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  • US officials: Iraqi army regrouping slowly

    11 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch ...

  • Jeb Bush campaigns with Haley in South Carolina

    11 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LEXINGTON, S.C. (AP) — Gov. Nikki Haley got campaign help Thursday from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, an old friend she said played a big part in winning the job in 2010. For Haley, it was a rare campaign appearance, ...

  • Tornado does damage in Washington state

    11 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state. The National Weather Service says the tornado hit the southwest Washington city of Longview on Thursday afternoon. Police asked residents to ...

  • Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines, damaged property in Washington state

    11 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines, damaged property in Washington state.

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    11 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's collection includes smoke ...

  • Jury in Tsarnaev friend trial still deliberating

    11 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A jury in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has completed a second full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to ...

  • Navajo Nation lawmakers recess for solar eclipse

    11 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — The Navajo Nation Council has taken a recess from its fall session in observance of the partial solar eclipse. Navajo tradition teaches that tribal members shouldn't gawk at an eclipse, and they should refrain from ...

  • AP NewsAlert

    12 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Official: 3 dead, 2 injured in midair collision between plane, helicopter at Maryland airport.

  • Man charged with assault in Seattle groping case

    12 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A man accused of groping a woman — who took his picture and publicized it on social media — has been charged with assault with sexual motivation. The city attorney's office said Thursday that 36-year-old Daryl R. ...

  • NY state to review schools' immigration compliance

    12 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ROOSEVELT, N.Y. (AP) — New York officials ordered a statewide review Thursday of public school compliance with enrollment policies for unaccompanied minors and immigrant children following reports that several dozen children who had recently arrived from Central America were not ...

  • Student released brake before fatal bus accident

    12 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Police in northeast Ohio say a student accidentally released the emergency brake on a bus that rolled back and killed the driver as she conducted an evacuation drill last month. Akron police on Thursday said the ...

  • Ala. man skips court, arrested after online taunts

    12 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted for failing to appear in court for a sentencing hearing has been arrested after taunting police in Alabama on Facebook. Autauga County Sheriff Herbie Johnson tells the Montgomery Advertiser (http://on.mgmadv.com/1z1B4LI ) ...

  • First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

    12 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country. Obama rallied some 1,500 Democrats in Denver to vote ...

  • Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

    12 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide to receive a share of more than $352 million in grants and loans for upgrades to rural water and ...

  • Guns seized from Ohio police impersonation suspect

    12 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they've seized around 30 guns, 15,000 rounds of ammunition and police equipment including badges, uniforms, silencers and vehicles from the central Ohio home of a man who tried to pull over a uniformed officer ...

  • Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

    12 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The pathologist who performed a private autopsy on Vonderrit Myers Jr. says the 18-year-old was shot several times from behind in his fatal confrontation with a St. Louis police officer on Oct. 8. Pathologist Dr. Cyril ...

  • Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland

    13 hours ago

    (AP) FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Frederick police Lt. Clark Pennington says the aircraft collided Thursday afternoon. He says Maryland State Police are handling the ...

  • Police in Frederick, Maryland, say plane, helicopter collide in midair; injuries unknown

    13 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Frederick, Maryland, say plane, helicopter collide in midair; injuries unknown.

  • Anchorage TV station wrongly airs contentious ad

    13 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — An Anchorage television station inadvertently aired a commercial for U.S. Sen. Mark Begich that the campaign had pulled because the ad sparked outrage. The commercial attempted to portray Begich's Republican opponent, former Alaska Attorney General Dan ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 4:17 p.m. EDT

    13 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Acquaintances say Canada gunman griped he couldn't get a passport to go to the Mideast Stately sergeant-at-arms praised for gunning down assailant who stormed Canada's Parliament Concerns about cremation lead to empty beds at Ebola treatment units in Liberia AP ...

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