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  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. The incident came about a month after a previous White House fence...

  • 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Kansas, Montana and South Carolina leaders are fighting against same-sex marriages even though federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. Officials in the three states are...

  • TV runner-up Aiken seeks win in NC House race

    Updated: 7 hr ago

    ERWIN, N.C. (AP) — Clay Aiken still attracts a crowd 11 years after he became a national TV sensation. But finishing second in a bid for Congress won't cut it. The runner-up on TV's "American Idol" and "Celebrity Apprentice" is trying to beat the odds by winning a House seat as a...

  • Police track Indiana slaying suspect's movements

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Police are tracking the recent movements of an Indiana man who confessed to killing seven women and hinted at more victims. Illinois law enforcement officials told The Associated Press Wednesday that Darren Vann may have traveled to Chicago's south suburbs...

  • Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St

    Updated: 8 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 was down 0.6 percent at 15,108.83 in afternoon trading, while Hong Kong's...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Mayer staunchly defended her strategy during a Tuesday presentation...

  • Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market....

  • Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board. "We're not talking about just selling...

  • Chicago jail escapee sentenced to 36 years

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison. In December 2012, Joseph Banks and an accomplice smashed a hole in a cell window and climbed down 20 stories using a rope fashioned from bed...

  • NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race. Cuomo noted that Rob...

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