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Times Square rally protests Trump immigration policies

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:50:42 GMT2017-02-20T00:50:42Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- More than a thousand people of various faiths rallied in New York City in support of Muslim Americans and to protest President Donald Trump's immigration policies....



Hoarding hampers attempts to reach woman who died in fire

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:42:07 GMT2017-02-20T00:42:07Z

NORWALK, Conn. (AP) -- Connecticut fire officials say a woman has died after a fire broke out in a Norwalk home with extreme hoarding conditions....



Elderly woman charged with murder after DC slaying

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:24:34 GMT2017-02-20T00:24:34Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police say a 76-year-old woman has been charged with murder in the beating death of a 63-year-old man in Washington....



Colorado town getting a drive-through marijuana shop

Mon, 20 Feb 2017 00:15:46 GMT2017-02-20T00:15:46Z

PARACHUTE, Colo. (AP) -- The western Colorado town of Parachute is getting a drive-through marijuana shop, believed to be the first in the state....



The Latest: Storm aiming for California renews flood fears

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 23:28:57 GMT2017-02-19T23:28:57Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The Latest on storms in California (all times local):...



Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:53:03 GMT2017-02-19T22:53:03Z

FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) -- When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog, Quigley, was lying dead on his favorite blanket in the living room....



Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:37:08 GMT2017-02-19T22:37:08Z

CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) -- A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000....



2 dead in shooting during brawl at Houston strip club

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:06:58 GMT2017-02-19T22:06:58Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Two men have been fatally shot during a large fight at a Houston strip club....



Flood fears renewed as another storm aims for California

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 21:22:49 GMT2017-02-19T21:22:49Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Residents returning to homes damaged by flooding should be prepared to evacuate again as yet another powerful Pacific storm takes aim at Northern California, officials warned Sunday....



Small plane crashes in neighborhood, injuring pilot

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:25:17 GMT2017-02-19T20:25:17Z

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a small plane has crashed in a New Jersey neighborhood, injuring the pilot....



Pulitzer-winning journalist Andrew Schneider dies at 74

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:13:20 GMT2017-02-19T20:13:20Z

MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) -- Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Andrew Schneider, a public health reporter for Lee Montana Newspapers, has died at age 74....



ICE arrests man who escaped Illinois prison in 2003

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:58:21 GMT2017-02-19T19:58:21Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A man who escaped from an Illinois prison in 2003 while serving an eight-year sentence on a drug charge has been arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents at his home in Atlanta....



Officers kill man who pointed gun after home invasion

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:56:23 GMT2017-02-19T19:56:23Z

MEBANE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them as they investigating an earlier home invasion involving his ex-girlfriend....



Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:46:30 GMT2017-02-19T19:46:30Z

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump - to the dismay of some and delight of others - upends traditional notions of the office....



1 killed; 1 hurt after car stuck on tracks is hit by train

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:40:11 GMT2017-02-19T19:40:11Z

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say one person has died after a car broke down on train tracks in North Carolina and was hit by an oncoming train....



Body cam video of $100 bills leads to many dropped charges

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:38:09 GMT2017-02-19T19:38:09Z

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Charges have been dropped in at least 18 central Florida criminal cases and hundreds more could be reviewed while authorities investigate a sheriff's deputy who investigators say was caught on his own body camera taking $100 bills from a DUI suspect....



Police: Man in photos now 'main suspect' in 2 girls' deaths

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 17:58:29 GMT2017-02-19T17:58:29Z

DELPHI, Ind. (AP) -- A man photographed walking along a northern Indiana trail system around the time two teenage girls later found slain were dropped off by a relative is now considered "the main suspect" in their killings, State Police said Sunday....



Officers kill man who pointed gun during home invasion

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:53:27 GMT2017-02-19T16:53:27Z

MEBANE, N.C. (AP) -- Authorities say police officers in North Carolina shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at them after running out of a house where a home invasion had been reported....



2 dams illustrate challenge of maintaining older designs

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:11:11 GMT2017-02-19T16:11:11Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Twelve years ago, widespread destruction from Hurricane Katrina on the Gulf Coast helped compel federal engineers 2,000 miles away in California to remake a 1950s-era dam by constructing a massive steel-and-concrete gutter that would manage surging waters in times of torrential storms....



