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January 30, 2015

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  • AP Top Headlines At 6:45 a.m. EST

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) With deadline for possible prisoner swap past, Islamic State group silent, families in limbo Rap mogul 'Suge' Knight turns self in in LA hit-and-run probe; undergoes questioning 10 Things to Know for Today Deficits getting smaller — for now — ...

  • Image of Asia: Waiting for word on Japanese hostage

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Eugene Hoshiko, Japan's government spokesman Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga bows toward to Japanese flag prior to a news conference about a hostage crisis involving a Japanese journalist in Syria. The fates of freelance journalist Kenji ...

  • AP Top News At 6:08 a.m. EST

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) Islamic State group silent as deadline passes with no swap Rap Mogul Suge Knight turns self in LA hit-and-run probe What red ink? As deficits dip, all sides seek more spending Pakistanis fleeing offensive find new dangers in Afghanistan US-backed ...

  • Judge to hear arguments on constitutionality of no fly list

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A judge is scheduled to hear arguments on the constitutionality of the government's no fly list in a case now embroiled with allegations of terrorism against a one-time northern Virginia resident. For four years, the government ...

  • AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance ...

  • Media ask judge to unseal warrants in family's deaths

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — Media outlets including The Associated Press are asking a California judge to unseal search warrants in the investigation into the death of a family of four whose bodies were found in desert graves. The hearing ...

  • Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt

    4 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges stemming from last month's failed attempt to overthrow the government in the West African nation of Gambia. Papa Faal, 46, admitted in U.S. District Court in Minneapolis that he ...

  • Federal prosecutors drop 2 dozen stash house sting charges

    5 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutors in Chicago this month have quietly dropped dozens of serious narcotics conspiracy charges stemming from stings involving fictional drug stash houses. U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon's office dropped the charges for 27 out of the 33 suspects ...

  • Oregon snowpack at record lows

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's mountain snowpack, vital for farms, fish and ski resorts, is in the midst of another miserable year, posting record low depths despite normal precipitation. The reason is persistent warm weather, which is turning into ...

  • Today in History

    7 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Friday, Jan. 30, the 30th day of 2015. There are 335 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 30, 1945, during World War II, more than 500 Allied captives held at the Japanese prison ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 10:25 p.m. EST

    9 hours ago

    (AP) Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood ...

  • AP Top News At 9:04 p.m. EST

    10 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama calls for spending surge, buoyed by rising economy Senate passes bill approving Keystone XL oil pipeline 10 Things to Know for Friday Families plead for lives of IS hostages as swap hopes fade Gas blast wrecks Mexico children's hospital, ...

  • Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching

    10 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's corals are recovering after being stressed by warmer-than-normal ocean temperatures last year. But scientists warn the strain of being in warmer water weakened them. This makes the coral more susceptible to disease. The coral are also ...

  • John Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow outside home

    10 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning diplomat can add one more: snow shoveling scofflaw. After a blizzard dumped two feet of snow on his city ...

  • Elderly Massachusetts residents found dead after blizzard

    10 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) YARMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a 97-year-old man and an 84-year-old woman were found dead outside their homes in different towns after this week's blizzard. An officer found Richard MacLean Sr.'s body next to a carbon dioxide ...

  • 1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

    11 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Lt. Col. Edward Saylor, one of four surviving Doolittle Raiders who attacked Japan during a daring 1942 mission credited with rallying American morale during World War II, has died. He was 94. Rod Saylor says his father ...

  • Texas executes man after Supreme Court rejects arguments that he was too mentally impaired

    11 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas executes man after Supreme Court rejects arguments that he was too mentally impaired.

  • Brother of man challenging travel restrictions on FBI list

    11 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A former taxi driver from northern Virginia whom the FBI is adding to its list of most-wanted terrorists is the older brother of a man challenging his placement on the U.S. government's no-fly list. The FBI ...

  • California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Officials say California has reached a court-ordered target to reduce the number of inmates in its crowded prisons a year ahead of the deadline set by federal judges. The Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation had until ...

  • Man faces execution in Texas for 1996 strangling death

    12 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court has rejected last-day appeals for a convicted killer set to die for strangling a Texas woman and beating her with a hammer before setting her body on fire nearly two decades ago. ...

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