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  • AP Top Political News At 6:16 p.m. EDT

    8 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Very bad week: Airline disasters come in a cluster US weighs refugee status for youth from Honduras Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work Obama: FAA took 'prudent action' on Israel flights Obama: Plane stiffens Europe's spine on sanctions Republicans ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 6:16 p.m. EDT

    8 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) UN school sheltering Palestinians in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed Burkina Faso official says wreckage, remains from missing Air Algerie flight found in Mali At busy Gaza morgue, the dead — considered martyrs — are dressed for burial in ...

  • AP Top News At 6:16 p.m. EDT

    8 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed Burkina official: Plane wreckage found in Mali Busy Gaza morgue performs Muslim burial rituals 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos Very bad week: Airline disasters come in ...

  • Man held after wild car-theft spree near Denver

    8 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — A man wielding a rifle and a handgun hijacked a car, burst through a garage door in a stolen SUV and tried to commandeer two state-owned dump trucks before a deputy wrestled him to the pavement ...

  • Arkansas base lockdown blamed on mistaken identity

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock Air Force Base officials are blaming a case of mistaken identity for an alarm that led them to lock down the base for several hours following the report of a suspicious individual. Officials ...

  • Day 3 of deliberations ends in Ventura lawsuit

    9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A third day of jury deliberations in a defamation lawsuit brought by former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura has ended without a verdict. Jurors broke for the day after about 7½ hours of deliberations Thursday and ...

  • Ohio woman gets 32 years in forced labor case

    9 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Prosecutors say an Ohio woman has been sentenced to 32 years in federal prison for enslaving a mentally disabled woman through threats and intimidation. A judge in Youngstown sentenced 33-year-old Jessica Hunt on Thursday. Messages were ...

  • AP Top News at 5:55 p.m. EDT

    9 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Israeli tank shells hit a compound housing a U.N. school in the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing at least 15 people and wounding dozens who ...

  • Texas prosecutor seeks to clear convicted rapist

    9 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who says he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated. The Dallas County district attorney said Thursday that DNA testing shows Michael Phillips ...

  • National Guard recruiter charged with fraud

    9 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Tampa Bay area National Guard recruiter is facing federal charges after authorities say he falsified sign-up numbers to earn about $78,000 in bonuses. The U.S. Attorney's Office in Tampa reported Thursday that 46-year-old Travis Devall ...

  • US data show states getting most immigrant kids

    9 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — New federal data show Texas, New York, Florida and California are receiving the most unaccompanied children caught at the U.S. border. The data published Thursday by the Department of Health and Human Services' Administration for ...

  • Canadian, German among Arizona plane crash victims

    10 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) SEDONA, Ariz. (AP) — Two teenage girls from outside the United States were among four people who died in a northern Arizona plane crash. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office identified them Thursday as 18-year-old Johanna Naber, of Shellbrook, Saskatchewan, and ...

  • False bomb threat phoned in to Los Angeles airport

    10 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police and their bomb-sniffing dogs responded to a phoned-in threat Thursday at Los Angeles International Airport. Airport spokesman Marshall Lowe says the response turned up no bomb and Tom Bradley International Terminal was cleared after about ...

  • Judge argues for return of firing squad executions

    10 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An influential federal appeals court judge said Thursday that the nation's third lethal injection execution to go awry in six months underscores his call to bring back firing squads. In an interview with The Associated Press ...

  • Execution offers evidence against lethal injection

    10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The nation's third botched execution in six months offers more evidence for the courts that lethal injection carries too many risks and amounts to cruel and unusual punishment, death-row lawyers and other opponents said Thursday. Death-penalty ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 4:20 p.m. EDT

    10 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain How Arizona, Ohio, Oklahoma, executions went awry 1 dead, 2 hurt in Pennsylvania hospital shooting Storm slams Virginia campground; 2 dead Coast Guard: Wreckage of teen pilot's plane found Ohio State marching ...

  • Skydiver dies during WWII-style jump in Oklahoma

    10 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) FREDERICK, Okla. (AP) — A skydiver from central Illinois was killed earlier this week while taking part in a demonstration jump in Oklahoma to honor World War II paratroopers, authorities said. Jim Yost, 69, died from blunt force injuries after ...

  • Challenges, drug shortages, mark US executions

    10 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) The prolonged execution in Arizona looked troubling, but was it unconstitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court, which upheld the use of lethal injection six years ago, has held that "an isolated mishap" during an execution does not violate the Eighth Amendment. ...

  • Prosecutor: 1 worker dead in suburban Philadelphia hospital shooting; 2 hurt, including gunman

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) DARBY, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutor: 1 worker dead in suburban Philadelphia hospital shooting; 2 hurt, including gunman.

  • Growing influx of musk oxen prompts Alaska hunt

    11 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A growing influx of musk oxen in the western Alaska town of Nome has prompted wildlife officials to open a subsistence hunt early for the large shaggy animals. Officials, however, say only five animals can be ...

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