• New direction: 1D says Zayn Malik has left the group

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — And then there were four: Zayn Malik said Wednesday he is leaving chart-topping boy band One Direction "to be a normal 22-year-old." In an announcement that broke teenage hearts and sent social media into a tizzy, Malik's bandmates said they were sad to see him go "but...

  • US officials: Military worries about easing transgender ban

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. military leaders have expressed reservations about any move to lift the Pentagon's ban on transgender people serving in the armed forces, an issue since Defense Secretary Ash Carter's suggestion that he is open to the idea, officials say. Carter told troops in...

  • American, Russian leaving Earth for year at space station

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An American astronaut and Russian cosmonaut will leave Earth this week and move into the International Space Station for an entire year, all in the name of science. Scott Kelly and Mikhail Kornienko begin their marathon mission with a Soyuz rocket launch...

  • McCartney, Metallica to headline Chicago's Lollapalooza 2015

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Paul McCartney, Metallica and Sam Smith will be among 130 acts at this year's Lollapalooza music festival in Chicago. Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell said Florence + the Machine, Bassnectar and The Weeknd are also on the lineup. Farrell says "young talented artists...

  • Oprah Winfrey selling furniture, paintings in auction

    Updated: Wed, Mar 25, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — Oprah Winfrey will auction off paintings, furniture, designer clothing and other items from her Chicago residence next month. Leslie Hindman Auctioneers said Tuesday that the proceeds will benefit the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa, which...

  • Angelina Jolie undergoes further preventive surgery

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Oscar-winning actress Angelina Jolie revealed Tuesday that she has undergone more preventive surgery, having her ovaries and fallopian tubes removed in hopes of reducing her risk of cancer. Writing in The New York Times, the filmmaker and philanthropist said a recent...

  • Cardboard 'Most Interesting Man' fails as carpool-lane ruse

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A Washington State Patrol trooper says it's by far the best carpool scam he's seen, but it didn't work. As KOMO-TV put it (http://is.gd/7cZLaN ), "Troopers don't always stop people in the HOV lanes, but when they do, they prefer 'dos' passengers." A motorcycle...

  • 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...

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