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  • Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

    Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:05 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:05:07 GMT
    A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston...
    A major supplier to the oil and gas industry says it will begin disclosing 100 percent of the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing fluid, with no exemptions for trade secrets. The move by Baker Hughes of Houston is a...
  • Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    Northwestern players to cast historic union vote

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-24 23:00:10 GMT
    The National Labor Relations Board has granted Northwestern University's request that it review its ruling that football players at the university are essentially employees of the school with full collective...
    Northwestern University's football players will cast ballots Friday on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes - a potentially landmark vote that will be kept sealed for months and possibly...
  • Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

    Pineda banned 10 games for pine tar, won't appeal

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:48:30 GMT
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda has been suspended for 10 games for using pine tar to help him grip the ball.
    New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was suspended for 10 games Thursday after being caught using pine tar. He said he won't appeal the penalty that will cost him two starts.
  • Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 22:15:21 GMT
    Police in Afghanistan say a security guard has opened fire in a Kabul hospital, killing three foreigners and wounding one other person.
    Three Americans - a pediatrician and a father and son - were killed by an Afghan government security officer at a hospital Thursday, the latest in a series of attacks on foreign civilians that has rattled aid workers,...
  • Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Pellet gun firing causes Navy base lockdown

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:55:39 GMT
    Officials at the U.S. Naval Base Point Loma in San Diego are searching the base after an unconfirmed report of an armed individual there.
    The commander of Naval Base Point Loma says a report of an armed man on the San Diego base led to detention of a sailor who had fired a gun that shoots soft plastic pellets.
  • Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:46:10 GMT
    Ukrainian Interior Minister Arsen Avakov says police have cleared the city hall in a southeastern city of pro-Russian protesters who had been occupying it for over a week.
    Russia announced new military exercises Thursday involving ground and air forces near its border with Ukraine, swiftly responding to a Ukrainian operation to drive pro-Russia insurgents out of occupied buildings in the...
  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:34:54 GMT
    Vermont lawmakers have passed the country's first state bill to require the labeling of genetically modified foods as such, setting up a war between the behemoth U.S. food industry and an American public that...
    Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of...
  • Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:34:33 GMT
    An Oregon county commission has ordered an incinerator to stop accepting boxed medical waste to generate electricity after learning the waste it's been burning may include tissue from aborted fetuses from...
    County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power.
  • US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

    US proposes pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:15 PM EDT2014-04-24 21:15:27 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new Internet rules that would allow Internet service providers to charge content companies for faster delivery of their services over the so-called "last...
    The nation's top telecoms regulator is proposing to allow a pay-for-priority fast lane on the Internet for movies, music and other services to get to people's homes.
  • Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:55:15 GMT
    Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
    Fresh voices in the U.S. Senate are speaking loudly on foreign policy, a new generation of Republicans and Democrats who reflect a war-weary nation cautious about America's next moves.
  • Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Costa Rica is demanding US explain 'Cuban Twitter'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-24 20:46:06 GMT
    The Costa Rican government says it's still waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it launched the secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite...
    The Costa Rican government says it's waiting for the Obama administration to explain why it improperly devised a secret "Cuban Twitter" network from inside the Central American nation's borders despite warnings in...
  • Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:37 GMT
    Israel's foreign minister says a peace deal with the Palestinians is impossible after rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government.
    Israel broke off Mideast peace talks and brought the U.S.-brokered process to the brink of collapse Thursday, protesting a reconciliation agreement between the Western-backed Palestinian Authority and the militant group...
  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:55:32 GMT
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...
    The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward...
  • In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:54:56 GMT
    When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell...
    When they moved from Georgia to the theme park playground of central Florida four years ago, Anthony and Candice Johnson found work at a barbecue restaurant and a 7-Eleven. Their combined salaries nevertheless fell short...
  • FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    FDA eases into regulating e-cigarettes

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:47 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:47:24 GMT
    The federal government wants to ban sales of electronic cigarettes to minors and require approval for new products and health warning labels under regulations being proposed by the Food and Drug Administration.
    The federal government's move to regulate e-cigarettes is a leap into the unknown.
  • Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Activists say Syrian airstrikes in north kill 30

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:04:48 GMT
    Opposition activists say Syrian government airstrikes on a vegetable market in a rebel-held town in the northern Aleppo province have killed at least 18 people and wounded scores.
    Syrian government airstrikes struck a vegetable market in a northern rebel-held town Thursday, killing at least 30 people and wounding scores of others, an activist group said.
  • Franco calls selfies 'intimate,' not inappropriate

    Franco calls selfies 'intimate,' not inappropriate

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 19:04:38 GMT
    James Franco says his recent Instagram postings of him in bed - alone or not - are his way of sharing a "very kind of intimate portrait" of himself and to get people talking.
    James Franco says his recent Instagram postings of him in bed - alone or not - are his way of sharing a "very kind of intimate portrait" of himself and to get people talking.
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:54:50 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
  • Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:52 GMT
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
    The Iron Curtain was traced by an electrified barbed-wire fence that isolated the communist world from the West.
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:44:31 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...
  • London school says students abused by US teacher

