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  • Battle rages in Gaza City

    Battle rages in Gaza City

    Sunday, July 20 2014 2:12 PM EDT2014-07-20 18:12:41 GMT
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - It's the deadliest day yet of Israel's 3-day-old ground offensive in Gaza. Palestinian health officials say at least 65 people were killed as Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City.Thousands have fled the city and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. Palestinian health officials put the number of displaced at 35,000.
    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - It's the deadliest day yet of Israel's 3-day-old ground offensive in Gaza. Palestinian health officials say at least 65 people were killed as Israeli troops backed by tanks and warplanes battled Hamas militants in a crowded neighborhood of Gaza City.Thousands have fled the city and dozens of homes were damaged or destroyed. Palestinian health officials put the number of displaced at 35,000.
  • Feds: Man said he'd blow up London-to-LA plane

    Feds: Man said he'd blow up London-to-LA plane

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:52 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:52:07 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal criminal complaint says a passenger on a flight this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill flight attendants and blow up the plane.The FBI says 20-year-old Kevin Lee Mosele of Kihei, Hawaii, was charged Tuesday with interfering with a flight crew. He could get 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A federal criminal complaint says a passenger on a flight this week from London to Los Angeles threatened to kill flight attendants and blow up the plane.The FBI says 20-year-old Kevin Lee Mosele of Kihei, Hawaii, was charged Tuesday with interfering with a flight crew. He could get 20 years in federal prison if convicted.
  • Las Vegas doctor will help girl attacked by pit bull

    Las Vegas doctor will help girl attacked by pit bull

    Monday, June 23 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-06-24 00:58:54 GMT
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Las Vegas doctor deeply touched by the story of the little girl who was asked to leave KFC because of the scars on her face, has decided to pay it forward. Victoria Wilcher was the victim of a pit bull attack that left her with multiple scars all over her face and only one eye.
    JACKSON, Miss. - A Las Vegas doctor deeply touched by the story of the little girl who was asked to leave KFC because of the scars on her face, has decided to pay it forward. Victoria Wilcher was the victim of a pit bull attack that left her with multiple scars all over her face and only one eye.
  • READ IT: Obama's Remarks on Situation in Iraq

    READ IT: Obama's Remarks on Situation in Iraq

    Thursday, June 19 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-06-19 21:58:42 GMT
    WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday morning, President Obama addressed the entire country about the developing situation in Iraq.
    WASHINGTON, DC - Thursday morning, President Obama addressed the entire country about the developing situation in Iraq. Obama is sending up to 300 military advisers to help Iraqi forces stem violent sectarian fighting. Inside is the entire transcribed speech, including questions Obama fielded from reporters.
  • Obama's Full Statement: Benghazi Suspect To Face Full US Justice

    Obama's Full Statement: Benghazi Suspect To Face Full US Justice

    Tuesday, June 17 2014 1:27 PM EDT2014-06-17 17:27:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the captured Libyan militant suspected of killing Americans in Benghazi will face the full weight of the American justice system. Obama says he authorized an operation in Libya to detain Ahmed Abu Khattala. His capture marks the first apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the 2012 attack that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the captured Libyan militant suspected of killing Americans in Benghazi will face the full weight of the American justice system. Obama says he authorized an operation in Libya to detain Ahmed Abu Khattala. His capture marks the first apprehension of an alleged perpetrator in the 2012 attack that killed U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans.

  • Insurgents Make Gains In Iraq, Obama Considers Options

    Insurgents Make Gains In Iraq, Obama Considers Options

    Friday, June 13 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-06-13 22:55:46 GMT
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Fighters from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have been making additional gains in Iraq.
    BAGHDAD (AP) - Fighters from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have been making additional gains in Iraq -- capturing two towns in an ethnically-mixed province northeast of Baghdad.And Shiite leaders are calling on Iraqis to defend the country from the Sunni militants who've taken some major cities and other territory.
  • Man Stranded In Airport Creates Epic Music Video

    Man Stranded In Airport Creates Epic Music Video

    Wednesday, June 11 2014 10:48 AM EDT2014-06-11 14:48:19 GMT
    KHQ.com - When Richard Dunn found himself stranded in the Las Vegas Airport overnight, he could have drowned his sorrows in the airport bar, but instead he created an epic music video to Celine Dion's version of 'All By Myself'.Dunn spent about three hours with an iPad creating this lip-synching masterpiece that has already pulled in over 1.5 Million views online!
    KHQ.com - When Richard Dunn found himself stranded in the Las Vegas Airport overnight, he could have drowned his sorrows in the airport bar, but instead he created an epic music video to Celine Dion's version of 'All By Myself'.Dunn spent about three hours with an iPad creating this lip-synching masterpiece that has already pulled in over 1.5 Million views online!
  • 34-Year-Old Woman Sentenced For Posing As A High School Student

    34-Year-Old Woman Sentenced For Posing As A High School Student

    Tuesday, June 10 2014 6:26 PM EDT2014-06-10 22:26:55 GMT
    LONGVIEW, Texas - A 34-year-old woman who posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at a high school in Texas has been sentenced. 
    LONGVIEW, Texas - A 34-year-old woman who posed as a teenager to enroll as a sophomore at a high school in Texas has been sentenced. Charity Johnson was sentenced to 85 days in jail as part of a plea agreement. Johnson was arrested back in may after a woman who allowed Johnson to stay at her apartment called the police when she found out Johnson was not a teenager.
  • 3 Officers Killed, 2 Injured In Canada Shooting

    3 Officers Killed, 2 Injured In Canada Shooting

    Wednesday, June 4 2014 10:26 PM EDT2014-06-05 02:26:52 GMT
    MONCTON, New Brunswick - Police say three officers have been shot dead and two others injured and they are searching for a suspect in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick. 
    MONCTON, New Brunswick - Police say three officers have been shot dead and two others injured and they are searching for a suspect in the east coast Canadian province of New Brunswick. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police in New Brunswick confirmed on its Twitter feed that three officers were dead and two others had sustained non-life threatening injuries. 
  • US Concluded In 2010 That Bergdahl Walked Away From His Unit In Afghanistan

    US Concluded In 2010 That Bergdahl Walked Away From His Unit In Afghanistan

    Monday, June 2 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-06-02 20:56:27 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - From early in his captivity, there have been indications that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit in Afghanistan. 
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - From early in his captivity, there have been indications that Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl walked away from his unit in Afghanistan. That was the conclusion of a Pentagon investigation in 2010, and a former senior defense official says after an initial flurry of searching, the military decided not to exert extraordinary efforts to rescue the Idaho man.
  • Cook First Licked, Then Served Sandwiches

    Cook First Licked, Then Served Sandwiches

    Friday, May 30 2014 11:17 AM EDT2014-05-30 15:17:52 GMT
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A cook at a New Mexico facility that trains state corrections employees faces battery charges after authorities say she secretly licked sandwiches then served them to probation and parole officers.KOAT-TV reports Yolanda Arguello was charged this week following witness interviews into the bizarre allegations at the South Valley New Mexico Women's Recovery Academy in Albuquerque.According to a criminal complaint, witnesses told investigators that the 59-year-old would ...
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A cook at a New Mexico facility that trains state corrections employees faces battery charges after authorities say she secretly licked sandwiches then served them to probation and parole officers.KOAT-TV reports Yolanda Arguello was charged this week following witness interviews into the bizarre allegations at the South Valley New Mexico Women's Recovery Academy in Albuquerque.According to a criminal complaint, witnesses told investigators that the 59-year-old would ...
  • Alaska Wildfire Spurs Evacuations As It Continues To Grow

    Alaska Wildfire Spurs Evacuations As It Continues To Grow

    Monday, May 26 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-05-26 19:02:50 GMT
    UPDATE: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A massive, wind-whipped wildfire in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is growing after evacuation orders were issued, but fire managers are hoping rains forecast for Tuesday will help crews gain a handle on the blaze.The Funny River Fire covered nearly 248 square miles as of Monday morning and was 30 percent contained.
    UPDATE: ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A massive, wind-whipped wildfire in Alaska's Kenai Peninsula is growing after evacuation orders were issued, but fire managers are hoping rains forecast for Tuesday will help crews gain a handle on the blaze.The Funny River Fire covered nearly 248 square miles as of Monday morning and was 30 percent contained.
  • Climber Rescued From Oregon's Mount Hood

    Climber Rescued From Oregon's Mount Hood

    Monday, May 26 2014 2:13 PM EDT2014-05-26 18:13:01 GMT
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A climber who fell hundreds of feet down Mount Hood was rescued by a helicopter and transported to a Portland hospital.
    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - A climber who fell hundreds of feet down Mount Hood was rescued by a helicopter and transported to a Portland hospital.
  • Hacker Helped Thwart 300 Cyberattacks

    Hacker Helped Thwart 300 Cyberattacks

    Monday, May 26 2014 2:09 PM EDT2014-05-26 18:09:01 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New York say an admitted computer hacker helped the FBI thwart hundreds of cyberattacks on government and corporate computer systems.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Federal prosecutors in New York say an admitted computer hacker helped the FBI thwart hundreds of cyberattacks on government and corporate computer systems.
  • Woman, 99, gets degree 75 years late over $5 fee

    Woman, 99, gets degree 75 years late over $5 fee

    Sunday, May 25 2014 4:16 PM EDT2014-05-25 20:16:40 GMT
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A 99-year-old Maine woman is celebrating her graduation from college 75 years after a $5 transcript fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony last week hosted by college President Alan Stehle.
    BANGOR, Maine (AP) - A 99-year-old Maine woman is celebrating her graduation from college 75 years after a $5 transcript fee kept her from getting her diploma on time.Beal College in Bangor awarded Jessie White her degree during a special ceremony last week hosted by college President Alan Stehle.
  • Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

    Obama slips into Afghanistan to visit US troops

    Sunday, May 25 2014 12:40 PM EDT2014-05-25 16:40:47 GMT
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama has slipped into Afghanistan to see U.S. troops serving in America's longest war.Air Force One arrived Sunday at the main U.S. base in Afghanistan after an overnight flight from Washington.
    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) - President Barack Obama has slipped into Afghanistan to see U.S. troops serving in America's longest war.Air Force One arrived Sunday at the main U.S. base in Afghanistan after an overnight flight from Washington.
  • SLIDESHOW: 7 Dead In Mass Shooting Near UC Santa Barbara, Shooter's Manifesto Found

    SLIDESHOW: 7 Dead In Mass Shooting Near UC Santa Barbara, Shooter's Manifesto Found

