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  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:25:14 GMT
    When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell...
    When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short...
  • Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:36 GMT
    A small town in southwest Wyoming has been evacuated after an explosion and fire at a natural gas pipeline hub.
    A small town in southwest Wyoming was evacuated Wednesday after an explosion and fire at a natural gas processing facility and major national pipeline hub. There were no reports of injuries.
  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:34:33 GMT
    Jurors listened Wednesday as a man called two teenagers who broke into his central Minnesota home "vermin" on an audio recording shortly after fatally shooting them.
    A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain teens as "vermin."
  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:40 GMT
    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after...
  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:35 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
    The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:55:37 GMT
    The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee,...
    Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago, a former soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing.
  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:34 GMT
    A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to support it.
    Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
  • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:21 GMT
    Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
    Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
  • Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

    Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:04:25 GMT
    Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a...
    Archaeologists and Native Americans are clashing over Indian remains and artifacts that were excavated during a construction project in the San Francisco Bay Area and then reburied at an undisclosed location, a newspaper...
  • Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:41 GMT
    Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, has died. He was 84.
    Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns...
  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:41 GMT
    Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
    The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:34 GMT
    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether...
    Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're...
  • Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

    Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:24:31 GMT
    A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.
    A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday.
  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:54:19 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:34:55 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
    Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.
  • Records: Man shot in court had vowed to behave

    Records: Man shot in court had vowed to behave

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:36 GMT
    A defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows.
    A defendant who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal court trial had promised a judge earlier that he would behave, a court transcript shows.
  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:31 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security...
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:18 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:36:06 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:26:27 GMT
    The head of the New York Police Department admits he was caught off guard by the harsh response to a harmless attempt at community outreach on Twitter.
    To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.
  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:05:32 GMT
    The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman...
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:52 GMT
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:28 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
  • Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:04 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:14 GMT
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
  • USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:09 GMT
    Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill.
    Air Force investigators say a plane crash that killed four people in Colombia this past fall occurred when the plane's pilots failed to stay over water and slammed into a hill.
  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:01 GMT
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:05:21 GMT
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal that could reinstate such affirmative action has sparked a backlash that forged a new...
    Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal to reinstate affirmative action has sparked a backlash that is forging a new divide in the...
  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:44 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow...
    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder...
  • Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

    Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:05:39 GMT
    Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength.
    Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
  • FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:55 GMT
    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
    The mother of a 17-year-old honors student who was among 10 people killed in a fiery Northern California bus crash sued FedEx on Tuesday, alleging that its trucks have a history of catching fire.
  • Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:48 GMT
    Twenty-one European cities from Cardiff, Wales, to Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, are finalists in a lucrative innovation contest devised by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
    Amsterdam wants to create an online game to get unemployed young people engaged in finding jobs across Europe. Schaerbeek, Belgium, envisions using geothermal mapping to give households personalized rundowns of steps to...
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:15:15 GMT
    Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:44:34 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
  • Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:25:06 GMT
    A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.
    A U.S. soldier accused of deliberately killing two unarmed teenage boys as they herded cattle in Iraq seven years ago is due in military court.
  • Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    Republican activists push party on gay marriage

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:14:20 GMT
    Some Republicans are pushing for their party to drop its opposition to same-sex marriage as public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly and the party tries to woo younger voters more supportive of gay unions.
    As bans against gay marriage crumble and public opinion on the issue shifts rapidly, some Republicans are pushing the party to drop its opposition to same-sex unions, part of a broader campaign to get the GOP to appeal to...
  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:44:25 GMT
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security...
    A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight...
  • 5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:54:41 GMT
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday 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...
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday 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...
  • Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

    Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:45:02 GMT
    An indictment says a North Carolina prosecutor was the target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers had the wrong address and abducted the prosecutor's father.
    A North Carolina prosecutor was the intended target of an elaborate kidnapping plot, but the kidnappers looked up the wrong address on the Internet and abducted the prosecutor's father instead, according to an...
  • Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

    Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:34:20 GMT
    Lawmakers on the country's largest American Indian reservation will consider a bill this week that could resurrect a proposal for a junk food tax.
    Facing a high prevalence of diabetes, many American Indian tribes are returning to their roots with community and home gardens, cooking classes that incorporate traditional foods, and running programs to encourage healthy...
  • Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

    Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:23 GMT
    An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
    An Oklahoma inmate's execution set for Tuesday was canceled following a stay order that the state Supreme Court handed down a day earlier, a spokesman for the state Department of Corrections said.
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

    Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:20 GMT
    Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia.
    Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Fla. man guilty of killing newlywed wife for money

    Fla. man guilty of killing newlywed wife for money

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:35:38 GMT
    A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.
    A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy.
  • FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

    FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:04:27 GMT
    The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades...
    The FBI asked for the public's help Tuesday to identify at least 90 potential victims of a suspected child predator who worked at 10 American and other international schools abroad for more than four decades before...
  • Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

    Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:44:14 GMT
    An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue...
    An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a...
  • Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

    Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:24:23 GMT
    A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.
    A St. Louis man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for more than a decade before he was locked up last year is asking a Missouri judge to set him free.
  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:04:24 GMT
    Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's...
    The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.
  • Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

    Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:34 GMT
    Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.
    Oklahoma's oil patch is booming, its capital city is thriving and the unemployment rate is falling through the floor, testifying to the state's roaring recovery from the recession.
  • Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

    Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:34 GMT
    Police detectives in Portland, Ore., say a man fatally shot by an officer last month had been stalking young women in a van containing ropes, zip ties and pornographic magazines featuring teenage girls.
    Authorities say a man fatally shot by a Portland officer last month had been stalking young women in a van that he converted into a "moveable dungeon" with chains and handcuffs after one of his victims managed to escape...
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:15 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...
  • Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:04:12 GMT
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much...
    In a story April 20 about new research showing biofuels made with corn leftovers are worse for global warming than gasoline in the short term, The Associated Press erroneously reported that cellulosic biofuels that failed...
  • Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:27 GMT
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
    You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.
  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    Easter morning delivery for space station

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:16 GMT
    Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
  • Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker

    Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:53:57 GMT
    A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island.
    A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island.
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:44:36 GMT
    David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.
    It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
  • Major milestones in Moyes' tumultuous reign

    Major milestones in Moyes' tumultuous reign

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:04:22 GMT
    From embarrassing defeats to a critical plane banner and taunts from a spectator dressed as the Grim Reaper, it was a tumultuous 10-month reign for David Moyes as Manchester United manager.
    From embarrassing defeats to a critical plane banner and taunts from a spectator dressed as the Grim Reaper, it was a tumultuous 10-month reign for David Moyes as Manchester United manager.
  • Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:55:22 GMT
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village...
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New...
  • Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

    Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:04 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:04:50 GMT
    The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.
    The Supreme Court says an anonymous tip can be sufficient to justify a decision by police to pull a car over on suspicion of reckless or drunken driving.
  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:31 GMT
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:53:23 GMT
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and...
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • Court attack shows not all violence can be quelled

    Court attack shows not all violence can be quelled

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:53:12 GMT
    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public;...
    When Utah's new federal courthouse opened last week, it came with security improvements that are becoming standard around the country: separate entrances and elevators for judges, defendants and the public;...
  • Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:33:40 GMT
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:33:53 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
    A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the...
  • Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

    Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:33:52 GMT
    A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen has also sued a former TV programming executive and two other industry figures.
    A man who has accused "X-Men" director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him when he was a teen sued three more entertainment industry figures Monday, claiming they also molested him.
  • Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

    Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:33:30 GMT
    Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said...
    Two prep school graduates sought to use their sports connections and business acumen to establish a monopoly on drug sales to high school students in the affluent Main Line suburbs of Philadelphia, authorities said Monday.
  • NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:53 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:53:00 GMT
    A New York jury has heard a broadcast interview in which an Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy.
    An Egyptian cleric defended the Sept. 11 attacks in a broadcast interview, saying it left Muslims and non-Muslims around the world happy, according to a tape played for the jury at his terrorism trial on Monday.
  • PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

    PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:13 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:13:00 GMT
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the...
    Pacific Gas & Electric Co. pleaded not guilty Monday to a dozen felony charges stemming from alleged safety violations in a deadly 2010 natural gas pipeline explosion that leveled a suburban neighborhood in the San...
  • Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:03 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:03:01 GMT
    The federal health care overhaul is providing coverage for millions of Americans, but it has only chipped away at one of its core goals: to sharply reduce the number of people without insurance.
    Swan Lockett had high hopes that President Barack Obama's health overhaul would lead her family to an affordable insurance plan, but that hasn't happened.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:24:47 GMT
    A shooting inside a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday left at least one person injured, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said.
    Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
  • Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:24:49 GMT
    The Justice Department says it is taking new steps to encourage certain federal prisoners to seek clemency and is preparing for thousands of new applications.
    The Justice Department is broadening the criteria it will use in evaluating clemency petitions from certain federal prisoners and expects the changes to result in thousands of new applications, Attorney General Eric Holder...
  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
  • No contest plea expected in football rape case

    No contest plea expected in football rape case

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:16 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:16:13 GMT
    A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law...
    A former volunteer coach whose house was the scene of an underage drinking party before the 2012 rape of a girl by two high school football players plans to plead no contest to charges connected to the case, law...
  • UAW ends withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    UAW ends withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:39 GMT
    The United Auto Workers announced Monday it is withdrawing an appeal of the outcome of a union vote at Volkswagen's assembly plant in Tennessee.
    The United Auto Workers dropped its appeal of a worker vote against unionizing at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee, a move that the union said should put pressure on Republican politicians to quickly approve incentives the...
  • Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

    Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:38 GMT
    Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force...
    Russian nuclear inspectors visited the U.S. amid heightened tensions between the two nations to verify that 18 nuclear missile launch facilities had been demolished as part of a 2011 arms control treaty, Air Force...
  • Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

    Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:43:23 GMT
    The Boys Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop.
    The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.
  • White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

    White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:04:43 GMT
    The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva...
    The White House says the U.S. government is still trying to determine who was responsible for Sunday's deadly shootout in eastern Ukraine and did not specify when Russia would have to meet the terms of a Geneva...
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:08 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:44 GMT
    A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
    A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
  • APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:43 GMT
    An internal state government memo says auditors have found the Illinois Medicaid program has paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records.
    The Illinois Medicaid program paid an estimated $12 million for medical services for people listed as deceased in other state records, according to an internal state government memo.
  • Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:53 GMT
    Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.
    Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.
  • Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:04:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court has turned away an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott over his plan to require random drug tests for thousands of state workers.
    The U.S. Supreme Court refused Monday to hear an appeal by Florida Gov. Rick Scott on his 2011 executive order that would have required random drug tests for as many as 85,000 state workers.
  • NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:23:53 GMT
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and...
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior...
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:22 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:45:06 GMT
    The Supreme Court says it will hear for the second time a passport dispute fraught with Middle Eastern politics. The question is whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.
    Confronting an issue fraught with Middle East politics, the Supreme Court has agreed to hear for the second time a passport dispute centering on whether Americans born in Jerusalem may list their place of birth as Israel.
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:34:01 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...
  • Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 AM EDT2014-04-21 10:13:15 GMT
    Authorities say a driver trying to park before an Easter concert at a packed Florida church inadvertently drove into the building and through a concrete outer wall and several pews, injuring about 20 people.
    A car slammed into a packed Florida church just as its annual Easter concert was about to begin, injuring 21 people as it barreled through the brick outer wall and several rows of pews, Fort Myers police said.
  • Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 08:23:21 GMT
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a...
    Dozens of transportation workers have been denied access to Navy bases on the East Coast because of their criminal histories since more stringent rules were put in place following a fatal shooting aboard a destroyer in...
  • NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:43:53 GMT
    NASA's small moon-orbiting spacecraft LADEE (pronounced LAH'-dee) is no more. Flight controllers confirmed early Friday that LADEE crashed into the back side of the moon.
    NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:36:12 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:43:24 GMT
    FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a...
    A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen,...
  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:25 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the...
  • Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

    Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:42:54 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
    Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home.
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:33:19 GMT
    Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.
    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents...
  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:23:12 GMT
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
  • Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

    Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:53:03 GMT
    The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.
    The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his funeral.
  • 4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

    4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:02:55 GMT
    Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived.
    A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday.
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most...
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common...
  • Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
    More than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government to run their health insurance markets under President Barack Obama's health care law must decide if they want to take a crack at it themselves. Time...
    For the more than 30 states that defaulted to the federal government under President Barack Obama's health care law, time may be running out to decide whether to create their own state-run insurance exchanges.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:42:49 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:41 GMT
    SpaceX is back on the launch pad in hopes of making a critical delivery to the International Space Station.
    A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week.
  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:53 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:53:05 GMT
    Authorities announced charges Friday against a man suspected in connection with about a dozen recent highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area.
    After nearly a month of reports of gunshots being fired at vehicles and more than 100 tips, authorities announced charges Friday against a Kansas City-area man suspected in connection with about a dozen highway shootings...
  • Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

    Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

    Saturday, April 19 2014 8:22 PM EDT2014-04-20 00:22:14 GMT
    The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway in Massachusetts has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old.
    The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:52:44 GMT
    A sudden lurch in a creeping landslide in the northwest Wyoming resort town of Jackson split a house in two and forced workers to abandon efforts to stabilize the hillside.
    No one can say precisely when the mountainside collapsing into this Wyoming resort town will give way. But it appears increasingly likely that when it does, it's going to take a piece of Jackson with it.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:10 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:32:01 GMT
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
    A woman who shot and killed her two young grandsons before committing suicide last year left a note to the boys' parents saying they did not deserve to have the children, according to a police report.
  • Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

    Saturday, April 19 2014 4:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 20:02:08 GMT
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
    A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.
  • Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:42 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:42:04 GMT
    Fiat and Chrysler say they will build three new Jeep models in China for the local market, the biggest for Jeeps outside the U.S.
    Fiat and Chrysler announced plans Saturday to build three new Jeep models in China for that market, the biggest for the vehicles outside the United States, as they attempt to boost sales in a country where they lag behind...
  • MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

    Saturday, April 19 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-19 17:21:54 GMT
    Relatives of the police officer authorities say was killed by the Boston bombing suspects are remembering him a year later.
    Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life - and then died doing it, becoming a central character in the gripping hunt for the Boston Marathon bombing...
  • Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

    Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 16:12:11 GMT
    Police say they have locked down the Los Angeles Times building in downtown LA after receiving reports of a possible gunman inside.
    Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.
  • Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Autopsy to ID dead boy; body cast off side of road

    Saturday, April 19 2014 3:01 AM EDT2014-04-19 07:01:44 GMT
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
    All Massachusetts authorities could say for sure is that they found the lifeless body of a small boy, apparently cast off the side of a highway.
  • From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

    Saturday, April 19 2014 12:22 AM EDT2014-04-19 04:22:42 GMT
    The National Archives is releasing about 7,500 pages of documents Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    Thousands of pages of documents from President Bill Clinton's White House affirm a longtime adage: The more things change, the more they stay the same.
  • Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:02:29 GMT
    A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several...
    A slow-moving landslide in the Wyoming resort town of Jackson sped up significantly Friday, splitting a house in two, causing a huge uplift in a road and a Walgreens parking lot, and threatening to destroy several other...
  • Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:01:59 GMT
    Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
    Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community.
  • Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

    Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

    Friday, April 18 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-04-19 00:31:13 GMT
    Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.
    Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith.
  • Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

    Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:32:50 GMT
    The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
    The Utah State Medical Examiner's Office has completed autopsies of seven infants found in cardboard boxes in a woman's garage, but it is unclear when the results will be released.
  • American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:51:27 GMT
    A New York jury has heard two widely differing descriptions of an Egyptian imam accused of carrying out terrorism offenses while he led a London mosque.
    A Seattle man told a jury Friday that an Egyptian cleric on trial on terrorism charges is the "very angry" imam he met in London years ago.
  • Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:32:40 GMT
    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
    A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school.
  • Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
    In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting.
  • Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

    Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:41:32 GMT
    A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head,...
    A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly...
  • Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:05 GMT
    A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
    A Southern California exotic pet breeder who had 20,000 dead and dying rats and reptiles in a warehouse has avoided jail time but was ordered to pay more than $190,000 in restitution.
  • AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:42:03 GMT
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.
    Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment.
  • Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:31 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:31:36 GMT
    A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
    A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he's received since the story of his incarceration became public.
  • Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:33 GMT
    With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's greatest races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and...
    With an expanded field of runners and the memory of last year's bombings elevating interest in one of the world's great races, the 2014 Boston Marathon could bring an unprecedented wave of visitors and an influx of...
  • Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:32 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:32:21 GMT
    The Navy says a California-based officer has been relieved of duty because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team.
    A Navy officer was relieved of duty Friday because of unspecified alleged misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels precision flying team, the service said.
  • Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
  • Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Easter on 4/20, pot holy day; pastors reach out

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:01 PM EDT2014-04-18 19:01:49 GMT
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long...
    Social media has been buzzing for weeks with jokes about how, this year, Easter Sunday shares the calendar with the pot-lover's highest holiday: April 20, or 420 in stoner lingo. Pot-smokers have long celebrated on the...
  • Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.
    A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.
  • Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:00:54 GMT
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when...
    Wisconsin Democrats and their allies who are trying to take out Republican Gov. Scott Walker have invested all their hopes in Mary Burke, a Harvard-educated political newcomer whose father started Trek Bicycle when she was...
  • Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:31 AM EDT2014-04-18 15:31:36 GMT
    An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.
    An Ohio teacher has been fired after a black student who said he wanted to become president claimed the teacher told him the nation didn't need another black commander in chief.
  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:50 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:50:56 GMT
    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled...
    Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the background, the student struggled to...
  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:41 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:41:36 GMT
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
    What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling her a terrorist.
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Friday, April 18 2014 3:21 AM EDT2014-04-18 07:21:34 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA Associated Press A new Obama administration privacy policy out Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and social...
  • Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

    The anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings promises to be a day of tributes to the three people who died, the more than 260 people who were hurt, and the first responders, doctors and nurses who helped them.
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's...
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Friday, April 18 2014 1:01 AM EDT2014-04-18 05:01:04 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of...
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and...
  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    As word spread of a spiraling fire at this Texas town's fertilizer plant, volunteers raced to protect families and elderly residents who lived nearby. Then came the deafening explosion.
    Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody has died tonight."
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:00:26 GMT
    Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.
    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.
  • 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

    911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash

    Thursday, April 17 2014 9:20 PM EDT2014-04-18 01:20:36 GMT
    Frantic calls to police from the scene of last week's deadly crash between a tractor-trailer and tour bus carrying students included one from a dazed student who struggled to put into words what just had happened.
    With shrieks in the background, a shocked passenger struggled to recount to an emergency dispatcher how a FedEx tractor-trailer smashed into a tour bus carrying high school students. In other 911 calls released Thursday,...
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -
    An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
  • Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

    Texas seizes polygamist group's secluded ranch

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:50:27 GMT
    State agents have seized a polygamous group's Texas ranch where hundreds of children were removed during a 2008 FBI raid prompted by child sex abuse allegations.
    The secluded Texas ranch where followers of imprisoned polygamist Warren Jeffs lived in near isolation was seized by state agents on Thursday, nearly six years after FBI agents raided the property and removed hundreds of...
  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

    4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:41:06 GMT
    A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics...
    A fourth member of the U.S. Navy has been charged with conspiracy to commit bribery in a multimillion-dollar scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor accused of providing cash, vacations, electronics and...
  • Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

    Oregon ruling spurs halt on immigration detainers

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:30:45 GMT
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several...
    A federal judge in Oregon has found that an immigrant woman's constitutional rights were violated when she was held in jail without probable cause at the request of U.S. immigration authorities, one of several recent...
  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:30:43 GMT
    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white...
    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that...
  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:10:31 GMT
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the...
  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Lawyers for two Oklahoma women and the county clerk who would not give them a marriage license go before a federal appeals court with a familiar question for the judges: Did the state's voters single out gay...
    A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally ban the unions.
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

    Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:02 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:02:26 GMT
    An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you...
    An Iraqi immigrant was convicted Thursday of bludgeoning his wife to death in a case that initially was considered a hate crime because a note found next to her body said: "This is my country, go back to yours, you...
  • US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

    Lawyers are poised to make opening statements in the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher charged with conspiring to support al-Qaida in part by trying to open a training camp in Oregon.
    The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday...
  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:52 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:52:50 GMT
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
    Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.
  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:31 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:31:37 GMT
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the...
    Even though Chicago is where Barack Obama got his start in politics, first lady Michelle Obama grew up and the Obamas still call their hometown, state and local officials aren't taking for granted that the Windy City...
  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:53 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
    All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.
  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:40:53 GMT
    A Maryland teenage convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison.
    An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
  • NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    NYC to change maligned Sandy rebuilding program

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:32:06 GMT
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked...
    Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a sweeping report Thursday that examined New York City's recovery progress from Superstorm Sandy and promised to reform a much-maligned program that was supposed to rebuild wrecked homes.
  • Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

    Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:41 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:41:48 GMT
    Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the...
    Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new...
  • Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:20:23 GMT
    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.
    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said...
  • Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

    Ky. jury says ex-priest should serve 15 years

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:10:11 GMT
    A jury says a former priest convicted of felony sex abuse charges in Louisville should serve a 15-year prison sentence.
    A jury says a former Catholic priest stricken with late-stage cancer should serve a 15-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a teenage boy at a Louisville church in the early 1970s.
  • SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

    SpaceX will try again Fri. to launch station cargo

    SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to the International Space Station.
    SpaceX is shooting for another launch attempt Friday to deliver supplies to the International Space Station.
  • Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    Study: Snack might help avoid fight with spouse

    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
    A quick candy bar may stave off more than hunger. It could prevent major fights between husbands and wives, at least if a new study that used voodoo dolls is right.
  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:01:53 GMT
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Thursday, April 17 2014 1:50 PM EDT2014-04-17 17:50:27 GMT
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning is out, and it has some good news: a drop in illnesses from salmonella.
  • Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    Blast on site of ammunition plant kills 1

    An explosion and fire at a Tennessee plant where several ammunition and explosives businesses are based killed one person and left three others injured.
    Hospital authorities have confirmed the name of the man who died after an explosion at an ammunition plant in Tennessee.
  • Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

    Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016

    President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.
    President Barack Obama is keeping to himself his favorite to succeed him in the White House.
  • Little government response to bombing a year later

    Little government response to bombing a year later

    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism...
    A year after homemade bombs ripped through the Boston Marathon, state and federal officials have enacted virtually no policy changes in response to the attack, a dramatic departure from previous acts of terrorism that...
  • Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    Fund raises thousands for exonerated NYC man

    A recently exonerated New York man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers contributing to an online fund for him.
    A recently exonerated man who spent nearly 25 years behind bars for a killing that happened while he was at Disney World is getting help from dozens of well-wishers who have contributed to an online fund for him.
  • At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    At Boston Marathon, a chance to finally finish

    Amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner stepped in a pothole at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring and opened up a cut where his running blade attached below his right knee.
    Just one tiny misstep at mile 15 of the Boston Marathon last spring ruined any chance of amputee runner Jeff Glasbrenner breaking four hours.
  • AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

    AP Photos: Colorado hosts its own fracking boom

    Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.
    Workers bustle at an oil and gas drilling site near Mead, Colo., a town of about 3,800 people north of Denver.
  • Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

    Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

    A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.
    A plant explosion and fire killed one person and left three injured Wednesday, emergency authorities said.
  • Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

    Firetruck rams California eatery; 15 injured

    Two fire trucks answering a call have collided in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and leaving 14 people, including several firefighters, injured, one critically.
    Two firetrucks heading to a burning home collided Wednesday in a Los Angeles suburb, sending one careening into a restaurant and injuring 15 people, including six firefighters.
  • Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    Man executed for killing 3 members of Texas family

    A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday evening.
    A man convicted of fatally stabbing his ex-girlfriend, her young son and her mother 13 years ago at a home in Corpus Christi was executed by Texas prison officials Wednesday.
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