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  • Pregnant woman killed in Baton Rouge; unborn baby delivered

    11 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A pregnant woman was shot and killed at a home in Louisiana, but her unborn child was later delivered and is expected to survive. WAFB-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1HCKmke ) 29-year-old Brittney Mills was killed late Friday ...

  • 'Saigon has fallen' _ a reporter's view of Vietnam War's end

    11 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) (EDITOR'S NOTE — More than two decades of war in Vietnam, first involving the French and then the Americans, ended with the last days of April 1975. Peter Arnett, who won a Pulitzer Prize for his coverage of combat for ...

  • NYC's famed Carnegie Deli closed over gas line issue

    12 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York's famous Carnegie Deli has been closed so utility workers can investigate a possible illegal gas hookup. A recording at the restaurant's phone number Saturday says it is closed for repairs related to the city's ...

  • Bill under debate would limit farm antibiotics in Oregon

    12 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon legislators want to curb the use of antibiotics in agriculture, joining a national movement concerned that germs are becoming more resistant and causing infections in human. Proponents of an Oregon bill say the practice of ...

  • Liberty University at a glance

    12 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The late Rev. Jerry Falwell recognized the importance of accreditation, academics and athletics when he founded what is now Liberty University in 1971, his son Jerry says. Perhaps like any upstart in a field where its ...

  • Public boarding school _ the way to solve educational ills?

    12 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Buffalo's chronically struggling school system is considering an idea gaining momentum in other cities: public boarding schools. The idea is to put round-the-clock attention on students and away from such daunting problems as poverty, troubled homes ...

  • As theater shooting trial opens, gun debate dwindles

    12 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — When a gunman opened fire inside a packed movie theater in July 2012, killing 12 and injuring 70, it did more than spread fear and heartbreak across the Denver suburbs. It helped revive the national debate over ...

  • Each death in Baltimore makes mistrust harder to overcome

    12 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's mayor and police commissioner came in making big promises to the inner-city residents and police who spent decades staring each other down in neighborhoods ravaged by crack and heroin. But with each death of a black ...

  • Owner spots his stolen truck in rearview mirror; arrest made

    12 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) PIEDMONT, Ala. (AP) — A man driving to work in Alabama suddenly noticed his stolen pickup truck following him, setting off a chain of events that included a pursuit, a crash and an arrest. Calhoun County Chief Deputy Matthew Wade ...

  • Marathon bomber trial casts focus on Boston Muslims

    12 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Boston's Muslim community has been thrust into the spotlight as the death penalty trial of convicted marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev nears its conclusion. Local critics and national pundits have been using newspaper op-eds, paid advertisements and social ...

  • Chokehold case questions follow NY congressional candidate

    13 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Even if Dan Donovan prefers to talk about Iran, immigration or taxes, there's another topic the Republican congressional hopeful can't avoid: the death of Eric Garner at the hands of a police officer. The Staten Island ...

  • With legalization, lawyers turn to business of pot

    13 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Law firms and marijuana have long intersected in criminal court. But as pot goes mainstream, firms are getting into the business side of the multi-billion-dollar industry. Over the past several years, small and mid-sized firms have ...

  • Powerful earthquake strikes Nepal: Things to Know

    13 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) A powerful earthquake struck the Nepal region on Saturday, causing widespread casualties and triggering an avalanche on Mount Everest. The key information known at this time: ___ HOW BAD IS THE DAMAGE? It's too early to tell, but early indications ...

  • Family looks to future after fugitive brother's return to US

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The sister of a New Hampshire man awaiting his return after a 10-year disappearance in a custody case says he's missed births, weddings and other milestones, but that it's time to move forward and be supportive. ...

  • Another condemned Ala inmate claiming innocence

    14 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Another prisoner on Alabama's death row says he's innocent and is asking a court to order his release. The request by Donnis George Musgrove comes as two other men once sentenced to die in Alabama are ...

  • Man who shot himself outside courthouse during sex case dies

    15 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a New Hampshire man has died after shooting himself in the courthouse parking lot while awaiting a jury's verdict on charges he sexually assaulted a piano student more than a decade ago. Seventy-five-year-old John ...

  • Details of fundraising by rebellious House Republicans

    15 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) Of the 25 House Republicans who voted in January against keeping Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, as speaker, most have seen a drop in contributions from political committees representing business and other interests, compared with two years ago. Here are figures ...

  • The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900

    18 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) A magnitude-7.9 earthquake shook Nepal's capital and the densely populated Kathmandu Valley on Saturday, the worst quake in the Himalayan nation in over 80 years. The world's strongest earthquakes since 1900: ___ May 22, 1960: A magnitude-9.5 earthquake in southern ...

  • Key facts about Nepal, site of magnitude-7.9 quake

    19 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) Key facts about Nepal, where an earthquake magnitude-7.9 hit Saturday: ___ GEOGRAPHY: Straddles the Himalayas between northern India and China and is home to Mt. Everest, the world's tallest mountain. It rises steeply from the Ganges River Basin in India ...

  • Quotations in the News

    21 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) "For all intents and purposes, I am a woman." — Former Olympic champion Bruce Jenner about his gender identity in interview with ABC's Diane Sawyer. ___ "We all bleed when we lose an American life." — President Barack Obama in ...

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