    Sunday, May 25 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-05-25 04:07:09 GMT
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer says the family of a man they believe went on a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara, California, university called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people."Family attorney Alan Shifman says police interviewed Elliot Rodger and found him to be a "perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human." Shifman says police found no history of guns, but did say Rodger had trouble making friends and didn't ha...
    GOLETA, Calif. (AP) - A lawyer says the family of a man they believe went on a shooting rampage near a Santa Barbara, California, university called police several weeks ago after being alarmed by YouTube videos "regarding suicide and the killing of people."Family attorney Alan Shifman says police interviewed Elliot Rodger and found him to be a "perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human." Shifman says police found no history of guns, but did say Rodger had trouble making friends and didn't ha...
  • College Drop Out Fakes Bomb Threat At Graduation And The Reason Why Is Shocking

    College Drop Out Fakes Bomb Threat At Graduation And The Reason Why Is Shocking

    Tuesday, May 20 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-05-20 15:40:40 GMT
    MERIDEN, Conn. - We've all heard why we shouldn't lie, right? Because..."when you tell one lie, it leads to another." Well,an "almost" college graduate had to learn this lesson the really hard way. 22-year-old Danielle Shea of Quincy, Massachusetts was arrested on Sunday in her cap and gown for supposedly calling bomb threats in to a commencement ceremony at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
    MERIDEN, Conn. - We've all heard why we shouldn't lie, right? Because..."when you tell one lie, it leads to another." Well,an "almost" college graduate had to learn this lesson the really hard way. 22-year-old Danielle Shea of Quincy, Massachusetts was arrested on Sunday in her cap and gown for supposedly calling bomb threats in to a commencement ceremony at Quinnipiac University in Connecticut.
  • CAUGHT ON TAPE: Teacher Suspended For Grabbing Kindergartner

    CAUGHT ON TAPE: Teacher Suspended For Grabbing Kindergartner

    Friday, May 16 2014 1:22 PM EDT2014-05-16 17:22:43 GMT
    TODAY.COM (NBC) - An Ohio kindergarten teacher is suspended after a video shows her allegedly grabbing and shaking a 6-year-old boy. Through tears, the boy's mother called for the educator's firing. In a surveillance video from Riverdale Schools in Mt. Blanchard, Ian Nelson, 6, can be seen walking alone to the school bathroom. >>>WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO>>>
    TODAY.COM (NBC) - An Ohio kindergarten teacher is suspended after a video shows her allegedly grabbing and shaking a 6-year-old boy. Through tears, the boy's mother called for the educator's firing. In a surveillance video from Riverdale Schools in Mt. Blanchard, Ian Nelson, 6, can be seen walking alone to the school bathroom. >>>WATCH SURVEILLANCE VIDEO>>>
  • Roommates Find $40,000 Dollars Stuffed In Old Sofa They Bought For $20

    Roommates Find $40,000 Dollars Stuffed In Old Sofa They Bought For $20

    Friday, May 16 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-05-16 16:36:05 GMT
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.And here's the other side of the ticket: They returned the money to the 91-year-old widow whose couch had been given away.
    NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — For all the screaming and carrying on, their neighbors thought they'd won the lottery. But it was a lumpy old sofa stuffed with $40,000 in cash that had three young roommates raising a ruckus.And here's the other side of the ticket: They returned the money to the 91-year-old widow whose couch had been given away.
  • 10 Things To Know For Friday, May 16th

    10 Things To Know For Friday, May 16th

    Friday, May 16 2014 11:38 AM EDT2014-05-16 15:38:44 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. MINE COLLAPSE KILLS SCORES IN TURKEY  2. A POSSIBLE PATH TO PEACE EMERGES IN UKRAINE  3. GOOGLING GETS MORE COMPLICATED  4. FBI GETS HUNDREDS OF CALLS ABOUT PEDOPHILE  5. JUDGE STRIKES DOWN IDAHO GAY MARRIAGE BAN
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. MINE COLLAPSE KILLS SCORES IN TURKEY  2. A POSSIBLE PATH TO PEACE EMERGES IN UKRAINE  3. GOOGLING GETS MORE COMPLICATED  4. FBI GETS HUNDREDS OF CALLS ABOUT PEDOPHILE  5. JUDGE STRIKES DOWN IDAHO GAY MARRIAGE BAN
  • LOOK: Somber Dedication In NY For Sept. 11 Memorial Museum

    LOOK: Somber Dedication In NY For Sept. 11 Memorial Museum

    Thursday, May 15 2014 4:25 PM EDT2014-05-15 20:25:52 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. Obama spoke at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. He said the museum tells the story of 9/11 so that future generations will never forget. >>>SEE PHOTOS AND WATCH ENTIRE DEDICATION CEREMONY>>>
    NEW YORK (AP) - President Barack Obama says no act of terror can match the strength and character of the United States. Obama spoke at the dedication in New York for the National September 11 Memorial Museum. He said the museum tells the story of 9/11 so that future generations will never forget. >>>SEE PHOTOS AND WATCH ENTIRE DEDICATION CEREMONY>>>
  • WATCH: Stories Of The Heroes Of Sept. 11th

    WATCH: Stories Of The Heroes Of Sept. 11th

    Thursday, May 15 2014 11:35 AM EDT2014-05-15 15:35:43 GMT
    KHQ.COM - "The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993." >>>HEAR THE STORIES OF THE 9/11 HEROES>>>
    KHQ.COM - "The National September 11 Memorial is a tribute of remembrance and honor to the nearly 3,000 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, near Shanksville, Pa., and at the Pentagon, as well as the six people killed in the World Trade Center bombing in February 1993." >>>HEAR THE STORIES OF THE 9/11 HEROES>>>
  • Authorities: New Hampshire Police Officer Shot To Death Before Explosion, Fire

    Authorities: New Hampshire Police Officer Shot To Death Before Explosion, Fire

    Monday, May 12 2014 11:18 PM EDT2014-05-13 03:18:01 GMT
    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a New Hampshire police officer was shot to death after he responded to a domestic disturbance at a home that later exploded and burned.
    BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) - Authorities say a New Hampshire police officer was shot to death after he responded to a domestic disturbance at a home that later exploded and burned. The gunman is presumed dead in the ensuing blaze.
  • SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Captures 16-year-old Stowaway Stepping Onto Tarmac From Wheel Well

    SURVEILLANCE VIDEO: Captures 16-year-old Stowaway Stepping Onto Tarmac From Wheel Well

    Wednesday, May 7 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-05-07 14:30:01 GMT
    UPDATE: HONOLULU (AP) - Newly released surveillance video captures the moment the 16-year-old teen stowaway stepped out of the wheel well and onto the tarmac after surviving the five and a half hour flight across the ocean to Hawaii.
    UPDATE: HONOLULU (AP) - Newly released surveillance video captures the moment the 16-year-old teen stowaway stepped out of the wheel well and onto the tarmac after surviving the five and a half hour flight across the ocean to Hawaii.
  • EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW: Michelle Knight Walks Savannah Guthrie Through Torture She Endured In Ariel Castro's Home

    EMOTIONAL INTERVIEW: Michelle Knight Walks Savannah Guthrie Through Torture She Endured In Ariel Castro's Home

    Monday, May 5 2014 4:35 PM EDT2014-05-05 20:35:34 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Sunday night, Dateline NBC aired an in-depth interview with Michelle Knight, one of the three women trapped inside Ariel Castro's Cleveland home for ten years after being kidnapped. All three women endured severe sexual and physical abuse and were even starved. >>>SEE CHILLING PHOTOS FROM INSIDE CASTRO HOME>>>
    KHQ.COM - Sunday night, Dateline NBC aired an in-depth interview with Michelle Knight, one of the three women trapped inside Ariel Castro's Cleveland home for ten years after being kidnapped. All three women endured severe sexual and physical abuse and were even starved. >>>SEE CHILLING PHOTOS FROM INSIDE CASTRO HOME>>>
  • ANIMAL CRUELTY: Teens Deny Torturing Kitten By Microwaving It

    ANIMAL CRUELTY: Teens Deny Torturing Kitten By Microwaving It

    Friday, May 2 2014 5:13 PM EDT2014-05-02 21:13:36 GMT
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Two teenage girls from Maine have denied felony animal cruelty charges alleging they put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turned it on. The South Portland girls, who were 15 when they were charged in September, told a judge Thursday that they understood the charges and entered the juvenile equivalent of an adult not guilty plea.
    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Two teenage girls from Maine have denied felony animal cruelty charges alleging they put an 8-week-old kitten in a microwave and turned it on. The South Portland girls, who were 15 when they were charged in September, told a judge Thursday that they understood the charges and entered the juvenile equivalent of an adult not guilty plea.
  • VIRAL VIDEO: Bystander Draws Gun On Would-Be Purse Snatchers

    VIRAL VIDEO: Bystander Draws Gun On Would-Be Purse Snatchers

    Friday, May 2 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-05-02 21:10:45 GMT
    YOUTUBE.COM - This video is going viral after being posted April 28th. A mother out with her two children to go shopping became the victim of would-be purse snatchers, but a bystander armed with a gun came to the rescue. We know the gun debate is a hot topic. Do you feel safer knowing that you may be surrounded by people who carry or does it make you feel threatened?
    YOUTUBE.COM - This video is going viral after being posted April 28th. A mother out with her two children to go shopping became the victim of would-be purse snatchers, but a bystander armed with a gun came to the rescue. We know the gun debate is a hot topic. Do you feel safer knowing that you may be surrounded by people who carry or does it make you feel threatened?
  • CRAZY VIDEO: Earth Swallows Train Tracks, Road And Parked Cars

    CRAZY VIDEO: Earth Swallows Train Tracks, Road And Parked Cars

    Friday, May 2 2014 5:09 PM EDT2014-05-02 21:09:09 GMT
    KHQ.COM - Crazy footage of road, train tracks and cars being swallowed up into the ground in Baltimore, Maryland was caught on video. The street collapsed Wednesday, April 30th following storms and flash flooding the day before. Residents who live in the area say the street had been uneven for years but the city had ignored complaints to repair it.
    KHQ.COM - Crazy footage of road, train tracks and cars being swallowed up into the ground in Baltimore, Maryland was caught on video. The street collapsed Wednesday, April 30th following storms and flash flooding the day before. Residents who live in the area say the street had been uneven for years but the city had ignored complaints to repair it.
  • VIDEO: Trio Of Rare White Tigers

    VIDEO: Trio Of Rare White Tigers

    Thursday, May 1 2014 12:13 PM EDT2014-05-01 16:13:48 GMT
    For all you animal lovers, here is video of a trio of young rare white tigers playing on camera. The trio of white tigers live in the Lima, Peru Zoo.
    For all you animal lovers, here is video of a trio of young rare white tigers playing on camera. The trio of white tigers live in the Lima, Peru Zoo.
  • Deaths Reported From US Storms Reach 36

