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  • US Postal Service to default on second $5B payment

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Postal Service, on the brink of default on a second multibillion-dollar payment it can’t afford to pay, is sounding a new cautionary note that having …


  • As debate looms, Romney looks to Pennsylvania

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — His path to victory narrowing, Mitt Romney is looking to Pennsylvania to help slow President Barack Obama’s momentum ahead of a high-stakes meeting on the debate stage …


  • Court to release documents in theater shooting

    DENVER (AP) — After weeks of secrecy surrounding the Colorado theater shooting case, most of the documents filed in court will be released to the public on Friday. The release, …


  • Soil samples to be taken in Hoffa body claim

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — State investigators will take soil samples from outside a home in suburban Detroit as police continue looking into a man’s claim that a body he says …


  • Many employers still unaware of NY nanny law

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Allison Julien worked for more than two decades as a nanny in New York, toiling 50 to 60 hours a week without overtime pay until the …


  • Police say gunman kills 4, himself at Minn. office

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A gunman killed four people inside a Minneapolis sign-making business before turning the weapon on himself, authorities said early Friday. Officers summoned Thursday afternoon by a 911 …


  • Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Nearly 80 years after women at Swarthmore College voted to ban sororities because they were too exclusive, a group of female students will reinstate Greek life this …


  • Police: Minn. office shooter kills 4, then self

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The gunman who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign-making business killed four people before fatally shooting himself, police said early Friday. The victims’ bodies were found shortly …


  • Pa. college revives sororities after 79-year ban

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After a nearly 80-year absence of sororities at Swarthmore College, female students will soon have the option of going Greek. Kappa Alpha Theta is establishing a chapter …


  • Argentine pres. challenges Harvard questions

    BOSTON (AP) — In a rare departure from her usual political style, Argentine President Cristina Fernandez responded to questions from an audience at Harvard University Thursday night. But she didn’t …


  • Conn. man kills masked boy, finds out it’s his son

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A man fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor’s house during what appeared to be an attempted late-night burglary and then discovered …


  • Michael Savage leaves radio show after legal win

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Savage’s talk show left the airwaves Thursday after the conservative host won a legal battle with his longtime employer, although his attorney said discussions with …


  • Police: Minn. office shooter among ‘several’ dead

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shooter who opened fire inside a Minneapolis sign company Thursday was among “several” people found dead inside the building, according to police officials who won’t specify …


  • Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday determined that a California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East is a flight …


  • Man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video that inflamed parts of the Middle East to be detained because he …


  • Police: Shooter among ‘several’ dead in Minn.

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say a shooter who opened fired inside a Minneapolis sign company is among ‘several’ people killed in the shooting. Minneapolis Police Deputy Chief Kris Arneson says …


  • Ex-budget chief testifies about Kilpatrick grants

    DETROIT (AP) — Michigan’s former state budget director told jurors Thursday that she was “angry” when she learned that public grants approved in 2000 at the urging of Kwame Kilpatrick …


  • World powers open to more nuke talks with Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World powers decided Thursday to lay the groundwork for another round of negotiations with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, a senior U.S. official said, but they …


  • ‘Sons of Anarchy’ actor suspected of killing woman

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actor whose character died a violent death on the TV drama “Sons of Anarchy” plunged to his death in a driveway after apparently killing his …


  • Romney decries military cuts; Obama talking jobs

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama pledged to create many more jobs and “make the middle class secure again” in a campaign-closing appeal on Thursday — more than …


  • Police: 2 dead, 4 wounded in Minn. office shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A workplace shooting Thursday in Minneapolis killed at least two people and injured four others, including three critically, police and hospital officials said. The shooting at Accent …


  • California man behind anti-Islam film arrested

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The California man behind a crudely produced anti-Islamic video posted to YouTube that has inflamed parts of the Middle East was arrested for violating terms of …


  • Suspicions ignored as bosses let chemist work on

    BOSTON (AP) — Chemist Annie Dookhan was “Superwoman,” a colleague at a Massachusetts state crime lab used to joke. She seemed unstoppable in her quest to please prosecutors, police and …


  • NYC to round out skyline with tallest Ferris wheel

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Big Apple is getting another “biggest”: the world’s tallest Ferris wheel, part of an ambitious plan to draw New Yorkers and tourists alike to the …


  • Deal reached for huge desalination plant in Calif.

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego County Water Authority announced a tentative agreement Thursday to buy the entire output of what will be the Western hemisphere’s largest seawater desalination …


  • EPA pushes tough asbestos standard for Mont. town

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A proposed standard for federal cleanup of asbestos contamination in a Montana town concludes that even a tiny amount of the material can lead to lung …


  • Pastors protest Hobby Lobby on morning-after pill

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Christian activists attempted Thursday to deliver a petition to Hobby Lobby criticizing its challenge to a portion of the new federal health care law, but guards …


  • Chef found guilty of murder in boiled body case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A chef who told police he boiled his wife’s body for four days to hide evidence of her death was convicted Thursday of second-degree murder. David …


  • Latest possible Hoffa burial site draws visitors

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Giants Stadium. A Florida swamp. Underneath a backyard pool in Michigan. There are innumerable theories about where former Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa was buried years ago, …


  • Republicans assail Obama on 9/11 attack in Libya

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans lashed out at President Barack Obama and senior administration officials over their evolving description of the deadly Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya, …

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