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January 29, 2015

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  • 2 dead, officer injured in South Philadelphia house fire

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Two people have died in an early morning fire in South Philadelphia. A police officer who rushed into the home in the city's Whitman section Thursday was taken to Temple University Hospital with non-life threatening burns. Firefighters ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 4:38 a.m. EST

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) Japan says it has deep trust in Jordan to help secure release of Islamic State group hostage News Guide: The twists and turns of Japan and Jordan's hostage crisis with the Islamic State As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from Islamic ...

  • Fugitive treasure hunter to appear in Florida federal court

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A treasure hunter locked in a legal battle over one of the greatest undersea hauls in American history is scheduled to appear in federal court in South Florida. Former fugitive Tommy Thompson is set ...

  • News Guide: A look at the Islamic State hostage crisis

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) A new message purportedly from Islamic State group militants holding a Japanese journalist and a Jordanian air force pilot sets yet another deadline to meet their demands. Here's a look at the latest twists and turns in this crisis. ___ ...

  • Mother of girl shot by Denver police seeks separate autopsy

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 17-year-old girl who was shot and killed by Denver police said that she wants a second, independent autopsy because she doesn't trust the official investigation into the death of her daughter. The demand ...

  • Utah family's deaths followed mom's obsession with murderer

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Thirty years ago, Dan Lafferty and his brother grew their hair long, called themselves prophets and claimed God told them to kill their sister-in-law and her baby after she resisted her husband's entry into a ...

  • AP Top Health News At 3:35 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts Donors pledge record $7.5B for global vaccines program Surgeon general: 'Desperate need of clarity' on e-cigarettes Arizona monitoring hundreds for measles linked to Disneyland California declares electronic cigarettes a health ...

  • AP Top News At 3:34 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) Japan studying latest message in Mideast hostage crisis As Iraqi Kurds gain ground from IS, local Sunnis are wary Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation Israeli center-left alliance looks to unseat Netanyahu Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way ...

  • AP Top Political News At 3:21 a.m. EST

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Attorney General nominee moves closer to confirmation FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps Mobile provider TracFone to pay $40M in federal settlement State Dept. officials meet with House ...

  • Quotations in the News

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) "If confirmed as attorney general, I would be myself. I would be Loretta Lynch." — Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, facing skeptical questioning during her Senate confirmation hearing. ___ "A wave hit at that moment, and bang! Like lightning it ...

  • Police barracks ambush suspect due to enter plea

    4 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of killing one state trooper and wounding another in a barracks ambush is expected to enter a plea of not guilty. A formal arraignment for Eric Frein (freen) is scheduled for Thursday at ...

  • AP Top Science News At 2:17 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) Most of Hawaii's coral recover from mass bleaching Nobel laureate Charles Townes, laser co-creator, dies at 99 Ancient Israeli skull may document migration from Africa Tape: Scientist offers to build nuke bomb targeting New York Where did the snow go? ...

  • Now on death row, Fort Hood gunman Hasan to appear in court

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) — An Army psychiatrist who killed 13 people in a shooting spree at a Texas Army base is set to appear in court. Nidal Hasan has a hearing Thursday at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where he is ...

  • 4-alarm fire in San Francisco building kills 1, injures 6

    5 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire officials say one person is dead and at least six people have been injured in a massive, four-alarm fire at a residential building in San Francisco's Mission District. Smoke and flames shot out of a ...

  • Squatters slow Detroit's plan to bulldoze way to prosperity

    5 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Squatters are complicating Detroit's plan to bulldoze its way to a brighter future by demolishing thousands of vacant homes. The city doesn't have an estimate for how many of the homes it plans to demolish are occupied ...

  • AP Top News at 1:40 a.m. EST

    5 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Islamic State releases new audio message by Japanese hostage BEIRUT (AP) — The Islamic State group released a message late Wednesday purportedly extending the deadline for Jordan's release of an Iraqi would-be hotel bomber linked to al-Qaida. The message, read ...

  • Today in History

    7 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Thursday, Jan. 29, the 29th day of 2015. There are 336 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Jan. 29, 1845, Edgar Allan Poe's poem "The Raven" was first published in the New York Evening ...

  • Transfer station readies for reopening amid stalled lava

    7 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The public has a few days left to get a glimpse of Hawaii lava from a viewing area set up by the county. After slow-moving lava poured into the Pahoa trash transfer station, it was turned ...

  • Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

    11 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day was rejected by lawmakers Wednesday after opponents said the move ...

  • Prosecutors oppose 3rd request to move Tsarnaev trial

    9 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors are opposing a new request by lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) to move his trial. The government said Wednesday that a partial analysis of completed juror questionnaires cited by the defense ...

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