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  • Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) They each turned a moment of violence into a call to action. For James Brady, that moment came when he was shot and wounded by a would-be presidential assassin. For Chung Eun-yong, it was the killings of his two children ...

  • Referendum sought in Italy about use of the euro

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — An opposition party in Italy is conducting a petition drive for a referendum that would ask citizens if they want to keep the euro as the country's currency. The 5-Star Movement, led by comic Beppe Grillo, would ...

  • AP Top News At 12:37 p.m. EST

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) Sony cyberattack may be costliest ever Sony film took aim at North Korea's biggest taboo Obama reignites political debate over Cuba Exiles divided on plans to thaw US-Cuba relations 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos AP ...

  • FACT CHECK: Putin on the ruble collapse, Ukraine

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — A fact-checking look at some of Russian President Vladimir Putin's statements on the ruble collapse and the Ukrainian crisis from his annual news conference Thursday: ___ ON THE RUSSIAN ECONOMY: PUTIN: "We will rely on these reserves. ...

  • University of Iowa defends suing worker's transfer

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — University of Iowa officials are defending their decision to reassign an employee who is suing over claims that she suffered employment discrimination because of her conservative views. The university transferred Teresa Wagner, a Republican, from ...

  • 2 defendants in meningitis outbreak base seek bail

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Two Massachusetts men charged with second-degree murder under federal racketeering law for their roles in a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak are seeking to be released on bail. Barry Cadden, co-founder of the now-shuttered New England Compounding Center ...

  • Judge appoints board to sort out polygamous homes

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah judge has finally appointed a board of trustees to sort out the redistribution of more than 700 homes in a polygamous community on the Utah-Arizona border where Warren Jeffs' sect is based. The ...

  • Alabama court: Running death case to continue

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An appeals court is refusing to dismiss a capital murder charge against an Alabama woman jailed in the running death of her 9-year-old granddaughter. The Alabama Court of Criminal Appeals rejected a challenge by Joyce Garrard. ...

  • Report: Radiation leak at nuclear dump was small

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — A final report by independent researchers shows the radiation leak from the federal government's underground nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico was small and localized. The report released Thursday by the Carlsbad Environmental Monitoring and ...

  • US-Cuba rapprochement complicates LatAm politics

    3 hours ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The renewing of ties between Cuba and the United States complicates matters for Havana's chief ally, Venezuela, which has been moving in the opposite direction, becoming more stridently anti-American. While Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and leaders ...

  • Va. lawmaker who spends nights in jail resigns

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia state lawmaker who is working as a legislator and lawyer by day and returning to a jail cell at night said Thursday he is resigning but plans to run in a special election for ...

  • Correction: Exchange Student Shot story

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about a Montana man convicted in the shooting death of a German teenager, The Associated Press reported erroneously the position of George Zimmerman, acquitted in the death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman ...

  • FIFA meets amid crisis over Garcia's resignation

    3 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) — Amid another crisis at FIFA, President Sepp Blatter and his executive committee opened a two-day meeting Thursday to discuss the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia and whether to publish his confidential World Cup report. ...

  • Death penalty sought in Jewish site shootings

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prosecutor will seek the death penalty for a white supremacist from Missouri who is charged with killing three people at two Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City. Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe announced ...

  • Little-known coach has Memphis off to record start

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Memphis coach Dave Joerger is constantly thinking of new plays for his Grizzlies or tweaking something he saw another team that might benefit his squad. He just needs a better way of remembering that nugget of ...

  • Merck buys Swiss biotech with promising cancer drug

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) KENILWORTH, N.J. (AP) — Drugmaker Merck says it's bought a Swiss biotech company developing cancer drugs as part of its strategy to be a top player in cancer, one of the hottest pharmaceutical research areas. Merck & Co., based in ...

  • UN OKs measures targeting North Korea, Iran, Syria

    3 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly has approved resolutions criticizing the human rights situations of North Korea, Iran and Syria. North Korea has been outraged by the resolution that urges the U.N. Security Council to refer the country's ...

  • Piper Perabo is a world traveler thanks to 'Covert Affairs'

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — On TV's "Covert Affairs," Piper Perabo plays a field agent with the CIA. And in real life, she's traveling around the globe with the show, thanks to location shoots. The series, which airs its fifth season ...

  • Byron Pitts replacing Dan Abrams as ABC 'Nightline' anchor

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — ABC News says Byron Pitts is taking over for Dan Abrams as a co-anchor of "Nightline." Pitts, the network's chief national correspondent, will replace Abrams after Thursday's edition of the late-night news program. He joins Dan ...

  • Apple CEO donating to gay rights campaign in South

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Apple chief executive Tim Cook, the first openly gay CEO of a Fortune 1,000 company, is donating money to help fund a gay rights initiative in his native Alabama and two other Southern states, organizers said ...

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