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  • Statins may lead some patients to pig out: Study

    5 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Ten years of U.S. data suggest cholesterol-lowering statins are giving patients a license to pig out. Calorie and fat intake increased among statin users during the decade — an indication that many patients might be abandoning heart-healthy ...

  • 'Zero Motivation,' 'Point and Shoot' top Tribeca

    5 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A film about a self-documenting man amid the Libyan revolution and a dark comedy about female Israeli soldiers have taken top honors at the Tribeca Film Festival. Awards handed out Thursday at the New York festival ...

  • AP Top News At 8 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Gunman kills 3 Americans at Kabul hospital Ukraine moves against insurgents in the east Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians Major oil and gas firm to list fracking chemicals AP sources: Work to ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 8 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 Americans, wounds another Ukraine launches operation against insurgents in the east; Russia ramps up military exercises Tiny Pacific nation sues world's 9 nuclear-armed powers, demanding disarmament action FDA takes light ...

  • South Korea ferry disaster may cloud Obama visit

    6 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — 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 ...

  • Defense contractor accused of selling phony parts

    6 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A new indictment accuses a Coos Bay, Ore., defense contractor of defrauding the military of $10.5 million by supplying phony truck and helicopter parts. The indictment was filed last week in U.S. District Court in Portland ...

  • Ben Martin surges to Zurich Classic lead

    6 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) AVONDALE, La. (AP) — Ben Martin treated a tiny gallery to a course-record round, shooting a 10-under 62 on Thursday in the first round of the Zurich Classic. Martin's 10th birdie was his most spectacular shot in a round full ...

  • Attorneys give arguments in Coast Guard killings

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Prosecutors say a 62-year-old man accused of a double homicide at a Coast Guard communications station is the only possible killer in a circumstantial case, countering defense arguments that the government hasn't proven guilt beyond a ...

  • Fire Department: At least 13 injured in Southern California school bus crash

    6 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Fire Department: At least 13 injured in Southern California school bus crash.

  • Several injuries in California school bus crash

    6 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say several children and their bus driver are injured in a school bus crash in Southern California. The Anaheim Fire Department says several patients were being taken to hospitals with varying degrees of injuries after ...

  • Rabbit heads left in 2 sisters' mailboxes

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WESTFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Westfield police are investigating after severed rabbit heads were found this week in two mailboxes in this western Massachusetts town. The Westfield News ( ) reports that a man called police Monday evening to report that ...

  • Criminal probe into NYC heiress' life is over

    7 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — During a years-long court fight over an idiosyncratic copper heiress' $300 million estate, a New York criminal investigation quietly examined how she and her finances were being looked after, though no one was ever charged. The ...

  • Pineda not only pitcher in majors to try pine tar

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda is hardly the first major leaguer to use pine tar to aid his grip. And he won't be the last, those in baseball say, because it's simply part of the game. He just got caught. What ...

  • Paul McCartney to play at Candlestick concert

    7 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pop legend Paul McCartney is set to return to Candlestick Park to offer a swan song to the San Francisco 49ers' former stadium. McCartney's website posted a statement Thursday confirming that the former Beatle will perform ...

  • Kosar believes he's off TV for slurred speech

    7 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Former Browns quarterback Bernie Kosar believes he has been unfairly sacked as a TV broadcaster. Kosar has been removed as a color commentator for Cleveland's preseason games by the team. The Browns said Wednesday night he was ...

  • Netflix joining line-up of 3 US cable-TV services

    7 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix's Internet video service is about to join the programming line-up of three small cable-TV providers in the U.S. The agreements with Atlantic Broadband, RCN and Grande Communications gives Netflix's subscription service a channel on the ...

  • Seattle stymied in efforts to raise minimum wage

    7 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Mayor Ed Murray says business and labor interests have not been able to reach an agreement on raising Seattle's minimum wage. The mayor's office had scheduled a news conference Thursday to announce his proposal for raising the ...

  • Silver: Premature to say union will opt out of CBA

    7 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he has "no expectation" that players will opt out of the collective bargaining agreement in 2017, potentially leading to another lockout. The 10-year deal that the league and players agreed to ...

  • Amid Nevada fight, Texas in its own land dispute

    7 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top Texas leaders are accusing the federal government of trying to seize property they say belongs to local cattle ranchers, a dispute that involves the same agency currently embroiled in an armed standoff over land in ...

  • Kerry warns Russia of expensive new sanctions

    7 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry is accusing Russia of failing to live up to commitments it made to ease the crisis in Ukraine. In unusually blunt language, Kerry said Thursday that unless Moscow takes immediate steps to ...

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