    London school says students abused by US teacher

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:34:13 GMT
    A British private school says images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.
    A British private school said Thursday that images of between 50 and 60 of its students were found on the computer drive of an American suspected child predator who killed himself last month.
  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:26:36 GMT
    President Barack Obama is rejecting suggestions that an Asia-Pacific trade deal is in danger.
    When President Barack Obama arrives in South Korea on Friday, he will be thrust anew into the role of consoler in chief in a time of crisis, a responsibility he has become all too accustomed to in the United States.
  • Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Timbuktu's storied mausoleums to rise from ruins

    Thursday, April 24 2014 2:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 18:14:38 GMT
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as...
    Roofs are torn off, mud bricks are strewn about and walls barely rise from the desert dunes where Timbuktu's storied mausoleums once stood and are now in ruins. Islamic radicals swept in and tore them apart as totems...
  • Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Families of ferry's lost confront SKorea officials

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:54:27 GMT
    Students in the city hit hardest by the South Korean ferry disaster returned to classes Thursday, their school campus a tragic landscape of yellow ribbons, chrysanthemums and photos of classmates and teachers who...
    Angry relatives of some of the more than 120 people still missing from the sinking of the ferry Sewol surrounded the fisheries minister and the coast guard chief Thursday, preventing them from leaving the area where...
  • NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

    NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:44:43 GMT
    The National Rifle Association's annual meeting is bringing a renewed push for a law requiring all 50 states to recognize concealed carry gun permits from other states.
    With concealed weapons now legal in all 50 states, the National Rifle Association's focus at this week's annual meeting is less about enacting additional state protections than on making sure the permits already...
  • Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

    Martyrs, miracles and the stuff of making saints

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:34:55 GMT
    The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In...
    The Catholic Church makes saints to give the faithful role models. The process is cloaked in secrecy and open to criticism, given that it deals with science-defying miracles and notoriously politicized choices. In...
  • Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Bloodied shirt, unwashed fork: JPII relics abound

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:25:40 GMT
    Inside a chapel on the edges of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the...
    Inside a chapel on the edge of Rome, a nun uses a key to open a wooden wall panel, revealing a hidden niche. Behind glass and stitched loosely to supporting backing hangs a relic of holy suffering: the bullet-pocked,...
  • Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

    Measles off to a fast start, as cases trend up

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:25 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:25:27 GMT
    Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.
    Health officials are worried about recent U.S. measles outbreaks that so far have caused more illnesses than at the same point of any year since 1996.
  • 'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

    'Recovered' Banksy works on display ahead of sale

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:04:32 GMT
    Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million).
    Elusive street artist Banksy says he has nothing to do with an auction of several of his works taken from walls and valued at up to 1 million pounds ($1.68 million).
  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:04 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:04:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Associated Press 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...
    By The Associated Press Associated Press 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...
  • EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    EU, post-Soviet republics meet on partnership plan

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:15:02 GMT
    Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states are gathering in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.
    Amid Ukraine's deepening crisis, the presidents of post-Soviet republics and EU member states gathered Thursday in Prague to save a project to boost their ties.
  • Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:06:24 GMT
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those...
    Accusing Russia of failing to live up to its commitments, President Barack Obama warned Moscow on Thursday that the United States has another round of economic sanctions "teed up" - even as he acknowledged those penalties...
  • Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Arab-Israeli women break ground on pro soccer team

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:05:48 GMT
    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that sets the team apart from...
    When the Israeli women's soccer team Hapoel Petah Tikva lost a number of its players to Israel's national team ahead of World Cup qualifiers, founder Rafi Subra made a decision that set the team apart from many of...
  • Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    Kate shows off new royal style in Down Under tour

    Thursday, April 24 2014 8:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 12:45:47 GMT
    Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?
    Kate's dilemma: What to pack for a two-week trip, when your itinerary includes everything from state receptions and church services to toddler playdates and cricket games?
  • Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    Tape released of woman who pointed gun at Ford

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:45:30 GMT
    Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
    Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public.
  • 1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

    1 year after factory collapse, Bangladeshis suffer

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:54 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:54:58 GMT
    One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.
    One year after the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed in a pile of concrete slabs and twisted metal, Bangladeshi seamstress Shefali says she would rather starve to death than return to factory work.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Thursday, April 24 2014 6:05 AM EDT2014-04-24 10:05:11 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    Crusades fought, eBay bids sought for relics

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:15:13 GMT
    Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with,...
    Wars have been fought to obtain them. Medieval monks and modern-day bandits have pilfered them. Two millennia after the first Christian martyrs' blood stained Rome, the temptation of, and fascination with, religious...
  • Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines

    Thursday, April 24 2014 5:14 AM EDT2014-04-24 09:14:59 GMT
    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
    Despite recommended limits on codeine use in children, the potent painkiller is prescribed for children in at least half a million emergency room visits each year, a study suggests.
  • Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    Pineda says he'll learn from ejection for pine tar

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:45 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:45:37 GMT
    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
    The pine tar glistened on Michael Pineda's neck, improving his grip and inviting trouble.
  • Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Last year's deadbeats do best as stocks stall

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:57 GMT
    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
    Financial markets rarely stick to the script, and this year is no different.
  • Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Obama: US would defend Japan in islands dispute

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:24:52 GMT
    President Barack Obama is opening a four-country visit to the Asia-Pacific region in Japan, but the West's dispute with Russia over Ukraine is looming.
    Showing solidarity with Japan, President Barack Obama affirmed Thursday that the U.S. would be obligated to defend Tokyo in a confrontation with Beijing over a set of disputed islands, but urged all sides to resolve the...
  • Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

