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  • Boy Scouts’ ‘perversion’ files set to be released

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Confidential files kept by the Boy Scouts of America on men they suspected of child sex abuse are set to be released after a two-year-long court …


  • Overnight storms swat Southeast; 7 hurt in Miss.

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The National Weather Service has confirmed that at least four tornadoes were part of the storm system that raked northern and central Mississippi on Wednesday night …


  • Defendant: No broken laws in Maine Zumba case

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — The business partner of a Maine woman accused of using her Zumba dance studio as a front for prostitution says the charges against him are untrue. …


  • Police: 3 arrested for Denver bar killings, fire

    DENVER (AP) — Three people have been arrested in connection with the killing of five people at a bar that was then set on fire, apparently to hide the crime, …


  • AP source: Obama was considered potential target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting President Barack Obama and the New York City Stock Exchange before settling on a car …


  • Overnight storms swat Southeast; 4 hurt in Miss.

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A line of severe storms packing strong winds and possible tornadoes swept across the Southeast overnight, injuring four people in Mississippi, downing power lines and trees …


  • Investigators probe shooting at US-Canada border

    SEATTLE (AP) — Investigators are learning more about the 32-year-old Washington state tattoo artist who wounded an unarmed Canadian border guard and then killed himself — but they’re still trying …


  • Police: No suspects yet in 5 deaths at Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — Those who knew 63-year-old bar owner Young Fero described her as feisty and hard-working, often closing the bar herself each night. Just before Fero’s Bar & Grill …


  • California, other states preparing for earthquakes

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Get ready to rumble. Millions in the United States and several countries are set to participate in an earthquake preparedness drill Thursday. Dubbed the “Great ShakeOut,” …


  • Judge expected to rule in Bible verse banner suit

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A Texas judge is expected to rule Thursday whether a group of cheerleaders should be allowed to continue quoting biblical scripture on banners at high school …


  • Official proposes bullet tax to curb Chicago crime

    CHICAGO (AP) — As Chicago struggles to quell gang violence that has contributed to a jump in homicides, a top elected official wants to tax the sale of every bullet …


  • Feds: NYC terror sting suspect picked hard target

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man snared in an FBI terror sting considered targeting a high-ranking government official and the New York Stock Exchange before authorities say he raised …


  • Stepdad: Border guard shooter sent text to mother

    SEATTLE (AP) — An unarmed Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle was on her way to a full recovery Wednesday as …


  • Police: No suspects yet in 5 deaths at Denver bar

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police said they have no suspects in the killings of five people whose bodies were found at a neighborhood bar after it was set on fire …


  • Stepdad of border guard shooter says he texted mom

    SEATTLE (AP) — The stepfather of a motorist who police say wounded a Canadian border guard at a U.S.-Canada crossing before killing himself says the 32-year-old Seattle man texted his …


  • Decades late, FDR memorial park dedicated in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dignitaries on Wednesday dedicated a new memorial state park overlooking the United Nations to former President Franklin Roosevelt. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park, on …


  • Texas AG intervenes in cheerleader banner dispute

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott said Wednesday he will defend high school cheerleaders who want to use Bible verses on banners at football games. Abbott has …


  • Officials: Shot Canadian border guard to recover

    SEATTLE (AP) — An unarmed Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle was on her way to a full recovery Wednesday as …


  • Man held in NYC plot to blow up Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …


  • Coroner IDs suspect in US-Canada border shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — Canadian officials have identified the man who shot and wounded a guard before killing himself at a busy U.S.-Canada border crossing. The Coroners Service says it was …


  • Mass. prosecutor quits over drug lab communication

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts state prosecutor resigned Wednesday amid revelations that he corresponded with the chemist at the center of the scandal at the now-closed state drug lab, broadening …


  • Officials seek motive in US-Canada border shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday as investigators worked to determine …


  • No suspects yet in Denver bar homicide-arson

    DENVER (AP) — Denver police don’t have any suspects in the slayings of five people whose bodies were found at a neighborhood bar after a fire broke out early Wednesday, …


  • Coach quits in Maine Zumba prostitution scandal

    KENNEBUNK, Maine (AP) — A long-time high school hockey coach whose name appeared on a list of men accused of paying a local Zumba fitness instructor for sex has stepped …


  • Skydiver’s feat could influence spacesuit design

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Now that the dust has settled in the New Mexico desert where supersonic skydiver “Fearless Felix” Baumgartner landed safely on his feet, researchers are exhilarated …


  • Motive still unclear in US-Canada border shooting

    SEATTLE (AP) — A Canadian border guard shot in her booth at a busy U.S.-Canada crossing north of Seattle remained hospitalized in stable condition Wednesday as investigators worked to determine …


  • Hawaii, NY women to be elevated to sainthood

    HONOLULU (AP) — In life, Mother Marianne Cope was known for her strength and kindness, battling bureaucrats in Hawaii as she led a group of fellow Franciscan nuns to care …


  • Feds: 1 arrested in plot to attack Federal Reserve

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Bangladeshi man who came to the United States to wage jihad was arrested in an elaborate FBI sting on Wednesday after attempting to blow up …


  • Family: Ex-Sen. McGovern ‘no longer responsive’

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — The family of ex-U.S. Sen. George McGovern says the 90-year-old is “no longer responsive” in hospice care. McGovern’s family issued a statement Wednesday afternoon through …


  • LA County assessor arrested in corruption case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing …


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