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  • Tropical depression weakens to tropical wave

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. Its maximum sustained winds Wednesday are near 35 mph (55 kph). It is ...

  • Tennessee man accused of threatening to kill Obama

    4 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is accused of threatening to kill President Barack Obama, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, former vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan, and others. According to an affidavit filed by prosecutors in Nashville on Friday, ...

  • AP Top Political News At 11:41 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) New safety rules proposed to curb oil train fires Kerry cites progress in Gaza cease-fire talks Judges in health care rulings vote party line House GOP: Send National Guard, speed removals Senate panel backs McDonald for VA secretary Agents get ...

  • AP Top Health News At 11:40 a.m. EDT

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) Judges in health care rulings vote party line Ohio woman has long road ahead after rock attack Survey finds sharp increase in teen use of HGH Agents get subsidized 'Obamacare' using fake IDs HIV pills show more promise to prevent ...

  • Criminal probe of Cuomo administration urged

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Political foes of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo are calling for prompt criminal investigation of his administration following a news report that his office thwarted attempts by his own special corruption commission to investigate groups with ...

  • Woman: Backyard near turnpike is not a rest stop

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) STAHLSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman says she can see drivers who pull off the side of a highway relieving themselves near her backyard, and state police have been asked to increase patrols. The woman, Crystal King, tells WTAE-TV ...

  • Young MH17 victim has eerie premonition of crash

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) In a bedroom in a townhouse near Amsterdam, Miguel Panduwinata reached out for his mother. "Mama, may I hug you?" Samira Calehr wrapped her arms around her 11-year-old son, who'd been oddly agitated for days, peppering her with questions about ...

  • Man charged in chase that ended in girl's death

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LEAVENWORTH, Kan. (AP) — An eastern Kansas man is charged with first-degree murder after an abduction and police chase ended in the death of a 5-year-old girl. Thirty-year-old Marcus McGowan, of Atchison, was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault, two counts ...

  • Man asked to leave Southwest flight over tweet

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement. Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his "A-List" customer status. ...

  • Porch shooter's lawyer says he feared for his life

    5 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A defense lawyer says a Detroit-area man who killed a young, unarmed woman on his porch heard "boom, boom, boom" at last four separate times before he opened the door and shot her in the face. Jurors ...

  • First Amendment fight won't stop Arizona execution

    6 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court cleared the way for Arizona to carry out its third execution in the last year Wednesday following a closely watched First Amendment fight over the secrecy surrounding lethal injection drugs. Joseph Rudolph ...

  • California city rejects child immigrant shelter

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) ESCONDIDO, Calif. (AP) — A north San Diego suburb's planning commission on Tuesday ratified its rejection of a proposed 96-bed shelter for unaccompanied immigrant children who are arrested by the Border Patrol, while the American Civil Liberties Union said it ...

  • Arrest linked to gun used after Boston bombings

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — It has been one of the lingering questions since the dramatic manhunt that gripped the Boston area in the days after the marathon bombings: Where did the suspects get the gun that authorities say they used to ...

  • AP Top News At 9:12 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine A kiss, a prayer: The last hours of MH17's victims US pushes for truce as Gaza battle rages Israel, Hamas battle over public opinion online With GOP runoff over, Perdue and Nunn face ...

  • Police custody death tests 'Broken Windows' tactic

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Garner, who died in police custody last week after he was put in an apparent chokehold, was suspected of committing the relatively minor crime of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes on the street. The encounter was ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 9:09 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) Bodies of Malaysia jet disaster victims leave Ukraine, rebels down 2 Ukraine fighter jets A last kiss, a prayer, a haunting premonition: How did the people on Flight 17 end up there? As battle rages, top US diplomat pushes for ...

  • Veteran says he was forgotten in VA clinic

    7 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) DELTONA, Fla. (AP) — A veteran of the U.S. Marines says he was locked inside a central Florida community clinic operated by the Veteran's Administration. Jeffrey Duck told WKMG (http://bit.ly/WCJOHU ) he arrived as a "walk in" patient at the ...

  • Kennedy cousin Skakel seeks to suppress evidence

    7 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) — A lawyer for Michael Skakel is seeking to keep the government from using audio tapes made by the Kennedy cousin for a memoir as evidence in his upcoming murder retrial. Skakel, the nephew of Robert F. ...

  • AP Top News at 8:34 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) Bodies of Malaysia jet victims leave Ukraine KHARKIV, Ukraine (AP) — Two military aircraft carrying the first bodies of victims of the Malaysia Airlines crash left the embattled plains of eastern Ukraine Wednesday, while British investigators began work on a ...

  • 2 police cars collide when officer runs red light

    7 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a Syracuse city police officer was looking at the computer inside his patrol car when he ran a red light and collided with an unmarked police vehicle. Police tell The Post-Standard (http://bit.ly/1sQl5wR ) that ...

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