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  • NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case

    12 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man killed after being mistaken for a mobster with the same name — thanks to information the killers gleaned from two former ...

  • San Francisco police detain man in human remains case

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco police detectives have detained a man shown in photos released by police earlier in the day in the case of human remains found inside a suitcase. San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1Dpchju) Police Chief Greg ...

  • Today in History

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Saturday, Jan. 31, the 31st day of 2015. There are 334 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 31, 1865, the U.S. House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing the 13th Amendment to ...

  • Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman

    4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 9:41 p.m. EST

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979 Rap music mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested in fatal hit-and-run A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles Balloon ...

  • Air Force instructor gets 20 years in prison for rapes

    4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A military jury has sentenced a U.S. Air Force instructor to 20 years in prison for raping two women, including a recruit he was training two decades ago at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. ...

  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    5 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five ...

  • Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer

    5 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night. But ...

  • Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee

    5 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake ...

  • City will pay $3.9M in 2012 NY police shooting of Bronx teen

    5 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $3.9 million to the family of a black Bronx teenager who was shot to death by a white police officer in 2012. A New York Law Department spokesman called ...

  • Balloon crew makes history crossing Pacific Ocean

    8 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A pair of American and Russian pilots has traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon than anyone in history, trying to eliminate any remaining debate over a century of records in long-distance ballooning. The Two ...

  • AP Top Health News At 8:13 p.m. EST

    6 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Milk does a body good? A look at the science Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids More measles cases found in California Flu hospitalizations of elderly hit record high, CDC ...

  • Treasurer McCord to plead guilty in campaign finance case

    6 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's state treasurer has resigned and plans to plead guilty to federal charges accusing him of using his office to threaten potential campaign donors during his failed gubernatorial primary race last year. Democrat Rob McCord apologized ...

  • Venezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo

    6 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections. Earlier this week, a promo ran ...

  • Amended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims by his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases. Tamir Rice had a pellet gun when police responded ...

  • Wisconsin team works to defend snow sculpting championship

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin snow sculpting team that won the last two national championships is trying to defend its trophy in Lake Geneva. The U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship began Wednesday, with judging set for Saturday along ...

  • Ow, ow, owl: Birders ID culprit in Salem jogger attacks

    7 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The bird attacking joggers in a Salem city park has been identified as a barred owl, a species the federal government is spending millions to kill in Northwest forests. One runner reported Jan. 13 that he ...

  • Brandeis University president to step down, take job at Yale

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down at the end of the current school year and take a job at Yale. Lawrence made the announcement Friday. He said in a letter to the university community ...

  • Judge to rule on motion to end veterans parade crash trial

    7 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A Midland judge says he will rule next week on a motion from Union Pacific Railroad to end the civil trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck ...

  • NYC pharmacist who tried to make ricin sentenced to prison

    7 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City pharmacist who admitted to trying to make weapons-grade ricin and other legal toxins has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Jordan Gonzalez was arrested on drug-related charges in 2013. He ...

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