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  • Myanmar’s Suu Kyi calls for release of Pussy Riot

    Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi is calling for the release of the members of the Russian punk rock band Pussy Riot. At an event organized by Amnesty International …


  • Colo. suspect in court, this time without red hair

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — For the first time with hair that’s brown instead of a wild shade of orangish-red, the suspect in Colorado’s movie theater shooting appeared in court Thursday …


  • Judge denies request to stop anti-Muslim film clip

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An actress who appeared in an anti-Muslim film trailer that sparked violence in the Middle East lost her legal challenge on Thursday to have the 14-minute …


  • Partisan Dems, GOP can only agree defense cuts bad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The only thing a bitterly partisan Congress can agree on as it heads for the exits is that looming defense cuts will have a devastating effect on …


  • New Libyan leader to attend Clinton-run NY meeting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Libya’s newly-elected leader will join Egypt’s president and the U.N. secretary-general for the Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York City. Former President Bill Clinton …


  • Parks Service defends refusal to use wolves

    DENVER (AP) — The National Park Service acted properly when it ruled out using wolves to control the elk population in Rocky Mountain National Park, government lawyers argued Thursday before …


  • Prosecutors give up fight for Holmes’ notebook

    DENVER (AP) — Prosecutors are giving up their fight to see a notebook sent by the Colorado theater shooting suspect to a university psychiatrist. Deputy District Attorney Rich Orman told …


  • Penn State brings in victim fund veteran Feinberg

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The lawyer who ran the Sept. 11 victim fund and other major victim compensation efforts has been hired by Penn State in its effort to settle …


  • Rainfall easing drought in certain corn states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — With hopes of a once-stellar corn crop dimmed by a summer of drought, Gerald Jenkins doesn’t expect the unfolding harvest to burden his co-op’s grain elevators, …


  • Ohio executes man for killing 2 strangers in 1989

    LUCASVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio death-row inmate used his last words Thursday to repeatedly apologize to the family members of his two victims and tell them that he hopes …


  • Issa: IG report step toward restoring faith

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican House committee chairman said Thursday that a watchdog report on a bungled gun-trafficking probe in Arizona is a huge step toward restoring public faith in …


  • Prophet film puts spotlight on US Copts

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The anti-Islamic movie trailer inflaming the Middle East opens with Muslims ransacking a Christian medical clinic and then segues into a flashback of Muhammad’s life. “Set …


  • Hispanics the focus as Romney pushes ahead

    MIAMI (AP) — Hispanics are the focus as the race for the White House moves to Florida, a presidential battleground where a charged immigration debate is under way as President …


  • Philly teen who drowned among 19 Carnegie Heroes

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Philadelphia teenager who drowned trying to save a friend in the tidal currents of the Delaware River was one of 19 people honored with Carnegie medals …


  • Has US economy bottomed out? Census suggests yes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy is showing signs of finally bottoming out: Americans are on the move again after record numbers had stayed put, more young adults are leaving …


  • Groups protest Ariz. immigration law’s enforcement

    PHOENIX (AP) — A day after the most contentious provision of Arizona’s immigration law took effect, rallies were held around Phoenix to protest the mandate that civil rights activists say …


  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: 1. MYANMAR’S SUU KYI RECEIVES CONGRESS’ GOLD MEDAL


  • After teachers strike, doubts about implications

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mayor Rahm Emanuel secured an extension of Chicago’s school day and empowered principals to hire the teachers they want. Teachers were able to soften a new evaluation …


  • Man suspected of threats faces weapons charge

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rants, racist remarks and menacing words permeate the Internet these days, so why did police decide to arrest a Yale dropout for investigation of making online …


  • FBI asked to keep data on anti-Sikh hate crimes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The son of a massacre victim at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin asked the Obama administration on Wednesday to begin collecting statistics on hate crimes against Sikhs. …


  • Officer: Insider attacks aimed at Western resolve

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A series of “insider attacks” against U.S. and allied troops by Afghan forces are an attempt by the Taliban to drive a wedge between coalition and Afghan …


  • Obama boosted by upbeat housing reports, new polls

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Fresh signs of a national housing rebound and growing support in public opinion polls boosted President Barack Obama’s bid for a new term in the White House …


  • Tax penalty to hit nearly 6M uninsured people

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 6 million Americans — significantly more than first estimated— will face a tax penalty under President Barack Obama’s health overhaul for not getting insurance, congressional analysts …


  • Arctic ice shrinks to all-time low; half 1980 size

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a critical climate indicator showing an ever warming world, the amount of ice in the Arctic Ocean shrank to an all-time low this year, obliterating old …


  • Judge: Texas firm must pay disabled workers $1.4M

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A Texas company that profited for decades by supplying mentally disabled workers to an Iowa turkey plant at wages of 41 cents per hour must …


  • Romney: I care about the poor and middle class

    ATLANTA (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney told donors Wednesday that he cares about the poor and middle class as he tried to stem criticism and address concern from …


  • Texas town’s rental ban gets second hearing

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Dallas suburb has asked a federal appeals court to uphold an ordinance that would ban illegal immigrants from renting homes in the town. The full …


  • Pot could be tax windfall, but skeptics abound

    DENVER (AP) — A catchy pro-marijuana jingle for Colorado voters considering legalizing the drug goes like this: “Jobs for our people. Money for schools. Who could ask for more?” It’s …


  • Lofty NYC art venue is not for the faint-hearted

    NEW YORK (AP) — Most New Yorkers can only dream of an apartment like this. Spectacular views of midtown Manhattan. An iconic work of art in the living room. Prime …


  • Video: Wis. fetal-abduction suspect details attack

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Milwaukee woman accused of killing a pregnant woman and trying to steal her fetus described the attack in a video prosecutors played for jurors Wednesday, telling …

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