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  • AP PHOTOS: Sailors return from 9-month deployment

    Published: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Thousands of sailors were greeted Friday by cheerful friends and family who packed a pier at Naval Station Norfolk to welcome them home from a nine-month deployment. The ships of the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group had been deployed to the waters near Europe...

  • Kansas speech by Michelle Obama draws complaints

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas high school senior has started an online petition drive in hopes of encouraging school officials to rethink their decision to have first lady Michelle Obama speak at graduation next month in Topeka amid concerns that seating may be limited. Taylor...

  • GOP lawmaker objects to 9-0 vote for Obama library

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — At least one Republican lawmaker says he's filing a protest after an Illinois House committee recorded a 9-0 vote to commit $100 million to bring President Barack Obama's library to Chicago, even though only five Democrats — and none of the committee's four GOP...

  • Spokeswoman: Sebelius not considering US Senate

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Departing U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is not considering running for the U.S. Senate, a spokeswoman said Friday. The statement from HHS spokeswoman Dori Salcido is in line with comments from Sebelius' fellow Democrats about...

  • SD counties launch absentee voting for primary

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Absentee voting for South Dakota primary elections opens Friday. All 66 counties in the state are sending out ballots to people who have already requested them. Residents can still request a ballot or complete one in person at their county courthouses. Ballots...

  • Investigator wants tougher legislative ethics laws

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Job recommendations and university application referrals from Illinois lawmakers should be tracked and publicized after clout-related scandals at the University of Illinois and the Metra transit agency, the General Assembly's top ethics officer said Friday....

  • Educator denies sex crimes in YouTube case

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A California educator has pleaded not guilty to sexual molestation charges that prosecutors say were filed after a former student confronted her in a phone call and posted the conversation on YouTube. Andrea Cardosa, a 40-year-old former assistant principal,...

  • Oklahoma City bombing museum sees technology boost

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A memorial and museum about the Oklahoma City bombing is in the midst of a $7 million upgrade ahead of the 20-year anniversary of the attack in hopes of better portraying to visitors how different the world was at the time. With the 19th anniversary Saturday of...

  • Man charged in Kansas City-area highway shootings

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been charged with 18 felony counts in connection with about a dozen recent random highway shootings that have wounded three people in the Kansas City area. Jackson County prosecutor Jean Peters Baker said at a news conference Friday...

  • 5 features an Amazon phone might offer

    Updated: Fri, Apr 18, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Rumors of an Amazon smartphone reached a fever pitch this week, with several tech blogs speculating that the device could be due out this year. Amazon hasn't confirmed that it has plans for a smartphone, and it isn't clear what such a device might offer in the way of...

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