• Punk band tells Gov. Walker: 'We literally hate you'

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The punk rock band Dropkick Murphys is asking Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to stop playing one of their songs, saying on Twitter that "We literally hate you." Walker took the stage Saturday at the Iowa Freedom Summit to its song "I'm Shipping Up to Boston." The...

  • Alison Grimes to seek re-election as secretary of state

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Alison Lundergan Grimes will run for re-election as Kentucky secretary of state, ending months of speculation about the former Democratic nominee for the U.S. Senate's political plans for 2015. The decision likely clears the way for Attorney General Jack Conway...

  • Storm threatens the Northeast with historic snow

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cities big and small along the Philadelphia-to-Boston corridor of more than 35 million people began shutting down and bundling up Monday against a powerful and potentially historic storm that could unload 1 to 3 feet of snow. More than 5,000 flights were canceled,...

  • Full jury seated to hear murder trial of Aaron Hernandez

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — A full jury was seated Monday for the murder trial of former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez, and the judge pushed back opening statements until at least Thursday because of a blizzard bearing down on the region. "We have a jury," Bristol County...

  • Police: Mother accused of stabbing 3 kids was stressed

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children may have been overwhelmed by the demands of caring for a 2-year-old toddler and 6-month-old twins while her soldier husband was frequently deployed, police said Monday. Christina E. Booth, 29,...

  • What you need to know about the snow headed to the Northeast

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    The busy Northeast corridor prepared for a winter wallop that was expected to bring up 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey all the way up to Maine. Here's what residents of the big cities in the Northeast and mid-Atlantic need to know about the coming storm: ___ THE FORECAST...

  • Man facing charges over missing couple turns himself in

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say the man who last had phone contact with a Georgia couple who went missing after driving across the state to check out a classic car sought in a Craigslist ad has turned himself in on charges related to the case. Investigators had obtained warrants for...

  • Attorneys battle over venue for Caesars bankruptcy case

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A court battle is underway over whether the bankruptcy case of casino giant Caesars Entertainment Corp. should proceed in Delaware or in Illinois. Monday's hearing in Wilmington, Delaware, pits Caesars against major creditor groups who want the case in...

  • Sex-abuse civil trial to unveil Boy Scout 'perversion' files

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The sexual abuse of a 13-year-old Boy Scout by an adult volunteer was part of a "sordid history of child sexual abuse" within the organization that has been documented internally by the Boy Scouts for nearly a century, the victim's attorney said Monday in...

  • Spokesman: Iowa governor taken by ambulance to hospital

    Published: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has been transported by ambulance to a hospital after his spokesman says he fell ill at an event at a Des Moines suburb. Spokesman Jimmy Centers says Branstad required assistance Monday at an event at DuPont Pioneer in Johnston. He has been...

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