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South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

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President Barack Obama stepped into the familiar role of chief consoler Friday as he arrived for meetings in South Korea, a key U.S. ally that is reeling from a deadly ferry disaster. More>>

11 kids, driver hurt in Calif. school bus crash

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Eleven middle school students and their driver were injured when a school bus jumped a curb Thursday and rammed into trees in Southern California, authorities said. More>>

Nevada rancher defends remarks, loses supporters

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A Nevada rancher who became a conservative folk hero for standing up to the government in a fight over grazing rights lost some of his staunch defenders Thursday after wondering aloud whether blacks might have had it... More>>

Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

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County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power. More>>

Ex-soldier convicted in daughter's beating death

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A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn't have the death penalty. More>>

Postal workers' unions protest Staples program

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Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. More>>

Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

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Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of... More>>

Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

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A major Navy base ground to a halt for more than two hours Thursday after a sailor waved a weapon from a sixth-floor barracks room that turned out to be a pellet gun used for recreational purposes, officials said. More>>

Criminal probe into NYC heiress' life is over

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During a yearslong court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged. More>>

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

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From Chicago to Afghanistan, Dr. Jerry Umanos dedicated his service to poor children. More>>

Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

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A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a... More>>

Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

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Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes - a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly... More>>

Oregon moves to dump health exchange website

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Oregon, once expected to be a national leader in the federal health care overhaul, on Thursday moved to become the first state to dump its troubled online health exchange and use the federal marketplace instead. More>>

Miss. probing death of infant whose parents fled

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Mississippi authorities said it could be weeks before they know what caused the death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris, whose parents fled to Georgia after the grandfather called emergency workers to try to help the... More>>

After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

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Oklahoma plans to hold its first double execution in nearly 80 years, Gov. Mary Fallin said Thursday. More>>

Gas supplies interrupted by Wyoming plant blast

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It remains to be seen just how much of a lasting natural gas-price spike people in the West will feel after a dramatic explosion and fire at a major gas processing plant in western Wyoming. More>>

University: Details of sperm mix-up still mystery

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The results of an investigation released Thursday concluded that it may never be known how a convicted felon replaced a patient's sperm with his own two decades ago and fathered a child, or whether he did the same type... More>>

'X-Men' director calls sex-abuse suit a shakedown

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The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown. More>>

Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

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A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home. More>>

GOP senators attack Obama deportations review

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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and 21 other Republican senators accused President Barack Obama on Thursday of displaying "an astonishing disregard for the Constitution, the rule of law and the rights of American... More>>

In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

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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... More>>

FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

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The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown. More>>

Family of slain TSA agent files claim for $25M

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The widow and two children of a security screener killed in an attack at Los Angeles International Airport last year have filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles. More>>

9/11 museum film draws heat for portrayal of Islam

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A film that will be shown at the National September 11 Memorial Museum when it opens next month unfairly links Islam and terrorism, clergy members said in letters demanding it be changed. More>>

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

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A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision. More>>

Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story

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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... More>>

Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job

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Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength. More>>

Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

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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... More>>

Camilla's brother dies in New York of head injury

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The Prince of Wales and his wife, Camilla, are "utterly devastated" by the death of her brother, who fell outside a Manhattan hotel bar and suffered a head injury, British royal officials said. More>>

Management, safety cited for radiation release

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A radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of the safety culture at the 15-year-old site, which was evident in the... More>>

NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

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With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already... More>>

Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan

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A family member says one of the three American doctors killed when an Afghan security guard opened fire at a Kabul hospital was a pediatrician from Chicago. More>>

Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

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Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public. More>>

Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

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Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different. More>>

Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

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The Army already looked into allegations that Sgt. 1st Class Michael Barbera killed two unarmed Iraqi boys in 2007. Commanders gave him a letter of reprimand. More>>

Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

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The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the start of a new life. More>>

Stowaway on jet said to be homesick for Africa

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A security video shows the California boy who survived stowing away on a jetliner dangling his feet from the aircraft's wheel well after arriving in Hawaii, before jumping 8 to 10 feet to the ground and collapsing, an... More>>

Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' Video included

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Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine. More>>

Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

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Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs. More>>

Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion

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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. More>>

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

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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." More>>

Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

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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... More>>

US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years Video included

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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,... More>>

Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

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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. More>>

Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

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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. More>>

Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

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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. More>>

Archaeologists, tribe clash over Native remains

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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... More>>

Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

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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... More>>

Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

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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. More>>

Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

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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... More>>

Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

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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. More>>

Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

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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. More>>

Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned Video included

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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. More>>

Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

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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. More>>

Records: Man shot in court had vowed to behave

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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. More>>

Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

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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... More>>

Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

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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... More>>

Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

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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. More>>

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

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To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled. More>>

High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

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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... More>>

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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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. More>>

Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

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Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States. More>>

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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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. More>>

AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

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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. More>>

USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill

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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. More>>

9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

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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. More>>

California bill reignites affirmative action fight

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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... More>>

Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

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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... More>>

FedEx sued over deadly California bus crash

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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. More>>

Finalists named in Bloomberg European city contest

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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... More>>