Hunters charged in Texas shooting had blamed immigrants

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 16:05:57 GMT2017-02-19T16:05:57Z

PRESIDIO, Texas (AP) -- Two hunters accused in a shooting on a remote Texas ranch near the Mexican border had told authorities that they were attacked by immigrants who had entered the country illegally....



Doctor-lawmaker tries to restrict smoking in tobacco country

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:36:35 GMT2017-02-19T15:36:35Z

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- When Dr. Ralph Alvarado was elected to the Kentucky state Senate in 2014, he found his new colleagues had something in common with most of his patients: They knew smoking was bad, they just couldn't quit....



The fiduciary rule and you

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 15:17:31 GMT2017-02-19T15:17:31Z

President Donald Trump's administration is working to dismantle a complex set of financial rules including the "fiduciary rule," which requires certain financial professionals to act in their clients' best interests when providing retirement advice....



Insider Q&A: Hydro Flask CEO Scott Allan

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:53:03 GMT2017-02-19T14:53:03Z

Hydro Flask is a small company that went big, quickly....



SpaceX launches a rocket from NASA's historic moonshot pad

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:39:16 GMT2017-02-19T14:39:16Z

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- SpaceX launches a rocket from NASA's historic moonshot pad....



Tribes hope Trump's 'America first' helps first Americans

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 14:27:54 GMT2017-02-19T14:27:54Z

BOSTON (AP) -- Native Americans are hoping President Donald Trump doesn't forget them as he promises to put "America first."...



Governor's proposed gun permit fees come under fire

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 12:31:23 GMT2017-02-19T12:31:23Z

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- Gun rights supporters and state Republican lawmakers are fighting huge gun permit fee increases proposed by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, saying they would price many people out of being able to exercise their Second Amendment right to bear arms....



Some involved in Omar Abdel-Rahman's case had own notoriety

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:39:18 GMT2017-02-19T07:39:18Z

Sheik Omar Abdel-Rahman, a blind Egyptian cleric who died in prison Saturday, was convicted in 1995 along with nine followers of a conspiracy to blow up the United Nations, FBI offices, highway tunnels and other New York-area landmarks in a single day of terror....



Norma McCorvey, at center of landmark abortion ruling, dies

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:34:14 GMT2017-02-19T07:34:14Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Norma McCorvey, whose legal challenge under the pseudonym "Jane Roe" led to the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision that legalized abortion but who later became an outspoken opponent of the procedure, has died. She was 69....



Man dies after breaching security at Honolulu airport

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 05:51:24 GMT2017-02-19T05:51:24Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- A man is dead after he breached security at Honolulu International Airport and stopped breathing, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported....



Study finds underage, fearful women in Vegas sex trafficking

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 04:08:22 GMT2017-02-19T04:08:22Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A yearlong academic study of sex trafficking in Las Vegas is providing a glimpse into a shadowy world beneath the neon glow where underage girls, threatened by pimps, solicit for business in casinos, on streets and online....



Arpaio successor pulls back on immigration holds in jails

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 03:56:21 GMT2017-02-19T03:56:21Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- For years, immigrants being released from jails in Phoenix would routinely be kept locked up an extra couple days to give federal authorities time to check their immigration status and launch deportation proceedings....



Trump motorcade hit by 2x4, 5 students face charges

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:32:08 GMT2017-02-19T01:32:08Z

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a vehicle in President Donald Trump's motorcade was struck by a "2x4" and five middle school students are now facing charges....



DC Council chair: Council to revisit paid family leave bill

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 00:44:24 GMT2017-02-19T00:44:24Z

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The D.C. Council's chairman says the body will consider revising its recently-passed law granting a half-million workers in the nation's capital up to eight weeks of paid family leave....



Man shot by officer after opening fire near zoo dies

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:44:32 GMT2017-02-18T23:44:32Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Police say a man shot by an officer after opening fire at residents, cars and police officers in Oakland died hours later at a hospital....



Firefighters knock down blaze at California oil refinery

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 23:09:37 GMT2017-02-18T23:09:37Z

TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) -- An explosion and fire erupted Saturday at a California oil refinery, exactly two years after a blast that crippled the plant and led to higher gasoline prices, authorities said....



Police: Tucson mayor carjacked, uninjured

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 22:07:37 GMT2017-02-18T22:07:37Z

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Tucson police say Mayor Jonathan Rothschild wasn't injured when he was carjacked at gunpoint....