    Michael Phelps launches comeback in 100 butterfly

    Thursday, April 24 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 07:15:21 GMT
    Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.
    Returning to swimming after a 20-month retirement, Michael Phelps is easing back into the sport he once dominated by racing one of his best events.
  • Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up'

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:55 AM EDT2014-04-24 05:55:34 GMT
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
    Warning Russia that new economic sanctions are "teed up," President Barack Obama accused Moscow of failing to live up to an agreement last week to ease tensions in eastern Ukraine.
  • Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:34 AM EDT2014-04-24 04:34:34 GMT
    The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.
    The pine tar on Michael Pineda's neck was a stain for the New York Yankees.
  • Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Pineda tossed for pine tar; Red Sox beat Yanks 5-1

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 03:24:49 GMT
    Michael Pineda was ejected for using a foreign substance less than two weeks after appearing to get away with it in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat the New York Yankees 5-1 on Wednesday night.
    Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected for using pine tar less than two weeks after appearing to get away with using a foreign substance in another game against Boston, and the Red Sox beat New York 5-1 on Wednesday...
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    SKorea ferry toll hits 159 as relatives wait

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:14:58 GMT
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 150, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin...
    Divers made their way deeper Thursday into the submerged wreck of a ferry that sank more than a week ago as the death toll neared 160 and relatives of the more than 140 still missing pressed the government to finish the...
  • US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:35 GMT
    The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison.
    The Obama administration is encouraging many nonviolent federal prisoners to apply for early release - and expecting thousands to take up the offer. It's an effort to deal with high costs and overcrowding in prisons,...
  • 10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:31 GMT
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
    By The Associated Press Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:35:05 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance...
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:14:18 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:
  • Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Witness: Iraqi teens posed no threat before death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:55:37 GMT
    The two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago. But then-Staff Sgt. Michael Barbera took a knee,...
    Two unarmed Iraqi brothers posed no threat as they herded cattle in a palm grove where a U.S. Army reconnaissance team was hidden one day seven years ago, a former soldier said Wednesday at a preliminary hearing.
  • Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    Ohio women held captive seek Joan Rivers' apology

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:44:21 GMT
    Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
    Attorneys for two women held in a Cleveland home and abused for a decade say Joan Rivers should apologize for comparing living in her daughter's guest room with the captivity they experienced.
  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:54:19 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
  • Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Facebook 1Q results soar; CFO to step down

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:46:19 GMT
    Facebook's first-quarter earnings and revenue grew sharply, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
    Facebook's earnings nearly tripled and revenue grew sharply in the first quarter, surpassing Wall Street's expectations thanks to an 82 percent increase in advertising revenue.
  • Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:45:58 GMT
    The Supreme Court is taking up a dispute between broadcasters and an Internet startup company that has the potential to bring big changes to the television industry.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    Amid Russia warning, Ukraine is in a security bind

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:35:03 GMT
    Pro-Russian gunmen in eastern Ukraine say they are holding an American journalist captive.
    Russia's foreign minister warned Wednesday that attacks on Russian citizens or interests in Ukraine would bring a firm response and drew a comparison to the circumstances that opened the war with Georgia in 2008.
  • Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Gacy probe helps solve unrelated Chicago-area case

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:34 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:34:55 GMT
    Four decades after John Wayne Gacy lured more than 30 young men and boys to his Chicago-area home and strangled them, his case has helped authorities solve another killing - one he didn't commit.
    Ruth Rodriguez didn't want to believe her brother was one of more than 30 young men and boys John Wayne Gacy lured into his Chicago-area house and strangled, but she was willing to provide her DNA to find out.
  • Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Gun carry rights expanded in Ga. under new law

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:18 GMT
    Under a law just signed by Georgia's governor, people with a license can carry a gun into bars, some government buildings and places of worship if religious leaders say it's OK.
    Criticized by one group as the "guns everywhere" bill, Georgia took a big step Wednesday toward expanding where licensed carriers can take their weapons, with the governor signing a law that allows them in bars without...
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:36:06 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Boogeymen and shady deals define spin for Senate

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:46 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:46:07 GMT
    To hear party operatives describe the fight for the Senate, it's the boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian.
    The fight for the Senate majority boils down to boogeyman billionaires against the shifty septuagenarian - if party operatives' spin is to be believed.
  • Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Syrian activists accuse Assad of new gas attacks

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:24 GMT
    Syrian opposition activists and other witnesses tell The Associated Press that Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent months.
    Syrian government forces have attacked rebel-held areas with poisonous chlorine gas in recent weeks and months, leaving men, women and children coughing, choking and gasping for breath, according to Associated Press...
  • Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

    Jodie Foster weds artist Alexandra Hedison

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:01 GMT
    Jodie Foster is a married woman.
    Jodie Foster is a married woman.
  • Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Russian social media CEO quits, flees country

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:26:13 GMT
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have...
    The founder of Russia's leading social media network - a wunderkind often described as Russia's Mark Zuckerberg - has left his post as CEO and fled the country as cronies of President Vladimir Putin have made...
  • Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Bomb, shooting in Egypt kills 2 police officers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:14:44 GMT
    Egyptian security officials say a senior police officer has died after an explosive device placed under his car went off in a western Cairo suburb.
    A senior Egyptian police officer was killed by a bomb placed under his car in a western Cairo suburb Wednesday, the latest in a series of targeted attacks on police and the military as Islamic militant groups keep up a...
  • Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Creeping landslide devouring part of Wyoming town

