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California Legislature passes 'yes means yes' bill

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 7:02pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- State lawmakers on Thursday passed a bill that would make California the first state to define when "yes means yes" while investigating sexual assaults on college campuses....

APNewsBreak: Buffett heir buys Rosa Parks archive

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 6:55pm
DETROIT (AP) -- Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks and have been sitting unseen for years in a New York warehouse were sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday....

Syrian charged in plot against troops is now in US

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 5:31pm
PHOENIX (AP) -- A Syrian man has been extradited to Arizona to face charges that he supplied components of improvised explosive devices to a jihadist group in Iraq that mounted attacks against the U.S. military....

Drugs killed Oklahoma inmate in troubled execution

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 4:59pm
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- An Oklahoma death row inmate who writhed, moaned and clenched his teeth before he was pronounced dead about 43 minutes after his execution began succumbed to the lethal drugs he was administered, not a heart attack, after the state's prisons chief halted efforts to kill him, an autopsy report released Thursday says....

High school buddies followed similar path to jihad

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 4:29pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The two high school buddies loved to shoot hoops and crack jokes with their friends. They both converted to Islam in early adulthood. And both were recruited by terror groups to leave the United States and die for jihadist causes....

Gun tourism grows in popularity in recent years

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 1:52pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism....

Texas abuzz about possible Perry-Cruz 2016 battle

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 10:06am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Two Texans, one White House. Is the 2016 Republican campaign trail big enough?...

Woman unearths past of forgotten Indian cemetery

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 7:59am
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- A dusty, barren field in the shadow of a busy Arizona interstate was for decades a place where children played freely, teenagers spooked themselves on Halloween and locals dumped trash, seemingly unaware of the history beneath them....

Huge waves wow throngs in Southern California

Thu, 2014/08/28 - 12:57am
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- Southern California is seeing the kind of epic surf usually associated with Hawaii or Tahiti. Beaches are thronged with wave riders and crowds are coming to watch the action even as seaside communities try to stave off damage from the ocean onslaught....

University bets $10 million on poor city's kids

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 11:45pm
READING, Pa. (AP) -- On the second day of class at Reading Senior High School, teacher Eric Knorr directs his students' attention to the banners hanging on the wall. Syracuse. Temple. Brown. Penn State. All of them brought back by former students who bucked the odds and went to college....

Tripping seniors on purpose to stop future falls

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 11:43pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Researchers are tripping seniors on purpose, and it's not some kind of warped practical joke....

Q&A: Few laws govern children at shooting range

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 11:28pm
A 39-year-old firing-range instructor was killed Monday while showing a 9-year-old girl how to use an Uzi submachine gun. Charles Vacca's death at the Last Stop outdoor shooting range in White Hills, Arizona, has raised questions about allowing young children access to such weapons at firing ranges....

Deal reached to sell supermarket chain to ex-CEO

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 10:54pm
TEWKSBURY, Mass. (AP) -- A New England supermarket chain that has been in turmoil for weeks over a workers' revolt and customer boycott has announced that the former CEO is buying the company from rival relatives....

Pilot's fate unknown in fighter jet crash

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 7:20pm
DEERFIELD, Va. (AP) -- An experienced pilot was missing Wednesday after the flier's F-15 fighter jet crashed in the mountains of western Virginia, shaking residents but causing no injuries on the ground, military and law enforcement officials said....

Mom: captured son 'honorable' US journalist

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 4:21pm
MIAMI (AP) -- An American freelance journalist held hostage and threatened with death by Islamic militants wanted to tell the world through his writing about oppressed people in the Middle East, his mother said in a video released Wednesday....

Cold cash just keeps washing in from ALS challenge

Wed, 2014/08/27 - 4:00pm
In the couple of hours it took an official from the ALS Association to return a reporter's call for comment, the group's ubiquitous "ice bucket challenge" had brought in a few million more dollars....