Chrysler recalls some cars for loose bolts

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:29:43 GMT2017-02-18T21:29:43Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Fiat Chrysler says it is recalling some Chrysler cars because driveshaft bolts can come loose on all-wheel drive models, increasing the risk of a crash....



Police: Man charged in shooting death of Chicago toddler

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:56:49 GMT2017-02-18T20:56:49Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- A man has been charged in a Chicago shooting captured on video that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman, police said Saturday....



Prosecutor: Sniper justified in shooting man who killed cop

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:54:05 GMT2017-02-18T20:54:05Z

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) -- The Pierce County prosecutor says a sheriff's sniper was justified in shooting a man who used his two children as human shields and earlier killed a Tacoma police officer....



The Latest: Police: Chicago priest helped in investigation

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:51:53 GMT2017-02-18T20:51:53Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on charges against a 26-year-old man in the shooting death of a Chicago toddler (all times local):...



Mom: Son who sought gun for Dylann Roof attack was religious

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:39:03 GMT2017-02-18T20:39:03Z

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- The mother of a man who authorities say wanted to kill Jewish or black people in an attack inspired by Dylann Roof says her son thought it was time for white people to stand up for their rights....



South Carolina prison lockdown: 2 inmates attack 2 workers

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:42:18 GMT2017-02-18T19:42:18Z

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a maximum security prison in South Carolina has been placed on lockdown after two inmates attacked two prison employees....



States in US West mark 75th anniversary of internment order

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:27:38 GMT2017-02-18T19:27:38Z

SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- States in the American West are marking the 75th anniversary of the signing of Executive Order 9066 by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt that forced 120,000 Japanese immigrants and Japanese-Americans into internment camps....



Bob Jones U to get tax-exempt status back after 30 years

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:27:06 GMT2017-02-18T19:27:06Z

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) -- A conservative Christian university in South Carolina is getting its federal tax-exempt status back 30 years after losing it over a ban on interracial dating....



Florida company to pay $5.5m over stolen patient information

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:26:51 GMT2017-02-18T19:26:51Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A company that operates six South Florida hospitals has agreed to a $5.5 million settlement with the federal government over patient information that was stolen by two employees....



New Hampshire Democrat drops bid to head DNC, backs Ellison

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:07:57 GMT2017-02-18T18:07:57Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- New Hampshire Democrat Ray Buckley has dropped out of the race for Democratic National Committee chair and is throwing his support behind Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison....



Blind cleric jailed for life in US dies

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 18:06:23 GMT2017-02-18T18:06:23Z

BUTNER, N.C. (AP) -- Omar Abdel-Rahman, the so-called Blind Sheik convicted of plotting terror attacks in the United States in the 1990s, has died. He was 78....



After son's suicide, dad starts 'The Kindness Challenge'

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:59:44 GMT2017-02-18T15:59:44Z

HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) -- A New Jersey father mourning the suicide of his son figured a few dozen family friends might join the page he launched on Facebook, his attempt to share stories of kindness and to urge people to do good deeds without expecting anything in return....



Anxieties rise at Detroit haven for asylum seekers

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 15:27:44 GMT2017-02-18T15:27:44Z

DETROIT (AP) -- Lucy Neighbor knew that to start over after fleeing torture, bloodshed and repression in her native Cameroon, she needed to find something called Freedom House. She managed to reach the place in 2008, and though she wasn't exactly sure what it was, she felt at home the moment the door opened....



Old farmstead's history runs from John Brown to James Brown

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 14:36:24 GMT2017-02-18T14:36:24Z

DARGAN, Md. (AP) -- From John Brown's raid to James Brown's wail, a stream of hot-blooded history runs through an old farmstead in western Maryland....



Feds: Mexican gray wolves see increase in wild population

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:33:06 GMT2017-02-18T07:33:06Z

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- There are now more Mexican gray wolves roaming the American Southwest than at any time since the federal government began trying to reintroduce the predators nearly two decades ago....



10 years in jail and still no trial for murder suspect

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 07:12:26 GMT2017-02-18T07:12:26Z

DOTHAN, Ala. (AP) -- Kharon Davis has spent nearly 10 years in jail. He's had four sets of attorneys, with two judges on the bench. His co-defendants' cases have wrapped up. Davis has appeared in court for several hearings, and a new prosecutor is assigned....



