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AP PHOTOS: Navy midshipmen lace up gloves, get in the ring

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 16:08:44 GMT2017-02-27T16:08:44Z

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- Midshipmen stream into a stifling gym at the U.S. Naval Academy, eager to watch their classmates as they compete in a boxing ring....



Flight attendant charged in fake bomb threat signs plea deal

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:59:46 GMT2017-02-27T15:59:46Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- A flight attendant accused of making bogus bomb threats on two Skywest flights in 2015 has signed a plea deal to avoid trial, but he could still end up spending decades in prison....



The Latest: California dam's outflow slowed to clear debris

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:53:10 GMT2017-02-27T15:53:10Z

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- The Latest on the damaged Oroville Dam in Northern California (all times local):...



Uncle of boy killed over missing birthday cake gets 10 years

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:46:45 GMT2017-02-27T15:46:45Z

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The uncle of a 9-year-old boy who was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for handcuffing him to a chair and watching the mother's boyfriend pummel the boy senseless....



6 Kentucky inmates treated at hospital

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:46:13 GMT2017-02-27T15:46:13Z

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) -- A Kentucky jailer says six inmates have been treated at a hospital after apparently taking some kind of contraband....



Boston transit agency leads US in light rail derailments

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:39:53 GMT2017-02-27T15:39:53Z

BOSTON (AP) -- The eight Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority trains that derailed last year were the most of any light rail public transit agency in the country....



Judge says police murder retrial on course for May 25 start

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:37:31 GMT2017-02-27T15:37:31Z

CINCINNATI (AP) -- A judge says the retrial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer in the death of an unarmed black man is on course to begin May 25....



Minnesota cop pleads not guilty in Philando Castile shooting

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:21:43 GMT2017-02-27T15:21:43Z

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A Minnesota police officer has pleaded not guilty to manslaughter and other charges in the July shooting death of a black man....



Georgia deputy dies in fiery crash while on job

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:13:44 GMT2017-02-27T15:13:44Z

VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) -- A south Georgia deputy has been killed in a fiery crash while on the job....



California high school abandons annual auction of senior

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 15:08:50 GMT2017-02-27T15:08:50Z

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A Northern California high school is abandoning an annual fundraising auction to buy a senior for a day after classmates said they consider the practice insensitive and "all-around wrong."...



The Latest: Kansas bar attack survivor says he's 'grateful'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:59:54 GMT2017-02-27T14:59:54Z

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- The Latest on a deadly shooting at a Kansas bar that some witnesses said was racially motivated (all times local):...



Police: Drunken man hurls slurs at gay couple in Florida

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:47:48 GMT2017-02-27T14:47:48Z

KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) -- Police in Florida say a drunken man on a scooter hurled slurs and taunts at a gay couple in Key West....



Cops: Mom used girl's breath to start car with DUI device

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:39:55 GMT2017-02-27T14:39:55Z

QUINCY, Pa. (AP) -- Police say a Pennsylvania woman had her 8-year-old daughter blow into an ignition device meant to prevent the woman from driving while drunk shortly before she crashed and was again charged with drunken driving....



Driver who struck and killed toddler charged with DUI

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:34:06 GMT2017-02-27T14:34:06Z

OSWEGO, S.C. (AP) -- Authorities say a man who struck and killed a 21-month-old who ran into the road in South Carolina was driving while intoxicated and had two children in his car....



Man injured in fall from float during Mardi Gras parade

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 14:27:20 GMT2017-02-27T14:27:20Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Police say a man fell off a float and injured himself near the end of a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans....



Police: Teen charged with capital murder of child found dead

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:53:59 GMT2017-02-27T13:53:59Z

OZARK, Ala. (AP) -- Police say a 19-year-old has been charged with capital murder in the death of a 2-month-old child in southeastern Alabama....



Another Alabama inmate killed inside state prison

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:48:21 GMT2017-02-27T13:48:21Z

ELMORE, Ala. (AP) -- Another state inmate has been killed in violence at an Alabama prison....



Officials identify sailor fatally shot at naval air station

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 13:03:38 GMT2017-02-27T13:03:38Z

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- Navy officials in Virginia are identifying a sailor fatally shot by a Naval Air Station Oceana security officer....



