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April 17, 2014

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  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says plans to sell a 36-story New York office building and other properties owned by Iran will produce the largest ever terrorism-related forfeiture. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (buh-RAH'-ruh) says a federal judge Thursday approved ...

  • Christian broadcaster wins health care injunction

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Christian radio broadcaster James Dobson has won a temporary injunction preventing the federal government from requiring his ministry to include the morning-after pill and other emergency contraception in its health insurance. A federal judge in Denver issued ...

  • Crews find suspected area of radiation leak

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Two months after radiation leaked from the federal government's half-mile deep nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico, officials said Thursday that crews have found contamination underground in the area where waste was most recently being ...

  • 2 long-time friends discuss the First Amendment

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The legality of government surveillance is likely to come before the Supreme Court someday, and Justices Antonin Scalia (AN'-toh-nihn skuh-LEE'-uh) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg appear less than thrilled at the prospect. Scalia thinks the judicial branch is ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. DEAL EASES TENSION IN UKRAINE The agreement brokered by the West requires all sides to refrain from violence, intimidation or provocative actions ...

  • Review: 'Act One' is a sweet ode to the theater

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — What's happening now at the Vivian Beaumont Theater was inevitable, really. Lincoln Center Theater has turned Moss Hart's cracking memoir "Act One" into a rollicking play, which, if you think about it, is the natural medium ...

  • Wallenda scouts Chicago sites for tightrope walk

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Daredevil Nik Wallenda is in Chicago scouting possible locations for a tightrope walk between two Windy City skyscrapers in the fall. The high-wire walker told the Chicago Sun-Times on Thursday that the first place he would check ...

  • Apartheid abuse cases against Ford, IBM go ahead

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in New York has given new life to lawsuits that seek to hold IBM and Ford liable for apartheid abuses carried out by South Africa's government. Judge Shira Scheindlin (SHEER'-uh SHIND'-lin) in Manhattan ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:18 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case Police: Student ate ...

  • Vietnam pulls out of hosting Asian Games

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam has withdrawn as the host of the 2019 Asian Games, saying it lacked funds and the country's reputation could be at risk if things don't go smoothly. In a statement late Thursday, the government said ...

  • Kim Novak speaks out against Oscar night 'bullies'

    3 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kim Novak is speaking out about criticism about how she looked on stage at last month's Academy Awards. The 81-year-old star of "Vertigo" and other classic films said the comments amounted to bullying and made her ...

  • Flight lands safely in Indiana after threat

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis airport spokesman says a Southwest Airlines flight has safely made an emergency landing after the airline received some kind of threat. Spokesman Carlo Bertolini says Southwest Flight 362 requested the emergency landing and landed without ...

  • Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody. Police Chief Darryl Forte tweeted that he will provide additional information about the ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8 p.m. EDT

    14 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Easter butter lamb gets 'pardon' at Buffalo market Man avoids $525 fine for refill at SC hospital Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off Nebraska toddler gets stuck inside claw machine Man with 1st name 'God' sues credit rating agency ...

  • Sharper loses bid to be released on bail

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Former NFL All-Pro safety Darren Sharper has lost his bid to be released on bail in a sexual assault case after an Arizona judge decided there's enough evidence to move forward with charges against him. Sharper's lawyers ...

  • Tacoma zoo's trained owl spooked, flies off

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — A Tacoma zoo says a Eurasian eagle owl named Forrest that is trained to fly during performances of its outdoor theater got spooked and flew off into a nearby park. Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium is ...

  • DeFazio tours abandoned mine Superfund site

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) RIDDLE, Ore. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Peter DeFazio has toured an abandoned copper mine in southwestern Oregon that is on the Superfund list of major pollution sites in preparation for filing legislation to overhaul the nation's primary mining law. DeFazio ...

  • 4th US Navy official charged in bribery scheme

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Prosecutors say 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 giving cash, vacations and the services of prostitutes ...

  • AP MEMBER EXCHANGE: Vegas construction shakeup

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — This is what an industry shake-up looks like. Nearly half of the names on a list of Southern Nevada's most active builders during the 2006 housing bubble are gone from today's roster whether through bankruptcy, acquisition ...

  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports. Bubba Watson earns his second green jacket and marathoners compete in Vienna, Boston and North Korea in this week's images. This ...

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