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:04:52 GMT
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
    What's happening in this Wyoming resort town might be better described as a land creep than a landslide, but the lack of speed has not hindered the sheer power of the moving earth.
  • NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:04 GMT
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
    John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.
  • France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    France unveils plan to stop youths joining jihad

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:54:43 GMT
    French authorities are taking steps to crack down on the flow of young would-be jihadis embarking to fight in Syria's civil war.
    France wants to deter youths from joining the ranks of Islamist militants in Syria's civil war, and is planning a series of tough-love measures that answer the pleas of parents and seek to protect the nation from...
  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:44:40 GMT
    The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea.
    Dutch, British and Danish jets scrambled Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bombers approached their airspace over the North Sea.
  • AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    AP WAS THERE: Probable cause of AIDS found

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:26:14 GMT
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
    EDITOR'S NOTE: In 1981, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported the first cases of a rare pneumonia that had sickened five Los Angeles gay men. The AIDS epidemic had begun.
  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:01 GMT
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
  • Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:15 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:15:54 GMT
    The Senate's forthcoming report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
    The planned release of portions of the Senate report on the CIA's use of harsh interrogation techniques could add to the legal complications facing the long-delayed U.S. military tribunals of terrorist suspects at the...
  • Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    Shakespeare's Globe taking 'Hamlet' to 200 nations

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:50 GMT
    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.
    Four centuries after his death, William Shakespeare is probably Britain's best-known export, his words and characters famous around the world.
  • Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    Wellness programs grow more popular with employers

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:04:44 GMT
    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow...
    By TOM MURPHY and CATHERINE LUCEY Associated Press That little voice nagging you to put down the cake and lace up the running shoes is increasingly coming from your employer and is likely to grow louder...
  • Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

    Snowden installed as University of Glasgow rector

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:55:15 GMT
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.
    Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden has been installed as the official representative of students at the University of Glasgow.
  • Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

    Justin Bieber apologizes for Japan war shrine trip

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 14:14:50 GMT
    Justin Bieber has apologized to those he offended by visiting Japan's Yasukuni war shrine this week, saying he was misled to see it as only a place of prayer.
    Justin Bieber apologized Wednesday to those he offended by visiting a Japanese war shrine, saying he thought it was a beautiful site and only a place of prayer.
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:06 AM EDT2014-04-23 13:06:32 GMT
    Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday in an unprecedented walkout to honor 16 of their colleagues who were killed last week in the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on...
    Dozens of Sherpa guides packed up their tents and left Mount Everest's base camp Wednesday, after the deaths of 16 of their colleagues in an avalanche exposed an undercurrent of resentment by Sherpas over their pay,...
  • SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

    SKorean city full of grief prepares for more

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:24:35 GMT
    The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room...
    The altar of the memorial is a wall of white and yellow flowers and greens, surrounding photos of 47 students and teachers whose bodies have been identified after being recovered from the ferry Sewol. There is room for...
  • Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Material on Australian shore examined in jet hunt

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:41 GMT
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.
    Authorities say unidentified material that washed ashore in southwestern Australia is being examined for any link to the lost Malaysian plane.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:04:26 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    Captain who left doomed ferry had 40 years at sea

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:34 AM EDT2014-04-23 09:34:16 GMT
    A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. Yet there he was, captured in video on the day his ferry sank with hundreds trapped inside, being treated onshore after allegedly landing on one...
    A colleague calls Capt. Lee Joon-seok the nicest person on the ship. With more than 40 years' experience at sea, Lee could speak with eloquence about the romance and danger of a life spent on ships.
  • AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    AP PHOTOS: Syrians on treacherous trek to safety

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:44:49 GMT
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across...
    As the late-day sun slipped behind the mountains in front of them, a ragtag group of around a dozen Syrians desperate to flee their country's bloody civil war set off on their treacherous nighttime trek across the...
  • Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    Pujols 1st to hit HRs No. 499, 500 in same game

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:24:36 GMT
    Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
    Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:15 AM EDT2014-04-23 07:15:15 GMT
    Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday only a few miles from the farm where prosecutors say he orchestrated the 1993 killing of a couple whose cows he wanted to steal.
  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:44:34 GMT
    Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution.
    Missouri executed an inmate early Wednesday who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows.
  • Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Pope John XXIII launched Vatican II and then some

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:44 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:44:25 GMT
    On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to...
    On the night of Oct. 11, 1962, Pope John XXIII did something so natural that it's astonishing it was so revolutionary at the time. He came to the window of the Vatican's Apostolic Palace and spoke to thousands of...
  • Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Syrian rebels make last stand for Homs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:36 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:36:15 GMT
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of...
    Weakened Syrian rebels are making their last desperate stand in Homs, as forces loyal to President Bashar Assad launch their harshest assault yet to expel them from the central city, once known as the capital of the...
  • Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Some drama off-camera in Mideast conflict film

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:35 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:35:58 GMT
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren"...
    An American director's short film about an Israeli army raid in a Palestinian refugee camp ends with a surprise - literally involving a rabbit, though not one pulled from a hat. The story told in "The Warren" is meant...
  • Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