Victim says fatal bar shooting not true reflection of Kansas

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:29:37 GMT2017-02-27T12:29:37Z

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- An Indian man who was shot and wounded at a bar in suburban Kansas City last week says he wished the killing of his best friend during the attack had all been a dream, but that the incident, apparently fueled by racism, "doesn't reflect the true spirit of Kansas."...



Money being raised to restore vandalized Jewish cemetery

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:41:56 GMT2017-02-27T11:41:56Z

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Money is being raised to repair and restore more than 100 headstones that were vandalized at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia while police hunt for the person who toppled them....



Former NAACP leader Rachel Dolezal says she can't find job

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:39:37 GMT2017-02-27T11:39:37Z

The former Spokane, Washington, NAACP leader who resigned in 2015 amid criticism that she was passing herself off as black says she is near homelessness....



10 Things to Know for Today

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 11:10:47 GMT2017-02-27T11:10:47Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...



California dam's outflow to be stopped to clear debris

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:51:46 GMT2017-02-27T10:51:46Z

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) -- California water authorities will stop the outflow from the Oroville Dam's crippled spillway to allow workers to remove debris blocking a hydroelectric plant from working, officials said Sunday....



Body of boy missing in storm found on island in LA River

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:23:25 GMT2017-02-27T10:23:25Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say the body of a 14-year-old boy who went missing during a storm more than a week ago has been found on an island in the Los Angeles River....



Mardi Gras crash suspect's alcohol level nearly triple limit

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 08:58:57 GMT2017-02-27T08:58:57Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The driver accused of plowing into a crowd enjoying a Mardi Gras parade in New Orleans had a blood alcohol level nearly three times the legal limit, police said....



Sect rules include no TV, movies or reading newspapers

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:13:29 GMT2017-02-27T06:13:29Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Newcomers to the Word of Faith Fellowship live by a list of strict rules for daily life, which sect leader Jane Whaley says God revealed to her, former members say. They include:...



NC church has unconventional rules for sex and marriage

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:11:16 GMT2017-02-27T06:11:16Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- When it comes to relationships, marriage and sex, Word of Faith Fellowship members must follow strict and unusual rules - or risk severe punishment, former members say....



Former disciples describe storage annex for 'worst sinners'

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 06:09:15 GMT2017-02-27T06:09:15Z

SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- It was the most dreaded place on the Word of Faith Fellowship grounds - a one-story, four-room structure that former members of the sect say was reserved for the most brutal physical and emotional punishment....



Man wounded in Kansas bar shooting speaks at vigil

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:37:41 GMT2017-02-27T05:37:41Z

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- One of three men shot at a bar in suburban Kansas City spoke at a weekend vigil, saying "I wish it was a dream."...



10 Things to Know for Monday

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 05:33:46 GMT2017-02-27T05:33:46Z

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:...



'O.J.' doc director dedicates Oscar to Brown, Goldman

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:39:48 GMT2017-02-27T03:39:48Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Ezra Edelman's nearly eight hour meditation on O.J. Simpson and the culture of race relations in the United States "O.J.: Made in America" emerged as the winner of an unusually strong and even thematically similar best documentary category. In his acceptance speech Sunday Edelman dedicated his award to the late Ron Goldman, Nicole Brown and their families....



Border Patrol pursuit ends in crash; 9 hurt, 1 critically

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 02:36:40 GMT2017-02-27T02:36:40Z

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Officials say nine people were injured, one critically, when an SUV driven by a suspected human smuggler crashed while being chased by Border Patrol agents near Lake Morena....



Boscov's chairman remembered as energetic businessman

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:54:41 GMT2017-02-27T00:54:41Z

READING, Pa. (AP) -- Late department store chairman Albert Boscov was remembered as an energetic businessman, a caring person and a tireless cheerleader for the city he loved....



The Latest: Bond set for suspect in Mardi Gras parade crash

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 00:00:43 GMT2017-02-27T00:00:43Z

NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- The Latest on parade crash (all times local):...



WWII Navy officer who helped rescue Kennedy dies at age 97

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 21:04:55 GMT2017-02-26T21:04:55Z

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. (AP) -- The WWII Navy officer who guided his warship into Japanese territory to rescue future President John F. Kennedy and his crew has died at age 97, his daughter said Sunday....



