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  • Zimmerman asks for delay, information on Martin

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Neighborhood watch leader George Zimmerman will ask a Florida judge to delay his murder trial and request that Trayvon Martin’s school records and information from the …


  • Parents decide not to sue in Rutgers webcam case

    The parents of a Rutgers University student who killed himself after his roommate used a webcam to see him kissing another man have decided not to sue the university or …


  • NYPD is watching Facebook to fight gang bloodshed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Police investigating two gangs called the Very Crispy Gangsters and the Rockstarz didn’t need to spend all their time pounding the pavement for leads. Instead, they …


  • NYPD to boost gang unit over social media violence

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and …


  • NYPD plans to double size of gang unit

    NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is planning to double the size of its gang unit to 300 detectives to combat teen violence fueled by dares and …


  • MacArthur Foundation reveals 2012 ‘genius grants’

    CHICAGO (AP) — Mandolin player and composer Chris Thile learned the hard way that when you get a call from the 312 area code this time of year, you should …


  • Newspaper: Malvo felt like ‘worst piece of scum’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Convicted D.C. sniper Lee Boyd Malvo said in a newspaper interview published Sunday that the devastated reaction of a victim’s husband made him feel like “the worst …


  • Ex-NY Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger dies

    NEW YORK (AP) — Few moments in American journalism loom larger than the one that came in 1971, when New York Times publisher Arthur Ochs Sulzberger had to decide whether …


  • Iranian news agency picks up Onion article as fact

    CHICAGO (AP) — A joke by the satirical newspaper The Onion appears to have gotten lost in translation. An Iranian news agency picked up — as fact — a story …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media, joining other departments nationwide, days after a man armed with a hammer and kitchen …


  • Pa. hostage call prompts social media training

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police plan to train their officers to be fluent in social media days after a man armed with a hammer and a kitchen knife used a …


  • Packers’ loss ripples from Lambeau to White House

    GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Entire stadiums have booed them. The Patriots’ Bill Belichick grabbed one by the arm and the Redskins’ Kyle Shanahan was so hopping mad he followed …


  • Boy who inspired firefighter photo project dies

    DALLAS (AP) — A 4-year-old Dallas boy whose battle with cancer inspired his father’s firefighting crew, then firefighters from across the country to post photos of support for him on …


  • Condolences pour in for 6-day-old panda cub

    WASHINGTON (AP) — As condolences poured in from around the world, National Zoo officials waited Monday for word on why a 6-day-old panda cub died and lamented a heartbreaking setback …


  • SHOW BITS: Moore a wallflower, Klum a traffic cop

    IT’S NOT TV, IT’S AN AFTER-PARTY Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with …


  • SHOW BITS: Stewart drops f-bomb; Party starts

    Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. …


  • SHOW BITS: Hanks gets a grip; Keep the line moving

    Show Bits brings you the 64th annual Primetime Emmy Awards through the eyes of Associated Press journalists. Follow them on Twitter where available with the handles listed after each item. …


  • Facebook posts worry police in Pa. hostage-taking

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh police said they had serious concerns when an armed man took a business owner hostage in a downtown high-rise office building — and not just because …


  • After Facebook posts, Pa. hostage-taker surrenders

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — Klein Michael Thaxton hadn’t been much of a Facebook devotee. He posted no status updates in two years on the social network. On Friday, though, he surfaced …


  • Hostage-taker posts to Facebook, page pulled

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed man with a military background took a hostage inside a downtown office building Friday and posted Facebook updates saying he had “lost everything” before his …


  • Man holds hostage in Pittsburgh, posts to Facebook

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An armed man with a military background took a hostage inside an upper floor of a downtown Pittsburgh office building on Friday and posted Facebook updates saying …


  • Pittsburgh hostage-taker posts Facebook updates

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A man who has taken a hostage inside a downtown Pittsburgh high-rise is posting Facebook updates as police try to negotiate the release of the man he’s …


  • Judge says anti-Muslim clip can stay on YouTube

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 14-minute film trailer blamed for protest violence in the Middle East will remain on YouTube, after an actress lost her legal challenge to take it …


  • Chick-fil-A makes another statement on controversy

    ATLANTA (AP) — Chick-fil-A is once again in the public relations fryer. The controversy flared up this week when a Chicago politician said the company was no longer giving to …


  • 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 …


  • Carter grandson arranged Romney video’s release

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Midway through a routine Internet search, James Carter IV stumbled upon a video that just didn’t seem right. The grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and a …


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