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National & World Briefs
New evidence indicates barely known decade-old Gulf oil leak is far worse than reported
Thursday, April 16, 2015

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Feared drowning of 400 migrants raises alarms in Europe amid unprecedented wave of crossings
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

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Obama to remove Cuba from state sponsor of terror list, key step in normalizing ties
Tuesday, April 14, 2015

AP News in Brief
Hillary Clinton jumps back into 2016 presidential race, wants to be country's 'champion'
Monday, April 13, 2015

National & World Briefs
Sen. Marco Rubio tells backers he is running for president, 'time has come for our generation'
Monday, April 13, 2015

4 dead in home; carbon monoxide eyed, car running in garage
NEW YORK (AP) -- Four elderly people were found dead in a home on Friday in an apparent carbon monoxide poisoning after a car was left running in an attached garage, police said.
Friday, April 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
Ready for a new run at the White House, Hillary Clinton to announce 2016 campaign on Sunday
Friday, April 10, 2015

Two Women Killed In Illinois Tornadoes Were Neighbors, Friends
FAIRDALE, Ill. (AP) -- The two women killed by a devastating tornado system that barreled through northern Illinois shared a friendship, favors and, ultimately, a neighborhood that turned out to be a prime target of a twister that also leveled much of their rural hamlet.
Friday, April 10, 2015

Ready to run, Clinton to announce 2016 bid on Sunday
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hillary Rodham Clinton will end months of speculation and launch her highly anticipated 2016 presidential campaign on Sunday, skipping a flashy kickoff rally in favor of conversations with voters about the economic needs of middle class families and the next generation.
Friday, April 10, 2015

National & World Briefs
Black leaders say dismissing abuse complaints sends a dangerous message to officers
Thursday, April 9, 2015

National & World Briefs
'Take back our country': Rand Paul kicks off 2016 campaign with challenge to both parties
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

No more playing nice: California names, shames water wasters
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- California is done with gentle nudges and polite reminders to deal with its devastating drought.
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

National & World Briefs
Bystander video of South Carolina shooting fuels outrage despite officer's murder charge
Wednesday, April 8, 2015

AP News in Brief
Gunman in Kenyan massacre was government official's son, underscoring threat from within
Monday, April 6, 2015

Furor over Rolling Stone rape article may leave mixed legacy
NEW YORK (AP) -- The furor over a retracted Rolling Stone article may deter some rape victims from coming forward, but the national campaign to curb sexual assaults on college campuses will keep gaining strength, according to advocates who have been following the high-profile case.
Monday, April 6, 2015

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Virginia fraternity announces legal action against Rolling Stone for 'reckless' rape story
Monday, April 6, 2015

Nuke scene: Food on floor, catnaps as Kerry & co. seal deal
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Food boxes strewn across the floor. The espresso machine constantly buzzing in the background. Sleepless nights punctuated by long talk sessions in different rooms on different floors. Physicists occasionally catnapping, heads on table.
Friday, April 3, 2015

California moves to kill the lawn, save the water
LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- What's it going to take to get people to use a lot less water in drought-stricken California, the Technicolor landscape of lush yards, emerald golf courses and aquamarine swimming pools?
Friday, April 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
Iran deal leaves big questions unresolved, but offers Obama ammunition for fight
Friday, April 3, 2015

National & World Briefs
S, Iran, other world powers reach framework for completing nuclear pact within 3 months
Thursday, April 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
Iran nuclear talks push past deadline; gaps still to bridge on program restraints
Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Arab League unveils joint military force amid Yemen crisis
SHARM EL-SHEIKH, Egypt (AP) -- A two-day Arab summit ended Sunday with a vow to defeat Iranian-backed Shiite rebels in Yemen and the formal unveiling of plans to form a joint Arab intervention force, setting the stage for a potentially dangerous clash between U.S.-allied Arab states and Tehran over influence in the region.
Monday, March 30, 2015

Hometown pastor says community stands by co-pilot, family
MONTABAUR, Germany (AP) -- The pastor of the Lutheran church in Andreas Lubitz's hometown said Sunday that the community stands by him and his family, despite the fact that prosecutors blame the 27-year-old co-pilot for causing the plane crash that killed 150 people in southern France.
Monday, March 30, 2015

AP News in Brief
Arab leaders unveil joint force, vow strikes in Yemen will continue until rebels withdraw
Monday, March 30, 2015

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Germanwings co-pilot was treated for suicidal tendencies before receiving his pilot's license
Monday, March 30, 2015

National & World Briefs
German co-pilot locks cockpit, deliberately slams plane into Alps; investigators study why
Friday, March 27, 2015