Boy or girl? It's a sloth, so we don't know yet

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:17:40 GMT2017-02-18T04:17:40Z

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) -- Zookeepers are waiting for a DNA test to learn whether Hattiesburg Zoo's baby sloth is a boy or a girl. That's because sloths' sex organs are internal....



Loyalty and lies central in Durst star witness testimony

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 04:00:52 GMT2017-02-18T04:00:52Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Robert Durst's close friend reluctantly admitted Friday that he had misled and lied to prosecutors for months before coming clean and saying that the real estate heir had confessed to killing their close friend....



Woman accused of abducting woman who shamed Muslims

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 02:57:36 GMT2017-02-18T02:57:36Z

EL PASO, Texas (AP) -- An El Paso woman described in court documents as a "Mexican-Muslim" has been jailed after she was accused of abducting another woman because her "lifestyle brought shame to the Muslim community."...



Philosopher Tom Regan, animal rights author, dies at 78

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:56:57 GMT2017-02-18T00:56:57Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Tom Regan, the author of a noted book on animal rights and a professor emeritus of philosophy at NC State University, has died....



DOJ: Travel ban didn't impact Wisconsin asylum seeker

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:29:04 GMT2017-02-18T00:29:04Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Donald Trump's travel ban did not appear to affect a Syrian man's attempts to bring his wife and young daughter to Wisconsin, U.S. Justice Department attorneys told a federal judge Friday, noting that the family's asylum applications were still being processed....



Lawsuit filed by parents of children arrested over fight

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:26:23 GMT2017-02-18T00:26:23Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The parents of three Tennessee elementary school children arrested on school grounds have filed a lawsuit against police officers and local government....



Union lawyer says inmates staged "dry run" before uprising

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:13:56 GMT2017-02-18T00:13:56Z

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) -- Inmates at a maximum security prison in Delaware staged a "dry run" protest to gauge the response of prison officials two weeks before an uprising and hostage taking in which a prison guard was killed, an attorney for the state correctional officers union said Friday....



Release denied for 'dreamer' detained by immigration agents

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:10:13 GMT2017-02-18T00:10:13Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A federal magistrate on Friday declined to immediately release a man arrested by immigration agents last week despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally....



Baby chimp abandoned by mom to join Kansas City Zoo exhibit

Sat, 18 Feb 2017 00:05:15 GMT2017-02-18T00:05:15Z

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A baby chimpanzee rejected by her mother last year and raised so far by humans at the Kansas City Zoo is expected to join the public primate exhibit....



USDA reposts some animal welfare records after criticism

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:03:28 GMT2017-02-17T23:03:28Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The federal Department of Agriculture has reposted inspection reports on certain animal testing labs on its website after a decision two weeks ago to remove a large online database of animal welfare records prompted complaints....



APNewsBreak: Denver slaying suspect supports Islamic State

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 23:00:17 GMT2017-02-17T23:00:17Z

DENVER (AP) -- A former U.S. soldier accused of shooting and killing a transit guard in downtown Denver last month says he is a supporter of the Islamic State group, but investigators say they have not found evidence the terror group had anything to do with the killing....



Northern New England gets buried in snow, and skiers love it

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:57:21 GMT2017-02-17T22:57:21Z

BURKE, Vt. (AP) -- The gods have answered the call of skiers, snowmobilers and dog mushers, dumping mounds of snow in northern New England following little snow last season during the warmest winter on record in some spots....



Investment banker gets 3-year prison term over inside tips

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:55:23 GMT2017-02-17T22:55:23Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- An investment banker convicted of insider trading charges alleging he fed tips to his father was sentenced on Friday to three years in prison by a judge who said he betrayed the companies that employed him and his clients....



Man sentenced for fatal shooting at Seattle university

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:54:31 GMT2017-02-17T22:54:31Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- A man who fatally shot a student at a Seattle university was sentenced Friday to 112 years in prison....



Eric Garner chokehold case rolls on, but future is cloudy

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:50:32 GMT2017-02-17T22:50:32Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal civil rights investigation into the police chokehold death of Eric Garner has been moving forward in New York, but its future is uncertain as a U.S. attorney general with a law-and-order bent takes over the Justice Department....



Baby orangutan, parents' 3rd, debuts at zoo, is doing great

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:48:21 GMT2017-02-17T22:48:21Z

ERIE, Pa. (AP) -- A baby orangutan has made its debut at a Pennsylvania zoo....



