• Documents: Argument over boyfriend before Wisconsin killings

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    TOWN OF PIEHL, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin teen accused of killing her mother and stepfather carried out the slayings the same day they warned her 22-year-old boyfriend to stay away from her, according to court documents made public Friday. Ashlee Martinson, 17, was formally charged in...

  • Is ice cream safe? Federal health officials say yes

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Is ice cream safe to eat? Federal officials say yes, even amid recalls by two ice cream companies after the discovery of listeria bacteria in their frozen confections. The Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say there's no...

  • 5 things to know about transgender Americans

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — These are pivotal times for transgender Americans, as they gain in visibility yet remain buffeted by bias and misunderstanding. Five things to know about this diverse community and the challenges it faces: ___ THE BASICS According to demographer Gary Gates of the...

  • Start of dwarf planet mission delayed after small mix-up

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA said Friday observations of a dwarf planet have been delayed slightly after a communication glitch. The Dawn spacecraft circling dwarf planet Ceres was supposed to kick off its science campaign in the morning, but it didn't receive a command from ground...

  • Angelina Jolie rips world powers on Syria's refugee crisis

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Actress Angelina Jolie pleaded with world powers Friday to help the millions of Syrian refugees, sharply criticizing the U.N. Security Council for being paralyzed by its division over Syria's four-year conflict. Jolie briefed the council as special envoy for the...

  • Romania: robbers trained to steal jewels, cars detained

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Prosecutors detained 14 people Friday who are suspected of belonging to a network of well-dressed robbers who were trained to rob luxury items in Romania and the European Union. The alleged leader was among those detained and prosecutors have asked for their...

  • Adam Sandler movie sparks debate over American Indian images

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A group of American Indian actors walking off the set of an Adam Sandler movie has sparked a debate over why Native American stereotypes in media have endured. It also shows that more Native Americans are voicing their opinions. This week, eight actors quit the...

  • 15 loose buffaloes that crossed New York highway are killed

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    COEYMANS, N.Y. (AP) — Fifteen buffaloes that escaped from a farm were intentionally shot and killed Friday after they dashed past a group of police, crossed a major highway and ended up near some schools, authorities said. "The last thing we wanted to do was put these animals down,"...

  • Diet Pepsi dropping aspartame on customer concerns

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — PepsiCo says it's dropping aspartame from Diet Pepsi in response to customer worries and replacing it with sucralose, another artificial sweetener commonly known as Splenda. The decision to swap sweeteners comes as Americans keep turning away from popular diet sodas....

  • Statue of Liberty evacuated after bomb threat; everyone safe

    Associated Press
    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK — The Statue of Liberty is being evacuated, and New York City police say they're responding to a report of a suspicious package. The New York Police Department said Friday it had harbor units at the scene, along with the National Park Service. Visitors are posting photos...

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