(Reuters) - U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl is grateful to President Barack Obama for the prisoner exchange that freed him from five years as a captive of the Taliban, his attorney said on Wednesday. Bergdahl, who was cleared to return to a desk job this week after the Army said he had completed counseling and a reintegration process, has retained Eugene Fidell, a specialist in military law, to represent him. In an interview with CNN, Fidell declined to discuss Bergdahl's state of mind because his disappearance and capture in Afghanistan on June 30, 2009, is being investigated by the Army. "In due course, the country is going to have more facts in front of it as the pending investigation unfolds, but for the moment I would ask that everybody sort of hold the phone," Fidell said, speaking from San Antonio, Texas, where Bergdahl is now based.
ORACLE, Ariz. (AP) — Protesters waved "Return to Sender" signs, shoved a group of mariachi musicians and waited for a bus of immigrant children that the local sheriff told them would arrive. At one point, they briefly halted a bus before realizing it was carrying children from a YMCA.
MIAMI (AP) — Justin Bieber's lawyers and Florida prosecutors said Wednesday they need more time to work out a possible plea deal on charges that the pop star drove under the influence and resisted arrest.
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An Orbital Sciences Corp cargo ship reached the International Space Station on Wednesday with a delivery of food, supplies, science experiments and a fleet of tiny Earth-imaging satellites that will be launched from the orbital outpost. Working from a control panel inside the station’s Cupola module, commander Steven Swanson delicately steered the station’s 58-foot long (18 m) robotic arm to pluck the Cygnus capsule from orbit at 6:36 a.m. EDT (1036 GMT) as the ships sailed 260 miles (418 km) above northern Libya. "I think everyone is breathing again," NASA robotics officer Melanie Miller radioed to the crew from Mission Control in Houston. "We now have a seventh crew member," Swanson radioed to Mission Control.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats see a political winner in the stinging defeat they suffered when the Supreme Court ruled that businesses with religious objections may deny coverage for contraceptives under President Barack Obama's health care law.
SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A high-priced prostitute accused of leaving a Google executive to die on his yacht after shooting him up with a fatal hit of heroin is scheduled to appear in a California courtroom Wednesday to answer to manslaughter, drug and prostitution charges.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York's tabloid newspaper front pages next week are easy to imagine: a photo of a nightmarish traffic jam caused by a strike at the largest U.S. commuter railroad juxtaposed with a shot of Mayor Bill de Blasio sunning himself on an Italian beach.
NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton didn't give Jon Stewart any hints about whether she will run for president, but acknowledged during Tuesday's taping of "The Daily Show" that the speculation surrounding her possible candidacy has become "a cottage industry."