difficult to teach them how to spend that nest egg.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:57:44 GMT
Dishing Up Hep A: Should Food Workers Be Vaccinated?

The sushi was delicious, as far as Luther Smith remembers. It was only later, after he developed hepatitis A spread by an infected food handler, that the Harlem, N.Y., man was left with far more than a bad taste in his mouth.I was shivering. I was achy.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:57:42 GMT
Internet Speeds Are Rising Sharply, But So Are Hack Attacks

A new "state of the Internet" report shows more people around the world are connected, and they're doing so at faster speeds. But as the Internet grows, so does the number of cyberattacks.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:42:10 GMT
Palestinian Factions Sign Historic Reconciliation Agreement

Palestinian factions announced they would form a unity government within five weeks, a move that could imperil U.S.-backed peace talks with Israel.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:42:08 GMT
Syrians Trek 9,000-foot Mountain Desperate for Safety

MOUNT HERMON, Lebanon As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the rugged frontier into neighboring Lebanon.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:11:07 GMT
Teacher at American Schools Overseas May Have Molested Scores of Boys

The FBI is trying to find more victims of a child molester believed to have preyed on scores of students at American schools overseas drugging, abusing and photographing them over decades in a case that may be unprecedented.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:11:07 GMT
South Korea Ferry: Sunken Ship Was Overloaded, Prosecutors Allege

JINDO, South Korea - The South Korean ferry that sank likely killing more than 300 people was carrying more than three times its recommended cargo, a lawmaker said Wednesday.The Sewol was loaded with more than 3,600 tons of cargo when it left port, according to politician Kim Young-roc.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:10:59 GMT
Wrigley Operators Still Keep Score by Hand

In honor of Wrigley's 100th birthday, AP photographer Kiichiro Sato was allowed a rare behind-the-scenes visit to the scoreboard.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:55:36 GMT
Russia Promises Response If 'Interests' Attacked in Ukraine

Russia on Wednesday promised a response if its interests come under attack in Ukraine. It also accused the United States and Ukraine of distorting an agreement last week to calm the crisis there.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:55:34 GMT
A New Joe Paterno Statue at Penn State?!

In the fallout of the Jerry Sandusky scandal, Penn State removed the statue of Joe Paterno outside of Beaver Stadium. But a new one is reportedly set to be constructed and unveiled in November 2015.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:55:33 GMT
Everest Avalanche's Impact Will Roll Through Nepal's Economy

Nepal, which relies heavily on income from tourism at the world's highest peaks, will be struggling to keep an economic foothold if Sherpa guides decide to boycott this years climbing season, tour operators and mountaineering experts say.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:39:53 GMT
Judge to Consider Bradley Manning Name Change Request to Chelsea

A Kansas judge on Wednesday will consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Mannings petition to legally change her name from Bradley, as she serves a 35-year sentence for passing classified U.S. government information to the anti-secrecy website WikiLeaks.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:39:53 GMT
Raw Power: Obama Dines at World-Famous Tokyo Sushi Restaurant

President Barack Obama landed in Tokyo this morning and hes already hit up one of the most famous sushi restaurants on the planet.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:39:49 GMT
'Obama Not Welcome': Filipinos Protest Presidential Visit

Police armed with truncheons, shields and a fire hose clashed with more than 100 left-wing activists who rallied at the U.S. Embassy in Manila on Wednesday to oppose a visit by President Barack Obama and an expected security pact that would increase the American military presence in the Philippines.

Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:24:24 GMT
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