Biden: Gay Rights 'The Civil Rights Issue Of Our Day'Vice President Joe Biden declared that the U.S. and Obama administration are part of a unified front against gay discrimination, saying that “prejudice is prejudice” and gay rights “the civil rights issue of our day.”
US Military Deaths In Afghanistan At 2,185As of Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at least 2,185 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.
Unit Comrade: Bergdahl Was 'That One Guy That Wanted To Disappear'Three former members of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's platoon spoke to The Associated Press on Tuesday about Bergdahl's disappearance, his freedom and how he should be treated now that he's out. The interviews were facilitated by a public relations firm, Capitol Media Partners, co-owned by Republican strategist Richard Grenell. All three men said Bergdahl should be investigated for desertion. Army Chief of Staff Gen. John McHugh said Tuesday that after Bergdahl has recovered, the Army will "review" the circumstances of his disappearance.
Poll: More Stressful To Care For A Spouse Than For Sick ParentsYou promise "in sickness and in health," but a new poll shows becoming a caregiver to a frail spouse causes more stress than having to care for mom, dad or even the in-laws.
AP: Louisiana GOP Chair Pushing McAllister To ResignSource tells AP the Republican Party of Louisiana head trying to persuade McAllister to step aside after being caught on tape kissing another man's wife.
AP Photographer Killed, Journalist Wounded In AfghanistanAn Afghan police commander opened fire on their vehicle, killing Anja Niedringhaus and wounding Kathy Gannon.
AP To White House: 'Don't Shut The Independent Press Out'The Associated Press is seeking to broaden independent news coverage of the White House under an administration that is hypersensitive about its image and which frequently bars the press from events involving President Barack Obama.
AP Chief Urges Obama Against Using 'National Security' To Conceal TransparencyThe Associated Press' executive editor called on governments around the world to support an independent press, warning Monday that efforts to silence the media through intimidation and violence are "in effect an attack on a nation's people."
UN: Crimes Against Humanity In North Korea Found, Need InvestigationA U.N. Commission of Inquiry has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and recommends that its findings be referred to the International Criminal Court, two people familiar with the commission's report have told The Associated Press.
State High Court Reverses Virginia Tech Massacre VerdictVirginia's highest court threw out a wrongful death verdict stemming from the 2007 massacre at Virginia Tech.
Pilots, Airline Fault Equipment In Asiana CrashThe pilots of Asiana Flight 214, which crashed in San Francisco in July, as well as the airline, are raising the possibility that a key device that controls the Boeing 777's speed may have malfunctioned, an aviation expert familiar with the investigation into the crash said Tuesday.