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  • 9 indicted in kidnapping of NC prosecutor's father

    1 hour, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a group of kidnappers thought they were abducting an assistant district attorney when they pulled up to a North Carolina house earlier this month. But they had the wrong address and the prosecutor's father ...

  • AP Top Health News At 3:06 a.m. EDT

    17 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans Kids get codeine in ER despite risks, guidelines Saudi health minister sacked amid virus deaths Navy OKs changes for submariners' sleep ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:04 a.m. EDT

    13 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Report on CIA interrogations shadows Gitmo trials Internet TV case: Justices skeptical, concerned At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says US clears Egypt for some military assistance Miami youth group helped 'Cuban ...

  • AP Top Science News At 2:52 a.m. EDT

    15 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches Poll: Big Bang a big question for most Americans Former Iron Curtain still barrier for deer Correction: Biofuels-Global Warming story Sub records detailed ...

  • Missouri executes inmate for 1993 farm slaying

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri has executed an inmate convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993 as part of a plot to steal their cows. William Rousan mouthed words to his brother-in-law and a minister he invited to ...

  • Federal judge to hear Oregon gay marriage case

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A federal judge in Oregon is ready to hear arguments about the state's voter-approved prohibition of same-sex marriage, but no one will be in court to support it. Four gay and lesbian couples have filed suit ...

  • California bill reignites affirmative action fight

    4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 20 years after California became the first state to ban the use of race and ethnicity in college admissions, a proposal that could reinstate such affirmative action has sparked a backlash that forged a new ...

  • Missouri executes inmate William Rousan, who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — Missouri executes inmate William Rousan, who was convicted of killing a farming couple in 1993.

  • AP Top News At 11:20 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says Analysis: Putin likely to ignore West on Ukraine 10 Things to Know for Wednesday 'Piles and piles' of bodies in S. Sudan slaughter At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors Ukraine orders ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 11:16 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Blow to affirmative action: Supreme Court OK's voter-approved ban for Michigan universities Analysis: Putin has few reasons to heed West's calls to defuse crisis in Ukraine 10 Things to Know for Wednesday 'Piles and piles' of bodies after South Sudan ...

  • Rwanda's Kagame: Lessons learned from genocide

    8 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Rwanda President Paul Kagame tells a U.S. audience that the horrific slaughter of more than 800,000 people in his country two decades ago has taught people in the small East African nation that they "must ultimately ...

  • Officer shot during undercover buy in New Jersey

    8 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) GARFIELD, N.J. (AP) — An undercover drug buy ended in gunfire in a shopping center parking lot on Tuesday, leaving a police officer wounded and two suspects in custody and another hospitalized. The undercover officer was posing as a prospective ...

  • NYPD's Twitter request for photos backfires

    8 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A request by the New York City Police Department has backfired — in a very public way. Its request that Twitter users share pictures of them posing with police officers has caused people to start sending ...

  • Judge rejects mistrial request in Minnesota case

    8 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A judge has rejected a defense request for a mistrial in the case of a Minnesota homeowner who shot and killed two teenagers who broke into his home. The St. Cloud Times reports (http://on.sctimes.com/1mByRk9 ) ...

  • Missouri man facing execution denied clemency

    9 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon has declined a Missouri death row inmate's clemency request, hours before the inmate's scheduled execution. Nixon said in a statement Tuesday evening that he thinks 57-year-old William Rousan's death sentence is appropriate. ...

  • Man seeks to hide 'murder' tattoo before trial

    9 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man charged with first-degree murder is afraid the tattooed mirror-image letters spelling out the word "murder" across his neck might prejudice a jury, so he is asking for a professional tattoo artist to ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 8:06 p.m. EDT

    9 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) FBI investigates suspected serial child molester IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes Jet stowaway undetected for hours before departure Indictment: Prosecutor targeted in kidnapping plot Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches Frank Lloyd Wright tower ...

  • Feds: New laws, oversight needed after Texas blast

    9 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST, Texas (AP) — Federal investigators and experts say Texas and federal agencies have a long way to go to prevent another disaster like the catastrophic fertilizer plant blast that killed 15 people a year ago. The U.S. Chemical Safety ...

  • Albuquerque police officer fatally shoots woman

    9 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A 19-year-old woman suspected of stealing a truck was shot and killed during a chase with Albuquerque police, making her the third person in five weeks to be killed by officers and the first since the ...

  • NC House speaker tested in first Senate debate

    10 hours ago

    (AP) DAVIDSON, N.C. (AP) — A rival to North Carolina's Republican Senate primary front runner is picking at Thom Tillis' legislative record in the primary's first head-to-head encounter on live TV. The state House speaker and three other leading candidates held ...

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