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AP photographer missing in Libya

NEW YORK – Associated Press photographer Altaf Qadri has gone missing while covering the military conflict in Libya, the news organization said Sunday. “We have lost contact with our AP colleague, photographer Altaf Qadri, in eastern Libya. We are concerned about his safety and are taking appropriate steps to locate…

Super Glue inventor dies at 94

Harry Welsey Coover Jr., the inventor of Super Glue, died at home in Kingsport, Tenn. Sunday, the Associated Press reports. He was 94 years old. He invented Super Glue in 1942, as a result of a laboratory accident. Coover was experimenting with making different clear plastics for gun sights at…

AP: Homeland Security’s probes of people requesting info were political

WASHINGTON — For at least a year, the Homeland Security Department detoured hundreds of requests for federal records to senior political advisers for highly unusual scrutiny, probing for information about the requesters and delaying disclosures deemed too politically sensitive, according to nearly 1,000 pages of internal e-mails obtained by The…

Tina Brown: Republican women candidates could be ‘a blow to feminism’

Women candidates fared so well in Tuesday’s primaries that the Associated Press declared 2010 to be the “year of the political woman,” but for some, the ascendancy of anti-feminist Republican women looks more like bad news than good. For Tina Brown, editor-in-chief of the Daily Beast, Tuesday’s primaries could well…

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