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  • New York Air Guardsman pushed down bar stairs dies

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — An Air National Guard member has died more than two months after authorities say he was pushed down a flight of stairs at a bar. The Buffalo News reported (http://bit.ly/1oSjVOK ) on William Sager's death Thursday. ...

  • American detained in North Korea feels 'abandoned'

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — The family of an American tour guide who has been detained in North Korea for nearly two years says reports that he feels abandoned are devastating. A pro-North Korea newspaper based in Japan published a new interview ...

  • Old remains found in unrefrigerated morgue

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Several bodies had been stored for up to a decade or more at a Rhode Island funeral home whose owner killed himself last week, police said Thursday. The bodies of five elderly adults — three men ...

  • Fla. boy, 12, arrested in homeless man's killing

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police say a 12-year-old Florida boy is under arrest and accused of fatally shooting a homeless man in the head. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office Assistant Chief Chris Butler said Thursday that the boy was arrested in the ...

  • Trial over Oklahoma bombing video concludes

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A four-day trial to determine if the FBI has done an adequate search for additional videos of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing has come to a close in Salt Lake city. U.S. District Judge Clark ...

  • Police: Man hits postal carrier over no mail

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man is under arrest after authorities say he hit a postal carrier and threw furniture at his truck because he didn't have any mail for him. Ocala Police Department Sgt. Angy Scroble said 27-year-old ...

  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    48 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while ...

  • US prosecutor warns Cuomo over corruption probe

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A federal prosecutor has threatened to investigate New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration for allegedly encouraging potential witnesses to defend the Democratic governor's handling of an anti-corruption commission. Cuomo's office acknowledged Thursday having discussions with "relevant ...

  • Colorado to begin licenses for immigrants

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Colorado will begin issuing driver's licenses and identification cards to immigrants who are in the country illegally or have temporary legal status. The documents will start being issued Friday amid high demand. About 9,500 people are signed ...

  • AP Top News at 4:29 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military ...

  • 3 hurt when SUV crashes into Maryland building

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) TOWSON, Md. (AP) — Police say three people were injured when an SUV crashed into a building that houses county offices in Maryland. It happened about 8:40 a.m. Thursday at the Drumcastle Government Center in Towson. Baltimore County officers say ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 4:22 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) US warns against traveling to Ebola-hit countries AP PHOTOS: Mansion or shack? It's the $1M question In San Francisco real estate, $1M won't buy much AP Exclusive: Study blames lost calves on panthers Demoted worker shoots CEO, kills self in ...

  • Rolex passed among jurors in ex-Va. gov trial

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former CEO testified Thursday that his cozy relationship with Virginia's first family was a poor business decision, not friendship. The government's star witness in the corruption trial against former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, ...

  • 1 dead, 1 injured in Long Island skydive accident

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — A skydiving accident on Long Island has killed one man and seriously injured another. Riverhead police say Gary Messina died in the accident Wednesday at Skydive Long Island in Calverton. A New York City Department of ...

  • Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Jury convicts Colorado woman of kidnapping Wisconsin newborn, abandoning him in frigid temps.

  • A look at the impact of Wisconsin's union law

    1 hour, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Supreme Court's decision Thursday upholding the 2011 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most state workers likely spells the end of the three-year legal fight over Gov. Scott Walker's signature initiative. Here are ...

  • Oklahoma man pleads guilty in girls' deaths

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — A man accused of killing two girls along a rural Oklahoma road, but who wasn't arrested until after being questioned in his fiancée's death three years later, has pleaded guilty in both cases. Kevin Sweat pleaded ...

  • Suspects in grisly NY murder cases arraigned

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) RIVERHEAD, N.Y. (AP) — The cases are separated by two decades, but they share macabre similarities. A man is suspected of killing at least two prostitutes and dumping their bodies in remote wooded areas of Long Island in the 1990s. ...

  • Police: Child accidentally shoots, kills playmate

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) CHUBBUCK, Idaho (AP) — A 5-year-old girl is dead after police say another 5-year-old accidentally shot her at an eastern Idaho home. Lt. Bill Guiberson of the Chubbuck Police Department says emergency workers responded to a Chubbuck home at about ...

  • Challenge to gay conversion ban is dismissed

    2 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For the second time in nine months, a federal judge in New Jersey has dismissed a lawsuit challenging the state's ban on gay conversion therapy. The ruling filed Thursday in U.S. District Court in Trenton rejects ...

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