• 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...

  • Utah brings back the firing squad, so how does it work?

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah Gov. Gary Herbert has given his stamp of approval to a law that brings back the firing squad in the only state that has used it in the past 40 years. Under the measure approved Monday, firing squads will serve as a backup method if lethal injection drugs...

  • Cow in Northeast Texas defies odds, gives birth to 4 calves

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — A cow in Northeast Texas has apparently defied great odds and given birth to four calves that have been named Eeny, Meeny, Miny and Moo. Jimmy Barling said Monday that DNA tests will be done on tissue samples from the three bull calves and the one heifer calf to...

  • 30 years after Cold War killing, US officer is remembered

    Updated: Tue, Mar 24, 2015

    BERLIN (AP) — U.S. Col. Roland Lajoie had just arrived home in West Berlin on a cool March day in 1985 when he got the call from his headquarters: the Soviets were demanding to see him immediately in East Germany As chief of the U.S. Military Liaison Mission, Lajoie regularly sent...

  • Darren Sharper admits drugging, rape counts in Los Angeles

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former NFL star Darren Sharper removed all doubt Monday that he drugged and raped women, taking the first of several steps to own up to sex assaults in four states that will send him to federal prison for about nine years. In two separate court cases, Sharper...

  • Threat against Obama niece prompts security hike

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — A threat against President Barack Obama's niece, a player on Princeton's women's basketball team, prompted increased security at the Tigers' NCAA Tournament game at Maryland on Monday night. Hours after Maryland beat Princeton 85-70, the University of Maryland...

  • Wrigley rooftop owner: 'We're dead," if Cubs erect huge sign

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A lawyer for rooftop clubs overlooking Wrigley Field told a federal court Monday that if the Chicago Cubs are permitted to erect a giant video board blocking views of games from across the street it would kill their lucrative business. Attorneys for the Cubs and two of...

  • No bond for millionaire Durst on New Orleans weapons charges

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Millionaire murder suspect Robert Durst is a flight risk and a danger to others, a judge decided Monday after considering what FBI agents found in his hotel room: an elaborate disguise and other escape tools fit for a spy movie. Durst was arrested at the J.W....

  • Correction: Fatal Wrong-Way Crash story

    Updated: Mon, Mar 23, 2015

    LINDEN, N.J. (AP) — In a story March 20 about a wrong-way car crash involving Linden police officers, The Associated Press misidentified the speaker of a quote. Police Capt. James Sarnicki said the quote that began, "We were all young once, and I'm sure we've all done stupid things in...

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