• A murder at the edge of the world takes 'Fortitude' to crack

    Updated: Mon, Jan 26, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sick child. Buried treasure. A bit of wiggle room in honoring wedding vows. An all-important tourist project suddenly imperiled. Plus polar bears that outnumber humans, which means everyone (kids included) totes a rifle just in case. That's about the size of it in...

  • Japan seeks Jordan's help in gaining hostage's release

    Updated: 4 min ago

    TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese diplomat emerged from talks in Jordan on Monday with no signs of progress in securing the release of a freelance journalist held hostage by the extremist Islamic State group. Japanese officials refused direct comment on the contents of the talks in Jordan,...

  • Prosecutor seeks 26 years for Costa Concordia captain

    Updated: 4 min ago

    ROME (AP) — Prosecutors asked a court to convict the captain of the Costa Concordia and sentence him to 26 years in prison Monday for the 2012 shipwreck off Tuscany that killed 32 people, saying the term is hardly excessive given the death toll. Prosecutor Maria Navarro also asked the...

  • 2 small planes crash-land off Hawaii; all aboard survive

    Updated: 7 min ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, but the five people aboard both aircraft survived, authorities said. The Coast Guard says the separate incidents Sunday involved a single-engine plane carrying a solo pilot about 250...

  • Documents: Quinn had marijuana recommendations, didn't act

    Updated: 8 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois. Gov. Pat Quinn received recommendations on which businesses should receive lucrative medical marijuana licenses but he did not act on them before leaving office this month, newly released documents show. Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration released the...

  • Gov. Martinez donates $10K to cancer group

    Updated: 8 min ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Gov. Susana Martinez is giving $10,000 to fund cancer research and awareness. Martinez took the opportunity to promote early cancer testing during an event Monday at the Capitol Rotunda for the American Cancer Society's Coaches vs. Cancer program dubbed Suits and...

  • Flu-related quarantine lifted at state prison in Concord

    Updated: 8 min ago

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire corrections officials have lifted a quarantine at the state prison in Concord that was due to the flu. Visits, classes and a parole board hearing were canceled as of Thursday after inmates in three housing units showed flu symptoms. The normal...

  • Colorado tightening reins on health insurance exchange

    Updated: 9 min ago

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado's health insurance exchange is facing more scrutiny from the Legislature. The state Senate gave initial approval Monday to two bill to increase oversight of the quasi-public exchange, called Connect For Health Colorado. One of the bills authorizes state...

  • Ireland unveils credit card-style passports for EU travel

    Updated: 9 min ago

    DUBLIN (AP) — Ireland is launching a new plastic passport for travel in Europe — and Irish citizens can provide their own selfies as the ID photo. The credit card-style passports make their debut in July and, according to Foreign Minister Charlie Flanagan, can be used to travel...

  • Review: Good price, limited functions with online Sling TV

    Updated: 9 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Satellite TV provider Dish Network made a splash this month when it unveiled an online alternative with fewer channels and a lower price tag than its regular service. The Sling TV option is aimed at people who have dropped their cable or satellite packages or never had...

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