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January 28, 2015

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  • Famed SC civil rights protesters to have records erased

    9 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men are getting a new day in court in South Carolina, 54 years after they served a month of hard labor for ordering food at a whites-only lunch counter. A prosecutor is expected to ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:33 a.m. EST

    10 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Mother makes emotional appeal to Japanese prime minister to save son as death threat looms 'I had to jump out the window:' New England digs out as the spared 2nd-guess the forecast Strict NYC storm regulations enacted by Gov. Cuomo ...

  • AP Top News At 3:24 a.m. EST

    10 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) Hostage Mom's plea to Japan's leader: Please save Kenji Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing Senate to begin hearings for Obama attorney general nominee AP PHOTOS: Snowstorm pounds Northeast — most of it, anyway Group: Israel violated rules of ...

  • Ex-Los Alamos scientist in nuke spy sting to be sentenced

    10 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A former Los Alamos National Laboratory scientist who pleaded guilty to trying to help Venezuela develop a nuclear weapon is set to be sentenced. Pedro Leonardo Mascheroni is scheduled to appear before a U.S. district judge ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 2:10 a.m. EST

    11 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) The latest on the Northeast snowstorm Blizzard-stricken East digs out amid forecast 2nd-guessing NYC economy lost $200M from fizzled storm, transit shutdown AP PHOTOS: Snowstorm pounds Northeast — most of it, anyway Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse ...

  • Freedom House sees disturbing global decline in democracy

    14 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Global freedom has suffered a disturbing decline with 60 percent of the world's population, or 2.6 billion people, living in countries that are not completely free, according to a report released Wednesday. Freedom House's annual study ...

  • Today in History

    14 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Wednesday, Jan. 28, the 28th day of 2015. There are 337 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Jan. 28, 1915, the United States Coast Guard was created as President Woodrow Wilson signed a bill ...

  • More potential jurors released from theater shooting trial

    15 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — More potential jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial have been released for reasons ranging from language barriers or residency issues, or because they have a relative connected to the case. The Aurora Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/15PjM98 ...

  • Woman in Florida 'stand your ground' case released from jail

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who claimed self-defense after prosecutors say she fired a gun at her estranged husband and his two sons will be released from prison as part of a plea agreement. Marissa Alexander was sentenced ...

  • A sampling of snowfall totals across the Northeast

    16 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at some snowfall totals across the Northeast by late Tuesday after a massive winter storm: ___ CONNECTICUT Thompson: 33.5 inches Putnam: 30 inches Lisbon: 26 inches ___ MAINE Lewiston: 27 inches Sanford: 26 inches Portland: 25 inches ___ ...

  • Connecticut baby decides to arrive early in blizzard

    16 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Sarah and Andrew Browning were not expecting to have their baby until Valentine's Day, so when the Farmington woman began having contractions Monday, she assumed it was false labor. As the Northeast blizzard grew worse, so ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Wednesday

    17 hours ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. NEW ENGLAND BRACES FOR BITTER COLD As the region digs out from the Blizzard of 2015, forecasters say it won't get above ...

  • NYC's 'Rent Too High' candidate facing eviction

    17 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man who made his political name over the claim that "the rent is too damn high" may soon not have a place to live. Jimmy McMillan says he's facing an eviction notice ...

  • Mid-winter warmth blanketing the Dakotas, breaking records

    17 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — As a blizzard slams the Northeast, mid-winter warmth is breaking records in the northern Plains. Record-high temperatures in the 50s and 60s were set in parts of the region Monday, and Tuesday temperatures climbed higher, reaching ...

  • 15-term US Rep. John Myers dead at 87

    17 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) COVINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. John Myers, who represented western Indiana's 7th District for three decades, has died. Owner Robert Shelby of Shelby Funeral Home in Covington says the 87-year-old Myers died Tuesday morning in his home following ...

  • Texas inmate set to die Wednesday wins reprieve

    17 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — Texas' top criminal court called off Wednesday's scheduled execution of a death row inmate linked to five killings in Houston, though attorneys said the court didn't immediately explain its decision. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals ...

  • American Bible Society moving from New York to Philadelphia

    18 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The nonprofit American Bible Society is moving its headquarters to Philadelphia after almost two centuries in New York City. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/1zVhdPl ) reports the move being announced Wednesday by Mayor Michael Nutter will bring more ...

  • Woman faces trial for Christmas concert crash that killed 4

    18 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman has been ordered to stand trial on charges that she was intoxicated when she plowed a car into people leaving a Christmas church concert, killing three women and a 6-year-old boy. City ...

  • Lawmaker: NY Assembly speaker to leave office by Monday amid federal corruption charges

    18 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Lawmaker: NY Assembly speaker to leave office by Monday amid federal corruption charges.

  • Dog missing 5 months rescued in NYC amid snowstorm

    18 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A whippet named Burt that vanished on the streets of New York City five months ago has finally made it home. The Fire Department of New York said Burt's incredible journey came to end early Tuesday ...

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