    Deaths Reported From US Storms Reach 36

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 10:47 AM EDT2014-04-30 14:47:12 GMT
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle and along the Alabama coast, the latest areas of the country to be pummeled by a days long chain of severe weather. Rescue crews can't respond to some calls early because of road flooding around Pensacola. He says some people have climbed into attics because of rising waters.>>>PHOTOS AND VIDEO INSIDE STORY>>>
    PENSACOLA, Fla. (AP) - Heavy rains and flooding have left people stranded in houses and cars in the Florida Panhandle and along the Alabama coast, the latest areas of the country to be pummeled by a days long chain of severe weather. Rescue crews can't respond to some calls early because of road flooding around Pensacola. He says some people have climbed into attics because of rising waters.>>>PHOTOS AND VIDEO INSIDE STORY>>>
  • Mortars Kill 14, Wound Scores In Damascus

    Mortars Kill 14, Wound Scores In Damascus

    Wednesday, April 30 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-04-30 04:10:43 GMT
    Four mortar shells exploded on Tuesday in central Damascus, killing 14 people and wounding scores, state media said.The attacks in the Syrian capital come a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential elections, a race he is likely to win amid a raging civil war that initially started as an uprising against his rule.The official SANA news agency said four shells struck in the capital's Shaghour neighborhood on Tuesday morning. State TV said 14 people w...
    Four mortar shells exploded on Tuesday in central Damascus, killing 14 people and wounding scores, state media said.The attacks in the Syrian capital come a day after President Bashar Assad announced his candidacy for the June 3 presidential elections, a race he is likely to win amid a raging civil war that initially started as an uprising against his rule.The official SANA news agency said four shells struck in the capital's Shaghour neighborhood on Tuesday morning. State TV said 14 people w...
  • Sterling Banned For Life By The NBA

    Sterling Banned For Life By The NBA

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 2:37 PM EDT2014-04-29 18:37:56 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also says he will try to force a sale of the Clippers and also fined Sterling $2.5 million.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the NBA in response to racist comments the league says he made in a recorded conversation. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also says he will try to force a sale of the Clippers and also fined Sterling $2.5 million.
  • NAACP Wants Meeting With NBA Commissioner Over Sterling Comments

    NAACP Wants Meeting With NBA Commissioner Over Sterling Comments

    Tuesday, April 29 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-04-29 15:13:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The NAACP wants a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racist comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The NAACP wants a meeting with NBA commissioner Adam Silver to discuss Clippers owner Donald Sterling and the racist comments he allegedly made in a recorded conversation.
  • Study Shows 1 In 25 Death Row Inmates Are Likely Innocent

    Study Shows 1 In 25 Death Row Inmates Are Likely Innocent

    Monday, April 28 2014 4:41 PM EDT2014-04-28 20:41:07 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Science and law have led to the exoneration of hundreds of criminal defendants in recent decades, but big questions remain: How many other innocent defendants are locked up? How many are wrongly executed? A new statistical study says about one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Science and law have led to the exoneration of hundreds of criminal defendants in recent decades, but big questions remain: How many other innocent defendants are locked up? How many are wrongly executed? A new statistical study says about one in 25 people imprisoned under a death sentence is likely innocent.
  • Supreme Court Takes On Privacy In Digital Age

    Supreme Court Takes On Privacy In Digital Age

    Sunday, April 27 2014 12:39 PM EDT2014-04-27 16:39:29 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the it's-everywhere device.Is it a critical tool for criminals or is it someone's virtual home?How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Supreme Court cases about police searches of cellphones without warrants present vastly different views of the it's-everywhere device.Is it a critical tool for criminals or is it someone's virtual home?How the justices answer that question could determine the outcome of the cases being argued Tuesday.
  • NY Bill Would Bar Condoms As Proof Of Prostitution

    NY Bill Would Bar Condoms As Proof Of Prostitution

    Sunday, April 27 2014 12:35 PM EDT2014-04-27 16:35:06 GMT
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would become the first state to prohibit police and prosecutors from using the possession of condoms as evidence against suspected sex workers under a measure pending before lawmakers.Critics say it's unfair and undermines efforts to promote condom use.
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) - New York would become the first state to prohibit police and prosecutors from using the possession of condoms as evidence against suspected sex workers under a measure pending before lawmakers.Critics say it's unfair and undermines efforts to promote condom use.
  • Teen's Arm Severed In Pasta Machine

    Teen's Arm Severed In Pasta Machine

    Sunday, April 27 2014 12:31 PM EDT2014-04-27 16:31:58 GMT
    MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) - A teenage employee at an Italian restaurant in northern New York has severed his arm while cleaning a pasta machine.A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital tells The Associated Press that 17-year-old Brett Bouchard was listed in serious condition there Sunday morning.
    MASSENA, N.Y. (AP) - A teenage employee at an Italian restaurant in northern New York has severed his arm while cleaning a pasta machine.A spokeswoman for Massachusetts General Hospital tells The Associated Press that 17-year-old Brett Bouchard was listed in serious condition there Sunday morning.
  • California Cities Start Water Waste Patrols

    California Cities Start Water Waste Patrols

    Sunday, April 27 2014 12:28 PM EDT2014-04-27 16:28:44 GMT
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A handful of California cities are deploying water patrols to crack down on wasteful residents as the state faces a historic drought. At least 45 water agencies are enforcing mandatory water restrictions. The state capital has the toughest program.Dozens of Sacramento city employees are driving around responding to complaints and warning residents who water lawns on prohibited days.
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - A handful of California cities are deploying water patrols to crack down on wasteful residents as the state faces a historic drought. At least 45 water agencies are enforcing mandatory water restrictions. The state capital has the toughest program.Dozens of Sacramento city employees are driving around responding to complaints and warning residents who water lawns on prohibited days.
  • White House: New Sanctions Expected For Russia

    White House: New Sanctions Expected For Russia

    Sunday, April 27 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-04-27 16:24:39 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says new penalties expected this week against Russia for its action against Ukraine will affect the people closest to Russian President Vladimir Putin.Deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says sanctions already in place are projected to push the Russian economy into negative growth.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House says new penalties expected this week against Russia for its action against Ukraine will affect the people closest to Russian President Vladimir Putin.Deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken says sanctions already in place are projected to push the Russian economy into negative growth.
  • New Law Allows Illegal Immigrants To Have Driver's Licenses

    New Law Allows Illegal Immigrants To Have Driver's Licenses

    Saturday, April 26 2014 10:30 PM EDT2014-04-27 02:30:38 GMT
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - There's a lot riding on a California law to grant driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers to pass the test required to get one.A Mexican consulate is hosting monthly driver's license test preparation classes.
    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) - There's a lot riding on a California law to grant driver's licenses to immigrants in the country illegally and supporters are already preparing prospective drivers to pass the test required to get one.A Mexican consulate is hosting monthly driver's license test preparation classes.
  • Oregon Dropping Health Exchange Program, Will Join National Healthcare.gov

    Oregon Dropping Health Exchange Program, Will Join National Healthcare.gov

    Saturday, April 26 2014 10:24 PM EDT2014-04-27 02:24:33 GMT
    (OREGON)- Oregon has announced plans to join national healthcare.gov. The state is scrapping the failed healthcare exchange, "Cover Oregon", after spending hundreds of millions on the plan. Nearly three-hundred million in tax payer dollars have gone to "Cover Oregon".
    (OREGON)- Oregon has announced plans to join national healthcare.gov. The state is scrapping the failed healthcare exchange, "Cover Oregon", after spending hundreds of millions on the plan. Nearly three-hundred million in tax payer dollars have gone to "Cover Oregon".
  • Northwestern Players Vote On Union Question

    Northwestern Players Vote On Union Question

    Friday, April 25 2014 10:28 PM EDT2014-04-26 02:28:58 GMT
    Football players at Northwestern University are casting secret ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes. It's a vote that could mean sweeping changes for college sports.Football players at Northwestern University are casting secret ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes. It's a vote that could mean sweeping changes for college sports.
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Football players at Northwestern University are casting secret ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes. 
    EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) - Football players at Northwestern University are casting secret ballots today on whether to form the nation's first union for college athletes. It's a vote that could mean sweeping changes for college sports. But the results won't be revealed any time soon. Instead, ballot boxes will be sealed for weeks or months -- perhaps even years -- as the university challenges the effort to unionize the football team.
  • Justice Department Considering Clemency After 10 Years In Prison

    Justice Department Considering Clemency After 10 Years In Prison

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 5:26 PM EDT2014-04-23 21:26:15 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison. 
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Justice Department will begin considering clemency applications from nonviolent federal inmates who have already served 10 years or more in prison. That's according to a person familiar with an expected announcement from the department Wednesday laying out conditions under which convicts can seek to have their sentences shortened. 
  • Vietnam Sentences American Man To Death For Heroin

    Vietnam Sentences American Man To Death For Heroin

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:48 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:48:39 GMT
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - State media say a court in Vietnam has sentenced an American to death for heroin trafficking. The Liberated Saigon newspaper says Jason Dinh, 41, was convicted of trafficking 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin at a one-day trial by Ho Chi Minh City's People's Court on Tuesday.
    HANOI, Vietnam (AP) - State media say a court in Vietnam has sentenced an American to death for heroin trafficking. The Liberated Saigon newspaper says Jason Dinh, 41, was convicted of trafficking 1 kilogram (2.2 pounds) of heroin at a one-day trial by Ho Chi Minh City's People's Court on Tuesday.
  • Family Sues N.J. District Over 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance

    Family Sues N.J. District Over 'Under God' In Pledge Of Allegiance

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:21 PM EDT2014-04-23 02:21:31 GMT
    A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.
    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children.
    FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) - A family is suing a New Jersey school district, contending that the phrase "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance discriminates against atheist children. The lawsuit against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District was filed in state court last month and was announced yesterday by the American Humanist Association. 
  • South Korean Ferry: 113 Now Confirmed Dead, 190 Still Missing

    South Korean Ferry: 113 Now Confirmed Dead, 190 Still Missing

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 10:29 AM EDT2014-04-22 14:29:47 GMT
    JINDO, South Korea (AP) - As more bodies are recovered from a sunken South Korean ferry, the number of confirmed dead has reached 113, with about 190 people still missing. Meanwhile, four crew members who are accused of abandoning the ship and failing to protect the passengers have been arrested, three days after warrants were issued for the captain and two other crew members.
    JINDO, South Korea (AP) - As more bodies are recovered from a sunken South Korean ferry, the number of confirmed dead has reached 113, with about 190 people still missing. Meanwhile, four crew members who are accused of abandoning the ship and failing to protect the passengers have been arrested, three days after warrants were issued for the captain and two other crew members.
  • Boy Scouts Ban Seattle Church From Hosting Troop