Commission: 'Systemic racism' at root of Flint water crisis

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:44:14 GMT2017-02-17T22:44:14Z

FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- "Systemic racism" going back decades is at the core of problems that caused a lead-contaminated water crisis in the majority black city of Flint, according to a Michigan Civil Rights Commission report issued Friday....



Amtrak officer charged with killing unarmed man in Chicago

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:40:09 GMT2017-02-17T22:40:09Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- An Amtrak police officer charged in the shooting death of an unarmed Minneapolis man outside Chicago's Union Station was ordered held on $250,000 bail Friday....



Regulators to probe dumping of debris from deadly fire

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:30:20 GMT2017-02-17T22:30:20Z

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- The top air quality regulator in the San Francisco Bay Area is investigating Friday why charred debris from an Oakland warehouse fire that killed 36 people was dumped along the shoreline....



Cities ask federal judge to keep Trump travel ban on hold

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:28:58 GMT2017-02-17T22:28:58Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Municipalities including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis and Skokie, Illinois, urged a federal judge on Friday to continue blocking aspects of Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban....



Police recover 600 more boxes of diapers stolen from truck

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:16:39 GMT2017-02-17T22:16:39Z

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island police have recovered more than half a load of diapers stolen from a delivery truck but are still looking to pin down the location of the rest....



APNewsBreak: Utah lobbyists treat lawmakers with no scrutiny

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 22:08:57 GMT2017-02-17T22:08:57Z

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Lobbyists who represent health care companies took a group of lawmakers who oversee health issues to dinner this week at an upscale restaurant in Salt Lake City....



The Latest: Miami-Dade upholds mayor in migrant crackdown

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:57:25 GMT2017-02-17T21:57:25Z

MIAMI (AP) -- The Latest on the mayor of Miami-Dade County requiring local police to cooperate with federal officials to enforce immigration law (all times local):...



Officials close Penn State frat where pledge had fatal fall

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:53:03 GMT2017-02-17T21:53:03Z

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) -- A Penn State fraternity where a pledge was fatally injured in a fall down the stairs earlier this month was shut down Friday, and the school said it was working to tighten anti-hazing measures....



Vermont newspaper that sought owner in essay contest is sold

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:46:33 GMT2017-02-17T21:46:33Z

HARDWICK, Vt. (AP) -- A small Vermont weekly newspaper whose former owner tried to give away through an essay contest about the importance of local journalism was sold Friday to a Connecticut couple....



2 men plead guilty in deaths of 2 boys swept over waterfall

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:37:48 GMT2017-02-17T21:37:48Z

WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) -- Two men have pleaded guilty to criminally negligent homicide in the deaths of two young brothers under their watch who fell over a 70-foot waterfall in New York....



Woman pleads not guilty in fatal Vegas Strip sidewalk crash

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:14:08 GMT2017-02-17T21:14:08Z

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- A woman pleaded not guilty in Nevada state court on Friday to charges that she intentionally drove onto a Las Vegas Strip sidewalk, killing one pedestrian and injuring at least 34 others less than a week before Christmas 2015....



The Latest: Judge orders $250,000 bail for Amtrak officer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:10:08 GMT2017-02-17T21:10:08Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- The Latest on charges against an Amtrak officer in Chicago for the shooting death of a Minneapolis man (all times local):...



Virginia man gets 8 years for trying to help Islamic State

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:09:30 GMT2017-02-17T21:09:30Z

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man caught trying to help the Islamic State group during an FBI sting last year has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison....



Planes clip wings in ground collision at Phoenix airport

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:00:05 GMT2017-02-17T21:00:05Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- Two passenger jets clipped their wingtips in a minor ground collision close to a Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport terminal. Nobody was injured in the Thursday evening incident....



Agency reports earthquake felt across Hawaiian Islands

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:47:03 GMT2017-02-17T20:47:03Z

HONOLULU (AP) -- Minor shaking was felt across Hawaii's island chain Friday morning after a moderate earthquake struck between the Big Island and Maui, but no damage was reported....



Defrocked priest appears in court in Maine on 29 sex counts

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:27:23 GMT2017-02-17T20:27:23Z

YORK, Maine (AP) -- A former Roman Catholic priest who spent more than a decade in a Massachusetts prison for raping an altar boy has made an initial court appearance in Maine on 29 counts of sexual misconduct....