    Australia signals deeper search for Malaysian jet

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 06:24:37 GMT
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet on Monday, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its tires...
    Australia's prime minister said Wednesday that failure to find any clue in the most likely crash site of the missing Malaysia Airlines jet would not spell the end of the search, as officials planned to soon bring in...
  • Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Sherpas leave Everest; some expeditions nix climbs

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:25 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:25:09 GMT
    Nepalese authorities were meeting with Sherpa mountain guides Tuesday in an attempt to avert a climbing strike after the deadliest avalanche ever recorded on Mount Everest killed at least 13 of the guides.
    Sherpa guides were leaving Mount Everest's base camp on Wednesday as part of a walkout following the mountain's deadliest disaster, as some expedition companies announced that they were canceling their climbs this...
  • SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    SKorea ferry toll hits 146 as search gets tougher

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:24:54 GMT
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a...
    The grim work of recovering bodies from the submerged South Korea ferry proceeded rapidly Wednesday, with the official death toll reaching 146, though a government official said divers must now rip through cabin walls to...
  • Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Obama visit to Asia seen as counterweight to China

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:04 AM EDT2014-04-23 04:04:55 GMT
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia in coming days aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing...
    President Barack Obama's travels through Asia aim to reassure partners about the renewed U.S. commitment to the region, with an eye both to China's rising assertiveness and the fast-growing markets that are the...
  • Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:44:25 GMT
    Surveillance cameras at San Jose International Airport successfully captured the teenager on the tarmac, climbing up the landing gear of a jet. But in the end, the cameras failed because no one noticed the security...
    A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in what is supposed to be a highly secure area of San Jose International Airport before the flight...
  • 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 03:24:54 GMT
    The U.N.'s top humanitarian official in South Sudan says he saw "piles and piles" of bodies after rebels belonging to one ethnic group slaughtered members of other groups in a remote town.
    The townsfolk believed the mosque was safe. They crammed inside as rebel forces in South Sudan took control of the town from government troops. But it wasn't safe. Robbers grabbed their cash and mobile phones. Then...
  • Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Woman reunited with dog, TV snatched on 1st date

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:12 GMT
    A New Jersey woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
    A woman has been reunited with her Yorkshire Terrier and flat-screen TV that were snatched during her first date with a man she met online.
  • Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Miss America: Don't suspend teen over prom invite

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:08 GMT
    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a high school senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
    Miss America is asking a Pennsylvania school district to reconsider the punishment of a senior who asked her to prom during the question-and-answer portion of an assembly.
  • Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

    Mayor's menu filled up: 1 day, 24 restaurants

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:24:04 GMT
    The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.
    The mayor of a small town in the Philadelphia suburbs can offer a guarantee to his constituents: He won't be going to bed hungry.
  • 5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    5 former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders sue over pay

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:54:41 GMT
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to...
    Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders on Tuesday sued the team over a pay system they say had them working hundreds of hours for free at games and at mandatory public appearances at which they were subjected to groping...
  • Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Ukraine orders new military operation in the east

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:57 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is paying a visit to Ukraine's acting president in a high-level show of U.S. support for the embattled government.
    Ukraine's acting president ordered security forces to resume operations in the country's east on Tuesday after the bodies of two people allegedly abducted by pro-Russia insurgents were found and a military aircraft...
  • Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:58 GMT
    Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to...
    Since he took over Crimea, President Vladimir Putin has seen his popularity soar and his opposition fall silent. So when the U.S. vice president told Russia to defuse tensions in Ukraine, Putin had few reasons to listen.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    Court critical of Ohio law punishing campaign lies

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:34:28 GMT
    The Supreme Court is expressing serious doubts about the constitutionality of an Ohio law that bars people from making false statements about political candidates during a campaign.
    The Supreme Court appears to be highly skeptical of laws that try to police false statements during political campaigns, raising doubts about the viability of such laws in more than 15 states.
  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:54:41 GMT
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing...
  • Easter morning delivery for space station

    Easter morning delivery for space station

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:54:16 GMT
    Space station astronauts have received a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
    Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.
  • Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Navalny's conviction in Russia a chilling message

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:26 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:26:30 GMT
    Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption crusader Alexei Navalny has been found guilty in a libel case and fined $8,400 in a court ruling that left the door open for his subsequent jailing.
    A Moscow judge on Tuesday left open the possibility of jailing President Vladimir Putin's main critic for years, a sign of Putin's increasingly hard-line rule against opponents.
  • Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Armstrong coach Bruyneel banned for 10 years

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:25 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:25:57 GMT
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach Johan Bruyneel was banned for 10 years Tuesday for helping organize widespread doping by the former seven-time Tour de France...
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Lance Armstrong's longtime coach, Johan Bruyneel, was banned for 10 years on Tuesday for helping to organize massive doping on teams led by the disgraced cyclist.
  • David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    David Moyes out as Manchester United manager

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:44:36 GMT
    David Moyes was fired as Manchester United manager on Tuesday, paying the price for the club's spectacular and sudden decline in his 10 months in charge since replacing Alex Ferguson.
    It's some feat to turn one of the world's most storied and valuable sports brands into a mere also-ran in the space of 10 months.
  • Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Ukraine orders 'anti-terror' operation to resume

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:57 GMT
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in...
    Ukraine's acting president is ordering security forces to resume operations in the country's east, and the Defense Ministry says a military aircraft was struck by gunfire over one of the tensest cities in the region.
  • In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