    Boy Scouts Ban Seattle Church From Hosting Troop

    Monday, April 21 2014 10:51 PM EDT2014-04-22 02:51:41 GMT
    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop. 
    SEATTLE, Wash. - The Boy Scouts of America has revoked the charter of a Seattle church because it allowed a gay adult to continue leading a troop. A Boy Scouts of America attorney told Rainier Beach United Methodist Church last week that it could no longer hosts troops under the Boy Scouts name.
  • First American Wins Boston Marathon Since 1983; Ran With Names Of Victims On Bib

    First American Wins Boston Marathon Since 1983; Ran With Names Of Victims On Bib

    Monday, April 21 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-04-21 18:38:14 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - The winner of the Boston Marathon men's race had the names of last year's victims written in marker on the corners of his race bib. Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee), the first American to win the men's race since 1983, wore his official runner's bib with the names of the three people killed in last year's marathon.
    BOSTON (AP) - The winner of the Boston Marathon men's race had the names of last year's victims written in marker on the corners of his race bib. Meb Keflezighi (kehf-LEHZH'-gee), the first American to win the men's race since 1983, wore his official runner's bib with the names of the three people killed in last year's marathon.
  • General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms

    General Mills Scraps Controversial New Legal Terms

    Monday, April 21 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-04-21 12:58:01 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors that using the company's websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have to give up their right to sue.
    NEW YORK (AP) - General Mills is scrapping a controversial plan to strip consumers of their right to sue the food company.The company, which owns Cheerios, Progresso and Yoplait, had posted a notice on its website notifying visitors that using the company's websites or engaging with it online in a variety of other ways meant they would have to give up their right to sue.
  • Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

    Kraft Recalls 96,000 Pounds Of Oscar Mayer Wieners

    Sunday, April 20 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-21 02:46:36 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Kraft Foods is recalling 96,000 pounds of its Oscar Mayer wieners because they may mistakenly contain cheese.The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said Sunday that packages of Kraft's "Oscar Mayer Classic Wieners" may instead contain the company's "Classic Cheese Dogs.
  • Family's Car Catches Fire Inside Lion Enclosure

    Family's Car Catches Fire Inside Lion Enclosure

    Sunday, April 20 2014 2:57 PM EDT2014-04-20 18:57:30 GMT
    (NBC)- A British family was forced to flee their car inside a lion enclosure, after the vehicle caught fire. Other visitors shot amateur footage of the car on fire. Helen Clements, who was in the car with her two children, said they were caught between wanting to escape the burning car while evading the lions.
    (NBC)- A British family was forced to flee their car inside a lion enclosure, after the vehicle caught fire. Other visitors shot amateur footage of the car on fire. Helen Clements, who was in the car with her two children, said they were caught between wanting to escape the burning car while evading the lions.
  • 10 More Bodies Found Inside South Korean Ferry; Hundreds Still Missing

    10 More Bodies Found Inside South Korean Ferry; Hundreds Still Missing

    Saturday, April 19 2014 11:00 PM EDT2014-04-20 03:00:36 GMT
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - South Korean news agency Yonhap reports that the captain of the South Korean ferry that sank two days ago has been arrested. Yonhap says 68-year-old Lee Joon-seok was detained early Saturday. The ship, the Sewol, sank Wednesday, leaving hundreds missing and feared dead.
  • Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

    Hawaii Is Genetically Engineered Crop Flash Point

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:46 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:46:34 GMT
    WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.The industry's leading companies all have farms in the tiny island state. They take advantage of Hawaii's warm weather to grow new varieties of corn genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.
    WAIALUA, Hawaii (AP) - You can trace the genetic makeup of most corn grown in the U.S., and in many other places around the world, to Hawaii.The industry's leading companies all have farms in the tiny island state. They take advantage of Hawaii's warm weather to grow new varieties of corn genetically engineered for desirable traits like insect and drought resistance.
  • $14M Awarded In Suit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

    $14M Awarded In Suit Linking Contraceptive, Stroke

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:40 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:40:38 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.Lawyers for Mariola Zapalski, of Elmwood Park, say the stroke occurred 13 days after she began taking the drug, paralyzing her left side and causing permanent brain injury.
    CHICAGO (AP) - A jury has awarded $14 million to a suburban Chicago woman who sued her doctor over a debilitating stroke she suffered after taking the birth control drug Yasmin.Lawyers for Mariola Zapalski, of Elmwood Park, say the stroke occurred 13 days after she began taking the drug, paralyzing her left side and causing permanent brain injury.
  • Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

    Documents Detail Another Delayed GM Recall

    Saturday, April 19 2014 10:35 PM EDT2014-04-20 02:35:22 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn't seek a recall of the 2004-2007 compact cars even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago.
    DETROIT (AP) - Government documents show that General Motors waited years to recall nearly 335,000 Saturn Ions for power steering failures despite getting thousands of consumer complaints and warranty repair claims.Additionally, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration didn't seek a recall of the 2004-2007 compact cars even though it opened an investigation more than two years ago.
  • Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

    Teen Suspended For Asking Miss America To Prom

    Friday, April 18 2014 11:34 PM EDT2014-04-19 03:34:48 GMT
    YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.
    YORK, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school student is in hot water for asking Miss America to prom during a question and answer session at school. Eighteen-year-old Patrick Farves said he received three days of in-school suspension Thursday because he asked Nina Davuluri to prom.

  • WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    WATCH: Cell Phone Video Of Sinking Ferry Released As 270 Are Still Missing

    Friday, April 18 2014 4:21 PM EDT2014-04-18 20:21:35 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Searchers have now put markers on the surface of the water where the South Korean ferry went down. Part of the ship had remained above the surface until today, but now the entire vessel is submerged. They're continuing the effort to find some 270 people who are missing and feared dead.
  • At Least 13 Sherpas Dead As Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

    At Least 13 Sherpas Dead As Avalanche Sweeps Mount Everest

    Friday, April 18 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-04-18 16:10:21 GMT
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) - A Nepalese tourism official says six local guides have been killed and nine more are missing after an avalanche swept a route used to ascend the world's highest peak. Nepal Tourism Ministry official Krishna Lamsal says the avalanche hit just below Mount Everest Camp 2 around 6:30 a.m. Friday.
  • NEW DETAILS: Survivors Describe Escape From Sinking Ferry

    NEW DETAILS: Survivors Describe Escape From Sinking Ferry

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-16 19:52:10 GMT
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Survivors of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea are describing how they jumped into the frigid water wearing life jackets and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.
    MOKPO, South Korea (AP) - Survivors of a ferry sinking off the coast of South Korea are describing how they jumped into the frigid water wearing life jackets and then swam to a nearby rescue boat.
  • UPDATE: Biden: Boston Marathon Survivors Are Inspiration

    UPDATE: Biden: Boston Marathon Survivors Are Inspiration

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 2:21 PM EDT2014-04-15 18:21:34 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.
    BOSTON (AP) - Vice President Joe Biden says the courage shown by Boston Marathon survivors and those who lost loved ones is an inspiration for other Americans dealing with loss and tragedy.
  • Cattle Battle: BLM To Pursue Effort To End Dispute With Rancher

    Cattle Battle: BLM To Pursue Effort To End Dispute With Rancher

    Monday, April 14 2014 10:08 AM EDT2014-04-14 14:08:14 GMT
    NEVADA, (AP) - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff said Sunday that the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter.
    NEVADA, (AP) - A day after blinking in a showdown on the range, federal land managers pledged to pursue efforts to resolve a conflict with a southern Nevada rancher who has refused to pay grazing fees for 20 years. Bureau of Land Management spokesman Craig Leff said Sunday that the agency would continue to try to resolve the matter.
  • Millions Of Piglets Die After Catching Mysterious Virus: Pork Prices May Go Up

    Millions Of Piglets Die After Catching Mysterious Virus: Pork Prices May Go Up

    Sunday, April 13 2014 11:33 PM EDT2014-04-14 03:33:09 GMT
    (NBC News)- Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.Dr. Nick Striegel, assistant state veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, said Wednesday the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, also known as PED, was thought to exist only in Europe and China.
    (NBC News)- Pork prices may be on the rise in the next few months because of a new virus that has migrated to the U.S, killing piglets in 15 states at an alarming rate in facilities where it has been reported.Dr. Nick Striegel, assistant state veterinarian for the Colorado Department of Agriculture, said Wednesday the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus, also known as PED, was thought to exist only in Europe and China.
  • Man Sentenced To Public Shaming For Bullying Disabled Neighbors

    Man Sentenced To Public Shaming For Bullying Disabled Neighbors

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:36:56 GMT
    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio- An Ohio man ordered by a judge to carry a sign that reads, "I am a bully" was met with jeers and honking car horns as he sat on a busy street corner on Sunday.Edmond Aviv, 62, sat in a green plastic chair with a hand-lettered cardboard sign Sunday as part of his punishment for harassing a neighborhood family.
    SOUTH EUCLID, Ohio- An Ohio man ordered by a judge to carry a sign that reads, "I am a bully" was met with jeers and honking car horns as he sat on a busy street corner on Sunday.Edmond Aviv, 62, sat in a green plastic chair with a hand-lettered cardboard sign Sunday as part of his punishment for harassing a neighborhood family.
  • Former KKK Leader Suspected In Jewish Center Attacks: 3 Killed

    Former KKK Leader Suspected In Jewish Center Attacks: 3 Killed

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:20 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:20:37 GMT
    (NBC News)- The person of interest in custody for the killing of three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas is a Missouri man and former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of antisemitism and racism, law enforcement officials said.Frasier Glenn Cross, Jr., 73, is suspected of fatally shooting 3 people. 
    (NBC News)- The person of interest in custody for the killing of three people at two Jewish centers in Kansas is a Missouri man and former Ku Klux Klan leader with a history of antisemitism and racism, law enforcement officials said.Frasier Glenn Cross, Jr., 73, is suspected of fatally shooting 3 people. 
  • Woman Arrested After 7 Dead Babies Found In Home

    Woman Arrested After 7 Dead Babies Found In Home

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:09 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:09:46 GMT
    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah-  A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the Utah home until three years ago, had the infants between 1996 and 2006, investigators said.
    PLEASANT GROVE, Utah-  A Utah woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years was arrested Sunday after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in separate cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the Utah home until three years ago, had the infants between 1996 and 2006, investigators said.