National & World Briefs
Italy's highest court overturns Amanda Knox murder conviction, closing legal saga
Friday, March 27, 2015

Tornadoes hit Oklahoma, Arkansas; 1 dead, several injured
TULSA, Okla. (AP) -- The first batch of severe weather in this year's tornado season devastated an Oklahoma mobile home park, as storms across the area damaged buildings, tore off roofs and left debris strewn across roads. One person was killed and several were injured.
Thursday, March 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
At Iraq's request, US conducting airstrikes in support of Iraqi forces in Tikrit
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

National & World Briefs
Jet crashes in French Alps with 150 on board after 8-minute plunge; Accident suspected
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Sutton School Hiring A New Administrator
SUTTON -- The school board wants to hire someone to lead the school in the absence of former Principal Roberta Stradling.
Monday, March 23, 2015

AP News in Brief
Security gaps, isolated Muslims may explain why Australia a hotbed of Islamic State recruiting
Monday, March 23, 2015

530 years after death, Richard III honored before reburial
LONDON (AP) -- Richard III was finally getting the ceremony and honor a king deserves, 530 years after his ignominious death in battle.
Monday, March 23, 2015

National & World Briefs
Police chief: No evidence of gang rape doesn't mean something terrible didn't happen at UVa
Monday, March 23, 2015

National & World Briefs
Suicide bombers kill more than 130 in attacks on Yemen mosques; IS claims responsibility
Friday, March 20, 2015

National & World Briefs
Mental health advocates say police shootings of mentally ill reveal gaps in critical care
Thursday, March 19, 2015

National & World Briefs
Gunmen kill 20 in attack at museum in capital of Tunisia, birthplace of Arab Spring
Wednesday, March 18, 2015

National & World Briefs
Israeli Netanyahu declares victory 'against all odds' in tight race
Tuesday, March 17, 2015

World News Briefs For March 16
Kerry says he'd be willing to negotiate with Syrian President Bashar Assad
Monday, March 16, 2015

UN: 24 dead in Vanuatu after Cyclone Pam
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- The United Nations reported Monday that 24 people are confirmed dead and 3,300 have been displaced by Cyclone Pam in the South Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu.
Monday, March 16, 2015

National & World Briefs
A documentary prompts a murder charge: The saga of millionaire Robert Durst continues
Monday, March 16, 2015

Big Bills To View Public Documents Discourage Public Access
EDITOR'S NOTE: One of several stories by The Associated Press, the American Society of News Editors, McClatchy and Gannett marking Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information
Monday, March 16, 2015

New Players Replacing Newspapers In Seeking Government Info
EDITOR'S NOTE: One of several stories by The Associated Press, the American Society of News Editors, McClatchy and Gannett marking Sunshine Week, an annual celebration of access to public information.
Monday, March 16, 2015

National & World Briefs
Iraq militia leader hails Iran's 'unconditional' support, slams US for broken promises
Friday, March 13, 2015

UN tally of Ebola deaths passes 10,000, most in West Africa
GENEVA (AP) -- The World Health Organization marked a grim milestone Thursday in the biggest-ever Ebola outbreak, estimating that the virus had killed over 10,000 people, mostly in the West African nations of Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Thursday, March 12, 2015

National & World Briefs
Police, other groups try to tamp down tensions in Ferguson after shooting of 2 police officers
Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fireworks in grandmother's trial over girl's running death
GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) -- Emotions boiled over Wednesday in the capital murder trial of an Alabama woman accused of running her 9-year-old granddaughter to death, with the defense accusing the state of withholding key evidence and a prosecutor cursing angrily in front of jurors.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Vote for firing squad shows frustration with drug shortages
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- A vote by Utah lawmakers to bring back executions by firing squad is the most dramatic illustration yet of the nationwide frustration over bungled executions and shortages of lethal-injection drugs.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
The Associated Press sues State Department to force release of Hillary Rodham Clinton records
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

National & World Briefs
Hillary Clinton: I should have used government email as secretary of state
Tuesday, March 10, 2015

AP News in Brief
Iraqi civilians living under Islamic State rule fear its retreat could bring reprisal attacks
Monday, March 9, 2015

Some States Fight To Keep Their Wood Fires Burning
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Smoke wafting from wood fires has long provided a familiar winter smell in many parts of the country -- and, in some cases, a foggy haze that has filled people's lungs with fine particles that can cause coughing and wheezing.
Monday, March 9, 2015