The Latest: School vows vigilance to prevent sex abuse

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:24:52 GMT2017-02-17T20:24:52Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Latest on Boarding School-Sex Abuse (all times local):...



Southwest lawsuit claims union workers avoiding overtime

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:23:23 GMT2017-02-17T20:23:23Z

DALLAS (AP) -- Southwest Airlines Co. is suing a major union and its leaders, charging that they did nothing to stop mechanics from boycotting overtime assignments....



Quick-acting Houston man catches child falling from counter

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:18:05 GMT2017-02-17T20:18:05Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- Surveillance video at an indoor skydiving facility in Houston shows an instructor quickly catching a toddler as the child falls backward off a counter....



Trump's Florida visits puts small airport in tailspin

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:12:06 GMT2017-02-17T20:12:06Z

LANTANA, Fla. (AP) -- President Donald Trump wants small businesses to thrive, but his frequent Mar-a-Lago visits have flight schools and other companies at a nearby airport in a financial nosedive....



UN: 1 million children in eastern Ukraine urgently need aid

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:54:52 GMT2017-02-17T19:54:52Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- United Nations officials say 1 million children urgently need humanitarian aid in eastern Ukraine, and the number has nearly doubled in a year....



AP Exclusive: If California dam failed, people likely stuck

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:51:50 GMT2017-02-17T19:51:50Z

Communities downstream of California's Lake Oroville dam would not receive adequate warning or time for evacuations if the 770-foot-tall dam itself - rather than its spillways - were to abruptly fail, the state water agency that operates the nation's tallest dam repeatedly advised federal regulators a half-decade ago....



Semi driver gets 10-year sentence for crash that killed 5

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:17:58 GMT2017-02-17T19:17:58Z

JOLIET, Ill. (AP) -- An Indiana semi-truck driver involved in a crash that killed five people in northern Illinois has been sentenced to 10 years in prison....



The Latest: Request by 'Dreamer' for release denied

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 19:01:40 GMT2017-02-17T19:01:40Z

SEATTLE (AP) -- The Latest on the case of a man detained by immigration agents despite his participation in a federal program to protect those brought to the U.S. illegally. (all times local):...



The Latest: USDA reposts some online animal welfare records

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:58:33 GMT2017-02-17T18:58:33Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- The Latest on the USDA's decision to remove animal welfare records from its website (all times local):...



Army formally ends study of disputed pipeline crossing

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:45:36 GMT2017-02-17T18:45:36Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The Army on Friday formally ended further environmental study of the Dakota Access oil pipeline's disputed crossing beneath a Missouri River reservoir in southern North Dakota....



Teen shot at school says positive attitude helps him cope

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:42:07 GMT2017-02-17T18:42:07Z

WEST LIBERTY, Ohio (AP) -- A 16-year-old boy who was shot at his school last month says a positive attitude has helped him cope as he continues a remarkable recovery from critical wounds....



Deputies in Florida shoot man who raised a gun toward them

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:19:06 GMT2017-02-17T18:19:06Z

DESTIN, Fla. (AP) -- A Tennessee man is being treated for multiple gunshot wounds after sheriff's deputies in the Florida Panhandle say he pointed a gun at them during a confrontation outside a motel Thursday night....



15-year-old Indiana girl charged in mother's stabbing death

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:17:02 GMT2017-02-17T18:17:02Z

GARY, Ind. (AP) -- A 15-year-old Indiana girl who was the subject of an Amber Alert has been charged in the stabbing death of her mother....



Kraft still hungry for Unilever after rejected offer

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:07:37 GMT2017-02-17T18:07:37Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Kraft Heinz is attempting to buy Unilever in a $143 billion deal that would join the U.S. maker of cheeses and lunch meats with the European producer of mayo, teas and seasonings in a global powerhouse....



Ex-student sues boarding school amid grand jury sex probe

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 18:04:01 GMT2017-02-17T18:04:01Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- An alumna sued a Pennsylvania boarding school weeks after a grand jury report detailed a half-century of sexual abuse there, accusing the school of ignoring warnings the athletic director was sexually involved with her....



Kentucky man accused of shooting at school bus with BB gun

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 17:46:08 GMT2017-02-17T17:46:08Z

MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky man has been charged after deputies say he shot at a school bus with a BB gun....