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  • AP Top News At 2:41 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Israeli strikes hit UN school, Gaza shopping area Clashes prevent experts from reaching bodies Sanctions will damage Russia if not lifted quickly Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies Detroit police: Sleeping boy, 8, shot and killed Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 2:41 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Israeli strikes hit UN compound, shopping area in Gaza; Palestinian death toll surpasses 1,350 Almost 2 weeks after Ukraine crash, clashes again prevent experts from reaching bodies Sanctions on Russian banks, oil technology seen causing real economic damage if left ...

  • Whistleblowers credited in VA discipline decisions

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Federal officials say whistleblowers contributed to a Veterans Affairs Department decision to seek disciplinary action against six employees in Colorado and Wyoming accused of manipulating health care data. The VA said Tuesday it proposed unspecified action against ...

  • Mom arrested for letting son, 7, go to park alone

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman is charged with child neglect after police say she let her 7-year-old son walk to a park alone. Thirty-four-year-old Nicole Gainey of Port St. Lucie was arrested Saturday. Police say her ...

  • 'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty to racketeering

    4 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The man prosecutors say headed a crime syndicate based in San Francisco's Chinatown has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering. Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow was in federal court Wednesday to enter the plea ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 2:23 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Poll: Americans cool to border-crossing children UCLA wades through damages from pipe flooding Los Angeles pipe rupture: A look at the numbers Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout Last crew member of Enola Gay dies in Georgia APNewsBreak: Ventura passage ...

  • Smugglers cut through US-Mexico border fence

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Suspected smugglers have cut a garage-sized hole through a steel fence that divides the United States and Mexico. The U.S. Border Patrol says agents discovered the hole 1 ½ miles east of Nogales, Arizona, on Saturday. ...

  • Drone carrying contraband crashes at SC prison

    4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Officials are looking for a person they say helped try to use a drone to sneak cellphones, marijuana and other contraband into a maximum-security prison in South Carolina. Corrections Department spokeswoman Stephanie Givens said Wednesday that ...

  • Police: Naked intruder fell asleep in couple's bed

    4 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed. Investigators say 30-year-old Freddy Shelby of Albuquerque was arrested Sunday after the homeowners called police to report ...

  • Immigration leads Arizona governor's race issues

    5 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — One candidate called for sending National Guard troops and to build fences on the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas to stem the tide of immigrants, and forwarding the bill to President Barack Obama. Another candidate suggested deploying satellites ...

  • Vacations, trips detailed at ex-governor's trial

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The assistant to the wealthy businessman at the center of the corruption case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell has testified about arranging trips for the former first family. Jerri Fulkerson told a jury Wednesday that some ...

  • AP Top Political News At 2 p.m. EDT

    5 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) US condemns shelling of UN school in Gaza Ex-IRS official called conservatives 'crazies Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill Ex-Blackwater guard testifies against colleagues First lady asks leaders to change gender ...

  • 46 charges for man accused in wild car-theft chase

    5 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man accused of hijacking one car, stealing two others and trying to take more during a wild chase west of Denver last week has been charged with 46 crimes, including aggravated robbery and assault. Thirty-seven-year-old ...

  • AP Top News at 1:42 p.m. EDT

    5 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) Strike on crowded Gaza area kills 16, wounds 150 JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP, Gaza Strip (AP) — An Israeli airstrike hit a crowded Gaza shopping area on Wednesday, killing at least 16 people and wounding more than 150, hours after Israeli ...

  • Houston firm offers space flights for pet remains

    5 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston company that already sends human remains out of this world will offer the same memorial space flights for four-legged loved ones. Celestis Inc. on Wednesday announced that rockets carrying the cremated remains of dogs and ...

  • Kennedy cousin Skakel: Spending time with family

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — Kennedy cousin Michael Skakel says he's spending as much time as he can with family as he awaits a new trial in his murder case. Skakel arrived Wednesday at Stamford Superior Court for a hearing on ...

  • Teen charged in teacher killing challenges law

    5 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts teenager charged with killing his high school math teacher is challenging the constitutionality of a state law that requires him to be tried as an adult. Philip Chism is charged with raping and killing ...

  • NY judge rejects stop-frisk police union claims

    6 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has rejected efforts by police unions to overturn a ruling concluding that New York City's stop-and-frisk tactics are sometimes discriminatory. Judge Analisa Torres issued the decision Wednesday. The unions had sued to get the ...

  • AP Top Health News At 1:13 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) Probe exposes flaws behind HealthCare.gov rollout $1,000 Sovaldi now hepatitis treatment of choice 5 food writers subpoenaed in 'pink slime' lawsuit Generation of tanners see spike in deadly melanoma House set to take up $17B VA overhaul bill Top doctor ...

  • Appeal planned in dismissal of school plot charges

    6 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASECA, Minn. (AP) — Prosecutors say they plan to appeal the dismissal of six charges against a 17-year-old boy accused of plotting to kill his family and attack his southern Minnesota high school. The teen appeared in a Waseca County ...

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