  • 10 People Killed In California Bus Crash

    10 People Killed In California Bus Crash

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:43 PM EDT2014-04-12 00:43:13 GMT
    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people who were killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California interstate.
    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) - The California Highway Patrol says the drivers of a FedEx delivery truck and a charter bus carrying high school students on a college visit are among the 10 people who were killed in a fiery crash on a Northern California interstate.
  • UPDATE: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton; WATCH THE VIDEO

    UPDATE: Woman Throws Shoe At Hillary Clinton; WATCH THE VIDEO

    Friday, April 11 2014 5:05 PM EDT2014-04-11 21:05:02 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons.
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say a Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton during a Las Vegas speech has been freed after being given a misdemeanor disorderly conduct summons.
  • This Mirror Takes Your 'Selfies' And Posts Them On Twitter

    This Mirror Takes Your 'Selfies' And Posts Them On Twitter

    Friday, April 11 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-04-11 15:25:30 GMT
    KHQ.COM - If you are a person that struggles with taking the perfect "selfie" there is a now the perfect solution to your problem. A two way mirror embedded with a web cam and LED lights now takes a selfie for you and automatically posts the picture on Twitter. What do you think? Is this a useful investment or does it only speak to how self centered our society is becoming?
    KHQ.COM - If you are a person that struggles with taking the perfect "selfie" there is a now the perfect solution to your problem. A two way mirror embedded with a web cam and LED lights now takes a selfie for you and automatically posts the picture on Twitter. What do you think? Is this a useful investment or does it only speak to how self centered our society is becoming?
  • Mother Of Girl Killed After Car Runs Through Daycare Center Speaks Out

    Mother Of Girl Killed After Car Runs Through Daycare Center Speaks Out

    Friday, April 11 2014 10:30 AM EDT2014-04-11 14:30:39 GMT
    WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - A manhunt across Florida has ended with the surrender of an SUV driver wanted in a fatal crash at a day care that killed a 4-year-old whose mother pleaded for him to turn himself in. Lily Quintus was sitting at a table waiting for her afternoon snack Wednesday when a convertible was sent careening through the building.
    WINTER PARK, Fla. (AP) - A manhunt across Florida has ended with the surrender of an SUV driver wanted in a fatal crash at a day care that killed a 4-year-old whose mother pleaded for him to turn himself in. Lily Quintus was sitting at a table waiting for her afternoon snack Wednesday when a convertible was sent careening through the building.
  • Protesters Gather Over Cattle Roundup In Nevada

    Protesters Gather Over Cattle Roundup In Nevada

    Thursday, April 10 2014 11:53 PM EDT2014-04-11 03:53:20 GMT
    CLARK COUNTY, Nevada - Cliven Bundy is the rancher at the center of a battle over cattle northeast of Las Vegas.
    CLARK COUNTY, Nevada - Cliven Bundy is the rancher at the center of a battle over cattle northeast of Las Vegas. The Bureau of Land Management says Bundy's cows are loitering on federal land and that he has not paid the required grazing fee for 20 years. Bundy says he believes the land is not federal land, but county land.
  • Stephen Colbert To Replace Letterman On Late Show

    Stephen Colbert To Replace Letterman On Late Show

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:06 PM EDT2014-04-11 02:06:48 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert is signed for five years.
  • UPDATE: High School Stabber Used Two 'Ordinary Kitchen Knives'

    UPDATE: High School Stabber Used Two 'Ordinary Kitchen Knives'

    Thursday, April 10 2014 10:42 AM EDT2014-04-10 14:42:37 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives." Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck called the weapons "common items you'd find in a kitchen."

    PITTSBURGH (AP) - The district attorney says a 16-year-old charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security officer at his Pittsburgh-area high school used two "ordinary kitchen knives." Westmoreland County District Attorney John Peck called the weapons "common items you'd find in a kitchen."

  • Atlanta Archbishop Set To Sell His 2.2 Million-Dollar Mansion

    Atlanta Archbishop Set To Sell His 2.2 Million-Dollar Mansion

    Saturday, April 5 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-04-05 21:46:02 GMT
    SMYRNA, Ga.-The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta has decided to sell his 2.2 million-dollar mansion.
    SMYRNA, Ga.-The Roman Catholic archbishop of Atlanta has decided to sell his 2.2 million-dollar mansion.
  • Man Arrested Near Home Of Selena Gomez

    Man Arrested Near Home Of Selena Gomez

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:46 AM EDT2014-04-05 04:46:07 GMT

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say they have re-arrested a man who was ordered to stay away from the home of Selena Gomez.


    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say they have re-arrested a man who was ordered to stay away from the home of Selena Gomez.Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies said they arrested 20-year-old Che Cruz on Friday after he was spotted near the home in suburban Calabasas.Cruz had been arrested on March 30 on suspicion of trespassing at the home. On Wednesday, he acknowledged trespassing at the home and was sentenced to 45 days in jail and probation.Jail records show his arrest on Friday came eight...
  • Boy Beats Xbox

    Boy Beats Xbox

    Saturday, April 5 2014 12:42 AM EDT2014-04-05 04:42:17 GMT

    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft - he's found a backdoor to the Xbox.


    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A 5-year-old San Diego boy has outwitted the sharpest minds at Microsoft - he's found a backdoor to the Xbox.Kristoffer Von Hassel managed to log in to his father's Xbox Live account. When the password log-in screen appeared, Kristoffer simply hit the space button a few times and hit enter.Robert Davies tells KGTV-TV (http://bit.ly/1hmrTan ) that just after Christmas he noticed his son playing games he supposedly couldn't access.Davies, who works in computer security, says he...
  • Top House Leaders Trying to Stop Automatic Cost-Of-Living Pay Increase For Lawmakers

    Top House Leaders Trying to Stop Automatic Cost-Of-Living Pay Increase For Lawmakers

    Thursday, April 3 2014 6:24 PM EDT2014-04-03 22:24:12 GMT
    The proposal would freeze congressional salaries at $174,000 a year and is attached to legislation to fund Congress' budget. Lawmakers haven't received a pay increase since 2009. Bipartisan reforms enacted in 1989 gave lawmakers a big pay increase in exchange for dropping the much-criticized practice of accepting money for speeches. That legislation also awarded lawmakers annual cost-of-living pay increases, which meant that lawmakers no longer had to cast politically toxic votes to raise the...
    The proposal would freeze congressional salaries at $174,000 a year and is attached to legislation to fund Congress' budget. Lawmakers haven't received a pay increase since 2009. Bipartisan reforms enacted in 1989 gave lawmakers a big pay increase in exchange for dropping the much-criticized practice of accepting money for speeches. That legislation also awarded lawmakers annual cost-of-living pay increases, which meant that lawmakers no longer had to cast politically toxic votes to raise the...
  • Fort Hood Gunman Used Same Gun Store As Hasan

    Fort Hood Gunman Used Same Gun Store As Hasan

    Thursday, April 3 2014 4:56 PM EDT2014-04-03 20:56:37 GMT
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood official confirms the soldier who killed three people and wounded 16 others bought his gun at the same nearby gun shop as the shooter convicted in the 2009 rampage on the military base.
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood official confirms the soldier who killed three people and wounded 16 others bought his gun at the same nearby gun shop as the shooter convicted in the 2009 rampage on the military base. Lt. Gen. Mark Milley said Thursday that Spc. Ivan Lopez purchased a .45-caliber pistol from Guns Galore, a store in Killeen, Texas, on March 1.
  • Brother On Life Support In Bathtub Drowning

    Brother On Life Support In Bathtub Drowning

    Thursday, April 3 2014 2:05 PM EDT2014-04-03 18:05:00 GMT
    MCCANDLESS, Pa. - The district attorney's office says the 6-year-old brother of a boy who drowned in a bathtub has no brain activity and is on life support.
    MCCANDLESS, Pa. - The district attorney's office says the 6-year-old brother of a boy who drowned in a bathtub has no brain activity and is on life support. The boys' mother, 40-year-old Laurel Michelle Schlemmer, is jailed on criminal homicide and other charges in the death of her 3-year-old son, Luke, and for injuries suffered by his brother Daniel on Tuesday.
  • UPDATE: Suspected Gunman Identified

    UPDATE: Suspected Gunman Identified

    Thursday, April 3 2014 12:15 PM EDT2014-04-03 16:15:12 GMT
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat. Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. Army Secretary John McHugh testified Thursday that the soldier appeared to have no connections to extremist groups. The soldier is identified by others as Ivan Lopez.
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat. Three people died and 16 were wounded before the shooter committed suicide. Army Secretary John McHugh testified Thursday that the soldier appeared to have no connections to extremist groups. The soldier is identified by others as Ivan Lopez.
  • Nation Wide Sex Offender Search For This Man

    Nation Wide Sex Offender Search For This Man

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:06 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:06:00 GMT
    KHQ.COM - The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who can be seen on video sexually abusing a child. The man is known only as John Doe 28. He was seen on video engaged in sexually explicit activities with a child in November of 2012. Investigators say there are several clues in the video that may help identify him.
    KHQ.COM - The FBI is asking for the public's help in identifying a man who can be seen on video sexually abusing a child. The man is known only as John Doe 28. He was seen on video engaged in sexually explicit activities with a child in November of 2012. Investigators say there are several clues in the video that may help identify him.
  • 5 Dead As Magnitude-8.2 Quake Strikes Northern Chile

    5 Dead As Magnitude-8.2 Quake Strikes Northern Chile

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-04-02 13:47:54 GMT
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile Tuesday abut 8:46pm local time some 60 miles northwest of Iquique. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis.
    SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Chile's interior minister says the death toll has risen to five from a powerful magnitude-8.2 earthquake that struck off northern Chile Tuesday abut 8:46pm local time some 60 miles northwest of Iquique. The quake forced evacuations along the country's entire Pacific coast for fear of tsunamis.
  • World Court: Japanese Whaling Not Scientific

    World Court: Japanese Whaling Not Scientific

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 12:58 AM EDT2014-04-01 04:58:46 GMT
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The International Court of Justice in The Hague, Netherlands is ordering a halt to Japan's Antarctic whaling program. 
    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - The International Court of Justice says that Japan's Antarctic whaling program is not for scientific purposes and has ordered a temporary stay on the program. Australia had sued Japan at the U.N. dispute-resolution court for resolving in hopes of ending whaling in the icy Southern Ocean.
  • Dating Site Protests Anti-Gay-Marriage Contributor

