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May 23, 2015

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  • Quotations in the News

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) "The tools it contains will allow us to knock down unfair foreign trade barriers that discriminate against American workers and products stamped 'Made in the USA.'" — Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed bipartisan legislation to strengthen the ...

  • Boat by boat, how 3,000 stranded migrants reached land

    6 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) More than 3,000 migrants abandoned by human traffickers have been rescued or washed ashore this month in Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Some are Rohingya Muslims fleeing persecution in Myanmar, while others are Bangladeshis seeking better economic prospects. Many more are ...

  • Hundreds mourn NYC college dean killed in Amtrak crash

    8 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered at a New York City funeral home to say goodbye to a college dean killed in this month's Amtrak crash in Philadelphia. Derrick Griffith was one of eight passengers killed when the ...

  • Senate roll call vote on trade

    9 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) The 62-37 roll call Friday by which the Senate passed a measure to strengthen the Obama administration's hand in global trade talks. A "yes" vote is a vote to pass measure. Voting yes were 14 Democrats and 48 Republicans. Voting ...

  • Mother pleads not guilty to assaulting child on plane

    9 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A mother pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she physically and verbally assaulted her 15-month-old daughter during an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Honolulu. Samantha Leialoha Watanabe allegedly cursed at the toddler, smacked her ...

  • Naked Florida man rescued after getting stuck on drawbridge

    10 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge. The South Florida Sun Sentinel quoted witnesses as saying the unidentified man was walking across the Florida East Coast Railway railroad bridge ...

  • Man released from Guantanamo in December dies in Kazakhstan

    11 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A Pentagon spokesman says a man released from the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in December and resettled in Kazakhstan has died in that Central Asian country. Army Lt. Col. Myles Caggins says the U.S. was ...

  • Former South Dakota candidate says at trial she was a novice

    11 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Former U.S. Senate candidate Annette Bosworth said Friday shortly before testimony ended in her trial that it wasn't her intention to mislead anyone when she attested to signatures on campaign documents that she didn't actually witness. ...

  • Rutgers urged to cancel ocean blasting off New Jersey coast

    11 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) SHIP BOTTOM, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey Senate president and a congressman representing the Jersey shore are asking Rutgers University to cancel planned research that involves blasting the ocean floor with sound waves. Senate President Steve Sweeney and U.S. ...

  • National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing daughters

    11 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio National Guardsman accused of sexually abusing three adopted daughters and a stepdaughter at their home has been convicted. Union County jurors reached the verdict Friday evening. The guardsman was convicted of 15 of the ...

  • Ohio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing adopted daughters, stepdaughter

    11 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) MARYSVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Ohio National Guardsman convicted of sexually abusing adopted daughters, stepdaughter.

  • Man convicted of killing ex-wife whose 911 call was bungled

    11 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Jurors have found a Dallas man guilty of murder in the death of his ex-wife whose 911 call was mishandled by Dallas police. A Dallas County jury deliberated about 3½ hours before finding Delvecchio Patrick guilty of ...

  • Strangulation of child with blinds cord ruled a homicide

    12 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say the death of a 4-year-old girl who was found with the cord to a set of blinds wrapped around her neck has been ruled a homicide. News media outlets quote Bibb County Coroner Leon ...

  • Government hunters prepare to kill salmon-eating birds

    12 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Government hunters have begun scouting an island at the mouth of the Columbia River as they prepare to shoot thousands of hungry seabirds to stop them from eating baby salmon. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokeswoman Diana Fredlund said hunters ...

  • Official: Military aircraft goes off runway near San Diego

    13 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — An official says a military aircraft has gone off a runway at Naval Air Station North Island and into San Diego Bay. Lee Swanson, a spokesman for the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department, says the incident occurred ...

  • Fire Department spokesman: Military aircraft goes off runway into San Diego Bay

    13 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Fire Department spokesman: Military aircraft goes off runway into San Diego Bay.

  • Missouri governor commute's man's sentence for pot offenses

    13 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man sentenced to life without parole for marijuana-related offenses is eligible for parole Friday after Gov. Jay Nixon commuted his sentence. Nixon's action means 62-year-old Jeff Mizanskey will be eligible for parole immediately. ...

  • Maine man who ran over mother sentenced to 5 years in prison

    13 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A pickup truck driver who ran over his mother during an argument in Maine is going to prison for five years. A judge imposed the sentence Friday on 27-year-old Shane Jones, who pleaded guilty to reckless ...

  • Attack victim to testify pretrial in missing student case

    13 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A woman who was attacked in a 2005 case that authorities have linked to the death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham will testify at a pretrial hearing next month. The woman, who now lives ...

  • Victims' attorneys: Investigation blames truck driver for collision with bus, killing 10

    13 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Victims' attorneys: Investigation blames truck driver for collision with bus, killing 10.

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