• Arkansas woman now world's oldest person, wants Obama visit

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas woman who became the world's oldest person Wednesday wants President Barack Obama to attend her 117th birthday party this Fourth of July. At 116, Gertrude Weaver was already the oldest person in America. With the death of 117-year-old Misao Okawa...

  • US agency charges Kraft, Mondelez with wheat price rigging

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators have charged two major U.S. food companies, Kraft and Mondelez, with manipulating prices for wheat and wheat futures in a scheme that reaped more than $5.4 million in profit. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission announced the civil charges...

  • Felony indictments dismissed against former Va. legislator

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former Virginia state lawmaker who pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor in a sex scandal involving a teenager will no longer face felony charges in the case. A circuit court judge on Wednesday dismissed four felony counts accusing ex-Virginia Del. Joseph D. Morrissey...

  • Navajo officials weigh in on latest order in election case

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Officials on the Navajo Nation say the tribe's high court overstepped its authority in directing the tribal controller to fund a belated presidential election. Meanwhile, early voting for the top officials on the country's largest American Indian reservation is...

  • NYC detective's video rant at Uber cab driver spurs transfer

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A detective heard on video berating an Uber driver and asking, "How long have you been in this country?" was stripped of his gun and badge Wednesday and will be transferred from the police anti-terrorism division, officials said. Police Commissioner William Bratton...

  • Los Angeles agrees to spend $1 billion to fix sidewalks

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The City Council on Wednesday agreed to spend more than $1 billion over 30 years to repair its sidewalks, settling a lawsuit filed by disabled residents who said they couldn't navigate broken walkways, potholed crosswalks and curbs that lacked wheelchair ramps. If a...

  • Fraternity questions allegations made in lawsuits in death

    Updated: Wed, Apr 1, 2015

    CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — The legal counsel for a fraternity named in two lawsuits stemming from the death of a pledge at Clemson University says some of the allegations made against Sigma Phi Epsilon have not been substantiated. In a statement released Wednesday, the legal counsel said...

  • New Jersey's Menendez: I'll be vindicated in corruption case

    Updated: 3 min ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez says he'll be "vindicated" in a corruption case against him. He says he has always acted in accordance with the law and fought for what's right and isn't "going anywhere" Menendez was charged Wednesday with accepting...

  • Duke University investigates noose found hanging on campus

    Updated: 3 min ago

    DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke University's president says the elite North Carolina school is trying to find out who hung a rope noose from a tree, what he described as a vicious symbol in a region where lynchings were once used to terrorize black residents. University President Richard...

  • Suspect in death of boy found in bag in creek passes on bond

    Updated: 4 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A jailed suspect in the death of a 1-year-old Maryland boy found inside a backpack in a central Ohio creek has passed on having bond set. Columbus resident Kurt Flood didn't enter a plea during arraignment Wednesday in Franklin County. The 24-year-old is charged...

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