• Judge: Jury can watch Super Bowl unless Hernandez mentioned

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — The 18 New England residents sitting on the jury in the murder trial of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will be allowed to watch the home team play in Sunday's Super Bowl, but the judge overseeing the case says they must leave the room if his name is...

  • Father of 1st known surviving US quintuplets dies

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — Andrew Fischer was a stock clerk earning less than $100 a week in 1963 when a doctor explained why his pregnant wife's belly had grown so large: She was about to give birth to five babies, who would become the first known surviving quintuplets born in the U.S....

  • Prison for NYC duo accused of abusing partly paralyzed woman

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City couple accused of battering a partially paralyzed woman and controlling her finances for more than a year has been sentenced to over a decade in prison. Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said Friday that Patrick Donovan was sentenced to 12 years in...

  • US mulls Middle East-North Africa category for 2020 census

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — The federal government is considering allowing those of Middle Eastern and North African descent to identify as such on the next 10-year census, which could give Arab-Americans and other affected groups greater political clout and access to public funding, among other...

  • Kansas tax collections $47M short of expectations in January

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas collected $47 million less than anticipated this month, signaling that Gov. Sam Brownback and legislators may have to be more aggressive with spending cuts or other measures to balance the budget. But the Department of Revenue said Friday that a key factor...

  • Connecticut legislature approves NRA-opposed judge nominee

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut House and Senate have voted overwhelmingly to confirm a state judge nominee who was opposed by the National Rifle Association and other groups because she supported a gun control bill approved in the wake of the Newtown school shooting. The House...

  • Sheriff: Gun in City Hall shooting came from straw buyer

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The shotgun used by a man who was killed in a confrontation with police outside a City Hall meeting in suburban Minneapolis was illegally channeled to him by a straw buyer, a sheriff said Friday night. But prosecutors said the suspect in the so-called straw purchase...

  • Finished: Pit to access broken Seattle tunneling machine

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Washington state Transportation Department says the contractor building a highway tunnel under downtown Seattle has finished digging a 120-foot-deep pit that can be used to access and repair the broken tunneling machine. State officials say Seattle Tunnel Partners'...

  • Uber says outside review shows customer data safe, private

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Uber Technologies says that if you catch a ride with one of its drivers, your personal and financial data are safe — from Uber itself. The ride-booking company on Friday used a blog post to release the results of what it described as a thorough outside examination...

  • Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the Super Bowl

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez won't be allowed to watch the team take on the Seattle Seahawks in the Super Bowl while on trial for murder. Bristol County Sheriff Thomas Hodgson says Hernandez is not allowed to watch television and has other...

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