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  • New Hampshire ex-priest gets jail time for thefts

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire priest who was the former leader of one of the nation's top clergy treatment centers has been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison for stealing at least $4,500 from a hospital, ...

  • Ex-CEO admits stealing from prominent NYC charity

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The politically connected former CEO of a prominent New York City charity has admitted he helped steal $5 million in an insurance scheme that authorities linked to campaign contributions. William Rapfogel pleaded guilty Wednesday to grand ...

  • Fact sheet: 2014 Buick Regal

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) 2014 Buick Regal GS AWD BASE PRICE: $29,690 for base Regal FWD; $31,560 for Premium I FWD; $31,865 for base Regal AWD; $33,735 for Premium I AWD; $33,760 for Premium II FWD; $35,935 for Premium II AWD; $36,905 for GS ...

  • Buick ads are no joke: Regal gets double takes

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    (AP) The television ads where neighbors, friends and family can't identify a new car as a Buick are true to life. The attractive styling on a 2014 Buick Regal test car so stumped admirers, many could not believe it was a ...

  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers. The justices said in a ...

  • Yamanaka defends WBC bantamweight title with TKO

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    (AP) OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Shinsuke Yamanaka of Japan successfully defended his WBC bantamweight crown for the sixth time with a technical knockout of Stephane Jamoye of Belgium on Wednesday. Yamanaka sent Jamoye to the canvas with a powerful blow to ...

  • Poland holds security exercise, 1st in decades

    15 minutes ago

    (AP) JASCE, Poland (AP) — Poland's security services have begun their first major security exercise in decades, evacuating the Interior Ministry in Warsaw and rescuing three foreigners allegedly injured in a helicopter crash. The three-day exercise that began Wednesday involves Poland's ...

  • AP Top Science News At 10:11 a.m. EDT

    19 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer Correction: ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 10:11 a.m. EDT

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) APNewsBreak: Clemency after 10 years in prison? Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying Republican activists push party on gay marriage Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case 9 indicted in kidnapping of ...

  • Indonesian general says his flashy watch is a fake

    18 minutes ago

    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia's military commander, under fire in the media after being photographed wearing a luxury watch, says his critics should be quiet because the timepiece is actually a cheap Chinese fake. A Singapore website flagged a picture ...

  • Spacewalking astronauts tackle urgent repair job

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts are taking a spacewalk to replace a dead computer and get their orbiting home back up to full strength. The two Americans on board, Rick Mastracchio (muh-STRAK'-ee-oh) and Steven Swanson, stepped out ...

  • Scientists locate shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal ocean scientists have found the wreckage of a steamship that sunk in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's James Delgado says the sinking of ...

  • Sales of new US homes plunge 14.5 percent in March

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans buying new homes plummeted in March to the slowest pace in seven months, a sign that real estate's spring buying season is off to a weak start. The Commerce Department says sales of ...

  • US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — US new-home sales drop 14.5 percent in March; worst sales rate in 7 months.

  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian. For months, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has been pushing an unrelenting string of criticism against Charles and David ...

  • Pakistan's army wants TV news channel shut down

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's powerful army has asked a government regulator to shut down a leading private news channel over what the military calls "false" reports that the country's intelligence service shot one of its top anchors. Press freedom advocates ...

  • A stock rally falters as US earnings disappoint

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A six-day rally on the stock market is petering out as some U.S. companies report earnings that disappoint investors. Norfolk Southern, Procter & Gamble and Avery Dennison all fell after reporting their latest quarterly financial results. ...

  • Prosecutors: No immunity for Chris Brown bodyguard

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't grant Chris Brown's bodyguard immunity to testify for the singer, a potential hurdle in starting his trial on an assault charge. Brown's trial had been scheduled for Monday and was rescheduled for Wednesday ...

  • Yemen examines DNA of slain al-Qaida militants

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A high ranking security official says this week's Yemeni government campaign against al-Qaida aimed at targeting its top leaders and that authorities are examining DNA samples of those killed to determine their identities. The official told ...

  • Sri Lanka to deport UK tourist with Buddha tattoo

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    (AP) COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities plan to deport a British tourist for having an image of Buddha tattooed on her arm. Police spokesman Ajith Rohana says Naomi Coleman was detained at Colombo's airport after she arrived from ...

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