Newtown 911 dispatcher urged callers to take cover
2013-12-04 18:34:35 UTC
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Recordings of 911 calls from the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting that were released Wednesday show town dispatchers urged panicked callers to take cover, mobilized help and asked about the welfare of the children as gu...
U.S. students lag behind international peers
2013-12-03 23:56:55 UTC
<h3>In tests reading, math and science, U.S. 15-year-olds were outperformed by many of their counterparts in Asia and Europe - in some cases placing below the international average.</h3>
WASHINGTON (AP) — American students once again lag behind...
AP Exclusive: Judge says he broke ethics code
2013-12-03 23:44:49 UTC
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana judge under fire for commenting that a 14-year-old rape victim appeared "older than her chronological age" said Tuesday that he deserves to be censured but not removed from the bench for the remarks.
First lady Michelle Obama: “I'm not a big believer in Facebook for young people"
2013-12-02 19:44:56 UTC
First lady Michelle Obama doesn’t want her two young daughters to have a big presence on Facebook yet, she told ABC News’ Barbara Walters in an interview.
“I still am not a big believer in Facebook for young people…particularly for them, because ...
Rush Limbaugh: Pope is preaching 'pure Marxism'
2013-12-02 18:33:28 UTC
(CNN) – Pope Francis: Successor to St. Peter ... the people's pontiff ... Marxist?
That's what conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh suggests, calling the Pope's latest document "pure Marxism."
Limbaugh blasted the pontiff on Wedn...
Jesse Owens' Olympic medal up for auction
2013-12-02 08:42:56 UTC
LAGUNA NIGUEL, Calif. (AP) — Amid the jerseys and baseball bats held in a secure room at SCP Auctions, there's a piece of sports memorabilia that speaks to much more than athletic prowess: an Olympic medal won by track star Jesse Owens at the 1936...
NTSB: Train going too fast at curve before wreck
2013-12-03 04:36:51 UTC
YONKERS, N.Y. (AP) — A commuter train that derailed over the weekend, killing four passengers, was hurtling at 82 mph as it entered a 30 mph curve, a federal investigator said Monday. But whether the wreck was the result of human error or mechanic...
US: American fighters in Syria a security risk
2013-12-01 07:02:52 UTC
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Federal officials say Americans are joining the bloody civil war in Syria, raising the chances they could become radicalized by al-Qaida-linked militant groups and return to the U.S. as battle-hardened security risks.
Neo-Nazi seeking all-white town charged in North Dakota
2013-11-28 18:01:27 UTC
<h3>Craig Cobb bought up property in the town in hopes of taking over the town council</h3>Two neo-Nazis who want to turn a small North Dakota town into an all-white community were being held without bail Tuesday after allegedly threatening and in...
Don’t Deport Me Away From My Sons
2013-11-28 09:07:26 UTC
<h3>Petitioning Department of Homeland Security.
ICE: Don’t Deport Me Away From My Sons; Grant Me Prosecutorial Discretion</h3>Petition by
I am a wife, a mother of three boys, and long-standing member of my com...
Rain, snow hit East during the Thanksgiving rush
2013-11-28 07:01:45 UTC
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A wet and blustery storm along the East Coast made driving hazardous and tangled up hundreds of flights Wednesday but didn't cause the all-out gridlock many Thanksgiving travelers had feared.
Many travelers marveled at h...
Battle for holiday shoppers heats up
2013-11-28 06:58:02 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — This holiday shopping season, it's Amazon vs. everyone else.
The online giant has attracted customers from big store chains like Wal-Mart and Best Buy with low prices and convenient shipping. Now, stores are fighting to get cust...
Illinois gay couple to be first to marry
2013-11-28 05:49:23 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — In a short ceremony inside their Chicago apartment, two beaming brides made Illinois history Wednesday as they became the first gay couple to wed under the state's new law legalizing same-sex marriage.
The law approved last week ...
OJ Simpson loses bid for new trial in Las Vegas
2013-11-27 06:38:04 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — O.J. Simpson faces at least four more years in prison after a judge rejected his bid for a new trial in his Las Vegas armed robbery and kidnapping conviction.
"All grounds in the petition lack merit and, consequently, are denie...
Newtown gunman Adam Lanza had 'obsession' for Columbine
2013-11-25 21:17:58 UTC
<h3>The gunman who killed 26 people at a Connecticut school last December had "an obsession" with the 1999 Columbine massacre, an official report has found.</h3>
Police said there was evidence that Adam Lanza had planned the shooting, which too...
School superintendent charged in rape case inquiry
2013-11-25 19:04:12 UTC
STEUBENVILLE, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio school superintendent, two coaches and a principal were charged by a grand jury that investigated whether other laws were broken in the rape of a drunken 16-year-old girl by two football players, the state's attor...
Woman jumps from Oakland stadium deck
2013-11-25 19:00:00 UTC
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A woman who jumped from the third level of the Oakland Raiders' stadium survived after a man tried to catch her and broke her fall, authorities said.
The woman, who was not identified, was critically injured Sunday after ...
Thanksgiving-Hanukkah overlap spurs thanks, angst
2013-11-25 06:39:16 UTC
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (AP) — When life gives you Hanukkah on Thanksgiving, make a menurkey. Or a turkel.
That's what students at suburban Detroit's Hillel Day School are doing — creating paper-and-paint mashups of menorahs and turkeys, and th...
4 dead, 1 wounded in north Tulsa shooting
2013-11-25 06:23:50 UTC
TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Four people were killed and a fifth person was hospitalized after being shot in a Tulsa residence, police said Sunday.
The victims were shot by a lone gunman at close range Saturday night, police said. The Tulsa World report...
Inmates learn tech sector from Silicon Valley pros
2013-11-25 08:55:00 UTC
SAN QUENTIN, Calif. (AP) — The budding entrepreneurs wear blue sweat pants labeled "prisoner" and huge, flapping blue shirts. Their doors are triple locked, and lunch is a stale peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Complicating matters, participants ...
LAX returns to normal after chaotic night
2013-11-24 19:24:23 UTC
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Operations were back to normal at Los Angeles International Airport on Saturday following a car crash and false alarms that evacuated terminals, stalled dozens of flights and panicked passengers jittery after a recent shooting r...
12 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With ADHD
2013-11-23 08:03:43 UTC
<h3>Try these methods to help your child manage ADHD without taking meds.</h3>
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he or she is not alone. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that in ...
Remains in California are those of missing boys
2013-11-23 06:39:22 UTC
VICTORVILLE, Calif. (AP) — Bones found at a Southern California desert gravesite are those of two boys whose parents also were buried there, coroner's officials confirmed Friday.
The remains are those of 4-year-old Gianni McStay and his 3-year-...
Powerful storm system blasts US West; 5 killed
2013-11-23 21:50:27 UTC
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A powerful storm system marched toward New Mexico on Saturday with predictions of widespread snow, freezing temperatures and gusty winds after leaving parts of the Western U.S. soaked.
The fierce weather has led to at least fiv...
Evolution debate again engulfs Texas board
2013-11-22 09:23:29 UTC
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The long-simmering battle over teaching evolution in Texas boiled over at a late-night meeting, as the Board of Education extended preliminary approval of new science books for use in classrooms across the state but held up on...