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January 31, 2015

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  • AP Top Political News At 8:15 a.m. EST

    7 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) Pile of daunting challenges ahead for next defense secretary Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress White House grapples with fraught terrorism language 5 ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 7:25 a.m. EST

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) Mitt Romney out: Former GOP nominee ends 3-week flirtation with another White House run Islamic State group militants target Iraq's libraries in war on culture, learning in Mosul NYC to pay $5 million to kin of man killed in 'Mafia ...

  • 5 boaters rescued from sailboat 200 miles off NC coast

    9 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) MANTEO, N.C. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it rescued five people from a sailboat after the boat's mast broke about 200 miles off the coast of North Carolina. A statement from the Coast Guard says watchstanders at a ...

  • After historic balloon journey, crew plans landing Saturday

    12 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An American and Russian team that has set ballooning records plans to conclude the historic journey Saturday. Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev (too-kh-TY'-yev) of Russia have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:20 a.m. EST

    12 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run White House grapples with fraught terrorism language White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids Cuba's Los Van Van on the go, coming to once-hostile Miami US-backed Mexico ...

  • Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case

    13 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim. ...

  • NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case

    13 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man killed after being mistaken for a mobster with the same name — thanks to information the killers gleaned from two former ...

  • Today in History

    16 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 13th Amendment to ...

  • Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman

    18 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 9:41 p.m. EST

    18 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles Balloon ...

  • Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes

    18 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. ...

  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    18 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five ...

  • Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer

    19 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night. But ...

  • Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee

    19 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake ...

  • City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

    19 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager who was shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. A New York Law Department spokesman called ...

  • Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

    22 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. The Two ...

  • AP Top Health News At 8:13 p.m. EST

    19 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Milk does a body good? A look at the science Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids More measles cases found in California Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC ...

  • Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

    20 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state treasurer has resigned and plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year. Democrat Rob McCord apologized ...

  • Venezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo

    20 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections. Earlier this week, a promo ran ...

  • Amended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy

    20 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims by his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases. Tamir Rice had a pellet gun when police responded ...

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