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  • After historic balloon journey, crew plans landing Saturday

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An American and Russian team that has set ballooning records plans to conclude the historic journey Saturday. Troy Bradley of Albuquerque and Leonid Tiukhtyaev (too-kh-TY'-yev) of Russia have traveled farther and longer in a gas balloon ...

  • White House grapples with fraught terrorism language

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Twice this month, the White House has publicly grappled with the politically fraught language of terrorism. In the days after a deadly terror spree in Paris, President Barack Obama was criticized for purposely avoiding calling the attacks ...

  • 5 things to know before Obama rolls out his budget Monday

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A quick quiz: Monday is — a) Groundhog Day b) Budget Day c) A day for repeating the same old arguments over spending and taxes, only louder. d) All of the above. If you picked "d," you're ...

  • AP Top Health News At 3:28 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress Milk does a body good? A look at the science Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids More measles cases ...

  • AP Top Business News At 3:27 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress Stocks sag at the close; January finishes on weak note 10 Super Bowl ads that everyone will be talking about Consumers fuel steady US economy as rest of world ...

  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress have never had a better chance of repealing the tax on medical devices. Though they're backed by Democrats from states where that industry provides lots of jobs, abolishing the tax won't ...

  • At a glance: Where the GOP contenders stand in the 2016 race

    3 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Technically, no big-name Republican has formally declared his candidacy for president in 2016. But we now know that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is out, after he announced Friday that he would forgo a third presidential run. ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:20 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run White House grapples with fraught terrorism language White House: Science indicates parents should vaccinate kids Cuba's Los Van Van on the go, coming to once-hostile Miami US-backed Mexico ...

  • Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 race after a 3-week test run

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney has stepped out of the 2016 presidential contest in favor of what he calls the "next generation of Republican leaders" following a three-week fact-finding effort that revealed significant resistance to a third campaign. The 2012 ...

  • Dueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-in

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law. Sheriff's deputies said he hit ...

  • 5 given preliminary charges over jihadi network in France

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — French authorities have laid preliminary charges against five men suspected of involvement in a jihadi recruiting network in a small southern town from where several youths went to fight in Syria and Iraq. Spokeswoman Agnes Thibault-Lecuivre of ...

  • Quotations in the News

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) "I believe that one of our next generation of Republican leaders, one who may not be as well-known as I am today, one who has not yet taken their message across the country, one who is just getting started, may ...

  • Japan says efforts to free Islamic State hostage deadlocked

    4 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A top Japanese diplomat says efforts to free a captive journalist from the militant Islamic State group have reached a "state of deadlock." The fate of veteran war reporter Kenji Goto has been linked to that ...

  • AUSTRALIAN OPEN SCENE: Swan has debut Rod Laver appearance

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — U.S.-based British 15-year-old Katie Swan's first time at Rod Laver Arena came not as a spectator, but as a player on center court. Swan, who lost the Australian Open junior girls final to Slovakia's Tereza Mihalikova ...

  • What to watch at the Aussie Open Sunday: The Men's Final

    4 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, contesting the Australian Open final on Sunday, are both members of the so-called "Big Four" of men's tennis, the group which has dominated Grand Slam titles for most of the past ...

  • Attorney wants mistrial declared in Vanderbilt rape case

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for one of the ex-Vanderbilt University football players convicted of raping an unconscious fellow student says he will ask that a mistrial be declared after learning that a jury member was a rape victim. ...

  • Anger, mourning in Pakistan after mosque bombing kills 59

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) ISLAMABAD (AP) — Shiites across Pakistan are mourning and planning to protest after a bombing at a Shiite mosque in the country killed at least 59 people. Abdul Qudoos Kalwar, a senior police official, says the death toll in the ...

  • NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case

    4 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man killed after being mistaken for a mobster with the same name — thanks to information the killers gleaned from two former ...

  • Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

    5 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas. Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected ...

  • AP Top News at 1:50 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been ...

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