• Crash victim thanks donors whose blood saved his life

    Updated: 20 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Brandon Levine exchanged handshakes and hugs with nearly two dozen of his blood brothers and sisters, people he had never met but knew had saved his life. The group's members, ranging in age from 20s to 70s, were among nearly 200 people whose donations to the UCLA...

  • Drive to repeal medical device tax no slam dunk in Congress

    Updated: 20 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans controlling both chambers of Congress have never had a better chance of repealing the tax on medical devices. Though they're backed by Democrats from states where that industry provides lots of jobs, abolishing the tax won't be easy. That's because of a...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 21 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Gov. Scott Walker, R-Wis. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.; former Defense Secretary Robert Gates; DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the NFL Players Association. ___ CBS'...

  • NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case

    Updated: 34 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $5 million to the family of a man killed after being mistaken for a mobster with the same name — thanks to information the killers gleaned from two former police detectives later convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob. The city...

  • Fees increasing at Theodore Roosevelt National Park

    Updated: 35 min ago

    MEDORA, N.D. (AP) — Theodore Roosevelt National Park in western North Dakota is increasing entrance and campground fees. The National Park Service says the increases will be phased in, starting Sunday, to lessen their impact. Acting Superintendent Wendy Ross says the majority of the...

  • IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BEIRUT (AP) — The latest Islamic State hostage drama involving a veteran Japanese war correspondent and a young Jordanian pilot marks the first time the group has publicly demanded prisoner releases. It also signals a change in the extremist group's propaganda technique. Far from the...

  • Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The cellphone message of the Filipino police commandos to their base was triumphant: "Mike 1 bingo," a code meaning they have killed one of Southeast Asia's most-wanted terror suspects, Malaysian Zulkifli bin Hir, also known as Marwan. But the euphoria among...

  • Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — When Islamic State group militants invaded the Central Library of Mosul earlier this month, they were on a mission to destroy a familiar enemy: other people's ideas. Residents say the extremists smashed the locks that had protected the biggest repository of learning in...

  • Snoop Dogg keeping focus on youth football before Super Bowl

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Super Bowl weekend isn't just about the championship game for Snoop Dogg — it's also a reminder that the next generation of NFL greats need to develop. The rapper has for years sponsored a youth football league that has now seen several players turn pro. Running back...

  • Japan self-censors images, words linked to hostage crisis

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — Images or mentions of knives, ransom or blood — or anything else that can be seen alluding to the hostage crisis involving two Japanese in Syria — have been cut out. Some anime and other entertainment programs are altering, canceling or postponing episodes violating those...

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