• Indiana lawmakers try to quiet firestorm surrounding new law

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gov. Mike Pence called off public appearances Monday and sports officials planned an "Indy Welcomes All" campaign ahead of this weekend's NCAA Final Four in Indianapolis as lawmakers scrambled to quiet the firestorm over a new law that has much of the country...

  • Saudi-led forces strike Yemen rebels, blockade ports

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Saudi-led naval forces imposed a blockade on Yemen's ports as coalition airstrikes on Monday repelled an advance on the southern port city of Aden by Shiite rebels and forces loyal to a former president, in what appeared to be the most intense day of fighting since...

  • Bookkeeper, armored driver accused of stealing brothel money

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — A brothel employee and an armored vehicle driver from Las Vegas face felony theft charges following their arrests in a months-long investigation of cash disappearing from a Nevada brothel, a sheriff said Monday. Bookkeeper Shiva Zamiri, 42, and Loomis Fargo & Co....

  • Judge weighs 'mental anguish' law opposed by cop-killer

    Updated: Mon, Mar 30, 2015

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal judge peppered lawyers with questions Monday about a Pennsylvania law designed to protect crime victims that is being challenged on free speech grounds, including by a convicted cop-killer. U.S. District Judge Christopher Conner said at the end of a...

  • Prosecutors probe Moldova ex-president's son for corruption

    Updated: 2 min ago

    BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have questioned the son of a former Moldovan president after they searched his home on suspicion of corruption-related charges. Prosecutors carried out a search of the home of Sergiu Lucinschi, a businessman who also has...

  • Mexican growers offer 15 pct in Baja farm strike

    Updated: 2 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Export-oriented commercial farms in Mexico's Baja California state say they have offered farm workers a 15-percent wage increase to end a two-week-old strike. But leaders of the farmworkers called the offer unacceptable, and said they want assured benefits, higher...

  • Plan to block ID of police after shootings faces deadline

    Updated: 18 min ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A bill that would require Arizona law enforcement agencies to temporarily keep secret the names of police officers who shoot suspects will become law or be rejected Monday. Gov. Doug Ducey faces an end-of-day deadline to act on the proposal that would delay...

  • Teen libertarian is face of Brazil's young free-market right

    Updated: 18 min ago

    SAO PAULO (AP) — Microphone in hand and standing atop the sound truck, the raspy-voiced protest leader jabbed his finger into the air shouting for the ouster of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, igniting wild cheers from the crowd below him. "What Lula and Dilma have done shouldn't...

  • List of people being honored as Carnegie Heroes

    Updated: 18 min ago

    Winners of Carnegie Hero medals to be formally announced Tuesday: — Kyle Christensen, 30, of Perry, Utah, who helped rescued a 50-year-old man from a burning home in Roy, Utah, in January 2014. — Patrick J. LaRose, 38, of Brooklyn, New York, who saved an 11-year-old boy from drowning...

  • Suspect in Ohio fireworks store blaze that killed 9 dies

    Updated: 18 min ago

    IRONTON, Ohio (AP) — A brain-damaged man accused of starting a 1996 fire at an Ohio fireworks store that killed nine people has died at a mental health facility. Todd Hall died March 7 in a behavioral health facility in Athens where he had been getting treatment for the last several...

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