• Bubbles from glacier ice turn up the noise in Alaska fjords

    Updated: 14 min ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Glaciologist Erin Pettit began a research project to find out what humpback whales heard when a big piece of ice falls from a glacier and crashes into the ocean. But the sound generated by ice drifting in the water turned out to be just as interesting....

  • Remains of 2 babies put in ceiling at Indiana funeral home

    Updated: 14 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The remains of two mummified or skeletonized babies found inside small boxes above ceiling tiles at a funeral home in northwestern Indiana were placed there by an employee last September and taken down the same day by the manager of the facility, a spokesman for the...

  • Appeals court tosses gag order in ex-coal company CEO's case

    Updated: 16 min ago

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men. U.S. District Judge Irene Berger's order prohibited...

  • AP source: Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane on Los Angeles golf course

    Updated: 16 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — AP source: Harrison Ford crash-lands small plane on Los Angeles golf course.

  • New Mexico House panel OKs new requirements for sheriffs

    Updated: 28 min ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A proposal that would tighten eligibility rules for sheriffs in New Mexico and could transform sheriffs' offices across the state cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. The House Safety and Civil Affairs Committee voted unanimously to approve the bill...

  • A look at bills both alive and dead in the Iowa Legislature

    Updated: 44 min ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Legislature will reach a procedural deadline Friday that requires many bills to receive committee-level approval in the Senate or House to continue this session. Here's a look at some measures that made the cut and others that will need to go back to...

  • Utah LGBT anti-discrimination bill passes 1st test

    Updated: 59 min ago

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A landmark Utah proposal protecting gay and transgender individuals passed its first test at the state Legislature on Thursday when a Republican-controlled Senate committee offered its unanimous and at times emotional support of the measure. Todd Weiler, a...

  • Hall and Oates sue over granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal

    Updated: 59 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hall and Oates are saying "no can do" to a granola-maker's Haulin' Oats cereal. The pop music duo has sued Brooklyn-based Early Bird Foods & Co. in federal court, accusing the company of violating trademark protections with its "phonetic play" on Daryl Hall and John...

  • Dog stable after being shot, tied to Florida train tracks

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive Thursday after being found by police. Tampa Police received three calls about 5:23 p.m. Wednesday from people reporting hearing gunshots. When they heard a dog whimpering while canvassing the...

  • Mandarin Oriental says hotels in US, Europe hacked

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — High-end hotel chain Mandarin Oriental said Thursday that the credit card systems at some of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe were hacked. The company, however, did not specify which of its hotels were affected. It also did not give details on the extent of the hack...

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