• Trevor Noah defends self in backlash to old tweets

    Updated: Tue, Mar 31, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — Trevor Noah, the newly announced host of "The Daily Show," rejected the backlash over his graphic tweets targeting Jews and women as an unfair reflection of him and his comedy. "To reduce my views to a handful of jokes that didn't land is not a true reflection of my...

  • Loan recipients on 'strike' meet with federal officials

    Updated: 57 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Pamela Hunt is so overwhelmed by her $56,000 in student loans for what she considers a worthless criminal justice master's degree that she's joined others on a "debt strike" and refusing to pay back the money. On Tuesday, she walked out of a meeting with officials...

  • Airplane strikes car during emergency landing in Minnesota

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    HAWLEY, Minn. (AP) — A small airplane has collided with a car while making an emergency landing on a Minnesota highway. No injuries were reported. Pilot David Gowan of Minot, North Dakota, tells radio station KFGO that the incident happened Tuesday morning after he took off from the...

  • Jeremy Brown, Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts guitarist, dies

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Musician Jeremy Brown, a guitarist for Scott Weiland & the Wildabouts, died a day before the release of the band's debut album. He was 34 years old. Publicist Diana Baron didn't give a reason for Brown's death at his home in Venice, California, on Monday. The band's...

  • Dress-wearing man killed by NSA police had lengthy record

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FORT MEADE, Md. (AP) — Two cross-dressing men who were fired upon by National Security Agency police when they disobeyed orders at a heavily guarded gate had just stolen a car from a man who had picked them up and checked into a motel, police said Tuesday. The FBI said the driver,...

  • Ex-firefighter arrested after holding 4 others hostage

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    ELKINS PARK, Pa. (AP) — A just-terminated volunteer firefighter returned to his Philadelphia-area firehouse with a 9mm handgun Tuesday and held four firefighters hostage, firing one shot into a wall before surrendering an hour later, police said. Paul Jordan threatened the men as he...

  • Banana peel hits comedian Dave Chappelle on New Mexico stage

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A man tossed a banana peel at Dave Chappelle during a standup show, hitting in the comedian in the leg, police in this northern New Mexico city say. Christian Englander, 30, of Santa Fe, was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery...

  • Patriots owner: Aaron Hernandez told me he was innocent

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a 2013 killing. Kraft was called by the prosecution in Hernandez's murder trial over the...

  • Google, Microsoft battle drives down prices for PCs, tablets

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is releasing its cheapest Chromebook laptops yet, two versions priced at $149 aimed at undercutting Microsoft's Windows franchise and gaining ground in even more classrooms. Various PC manufacturers have been working with Google to design lightweight...

  • Rockies player leaves spring training after young son is bit by rattlesnake

    Denver Post
    Updated: 7 hr ago

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Rockies relief pitcher John Axford, who hasn't pitched for the team since last Wednesday, was forced to leave spring training camp after his 2-year-old son was bit by a rattlesnake twice in his right foot. Axford pitched a relief appearance Wednesday, then, in the...