• AP investigation: Are slaves catching the fish you buy?

    ROBIN MCDOWELL, MARGIE MASON and MARTHA MENDOZA, Associated Press Writers
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BENJINA, Indonesia — The Burmese slaves sat on the floor and stared through the rusty bars of their locked cage, hidden on a tiny tropical island thousands of miles from home. Just a few yards away, other workers loaded cargo ships with slave-caught seafood that clouds the supply...

  • Montana agency: Real estate mogul owes $73.8M in back taxes

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — One-time billionaire and Yellowstone Club founder Tim Blixseth owes almost $74 million in back taxes, penalties and interest in Montana, state revenue officials said Tuesday, after a tax board ruled that the real estate mogul diverted huge sums from the luxury...

  • Officer charged with killing unarmed driver lying facedown

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — A Pennsylvania police officer was charged Tuesday with criminal homicide after investigators concluded she shot an unarmed motorist in the back as he lay facedown after a traffic stop over an expired inspection sticker. Authorities accused Hummelstown police Officer...

  • Emotional Nicklaus awarded congressional gold medal

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Golden Bear got a gold medal. Congress on Tuesday awarded its highest civilian honor to golfing great Jack Nicklaus, who accepted the medal with a few tears, humility and humor. In a ceremony in the Capitol Rotunda, the House and Senate leadership bestowed the...

  • NFL unveils plans to mark league's 50th Super Bowl

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Super Bowl turns 50 this year and the NFL is planning a golden yearlong celebration. The league unveiled plans that include sending a gold-colored football to the high school of every player or head coach who played in the big game. The football will have the...

  • When the road salt seeps, sometimes the manhole covers fly

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it another form of March Madness: Not flying basketballs, but flying manhole covers. Scientific literature traces manhole explosions back nearly a century, but a series of such incidents in Indianapolis, host of the NCAA basketball championships, has authorities...

  • Detroit woman arrested after 2 kids found dead in freezer

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit mother was arrested Tuesday after the frozen bodies of a boy and girl were found in a deep freezer in the family's home, police said. Court officers found the children's bodies while carrying out an eviction order at the 3-bedroom home in the apartment complex...

  • FAA streamlines rules to speed up permits to fly drones

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal aviation officials, battered by complaints that bureaucratic hurdles are preventing industry from realizing the economic benefits of drones, announced Tuesday they are streamlining rules to expedite permits to fly small, commercial unmanned aircraft. The...

  • Schwarzenegger pushes Congress to save after-school funding

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger held a national summit Tuesday calling on Congress to preserve more than $1 billion in federal funding for after-school programs that have been criticized over lackluster academic outcomes for participants. Schwarzenegger...

  • Victim advocates worry about discredited UVa rape account

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BALTIMORE — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past year could suffer a setback. A Rolling Stone article about a student...

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