• Dems still miffed about Israeli leader's address to Congress

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is still peeved over Republicans' decision to ask the leader of Israel — an archenemy of Iran — to address Congress in March right in the middle of delicate negotiations with Tehran over its nuclear program. Asked Friday if...

  • Judge expresses doubt about constitutionality of no-fly list

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A federal judge expressed skepticism Friday about the constitutionality of the government's no-fly list, suggesting that those who find themselves on it ought to be allowed a meaningful opportunity to clear their names. The lawsuit challenging the no-fly list,...

  • Death penalty sought in Pennsylvania math teacher's killing

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania prosecutor says he'll seek the death penalty against a man accused of sexually assaulting and killing a sixth-grade math teacher during a burglary at her home. Lancaster County District Attorney Craig Stedman said Friday that 25-year-old Thomas...

  • Deadline nears for 'stateless' in Dominican Republic

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — An important deadline loomed Friday for tens of thousands of people in the Dominican Republic who were born in the country but are not considered citizens because they are the descendants of migrants, mostly from neighboring Haiti. The people...

  • Jordan awaits proof hostage is alive after swap deadline

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    TOKYO (AP) — The fates of a Japanese journalist and Jordanian military pilot were unknown Friday, a day after the latest purported deadline for a possible prisoner swap passed with no further word from the Islamic State group holding them captive. Jordan has said it will only release...

  • Kurd allies fighting IS in north Iraq hampered by rivalries

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SINJAR, Iraq (AP) — Kurdish forces in recent weeks have retaken parts of the strategic Iraqi town of Sinjar, whose Yazidi population was driven out in a humanitarian disaster last year that triggered U.S. intervention. But sniping among Kurdish factions makes the hold on the town seem...

  • Man charged in California family's deaths will be own lawyer

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A California man charged with killing a family of four whose bodies were found buried in the desert can represent himself in court, a judge ruled Friday. Charles "Chase" Merritt, 57, asked to act as his own lawyer in the hope of speeding up proceedings...

  • Prosecutor: Investigators eyed 4th Indy house blast suspect

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Investigators had been suspicious of the man charged this week with murder and arson in the deadly 2012 Indianapolis house explosion before a co-defendant implicated him, a prosecutor said Friday. Monserrate Shirley, whose home exploded in November 2012, provided...

  • Amnesty: Saudis postpone blogger's flogging for 3rd week

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia delayed the planned flogging of a blogger convicted of insulting Islam for a third straight week Friday in the face of growing international pressure against the punishment, according to rights group Amnesty International....

  • 26 victims or 27? Newtown panel considers role of Lanza mom

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut panel developing a report on the Newtown massacre debated Friday whether the victims counted in the dedication should include the shooter's mother, a woman who has been faulted for contributing to the tragedy by fostering her son's fascination with...

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