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  • Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

    Memory Lane: Traveling through time on Google maps

    Thursday, April 24 2014 10:15 AM EDT2014-04-24 14:15:17 GMT
    Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.
    Trips down memory lane are now available on Google's digital maps.
  • Kidnapper releases 10-year-old who won’t stop singing gospel song

    Kidnapper releases 10-year-old who won’t stop singing gospel song

    Thursday, April 24 2014 7:22 AM EDT2014-04-24 11:22:16 GMT
    A gospel song saved a 10-year-old Atlanta boy from his kidnapper. Willie Myrick said he was in his front yard and bent down to pick up money when somebody grabbed him and threw him in a car.
    A gospel song saved a 10-year-old Atlanta boy from his kidnapper. Willie Myrick said he was in his front yard and bent down to pick up money when somebody grabbed him and threw him in a car.
  • Mom finds weed stashed inside pocket of son's new jeans

    Mom finds weed stashed inside pocket of son's new jeans

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:39:24 GMT
    A mother in Eastpointe says she found a bag of marijuana in pants she purchased at a popular retail chain for her 9-year-old son.
    A mother in Eastpointe says she found a bag of marijuana in pants she purchased at a popular retail chain for her 9-year-old son.

  • Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Teen missed Africa, had no clue he was in Maui

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:55 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:55:40 GMT
    For all the tens of billions of dollars that the nation has spent on screening passengers and their bags, few airports made a comparable investment to secure the airplanes themselves.
    Long flights can leave anyone a little unsteady, but a teenager who defied the odds, surviving a flight from California to Hawaii tucked in a jetliner's wheel well, was disoriented, thirsty and could barely walk after...
  • FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 9:35 PM EDT2014-04-24 01:35:05 GMT
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes.
    The Federal Communications Commission is set to propose new open Internet rules that would allow content companies to pay for faster delivery over the so-called "last mile" connection to people's homes, but enhance...
  • Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Splashy plan for pool in NYC's East River unveiled

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 00:24:37 GMT
    Forget Jones Beach or the Jersey Shore. A design team says New York's East River could soon be the place for summer fun.
    Forget schlepping to Jones Beach or down the Jersey Shore. A Brooklyn design team said Tuesday that New York's East River could be the next great place for a summer swim.
  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 23:54:41 GMT
    Federal ocean scientists have released images of the wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, a disaster that killed 16 people.
    The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists.
  • Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Party a century in the making for Wrigley Field

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:54 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:54:19 GMT
    For Wrigley Field, it really was the party of a century.
    There was a giant replica cake right next to the Ernie Banks statue, and an old-time band played as fans made their way through the main entrance.
  • Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Tentative deal reached in TSA breast-milk lawsuit

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:27 PM EDT2014-04-23 22:27:31 GMT
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed has reached a settlement with the Transportation Security Administration.
    A Southern California woman who was held at a Phoenix airport four years ago after refusing to have her breast milk X-rayed said Wednesday she has reached a tentative settlement with the Transportation Security...
  • Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Soldier convicted in WikiLeaks case gets new name

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:36:06 GMT
    A Kansas judge has scheduled a hearing to consider Army Pfc. Chelsea Manning's petition to legally change her name from Bradley Manning.
    An Army private convicted of providing classified documents to WikiLeaks won an initial victory Wednesday toward living as a woman when a Kansas judge granted a petition to change her name to Chelsea Elizabeth Manning.
  • Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    Oldest living ex-MLB player dies in Cuba at 102

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:35 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:35:37 GMT
    Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, has died, his grandson said. He was...
    Conrado Marrero, the diminutive Cuban right-hander who pitched for the Washington Senators in the 1950s and in 2011 became the oldest living former Major League Baseball player, died in Havana on Wednesday. He was 102,...
  • Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

    Penn St. fans plan new statue of Joe Paterno

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:45:44 GMT
    With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.
    With one Joe Paterno statue in storage, fans of the late Penn State football coach are commissioning a new one to be placed across from the university.
  • Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

    Sony developing live-action Barbie comedy

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 4:04 PM EDT2014-04-23 20:04:23 GMT
    Barbie is coming alive.
    Barbie is coming alive.
  • First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:55:09 GMT
    The government is developing a website to help job-seeking veterans and military spouses create resumes, make connections with employers and become part of a database that companies can mine for skills and talents.
    To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to...
  • Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:26:01 GMT
    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
    Australian researchers are trying a novel way to boost the power of cochlear implants: They used the technology to beam gene therapy into the ears of deaf animals and found the combination improved hearing.
  • Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    Indiana cat missing 5 years reunited with owner

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:25:57 GMT
    A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
    A cat that went missing five years ago has been reunited with its owner in Indiana thanks to an implanted microchip.
  • High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    High court tosses $3.4M award to child porn victim

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-04-23 19:05:32 GMT
    The Supreme Court has thrown out a nearly $3.4 million judgment against a man convicted of possessing two pornographic images of a child that have been seen by thousands of online viewers.
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a plea to make it easier for victims of child pornography to collect money from people who view their images online, throwing out a nearly $3.4 million judgment in favor of a woman...
  • Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:28 GMT
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
    A degenerative eye disease slowly robbed Roger Pontz of his vision.
  • Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    Scientists watch enormous Antarctic iceberg drift

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
    Scientists are watching an iceberg bigger than the island of Guam as it slowly moves away from an Antarctic glacier.
  • Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Globe had 4th hottest March; US cooler than normal

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-04-23 18:55:16 GMT
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
    Federal forecasters calculated that for most of the Earth, last month was one of the hottest Marchs on record - except in the United States.
  • 9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    9th suspect in NC kidnapping turns self in to FBI

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 1:17 PM EDT2014-04-23 17:17:01 GMT
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
    As the kidnappers pulled into a quiet, upscale golf course community, they thought they were about to abduct an assistant district attorney who sent a high-ranking gang member to prison for life, authorities said.
  • Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

    Lupita Nyong'o named People's 'Most Beautiful'

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 8:14 AM EDT2014-04-23 12:14:42 GMT
    People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.
    People magazine has named Lupita Nyong'o as the "World's Most Beautiful" for 2014.
  • Banned at USF graduation: Selfies

    Banned at USF graduation: Selfies

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:49 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:49:39 GMT

    The University of South Florida is changing its graduation guidelines, requesting that seniors stop taking "selfies" with the school president during the ceremony.

    The University of South Florida is changing its graduation guidelines, requesting that seniors stop taking "selfies" with the school president during the ceremony.

  • NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    NYPD Twitter hashtag backfires

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 6:23 AM EDT2014-04-23 10:23:11 GMT
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
    A NYPD plan intended to better connect with the community seems to have backfired a bit. The police department asked its twitter followers to share pictures of themselves with New York City police officers using the hashtag "myNYPD." Some did share nice pictures, but others not so much.Some of the first pictures posted showed regular citizens standing with very friendly looking police officers.
  • IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    IRS awards bonuses to 1,100 who owe back taxes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:12 GMT
    A government investigator says the Internal Revenue Service paid $1 million in bonuses to employees who owed back taxes.
    The Internal Revenue Service has paid more than $2.8 million in bonuses to employees with recent disciplinary problems, including $1 million to workers who owed back taxes, a government investigator said Tuesday.
  • At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    At mudslide scene, Obama mourns with survivors

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 8:14 PM EDT2014-04-23 00:14:01 GMT
    President Barack Obama plans a brief visit to the Seattle area to survey damage from a mudslide that killed more than three dozen people.
    Swooping over a landscape of unspeakable sadness and death, President Barack Obama took an aerial tour Tuesday of the place where more than three dozen people perished in a mudslide last month. He pledged a nation's...
  • Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Govt must turn over info on CIA prisons to defense

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 7:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 23:44:23 GMT
    A military judge is ordering prosecutors to turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after being captured in connection with the 2000 attack on the USS...
    Prosecutors must turn over never-revealed details about the time a Guantanamo Bay detainee spent in secret CIA prisons after his arrest in connection with the deadly attack on the USS Cole in Yemen, according to a military...
  • Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

    Bon Jovi helps open low-income housing in Philly

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:46 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:46:20 GMT
    Rock star Jon Bon Jovi is showing some brotherly love to the less fortunate in Philadelphia.
    Jon Bon Jovi's hit tune "Who Says You Can't Go Home?" took on new meaning Tuesday as the rock star cut the ribbon on a namesake housing development for low-income residents and the formerly homeless in Philadelphia.
  • Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Health care site flagged in Heartbleed review

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:45 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:45:44 GMT
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
    People who have accounts on the enrollment website for President Barack Obama's signature health care law are being told to change their passwords following an administration-wide review of the government's...
  • Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

    Attacks on payment systems trail other cybercrimes

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 22:04:22 GMT
    While Target's massive data breach last year caused consumers to panic and drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches on retailer payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.
    While the theft of millions of credit card numbers from Target customers last year drew attention to Internet crime, a new study finds that breaches of retail payment systems are less common than other kinds of attacks.
  • Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

    Court: Ohio man must pay $489,000 for false call

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:44 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:44:14 GMT
    An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue...
    An Ohio man who was 19 when he made a false distress call that triggered a massive, 21-hour search on Lake Erie must pay $489,000 in restitution to the U.S. and Canadian agencies involved in the needless rescue effort, a...
  • Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    Maine baby lobster decline could end high catches

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 21:04:24 GMT
    Scientists say the number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's...
    The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England's lobster fishery, scientists say.
  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:34:24 GMT
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
  • In Internet TV case, Supreme Court justices show concern

    In Internet TV case, Supreme Court justices show concern

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:30:46 GMT
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
    Grappling with fast-changing technology, Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can protect the copyrights of TV broadcasters to the shows they send out without strangling innovations in the use of the internet.
  • Stocks move higher as more earnings roll in

    Stocks move higher as more earnings roll in

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:24:07 GMT
    The stock market is notching its sixth gain in a row as more U.S. companies report solid earnings.
    The stock market is notching its sixth gain in a row as more U.S. companies report solid earnings.
  • Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Sub records detailed images of WWII wreck

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 4:14 PM EDT2014-04-22 20:14:15 GMT
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to...
    An unmanned submarine has recorded some of the most detailed images of two American ships that sank off the coast of England during World War II, according to the Massachusetts company that surveyed the wreckage to mark...
  • Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Michigan affirmative ban is OK, Supreme Court says

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 3:54 PM EDT2014-04-22 19:54:41 GMT
    The Supreme Court has upheld Michigan's ban on using race as a factor in college admissions.
    A state's voters are free to outlaw the use of race as a factor in college admissions, the Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a blow to affirmative action that also laid bare tensions among the justices about a continuing...
  • Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

    Woman glad suspect captured in brother's '81 death

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:43 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:43:55 GMT
    The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after the slaying says she never gave up on the case.
    The sister of a man whose suspected killer was arrested 33 years after the slaying says she never gave up on the case.
  • Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    Democrats eye 15 cities for 2016 convention

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:04:08 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee has asked Chicago, New York and 13 others to make a pitch to host the presidential nominating convention in 2016.
    President Barack Obama's hometown and Hillary Rodham Clinton's home base as a senator are among the 15 cities the Democratic National Committee is considering to host the party's presidential nominating...
  • Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Report: Polygraph crime admissions not reported

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:04 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:04:06 GMT
    An inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community says some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...
    The inspector general for the U.S. intelligence community said Tuesday some admissions of crimes by spy agency workers during lie detector tests were not disclosed to law enforcement agencies because of breakdowns in...
  • Job market for college grads better but still weak

    Job market for college grads better but still weak

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:34:18 GMT
    The job market for new college graduates is brightening but remains weaker than before the Great Recession began.
    With college commencement ceremonies nearing, the government is offering a modest dose of good news for graduating seniors: The job market is brightening for new grads - a bit.
  • Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Obama administration tightens grip on intelligence

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-22 17:24:35 GMT
    The Obama administration is tightening its control over intelligence and limiting officials' interactions with reporters.
    The Obama administration has tightened its control over intelligence - including unclassified information - by setting limits on officials' interactions with the media.
  • American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    American Meb Keflezighi wins Boston Marathon

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-22 10:24:15 GMT
    American Meb Keflezighi has won the Boston Marathon, a year after a bombing at the finish line left three dead and more than 260 people injured.
    A year ago, an injured Meb Keflezighi watched the Boston Marathon from the stands at the finish line on Boylston Street, leaving five minutes before the bombs went off.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:05 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:05:22 GMT
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Georgetown officer seen in video tripping, pushing students as they rush field

    Georgetown officer seen in video tripping, pushing students as they rush field

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:09 PM EDT2014-04-22 00:09:32 GMT
    Video shows a Georgetown police officer tripping and pushing students as they rush the field seconds after a high school state soccer game ends.
    Video shows a Georgetown police officer tripping and pushing students as they rush the field seconds after a high school state soccer game ends.
  • Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Apple offering free recycling of all used products

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:40 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:40:37 GMT
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
    Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.
  • In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    In show of defiance, 32,000 run Boston Marathon

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:25:03 GMT
    For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 26.2-mile course from Hopkinton to Boston's Copley Square...
    Some ran to honor the dead and wounded. Others were out to prove something to the world about their sport, the city or their country. And some wanted to prove something to themselves.
  • Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Man dies after being shot at federal courthouse

    Monday, April 21 2014 7:24 PM EDT2014-04-21 23:24:47 GMT
    A shooting inside a federal courthouse in Salt Lake City on Monday left at least one person injured, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney said.
    Defendant Siale Angilau was listening to a witness describe gang initiation rituals on Monday when authorities said he grabbed a pen, rushed toward the witness and lunged at him.
  • Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

    Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift US economy

    Monday, April 21 2014 6:04 PM EDT2014-04-21 22:04:24 GMT
    Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.
    Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too.
  • As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    As Army shrinks, young officers being pushed out

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:54 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:54:02 GMT
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
    After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.
  • Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

    Boy Scouts ban church that let gay man lead troop

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:43:23 GMT
    The Boys Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop.
    The Boy Scouts of America has revoked its charter agreement with a Seattle church that refused to remove a gay troop leader after the organization withdrew his membership.
  • APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    APNewsBreak: US weighs curbing deportations

    Monday, April 21 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-04-21 20:32:50 GMT
    The Associated Press has learned that Homeland Security Secretary Jeh (Jay) Johnson is considering limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally but without serious criminal records. On President...
    Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is weighing limiting deportations of immigrants living in the U.S. illegally who don't have serious criminal records, according to two people with knowledge of his deliberations.
  • Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Study: Half of jailed NYC youths have brain injury

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:35:08 GMT
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest...
    About half of all 16- to 18-year-olds coming into New York City's jails say they had a traumatic brain injury before being incarcerated, most caused by assaults, according to a new study that's the latest in a...
  • Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:44 GMT
    A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
    A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.
  • Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Late sign-ups improve outlook for Obama health law

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:34:38 GMT
    The outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law is getting better, with more people enrolled overall and a much-needed surge of interest among young adults.
    A surge of eleventh-hour enrollments has improved the outlook for President Barack Obama's health care law, with more people signing up overall and a much-needed spark of interest among young adults.
  • Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    Woman accused in babies' deaths appears in court

    Monday, April 21 2014 1:14 PM EDT2014-04-21 17:14:53 GMT
    Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.
    Prosecutors have been granted more time to determine what charges to file against a Utah woman accused of killing six of her babies and storing their bodies in her garage.
  • Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Reservoir to be flushed because of urinating teen

    Call it the Big Flush 2, and this time the sequel promises to be much bigger than the original.
    The mix of 38 million gallons of treated water and one teen's urine has proven unacceptable to Portland officials who plan to flush away the whole lot - the second time in less than three years the city has gone to...
  • Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Salmonella decline seen in food poisoning report

    Sunday, April 20 2014 1:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 17:03:37 GMT
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most...
    The government's latest report card on food poisoning shows a dip in salmonella cases but an increase in illnesses from bacteria in raw shellfish. The report counts cases in only 10 states for some of the most common...
  • Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Cyber cops: Target hackers may take years to find

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:03 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:03:06 GMT
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
    Secret Service investigators say they are close to gaining a full understanding of the methods hackers used to breach Target's computer systems last December.
  • Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Facebook rolls out location-sharing feature

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:02 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:02:53 GMT
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are in close proximity using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
    Facebook users in the U.S. will soon be able to see which of their friends are nearby using a new feature the company is launching on Thursday.
  • Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet

    Saturday, April 19 2014 5:12 PM EDT2014-04-19 21:12:10 GMT
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and...
    Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too...
  • Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Full lunar eclipse delights Americas, 1st of year

    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
    Sky-gazers in North and South America were treated to a full lunar eclipse - at least those fortunate enough to have clear skies.
  • Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    Study finds signs of brain changes in pot smokers

    A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.
    A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Thursday, April 17 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-18 03:00:26 GMT
    Kansas City's police chief says a suspect in a string of random highway shootings that have wounded three people is in custody.
    Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened many more.
  • Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    Man said to be homesick for prison gets 3½ years

    By MICHAEL TARM Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) -
    An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home - prison.
  • Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Fraternity shuts Ole Miss branch after noose tying

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:30:43 GMT
    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the then-all white...
    A national fraternity group has closed its University of Mississippi chapter after three members were accused of tying a noose around the neck of a statue of the first black student to enroll in the Southern college that...
  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    Thursday, April 17 2014 8:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 00:10:31 GMT
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.
    A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the...
  • Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Chelsea Clinton expecting first child this fall

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:11:45 GMT
    Chelsea Clinton says she and her husband are expecting their first child later this year.
    For the Clintons, 2014 is the year of the baby.
  • Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Wal-Mart jumps into the money transfer biz, loudly

    Thursday, April 17 2014 7:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 23:10:33 GMT
    Wal-Mart is offering another incentive to its customers to spend more time at its stores.
    Wal-Mart is delving deeper into financial services at its stores and shaking up the money transfer business.
  • Former Redskins, Eagles QB Donovan McNabb serves 1-day jail sentence in Arizona

    Former Redskins, Eagles QB Donovan McNabb serves 1-day jail sentence in Arizona

    Thursday, April 17 2014 6:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 22:23:12 GMT
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
    Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb has been released from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.
  • Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' bullying flier

    Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' bullying flier

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:27 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:27:34 GMT
    A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.
    A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending fifth-grade students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors.
  • Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    Holder: Hate crimes 'an affront to who we are'

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:23:53 GMT
    Attorney General Eric Holder says all Americans are standing with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
    All Americans stand with the mourners of three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, Attorney General Eric Holder said Thursday, adding that hate crimes are "an affront" to the nation.
  • Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Obama: 8 million signed up for health care

    Thursday, April 17 2014 5:19 PM EDT2014-04-17 21:19:53 GMT
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
    Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges, President Barack Obama said Thursday, besting expectations and offering new hope to Democrats who are defending the law ahead of the midterm elections.
  • Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

    Chipotle plans first price hike in 3 years

    Mexican food chain Chipotle's first-quarter net income rose 8 percent as higher costs offset a sales surge as more customers bought its burritos and other fare.
    Chipotle is feeling confident that customers are willing to pay more for its burritos, bowls and tacos.
  • Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Ex-honor student gets 5 years in terrorism case

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:40:53 GMT
    A Maryland teenage convicted with two American women in a Jihadist terror plot has been sentenced in Philadelphia to five years in prison.
    An immigrant teen who had earned a scholarship to an elite U.S. college but helped solicit support for Jihadists he met online was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison.
  • Man fined $525 for drink refill at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Man fined $525 for drink refill at Veterans Affairs hospital

    Thursday, April 17 2014 4:29 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:29:12 GMT
    A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.
    A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525.
  • Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    Thursday, April 17 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-04-17 19:20:23 GMT
    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said Thursday.
    By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said...
  • Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Budget office: Wage boost would cost firms $15B

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:40:57 GMT
    The Congressional Budget Office estimates that a Senate Democratic proposal gradually boosting the minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would force businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries in 2017.
    A Senate Democratic bill gradually increasing the federal minimum wage to $10.10 hourly would require private businesses to spend $15 billion more in salaries when it takes full effect in 2017, the Congressional Budget...
  • Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    Judge won't order recalled GM cars to be parked

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:10 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:10:45 GMT
    A federal judge in Texas has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of 2 million recalled cars to stop driving their vehicles until their ignition switches are repaired.
    A Texas federal judge has denied an emergency motion that would have forced General Motors to tell owners of more than 2 million recalled cars to stop driving them until the ignition switches are replaced.
  • War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    War of words in Northwestern-athletes' union fight

    Thursday, April 17 2014 2:01 PM EDT2014-04-17 18:01:53 GMT
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
    Northwestern University and a group trying to unionize college athletes are trading accusations as the National Labor Relations Board considers the school's appeal of a federal ruling that scholarship athletes...
  • Not so fast! Customer tackles CVS robber

    Not so fast! Customer tackles CVS robber

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-17 02:30:09 GMT
    Investigators have released video of an incredible act by one CVS customer in Sarasota. The man disrupted a suspect's robbery attempt.
    Investigators have released video of an incredible act by one CVS customer in Sarasota. The man disrupted a suspect's robbery attempt.
  • 3-year-old Nebraska boy gets stuck inside claw machine

    3-year-old Nebraska boy gets stuck inside claw machine

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:50:07 GMT
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
    Authorities say a toddler has been reunited with his mother after employees found him playing inside a claw crane machine at a Nebraska bowling alley.
  • Knife found in enchilada at California airport

    Knife found in enchilada at California airport

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-16 23:39:27 GMT
    A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.
    A woman is facing a possible fine after federal officials say they found a knife inside an enchilada in her bag during security screening at a Northern California airport.
  • Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

    Suspect found guilty in 4 Omaha shooting deaths

    A parolee accused of fatally shooting four people in Omaha over 10 days last summer was on Wednesday found guilty of murder.
    A Nebraska man described by one prison psychiatrist as a "psychopath" and "one of the most dangerous people" the doctor had ever evaluated was found guilty Wednesday of four counts of first-degree murder in the shooting...
  • Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    Obama, Biden announce $600M for job grants

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are hitting the road to trumpet $600 million in new competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs that could help people...
    Emphasizing skills training as key to a growing middle class, President Barack Obama on Wednesday announced $600 million in competitive grants to spur creation of targeted training and apprenticeship programs to help...
  • Attorneys for suspect charged in finish line hoax cite history of mental illness

    Attorneys for suspect charged in finish line hoax cite history of mental illness

    A 25-year-old Wakefield man was held on $100,000 bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital Wednesday after police say he carried a rice cooker filled with confetti to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
    A 25-year-old Wakefield man was held on $100,000 bail and sent to Bridgewater State Hospital Wednesday after police say he carried a rice cooker filled with confetti to the finish line of the Boston Marathon.
  • US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law banning abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
    A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant.
  • Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Jill Biden promotes Post-9/11 GI Bill website

    Vice President Joe Biden's wife is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their benefits under the Post-9/11 GI Bill at...
    Jill Biden is promoting a new website designed to make it easier for service members, veterans, their spouses and dependents to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits at thousands of schools and job training programs.
  • US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    US stocks close higher for third day in a row

    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer U.S. stocks moved higher in early trading on Wednesday, extending their gains into a third day. Investors welcomed solid earnings from Yahoo as well as some...
    By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Investors drove stock prices to their highest level in a week Wednesday, encouraged by a crop of corporate earnings and reassuring U.S. and Chinese economic data.
  • Study shows increase in online information thefts

    Study shows increase in online information thefts

    The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
    The number of Americans who say they've had important personal information stolen online is on the rise, according to a Pew Research Center report released Monday.
  • Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Defense says bombing suspect's family key to case

    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) have told a judge that understanding their client's family is key to their case.
    Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev said Wednesday that understanding Tsarnaev's family is key to their case, offering a glimpse of the defense strategy as they prepare to defend him against...
  • Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Denver police eye 911 response time after killing

    Authorities are investigating whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot nearly 15 minutes into a 911 call about her husband, who she said was hallucinating and asking her to...
    Authorities were investigating Wednesday whether Denver police responded quickly enough to a woman who was fatally shot at least 12 minutes into a 911 call in which she said her husband was hallucinating and asking her to...
  • Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    Armed robber was never told to report to prison

    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
    After he was convicted of armed robbery in 2000, Cornealious Anderson was sentenced to 13 years behind bars and told to await instructions on when and where to report to prison. But those instructions never came.
  • New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    New SAT: What will those questions look like?

    Anxious students - not to mention their parents - can get a heads-up for how the redesigned SAT might look in two years.
    Calculate the foreign exchange rate a vacationing American would pay in India. Estimate from a random sample the number of 18- to 34-year olds who voted for a candidate. These are sample questions from the newly redesigned...
  • Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Bloomberg plans $50M gun control network

    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls,...
    Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million this year on a new group that will mix campaign contributions with field operations aimed at pulling 1 million gun-control supporters to the polls, he...
  • Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    Fed survey: Growth picks up across most of US

    A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
    A Federal Reserve survey shows economic growth picking up across most of the United States over the past two months as bitter winter weather subsided.
  • Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not

    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
    Some low-paid workers won't benefit even if a long-shot Democratic proposal to raise the federal minimum wage becomes law.
  • Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

    Dance show 'Soul Train' may boogie onto Broadway

    The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.
    The groundbreaking song-and-dance show "Soul Train" is chugging toward Broadway.
  • Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    Police: Utah woman gave birth at home

    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
    A Utah woman accused of concealing seven pregnancies before strangling or suffocating her newborns gave birth each time in her home, authorities said Wednesday.
  • Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Judge stays most of Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to...
    Ohio officials must immediately recognize the same-sex marriages of four couples who sued over the state's gay marriage ban, a federal judge said Wednesday, while staying the broader effects of his ruling to avoid...
  • Clinton White House documents to be released

    Clinton White House documents to be released

    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
    The National Archives is scheduled to release about 7,500 pages of documents on Friday from former President Bill Clinton's administration.
  • Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
    They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others.
  • Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

    Miley Cyrus still hospitalized, cancels 2nd show

    Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
    Miley Cyrus is canceling another concert and remains hospitalized for a severe allergic reaction to antibiotics.
  • Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    Classes resume at Pennsylvania stabbing school

    Students planned to gather in prayer and in support of one another on the football field of a Pittsburgh-area high school where classes were scheduled to resume Wednesday, a week after a mass stabbing.
    Classes resumed Wednesday at a Pittsburgh-area high school where authorities said a student stabbed or slashed 21 others and a security guard a week ago while rampaging through a hallway with two kitchen knives.
  • Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    Detroit strikes 2nd deal with its other retirees

    The city of Detroit has reached a deal with retired police officers and firefighters that would preserve current pensions.
    The city of Detroit reached tentative agreements to preserve pensions for retired police office and firefighters but cut monthly payments for other former employees, key deals that could accelerate the largest public...
  • Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Solemn tributes mark Boston Marathon bombing

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:50 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:50:47 GMT
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
    Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's resilience in the face of a terror attack.
  • Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

    Two convicted sex offenders dutifully checked in with police every month and wore their GPS trackers around the clock - the rules of parole that are designed to tip off authorities if a freed felon backslides.
    GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to...
  • Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    Male cop dresses as Amish woman to stop flasher

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:46 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:46:41 GMT
    A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.
    A western Pennsylvania police officer says he spent much of December and January dressed as an Amish woman in hopes of scaring off a man suspected of exposing himself to Amish children.
  • MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    MLB marks 67th anniversary of Robinson debut

    Rev. Jesse Jackson is helping Major League Baseball mark the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, praising Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in...
    Marking the 67th anniversary of the day Jackie Robinson broke baseball's color barrier, the Rev. Jesse Jackson praised Commissioner Bud Selig for the strides the sport has taken in minority opportunities over the past...
  • Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    Congress is giving states the transportation blues

    The U.S. transportation secretary says indecision by Congress about how to pay for programs is again threatening to set back or shut down road and transit projects across the country. That could result in...
    On the road in a tour bus this week, the U.S. transportation secretary is spreading some bad news: The government's Highway Trust Fund is nearly broke. If allowed to run dry, that could set back or shut down projects...
  • Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    Former Army sergeant to receive Medal of Honor

    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
    President Barack Obama will award the Medal of Honor to former Army Sergeant Kyle J. White, who put his own life at risk in an hours-long effort to save fellow service members during a 2007 ambush in Afghanistan.
  • Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Supremacist faces murder charges in Kansas deaths

    Kansas prosecutors have filed state-level murder charges against the white supremacist accused in a shooting spree that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City.
    A white supremacist charged in shootings that left three people dead at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City was brought into a video conference room in a wheelchair Tuesday to make his first court appearance.
  • Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

    Walker's brothers to help finish 'Fast & Furious'

    Paul Walker's brothers are filling in to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7."
    Paul Walker's brothers are stepping to help finish filming on "Fast & Furious 7," the film Walker was in the midst of making when he died in November.
  • 5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    5 Things to Know about Tax Day

    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
    By The Associated Press The deadline for filing taxes is midnight Tuesday. Here are five things to consider as the deadline nears.
  • Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    Judge considers staying Ohio gay marriage ruling

    A federal judge who ordered Ohio to recognize out-of-state gay marriage says he's inclined to issue a stay of his decision pending appeal.
    Attorneys for the state of Ohio asked a federal judge Tuesday to stay his decision ordering the state to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, a request the judge said he was inclined to...
  • Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Immigration activists urge Obama to act boldly

    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to remain...
    Latinos and immigration activists are warning of political peril for President Barack Obama and Democrats in the fall election unless the president acts boldly and soon to curb deportations and allow more immigrants to...
  • Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    Obama discusses immigration with faith leaders

    President Barack Obama has told religious leaders that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws.
    President Barack Obama told religious leaders Tuesday that he has no plans to make unilateral changes to the nation's immigration laws while there's still a window for Congress to pass legislation.
  • Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    Obama has silent moment for Boston bombing

    President Barack Obama is observing the anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing with a moment of silence at the White House.
    President Barack Obama is paying tribute to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing on its first anniversary with a moment of silence in the Oval Office.
  • Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story

    Correction: Fatal Shooting-Victims story

    Family members of a boy and his grandfather who were killed at a suburban Kansas City Jewish center say they were ambushed and shot in the head as they got out of their vehicle.
    In a story April 14 about victims of the shootings at two Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City, The Associated Press erroneously identified the mother of the 14-year-old victim as Mindy Losen. Her last name is...
  • Deputies Arrest Suspect Accused Of Attacking Several People

    Deputies Arrest Suspect Accused Of Attacking Several People

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:33 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:33:24 GMT
    Deputies arrest suspect accused of attacking several people. Johnathan Schmidt, 29 years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore, is accused of attacking several people with a knife.
    Deputies arrest suspect accused of attacking several people. Johnathan Schmidt, 29 years old and a resident of Lake Elsinore, is accused of attacking several people with a knife.
  • Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    Coca-Cola sells more drinks but soda dips

    Coca-Cola's first-quarter profit fell nearly 8 percent as the world's biggest beverage maker faced a stronger dollar and made structural changes abroad.
    Coca-Cola, the world's biggest beverage maker, said Tuesday that the amount of soda it sold globally fell for first time in 15 years.
  • Holder urges approval of $15M for shooter training

    Holder urges approval of $15M for shooter training

    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.
    Attorney General Eric Holder is urging Congress to approve $15 million for training law enforcement officers in handling shooting rampages.
  • Colorado gets first marijuana vending machine

    Colorado gets first marijuana vending machine

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:11 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:11:16 GMT
    With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as new ways to get it to residents. There was a special delivery of a vending machine to Montana's Smokehouse in Avon, Colo. In it will not be the bubble gum and candy you usually find in most restaurant vending machines. Instead, this one is distinctly Colorado.
    With the legalization of recreational marijuana in Colorado, all sorts of laws have come into effect as well as new ways to get it to residents. There was a special delivery of a vending machine to Montana's Smokehouse in Avon, Colo. In it will not be the bubble gum and candy you usually find in most restaurant vending machines. Instead, this one is distinctly Colorado.
  • 'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    'I AM A BULLY' sign-holder calls sentence unfair

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:19 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:19:49 GMT
    An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
    An Ohio man who spent hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully says that the punishment in a disorderly conduct case was unfair and that the judge who sentenced him has ruined his life.
  • Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:51 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:51:34 GMT
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City.
    Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. Huntsman, 39, told police she either strangled or suffocated them immediately after they were born. She wrapped their bodies in a towel or a shirt, put them in plastic bags and then packed them inside boxes in the garage of her home south of Salt Lake City.
  • Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:50 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:50:14 GMT
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
    Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016.
  • Kansas Jewish community center shooting suspect had no record of violence

    Kansas Jewish community center shooting suspect had no record of violence

    Monday, April 14 2014 6:48 PM EDT2014-04-14 22:48:24 GMT
    Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.
    Never one to keep his hatred to himself, Frazier Glenn Cross for decades sought out any soapbox to espouse his white-supremacist beliefs, twice running for federal office with campaigns steeped in anti-Semitism.
  • Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

    By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general is upholding Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to...
    By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the...
  • Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Mrs. Obama, 'first dogs' visits military families

    Michelle Obama says she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
    Michelle Obama said Monday she is shining a light on military families who are her heroes and a medical facility that treats them as she gives thanks during an early Easter celebration.
  • Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

    A federal judge is expected to issue what could be the most sweeping ruling yet for gay marriage in Ohio by ordering the state to recognize the marriages of gay couples who wed in other states that allow same-sex...
    A federal judge on Monday ordered Ohio to recognize the marriages of same-sex couples performed in other states, and civil rights attorneys and gay marriage supporters immediately began looking ahead to their next fight: a...
  • FBI: Miami cop known as 'Milk Man' helped dealers

    FBI: Miami cop known as 'Milk Man' helped dealers

    In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to...
    In 22 years at the Miami-Dade Police Department, Lt. Ralph Mata broke up major gangs, supervised an airport canine unit that sniffed out drug smugglers and investigated police wrongdoing. He was also, according to the FBI,...
  • "Blood moon" lunar eclipse happens Tuesday morning

    "Blood moon" lunar eclipse happens Tuesday morning

    Monday, April 14 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-04-14 18:28:37 GMT
    Get ready sky gazers: The first eclipse of the year happens early Tuesday morning.  It's known as the red moon, or "blood moon," and it's the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. 
    Get ready sky gazers: The first eclipse of the year happens early Tuesday morning.  It's known as the red moon, or "blood moon," and it's the first of four such lunar eclipses over the next year and a half. 
  • April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    April 15 not much of a deadline for most taxpayers

    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
    The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret.
  • Native Americans say US violated human rights

    Native Americans say US violated human rights

    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
    A Native American group is asking the international community to charge the United States with human rights violations in hopes of getting help with a land claim.
  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California....
    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus and big rig drivers...
  • Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

    Teachers return to school where 22 were stabbed

    The doors are reopening at the Pittsburgh-area high school where 21 students and a security guard were injured in a stabbing rampage five days ago.
    Teachers on Monday attended a counseling session at a church and then returned to a high school where a student stabbed 21 others and a security guard last week, but they scuttled plans to march the half block between the...
  • Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    Obama remembers Kansas shooting victims

    President Barack Obama is remembering those killed at a Jewish community center and retirement complex, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
    President Barack Obama on Monday honored those killed in a weekend attack at two Jewish facilities in Kansas, saying no one should have to worry about their security while gathering with their fellow believers.
  • Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in Rock Hall of Fame

    Nirvana, Kiss lead new class in Rock Hall of Fame

    Nirvana, which changed music and fashion in the 1990s with the punk rock-inspired grunge sound, is joining the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in a class with Kiss, Peter Gabriel and Hall & Oates.
    Nirvana, who set music and fashion trends with their grunge sound but whose career was cut short by leader Kurt Cobain's suicide 20 years ago, led inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Thursday.
  • Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Kathleen Sebelius resigning from top HHS post

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:21 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:21:07 GMT
    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
    Embattled Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning as the White House seeks to move past the election-year political damage inflicted by the rocky rollout of President Barack Obama's signature health care law.
  • Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

    Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

    A Houston woman convicted of murder for stabbing her boyfriend to death with the stiletto heel of her shoe has begun testifying during the sentencing phase of her trial.
    A Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel told jurors Thursday that she killed him to save her own life during a lengthy fight in which she was chased down, knocked into a...
  • Detroit holds vigil for driver beaten by mob

    Detroit holds vigil for driver beaten by mob

    A Detroit teenager was charged Thursday with assault and a hate crime in the brutal mob beating of a suburban motorist who stopped to help a boy he accidentally struck with his pickup truck.
    Several hundred people gathered at a Detroit church Thursday to pray for racial peace and for the health of a white motorist who was brutally beaten by a black mob after he stopped to help a child he accidentally struck...
  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Thursday, April 10 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-11 01:02:48 GMT
    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.
    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.
  • Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

    Crocodile caught wandering around California mall

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:31 PM EDT2014-04-11 00:31:56 GMT
    Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.
    Don't shed any tears for a crocodile that was captured wandering outside a pet store at a Northern California shopping mall.
  • Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

    Barack Obama was 2 years old when Lyndon Baines Johnson sat in the East Room of the White House with Martin Luther King Jr. and signed the Civil Rights Act, putting an end to an America where schools, restaurants...
    A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater...
  • Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

    Driver in deadly Fla. day care crash in custody

    Authorities say they want to question a man who has been arrested eight times since 2000 about his possible role in a car's crash into a Florida day care center that left one girl dead and injured 14 others,...
    A manhunt across Florida ended Thursday with the surrender of a driver blamed in a deadly crash at a day care that injured 14 and killed a 4-year-old girl who was sitting in a classroom awaiting her afternoon snack.
  • $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    $4 billion: Bogus tax refunds a growing problem

    An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.
    An Internet connection and a bunch of stolen identities are all it takes for crooks to collect billions of dollars in bogus federal tax refunds. And the scam is proving too pervasive to stop.
  • Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    Report: Russia withheld intel before Boston attack

    The Obama administration is briefing Congress on Thursday on a yearlong review of the intelligence community's handling of last year's deadly Boston Marathon attack.
    A yearlong review of information the U.S. intelligence community had prior to the Boston Marathon bombing found that the investigation could have been more thorough, but the intelligence agencies' inspectors general...
  • Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

    Feds OK pot background checks by Washington state

    After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department says it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.
    After a year of requests, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday it is giving Washington state access to an FBI database so it can conduct nationwide background checks on people who apply to run legal marijuana businesses.
  • Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign

    Jindal joins those calling for lawmaker to resign

    A top aide to a Louisiana congressman videotaped kissing a married woman who is not his wife was one of the few people with access to the leaked security footage that exposed the dalliance.
    Embattled Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister issued a less-than-ironclad vow to stay in office Thursday as the state's Republican governor and party chairman demanded his resignation after a videotape showed him in a...
  • Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

    Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

    It was just before the start of class and the hallways were packed as usual with students at their lockers or chatting with friends.
    The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed "like a deer in the headlights" hours later and doesn't fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the...
  • Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on late show

    Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman on late show

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:10 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:10:54 GMT
    CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
    CBS moved swiftly Thursday to replace the retiring David Letterman with Comedy Central's Stephen Colbert, who will take over the "Late Show" next year and do battle with Jimmy Fallon and Jimmy Kimmel for late-night television supremacy.
  • NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes

    NC man sentenced to jail for sucking woman's toes

    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
    A North Carolina man who sucked an unwilling woman's toes inside a Wal-Mart has been sentenced to 60 days in jail.
  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate down to 4.34 pct.

    Average US 30-year mortgage rate down to 4.34 pct.

    Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels as the spring home-buying season begins.
    Average U.S. rates on fixed mortgages declined this week, edging closer to historically low levels as the spring home-buying season begins.
  • US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    US budget deficit falls in March to $37 billion

    The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. The deficit was the lowest...
    The U.S. government's budget deficit shrank to just $37 billion in March from $107 billion in the same month last year, the latest sign of improvement in the nation's finances. The deficit was the lowest for the...
  • Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    Senate committee orders review of 'Cuban Twitter'

    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is asking the U.S. Agency for International Development to turn over all records about a Twitter-like program it secretly built in Cuba.
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee asked the U.S. Agency for International Development on Thursday to turn over all records about the Obama administration's secret Cuban twitter program as part of a broader review...
  • House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    House panel votes to hold IRS official in contempt

    A House committee is voting on whether to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
    A House Committee voted Thursday to hold a former Internal Revenue Service official in contempt of Congress for refusing to answer questions at a pair of hearings.
  • Slow start for NY town using birth control on deer

    Slow start for NY town using birth control on deer

    Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.
    Heavy snow and red tape resulted in a disappointingly slow start for a pioneering program in a New York suburb to use birth control as a no-kill way to thin the numbers of deer.
  • Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

    Rolling Stone flubs Constitution tattoo on cover

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus better hope her latest tattoo is a temporary one.
  • Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

    Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

    A major new survey finds that a growing percentage of Americans gained health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law drew to a close.
    A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found.
  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-10 02:06:51 GMT
    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
  • Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    Obama offers solace to nation at Fort Hood

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:25 PM EDT2014-04-09 23:25:32 GMT
    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.
    President Barack Obama returned to the grieving Army post Wednesday where he first took on the job as the nation's comforter five years ago, mourning with families and uniformed comrades of those killed during last week's Fort Hood shooting spree. "We somehow bear what seems unbearable," he declared.
  • What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 4:30 PM EDT2014-04-09 20:30:42 GMT
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself:
    Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. Here are answers to some common questions about Heartbleed and how you can protect yourself:
  • Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died

    Lacey Holsworth, who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne, has died

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 3:40 PM EDT2014-04-09 19:40:44 GMT
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father.
    Lacey Holsworth, the 8-year-old cancer-stricken girl who befriended Michigan State star Adreian Payne nearly two years ago, has died, according to her father.
  • Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 11:19 PM EDT2014-04-09 03:19:31 GMT
    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
    An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem before its discovery.
  • Teacher fired for refusing to unfriend students on Facebook

    Teacher fired for refusing to unfriend students on Facebook

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:41 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:41:55 GMT
    A popular elderly teacher in New Hampshire has found herself unemployed because of social media. 79-year-old Carol Thebarge had been substituting at Stevens High School's for nine years, but was fired after violating the school's policy of friending students on social media.
    A popular elderly teacher in New Hampshire has found herself unemployed because of social media. 79-year-old Carol Thebarge had been substituting at Stevens High School's for nine years, but was fired after violating the school's policy of friending students on social media.
  • Jury convicts woman in Texas stiletto shoe killing

    Jury convicts woman in Texas stiletto shoe killing

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 9:02 PM EDT2014-04-09 01:02:16 GMT
    A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.
    A Houston woman was convicted of murder Tuesday for fatally stabbing her boyfriend with the 5½-inch stiletto heel of her shoe, hitting him at least 25 times in the face.
  • Police: Burglary suspects pocket-dialed 911

    Police: Burglary suspects pocket-dialed 911

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:15:16 GMT
    Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
    Two Minnesota burglary suspects are arrested after police say one of them accidentally called 911 and left the line open as the pair discussed the crime.
  • Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

    Suspects sought in Smart car vandalism in San Francisco

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 5:04 PM EDT2014-04-08 21:04:51 GMT
    Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars.
    Authorities in San Francisco on Tuesday were looking for suspects who flipped four Smart cars.
  • Is Twitter the new Facebook? What to know about Twitter's new profiles

    Is Twitter the new Facebook? What to know about Twitter's new profiles

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 3:16 PM EDT2014-04-08 19:16:40 GMT
    Those rumored changes to Twitter profiles aren't just rumors anymore.  Twitter is officially rolling out redesigned web profiles, and if you're on Facebook-- well, they might look familiar.  Many users have already caught onto the similarities, and some users who were really into the old Twitter profile look aren't loving it.
    Those rumored changes to Twitter profiles aren't just rumors anymore.  Twitter is officially rolling out redesigned web profiles, and if you're on Facebook-- well, they might look familiar.  Many users have already caught onto the similarities, and some users who were really into the old Twitter profile look aren't loving it.
  • I scream, you scream: It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

    I scream, you scream: It's Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 1:21 PM EDT2014-04-08 17:21:15 GMT
    Three words to brighten your Tuesday? FREE ICE CREAM. It's Free Cone Day at Ben Jerry's, and we've got the scoop (get it?) on how to get yours!
    Three words to brighten your Tuesday? FREE ICE CREAM. It's Free Cone Day at Ben Jerry's, and we've got the scoop (get it?) on how to get yours!
  • Trooper: Woman hit 123 mph with kids in backseat

    Trooper: Woman hit 123 mph with kids in backseat

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:58 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:58:45 GMT
    Police say a woman was arrested for driving at 123 mph on the Maine Turnpike with her two children in the backseat.
    Police say a woman was arrested for driving at 123 mph on the Maine Turnpike with her two children in the backseat.
  • Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

    Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

    Monday, April 7 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-04-07 23:38:25 GMT
    Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.
    Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of two city blocks.
  • Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

    Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:45 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:45:02 GMT
    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.
    Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer.
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  • Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Dutch scramble jets after Russian bombers approach

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:59 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:59:23 GMT
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed. Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said "that's why w...
    AMSTERDAM (AP) -- The Dutch defense department says several NATO member countries scrambled jets Wednesday afternoon after a pair of Russian bomber planes approached their airspace over the North Sea. The Dutch ministry identified the planes as two Russian TU-95 Bears, and said it had launched two F-16s from Volkel air force base to intercept them. The Russian jets were escorted by aircraft from the Netherlands, Britain and Denmark until they departed. Maj. Wilko Ter Horst said "that's why w...
  • Study: Naps linked with higher risk of death

    Study: Naps linked with higher risk of death

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:50 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:50:30 GMT
    New research shows middle-age and older adults who take naps may be at increased risk of dying. Experts discovered naps were linked with an increased risk of dying from respiratory diseases.
    New research shows middle-age and older adults who take naps may be at increased risk of dying. Experts discovered naps were linked with an increased risk of dying from respiratory diseases.
  • America's middle class falling behind

    America's middle class falling behind

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 12:49 PM EDT2014-04-23 16:49:33 GMT
    America's middle class has always been known as the most affluent in the world. But, that may not be the case anymore. A new study finds that our country's middle class has stalled. According to the New York Times, in 2010, Canada and America were at a dead heat for median income.
    America's middle class has always been known as the most affluent in the world. But, that may not be the case anymore. A new study finds that our country's middle class has stalled. According to the New York Times, in 2010, Canada and America were at a dead heat for median income.
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