Syria's 4-year march toward destruction
BEIRUT (AP) -- It began in March 2011 with a few words spray-painted on a schoolyard wall: "Your turn is coming, doctor." The doctor in question was Syrian President Bashar Assad, a trained ophthalmologist whose family has ruled the country for more than 40 years.
Monday, March 9, 2015

About 100 set out to retrace Selma-to-Montgomery march
SELMA, Ala. (AP) -- Dozens of marchers set out across Selma's Edmund Pettus Bridge Monday with plans to walk to the Alabama Capitol, saying the voting rights won by blood in Selma 50 years ago are now under threat.
Monday, March 9, 2015

National & world briefs
Major survey shows gun ownership and hunting at record lows
Monday, March 9, 2015

National & World Briefs
Did Clinton learn lessons from 2008? Sluggish response to email controversy raises questions
Friday, March 6, 2015

National & World Briefs
US condemns 'callous' North Korean response to knifing of ambassador to South Korea
Friday, March 6, 2015

Why 5.5 percent unemployment isn't as great as it seems
Friday, March 6, 2015

Harrison Ford crash-lands plane on golf course
Thursday, March 5, 2015

National & World Briefs
Australia offers Indonesia a prisoner swap deal in 11th-hour bid to save death row prisoners
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

National & World Briefs
Cheered by Congress, Netanyahu denounces nuclear deal with Tehran; Obama sternly retorts
Tuesday, March 3, 2015

AP News In Brief
30,000 marchers in Moscow mourn slain Putin foe; opposition blames Kremlin for the killing
Monday, March 2, 2015

National & World News
Monday, March 2, 2015

Heavy snow hits Arizona, hail turns California beach white
Monday, March 2, 2015

National & World Briefs
Friday, February 27, 2015

Partial shutdown? House rejects Homeland Security funding
Friday, February 27, 2015

Regulators approve tougher rules for Internet providers
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Internet activists declared victory over the nation's big cable companies Thursday, after the Federal Communications Commission voted to impose the toughest rules yet on broadband service to prevent companies like Comcast, Verizon and AT&T from creating paid fast lanes and slowing or blocking web traffic.
Thursday, February 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
US regulators agree to ban on Internet providers from blocking or slowing web traffic
Thursday, February 26, 2015

National & World Briefs
Representatives grill Kerry on aspects of Iran nuclear negotiations
Wednesday, February 25, 2015

National & World Briefs
Militants from Islamic State group abduct at least 70 Christians in northeastern Syria
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

No relief: More cold, snow, ice, wintry mix for much of US
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

AP News in Brief
And the winner is ... Hollywood prepares for an Academy Awards that could be a nail-biter
Monday, February 23, 2015

World & National Briefs
Nuclear deal? US and Iran appear to be edging toward historic pact, but obstacles remain
Monday, February 23, 2015

Man runs from home as train derails nearby, engulfs property
Monday, February 23, 2015

Winter brings arctic air, freezing rain, snow across US
Monday, February 23, 2015

World Briefs
NJ's Chris Christie aims to right ship amid '16 jockeying at meeting of the nation's governors
Saturday, February 21, 2015

AP News in Brief
Rebel fighters hug, pose for pictures as they take control of key east Ukrainian town
Friday, February 20, 2015

Mission to retake Mosul to begin in April, May
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The operation to retake Iraq's second largest city from Islamic State militants will likely begin in April or May and will involve about 12 Iraqi brigades, or between 20,000 and 25,000 troops, a senior U.S. military official said Thursday.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Wal-Mart raises will still leave many unable to pay expenses
WASHINGTON (AP) -- For roughly 500,000 Wal-Mart workers set to receive pay raises, something is better than nothing.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Snowden leak: NSA helped British steal cell phone codes
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Britain's electronic spying agency, in cooperation with the U.S. National Security Agency, hacked into the networks of a Dutch company to steal codes that allow both governments to seamlessly eavesdrop on mobile phones worldwide, according to the documents given to journalists by Edward Snowden.
Friday, February 20, 2015

Psychic Gets 8 Years For Decade-Long Con Of Timber Heir
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A psychic who used an elaborate con to steal $15 million from the heir to an Oregon timber fortune was sentenced Thursday to more than eight years in federal prison.
Friday, February 20, 2015

AP News in Brief
Calling on moderate Muslims to speak out, Obama says US at war with those who pervert Islam
Thursday, February 19, 2015

Did NSA plant spyware in computers around world?
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Train carrying 3 million gallons of crude still burning
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

National & World Briefs
Immigration orders blocked, Obama administration pledges appeal of Texas judge's ruling
Tuesday, February 17, 2015


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