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  • Correction officer held by inmates at Ohio jail

    10 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WARREN, Ohio (AP) — A correction officer has been taken hostage by inmates at an Ohio county jail. Officials say three inmates grabbed and handcuffed the officer Wednesday afternoon at the Trumbull County Jail in Warren. No injuries have been ...

  • Oklahoma high court rejects death row inmates' drug secrecy claims, lifts stay of execution

    10 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma high court rejects death row inmates' drug secrecy claims, lifts stay of execution.

  • AP Top Health News At 8:21 p.m. EDT

    17 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants Poll: Big Bang a big question for ...

  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    11 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The wood and iron steamship City of ...

  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    11 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon are urging a federal judge to strike down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Judge Michael McShane heard arguments on the case Wednesday ...

  • AP Top News At 6:34 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down Happy 100th, Wrigley Field! A few memories Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 ...

  • Florida executes man convicted of murdering 2

    12 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man convicted of murdering two relatives to prevent one of them from testifying against him in a burglary trial. Robert Hendrix was pronounced dead at 6:21 p.m. at Florida State Prison in ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 6:25 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) Facebook's 1st-quarter soar to surpass expectations, CFO to step down Ditka, Stone recall favorite memories as Wrigley Field marks 100th anniversary of 1st game Syrian activists, medics accuse Assad government of chlorine gas attacks; Syria denies it Russia warns that ...

  • AP Top Political News At 6:05 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama offering Japan security, economic assurances US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years Spy plane outlasts Cold War, but not defense cuts High court nixes $3.4M award to child porn victim Hillary Clinton daring women to compete Conservative ...

  • Oceanographer Ballard elected to American Academy

    13 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) SOUTH KINGSTOWN, R.I. (AP) — The University of Rhode Island oceanography professor best known for discovering the wreck of the Titanic has been elected a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. URI announced Wednesday that famed ocean ...

  • Defense: FBI probe in 9/11 trial has implications

    13 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — The defense team for five people accused before a Sept. 11 war crimes tribunal says implications of the FBI's questioning of one of its members are "staggering" and is calling on the court to aggressively ...

  • Convicted murderer arraigned in prison escape

    13 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer accused of breaking out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges Wednesday. Michael Elliot appeared in Ionia District Court, where Judge Raymond Voet entered not-guilty pleas ...

  • Transcript: Man shot by US marshal vowed to behave

    13 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A man who was fatally shot by a U.S. marshal while attacking a witness during a federal trial in Utah this week promised the judge at the start of the hearing that he behave. A ...

  • NC fines state fair ride operators over injuries

    13 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina regulators have fined thrill ride operators more than $114,000 after a mishap at the 2013 state fair that left five people injured, three of them critically. The state Department of Labor announced the civil ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 5:05 p.m. EDT

    13 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI USAF: Colombia crash caused by plane hitting hill US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires Some notable social media gaffes, missteps Rail safety ...

  • James Holmes' attorneys appeal sanity exam order

    14 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Attorneys for Colorado theater shooting defendant James Holmes are asking the state's Supreme Court to overturn a judge's order requiring a second sanity evaluation. In court filings released Wednesday, defense lawyers asked for 30 days to file ...

  • 4th grader sells pot in northern Colorado

    14 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — School officials in northern Colorado are asking parents to take care with their newly legal recreational marijuana, after fourth graders were caught dealing the drug on an elementary school campus. John Gates, director of safety for ...

  • Sinkhole in Florida seems to be opening again

    14 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) THE VILLAGES, Fla. (AP) — A sinkhole that was plugged over the weekend between two houses in a sprawling Florida retirement community appears to be opening again. Gina Lambert of the Villages Public Safety Department said Wednesday that the sinkhole ...

  • David Pedersen pleads guilty in NW killing rampage

    14 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A white supremacist whose Pacific Northwest crime rampage claimed four lives in 2011 has pleaded guilty to federal charges. Court-appointed attorney Richard Wolf said Wednesday that David "Joey" Pedersen pleaded guilty to two counts of carjacking ...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    15 hours ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The head of Arizona's new child welfare agency says he fired five senior employees who orchestrated a plan that led to more than 6,500 abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations. Charles Flanagan says an additional ...

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