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  • Abbas: Will demand UN resolution to end occupation

    10 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas says he will demand an international resolution that would set a timetable for ending Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories when he speaks to the U.N. General Assembly this week. If the U.N. ...

  • Louisiana judge: Gay marriage ban unconstitutional

    11 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A judge in Louisiana has ruled that the state's ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional, in part because he says it violates equal protection rights. KLFY-TV (http://bit.ly/1oe39Gl) reported that Judge Edward Rubin ruled Monday that the ...

  • Bear suspected to have killed New Jersey hiker

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — A black bear believed to have attacked and killed a hiker over the weekend likely was looking for food and was circling the victim's body when sheriff's officers and wildlife officials killed it, officials said ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    11 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. WHAT POLICE FIND IN ACCUSED WHITE HOUSE INTRUDER'S CAR Investigators discover more than 800 rounds of ammunition in the vehicle of the ...

  • Turkish indicates Islamic state prisoners swap

    12 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan has indicated that his country may have traded prisoners of the Islamic State group it held captive in exchange for 49 Turkish hostages held by the militants. Asked about it in ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:05 p.m. EDT

    12 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) State police: 3 missing Afghan soldiers in custody Focus on UVa employee in student's disappearance Governor confident ambush suspect will be caught Protesters stage Wall Street climate crisis sit-in Wesleyan orders fraternities to become coed California wildfire crews brace for ...

  • FAA: Airplane makes emergency landing in Omaha

    12 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Officials say a commercial airplane traveling from Boston to Los Angeles made an emergency landing in Nebraska. The Federal Aviation Administration says the Virgin America flight made the unscheduled landing Monday morning at Omaha's Eppley Airfield. ...

  • Trial opens for sheriff accused of 'road rage'

    13 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Prosecutors say a northern New Mexico sheriff abused his power when he roughed up a motorist and pointed his revolver to the driver's head during a traffic stop in "a fit of road rage." Federal prosecutor ...

  • Portland man hides in church to avoid deportation

    13 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Portland community activist originally from El Salvador has spent the weekend hidden in a church after immigration authorities tried to detain him last week. According to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Francisco Aguirre is facing ...

  • Investigation continues in Wyoming hospital crash

    14 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The investigation continued Monday into a car crash that killed two people at a Casper, Wyoming, hospital. Capt. Steve Freel of the Casper Police Department said Monday that Brandon Avery and Amanda Strickland, both 27, died ...

  • Mexico pres: army killing of 22 to get full probe

    14 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico President Enrique Pena Nieto says the attorney general will answer questions about an army killing of 22 people that a witness said was a massacre. Pena Nieto says the federal prosecutor is digging into the ...

  • Prosecutor: NYC might face legal action over jails

    14 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Monday he was troubled by a news report that New York City officials provided incomplete statistics on violence at problem-plagued Rikers Island jail and warned he may take legal action to force ...

  • AP Top Political News At 5:29 p.m. EDT

    14 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Obama: Secret Service does a 'great job' SPIN METER: Those changing health law numbers Prosecutor: 800 rounds found in intruder case Treasury to unveil steps to curb tax inversions Campaigns commonly share policy platforms, slogans Senator: Drop nomination of controversial ...

  • Crews work to clear debris from Shasta mudslide

    15 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MOUNT SHASTA, Calif. (AP) — U.S. Forest Service crews on Mount Shasta were dealing Monday with mud flow from a melting glacier that covered two roads and a bridge in muck, logs and rocks and forced a mountain creek out ...

  • Count finds threatened otters holding steady

    15 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say an annual review of California's threatened sea otters has found their population seems to be holding steady but remains low enough to remain on a federal watch list. The U.S. Geological Survey on Monday ...

  • Jury begins review of fatal Ohio Wal-Mart shooting

    15 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) XENIA, Ohio (AP) — Dozens of supporters of a man fatally shot by police at an Ohio Wal-Mart rallied outside the courthouse where a grand jury began hearing evidence in the racially charged case. At least 80 people marched on ...

  • Toddler dies after SUV's window closes on his neck

    15 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ZWOLLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a toddler has died of asphyxiation after a window in a sport utility vehicle closed around his neck as his mother drove to a relative's home. Sabine Parish Deputy Coroner Ron Rivers tells The ...

  • Drill sergeant pleads guilty to sex assaults

    15 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri drill sergeant charged with sexually assaulting eight female soldiers pleaded guilty Monday to three charges at the outset of his court-martial. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (bit.ly/1ymNnCK) reported that Army Staff Sgt. Angel ...

  • Obama to meet leaders of Iraq, Israel, Egypt

    15 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will hold meetings in the coming days with the leaders of Iraq, Israel and Egypt. Obama will meet Wednesday with Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi while both men are in New York for ...

  • California wildfire crews brace for weather shift

    15 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say crews battling a massive wildfire in Northern California are facing the potential of strong, erratic winds similar to when the blaze doubled in size a week ago. State fire Capt. Tom Piranio said Monday ...

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