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  • Review: 'Sin City' dives back into a noir abyss

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) After being clonked over the head in 1944's "Murder, My Sweet," Raymond Chandler's immortal private eye Philip Marlowe wryly narrated the experience of being knocked out: "A black pool opened up at my feet. I jumped in." In "Sin City: ...

  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate at 4.10 pct

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its low for the year. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year mortgage fell to 4.10 percent from 4.12 ...

  • Ex-state lawmaker due for hearing in domestic case

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jailed former Nevada state lawmaker is facing a preliminary hearing on felony and misdemeanor charges dating to a February 2013 scuffle with police investigating a domestic dispute. A Thursday court appearance for Steven Brooks will ...

  • Stocks move higher; S&P 500 heading for a record

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving mostly higher, pushing the Standard & Poor's 500 index closer toward another record close. Traders were encouraged by the latest encouraging sign in the U.S. job market, a decline last week in ...

  • Liberia gives food in slum sealed to stop Ebola

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Hundreds of residents of a Liberian slum lined up to receive rice and water from government officials Thursday in their neighborhood which was sealed off from the rest of the capital in an attempt to halt ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 11:50 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) 2 American Ebola patients released from hospital Many police killings, but only Ferguson explodes Holder offers reassurance to people of Ferguson Picture emerges of officer in Ferguson shooting Slain American journalist remembered as driven Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket ...

  • Hostess closing bakery that created the Twinkie

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — About 400 people will lose their jobs and a piece of American baking history will shut down when Hostess Brands closes the suburban Chicago bakery where the Twinkie was invented. Hostess said Wednesday it will close the ...

  • Ohio diocese discourages ALS ice bucket challenge

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, citing its funding of research involving embryonic stem cells. In a letter sent Tuesday to its ...

  • Kuwait questions 2 on US terror-funding list

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Kuwaiti police have briefly detained and questioned two men designated by the U.S. Treasury Department as financiers of terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria. The tiny Gulf emirate has been called the "epicenter" of ...

  • US launches more airstrikes in Iraq

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aircraft are continuing their assault on Islamic State militants in Iraq, conducting six airstrikes overnight to help solidify Iraqi and Kurdish forces' efforts to retake and maintain control of the Mosul Dam. The Islamic State group ...

  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was ...

  • Rossi to race for Marussia team at Belgian GP

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SPA, Belgium (AP) — American driver Alexander Rossi will make his Formula One debut for Marussia at this weekend's Belgian Grand Prix, replacing Max Chilton during his contractual problems. The team says the 22-year-old Rossi will race alongside Jules Bianchi ...

  • Image of Asia: Deterring protesters in Kashmir

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Mukhtar Khan, police spray colored water at Kashmiri government employees who are protesting for better job conditions in Srinagar, the main city in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir. The protesters are demanding more pay and a ...

  • NFL coaches, players mingling more in locker rooms

    2 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Sean Payton walks through the locker room to leave motivational props for players. Jim Harbaugh barges into the bathroom to rush players to meetings. Ron Rivera practically lives in there. Gone are the days when NFL locker rooms were a ...

  • Fade to black: Leonard Maltin ending movie guides

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The closing credits are rolling for Leonard Maltin's movie guides. Plume, an imprint of Penguin Random House, says "Leonard Maltin's 2015 Movie Guide" will be the 36th and final edition. In an introduction for the 2015 ...

  • Perry campaign funds to cover future legal costs

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says any future legal bills he incurs fighting two felony indictments will be paid for with campaign funds, not taxpayer dollars. Perry has spent $80,000 in public funds on the case ...

  • Jury: Woman downloaded child porn to frame husband

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania woman has been found guilty of downloading child pornography in a failed attempt to frame her estranged husband. Meri Jane Woods, of Clymer, was convicted Wednesday in Indiana County. District Attorney Patrick Dougherty says ...

  • Reports: At least 7 people stabbed in south China

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — At least seven people were stabbed in an apparently random attack Thursday in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, state media reported. The official Xinhua News Agency said seven people were slashed in the city's Tianhe district ...

  • Coroner IDs man dead in apparent murder-suicide

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities have identified a 69-year-old man accused of killing a woman in Las Vegas before shooting himself dead. Clark County coroner's officials have identified the suspect as Robert Hender, who died of a gunshot wound to ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 11:18 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge Greek mound excavators: No tours please, too busy Va. man named Stoner arrested on pot charges Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck 378 people 'pay it forward' at Fla. Starbucks Stolen shopping ...

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