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  • Testimony completed in former Virginia governor's corruption trial; closing arguments Friday

    12 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Testimony completed in former Virginia governor's corruption trial; closing arguments Friday.

  • Bait dumping offers invaders path to Great lakes

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A scientific paper released Thursday says the bait fish trade represents a serious threat for spreading invasive species in the Great Lakes area. Researchers say they tested water samples from tanks containing small fish for ...

  • AP Top Political News At 10:13 a.m. EDT

    13 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role White House preps legal case for immigration steps Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core US checking report of 2nd American killed in ...

  • AP Top News At 10 a.m. EDT

    13 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) Official: 2 tank columns from Russia enter Ukraine Islamic State group kills captured Syrian soldiers A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria Jolie, Pitt wed privately at chateau in France UN: Ebola cases could eventually reach 20,000 Gun ...

  • Man arrested after friend's Russian roulette death

    14 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) VERNON, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man has been arrested on weapons and drugs charges after police say his friend died during a game of Russian roulette. An arrest warrant affidavit released this week and obtained by the Journal Inquirer ...

  • Ohio driver resigns after hot-bus allegation

    14 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver has resigned after being accused of making elementary-age students sit with the windows up in hot weather as a punishment. Lebanon (LEB'-uh-nuhn) Schools officials had placed driver Benjamin Spaulding on administrative ...

  • Connecticut school bus driver charged with DUI

    14 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — A school bus driver in Connecticut has been charged with driving drunk with 20 students on her bus. Police in Farmington, Connecticut, say 44-year-old Tammy Costello, of Bristol, was arrested Wednesday morning after an officer saw ...

  • Image of Asia: A healthy trio of panda cubs

    14 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Kin Cheung, panda triplets are examined at their 1-month medical checkup at the Chimelong Safari Park in Guangzhou, China. The official Xinhua News Agency says the girl and two boys are healthy and have grown to ...

  • Amish kidnap suspect's employer probes drug theft

    14 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (AP) — The hospital that employed a New York man charged with abducting two Amish girls is conducting an investigation into the possibility that he stole drugs. Stephen Howells Jr. worked as a registered nurse at Claxton-Hepburn Medical ...

  • Day 3 of big waves expected in Southern California

    14 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — A third day of huge waves, dangerous rip currents and potential flooding is expected in Southern California as the coast feels the effects of Hurricane Marie churning off the Mexican coast. The National Weather Service ...

  • AP Top Science News At 9:19 a.m. EDT

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls UN panel: Global warming human-caused, dangerous 5 things to know about earthquake faults Last Call: Pluto-bound craft crosses Neptune orbit Japan lab unable to replicate stem cell results Minister: 2 people have ...

  • 5 things to know about earthquake faults

    14 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 6.0-earthquake that damaged buildings and left scores of people injured in California's wine country was the largest temblor to hit the San Francisco Bay Area since the 6.9-magnitude Loma Prieta earthquake in 1989. Loma Prieta ...

  • Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

    14 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath ...

  • Flight diverted to Boston due to unruly passenger

    15 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Police in Massachusetts say a man from France has been arrested after causing a disturbance on a Miami-to-Paris flight. A spokesman for the state police says American Airlines Flight 62 was diverted to Boston's Logan International Airport ...

  • Search efforts to resume for missing pilot

    17 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia State Police spokeswoman says rescuers will resume searching for a pilot who went missing after an F-15 fighter jet crashed in a remote, heavily wooded area of western Virginia. Spokeswoman Corinne Geller says Thursday ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    18 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. OBAMA CONTEMPLATES CONGRESS' ROLE IN SYRIAN CRISIS The big question facing the president is whether or not to seek lawmakers' approval if ...

  • Hurricane Cristobal to move toward north Atlantic

    19 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Cristobal is expected to move rapidly toward the north Atlantic, staying away from Bermuda and passing south of Nova Scotia. The hurricane's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 75 mph (120 kph) with no significant ...

  • AP Top News At 3:04 a.m. EDT

    20 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) A look at the Islamic State militants in Syria Mother of US reporter in Syria begs for his life On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role US to consider spousal abuse in immigration claims Tim Hortons a big part ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:04 a.m. EDT

    20 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) Islamic State extremists rooted in Syria, home to the group's declared capital and power base US journalist's mother pleads for his life as photos show killings by Islamic State gunmen Obama faces familiar question about Congress' role if he moves ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3 a.m. EDT

    20 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) On Syria, Obama faces questions on Congress' role Sources: US considering new relief mission in Iraq Obama crafts legal rationale for immigration steps Louisiana Gov. Jindal sues feds over Common Core US checking report of 2nd American killed in Syria ...

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