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  • Biologists watching fish runs after deadly slide

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) — Fisheries biologist Pete Verhey waded through the cold, clear creek that feeds into the North Fork of the Stillaguamish River, scanning riffles and side channels looking for evidence of fish eggs. "We got one!" he shouted, ...

  • Cleared of murder, man starts fresh 24 years later

    46 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The day Jonathan Fleming was cleared of the murder that put him behind bars for almost 25 years, he strode out of a courthouse to congratulations from passers-by, a steak dinner with his family and the ...

  • Tiny Pacific nation sues 9 nuclear-armed powers

    55 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The tiny Pacific nation of the Marshall Islands is taking on the United States and the world's eight other nuclear-armed nations with an unprecedented lawsuit demanding that they meet their obligations toward disarmament and accusing them ...

  • Miami Beach theater evacuated after popcorn fire

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A small fire that started in a popcorn machine caused the evacuation of a Miami Beach movie theater. Officials say the smoke alarm sounded about 7:25 p.m. Wednesday inside the Regal South Beach theater. Miami ...

  • Images released of shipwreck in San Francisco Bay

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first images of the newly discovered wreckage of a steamship that sank in San Francisco Bay in 1888, killing 16 people, were released Wednesday by federal ocean scientists. The wood and iron steamship City of ...

  • Oregon gay marriage ban gets day in court

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Lawyers for four gay and lesbian couples and the state of Oregon urged a federal judge Wednesday to strike down Oregon's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. No comments were made in favor of the ban, so ...

  • AP Top News At 3:19 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) FDA proposes first regulations for e-cigarettes Obama: New sanctions against Russia are 'teed up' Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods FCC to propose pay-for-priority Internet standards Classes begin at SKorean school full of mourning Obama: US would defend Japan ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 3:17 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) Feds propose e-cigarette regulations , including banning sales to minors, new product approval Obama: New sanctions against Russia 'teed up;' Moscow not easing tensions in Ukraine As Vermont moves toward labeling GMO foods, manufacturers worry about costs, confusion FCC to ...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said. The firings were the first major personnel ...

  • Oklahoma court rejects death-row inmates' claims

    4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled that two death row inmates are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them, putting them back on track to be executed as ...

  • Big riders mean big horses on Western trails

    4 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Wranglers in the West for decades have cashed in on the allure of getting on a horse and setting out on an open trail. But they say they've had to add bigger horses to their stables ...

  • AP Top Health News At 2:12 a.m. EDT

    18 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Vermont leading US in GMO labeling campaign Michigan man among 1st in US to get 'bionic eye' Ebola death toll in West Africa rises to 147 Technology group to decide Cover Oregon's future Study: Gene therapy may boost cochlear implants ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 1:03 a.m. EDT

    6 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) Rail safety effort marred by squabbling Vermont moves toward labeling of GMO foods Small Wyoming town evacuated after gas explosion Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths US weighs clemency for inmates jailed for 10 years Archaeologists, tribe clash ...

  • Judge releases tape of would-be assassin's exam

    6 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Nearly 40 years after a former Manson family member pointed a gun at President Gerald Ford, the audiotape from her pretrial psychiatric examination has been made public. U.S. District Judge Kimberly J. Mueller granted the release ...

  • Today in History

    7 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On April 24, 1916, some 1,600 Irish nationalists launched the Easter Rising by seizing several key sites in ...

  • Homeowner: 2 teens shot were 'vermin,' not human

    7 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota man who killed two teenagers who broke into his home can be heard on an audio recording talking to himself for hours after the shooting and at one point, apparently describing the slain ...

  • Convicted murderer arraigned in prison escape

    8 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted murderer who broke out of a Michigan prison in February was arraigned on escape, carjacking and kidnapping charges Wednesday. Michael Elliot appeared in Ionia District Court, where Judge Raymond Voet entered not-guilty pleas on ...

  • A look at Oklahoma's execution drug secrecy case

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruled late Wednesday that death row inmates Clayton Lockett and Charles Warner are not entitled to know the source of the drugs that will be used to kill them. The court, which is the highest in ...

  • Complaint: Ex-Blue Angels head led lewd workplace

    9 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. Navy says an officer relieved of duty over misconduct while he was commanding officer of the Blue Angels allowed and in some cases encouraged sexually explicit humor, lewd speech and inappropriate comments among the ...

  • Management, safety cited for radiation release

    9 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Department of Energy investigators are blaming poor management, ineffective safety and maintenance programs and a lack of proper oversight for a radiation release that contaminated 21 workers and shuttered the government's nuclear waste dump in southeastern ...

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