Sheriff: Gunman killed after firing at Florida pipeline site

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:31:48 GMT2017-02-26T20:31:48Z

FLORAL CITY, Fla. (AP) -- A man who fired shots at a central Florida construction site died during a shootout with sheriff's deputies following a chase....



Woman spends night with dog in car in California creek

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 20:01:25 GMT2017-02-26T20:01:25Z

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) -- A woman who drove off a highway into a swollen Northern California creek was rescued after spending a chilly night in the backseat with her dog....



US gas price rises 2 cents over 2 weeks, to $2.33 a gallon

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:09:00 GMT2017-02-26T19:09:00Z

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) -- The average price of a gallon of regular-grade gasoline rose 2 cents nationally during the past two weeks, to $2.33....



Improved technology saves maple syrup producers time, energy

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:59:38 GMT2017-02-26T18:59:38Z

UNDERHILL, Vt. (AP) -- Maple syrup doesn't get that rich flavor and color in an instant. It's a long process from tree to bottle....



Midwest, Wyoming lawmakers target wolf protections again

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:25:51 GMT2017-02-26T18:25:51Z

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- Pressure is building in Congress to take gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region and Wyoming off the endangered list, which would allow farmers to kill the animals if they threaten livestock....



Wendy's plans self-ordering kiosks at 1,000 locations

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:21:16 GMT2017-02-26T18:21:16Z

DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- Wendy's says it plans to install self-ordering kiosks at about 1,000 locations by the end of the year....



Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:49:33 GMT2017-02-26T17:49:33Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- With his party now holding all of the levers of power in Arkansas politics, a Republican state lawmaker is pushing to remove the names of the state's most famous Democrats - Bill and Hillary Clinton - from Little Rock's airport....



Air Force officer's sexual assault sentence called lenient

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:34:19 GMT2017-02-26T17:34:19Z

SAN ANTONIO (AP) -- An Air Force noncommissioned officer convicted of misconduct with eight women, including three who accused him of sexually assaulting them, was sentenced to three months confinement and another month of hard labor, a punishment a victims' rights advocate called "shockingly light."...



Insider Q&A: Allergan CEO on impact of limiting price hikes

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 17:28:30 GMT2017-02-26T17:28:30Z

As drugmakers pushed back against rising criticism over sky-high U.S. prescription drug prices, one pharmaceutical company went public with a pledge....



Police: Man tied up family members, arrested after 1 escapes

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 16:55:28 GMT2017-02-26T16:55:28Z

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) -- Police near Cleveland say a 34-year-old man kidnapped three family members and was taken into custody after his aunt escaped a basement where she had been tied up....



School event near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:56:02 GMT2017-02-26T15:56:02Z

WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) -- When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drew award-winning authors and crafted a college-caliber syllabus....



Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:44:05 GMT2017-02-26T15:44:05Z

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) -- The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national movement to deregulate the business of African-style braiding....



S. Carolina law makes it tough to lower Confederate flags

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:40:38 GMT2017-02-26T15:40:38Z

WALHALLA, S.C. (AP) -- In the aftermath of the racially motivated Charleston church slayings in 2015, the Confederate flag was removed from the South Carolina Statehouse during an elaborate nationally televised ceremony....



New York, North Carolina: When should teen be tried as adult

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:12:24 GMT2017-02-26T15:12:24Z

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Luis Padilla remembers the terror he felt as a 16-year-old arrested on a robbery charge and locked up with adults in New York City's notorious Rikers Island jail. At one point, he pretended to be suicidal so he could be placed in the relative safety of a locked observation cell....



Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:39:47 GMT2017-02-26T14:39:47Z

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) -- A small Nebraska county that botched a 1985 murder case is scrambling to pay off a $28.1 million judgment owed to six residents who were wrongly convicted....



Trump administration blocks changes on coal mining royalties

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 05:56:12 GMT2017-02-26T05:56:12Z

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- The Interior Department has put on hold changes to how the federal government values huge volumes of coal extracted from public lands, primarily in the Western United States, after mining companies challenged the agency in federal court....