    In Ukraine's east, mayor held hostage by insurgent

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:24:30 GMT
    When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent...
    When armed men seized the police station in this eastern Ukrainian city, mayor Nelya Shtepa declared she was on their side. She changed her story a few days later. Then she disappeared - the victim of an apparent abduction...
  • Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    Expert: Syria has dumped 86 pc of chemical weapons

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:14:02 GMT
    Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged with overseeing its removal.
    Syria's government has disposed of more than 86 percent of its total chemical weapons stockpile, according to the watchdog agency charged with overseeing its removal.
  • Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Novartis reshapes business with GSK, Lilly deals

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 16:14:09 GMT
    Drug maker Novartis says it has signed several multibillion-dollar deals with GlaxoSmithKline and Lilly that will affect some 15,000 of its employees.
    Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG launched a major overhaul of its business Tuesday, unveiling a series of multibillion-dollar deals with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline PLC and the U.S.'s Eli Lilly & Co. that...
  • Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Drones unearth more details about Chaco culture

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:55 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:55:22 GMT
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village...
    Recently published research describes how archaeologists outfitted a customized drone with a heat-sensing camera to unearth what they believe are ceremonial pits and other features at the site of an ancient village in New...
  • Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Fearing the Icefall: On Everest, dangers are clear

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 11:44 AM EDT2014-04-22 15:44:32 GMT
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Khumbu Icefall in 1921, insisting it...
    On Everest, everybody knows that the Khumbu Icefall is dangerous. They've known it for generations, since the first great Everest mountaineer, George Mallory, turned away from the Icefall in 1921, insisting it was...
  • A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

    A bipolar doctor probes the brain on 'Black Box'

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:53:49 GMT
    ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.
    ABC's brainy new medical drama "Black Box" does a neat trick: It dares viewers to imagine for themselves the cost-benefit ratio of addiction, and does it without taking a firm stand.
  • Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Grieving borrowers told to repay student loan

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:14:31 GMT
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
    Some student loan borrowers who had a parent or grandparent co-sign the note are finding that they must immediately pay the loan in full if the relative dies.
  • Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Profiles of some of SKorean ferry's dead, missing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 9:03 AM EDT2014-04-22 13:03:38 GMT
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.
    A bicycle, never ridden. A lipstick prank pulled off by old friends. Mother-daughter conversations that now burn in the memory, laden with regret.
  • 1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    1 year after bombs, Boston Marathon a celebration

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:53:23 GMT
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and...
    Unfinished business. Defiance. Hope, strength and resilience. They used different words but the meaning was the same for thousands of people who were stopped by twin bombings at last year's Boston Marathon and came...
  • 5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

    5 potential replacements for Moyes at Man United

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:14 AM EDT2014-04-22 11:14:46 GMT
    A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday:
    A look at five potential full-time replacements for David Moyes as Manchester United manager after his firing on Tuesday:
  • No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    No JPII fever in Poland as canonization nears

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:53 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:53:18 GMT
    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the...
    His death triggered a massive outpouring of grief in Poland. His beatification, an explosion of pride and jubilation. But days before John Paul II is to be declared a saint, many of his countrymen are greeting the landmark...
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • US weighs curbing deportations

    US weighs curbing deportations

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:34 AM EDT2014-04-22 07:34:33 GMT
    Immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (jay) Johnson.
    Tens of thousands of immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally but don't have serious criminal records could be shielded from deportation under a policy change being weighed by Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.
  • Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Fugitive in '81 Pennsylvania death nabbed in Texas

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 05:33:40 GMT
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
    A disabled 78-year-old church deacon living quietly in East Texas was arrested Monday by federal agents who said he committed a murder 33 years ago and 1,300 miles away.
  • Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    Death count in ferry sinking tops 100

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:33 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:33:18 GMT
    South Korean President Park Geun-hye said Monday that the captain and some crew members of the sunken ferry committed "unforgivable, murderous acts" in the disaster, which left more than 300 people dead or missing.
    One by one, coast guard officers carried the newly arrived bodies covered in white sheets from a boat to a tent on the dock of this island, the first step in identifying a sharply rising number of corpses from a South...
  • Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

    Mexico bids goodbye to 'Gabo,' famed adopted son

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-04-22 04:13:03 GMT
    Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel...
    Long into the night, the line of mourners stretched for nearly a mile, waiting their turn to file into Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts and bid farewell to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate...
  • Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Stowaway teen forces review of airport security

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-22 03:33:53 GMT
    Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen.
    A 15-year-old boy found his way onto an airport's tarmac and climbed into a jetliner's wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii - a misadventure that forced authorities to take a hard look at the...
  • Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

    Thousands line up to bid goodbye to Garcia Marquez

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:44:35 GMT
    The ashes of Gabriel Garcia Marquez arrived Monday at Mexico City's majestic Palace of Fine Arts to several minutes of thunderous applause from admirers paying tribute to the Colombian Nobel laureate,...
    With two heads of state and thousands of tearful admirers, Mexico bid farewell on Monday to Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the Colombian Nobel laureate considered one of the greatest Spanish-language authors of all time.
  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    Monday, April 21 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-22 01:02:57 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:
  • Woodson, Corbin fired: Adelman decides to retire

    Woodson, Corbin fired: Adelman decides to retire

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:32:56 GMT
    By The Associated Press Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his.
    By The Associated Press Mike Woodson and Tyrone Corbin lost their jobs, and Rick Adelman decided it was time to walk away from his.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:24:47 GMT
    A shooting inside a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday left at least one person injured, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said.
    Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
  • US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    US: Russia has 'days, not weeks' to follow accord

