The time change: Move clocks ahead 1 hour
2014-03-08 09:01:00 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend.
Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. ...
Boy, 8, dies after East Price Hill shooting
2014-03-02 07:41:38 UTC
EAST PRICE HILL — An 8-year-old boy died Saturday after he was fatally shot by his brother in an apparent accident, according to Cincinnati Police Department officials.
The child, Sammy Lorenzo, and his two brothers were visiting an uncle in th...
AP Exclusive: Phone system failed in LAX shooting
2014-02-27 07:47:18 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles International Airport police dispatcher who received a call seconds after a gunman opened fire last year didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system d...
Michael Taylor has been executed by Missouri shortly after midnight
2014-02-26 09:51:02 UTC
Missouri has gone ahead with executing a death-row prisoner using a drug from an unspecified source. The lethal injection of pentobarbital used to kill Michael Taylor, 47, who raped and murdered a teenage girl in 1989, was presumed to have been bo...
Probe begins into carbon monoxide leak at NY mall
2014-02-23 09:41:48 UTC
HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Officials investigating a carbon monoxide leak at a New York mall are concentrating on the heating system of a restaurant following the death of the eatery's 55-year-old manager and more than two dozen others being ...
Tribal objects shown reverence on trip home to US
2014-02-20 08:56:21 UTC
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two dozen ceremonial items bought last year at auction in France are set to return to Arizona in a way that pays reverence to the beliefs of American Indian tribes.
The masks and hoods invoke the ancestral spirits of the...
Fla. detective: 9 bullet holes in loud music SUV
2014-02-09 07:02:59 UTC
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine bullet holes were found in an SUV after an argument over loud music at a Florida convenience store that left a teen dead, an investigator testified Saturday at the trial of the man charged with opening fire.
Tenn girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda
2014-02-07 09:33:24 UTC
SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said.
Martin Luther King's children battling over estate
2014-02-07 09:30:38 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried...
Woman executed in Texas for 1998 torture killing
2014-02-06 06:16:58 UTC
HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare execution of a female prisoner.
The lethal injection of Suz...
Cabin fever sets in amid relentless cold, snow
2014-02-04 12:59:31 UTC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — T.J. Rutherford loves to golf, even in the winter. Just not this winter.
With single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills becoming the norm from the Midwest to the East Coast, often combined with snow or ice, the 59-year...
Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured
2014-02-04 03:03:39 UTC
IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said.
Officials were s...
Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys
2014-02-03 07:16:38 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say.
Reasons for the differences are un...
5 things to know from Friday's Super Bowl scene
2014-02-01 10:09:19 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Carroll and John Fox smiled as they stood and posed next to the Lombardi Trophy.
By Sunday night, one of the Super Bowl coaches will be holding it up in victory.
The other will be left thinking about next season.
A look at Amanda Knox's Italian trials
2014-01-31 19:30:22 UTC
FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — The three trials of Amanda Knox and her Italian ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito have reached conflicting conclusions and left outsiders puzzled by the intricacies of the Italian justice system. Here is a look at the legal pa...
Gunman's doctor before rampage: 'No problem there'
2014-01-31 09:06:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The gunman who killed 12 people in last year's rampage at Washington's Navy Yard lied so convincingly to Veterans Affairs doctors before the shootings that they concluded he had no mental health issues despite serious problems an...
Swimmer's death casts light on campus sex assaults
2014-01-29 10:30:43 UTC
ST. LOUIS (AP) — The case of a former University of Missouri swimmer claimed she was raped in an episode that her parents say led to her suicide underscores the problems higher education institutions in the U.S. face in cracking down on sexual ass...
Folk singer, activist Pete Seeger dies in NY
2014-01-28 09:18:26 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Buoyed by his characteristically soaring spirit, the surging crowd around him and a pair of canes, Pete Seeger walked through the streets of Manhattan leading an Occupy Movement protest in 2011.
Though he would later admit the a...
Brain-dead Texas woman taken off life support
2014-01-27 19:40:20 UTC
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A very public battle over the fate of a brain-dead, pregnant Texas woman and her fetus has ended quietly and privately, as she has been taken off life support and her family prepares for her burial.
John Peter Smith Hos...
Hospital told to take pregnant woman off support
2014-01-25 08:28:21 UTC
FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — For two months, Erick Munoz has sat inside a North Texas hospital room with his wife's brain-dead body, with what would be their second child together growing inside her.
Now a judge has ruled that the hospital must fol...
Anti-shark devices popular on Maui after attacks
2014-01-24 07:10:20 UTC
KIHEI, Hawaii (AP) — A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaii island.
But it has spurred sales of devices th...
AP Exclusive: New regs sought for child car seats
2014-01-22 10:32:44 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Child car seats would for the first time have to protect children from death and injury in side-impact crashes under regulations the government is proposing, The Associated Press has learned.
The National Highway Traffic Safet...
Chicago priest sex abuse victims demand more files
2014-01-22 08:47:34 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Victims of childhood sexual abuse by priests vowed to keep pushing for more information on how allegations were handled by the Archdiocese of Chicago and other Catholic orders, and are encouraging other victims to come forward.
Snow swirls up East Coast, leaving a bitter trail
2014-01-22 08:43:55 UTC
BOSTON (AP) — Snow blowers whirred and shovels scraped across sidewalks as the Northeast tried to keep up with a winter storm that swirled up the coast, creating blizzard conditions on Cape Cod, disrupting government work in Washington and leaving...
Sex abuse files on 30 Chicago priests going public
2014-01-21 12:43:31 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Thousands of pages of documents showing how the Archdiocese of Chicago handled the sexual abuse of children by priests will be made public Tuesday, providing the broadest look yet into the details of what the church knew and did — o...