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April 16, 2014

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  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    12 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. UKRAINE TROOPS TURN BACK INSURGENTS The military repels an attack at a small airport in the first clash between government forces and ...

  • Boston police investigate 2 backpacks, clear area

    13 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Police have evacuated the area around the Boston Marathon finish line to investigate two unattended backpacks. Police spokesman Dave Estrada says the backpacks were discovered Tuesday evening, a year after two bombs in backpacks exploded at the ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 6:54 p.m. EDT

    15 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising, claims victory in airport battle If triple killing had been solved, some say, Boston Marathon bombing could have been averted Diplomats: UN report will show Iran cutting half of uranium stock closest to nuke-arms ...

  • AP Top Political News At 6:45 p.m. EDT

    15 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) 5 Things to Know about Tax Day Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice Democrats have outside money advantage - for now US backs Ukraine military action in east region Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly Obama has silent ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 6:30 p.m. EDT

    15 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Could police have averted the Boston bombings? Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing AP PHOTOS: AP revisits Boston bombing sites Many questions about mom accused in infant deaths Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths US anti-Semitic attacks down before ...

  • Montreal mayor looks to NYC for anti-graft advice

    15 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Montreal's mayor is telling New York City business leaders he is looking to their city for inspiration as he fights the corruption that brought down his two predecessors. In a speech to the Manhattan Chamber of ...

  • Judge lets conviction of Arkansas treasurer stand

    15 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A federal judge has upheld the corruption conviction of Arkansas' former treasurer, rejecting her request to have the case heard by state authorities. Lawyers for Martha Shoffner said the Arkansas Ethics Commission — not federal ...

  • New York police end Muslim surveillance program

    15 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department says it has disbanded a special unit whose efforts to try to detect terror threats in Muslim communities through secret surveillance sparked outrage. The NYPD confirmed the decision on Tuesday. The ...

  • New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage

    15 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Department says it has ended Muslim surveillance program that sparked outrage.

  • New York judge: Jurors can hear imam praise 9/11

    16 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge says jurors at the trial of an Egyptian Islamic preacher can hear his statements that "everybody was happy" when the World Trade Center was hit by airplanes. Judge Katherine Forrest made the ...

  • Militia leader pleads guilty to ID theft

    16 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A self-described militia commander from Minnesota who was charged with stealing identification information from members of his former Army unit at Fort Bragg in North Carolina has pleaded guilty to identity theft. Prosecutors say Keith Michael Novak, ...

  • W.Va. man accused of threatening US senator

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a 49-year-old West Virginia man has been indicted on charges he threatened to kill U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin. U.S. Attorney Booth Goodwin says a grand jury indicted Steven Anthony Major of Barboursville Tuesday. ...

  • Woman convicted in case tied to firefighter deaths

    16 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — A woman charged with buying guns for a convicted felon who later used them to kill two volunteer firefighters in an ambush was convicted Tuesday of falsifying business records. A state Supreme Court jury in Rochester ...

  • 'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

    16 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Raymond "Shrimp Boy" Chow, a central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case, pleaded not guilty Tuesday to money laundering and other charges related to the investigation. Defense attorney Greg Bentley ...

  • Texas candidate faces thorny death penalty choice

    17 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The death penalty has strong public support in Texas. Political candidates don't dare get in the way of the state's use of the ultimate punishment. But Greg Abbott, Republican candidate for governor, must soon make a ...

  • Feds condemn anti-police fliers in Albuquerque

    17 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Less than a week after the U.S. Justice Department blasted Albuquerque police for a pattern of excessive force, the federal agency is condemning threats of violence against officers in anti-police fliers that have surfaced in the ...

  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    17 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriages says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal. Attorneys for the state argued Tuesday that the ruling is "a momentous change" to ...

  • US military deaths in Afghanistan at 2,177

    17 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) As of Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at least 2,177 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count. The AP count is ...

  • Scientists find new sponge species off La Jolla

    18 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Scientists using a remote-controlled robot submersible have discovered a new species of poisonous sponge in deep waters off San Diego. Researchers from the Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute were studying bacteria and other life around a ...

  • Car accident killed SD girls missing since 1971

    18 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Authorities say two South Dakota girls missing since 1971 died after driving into a creek on their way to a party at a nearby gravel pit. State and local officials held a news conference Tuesday ...

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