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

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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. More>>

Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

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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. More>>

Soldier faces hearing in killings of Iraqi boys

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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. More>>

Republican activists push party on gay marriage

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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... More>>

Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure Video included

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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... More>>

5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

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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... More>>

Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot

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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... More>>

Advocates vow to revive Navajo junk-food tax

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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... More>>

Stay cancels Oklahoma death row inmate's execution

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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. More>>

Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

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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. More>>

Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

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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... More>>

Fla. man guilty of killing newlywed wife for money

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A South Florida man was convicted Tuesday of beating his newlywed wife to death so he could collect a $1 million life insurance policy. More>>

FBI investigates suspected serial child molester

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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... More>>

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

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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... More>>

Man who avoided prison for 13 years seeks release

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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. More>>

Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

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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. More>>

Oklahoma faces budget crisis despite economic boom

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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. More>>

Fugitive killed in Oregon had 'moveable dungeon'

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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... More>>

Hawaii is genetically engineered crop flash point

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You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii. More>>

Easter morning delivery for space station

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Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. More>>

Plea change set for 1984 US-to-Cuba hijacker

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A change of plea hearing has been set for an American who returned from Cuba decades after hijacking a jetliner to the communist island. More>>

David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

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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. More>>

Major milestones in Moyes' tumultuous reign

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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. More>>

Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

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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... More>>

Court upholds traffic stop based on anonymous tip

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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. More>>

Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

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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. More>>

1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

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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... More>>

American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

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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. More>>

Court attack shows not all violence can be quelled Video included

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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;... More>>

Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

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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. More>>

Stowaway teen forces review of airport security Video included

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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... More>>

Lawsuit accuses entertainment figures of sex abuse

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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. More>>

Prosecutors: Prep school graduates ran drug ring

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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. More>>

NYC jury hears tape defending 9/11 terror attacks

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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. More>>

PG&E pleads not guilty in fatal pipeline blast

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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... More>>

Affordable Care Act only chips away at a core goal

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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. More>>

In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

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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. More>>

Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse Video included

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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. More>>

Justice Dept. broadening criteria for clemency Video included

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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... More>>

MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

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By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org. More>>

No contest plea expected in football rape case

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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... More>>

UAW ends withdraws appeal of Volkswagen union vote

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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... More>>

Russians inspect Montana nuclear launch facilities

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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... More>>

Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

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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. More>>

White House sets no deadline for Russia on Ukraine

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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... More>>

Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

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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... More>>

Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

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A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast. More>>

APNewsBreak: Medicaid paid $12M for Illinois dead

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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. More>>

Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

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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. More>>

Court won't hear Fla. employee drug testing rule

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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. More>>

NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

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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... More>>

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

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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. More>>

Court to look at 'born in Jerusalem' passport case

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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. More>>

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet Video included

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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... More>>

Car hits packed Florida church, injuring 21

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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. More>>

Dozens denied Navy base access due to past crimes

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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... More>>

NASA's moon-orbiting robot crashes down as planned

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NASA's robotic moon explorer, LADEE, is no more. More>>

White House updating online privacy policy

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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... More>>

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

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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,... More>>

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

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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... More>>

Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

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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. More>>

Documents detail another delayed GM recall

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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... More>>

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

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In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. More>>

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

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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. More>>

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

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A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday. More>>

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

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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... More>>

Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen Video included

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... More>>

Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

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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... More>>

Clock ticking for states to adopt health exchanges

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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. More>>

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

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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. More>>

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

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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. More>>

Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

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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... More>>

Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

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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. More>>

Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

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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. More>>

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

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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... More>>

APNewsBreak: Vengeful note left in 2 boys' murder

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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. More>>

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

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A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart. More>>

Fiat and Chrysler to build 3 Jeep models in China

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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... More>>

MIT honors officer slain after bombs went off

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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... More>>

Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

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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. More>>

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

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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. More>>

From Clinton to Obama, many parallels

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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. More>>

Sudden movement raises alarm in Wyoming slide area

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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... More>>

Fire destroys 3 homes at Jersey shore community

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Three homes have been destroyed by a fire that broke out near the beachfront of a Jersey Shore community. More>>

Atheist national conference aims at Mormon church

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Leaders of a national atheist group say the best spot to find a nonbeliever is in a place of faith. More>>

Autopsies done on 7 Utah babies found in garage

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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. More>>

American identifies cleric in US terrorism case

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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. More>>

Teen suspended for asking Miss America to prom

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A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. More>>

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. More>>

Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

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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... More>>

Restitution ordered over dead, dying reptiles

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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. More>>

AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

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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. More>>

Man who avoided prison is overwhelmed by support

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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. More>>

Boston prepares for huge wave of marathon visitors

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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... More>>

Former Blue Angels commander relieved of duty

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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. More>>

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. More>>

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

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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... More>>

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. More>>

Walker's challenger doesn't focus on union rights

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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... More>>

Ohio teacher fired over comment on black president

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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. More>>

Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

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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... More>>

Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

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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. More>>

White House updating online privacy policy

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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... More>>

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks

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... More>>

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Video included

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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... More>>

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