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  • Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery

    5 minutes ago

    (AP) ELK POINT, S.D. (AP) — Back in 1971, two South Dakota teens vanished on their way to a party. Now the 43-year-old mystery of their disappearance has been solved by the ebb and flow of a dirty creek and the ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 12:35 p.m. EDT

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) Russia says agreement reached on immediate steps to ease Ukraine tensions Putin expresses hope he won't have to send troops to Ukraine 10 Things to See: A gallery of lasting moments our editors think you should see Hoping to stabilize ...

  • S. Sudan: 12 die after mob attacks UN base

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A military officer in South Sudan said about 12 people were killed and dozens injured when an angry mob of armed youths stormed a U.N. compound and attacked civilians from a minority ethnic group. In ...

  • Airport bomb threat leads to brief evacuation

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say the ticketing area of a terminal at Los Angeles International Airport was partially evacuated after a man said he had a bomb in his bag. Airport police Sgt. Belinda Nettles says there was no ...

  • Illinois gives early OK to $100M for Obama museum

    1 hour ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — An Illinois House committee has advanced a plan to devote $100 million in state funds to help bring President Barack Obama's presidential museum and library to Chicago. The committee voted unanimously Thursday following a hearing in Chicago. ...

  • 10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

    1 hour, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. This week's collection includes photos ...

  • AP Top Political News At 12:10 p.m. EDT

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) Diplomats eye joint statement on Ukraine Obama praises Biden, but doesn't endorse for 2016 Defend 'Obamacare' unabashedly, some Democrats say Little government response to bombing a year later Some exempted from minimum wage, increased or not Obama says wounded bikers ...

  • Oklahoma gay marriage case before US appeals court

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — An appeals court in Denver is hearing its second gay marriage case in two weeks. A panel of the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear a case from Oklahoma on Thursday. That is one week ...

  • Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Authorities say a Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie. Police reports released Thursday said 19-year-old Levy Thamba Pongi consumed a ...

  • New Hampshire death penalty repeal fails by 1 vote

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire's Senate has voted to leave intact the state's centuries-old death penalty. Lawmakers voted 12-12 Thursday on a death penalty repeal measure. The tie means capital punishment will stay on the books. Last month, the ...

  • Fla. woman doesn't blame bear for her attack

    1 hour, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was attacked by a bear last weekend says she doesn't want bears to be killed by wildlife officials for doing what wild animals do. Terri Frana told Orlando television station WFTV ...

  • Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

    2 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) DOVER, Del. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, says he won't seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year but plans to run for governor in 2016. Biden, who underwent surgery at a Texas cancer center ...

  • Nebraska principal sorry for 'don't tattle' flier

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A Nebraska school principal has apologized for sending students home with a flier that advises those who are bullied to not tattle on their tormentors. The Lincoln Journal Star says (http://bit.ly/1j6Abov ) some parents of fifth-graders ...

  • 3 more Washington mudslide victims identified

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month, leaving four names left on the list of the missing. The Snohomish County ...

  • Man fined $525 for drink refill at SC hospital

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A man who helped himself to a refill of his 89-cent drink at a Veterans Affairs hospital found it cost a lot more than he expected when he was fined $525. WCSC-TV reports (http://bit.ly/1r2k6V6 ) there ...

  • Cops: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) FLORENCE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey woman is accused of trying to drown her three teenage children by driving a van into the Delaware River. Police have charged 49-year-old Joann Smith with attempted murder. She's being held ...

  • 10th-grader suspended for having yellow squirt gun

    2 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — A 10th-grader in Maine has been suspended for 10 days for having a bright yellow squirt gun. The Sun Journal (http://bit.ly/Qg2BFn) says the teen was suspended in accordance with Lewiston High School policy after the toy ...

  • Formerly conjoined twins leave Dallas hospital

    3 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Twin boys who were born conjoined have been released from the Dallas hospital that's been their home since birth. Owen and Emmett Ezell were joined at the abdomen and shared a liver and intestines when born. They ...

  • Firetruck plows into California cafe; 15 hurt

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTEREY PARK, Calif. (AP) — A Monterey Park firetruck heading to a blaze collided with another engine and then plowed into a restaurant, injuring 15 people including six firefighters, authorities said. The crash Wednesday afternoon ripped through the front of ...

  • AG Holder to speak at ceremony for Kansas victims

    4 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is scheduled to attend a service for the three people killed at Jewish community sites in suburban Kansas City. Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and several religious leaders are expected to join ...

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