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March 6, 2015

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  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    6 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAQI FORCES, SHIITE MILITIAS PRESS ON TO TIKRIT AS IS DESTROYS FAMED CULTURAL HERITAGE SITE Iraqi forces press their offensive against the ...

  • Thousands stranded on Ky. Interstates for nearly 24 hours

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty. The massive traffic jam stretched for about ...

  • Quotations in the News

    8 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) "I would say that this is an absolutely beautifully executed — what we would call — a forced or emergency landing, by an unbelievably well-trained pilot." — Christian Fry of the Santa Monica Airport Association on actor Harrison Ford's crash-landing ...

  • Lawyers to pick jurors for woman's running-death trial

    9 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Lawyers are ready to select a jury for the trial of an Alabama woman charged with capital murder in her granddaughter's running death. Attorneys are due in court Friday afternoon to pick a jury for the ...

  • Taxpayers shell out nearly $3 million on Jodi Arias' trials

    9 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Officials say taxpayers shelled out around $3 million to prosecute and defend convicted murderer Jodi Arias at a series of trials that have finally concluded with jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to ...

  • Colorful 'body sculptor' due back in murder trial

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Gothic hip hop artist who says she's crossed paths with A-list rappers could return to the witness stand during her trial in the death of a London dancer who received illegal buttocks injections. Padge-Victoria Windslowe's trial ...

  • Philadelphia police mourn officer killed during robbery

    10 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police are mourning the death of an officer who was shot in the head and killed after he and his partner exchanged gunfire with two suspects trying to rob a video game store. Police say officer ...

  • Police: Federal judge shot during robbery attempt in Detroit

    13 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a federal judge has been shot outside his home in an apparent attempted robbery. Assistant Chief Steve Dolunt tells The Detroit News that Judge Terrence G. Berg was shot in the leg Thursday night ...

  • Storm left Ky. interstates packed with stranded motorists

    15 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Thousands of stranded motorists endured agonizingly long waits Thursday lasting nearly 24 hours for some as a winter storm walloped Kentucky with up to 2 feet of snow and frustrated travelers dealt with gas tanks and stomachs close to empty. ...

  • Man shot by police on Skid Row is identified

    15 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities have identified a homeless man who was shot to death by Los Angeles police during a Skid Row confrontation. The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Thursday the man was 43-year-old Charly Keundeu Keunang and ...

  • Unlicensed driver pleads guilty in death of 4-year-old girl

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An unlicensed teen driver accused of killing a 4-year-old girl while he was fleeing from police has pleaded guilty to manslaughter. A Manhattan judge had previously offered a prison sentence of three to nine years if ...

  • Philadelphia officer shot in head, killed

    16 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia officials say an officer has been killed in the line of duty after he was shot in the head while trying to stop a robbery at a video game store. Mayor Michael Nutter says Officer Robert ...

  • Danforth aide says Missouri auditor shot himself after call

    16 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) JEFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — An aide to former U.S. Sen. John Danforth says she was on the phone with Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich (shwyk) discussing his religion just moments before he killed himself. Danforth assistant Martha Fitz said in ...

  • Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

    17 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A new study says fjords crammed with ice from tidewater glaciers are the noisiest places in the ocean. The study by Alaska, Washington and Texas researchers found that glacier ice in seawater releases pressurized bubbles that ...

  • US agency seeks proposals to keep wild horses in pastures

    17 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — The U.S. Bureau of Land Management is seeking additional homes for potentially thousands of wild horses rounded up from Western rangelands by asking landowners in a dozen states to submit proposals to rent out pastures for ...

  • Congressman lashes out at members urging wolf protections

    17 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young lashed out at congressional members who urged continued protections for the gray wolf in parts of the Lower 48, saying none is from a district affected by wolves. He said during a ...

  • Plane crashes on LA golf course; pilot critically injured

    17 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small plane has crash-landed on a golf course near the Santa Monica Municipal Airport, critically injuring the pilot. Authorities say the single-engine plane went down around 2:30 p.m. Thursday on the green at Penmar Golf ...

  • New Hampshire bill requires cursive, multiplication tables

    17 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — As schools adopt new education standards and rely more on computers in the classroom, a group of New Hampshire senators want to make sure the basics of learning cursive and multiplication tables don't get left behind. ...

  • No murder charge for 15-year-old girl in brother's slaying

    18 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 15-year-old north Florida girl who authorities say fatally shot her 16-year-old brother after years of abuse has pleaded no contest to felony burglary and will receive probation. Third Circuit State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister said ...

  • Woman admits role in arson that killed 15-year-old son

    18 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri woman who authorities said schemed with her ex-husband to defraud hundreds of thousands of dollars from insurers with house fires pleaded guilty Thursday for her role in a 2001 blaze that killed the couple's ...

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