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  • National NAACP leader urges pursuit of justice

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The national leader of the NAACP says people should not be deterred from pursuing justice while possible hate crimes are being investigated, including an attempted bombing in Colorado Springs near the headquarters of the NAACP. ...

  • Greek election: Exit poll projects radical left anti-bailout Syriza party wins by wide margin

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek election: Exit poll projects radical left anti-bailout Syriza party wins by wide margin.

  • Senators: More US special ops troops may be needed in Yemen

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Two influential senators are calling on President Barack Obama to send more ground U.S. troops to Yemen. The suggestion by Republican John McCain and Democrat Dianne Feinstein is a direct challenge to Obama. The president has said ...

  • Travelers like plan for rail link to NY's LaGuardia Airport

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Some business travelers and others are applauding New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposal to construct a 1.5 mile rail link from a transit hub in Queens to LaGuardia Airport. Salesman Tom Fiore says it has sometimes ...

  • Nevada governor seeks to expand autism care program

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Plans seeking more money for education and wholesale changes to the tax code are certain to spark debate in Nevada this session, but they weren't the only dramatic shifts Gov. Brian Sandoval called for in ...

  • Opening statements next in murder trial of ex-Pat Hernandez

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Aaron Hernandez once seemed to be a man with a bright future. At age 23 he had a Super Bowl appearance under his belt and a $40 million contract as a tight end with the ...

  • Residents: Police shortage is a security risk for Mardi Gras

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A shrunken police force is fighting a rise in violent crime in New Orleans. Now the focus is on tourist districts after a rash of attacks there. French Quarter residents are fearful that Mardi Gras may ...

  • Action Express regroups, sets up tight finish at Rolex 24

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Action Express Racing, vying to defend its Rolex 24 at Daytona title, climbed out of an early hole and set up a stirring finish against a pair of Chip Ganassi Racing cars and Wayne Taylor ...

  • Millions of GMO insects could be released in Florida Keys

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. Never before have insects with modified DNA come ...

  • Republican White House maybes court evangelicals toward 2016

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney are courting the Republican Party's elite donors in the early maneuvering for the 2016 presidential race. But several other potential Republican candidates are concentrating their efforts on Christian conservatives. Louisiana Gov. Bobby ...

  • 'Birdman' wins Producers Guild's top trophy

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Birdman" received a welcome lift on its flight to the Oscars after winning the Producers Guild of America's highest film award Saturday night at a ceremony in Los Angeles. The win delivers needed momentum to Alejandro ...

  • AP Top Science News At 11:31 a.m. EST

    1 hour, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) Experts examine bones as Spain hunts for Cervantes' remains NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera! Art embraces science in new British play 'Oppenheimer' School: Sea otter conceived in wild is 1st born in captivity Settlements reached in ...

  • Murray beats Dimitrov, prepares for Australian challenge

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — After the clock ticked past midnight, Andy Murray became aware that it was officially Australia Day and he already knew from the crowd reaction what to expect in the quarterfinals. Murray, a two-time Grand Slam champion ...

  • Rally by German anti-Islam group PEGIDA draws smaller crowds

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — A group protesting against the perceived "Islamization of the West" mustered fewer supporters than previously, with police in the eastern city of Dresden estimating that about 17,300 people took part in the demonstration Sunday. It was ...

  • Millions of GMO insects could be set loose in Florida Keys

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) KEY WEST, Fla. (AP) — Millions of genetically modified mosquitoes could be released in the Florida Keys if British researchers win approval to use the bugs against two extremely painful viral diseases. The Florida Keys Mosquito Control District is waiting ...

  • Video review: Gamers make their way into Winter X Games

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Big Air? Try Fast Thumbs. Safe to say, the newest competition at the Winter X Games will not be at the Olympics anytime soon. Its participants — some might prefer you call them athletes — may ...

  • Central African Republic: Militia kidnaps sports minister

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGUI, Central African Republic (AP) — A minister in Central African Republic's transitional government was kidnapped Sunday by armed men believed to belong to the Christian anti-Balaka militia group, his wife said. In a separate incident in the country's north, ...

  • 'Birdman'? 'Boyhood'? SAG Awards to offer Oscar preview

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) The 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards should offer a low-key preview to the Academy Awards and a chance for favorites to begin polishing up their acceptance speeches. The show kicks off Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST from the ...

  • Romanians protest Swiss franc loans repayments

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Hundreds of people have protested in Romania against high repayments for Swiss franc loans, blaming the banks for offering deceptively cheap loans and calling on the government to regulate hard currency loans. "The bank tricked us!" ...

  • Contestants vie for Miss Universe crown in Miami on Sunday

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A new Miss Universe is about to be crowned in Miami. The 63rd annual pageant is scheduled for Sunday night at Florida International University. Contestants from 88 countries are participating. "Today Show" personality Natalie Morales is hosting ...

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