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  • Tuskegee Airman Lowell Steward dies in California at 95

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — Lowell Steward, a former member of the Tuskegee Airmen who flew nearly 200 missions over Europe during World War II, has died in California. He was 95. His son Lowell Jr. says Steward died Wednesday at ...

  • Prosecutor: Some Ferguson witnesses clearly lied

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County prosecutor who convened the grand jury that investigated the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown says some witnesses before the panel obviously lied under oath. Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch spoke Friday to ...

  • SC former Marine ruled insane in pedestrian death

    4 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) BEAUFORT, S.C. (AP) — A judge has ruled a South Carolina man was insane when he stole a fire truck while naked and then struck and killed a pedestrian. Circuit Court Judge Carmen Mullen found Kalvin Hunt not guilty by ...

  • AP Top News At 1:32 p.m. EST

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) FBI blames North Korea for Sony hack No word yet from Fidel amid historic US-Cuba shift After school massacre, 2 Pakistan militants hanged Theater shooter's parents plead for his life Bush officials gave CIA wide latitude 5 topics for Obama's ...

  • 2-year sentence for man in Connecticut gun scare

    5 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MILFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man who prompted a lockdown at the University of New Haven when he brought a semi-automatic rifle and other guns to campus has been sentenced to two years in prison. William Dong, a former ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 12:38 p.m. EST

    5 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) Digital dilemma: How will US respond to Sony hack? Companies' data security in question after Sony hack James Holmes' parents plead against death penalty Gold medalist Michael Phelps pleads guilty to DUI Cuban cigar boom? Not yet, stores and customers ...

  • Maine woman who foiled abduction ready for a fight

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine museum worker who prevented the abduction of a 2-year-old girl is a 65-year-old woman with a bum knee. But Sharon Wise says there would've been a "big fight" if the man hadn't given up. ...

  • Correction: Custody-Surrender story

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — In a story Dec. 18 about a custody dispute, The Associated Press erroneously reported that a judge did not rule on a prosecutor's request that the daughter at the center of the case be brought out ...

  • Skier digs head out of snow after Alaska avalanche

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Officials say an Alaska backcountry skier was buried by an avalanche, but he was able to dig his head and arms out of the snow. He then walked away unharmed after a companion helped get him ...

  • AP Top Science News At 11:32 a.m. EST

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Efforts to save rare northern white rhino continue 2 astronauts will expand envelope with 1-year spaceflight SpaceX delays space station delivery until Jan. Q&A: Drones might help explain how tornadoes form NASA's Orion spacecraft back in Florida after test flight ...

  • Report: FBI's anthrax investigation was flawed

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) The Government Accountability Office says the science the FBI used to investigate the 2001 anthrax attacks was flawed. The GAO released a report Friday on its findings. The agency didn't take a position on the FBI's conclusion that Army biodefense ...

  • Black market kidney broker is released from prison

    7 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A man who prosecutors said styled himself as 'the Robin Hood of kidneys" is out of prison after being the first person convicted in federal court of profiting from the illegal sale of human organs. Levy ...

  • Colorado vows to defend pot law against states' challenge

    15 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Colorado's top law enforcement official promises to vigorously defend the state's historic law legalizing marijuana after Nebraska and Oklahoma asked the U.S. Supreme Court to declare it unconstitutional, saying the drug is freely flowing into neighboring states. ...

  • Court: Texas 'stand your ground' trial unfair

    8 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas appeals court says a 49-year-old man who was convicted of murder after jurors rejected his "stand your ground" self-defense claim didn't get a fair trial and deserves a new one. Raul Rodriguez was sentenced to ...

  • 2 dead in explosion, fire at Oklahoma oil rig

    8 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — Oklahoma officials say two people have died of injuries suffered during an explosion and fire at an oil rig in the southeastern corner of the state. The state Medical Examiner's office identified the dead as 26-year-old ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    8 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. SPY'S PARENTS SEARCH FOR SON AFTER CUBA-U.S. DEAL Neither Cuban nor American officials have confirmed that Rolando Sarraff Trujillo, whom Obama hailed ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 9:39 a.m. EST

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) Thaw in US relations brings hope for greater changes in Cuba, anxiety about future Convicted spy's parents searching for son after Cuba-US relations breakthrough 10 Things to Know for Today Hack attack on Sony intensifying calls in US for stiffer ...

  • Coroner: Boy, 6, dies after car crashes into crowd

    9 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 6-year-old boy whose mother was killed when a motorist slammed into a crowd outside a California church has also died from his injuries. Los Angeles County coroner's Lt. David Smith says Samuel ...

  • Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church

    9 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) REDONDO BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Coroner: Boy becomes 4th person to die after car crashes into crowd outside California church.

  • AP Top News At 9 a.m. EST

    9 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) Hope and some fear in Cuba amid thaw with US Spy's parents search for son after Cuba-US deal 10 Things to Know for Today Hack attack spurs call for more NKorea sanctions 5 topics for Obama's year-end news conference Pakistan: ...

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