    Dating Site Protests Anti-Gay-Marriage Contributor

    Monday, March 31 2014 11:05 PM EDT2014-04-01 03:05:29 GMT
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - An online dating service is encouraging its users to stop using the Firefox web browser because the new CEO of the company that makes it supported California's former gay marriage ban. 
    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) - An online dating service is encouraging its users to stop using the Firefox web browser because the new CEO of the company that makes it supported California's former gay marriage ban. Mozilla, the nonprofit maker of Firefox, infuriated many employees and users last week by choosing co-founder Brendan Eich to lead the Mountain View, Calif., company.
  • Montana/ Idaho Border: Lookout Pass Closed After Landslide

    Montana/ Idaho Border: Lookout Pass Closed After Landslide

    Sunday, March 30 2014 10:36 PM EDT2014-03-31 02:36:40 GMT
    LOOKOUT PASS, Montana- Lookout Pass near the Idaho/Montana Border is shutdown down following a landslide on I-90. D.O.T. crews are on the scene Sunday evening clearing trying to clear the scene.
    LOOKOUT PASS, Montana- Lookout Pass near the Idaho/Montana Border is shutdown down following a landslide on I-90. D.O.T. crews are on the scene Sunday evening clearing trying to clear the scene.
  • More Than 100 Aftershocks Shake Los Angeles After Magnitude-5.1 Earthquake

    More Than 100 Aftershocks Shake Los Angeles After Magnitude-5.1 Earthquake

    Sunday, March 30 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-03-30 17:49:02 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. 
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Authorities say a magnitude-5.1 earthquake has shaken the Los Angeles area. The U.S. Geological Survey originally estimated the quake to be a magnitude-5.3. It said the Friday quake struck at about 9:11 p.m. and was centered near Brea in Orange County - about 20 miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles.
  • Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death

    Diet Drinks Linked With Heart Disease, Death

    Saturday, March 29 2014 12:33 PM EDT2014-03-29 16:33:35 GMT
    (NBC News)- Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday. Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular “event,” and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.
    (NBC News)- Women who drink the most diet sodas may also be more likely to develop heart disease and even to die, according to a new study published Saturday. Researchers found women who drank two or more diet drinks a day were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack or other cardiovascular “event,” and 50 percent more likely to die, than women who rarely touch such drinks.

  • Applications For US Jobless Aid Dip To 4-Month Low

    Applications For US Jobless Aid Dip To 4-Month Low

    Thursday, March 27 2014 9:39 PM EDT2014-03-28 01:39:02 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell 10,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 311,000, the lowest since late November and a hopeful sign hiring could pick up. The Labor Department says the four-week average of applications, a less volatile measure, fell 9,500 to 317,750. That is the fourth straight drop and the lowest level in six months. It brings applications in line with pre-recession levels.
  • Air Search For Missing Malaysia Airline Plane Finds Nothing; Suspended Due To Bad Weather

    Air Search For Missing Malaysia Airline Plane Finds Nothing; Suspended Due To Bad Weather

    Thursday, March 27 2014 9:01 AM EDT2014-03-27 13:01:19 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Planes and ships searching the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have failed to find any before stormy weather cut today's hunt short.
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Planes and ships searching the southern Indian Ocean for possible debris from Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have failed to find any before stormy weather cut today's hunt short.
  • Justice Kennedy Could Be Key To Supreme Court Decision On Birth Control

    Justice Kennedy Could Be Key To Supreme Court Decision On Birth Control

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 8:33 PM EDT2014-03-26 00:33:01 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Do profit-making businesses have religious rights? The Supreme Court is wrestling with that question in a case that involves two family-owned companies.
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Do profit-making businesses have religious rights? The Supreme Court is wrestling with that question in a case that involves two family-owned companies. The owners of Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties provide health insurance to their employees but object to covering certain methods of birth control -- coverage that is required under the health care law.
  • Malaysia Says Search For Downed Plane To Shift To Smaller Area In South Indian Ocean

    Malaysia Says Search For Downed Plane To Shift To Smaller Area In South Indian Ocean

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 11:10 AM EDT2014-03-25 15:10:17 GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia says it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysia says it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean.
  • Civilian Fatally Shoots Sailor Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer

    Civilian Fatally Shoots Sailor Aboard U.S. Navy Destroyer

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:56 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:56:14 GMT
    NBCNEWS.COM - A civilian fatally shot a sailor aboard a docked U.S. Navy destroyer in Virginia on Monday night before he was shot dead by security forces, officials said.
    NBCNEWS.COM - A civilian fatally shot a sailor aboard a docked U.S. Navy destroyer in Virginia on Monday night before he was shot dead by security forces, officials said.
  • KHQ MD ALERT: Canada Probes Possible Ebola Case

    KHQ MD ALERT: Canada Probes Possible Ebola Case

    Tuesday, March 25 2014 9:36 AM EDT2014-03-25 13:36:43 GMT
    (CNN) -- Health officials in Canada said Monday they are looking into the case of a man who recently traveled from Liberia and is exhibiting symptoms consistent with viral hemorrhagic fevers.Viral hemorrhagic fevers is a generic term that refers to a number of diseases found in Africa, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever, according to Denise Werker, deputy chief medical health officer at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health."There is...
    (CNN) -- Health officials in Canada said Monday they are looking into the case of a man who recently traveled from Liberia and is exhibiting symptoms consistent with viral hemorrhagic fevers.Viral hemorrhagic fevers is a generic term that refers to a number of diseases found in Africa, including Ebola hemorrhagic fever, Lassa fever, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and yellow fever, according to Denise Werker, deputy chief medical health officer at the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health."There is...
  • Union: Chicago Train Operator 'Extremely Tired'

    Union: Chicago Train Operator 'Extremely Tired'

    Monday, March 24 2014 6:22 PM EDT2014-03-24 22:22:17 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - The president of a Chicago transit union said Monday there are indications that the operator dozed off before the train jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation's busiest airports, injuring 32 people.
    CHICAGO (AP) - The president of a Chicago transit union said Monday there are indications that the operator dozed off before the train jumped the tracks and scaled an escalator at one of nation's busiest airports, injuring 32 people. The operator told Amalgamated Transit Union Local 308 President Robert Kelly that she had worked a lot of overtime recently and was "extremely tired" at the time of the derailment, he said at a news conference.
  • Train Kills Teen Who Pushed Girlfriend From Tracks

    Train Kills Teen Who Pushed Girlfriend From Tracks

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:48 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:48:17 GMT
    MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend out of the way of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed. The girlfriend, 16-year-old Mickayla Friend, was critically injured, though her mother, Sandy, said at a vigil Sunday that she was breathing on her own and walking.
    MARYSVILLE, Calif. (AP) - Witnesses and family members say a Northern California teen pushed his girlfriend out of the way of an oncoming train before he was struck and killed. The girlfriend, 16-year-old Mickayla Friend, was critically injured, though her mother, Sandy, said at a vigil Sunday that she was breathing on her own and walking.
  • Ex-President Carter Fears US Monitoring

    Ex-President Carter Fears US Monitoring

    Monday, March 24 2014 1:39 PM EDT2014-03-24 17:39:52 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter says U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terror attacks, and he now hand-writes and mails sensitive letters to foreign and American leaders because he can't trust his email or telephone to be secure. Carter says: "For the last two or three years, when I want to write a highly personal letter to a foreign leader, or even some American leaders, I hand-write it and mail it."
    NEW YORK (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter says U.S. intelligence monitoring has run out of control since the 9/11 terror attacks, and he now hand-writes and mails sensitive letters to foreign and American leaders because he can't trust his email or telephone to be secure. Carter says: "For the last two or three years, when I want to write a highly personal letter to a foreign leader, or even some American leaders, I hand-write it and mail it."
  • NYC Museum Dedicated To 9/11 Victims Opens May 21

    NYC Museum Dedicated To 9/11 Victims Opens May 21

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:58 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:58:20 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will open to the public May 21.The opening will follow a May 15 ceremony and a six-day dedication period. Officials announced the dates Monday.During the dedication period, the museum at the World Trade Center site will be open around the clock for 9/11 family members and rescue and recovery workers.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A New York City museum dedicated to the victims of the Sept. 11 terror attacks will open to the public May 21.The opening will follow a May 15 ceremony and a six-day dedication period. Officials announced the dates Monday.During the dedication period, the museum at the World Trade Center site will be open around the clock for 9/11 family members and rescue and recovery workers.
  • Feds: Inmate Sent Obama Threat To Wrong Address

    Feds: Inmate Sent Obama Threat To Wrong Address

    Monday, March 24 2014 12:23 PM EDT2014-03-24 16:23:42 GMT
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A convicted child molester is accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama - albeit to the wrong address. Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say 34-year-old Joseph Savage mailed the letter from the Fayette County Prison while he was awaiting trial in October 2012. The letter was sent to 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. The White House is actually located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
    PITTSBURGH (AP) - A convicted child molester is accused of sending a threatening letter to President Barack Obama - albeit to the wrong address. Federal prosecutors in Pittsburgh say 34-year-old Joseph Savage mailed the letter from the Fayette County Prison while he was awaiting trial in October 2012. The letter was sent to 1400 Pennsylvania Ave. in Washington, D.C. The White House is actually located at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
  • Pistorius Trial: Cell Phone Texts Show Tensions

    Pistorius Trial: Cell Phone Texts Show Tensions

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:30 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:30:40 GMT
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Phone messages between Oscar Pistorius and the girlfriend he shot dead indicate that she was sometimes afraid of him.The couple had also argued about what she alleged was the athlete's short temper and jealousy, police Capt. Francois Moller testified Monday, citing text messages he extracted from cell phones.
    PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) - Phone messages between Oscar Pistorius and the girlfriend he shot dead indicate that she was sometimes afraid of him.The couple had also argued about what she alleged was the athlete's short temper and jealousy, police Capt. Francois Moller testified Monday, citing text messages he extracted from cell phones.
  • Malaysia: Missing Flight Crashed In Indian Ocean

    Malaysia: Missing Flight Crashed In Indian Ocean

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:25 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:25:19 GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak says a new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane plunged into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean. The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what happened to Flight 370, which disappeared shortly after takeoff from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 passengers and crew aboard.
  • Crews To Clear Away Wreckage From Train Derailment

    Crews To Clear Away Wreckage From Train Derailment

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:19 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:19:34 GMT
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Transit Authority officials say they'll use torches to cut a commuter train apart as they remove wreckage from an underground station after a derailment. Christopher Bushell is the transit agency's chief infrastructure officer. He says the overnight derailment means the O'Hare International Airport station will remain closed for at least "12 to 24 hours."
    CHICAGO (AP) - Chicago Transit Authority officials say they'll use torches to cut a commuter train apart as they remove wreckage from an underground station after a derailment. Christopher Bushell is the transit agency's chief infrastructure officer. He says the overnight derailment means the O'Hare International Airport station will remain closed for at least "12 to 24 hours."
  • Study Ties Breast Gene To High-Risk Uterine Cancer

