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  • Graham: Remark about helping white men was joke

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham's campaign says a remark he made at a private dinner about only helping white men if he became president was a joke taken out of context. In 20 seconds of clips from ...

  • Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

    11 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate. One is Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who generally "caucuses" — or cooperates — with ...

  • Norway to send training troops to Iraq

    14 minutes ago

    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Norway's prime minister says her country will send 120 soldiers this year to join the international campaign against Islamic State militants in Iraq and help train local troops there. Another 75 Norwegian soldiers will go to Afghanistan ...

  • John Denver bust missing after heavy-metal ball

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A Denver radio station that sponsored a heavy-metal Halloween ball is pleading for the return of a bust of John Denver that went missing during the party. Someone at KBPI-FM's Saints and Sinners ball Tuesday night pried ...

  • Spokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Spokesman: Burkina Faso president declares state of emergency after violent protests.

  • Man charged in attack that killed trooper's son

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors in Oklahoma have charged a 21-year-old man with first-degree murder in the killing of a man who was nearly decapitated. Isaiah Marin of Stillwater was charged Thursday in the attack that killed 19-year-old Jacob Andrew ...

  • First lady launches 2 graduation video contests

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — High school and college students are competing for Michelle Obama to come to their schools to share her wisdom as they move on to higher education and adulthood. The first lady announced on Thursday two graduation video ...

  • Couple sent to trial in son's starvation death

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania couple has been ordered to stand trial on criminal homicide charges in the starvation death of their 9-year-old son. A Dauphin County judge announced the decision after a two-hour preliminary hearing Thursday at the ...

  • NFL seeks to dismiss ex-players' painkillers suit

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The National Football League has asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by former players who allege team officials gave them powerful painkillers and other drugs to keep them on the field without regard ...

  • New UN envoy on Syria briefs Security Council

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The outspoken new U.N. envoy on Syria said Thursday he is pursuing an "action plan" that involves freezing the conflict in certain areas, possibly starting with Aleppo, to allow for humanitarian aid and local steps of ...

  • Ohio man detained in North Korea gets job back

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio city has agreed to rehire an American arrested and detained in North Korea for nearly six months while criticizing his decision to travel there. The city of Moraine in suburban Dayton agreed to give ...

  • Hernandez lawyers argue for murder trial move

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A lawyer for former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez has urged a judge to move Hernandez's trial in the killing of a semi-professional football player to a different Massachusetts county. Hernandez is charged in ...

  • Bratton: No credible threats against NYC Marathon

    35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police Commissioner William Bratton says there are no credible threats against Sunday's New York City Marathon. This is the second time the race has been run since the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon. Security was ...

  • Vatican: Tourists harming Sistine Chapel frescoes

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican says the Sistine Chapel's precious frescoes are starting to turn white from the air pollution caused by so many visitors passing through each day. Officials first noticed the whitening patina in 2010 and immediately ...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 3.98 percent

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) Average U.S. mortgage rates halted their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year: Current avg. Last week ...

  • UC Santa Barbara receives $65M from Munger

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A physics institute at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has received a $65 million donation — the largest single gift in the university's history. The Los Angeles Times reports Thursday ( ) that the ...

  • Lawyer: Bar Curtis from questioning abused girls

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer representing four current and former Lakewood High School girls who have sued ex-Detroit Tigers player Chad Curtis for sexually abusing them has asked a judge to bar Curtis from questioning them. Curtis seeks ...

  • Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A 29-year-old terminally ill woman who expects to take her life under Oregon's death-with-dignity law has released a new video, saying she's feeling better and might postpone the day she had planned to die. Brittany Maynard ...

  • 9 Niger security forces killed in militant attacks

    43 minutes ago

    (AP) NIAMEY, Niger (AP) — Niger's military says nine security forces have been killed in three simultaneous attacks in the country near the border with Mali. Col. Laudru Moustapha said in a statement that the militants attacked a prison, a refugee ...

  • Victim family members speak in Jodi Arias trial

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Family members of the man murdered by Jodi Arias tearfully told a jury how they are still traumatized by his killing. Siblings of Travis Alexander on Thursday spoke to the jury that is deciding whether the 34-year-old ...

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