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:13:28 GMT
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of...
    Russia has "days, not weeks" to abide by an international accord aimed at stemming the crisis in Ukraine, the top U.S. diplomat in Kiev warned Monday as Vice President Joe Biden launched a high-profile show of support for...
  • MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    MARATHON WATCH: Silence, then exultation in Boston

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:53:34 GMT
    By The Associated Press Thousands of runners are gathering at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, one year after a pair of homemade pressure-cooker bombs killed three people...
    By The Associated Press A look at the 118th running of the Boston Marathon. For further updates, visit http://bigstory.ap.org.
  • US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    US: Pictures indicate Russian troops in Ukraine

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:34:03 GMT
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.
    The State Department has released images of soldiers in eastern Ukraine that it says are Russian forces, showing militants wearing similar uniforms and brandishing Russian weapons.
  • Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Yemen says strikes on al-Qaida base kill 55

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 21:03:25 GMT
    Yemeni security officials and tribal chiefs say that a suspected U.S. drone strike has killed several al-Qaida militants in the country's south, including a local militant commander.
    Yemeni forces, reportedly backed by U.S. drone strikes, hit al-Qaida militants for a second straight day Monday in what Yemen officials said was an assault on a major base of the terror group hidden in the remote southern...
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:54:02 GMT
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
  • Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 19:33:56 GMT
    Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Ukraine to meet with leaders of the turbulent country.
    Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as...
  • Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Supreme Court considers juice label dispute

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:54:13 GMT
    The Supreme Court seems likely to rule that juice maker Pom Wonderful can bring false advertising claims against the Coca-Cola Co. over a competing juice product.
    Count Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy among consumers who feel misled by a beverage called "Pomegranate Blueberry Flavored Blend of 5 Juices."
  • Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Syria elections set for June 3 amid civil war

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:34:01 GMT
    Syria's state-run media say a pair of mortar shells hit near the parliament building in central Damascus, killing five people.
    Syria called a presidential election for June 3, aiming to give President Bashar Assad a veneer of electoral legitimacy in the midst of a civil war that has killed more than 150,000 people and driven a third of the...
  • Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    Michelle Obama: 'splurging is the key to life'

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:55 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:55:15 GMT
    Michelle Obama says "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
    Michelle Obama said "splurging is the key to life" if you regularly eat right and stay active. Her biggest guilty pleasure: French fries.
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:08 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:38 GMT
    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults.
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
  • Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

    Kenya's Rita Jeptoo wins Boston Marathon again

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:44 GMT
    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
    Rita Jeptoo of Kenya successfully defended the Boston Marathon title she said she could not enjoy a year ago after the fatal bombings.
  • NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    NY court: US must release targeted killings memo

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-04-21 16:23:53 GMT
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and...
    The U.S. government must publicly disclose in redacted form secret papers describing its legal justification for using drones to kill citizens suspected of terrorism overseas, because President Barack Obama and senior...
  • John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    John Paul's legacy stained by sex abuse scandal

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:14 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:14:16 GMT
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button...
    Pope John Paul II is rightly credited with having helped bring down communism, of inspiring a new generation of Catholics with a globe-trotting papacy and of explaining church teaching on a range of hot-button issues as...
  • Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

    Monday, April 21 2014 11:03 AM EDT2014-04-21 15:03:22 GMT
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the...
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has spent a record 14 years in office vanquishing nearly all who dared confront him: political rivals, moms against mandatory vaccines for sixth graders, a coyote in the wrong place at the wrong time.
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest avalanche

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:56 GMT
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
    Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal's ethnic Sherpa community.
  • Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Why are Americans obsessed with missing plane?

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 14:35:30 GMT
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of...
    From the disappearances of aviator Amelia Earhart to labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa, there's just something about a good mystery that Americans find too tantalizing to resist. Perhaps that's why the saga of missing...
  • High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:34:01 GMT
    Thirty years ago, big media companies failed to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings.
    Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their...
  • Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Japan PM sends offering to war shrine

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 11:23:49 GMT
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a religious offering Monday to a Tokyo shrine that honors the dead, including executed war criminals - long a source of tension with Japan's neighbors China and South Korea.
  • Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Troubled history fuels Japan-China tension

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:43:50 GMT
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
    Strolling through China's sprawling memorial to a 1937 massacre by Japanese troops, a 64-year-old retired teacher said the incident remains an open wound.
  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    10 Things to Know for Today

    Monday, April 21 2014 5:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 09:43:44 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
  • White House updating online privacy policy

    White House updating online privacy policy

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:36 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:36:12 GMT
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile...
    By MARTHA MENDOZA AP National Writer A new Obama administration privacy policy released Friday explains how the government will gather the user data of online visitors to WhiteHouse.gov, mobile apps and...
  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Monday, April 21 2014 3:35 AM EDT2014-04-21 07:35:30 GMT
    Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year.
    A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.
  • 16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:43 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:43:24 GMT
    FBI officials say a 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a...
    A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen,...
  • Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:33 AM EDT2014-04-21 06:33:22 GMT
    Survivors of Mount Everest's deadliest avalanche recalled scenes of panic and chaos, describing Sunday how they dug through snow with their hands and ice axes in hopes of finding their friends alive.
    Sherpa guides on Mount Everest are considering a climbing boycott after the deadliest avalanche in the mountain's history, a move that could seriously disrupt the rest of the climbing season, a mountaineering official...
  • Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Cuba home woes endure despite real-estate reform