Supreme Court weighs law banning sex offenders from Facebook

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:47:23 GMT2017-02-26T00:47:23Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- Fresh from a trip to traffic court, Lester Packingham Jr. celebrated his turn of good fortune by announcing to friends on Facebook that his pending ticket was dismissed without him saying a word....



Fast and furious: Man cons salesman out of $150K Maserati

Sun, 26 Feb 2017 00:41:26 GMT2017-02-26T00:41:26Z

BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) -- A Maserati is missing after police say a man conned a salesman during a test drive....



Warren Buffett sticks to business, avoids politics in letter

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:21:59 GMT2017-02-25T23:21:59Z

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Billionaire investor Warren Buffett reiterated his rosy long-term outlook for the U.S. economy and his distaste for high Wall Street fees in his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway shareholders that always draws a big audience....



Police: 8-year-old girl fatally shot after traffic accident

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:05:55 GMT2017-02-25T22:05:55Z

HOUSTON (AP) -- An 8-year-old Houston girl was shot to death following a traffic accident that resulted in gunfire, her mother and police said Saturday....



Large sewage spill in Tijuana, Mexico, flows north of border

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:31:48 GMT2017-02-25T20:31:48Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Officials in Southern California are crying foul after more than 140 million gallons of raw sewage spilled into the Tijuana River in Mexico and flowed north of the border for more than two weeks, according to a report....



Lawyer: Officer feared for safety during struggle with teens

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 20:21:47 GMT2017-02-25T20:21:47Z

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) -- A lawyer for the Los Angeles police officer who discharged a gun during an off-duty scuffle with teenagers says his client feared for his and his sick father's safety....



Fargo police plan cultural training after sweat lodge arrest

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:28:27 GMT2017-02-25T19:28:27Z

FARGO, N.D. (AP) -- Fargo police are planning cultural sensitivity training after an officer responding to a report of a fire arrested a man at a Native American sweat lodge....



Final cleanup begins at Dakota Access pipeline protest camp

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:08:47 GMT2017-02-25T19:08:47Z

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has moved into the evacuated Dakota Access pipeline protest camp to finish the cleanup started weeks ago by the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe....



Suspect dead, 2 Florida officers wounded in shootout

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:05:09 GMT2017-02-25T19:05:09Z

CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) -- Police have identified a suspect who died during a shootout with central Florida police officers....



In poor Black Belt region, both fears and prayers over Trump

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 17:16:04 GMT2017-02-25T17:16:04Z

MARION, Ala. (AP) -- Here, in what's left of the Old South's plantation region, the descendants of slaves who picked cotton and worked the dark soil are praying differently since Donald Trump moved into the White House....



How to capture a runaway NY bull? Bring in the cowboys

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 16:31:47 GMT2017-02-25T16:31:47Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- Is there a cowboy in the house?...



Survey: Fraud-free elections, free speech, key to democracy

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 15:49:25 GMT2017-02-25T15:49:25Z

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A survey of U.S. political science professors a month into Donald Trump's presidency shows that fraud-free elections tops a list of 19 principles as most essential to democracy, as do free speech and a free press....



AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 10:07:57 GMT2017-02-25T10:07:57Z

Highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see....



GPS device-maker Garmin reeling after Kansas worker killed

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:19:17 GMT2017-02-25T07:19:17Z

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- GPS device-maker Garmin long has revered diversity in its workforce, even when the locale of its ever-sprawling operational headquarters - a largely white Kansas City suburb - didn't reflect it....



Conservative North Carolina laws spur NAACP call for boycott

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:11:34 GMT2017-02-25T07:11:34Z

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- An economic boycott by the NAACP is the latest fallout over North Carolina's so-called bathroom bill and other conservative policies....



Friend: Livestreaming gamer 'in rough shape' before death

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 07:08:21 GMT2017-02-25T07:08:21Z

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) -- A Virginia man who died at home while playing a 24-hour video game marathon was part of an online livestreaming community where members sometimes go to extremes to build their audiences, experts say....



Helicopter crashes near New Jersey apartment complex

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 05:32:07 GMT2017-02-25T05:32:07Z

CHATHAM, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a helicopter with two people on board crashed near an apartment complex in New Jersey after its tail hit a garage....



6 charged in death of UConn student run over after party

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 02:57:15 GMT2017-02-25T02:57:15Z

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -- Six University of Connecticut students were charged Friday with alcohol-related offenses connected to the death of a student who was run over by a fire department vehicle after leaving a party last fall....



UN Syria sanctions vote sought next week; Russia vows veto

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:38:43 GMT2017-02-25T01:38:43Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Nations urging the U.N. to ban helicopter sales to Syria and impose other sanctions over chemical weapons use are seeking a Security Council vote next week, saying the body needs to take action after attacks the U.S. envoy called "barbaric." But Russia is vowing a veto....



The Latest: Vote on UN Syria sanctions sought next week

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:37:37 GMT2017-02-25T01:37:37Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The Latest on a proposal to impose U.N. sanctions on Syria over chemical weapons attacks (all times local):...



Man pleads guilty in killing of priest at Phoenix church

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:30:52 GMT2017-02-25T01:30:52Z

PHOENIX (AP) -- A homeless ex-convict has pleaded guilty to murder and aggravated assault in the 2014 shooting death of a Catholic priest and the beating of another clergyman during a burglary at a Phoenix church....



Judge won't throw out Bergdahl case over Trump comments

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:16:38 GMT2017-02-25T01:16:38Z

President Donald Trump's campaign-trail criticism of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, while "problematic," hasn't prevented the soldier from getting a fair trial on charges that he endangered comrades by walking off his post in Afghanistan in 2009, a military judge ruled Friday....



Arkansas moves to resume executions, but state lacks drug

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 01:14:58 GMT2017-02-25T01:14:58Z

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas' attorney general on Friday asked for execution dates to be set for eight death row inmates, but state officials said they're still lacking one of the three lethal injection drugs needed to put the men to death....



3 years in prison for ex-day car owner in hot vehicle death

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:58:42 GMT2017-02-25T00:58:42Z

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- A former Louisiana day care owner will serve three years in prison after pleading guilty to a negligent homicide charge arising from the death of a toddler left in a hot van....



The Latest: Defense says former LA sheriff was not corrupt

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:56:52 GMT2017-02-25T00:56:52Z

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The Latest on the trial of former Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca on federal corruption charges (all times local):...



NYC mayor meets with campaign corruption probe investigators

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:31:20 GMT2017-02-25T00:31:20Z

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's mayor met for several hours Friday with federal authorities looking into allegations that donors to his mayoral campaign were promised favors....



Owner of popular pizza chain sentenced in tax fraud case

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:26:57 GMT2017-02-25T00:26:57Z

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) -- The owners of a popular Jersey shore pizza restaurant chain were sentenced Friday for evading taxes and lying to the IRS....



2 more men charged in shooting death of toddler in Chicago

Sat, 25 Feb 2017 00:25:55 GMT2017-02-25T00:25:55Z

CHICAGO (AP) -- Two more men have been charged in a Chicago shooting that killed two people, including a toddler, and wounded a pregnant woman....



Venezuela, Libya again lose UN vote rights over dues debts

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:49:02 GMT2017-02-24T23:49:02Z

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- Venezuela and Libya have been suspended from voting in the U.N. General Assembly for the second time in two years because of millions of dollars in unpaid dues to the world body....



2 World War II-era grenades found, nursing home evacuated

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:43:28 GMT2017-02-24T23:43:28Z

CLARKSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) -- Two World War II-era grenades have been found in a suburban New York nursing home resident's refrigerator, prompting an evacuation....



Woman in custody in central Kansas triple shooting released

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:15:29 GMT2017-02-24T23:15:29Z

NEWTON, Kan. (AP) -- A woman who was taken into custody in connection with a central Kansas shooting that left four people dead has been released from custody....



Police: No active patrol for Madison officer who killed teen

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:09:55 GMT2017-02-24T23:09:55Z

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- The white Madison, Wisconsin, police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 19-year-old in 2015 will continue working behind the scenes and not return to active patrol....



Navy: Arrest of AWOL sailor and new mother was 'last resort'

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:07:43 GMT2017-02-24T23:07:43Z

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- A 24-year-old U.S. Navy sailor who had a baby in August was arrested and remains on a military hold after being accused of deserting her post, court records show....



