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  • Singer Chris Brown's DC trial delayed for months

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown's trial on an assault charge was put on hold for months Wednesday after prosecutors declined to grant immunity to his bodyguard, who would be a key witness in the case. Brown will remain in custody for the near future after a Los Angeles judge...

  • Photos explore dynamics of youths' sexual identity

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — For many, it's difficult to understand Foster Noone's sexual identity. The 17-year-old uses the labels of bisexual, trans and gender neutral all at once. A photography exhibition opening at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute on Wednesday night seeks to put...

  • Apple increases stock buyback, will split stock

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple is diverting more of its cash to shareholders and preparing to split its stock for the first time in nine years in an attempt to win back investors fretting about the iPhone maker's slowing growth and pace of innovation. The moves announced Wednesday as...

  • Former AP reporter Robert Heard dies at age 84

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Robert Heard, who reported on Texas state government, politics and sports for The Associated Press, including the 1966 University of Texas tower shootings and a groundbreaking series on race and integration of Longhorns football, has died. He was 84. Heard died...

  • 6 fired for closing Arizona child abuse reports

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Five senior Arizona child welfare employees were fired Wednesday for orchestrating a plan that led to more than 6,500 Arizona child abuse and neglect cases being closed without investigations, officials said. The firings were the first major personnel action since the...

  • Death row case puts Oklahoma in legal bind

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two death row inmates who want to know the source of drugs that will be used to execute them have placed Oklahoma's two highest courts at odds and prompted calls for impeaching justices on the Oklahoma Supreme Court. The state's high court delayed the inmates'...

  • Theater producer denies sex abuse claim

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lawyers for a theater producer on Wednesday denied sexual abuse claims made against their client in a lawsuit by a man who has leveled similar allegations against other entertainment industry figures. Attorneys Alan Grodin and Paul Gaspari issued a statement on...

  • Batteries in baby video monitors recalled

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Summer Infant is recalling about 800,000 rechargeable batteries used in baby video monitors because of a burn hazard. The Woonsocket, R.I.-based manufacturer has received 22 reports of overheated and ruptured batteries, including incidents of smoke and minor...

  • Man charged with murder in nursing home deaths

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston nursing home resident accused of using the armrest of his wheelchair to beat two of his roommates to death is facing a capital murder charge, police said Wednesday. Guillermo Correa, 56, was in custody after being formally charged following the Tuesday...

  • Rail safety effort marred by squabbling

    Updated: Wed, Apr 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Spurred by a series of fiery train crashes, a push by government and industry to make safer tank cars used for shipping crude oil and ethanol has bogged down in squabbling and finger-pointing over whether they're needed and if so, who should pay. The Transportation...

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