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  • Flights resume at Detroit airport after ice delays

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) ROMULUS, Mich. (AP) — Flights have resumed at Detroit Metropolitan Airport after icy runways kept planes from arriving and departing. Airport spokesman Michael Conway said three of four parallel runways have reopened but flights stopped for a couple hours Saturday ...

  • Geneva hospital: Cuban doctor with Ebola stable

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A Swiss hospital says a Cuban doctor who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone is in a stable condition after nearly two days of treatment. Felix Baez Sarria was flown to Geneva and was able to walk off ...

  • Egypt lawyers union: Judge 'terrorizing' attorneys

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's lawyers union has criticized an Egyptian judge for "disparaging" and "terrorizing" the defense team of a prominent activist on trial over a 2011 protest. Judge Mohammed Shehata gained international notoriety for sentencing three Al-Jazeera English journalists ...

  • Analysis: Veto gives Obama edge on immigration

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has the upper hand in the fierce struggle over immigration now taking shape, with a veto pen ready to kill any Republican move to reverse his executive order, Democrats united behind him and GOP ...

  • Seismologists seek to better track NV quake swarm

    31 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Seismologists have taken steps to better track an earthquake swarm in the sparsely populated northwest corner of Nevada near Oregon and California. Ken Smith of the University of Nevada, Reno's Nevada Seismological Laboratory says the placement ...

  • NY state OK's $3.6 million after conviction tossed

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A man whose New York City murder conviction was overturned after he spent over 20 years in prison is getting $3.6 million from the state. The Daily News (http://nydn.us/11GwP9C ) reports Saturday that state Attorney General ...

  • California Indian casinos embroiled in turmoil

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) COARSEGOLD, Calif. (AP) — When it comes to controlling California's lucrative casinos, the stakes are enormous for tribes who own the gambling operations that collectively generate $7 billion annually and outperformed the Las Vegas Strip last year. Several tribes have ...

  • Midterm elections get a yawn, but not in Oregon

    49 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Only about a third of American voters cast their ballots in this year's midterm elections — the worst showing in at least five decades. Turnout is historically low for non-presidential elections, and in November it was ...

  • Protest against Biden's visit to Turkey

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) ISTANBUL (AP) — About 300 people have protested U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Turkey, chanting: "Biden get out. This country is ours." The demonstration occurred on the European side of Istanbul on Saturday, as Biden was on his ...

  • Perez signs multi-year contract with Force India

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Mexican Formula One driver Sergio Perez has signed a multi-year contract extension with the Force India team. He joined Force India this year after one season with McLaren and secured third place at ...

  • Ferguson experiences 3rd straight night of unrest

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Authorities arrested three protesters during a third straight night of unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. The heightened tension comes amid speculation that an announcement could come soon about whether to indict Ferguson police Officer Darren Wilson in ...

  • Strong quake in western China kills at least 1

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A strong earthquake struck a lightly populated, mountainous area of western China on Saturday, killing at least one person, injuring 15 others and causing at least two homes to collapse, officials and state media said. The U.S. ...

  • Stampede of residents seeks Reno City Council seat

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Voter turnout may have been horrendous in the recent election, but a stampede of residents is seeking a vacant Reno City Council seat. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports (http://on.rgj.com/1uloT4A ) 74 people have applied for the at-large ...

  • Family of NYC man killed by police seek answers

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton is calling for prosecutors to do a thorough investigation into the police killing of an unarmed man in a darkened stairwell at a public housing building in New York City. Police have ...

  • Family pays tribute to slain hostage Alan Henning

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The family of slain hostage Alan Henning has paid tribute to his life, gathering for a private memorial service. Henning, a 47-year-old taxi driver from the town of Eccles in northwest England, was abducted minutes after his ...

  • Puerto Rico sees slight drop in unemployment rate

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's unemployment rate has dropped slightly as the U.S. territory struggles to emerge from a nearly decade-long economic slump. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says the unemployment rate was 14 percent in ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 9:52 a.m. EST

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) Analysis: GOP likely left with lawsuit and 2016 election to overturn Obama on immigration Investigators found fired nuke commander may have made counterfeit poker chips AP sources: Obama broadening military plans in Afghanistan, allowing Taliban to be targeted For 1 ...

  • City: Quarter-toting 'Robin Hooders' must back off

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) KEENE, N.H. (AP) — The self-styled "Robin Hooders" race to the rescue of the parking peasantry, pumping quarters into their expired meters and leaving behind cards informing them they have been saved from "the king's tariff." Nobody, not even the ...

  • Gambling nuke commander linked to fake poker chips

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The admiral fired last year as No. 2 commander of U.S. nuclear forces may have made his own counterfeit $500 poker chips with paint and stickers to feed a gambling habit that eventually saw him banned from ...

  • 3 years later: No charges in missing toddler case

    2 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine mom who's been pressing prosecutors for an arrest in the disappearance of toddler Ayla Reynolds wants prosecutors to bring lesser charges if they won't file a homicide case. But the clock is ticking. The ...

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