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  • Wash. flash floods, mudslides damage several homes

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) TWISP, Wash. (AP) — An estimated 10 homes were damaged or destroyed and highways were blocked as heavy rains unleashed mudslides in an area of north-central Washington where hillsides have been left barren by wildfires. More thunderstorms had been forecast ...

  • Officer critical in coma after California gunfight

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A veteran, second-generation police officer was in critical condition in a medically induced coma after being wounded in a shootout where the rookie officer he was training shot and killed a gunman, authorities said. The ...

  • 3 Japanese freshmen killed in California crash

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Eight incoming freshman college students from Japan were riding in a small car that ran off a California freeway and hit a power pole, leaving three of them dead and five of them injured, officials ...

  • Streets of Ferguson stay calm after violent nights

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Ferguson's streets were peaceful for a third night as tensions between police and protesters continued to subside after nights of violence and unrest erupted when a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. A ...

  • Thousands to march against NY chokehold death

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Organizers expect up to 5,000 people to attend a march protesting the death of an unarmed black man who died after being placed in a chokehold by a white New York police officer. The Saturday march ...

  • AP Top Political News At 1:42 a.m. EDT

    5 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some Days Obama, predecessors spent on vacation Potential 2016 candidates ...

  • Leader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Leader says Hamas agrees in writing to support Palestinian bid at International Criminal Court.

  • Officer charged in hot-car death of police dog

    6 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) MILLS, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming police officer has pleaded not guilty to an animal cruelty charge that alleges a police dog died after he left it in a hot patrol car for several hours. According to an investigator's statement ...

  • St. Louis officer suspended after video comments

    7 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The St. Louis County Police chief says an officer who had been assigned to patrols in Ferguson has been suspended while the department reviews a 2012 video in which the officer calls himself "a killer" and ...

  • AP Top News At 11:30 p.m. EDT

    7 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) US won't let borders hamper fight vs. extremists West condemns Russia over convoy to Ukraine Hamas kills 18 suspected informers to deter leaks Gov't warns US retailers about hacking software New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges? Costa ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 11:30 p.m. EDT

    7 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) Extremists' gains, brutality have US reassessing resistance to military action in Syria Russia sends truck convoy into Ukraine; Kiev government calls it a 'direct invasion' Gaza militants kill 18 alleged spies for Israel to plug security breach, deter others Homeland ...

  • New fear: What happens in Ferguson if no charges?

    7 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Conditions calmed this week in Ferguson after nights of sometimes violent unrest stemming from the fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old by a white police officer. But a delicate and crucial question lingers: What happens if ...

  • Alaska troopers: Girl drowns in bucket of water

    9 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a 1-year-old girl has drowned in a bucket of water at her family's home in the western Alaska village of Kotlik. The girl was pronounced dead at the village clinic shortly before ...

  • ND teacher of the year charged with 5 felonies

    10 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) — A reigning North Dakota teacher of the year was charged Friday with five felony counts for allegedly having sexual contact with a female student more than five years ago. A complaint filed in East Central ...

  • Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park

    10 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) MOOSE, Wyo. (AP) — Missing Russian student found dead in Grand Teton National Park .

  • AP Top Political News At 8:23 p.m. EDT

    11 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Official says hackers hit up to 25,000 fed workers Lawsuits challenge FAA drone, model aircraft rules Obama taking less vacation, but too much for some Days Obama, predecessors spent on vacation Potential 2016 candidates cautious on Ferguson US won't let ...

  • Police: Woman with fake baby cited for trespassing

    11 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) MERCED, Calif. (AP) — Police say they're investigating why a woman tried to enter the maternity ward at a Central California hospital carrying a doll that looked like a living baby. Capt. Tom Trindad of the Merced Police Department said ...

  • Fort Hood officer to face trial by court martial

    11 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — A noncommissioned sexual abuse prevention officer accused of operating a prostitution ring at a central Texas army base will face a military court martial. Fort Hood said Friday that Sgt. 1st Class Gregory McQueen's case ...

  • 3 bodies recovered from Mount Rainier identified

    12 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — The Pierce County medical examiner has identified the bodies of three climbers recovered this week from Mount Rainier. They were part of a party of six who vanished on the Washington state peak last May. They ...

  • Obama and Merkel voice alarm at Russian moves

    11 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel say the presence of Russian soldiers in Ukraine, the buildup of Russian troops along the Ukrainian border and Russian shelling into Ukraine represent dangerous escalations of tensions by ...

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