Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in Brazilian coffee shipment

Published Dec. 18 2014 @ 5:51pm

A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine.

Putin: West wants to defang, declaw Russian bear

Published Dec. 18 2014

MOSCOW — Sternly warning the West it cannot defang the metaphorical Russian bear, a confident-looking President Vladimir Putin promised Thursday...

Boston bombing suspect Tsarnaev appears in court for 1st time since 2013

Published Dec. 18 2014

Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev returned to court Thursday for the first time since he was arraigned in July...

Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

Published Dec. 18 2014

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 500 company, is donating...

Seven states have bans on atheists holding office

Published Dec. 18 2014

Some freedom-from-religion advocates are pressing Maryland and six other states to remove provisions from their state constitutions that prohibit people...

2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight

Published Dec. 18 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The two men assigned to a one-year spaceflight said Thursday that their upcoming mission will allow...

Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever

Published Dec. 18 2014

NEW YORK — The unprecedented hack of Sony Pictures which a U.S. official says is linked to North Korea may...

Georgia jobless rate drops to 7.2 percent

Published Dec. 18 2014

In the biggest monthly drop in the unemployment rate in 38 years, Georgia's jobless rate last month plunged by a...

Middle Tennessee mayors urge road funding fix

Published Dec. 18 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A group representing 40 mayors in Middle Tennessee is urging Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and state lawmakers...

Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys

Published Dec. 18 2014

LAKE WALES, Fla. — Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend...