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  • US and Afghan forces clash, leaving 5 dead

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A firefight broke out between U.S. forces and their Afghan army allies in eastern Afghanistan Sunday, killing two Americans and three Afghan soldiers and pushing the …


  • Miami-based Venezuelans to vote in New Orleans

    MIAMI (AP) — By bus and car, commercial flight and charter, U.S.-based Venezuelans are traveling en masse to New Orleans in the coming days, spending hundreds of dollars and in …


  • Officials mull seismic tests near Calif nuke plant

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Plans to use an array of powerful air cannons in an undersea seismic study near a Central California nuclear power plant have federal and state officials …


  • Dallas suburb rattled by 3.4-magnitude quake

    DALLAS (AP) — Damage from a small earthquake and a subsequent aftershock in a suburb west of Dallas was mostly limited to cracked walls and knocked-down pictures, authorities said. The …


  • Minneapolis company ‘devastated’ by shootings

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The company where a Minneapolis man fatally shot 5 people this week said Sunday they are “devastated,” but will carry on in memory of their colleagues. “This …


  • McCain: Don’t expect surprises in upcoming debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. John McCain says not to expect any surprises in this week’s first presidential debate because the televised confrontations nowadays are so heavily scripted. McCain was President …


  • Newspaper: Malvo felt like ‘worst piece of scum’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like “the worst …


  • Attack kills 2 Americans, at least 2 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country’s east, killing two Americans and at least two fellow members of …


  • Afghan inside attack kills 2 Americans, 2 Afghans

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan soldier turned his gun on American troops at a checkpoint in the country’s east, killing two Americans and two fellow members of Afghanistan’s army …


  • 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

    DALLAS (AP) — A small earthquake followed by an aftershock rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, cracking some walls and knocking down pictures, but authorities reported no serious damage …


  • US military deaths in Afghanistan hit 2,000

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The killing of an American serviceman in an exchange of fire with allied Afghan soldiers pushed U.S. military deaths in the war to 2,000, a cold …


  • 3.4 magnitude quake rattles Dallas, Texas, suburb

    DALLAS (AP) — A minor earthquake measuring a 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburb west of Dallas overnight, but there were no immediate reports of any damages or injuries and a …


  • USGS: 3.4 magnitude quake recorded west of Dallas

    DALLAS (AP) — A minor earthquake measuring a preliminary 3.4 magnitude rattled a suburban community west of Dallas during the night but there were no immediate reports of any damages …


  • Thousands pray for US at ‘America for Jesus’ rally

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Thousands of conservative Christians gathered Saturday on Independence Mall in Philadelphia to pray for the future of the United States in the weeks before the presidential election. …


  • Community lauds victim of apparent school prank

    WEST BRANCH, Mich. (AP) — A mid-Michigan community cheered on a 16-year-old sophomore — the victim of an apparent prank by classmates — as she took her place with other …


  • Minneapolis gunman’s family feared mental illness

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Engeldinger’s parents were worried about their son’s growing paranoia. In 2010, they sought help, enrolling in a 12-week class for families of the mentally ill. For …


  • Police ID man who killed self on TV after chase

    PHOENIX (AP) — A man who stole a car at gunpoint, shot at Phoenix police officers and then led them on a chase that ended with his suicide broadcast on …


  • Minneapolis gunman’s family grew more concerned

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The parents of a Minneapolis man who authorities say fatally shot five people at his workplace were so concerned about his growing paranoia two years ago that …


  • Crime at the US-Mexico border goes corporate

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his …


  • Calif dairies going broke due to feed, milk prices

    HANFORD, Calif. (AP) — In nearly six decades of running a dairy in central California, Mary Cameron made a name for herself in a male-dominated industry: She led several dairy …


  • Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether …


  • Students, experts recoil at alcohol enema case

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Before an unruly Tennessee party ended with a student hospitalized for a dangerously high blood alcohol level, most people had probably never heard of alcohol enemas. …


  • Obama calls on Congress to approve refinance plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing historically low mortgages, President Barack Obama is pressing Republicans to back housing policies the White House says would help struggling homeowners refinance their debts and prevent …


  • Minneapolis workplace shooting victims remembered

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — An Israeli immigrant who started a signage company in his basement and spent decades building it into a successful business was among five people slain by a …


  • Authorities: Retired Pa. pastor killed both wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — Retired Pennsylvania pastor Arthur “A.B.” Schirmer was a serial philanderer, preying on women in his church who were having trouble in their own marriages, court documents …


  • ‘Carmageddon’ the sequel begins on LA freeways

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sequel to Carmageddon has had its midnight premiere, and Los Angeles transportation officials are hoping the weekend proves as successful as last year’s first edition. …


  • Masked Conn. teen killed by dad called a good kid

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — Tyler Giuliano had no trouble with the law. The teenager loved flying small planes as a Civil Air Patrol cadet and seemed happy as he …


  • Man fatally shoots self on TV after Arizona chase

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities still haven’t released the identity of a man who fatally shot himself in the head on live national television at the end of a high-speed carjacking …


  • Chemist in Mass. lab scandal could see new charges

    BOSTON (AP) — A chemist accused of lying about drug samples she tested at a state lab could face additional charges as prosecutors and defense attorneys sift through thousands of …


  • APNewsBreak: NY pet cemetery deemed historic

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — Another cemetery has been added to the National Register of Historic Places, but this one’s a little different. It has dogs and cats and iguanas …

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