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  • Former Ohio deputy arrested in colleague's slaying

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) MARIETTA, Ohio (AP) — A former southeast Ohio sheriff's deputy has been arrested in the previously unsolved slaying of a fellow deputy 33 years ago. The Washington County Sheriff's Office in Marietta says 63-year-old Mitchell Ruble was arrested Tuesday and ...

  • New Jersey firefighters face discipline for banner

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) MONROE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a southern New Jersey town plan to discipline some volunteer firefighters after a sign drew unwanted attention. The sign used slightly vulgar language to ask people to show their breasts. It was displayed ...

  • Police: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) SWEETWATER, Tenn. (AP) — Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. WBIR-TV (http://on.wbir.com/1Dfg6t7) reports Sweetwater police have charged 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes ...

  • Ohio police says no to crimes reported on Facebook

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) KETTERING, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police department wants residents to stop reporting crimes on its Facebook page. Kettering police spokesman Ron Roberts tells the Dayton Daily News (http://bit.ly/1BLP37f ) that three minor crimes were reported via the department's Facebook ...

  • AP Top Science News At 8:51 a.m. EDT

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts Flatow, 'Science Friday' settle claims over grant Lava flows from Philippine volcano; thousands flee Lava on ...

  • Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot. The Flint Police Department says the woman was putting groceries in her ...

  • NYC bookstore evacuated due to pepper spray

    1 hour ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — About 100 people had to be evacuated from Manhattan's famed Strand Bookstore after pepper spray went off in a customer's purse. Officials say it happened around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Union Square store. Fire Battalion ...

  • Gaza widow offers insight into world of spies

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — The 48-year-old Palestinian woman's husband was shot to death in 2012 by militants in the Gaza Strip for spying for Israel. A mother of seven, she herself was jailed by Gaza's Hamas rulers for ...

  • Barcelona, Spain, tops innovative cities contest

    1 hour, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Barcelona, Spain, has captured the 5 million euro ($6.5 million) grand prize in a competition that spurs cities to develop novel approaches to improve urban life. The Mayors Challenge is run by former New York City ...

  • Separate trials denied in Philly building collapse

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge has denied a defense request for separate trials for two men charged in last year's Philadelphia building collapse that killed six people inside a thrift store. Fifty-year-old demolition contractor Griffin Campbell and 43-year-old subcontractor Sean ...

  • Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna. Billy Jones had to sit on a pillow to see out the windshield Tuesday, but she took off with flight instructor Kurt ...

  • AP Top Political News At 7:08 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels Dempsey: Half of Iraqi army not OK as US partners Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid Obama: Ebola one day, extremist threat the next Benghazi select committee ...

  • Ohio prosecutors mull charges in ice bucket prank

    2 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio prosecutors have started reviewing evidence to determine if charges should be filed against teens accused of duping a special-needs boy who thought he was participating in the ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge." Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutors met ...

  • AP Top News at 6:19 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels WASHINGTON (AP) — Wary House lawmakers are on track to give President Barack Obama authority to order U.S. military training and arms for moderate rebels confronting the growing danger of Islamic ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 6:09 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program Arizona gets ready for ...

  • Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern ...

  • AP Top News At 6 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels Ebola survivor: No time to waste as Obama ups aid 10 Things to Know for Today US man held for alleged attempt to swim to N Korea Gaza widow offers insight ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHAT U.S. LAWMAKERS READY TO OK The House is set to approve Obama's plan to order training and arms for moderate Syrian ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 5:28 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) Wary lawmakers ready to OK arms for Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State group in Iraq, Syria Obama expands US response to Ebola epidemic as doctor who survived says no time to waste South Korea detains US man who apparently tried ...

  • Quotations in the News

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) "To be clear, if we reach the point where I believe our advisers should accompany Iraqi troops on attacks against specific ISIL targets, I will recommend that to the president." — Gen. Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs ...

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