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  • NJ fire burns 300 acres; some let back into homes

    7 minutes ago

    (AP) A large brush fire had burned more than 300 acres in central New Jersey, yet some residents are being allowed back into their homes after earlier evacuations. Police in Berkeley Township say the fire is 30 percent contained, but that ...

  • Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge struck down the state's new voter ID law on Thursday, saying it violates the state constitution by adding a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. Pulaski County Circuit Judge ...

  • Miss. probing death of infant whose parents fled

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say it could be weeks before they know what caused the death of 7-month-old Alyssa Harris, whose parents fled to Georgia after the grandfather called emergency workers to try to help the unresponsive baby. ...

  • Federal jury finds ex-Hawaii soldier guilty of murder in beating death of 5-year-old daughter

    1 hour ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Federal jury finds ex-Hawaii soldier guilty of murder in beating death of 5-year-old daughter.

  • AP Top U.S. News At 5:20 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Chicago doctor among those killed in Afghanistan Oregon panel recommends moving to federal exchange After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths Nevada rancher condemned for racist remarks 9/11 museum film ...

  • Christie says he would have stopped lane closings

    1 hour, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BRICK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he would have stopped aides from blocking lanes to the George Washington Bridge last fall if he had known about the plan in advance, saying outright what he has ...

  • Woman gets prison time in Ohio forced-labor case

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman accused of using ice cream to lure a mentally disabled woman and her child to captivity in a forced-labor case has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison. A federal judge on ...

  • Verdict reached in Hawaii death penalty trial

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A jury has reached a verdict in the case of a former Hawaii-based soldier accused of killing his 5-year-old daughter. Naeem Williams could face the death penalty if convicted in the federal murder trial, even though Hawaii ...

  • Man gets life in prison in retirement home deaths

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A 67-year-old grandfather was sentenced Thursday to life in prison with no chance of parole in the killing of two women at a Detroit retirement home. Meanwhile, the family of one victim filed a wrongful death and ...

  • Severe storms loom across central US this weekend

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A large section of the Midwest and South are at risk for strong tornadoes, severe thunderstorms and flash flooding this weekend. The Storm Prediction Center in Norman, Okla., on Thursday advised residents to be aware ...

  • US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — U.S. authorities want to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they contend was bought with corrupt money from South Korea's former dictator. Chun Jae Yong, the son of former ...

  • Gang leader gets life in US consulate slayings

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) EL PASO, Texas (AP) — A Mexican gang leader has been sentenced to life in prison for his role in the 2010 slayings in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, of a U.S. consulate employee, her husband and the ...

  • Charges dropped against Tenn. boy in Taos incident

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Charges have been dropped against a teenager whose mother led police on a high-speed chase in a videotaped incident during which a State Police officer fired at her fleeing minivan carrying five children. The son of ...

  • Doctor: Slain Minnesota teen was intoxicated

    2 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A medical examiner says an 18-year-old woman was intoxicated on cough syrup when she and her cousin were fatally shot after breaking into a Minnesota man's home. Dr. Kelly Mills with the Ramsey County Medical ...

  • Gaga over gorillas? 2 babies arrive at Bronx Zoo

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City zoo is celebrating the arrivals of two baby western lowland gorillas. They're the first gorillas born at the Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo since 2006. Zoo officials said Thursday the babies' genders ...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them ...

  • Feds weigh protecting orcas in West Coast waters

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A federal agency is weighing whether to protect endangered orcas in the waters off the West Coast. NOAA Fisheries said Thursday it would consider a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity seeking to expand the critical ...

  • AP Top News At 3:17 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Ukraine launches operation against insurgents Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians Senate's newest class speaks out on foreign policy NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting ...

  • Water picture improves for some California towns

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — While much of California remains in the grips of extreme drought, spring storms have eased pressure slightly and reduced the number of rural communities considered at risk of running dry. In February, the California Department of ...

  • Chicago to name high school after President Obama

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama's hometown of Chicago plans to name a high school after him. Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Thursday announced plans to build Barack Obama College Preparatory High School. The selective enrollment high school will be open ...

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