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:44 AM EDT2014-04-21 05:44:04 GMT
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.
    The residents of 308 Oquendo Street were jolted awake in the middle of the night by violent shaking and a noise that they likened to a freight train, or an exploding bomb.
  • Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Grim work for families as more bodies discovered

    Monday, April 21 2014 12:23 AM EDT2014-04-21 04:23:20 GMT
    The confirmed death toll from South Korea's ferry disaster rose past 50 on Sunday as divers finally found a way inside the sunken vessel, quickly discovering more than a dozen bodies in what almost certainly is...
    There are no names listed as relatives huddle around white signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry - just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl...
  • Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Prosecutor says 4 ferry crewmembers detained

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:34:13 GMT
    A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
    A South Korean prosecutor says four more crewmembers from a sunken ferry have been detained on allegations of failing to protect passengers.
  • Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

    Sunday, April 20 2014 11:13 PM EDT2014-04-21 03:13:25 GMT
    The 4/20 stoner holiday is going mainstream in Colorado.
    Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-underground celebration that stepped into the...
  • Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Malaysia, Flight 370 relatives talk financial help

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:33 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:33:11 GMT
    A Malaysian official met Sunday with relatives of passengers who were aboard the missing jetliner and discussed ways of providing them with financial assistance, as an unmanned submarine continued to search for any...
    As the search continued off the coast of Australia for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the airline announced another plane bound for India was forced to make an emergency landing early Monday after one of its tires...
  • Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Prizefighter Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter dies at 76

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:04:00 GMT
    Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.
    By GREG BEACHAM AP Sports Writer Rubin "Hurricane" Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many...
  • 10 Things to Know for Monday

    10 Things to Know for Monday

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:03 PM EDT2014-04-21 01:03:36 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
    By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:
  • Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Documents detail another delayed GM recall

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:33:19 GMT
    Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.
    General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and more than 30,000 warranty repair claims, according to government documents...
  • On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

    Sunday, April 20 2014 7:23 PM EDT2014-04-20 23:23:12 GMT
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
    In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston.
  • Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    Duncan scores 27 points, Spurs beat Mavs 90-85

    Sunday, April 20 2014 5:43 PM EDT2014-04-20 21:43:27 GMT
    Tim Duncan scored 27 points, and the San Antonio Spurs held the Dallas Mavericks to one field goal in the final seven minutes to rally for a 90-85 victory Sunday in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.
    The Spurs rode the wide shoulders of Tim Duncan to victory.
  • Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

    Police: Man pelted woman at egg decorating party

    Sunday, April 20 2014 4:42 PM EDT2014-04-20 20:42:49 GMT
    Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
    Pittsburgh police say a man threw hardboiled eggs at his girlfriend during an Easter egg decorating party, then tried to attack police.
  • Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Insurgents kill at least 11 Algerian soldiers

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:33 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:33:06 GMT
    Algerian police and military officials said Islamist insurgents ambushed a military bus, killing at least 10 soldiers in the central Kabylie mountains.
    Islamist insurgents ambushed an Algerian military convoy in a mountainous region, killing 11 soldiers and wounding five others, the Defense Ministry said Sunday.
  • AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    AP Photos: Christians seek hope in Easter events

    Sunday, April 20 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 19:13:32 GMT
    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the...
    By The Associated Press From the splendor of the Vatican to some of the world's most troubled regions, Christians worldwide sought hope Sunday in their religion's holiest event - the crucifixion...
  • Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:13:59 GMT
    A study paid for by the federal government says biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term.
    Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil...
  • Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Ukraine, Russia trade blame for shootout in east

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:59 GMT
    The Ukrainian and Russian governments are reporting a shootout at a checkpoint set up by pro-Russian insurgents in eastern Ukraine that has left one person dead and others hospitalized with gunshot wounds.
    Within hours of an Easter morning shootout at a checkpoint manned by pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine, Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement blaming militant Ukrainian nationalists and Russian state...
  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
  • Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    Dealer wanted in US for art fraud nabbed in Spain

    Sunday, April 20 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-04-20 16:13:02 GMT
    Spanish officials say a businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain.
    A Spanish businessman suspected of having dealt in millions of dollars of fake art has been arrested during Easter festivities in southern Spain, officials said Sunday.
  • 4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    4 French journalists home after long Syrian ordeal

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:53 AM EDT2014-04-20 14:53:30 GMT
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria have returned home to France.
    Four French journalists kidnapped and held for 10 months in Syria returned home Sunday to joyful families, a presidential welcome and questions about how France managed to obtain their freedom from Islamic extremists.
  • Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Mixed feelings for Garcia Marquez in hometown

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:42 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:42:45 GMT
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in his twisting, impassioned novels.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez and his homeland had a relationship as conflicted as any in the Nobel laureate's twisting and impassioned novels.
  • Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Pope Francis, huge crowd joyously celebrate Easter

    Sunday, April 20 2014 9:33 AM EDT2014-04-20 13:33:00 GMT
    Pope Francis is celebrating Christianity's most joyous day, Easter Sunday, under sunny skies in St. Peter's Square.
    Marking Christianity's most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the...
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