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January 30, 2015

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  • Vegas man charged with wire fraud for fees linked to loans

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Justice Department has charged a Las Vegas man with fraud for taking more than $3 million in fees from clients promised business loans that didn't materialize. The U.S. Attorney in Nevada announced Friday it charged ...

  • More measles cases found in California

    8 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — More measles cases have been found in California. The California Department of Public Health said Friday there are now 91 confirmed cases, up from 79 on Wednesday. Of those, 58 infections have been linked to visits ...

  • Wisconsin Gov. Walker previews likely White House theme

    10 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Criticizing Washington as a city of power-hungry elites, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker on Friday offered a preview of his likely White House message between private job interviews with those looking to help his expected presidential campaign. "As ...

  • Venezuela uses detained reporter in tourism promo

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A short-lived promo posted to Twitter by Venezuelan tourism officials to highlight the nation's openness to foreigners featured a Miami Herald reporter who had been detained while covering the country's elections. Earlier this week, a promo ran ...

  • Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

    19 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe. The ride-hailing company on Friday released the results of what it described as a thorough outside ...

  • Amended lawsuit filed in police shooting of Cleveland boy

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — An amended wrongful death lawsuit over a Cleveland policeman's fatal shooting of a 12-year-old boy includes claims by his parents and sister and references to other use-of-force cases. Tamir Rice had a pellet gun when police responded ...

  • Colorado considers ban on welfare cards at pot shops

    23 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Welfare money or food stamps for marijuana? It's an urban legend that won't go away in Colorado, and state lawmakers this year are poised to pass a law clarifying that public benefit cards can't be used at ...

  • Wisconsin team works to defend snow sculpting championship

    26 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE GENEVA, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin snow sculpting team that won the last two national championships is trying to defend its trophy in Lake Geneva. The U.S. National Snow Sculpting Championship began Wednesday, with judging set for Saturday along ...

  • Seahawks' D could earn spot in NFL lore with Super Bowl win

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — As it is, a pretty persuasive case could be made that Richard Sherman, Earl Thomas and the rest of the Seattle Seahawks defense is among the very best groups on that side of the ball in NFL ...

  • Kasem's children urge elder abuse prosecution against widow

    30 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The children of Casey Kasem are urging Los Angeles police to make progress in an elder abuse investigation focusing on the radio legend's widow. Kasem's children claimed at a Friday news conference that the investigation into ...

  • Friday's Sports Scoreboard

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern National Football League Playoffs No games today. National Basketball Association Minnesota 2, Philadelphia 0 -1 Houston vs Boston, 7:30 p.m. Portland vs Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Sacramento vs Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. Toronto vs Brooklyn, 7:30 p.m. Dallas vs ...

  • Ow, ow, owl: Birders ID culprit in Salem jogger attacks

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The bird attacking joggers in a Salem city park has been identified as a barred owl, a species the federal government is spending millions to kill in Northwest forests. One runner reported Jan. 13 that he ...

  • Brandeis University president to step down, take job at Yale

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) — Brandeis University President Frederick Lawrence will step down at the end of the current school year and take a job at Yale. Lawrence made the announcement Friday. He said in a letter to the university community ...

  • Judge to rule on motion to end veterans parade crash trial

    56 minutes ago

    (AP) MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A Midland judge says he will rule next week on a motion from Union Pacific Railroad to end the civil trial involving people who were hurt or whose family members died when a freight train struck ...

  • NYC pharmacist who tried to make ricin sentenced to prison

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New York City pharmacist who admitted to trying to make weapons-grade ricin and other legal toxins has been sentenced to 6 ½ years in prison. Jordan Gonzalez was arrested on drug-related charges in 2013. He ...

  • Record defense is why Seattle will win 2nd straight

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The sideshow is over, which means Marshawn Lynch can go back to not talking and this realization can become obvious again: The Seattle Seahawks are still the best defensive team in football. And as we saw in ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 6:39 p.m. EST

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) Not running: Former GOP nominee Mitt Romney bows out of 2016 campaign before getting in Former rap mogul 'Suge' Knight arrested on suspicion of murder in hit-and-run that killed man Jordan awaits proof that hostage is alive after swap deadline, ...

  • IBM boss gets bonus despite company's lackluster year

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM boss Virginia Rometty will get a $3.6 million bonus for her performance last year, even though the company's sales and profits declined in 2014. Rometty and other top executives did not take bonuses for 2013, ...

  • Jury deliberations break for weekend in Toyota Camry case

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A jury of six men and six women has gone home for the weekend in a case alleging a 1996 Toyota Camry had a design defect that caused a fatal crash. Jurors received the case late Wednesday ...

  • Test of gun finds only DNA of deceased Argentine prosecutor

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Investigators say testing of the gun used to kill a prosecutor who had leveled incendiary charges against Argentina's president has found traces of DNA only belonging to him. Alberto Nisman was found dead in his ...

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