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  • AP Top Headlines At 3 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) Ukraine launches operation against insurgents in the east; Russia ramps up military exercises Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 American doctors, wounds nurse Feds propose e-cigarette regulations, including banning sales to minors, new product approval Israel ...

  • Bernie Goetz headed for trial in NYC pot-sale case

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bernie Goetz (GEHTS) is headed toward a trial in his New York marijuana case after rebuffing a plea offer involving 10 days of community service. A defense lawyer told a judge Thursday that Goetz remains uninterested ...

  • House speaker says world wants US to lead

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-ner) says U.S. global allies want America to show strong leadership, and he's encouraged by plans to deploy some troops in European countries. Boehner says other countries are begging for the United ...

  • Judge OKs partial release of Attica riot papers

    4 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A New York judge has approved public disclosure of two remaining volumes from an investigation into the 1971 Attica prison riot and aftermath, but he is excluding grand jury excerpts. Justice Patrick NeMoyer says it's now ...

  • Fake mayoral Twitter account yields no charges

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — No charges will be filed over a fake Twitter account that purported to be a central Illinois mayor's lewd thoughts on sex and drugs. Peoria Mayor Jim Ardis filed a criminal complaint over the matter, which ...

  • AP Top Science News At 2:34 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches Study links California drought ...

  • Suspect in LA police station shooting dies

    4 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who allegedly shot up a Los Angeles police station, wounding an officer, has died at a hospital. Coroner's Assistant Chief Ed Winter says 29-year-old Daniel Yealu died shortly before 3 a.m. Thursday at Cedars-Sinai ...

  • Officials: Camilla's brother's death an accident

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The death of the Prince of Wales' brother-in-law in New York City has been ruled an accident. A spokeswoman for the medical examiner's office says Thursday that Mark Shand's death was caused by blunt impact head ...

  • Slain TSA agent's family files claim for $25M

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A law firm has filed a $25 million claim against the city of Los Angeles on behalf of the wife and family of a security screener killed in a gunman's attack at Los Angeles International Airport ...

  • New Yorker who faked drowning gets 7-year sentence

    5 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) — A New York man will spend up to seven years in prison for faking his own drowning in an insurance fraud scheme and other crimes. Raymond Roth of Massapequa, Long Island, was sentenced to 2 1/3 ...

  • A look at Oklahoma's execution drug secrecy case

    5 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The court, which is the highest in ...

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    5 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Department of Energy investigators say a radiation release from the federal government's underground nuclear waste dump in southeastern New Mexico was the result of a slow erosion of safety at the 15-year-old site. In a report ...

  • NRA seeks universal gun law at national meeting

    6 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Rifle Association's annual meeting is bringing a renewed push for a law requiring all 50 states to recognize concealed carry gun permits from other states. The issue of reciprocity is a top priority as 70,000 ...

  • After court drama, Oklahoma to have 2 executions

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says two death row inmates at the center of the state's legal flap will both be executed Tuesday, the state's first double execution since 1937. Her decision comes after the Oklahoma Supreme ...

  • Florida school stops serving soda before tests

    6 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida elementary school has stopped a long-standing practice of serving students Mountain Dew before standardized tests. Florida Today (http://on.flatoday.com/1jVg7XJ ) reports that a woman contacted local media outlets after learning that students were being ...

  • AP Top Health News At 12:22 p.m. EDT

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future Saudi Arabia reports pilgrim infected with MERS ...

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    6 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's collection includes President ...

  • AP Top Political News At 11:32 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) New date for first lady's Kansas graduation speech Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' Taliban ready to deal on captive US soldier? Obama rejects notion that trade deal is in danger US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for ...

  • AP Top News At 11:19 a.m. EDT

    7 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Afghan hospital guard kills 3 American doctors Obama to Russia: More sanctions are 'teed up' Kiev: Moscow is backing eastern separatists FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Israel halts peace talks with Palestinians Activists: Syrian airstrikes in north kill 25 ...

  • Group committed to Afghanistan despite shooting

    7 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) LEMOYNE, Pa. (AP) — Officials at a U.S. health care nonprofit say they are working closely with authorities investigating a shooting at their Kabul hospital that killed three American physicians and wounded a U.S. nurse. Mark Knecht, Cure International's chief ...

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