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  • Doctor: Slain Minnesota teen was intoxicated

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (AP) — An 18-year-old woman who was fatally shot by a Minnesota homeowner was intoxicated on cough syrup when she and her cousin broke into the man's home, a medical examiner testified Thursday at the homeowner's murder trial. Byron Smith, of Little Falls, is...

  • Severe storms loom across central US this weekend

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Forecasters are predicting a significant chance of strong tornadoes this weekend across a large part of the nation's mid-section, an outbreak that could stretch from the Great Plains to the Midwest and South. It's been a quiet year for tornadoes so far, but...

  • Company stopped from accepting abortion waste

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — County commissioners gave final approval Thursday to an order to stop an incinerator in Oregon from receiving medical waste until procedures are in place to ensure no fetal tissue is burned to generate power. While taking the action, Marion County commissioners...

  • Vermont ups the ante on genetically modified foods

    Updated: Thu, Apr 24, 2014

    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has raised the stakes in the debate over genetically modified foods by becoming the first state to pass a bill requiring that they be labeled as such in the grocery aisle, making the move despite the opposition of the powerful U.S. food industry....

  • 'X-Men' director calls sex-abuse suit a shakedown

    Updated: 0 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The director of the upcoming "X-Men" film has denied allegations contained in a lawsuit that he raped an aspiring actor and model in 1999 and called the claims a shakedown. Bryan Singer wrote in a statement released Thursday that he was avoiding promotional events...

  • First lady gets resume from girl with jobless dad

    Updated: 25 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Michelle Obama's annual question-and-answer session with the children of Executive Office employees took a serious turn Thursday when a 10-year-old girl in the front row told the first lady that her dad had been out of work for three years. Then the girl popped up...

  • Dillard seeks Democratic nod for Michigan AG

    Updated: 25 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit attorney Godfrey Dillard says he's seeking the Democratic nomination for Michigan attorney general. Dillard's career includes service with the U.S. State Department during the Carter and Reagan administrations. He's also worked in favor of affirmative action...

  • Postal workers unions protest Staples program

    Updated: 28 min ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Postal workers in cities big and small protested in front of Staples stores on Thursday, objecting to the U.S. Postal Service's pilot program to open counters in stores, staffed with retail employees. Rallies were planned at 50 locations in 27 states. In...

  • Perry's office: Don't mess with job-creating funds

    Updated: 40 min ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Top aides to Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday that it would be unwise for the next Texas governor to uproot lucrative taxpayer-footed business funds that are legacies of Perry's 14 years in office but have become less popular among Republicans. Their defense...

  • US wants money linked to South Korea dictator

    Updated: 41 min ago

    NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. (AP) — U.S. officials on Thursday sought court permission to seize more than $700,000 from the sale of a Southern California home they allege was bought with corrupt money provided by South Korean's former dictator. Federal prosecutors filed a civil forfeiture...

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