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  • US seeks calm over Asian disputes; won’t mediate

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Obama administration on Friday pressed U.S. allies Japan and South Korea to continue their cooperation on North Korea and other key issues, despite a dispute …


  • Jury: Death for arsonist convicted of 5 murders

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A jury on Friday recommended death for an arsonist convicted of murdering five men who died of heart attacks during a wildfire that ripped through …


  • No sign of remains in new Mich. search for Hoffa

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Jimmy Hoffa is presumed dead, cocooned in mystery and innuendo and missing for the past 37 years. Patricia Szpunar just hopes that if the former Teamsters …


  • Baltimore police uncover 1951 Renoir theft report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police have located a 60-year-old theft report from the day a Renoir painting disappeared from the Baltimore Museum of Art that matches the description of an artwork …


  • AP NewsBreak: Man behind Muslim video changed name

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The mystery surrounding the man behind the crudely produced anti-Islamic video that sparked violence in the Middle East deepened when he appeared in court and identified …


  • White House: US, Israel in full agreement on Iran

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (neh-ten-YAH’-hoo) remain in “full agreement” about keeping Iran from getting a nuclear weapon. The …


  • Clinton pledges more aid to Syrian rebels

    NEW YORK (AP) — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pledging millions more dollars in American assistance to the Syrian opposition as the U.S. and its allies explore new …


  • Calif. kids’ football team hit with bounty scandal

    TUSTIN, Calif. (AP) — The league president and head coach of a children’s football team in Orange County have been suspended amid allegations that players were offered bounties to knock …


  • Baltimore museum has strong case in Renoir theft

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An expert on art thefts says the Baltimore Museum of Art likely has a strong case to reclaim a Renoir painting that was stolen in 1951 and …


  • Conn. teacher kills masked teen, learns it was son

    NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A small Connecticut town was sent reeling in grief and confusion Friday after a popular fifth-grade teacher shot and killed a knife-wielding prowler in a …


  • Mass. chemist in drug test flap is arrested

    BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts chemist accused of faking drug test results now finds herself in the same position as the accused drug dealers she testified against: charged with a …


  • Ex-Alabama prof won’t be tried in brother’s death

    BOSTON (AP) — A former Alabama professor convicted of fatally shooting three colleagues won’t face a Massachusetts murder trial in the 1986 death of her brother after prosecutors withdrew their …


  • Ex-pastor in Pa. accused of killing 2 wives

    LEBANON, Pa. (AP) — A retired Pennsylvania pastor insists both of his wives died accidentally. Prosecutors call him a liar — and a killer. Already facing trial in the death …


  • Democrats say House should return to work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Democrats lingering behind in Washington as fellow lawmakers campaign for re-election are demanding that Congress return immediately to confront a potential financial crisis. Democratic Congressmen. Chris …


  • FBI agents staying away from Benghazi for now

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For security reasons, FBI agents are staying away from the Libyan city where a U.S. ambassador and three other Americans were killed, two law enforcement officials said …


  • Warrant issued for Mass. chemist in drug test flap

    BOSTON (AP) — A Boston court has issued an arrest warrant for a chemist accused of faking drug results, forging signatures and mixing samples at a state police lab. Annie …


  • Voter registration problems widening in Florida

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — What first appeared to be an isolated problem in one Florida county has now spread statewide, with election officials in nine counties informing prosecutors or state …


  • Prosecutors: Shooting suspect threatened professor

    DENVER (AP) — The suspect in a deadly movie theater attack was barred from the University of Colorado campus for threatening a professor, weeks before he opened fire at a …


  • Student exchange sponsor hounded by complaints

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — An organization suspended from bringing foreign exchange students to the U.S. was hounded in recent years by allegations of mismanagement, with complaints ranging from sexual abuse …


  • KKK leader in NC convicted on weapons charges

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Ku Klux Klan leader from North Carolina has been convicted on weapons and explosive charges related to a plot to blow up his county sheriff. …


  • 4 teen girls held in taped beating of Pa. woman

    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Four teenage girls have been arrested in the beating of a neighbor on her stoop “for fun” outside Philadelphia and will be charged as adults in …


  • Gunman kills businessman, 3 others at Minn. office

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A man burst into a sign-making business in Minneapolis, fatally shooting the owner and three others in the office before turning the gun on himself, family and …


  • Owner of burned RI club donates land for memorial

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The owner of the site of a 2003 nightclub fire that killed 100 people is donating the land for a permanent memorial, bringing an end …


  • APNewsBreak: RI club owner gives land for memorial

    WEST WARWICK, R.I. (AP) — The owner of the site of a 2003 Rhode Island nightclub fire that killed 100 people has donated the land so a permanent memorial can …


  • Newest search for Hoffa is under Mich. driveway

    ROSEVILLE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities are drilling into a concrete floor of a shed in suburban Detroit to determine if it covers the final resting place of Teamsters boss Jimmy …


  • Son-in-law: Minn. businessman killed in shooting

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The founder of a sign-making business was among four people killed in a shooting at his Minneapolis office, the businessman’s son-in-law said Friday. Reuven Rahamim was shot …


  • Conn. man kills masked teen, learns it’s his son

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


  • Calif. man behind anti-Muslim film ordered jailed

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The surrounding mystery of the man behind the crudely produced anti-Islamic video that sparked violence in the Middle East took a strange turn after he appeared …


  • In the digital age, a rare fight for print readers

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — When The Times-Picayune decided to print three days a week, a nearby publication saw a chance to expand in the newspaper’s backyard and fill a void …


  • Warning signs seen before actor’s violent end

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney said Friday he believes a drug-induced psychosis was responsible for an outburst by an actor that police say ended in the slaying of his …

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