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  • Excerpts of Robert Blagojevich's book

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Blagojevich was indicted in 2009 with his younger brother, former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, though all charges were eventually dropped against Robert. He writes about the case — and his sibling's eventual imprisonment — in a new book to be released in April....

  • Texas TV meteorologist improving after shooting

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    TEMPLE, Texas (AP) — A Central Texas meteorologist who was shot last week outside of his TV station says he is "slowly getting better." Patrick Crawford told reporters on Monday his main focus is returning home to his family from the hospital in Temple where he's receiving care....

  • President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 3

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the third day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Monday: — EXERCISE: Obama arrived at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe Bay for a gym workout on a rainy morning. The island of Oahu was under a flood advisory, with heavy...

  • Shippers seek US mediator in port labor talks

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The association that represents shipping lines and cargo terminal operators at West Coast seaports says it's asking for federal mediation in its ongoing contract talks with dockworkers. The Pacific Maritime Association said in a statement Monday that after seven...

  • AP sources: NYC congressman to plead guilty

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm of New York City plans to plead guilty to a federal tax evasion charge rather than go to trial next month, people familiar with plea negotiations said Monday. A hearing is scheduled for Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn, where the Staten...

  • Battered NY mayor calls for temporary protest halt

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — As the New York Police Department mourns two of its own, Mayor Bill de Blasio pleaded for a pause in protests and rancor amid a widening rift with those in a grieving force who accuse him of creating a climate of mistrust that contributed to the killings of two...

  • Ex-officer not charged in fatal Milwaukee shooting

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A white Milwaukee police officer fired after killing a mentally ill black man in April won't face criminal charges, the top county prosecutor said Monday, a decision that prompted the U.S. attorney to later announce a federal investigation of the incident. Milwaukee...

  • Experts say Great Lakes wolves aren't endangered

    Updated: Mon, Dec 22, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A group of wolf experts disputed Monday that gray wolves in Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan are endangered or that a judge's ruling will help the region's population spread to other states. A federal judge on Friday threw out the Obama administration's decision to...

  • Judge OKs Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol

    Updated: 17 min ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma's lethal injection protocol is constitutional and the state can proceed with the scheduled executions of four death row inmates early next year, a federal judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Stephen Friot denied a request for a preliminary...

  • Thai farm workers may not get any of $8.7M award

    Updated: 18 min ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it's not clear whether any of them will get the money. Mordechai Orian, former president of Global...

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