• The Latest: Presidential contenders woo New Hampshire voters

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    3:40 p.m. (EDT) Ohio Gov. John Kasich would like Republican voters in New Hampshire to hold off committing to a presidential candidate while he decides whether to become one. "Think about me, would ya?" he asked a roomful Saturday. "Don't commit too soon." "Let us all have a chance...

  • Victims of California gas-line blast released from hospital

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say four of the 11 people injured during a natural gas pipeline blast at a sheriff's gun range in Central California have been released from the hospital. But Fresno County Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Saturday that a jail inmate and a public...

  • Different paths to peace after Oklahoma City bombing

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Time has healed some wounds for relatives of those killed in the Oklahoma City bombing 20 years ago this weekend, but some have found that moving on meant moving away. Diane Koch's husband was killed in the April 19, 1995, blast. She said it took years for her to...

  • Charges dismissed against Missouri officer in shooting

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Missouri police officer who was indicted in the nonfatal shooting of a man during an arrest last summer, saying they wouldn't have been able to get a conviction. The Jackson County prosecutor's office said late...

  • Usher, Gwen Stefani among headliners for Earth Day rally

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — An all-day Earth Day rally and concert Saturday drew some big names to the National Mall and into the world of politics to confront the dual issues of climate change and poverty. Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common and Train were all set to perform during the...

  • Police: Officers kill man who charged at them near St. Louis

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    JENNINGS, Mo. (AP) — Authorities said Saturday that police officers shot and killed a suburban St. Louis man after he charged at them with a knife. St. Louis County Police said in a news release that a woman reported Friday night that her 23-year-old son, Thaddeus McCarroll, had...

  • Ohio officer praised for restraint, refused to shoot suspect

    Published: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    NEW RICHMOND, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer is being praised for holding his fire even as a slaying suspect charged him, saying repeatedly, "shoot me." WLWT-TV in Cincinnati reports (http://bit.ly/1EXuKaK ) the tense moments were captured Thursday on a body camera worn by New...

  • Philanthropist, shopping mall developer Taubman dies at 91

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A. Alfred Taubman, the self-made Michigan billionaire whose philanthropy and business success — including weaving the enclosed shopping mall into American culture — was clouded by a criminal conviction late in his career, has died. He was 91. Taubman,...

  • Finance officials see rising risks to economic recovery

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — World finance officials said Saturday they see a number of threats on the horizon for a global economy still clawing back from the deepest recession in seven decades, and the Greek debt default presents the most immediate risk. After finance officials wrapped up...

  • Teen girl to stay in adult jail until trial in mom's murder

    Updated: Sat, Apr 18, 2015

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A judge has ruled that an eighth-grade girl accused of conspiring with her soldier boyfriend by text message to have her mother killed will remain in adult jail while awaiting trial. Lehigh County Judge Maria Dantos on Friday denied a defense petition to return...

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