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5 things about the trans-Pacific balloon challenge

January 27, 2015

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An international team is piloting a helium-filled balloon across the Pacific Ocean in an effort to break two major ballooning records. more »»

Denver police shoot, kill teen who struck officer with car

January 27, 2015

DENVER (AP) — Several dozen people with candles and protest signs gathered near the alley where Denver police officers fatally shot a 16-year-old girl, recalling her bright smile and demanding... more »»

Sentencing day for Chicago twins who turned on cartel

January 27, 2015

CHICAGO (AP) — Twin Chicago brothers reviled by Mexican cartels but praised by prosecutors as among the most valuable traffickers-turned-informants in recent history are set to be sentenced in a... more »»

Federal government failing to protect children, report says

January 27, 2015

The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by... more »»

AP PHOTOS: A selection of Northeast snowstorm images

January 27, 2015

A storm predicted to be among the worst to hit the Northeast has dumped a few inches of snow from Philadelphia up to Boston and beyond, and much more is expected. more »»

Snowstorm threatens to paralyze the crowded Northeast US

January 27, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) — Tens of millions of people along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor rushed to get home and settle in Monday as a fearsome storm swirled in with the potential for hurricane-force... more »»

Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

January 27, 2015

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S. more »»

CBO: Deficit to shrink to lowest level of Obama presidency

January 27, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid economic growth will help the federal budget deficit shrink this year to its lowest level since President Barack Obama took office, according to congressional estimates... more »»

Drilling plan may restrict sensitive Arctic Ocean areas

January 27, 2015

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal Department of the Interior will make additional areas of Arctic Ocean waters off-limits to drilling when it announces a new five-year offshore drilling plan, ... more »»

Gunman wounds worker at Los Angeles-area mental clinic

January 27, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man described as paranoid shot and wounded a mental health worker Monday during a struggle at a Los Angeles-area clinic where he had sought help, but the employee was expecte... more »»

Oklahoma could halt executions for Supreme Court drug review

January 27, 2015

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma is willing to put three executions on hold while the U.S. more »»

Lawmakers hear heated testimony about sex-orientation bill

January 27, 2015

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Supporters of religious freedom went toe-to-toe Monday against hundreds of gay rights advocates who had waited nearly a decade to speak in the Idaho Legislature for a measure... more »»

Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

January 27, 2015

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. more »»

The latest on the Northeast snowstorm

January 27, 2015

7 P.M. EST

Snowfall totals: In New York City, close of 5 inches in Queens and more than 4 inches in Central Park, the National Weather Service says. more »»

Victim testifies at Boy Scout sex trial about molestation

January 26, 2015

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A 20-year-old man who was molested by a Boy Scout volunteer leader in 2007 says he was afraid and in shock when the man touched him. more »»



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