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  • Airlines report big 2Q profits on strong demand

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) Investing in airlines has long been the butt of jokes, especially when many U.S. carriers traipsed through bankruptcy court in the past decade. Now riding a post-merger tide of higher fares and stable fuel costs, those same airlines are piling ...

  • Teen's complaint seeks schooling during pregnancy

    44 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia teen says in a civil rights complaint that she should have been allowed to complete her schoolwork from home while pregnant and on doctor-ordered bed rest. According to the complaint filed Thursday, 18-year-old Mikelia Seals ...

  • Woody Allen back in spotlight, promoting new film

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) Throughout his long career, Woody Allen has been fascinated by magic, a theme he's explored frequently onscreen: playing a magician in "Scoop," sending Owen Wilson on time travel in "Midnight in Paris," or pulling Jeff Daniels out of a movie ...

  • Judge: James Holmes sanity exam can be filmed

    50 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The judge in the Colorado theater shootings case says a psychiatrist can video-record the second sanity evaluation of defendant James Holmes. Holmes' lawyers had objected to video, but the judge ruled Thursday the defense didn't show ...

  • Jump ball: Bizarre Clippers court case nears close

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The bizarre battle over the fate of the Los Angeles Clippers goes to a judge Monday and he may not have the final word on the dispute. The story has taken one strange turn after another ...

  • 2nd highway worker killed in Oregon this week

    57 minutes ago

    (AP) BOARDMAN, Ore. (AP) — Police say a second man has died while working on an Eastern Oregon highway this week. Oregon State Police Lt. Gregg Hastings says 64-year-old Glen McCoy of Sparks, Nevada, died late Wednesday on Interstate 84 near ...

  • Titans agree to terms with OT Taylor Lewan

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with left tackle Taylor Lewan, making the 11th overall selection out of Michigan the last of this year's draft picks to reach a deal. The Titans announced the deal ...

  • Across US job market, layoffs are becoming rare

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The risk of losing your job is getting smaller and smaller. As the U.S. economy has improved and employers have regained confidence, companies have been steadily shedding fewer workers. Which is why applications for unemployment benefits have ...

  • Ex-Redskin turns himself in to face assault case

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis has turned himself in to police in a domestic violence case. Metropolitan Police Department spokesman Araz Alali says Davis turned himself in Thursday. Police say Davis, who lives in Leesburg, ...

  • Outcry saves rare redwood from being chopped down

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks. The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1nXeyZm ) that the 52-foot-tall ...

  • Langer leads British Senior by 2 after 1st round

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BRIDGEND, Wales (AP) — Bernhard Langer made a statement of intent when he opened with a 6-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead over American Bob Tway in the British Senior Open at a sweltering Royal Porthcawl on Thursday. Langer, ...

  • AP Top International News At 2:52 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) UN school in Gaza caught in cross-fire; 15 killed Air Algerie flight 'probably crashed' in Mali US pulls Peace Corps volunteers from Kenya Pope meets Sudanese woman sentenced to death Prosecutors: Venezuelan official detained in Aruba As Iraq gets new ...

  • Court: Poland violated human rights in CIA case

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Europe's top human rights court ruled Thursday that Poland violated the rights of two terror suspects by allowing the CIA to secretly imprison them on Polish soil from 2002-2003 and facilitating the conditions under which they ...

  • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A divided federal appeals court has thrown out claims against produce giant Chiquita Brands International made by thousands of Colombians killed during years of bloody civil war. A panel of the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ...

  • Police investigate death of Las Vegas developer

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LEEDS, Utah (AP) — Authorities are still working to determine why a 70-year-old Las Vegas developer from Leeds was shot dead after going to a neighbor's house with a handgun. Witnesses told police that Stephen Aizenberg walked from his home ...

  • Cruz demands answers on FAA flight ban to Israel

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ted Cruz says he'll continue blocking confirmation of a series of State Department nominees despite the Federal Aviation Administration lifting a ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel. The Texas Republican says he won't release the ...

  • Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Court throws out Chiquita terror payment claims involving thousands of Colombian deaths.

  • Fukushima study: Think about unthinkable disasters

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. science advisory report says Japan's Fukushima nuclear accident offers a key lesson to the nation's nuclear industry: Focus more on the highly unlikely but worst case scenarios. That means thinking about earthquakes, floods, tsunamis, solar ...

  • Review: Muscle, menace from Drenge on debut album

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) Drenge, "Drenge" (Infectious Music) British rock duo Drenge's self-titled debut is pretty much perfect. That's not a word critics of any kind should throw around lightly, and it's not done so here. Young twenty-something brothers Eoin and Rory Loveless distill ...

  • US: Russia firing artillery at Ukraine military

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is accusing Russia of firing artillery to hit Ukrainian military sites and planning to send pro-Russian separatists more lethal weaponry. The State Department says the U.S. has evidence that Russia is shelling Ukraine from ...

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