    Study Ties Breast Gene To High-Risk Uterine Cancer

    Monday, March 24 2014 11:13 AM EDT2014-03-24 15:13:47 GMT
    KHQ.COM - A study suggests that women with a faulty breast cancer gene might have a greater chance of developing rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York say four cases of aggressive uterine cancers were found in about 300 women years after they had preventive surgery to remove their ovaries.
    KHQ.COM - A study suggests that women with a faulty breast cancer gene might have a greater chance of developing rare but deadly uterine tumors despite having their ovaries removed to lower their main cancer risks. Doctors at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York say four cases of aggressive uterine cancers were found in about 300 women years after they had preventive surgery to remove their ovaries.
  • Prosecutor: Al-Qaida Recruited Bin Laden Relative

    Prosecutor: Al-Qaida Recruited Bin Laden Relative

    Monday, March 24 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-03-24 14:56:32 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A prosecutor says Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was recruited to be al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks and send a message that the United States got what it deserved. The assertion came Monday at the start of closing arguments at the New York City trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH). The defense is to give its closing argument later Monday.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A prosecutor says Osama bin Laden's son-in-law was recruited to be al-Qaida's spokesman after the Sept. 11 attacks and send a message that the United States got what it deserved. The assertion came Monday at the start of closing arguments at the New York City trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith (SOO'-lay-mahn AH'-boo GAYTH). The defense is to give its closing argument later Monday.
  • Hiland Crude Pipeline Spills Oil Near Alexander, ND

    Hiland Crude Pipeline Spills Oil Near Alexander, ND

    Sunday, March 23 2014 7:32 PM EDT2014-03-23 23:32:48 GMT
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup workers have contained about 34,000 gallons of crude that spewed from a broken oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota, a state health official said Friday.North Dakota Water Quality Director Dennis Fewless said the breach occurred Thursday morning on Hiland Crude LLC's pipeline about 6 miles northeast of Alexander.
    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — Cleanup workers have contained about 34,000 gallons of crude that spewed from a broken oil pipeline in northwestern North Dakota, a state health official said Friday.North Dakota Water Quality Director Dennis Fewless said the breach occurred Thursday morning on Hiland Crude LLC's pipeline about 6 miles northeast of Alexander.
  • More Than 100 People Found Crammed Into Houston House

    More Than 100 People Found Crammed Into Houston House

    Sunday, March 23 2014 6:39 PM EDT2014-03-23 22:39:55 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) — A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.The suspected stash house was found during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, that were reported missing by relatives late Tuesday....
    HOUSTON (AP) — A house overflowing with more than 100 people presumed to be in the U.S. illegally was uncovered just outside Houston on Wednesday, a police spokesman said.The suspected stash house was found during a search for a 24-year-old woman and her two children, a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy, that were reported missing by relatives late Tuesday....
  • Pope Appoints Former Victim As One Of The 1st Members Of Sex Abuse Commission

    Pope Appoints Former Victim As One Of The 1st Members Of Sex Abuse Commission

    Sunday, March 23 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-03-23 21:50:33 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has announced the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy, tapping lay and religious experts to start plotting the commission's scope.The eight members were announced Saturday after Francis came under criticism from victims' groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse scandal, which has seriously damaged the church's reputation and cost dioceses billions of dollars in legal fees.
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis has announced the initial members of a commission to advise him on sex abuse policy, tapping lay and religious experts to start plotting the commission's scope.The eight members were announced Saturday after Francis came under criticism from victims' groups for a perceived lack of attention to the abuse scandal, which has seriously damaged the church's reputation and cost dioceses billions of dollars in legal fees.
  • Chimp Attack Victim To Appeal To Connecticut Legislators

    Chimp Attack Victim To Appeal To Connecticut Legislators

    Friday, March 21 2014 1:32 PM EDT2014-03-21 17:32:50 GMT
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A woman mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack has appeared at a hearing to ask Connecticut lawmakers for permission to sue the state for $150 million. 
    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - A woman mauled in a 2009 chimpanzee attack has appeared at a hearing to ask Connecticut lawmakers for permission to sue the state for $150 million. Charla Nash argues the state knew the animal was dangerous and should have seized it before it mauled her, leaving her blind and disfigured. She is expected to make a statement at Friday's hearing.
  • Surgery Begins For Texas Girl Battling Rare Obesity

    Surgery Begins For Texas Girl Battling Rare Obesity

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:12 AM EDT2014-03-21 14:12:17 GMT
    NBCNEWS.COM - Alexis Shapiro, a 12-year-old Texas girl battling a rare form of obesity caused by brain surgery two years ago, was headed into a Cincinnati Children's Hospital operating room Friday for life-changing weight-loss surgery.Hospital officials, trying to protect the family from an international media spotlight that has sprung up around the case, banned outside cameras and videos from the premises. Instead, they'll offer live-Tweets of the expected three-hour operation as it progress...
    NBCNEWS.COM - Alexis Shapiro, a 12-year-old Texas girl battling a rare form of obesity caused by brain surgery two years ago, was headed into a Cincinnati Children's Hospital operating room Friday for life-changing weight-loss surgery.Hospital officials, trying to protect the family from an international media spotlight that has sprung up around the case, banned outside cameras and videos from the premises. Instead, they'll offer live-Tweets of the expected three-hour operation as it progress...
  • Police: Man Who Killed Deputy Suspect In 2nd Case

    Police: Man Who Killed Deputy Suspect In 2nd Case

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:06 AM EDT2014-03-21 14:06:23 GMT
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A man who killed a California deputy after a carjacking and attack at a tourist attraction is also a suspect in the slaying of a retired Oregon educator, police said Thursday. Police in Eugene, Ore., were still sifting evidence in the shooting death of 79-year-old George Bundy Wasson, who was found dead in his burning home, police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said.
    GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) - A man who killed a California deputy after a carjacking and attack at a tourist attraction is also a suspect in the slaying of a retired Oregon educator, police said Thursday. Police in Eugene, Ore., were still sifting evidence in the shooting death of 79-year-old George Bundy Wasson, who was found dead in his burning home, police spokeswoman Melinda McLaughlin said.
  • 10 Things To Know For Friday, March 21st

    10 Things To Know For Friday, March 21st

    Friday, March 21 2014 10:00 AM EDT2014-03-21 14:00:06 GMT
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. US, EU RATCHET UP SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA 2. SATELLITE DETECTS POSSIBLE PIECES OF MISSING PLANE 3. ARMY GENERAL REPRIMANDED, FINED $20,000 3. ARMY GENERAL REPRIMANDED, FINED $20,000
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. US, EU RATCHET UP SANCTIONS AGAINST RUSSIA 2. SATELLITE DETECTS POSSIBLE PIECES OF MISSING PLANE 3. ARMY GENERAL REPRIMANDED, FINED $20,000 3. ARMY GENERAL REPRIMANDED, FINED $20,000

  • Security Breach: Teen Sneaks Past Security At The World Trade Center

    Security Breach: Teen Sneaks Past Security At The World Trade Center

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:08 PM EDT2014-03-21 03:08:21 GMT
    (NBC)- A teenager eluded security and climbed to the top of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center. Now some are concerned about the breach at what is supposed to be one of the world's most secure sites. He waved to the camera, then said nothing. 16-year old Justin Casquejo snuck onto the supposedly well-guarded World Trade Center site, then reaching the top of the Freedom Tower.
    (NBC)- A teenager eluded security and climbed to the top of the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center. Now some are concerned about the breach at what is supposed to be one of the world's most secure sites. He waved to the camera, then said nothing. 16-year old Justin Casquejo snuck onto the supposedly well-guarded World Trade Center site, then reaching the top of the Freedom Tower.
  • US Questioning More Than 100 From 'Stash House'

    US Questioning More Than 100 From 'Stash House'

    Thursday, March 20 2014 3:23 PM EDT2014-03-20 19:23:34 GMT
    HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. immigration authorities are questioning more than 100 people presumed to be in the country illegally after they were discovered crammed into a small house in south Houston. Five men also are in custody and being questioned after the discovery Wednesday of the so-called stash hash.
    HOUSTON (AP) - U.S. immigration authorities are questioning more than 100 people presumed to be in the country illegally after they were discovered crammed into a small house in south Houston. Five men also are in custody and being questioned after the discovery Wednesday of the so-called stash hash.
  • Attorney: Punishment For Army General A 'Travesty'

    Attorney: Punishment For Army General A 'Travesty'

    Thursday, March 20 2014 3:02 PM EDT2014-03-20 19:02:50 GMT
    UPDATE - A lawyer representing the female captain at the center of an Army general's sexual misconduct case calls his punishment a travesty and serious misstep for the Army. Retired Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett said in a statement Thursday that the sentence was a "slap on the wrist" and shows that congressional action is needed to change the military's justice system.
    UPDATE - A lawyer representing the female captain at the center of an Army general's sexual misconduct case calls his punishment a travesty and serious misstep for the Army. Retired Rear Adm. Jamie Barnett said in a statement Thursday that the sentence was a "slap on the wrist" and shows that congressional action is needed to change the military's justice system.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies At 84

    Westboro Baptist Church Founder Dies At 84

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:26 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:26:45 GMT
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests and pickets at military funerals, has died. He was 84. Daughter Margie Phelps says Fred Phelps died shortly after midnight Thursday. She didn't give the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care.
    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - The Rev. Fred Phelps Sr., the founder of a Kansas church known for anti-gay protests and pickets at military funerals, has died. He was 84. Daughter Margie Phelps says Fred Phelps died shortly after midnight Thursday. She didn't give the cause of death or the condition that recently put him in hospice care.
  • Starbucks To Roll Out Beer, Wine To More Cafes

    Starbucks To Roll Out Beer, Wine To More Cafes

    Thursday, March 20 2014 1:07 PM EDT2014-03-20 17:07:38 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for get beer and wine in the evenings. The coffee company says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to "thousands of select stores" over the next several years. The chain first offered beer and wine at one of its Seattle cafes in 2010.
    NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for get beer and wine in the evenings. The coffee company says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to "thousands of select stores" over the next several years. The chain first offered beer and wine at one of its Seattle cafes in 2010.
  • Obama Levies New Round Of Sanctions On Russia

    Obama Levies New Round Of Sanctions On Russia

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:28 AM EDT2014-03-20 15:28:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine. Obama says he has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S. to sanction key sectors of the Russian economy.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says the United States is levying a new round of economic sanctions on individuals in Russia, both inside and outside the government, in retaliation for the Kremlin's actions in Ukraine. Obama says he has also signed a new executive order that would allow the U.S. to sanction key sectors of the Russian economy.
  • VW Recalls 150,000 Passats For Headlight Problem