Black marchers, white re-enactors find common foe in Selma

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:05:54 GMT2017-02-24T23:05:54Z

SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- The mayor of Selma refused to back down Friday in a fight that has united unlikely allies - black civil rights marchers and white Civil War re-enactors who refuse to pay thousands in fees to hold their events....



Vanderbilt: More than 3,000 medical records wrongly accessed

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 23:04:39 GMT2017-02-24T23:04:39Z

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say the hospital has had a security breach where two employees accessed medical records of more than 3,000 patients....



Novelist maintains innocence despite plea in wife's death

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:58:49 GMT2017-02-24T22:58:49Z

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) -- Novelist Michael Peterson agreed to a plea deal Friday that enables him to maintain his innocence even as he acknowledges prosecutors have enough evidence to convict him of manslaughter in his wife's death. The district attorney, for his part, insisted that he's guilty....



FBI agent arrested for firing at officer enters plea deal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:50:01 GMT2017-02-24T22:50:01Z

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) -- An FBI agent who was arrested in western Michigan for shooting at a police officer outside a fitness club could avoid jail under a plea agreement....



Former judge reprimanded for sexual tryst with defendant

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:36:38 GMT2017-02-24T22:36:38Z

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) -- A former Kentucky judge has been reprimanded for having sex with a woman while he was presiding over her felony criminal case....



Kansas man accused in bomb plot feared social collapse

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:35:01 GMT2017-02-24T22:35:01Z

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A man accused of plotting to attack Somali refugees in western Kansas believed then-President Barack Obama would declare martial law and not recognize the validity of the election if Donald Trump won - forcing militias to step in, his lawyer said Friday....



Rural California levees besieged by pounding wet winter

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:25:46 GMT2017-02-24T22:25:46Z

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Billions of dollars in flood projects have eased fears of levee breaks near California's capital and some other cities, but state and federal workers are joining farmers with tractors in round-the-clock battles this week to stave off any chain-reaction failure of rural levees protecting farms and farm towns....



Man pleads guilty to interfering with commercial flight crew

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:25:31 GMT2017-02-24T22:25:31Z

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) -- A man who disrupted an American Airlines flight from the Los Angeles area, forcing it to make an unscheduled landing in Lubbock, Texas, has pleaded guilty to interfering with a flight crew....



Ohio man facing terrorism charges takes trial over plea deal

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 22:15:58 GMT2017-02-24T22:15:58Z

CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio man who the FBI says threatened U.S. military members online on behalf of the Islamic State has rejected a plea deal and is headed to trial....



The Latest: Selma organizers say they're going forward

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:58:57 GMT2017-02-24T21:58:57Z

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) -- The Latest on the dispute over fees imposed by the city of Selma, Alabama, on a civil rights celebration and a Civil War re-enactment (all times local):...



Officials: Tipster gets $10,000 for location of fugitives

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:58:51 GMT2017-02-24T21:58:51Z

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida Department of Law Enforcement says it has awarded $10,000 to the anonymous tipster who provided the location of fugitives suspected in the deaths of four women in a bloody rampage across three Southern states....



Georgia woman wages single-handed fight for open government

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:57:17 GMT2017-02-24T21:57:17Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- When Nydia Tisdale turned her camera on a north Georgia city council meeting, the mayor ordered her to stop recording and had a police officer forcibly remove her and the camera....



Authorities say fire was intentionally set at Florida mosque

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:53:19 GMT2017-02-24T21:53:19Z

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- An intentionally set fire damaged a prayer hall at a Tampa-area mosque early Friday, investigators said....



Prosecutors release video of moments before police shooting

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:50:39 GMT2017-02-24T21:50:39Z

ATLANTA (AP) -- Authorities on Friday released surveillance video they say shows the moments before a police officer fatally shot a man outside an Atlanta public safety building....



Florida Supreme Court overturns abortion ban at clinic

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:47:44 GMT2017-02-24T21:47:44Z

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- A Planned Parenthood affiliate has won a battle over whether doctors can perform abortions and sonograms at a Florida health center....



Charge: Passenger in getaway car tried to kill trooper

Fri, 24 Feb 2017 21:34:36 GMT2017-02-24T21:34:36Z

GOOSE CREEK, S.C. (AP) -- A passenger in a getaway car has been charged with attempted murder after firing at a South Carolina state trooper, authorities said....