• Ex-Boy Scout describes mental scars left by abuse at trial

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California man suing the Boy Scouts of America over sexual abuse suffered at the hands of a volunteer Scout leader was so scarred by the incident that he once threw up outside a Taco Bell when he saw someone who looked like the man, he testified in the...

  • Hundreds testify in Idaho Capitol for 'Add the Words' bill

    Published: Tue, Jan 27, 2015

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Bishop Brian Thom stood quietly in front of Idaho lawmakers, hastily collecting his thoughts on how to respond to the question he had just been handed in front of religious freedom supporters and hundreds of gay rights advocates. "Can you tell me where gay people...

  • Arab lawmakers shake up Israeli politics with historic union

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HAIFA, Israel (AP) — Israel's Arab political parties are banding together under one ticket for the first time ever ahead of national elections in March, hoping to boost turnout and help unseat Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The result is an awkward political marriage of...

  • Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — A former U.S. Army prosecutor who oversaw sexual assault cases has been found guilty on rape and other charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg, military officials said Monday. Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape, a charge...

  • Record number of exonerations driven by Texas drug cases

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HOUSTON (AP) — A new report says 125 people falsely convicted of crimes were exonerated last year in the U.S. The record number of exonerations was due in part to 33 cases in Texas in which individuals had their drug convictions dismissed after lab tests determined they never had...

  • Browner tells Pats to hit Sherman, Thomas where it hurts

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    Brandon Browner is telling his New England teammates not to hold back against Seattle's Richard Sherman and Earl Thomas. In an interview with ESPN, Browner talked about the toughness both Sherman and Thomas showed in the NFC championship game playing with injuries. Sherman suffered a...

  • 4 rockets launched into northern lights to study turbulence

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Four NASA soundings rockets were launched within a half hour into the northern lights in an effort to better understand and visualize turbulent air currents in the upper atmosphere. The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/NTxf0H) the rockets...

  • Obama wants more money to fight antibiotic-resistant germs

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama wants the U.S. to invest much more in fighting antibiotic-resistant germs to prevent re-emergence of diseases conquered long ago. The White House said Tuesday that Obama will ask Congress to nearly double its funding to fight antibiotic...

  • Boston JetBlue flight searched after threat; nothing found

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    BOSTON (AP) — A JetBlue Airways plane returned to the gate before takeoff on Monday after an unspecified threat, but nothing hazardous was found, state police said. Authorities have been investigating other hoax threats against airlines, five since Saturday. Passengers were taken off...

  • Border Protection lends a hand for Super Bowl security

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Black Hawk helicopters and truck-sized X-ray machines that are typically deployed along the U.S.-Mexico border have been brought to the Super Bowl venue to assist with the security effort. U.S. Customs and Border Protection showed off the technology Monday as it...

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