    VW Recalls 150,000 Passats For Headlight Problem

    Thursday, March 20 2014 11:01 AM EDT2014-03-20 15:01:13 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling about 150,000 Passat midsize cars because the headlights can be damaged if the hoods are closed roughly. The recall affects cars from the 2012 and 2013 model years. VW says if the hoods are closed hard, the vibration or impact can cut off electricity to the low-beam headlights.
    DETROIT (AP) - Volkswagen is recalling about 150,000 Passat midsize cars because the headlights can be damaged if the hoods are closed roughly. The recall affects cars from the 2012 and 2013 model years. VW says if the hoods are closed hard, the vibration or impact can cut off electricity to the low-beam headlights.
  • Australia Checking 2 Objects Possibly Related To Flight 370

    Australia Checking 2 Objects Possibly Related To Flight 370

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-03-20 04:05:01 GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Australia's prime minister says objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery.
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - Australia's prime minister says objects possibly related to the missing Malaysia Airlines flight have been spotted on satellite imagery. Prime Minister Tony Abbott told Parliament in Canberra on Thursday that a Royal Australian Airforce Orion has been diverted to the area to attempt to locate the objects.
  • Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

    Supreme Court To Hear Arguments In Hobby Lobby Birth Control Case

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-03-19 23:53:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Are corporations people? That's the question the Supreme Court will have to answer as they are set to hear oral arguments in the case of Hobby Lobby vs. the Affordable Care Act.
    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Are corporations people? That's the question the Supreme Court will have to answer as they are set to hear oral arguments in the case of Hobby Lobby vs. the Affordable Care Act. Hobby Lobby has sued for an exemption from the contraception mandate, saying that the provision of the Affordable Health Care Act violates religious liberty.
  • NY Man Convicted Of Murder Sentenced For Porn

    NY Man Convicted Of Murder Sentenced For Porn

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:41 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:41:06 GMT
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who cut off his ankle monitor before killing a woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Prosecutors say 30-year-old David Renz was sentenced Wednesday in Syracuse.
    SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - A New York man who cut off his ankle monitor before killing a woman and raping her 10-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for possessing child pornography. Prosecutors say 30-year-old David Renz was sentenced Wednesday in Syracuse.
  • Police: Thunder From Down Under Cast Tackles Gunman

    Police: Thunder From Down Under Cast Tackles Gunman

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:36:12 GMT
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say an armed thief trying to loot a Las Vegas Strip dressing room was tackled by well-muscled members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue as he tried to get away. Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer says the man fired one shot when he was confronted by the performers who saw him fleeing with their belongings.
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - Authorities say an armed thief trying to loot a Las Vegas Strip dressing room was tackled by well-muscled members of the Thunder From Down Under male revue as he tried to get away. Las Vegas police Officer Laura Meltzer says the man fired one shot when he was confronted by the performers who saw him fleeing with their belongings.
  • Judge Tosses Class-Action Push For Google Suit

    Judge Tosses Class-Action Push For Google Suit

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:31 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:31:15 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy of company email users. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled Tuesday that it's impossible to know which email users consented to Google's privacy policies, complicating the push for class action status for the lawsuit.
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A judge has tossed out an effort to win class-action status for a lawsuit accusing Google of violating the privacy of company email users. U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh ruled Tuesday that it's impossible to know which email users consented to Google's privacy policies, complicating the push for class action status for the lawsuit.
  • Federal Reserve Clarifies When Short-Term Interest Rates Might Rise

    Federal Reserve Clarifies When Short-Term Interest Rates Might Rise

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-19 18:27:24 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows. The Fed also says it will cut its monthly long-term bond purchases by another $10 billion to $55 billion because it thinks the economy is strong enough to support further improvements in the job market.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Federal Reserve is seeking to clarify when it might start to raise short-term interest rates from record lows. The Fed also says it will cut its monthly long-term bond purchases by another $10 billion to $55 billion because it thinks the economy is strong enough to support further improvements in the job market.
  • Maine Man's 'Gun' Turns Out To Be A Tattoo

    Maine Man's 'Gun' Turns Out To Be A Tattoo

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 9:20 AM EDT2014-03-19 13:20:47 GMT
    NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) - Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.
    NORRIDGEWOCK, Maine (AP) - Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun.
  • School Tells Boy Not To Wear 'My Little Pony' Backpack, Says It 'Triggers Bullying'

    School Tells Boy Not To Wear 'My Little Pony' Backpack, Says It 'Triggers Bullying'

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 7:50 PM EDT2014-03-18 23:50:26 GMT
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. - A 9-year-old boy in North Carolina was reportedly told by school officials last week that he couldn't bring his "My Little Pony" backpack to school anymore because it is a "trigger for bullying."
    BUNCOMBE COUNTY, N.C. - A 9-year-old boy in North Carolina was reportedly told by school officials last week that he couldn't bring his "My Little Pony" backpack to school anymore because it is a "trigger for bullying." Grayson Bruce said he keeps getting shoved around, punched, picked on and called horrible names by bullies who think his backpack is for girls.
  • Man Charged With Talking Too Long At Board Meeting

    Man Charged With Talking Too Long At Board Meeting

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 1:05 PM EDT2014-03-18 17:05:06 GMT
    BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment at a township board meeting.
    BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment at a township board meeting.
  • Jeb Bush In The White House? He's Considering It

    Jeb Bush In The White House? He's Considering It

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-03-18 16:44:26 GMT
    MIAMI (AP) - Will Jeb Bush run for president? The former Florida governor is likely to be asked that question many times in the coming weeks as he makes appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada.
    MIAMI (AP) - Will Jeb Bush run for president? The former Florida governor is likely to be asked that question many times in the coming weeks as he makes appearances in Tennessee, New Mexico and Nevada.
  • Man Charged With Talking Too Long At Board Meeting

    Man Charged With Talking Too Long At Board Meeting

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 12:36 PM EDT2014-03-18 16:36:22 GMT
    BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment at a township board meeting.
    BRIDGEPORT TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - A Michigan man has been arrested after authorities say he refused to stop talking past a three-minute time limit for public comment at a township board meeting.
  • Obama Invites G7 Leaders For Meeting On Ukraine

    Obama Invites G7 Leaders For Meeting On Ukraine

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:45 AM EDT2014-03-18 14:45:50 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is gathering allied leaders for a meeting in Europe next week to discuss further action in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Obama on Tuesday invited leaders of the G-7 and European Union to meet on the sidelines of a nuclear summit next week in the Netherlands.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is gathering allied leaders for a meeting in Europe next week to discuss further action in response to Russia's involvement in Ukraine. White House spokeswoman Caitlin Hayden said Obama on Tuesday invited leaders of the G-7 and European Union to meet on the sidelines of a nuclear summit next week in the Netherlands.
  • GM Creates New Post To Spearhead Safety Issues

    GM Creates New Post To Spearhead Safety Issues

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 10:31 AM EDT2014-03-18 14:31:04 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is naming a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge recall that is damaging the company's reputation. The move by CEO Mary Barra is a response to revelations that GM knew about a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars at least 11 years ago, but failed to recall them until last month.
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is naming a 40-year engineer as its new safety chief, placing a single person in charge of recalls and other safety issues as it deals with a huge recall that is damaging the company's reputation. The move by CEO Mary Barra is a response to revelations that GM knew about a deadly ignition switch problem in compact cars at least 11 years ago, but failed to recall them until last month.
  • Westboro Baptist Church Founder 'On The Edge Of Death' According To Son

    Westboro Baptist Church Founder 'On The Edge Of Death' According To Son

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:26:22 GMT
    TOPEKA, Kansas - Fred Phelps Sr., who founded the Westboro Baptist Church, widely known for protesting at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is reportedly in hospice care.
    TOPEKA, Kansas - Fred Phelps Sr., who founded the Westboro Baptist Church, widely known for protesting at military funerals and anti-gay sentiments, is reportedly in hospice care.Westboro Baptist Church spokesman Steve Drain said Phelps is being cared for in a Shawnee County facility and is "having some health problems."
  • Jagger's Girlfriend Found Dead In NYC

    Jagger's Girlfriend Found Dead In NYC

    Monday, March 17 2014 1:34 PM EDT2014-03-17 17:34:40 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and celebrity stylist who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend, has been found dead in Manhattan of a possible suicide.
    NEW YORK (AP) - A law enforcement official says L'Wren Scott, a fashion designer and celebrity stylist who was Mick Jagger's girlfriend, has been found dead in Manhattan of a possible suicide.
  • Obama: Sanctions Show Costs To Russia On Crimea

    Obama: Sanctions Show Costs To Russia On Crimea

    Monday, March 17 2014 11:06 AM EDT2014-03-17 15:06:21 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian officials make it clear "that there are consequences for their actions" in Crimea and he's warning that the U.S. stands ready to impose further sanctions if necessary.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama says new U.S. sanctions imposed on Russian officials make it clear "that there are consequences for their actions" in Crimea and he's warning that the U.S. stands ready to impose further sanctions if necessary.
  • Polygamist Sect Leader Jeffs Hospitalized In Texas

    Polygamist Sect Leader Jeffs Hospitalized In Texas

    Monday, March 17 2014 10:56 AM EDT2014-03-17 14:56:50 GMT
    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been hospitalized.
    GALVESTON, Texas (AP) - The Texas Department of Criminal Justice says polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs has been hospitalized.
  • Delta Flight Loses Piece Of Wing, Lands Safely

    Delta Flight Loses Piece Of Wing, Lands Safely

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:48 AM EDT2014-03-17 13:48:28 GMT
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Delta flight from Orlando, Fla., landed safely in Atlanta after declaring an emergency because a part of the plane's wing was missing.
    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A Delta flight from Orlando, Fla., landed safely in Atlanta after declaring an emergency because a part of the plane's wing was missing.
  • US Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

    US Lags As Commercial Drones Take Off Around Globe

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:46 AM EDT2014-03-17 13:46:40 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government bars commercial use of drones, no matter how seemingly benign. But already, photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. government bars commercial use of drones, no matter how seemingly benign. But already, photographers, real estate agents, moviemakers and others are hurrying to embrace the technology.
  • Michelle Obama Heads For China On Wednesday

    Michelle Obama Heads For China On Wednesday

    Monday, March 17 2014 9:40 AM EDT2014-03-17 13:40:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - When Michelle Obama arrives in China later this week, she will stress the message that she's carried on past trips outside the U.S.
    WASHINGTON (AP) - When Michelle Obama arrives in China later this week, she will stress the message that she's carried on past trips outside the U.S.
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