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  • Man arrested at LAX with weapons to be in court

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man arrested at Los Angeles International Airport after authorities found he was carrying a suitcase full of weapons could find out Friday whether he will …


  • FBI seeks help in finding missing Colorado girl

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities have shifted their focus from searching for a missing 10-year-old girl to appealing for help in tracking down her apparent kidnapper, as concern mounts in …


  • Ryan asked for federal help as he championed cuts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is a fiscal conservative, champion of small government and critic of federal handouts. But as a congressman in Wisconsin, Ryan lobbied …


  • US: Hackers in Iran responsible for cyberattacks

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. authorities believe that Iranian-based hackers were responsible for cyberattacks that devastated Persian Gulf oil and gas companies, a former U.S. government official said. Just hours later, …


  • Mom who glued toddler’s hands: Is she a monster?

    DALLAS (AP) — Elizabeth Escalona has admitted that when she beat her then 2-year-old daughter and glued her hands to a wall, she behaved like a monster. Where both sides …


  • Judge to sentence Ind. doctor who hid for 5 years

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge is scheduled to decide how long a former Indiana surgeon captured in Italy after five years on the run will spend in …


  • Chicago schools CEO replaced after 17 months

    CHICAGO (AP) — Just three weeks after the resolution of Chicago’s first teachers’ strike in a quarter-century, Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s efforts to improve schools face more upheaval with the resignation …


  • Maine town awaits names in prostitution case

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — Residents in the Maine town of Kennebunk are waiting to see who’s been issued summons for allegedly giving business to a 29-year-old fitness instructor charged with …


  • Calif. House race with veteran Dems turns physical

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An increasingly bitter California congressional race between two House Democrats turned physical Thursday when one aggressively seized the shoulder of his opponent during a debate, yanked …


  • Chicago schools CEO replaced after 17 months

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Public Schools CEO Jean-Claude Brizard stepped down Thursday after a little more than a year in the post and just three weeks after the school district …


  • Attempt to stop names release in prostitution case

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A lawyer for two alleged clients of a Maine woman accused of running a prostitution business out of her Zumba dance studio in Kennebunk and secretly …


  • Source: Mexican teen killed by US BP agent

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent opened fire on a group of people throwing rocks from across the Mexican border, killing a teenage boy and eliciting outrage from …


  • Glued toddler’s mom cries at photos of injuries

    DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas woman who admitted to beating her toddler and gluing her hands to a wall sobbed Thursday as a prosecutor ordered her to look at the …


  • FBI seeks help in finding missing Colorado girl

    WESTMINSTER, Colo. (AP) — Authorities looking for a missing 10-year-old Colorado girl are asking the public for help finding who apparently kidnapped her, a day after a body was found …


  • Mont. Indians sue over lack of election services

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Fifteen Native Americans are suing state and county officials over a lack of election services on three Montana reservations, saying their inability to vote early or …


  • Japan: US pact deters clash with China over isles

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Japan said Thursday its security alliance with the U.S. is an important deterrent against conflict breaking out between China and Japan over disputed islands. Tensions between the …


  • Fort Hood suspect’s beard raises bias questions

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (AP) — An Army appeals court on Thursday questioned whether a military judge exceeded his authority in ordering the suspect in the 2009 shooting rampage at Fort …


  • Fla. judge finds in favor of vet in hepatitis case

    MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge ruled in favor of a veteran who says shoddy hygiene practices at a Veterans Administration hospital caused his hepatitis infection. Air Force veteran …


  • Crews search for 4th victim in Fla. garage rubble

    MIAMI (AP) — Workers inched closer Thursday afternoon to pulling a fourth likely casualty from the site of a parking garage collapse as a search for answers continued over what …


  • NYC, rabbis clash over circumcision ritual

    NEW YORK (AP) — A group of rabbis is clashing with New York City health officials over the safety of an ancient circumcision ritual. Three rabbis and three Jewish groups …


  • CDC: Meningitis outbreak growing, 14 people dead

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials have tracked down 12,000 of the roughly 14,000 people who may have received contaminated steroid shots in the nation’s growing meningitis outbreak, warning Thursday …


  • Shuttle crossing provides a unique teaching moment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — When the space shuttle Endeavour weaves through working-class communities on its way to its retirement home, Hildreth “Hal” Walker Jr. wants the children he tutors to …


  • Glued toddler’s mom says children were a stress

    DALLAS (AP) — A young Dallas mother of five who glued her toddler’s hands to a wall during a beating testified Thursday that her children were a continuing source of …


  • Brown’s Calif. tax initiative hit from both sides

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — After returning to the governor’s office, Jerry Brown criticized a political culture he said lacked a common purpose and warned of a “war of all against …


  • Violent street gang: US targets finances of MS-13

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration declared the ultra-violent street gang MS-13 to be an international criminal group on Thursday, an unprecedented crackdown targeting the finances of the sprawling U.S. …


  • CDC: Meningitis cases reach 170, 14 people die

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The government says 170 people now have been sickened in the meningitis outbreak linked to tainted steroid shots, and 14 of them have died. Idaho becomes the …


  • 21 accused in NYC of selling meds on Craigslist

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Craigslist ad offered black-market Percocet pills for sale but warned potential customers: “No LE please.” Meaning: No law enforcement. Like that made a difference.


  • Meningitis outbreak toll: 170 cases, 14 deaths

    An outbreak of fungal meningitis has been linked to steroid shots for back pain. The medication, made by a specialty pharmacy in Massachusetts, has been recalled. Latest numbers from the …


  • Glued toddler’s mother admits to drug, alcohol use

    DALLAS (AP) — A young mother of five facing prison time for beating her 2-year-old daughter and gluing the toddler’s hands to a wall admitted Thursday to using drugs and …


  • Real-life meth trade is cracked by ‘Breaking Bad’

    NEW YORK (AP) — News of drug cartels mass-producing souped-up methamphetamine — that’s the latest word as reported by The Associated Press, and it sounds pretty scary. But haven’t we …


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