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Georgia governor defies party politics with pair of vetoes

May 4, 2016

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican governor — breaking ranks with the state's GOP-dominated Legislature — has recently wielded his veto in unexpected ways in this deeply red state.

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Aeropostale, one-time mall king, seeks bankruptcy protection

May 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Aeropostale, once the vibrant epicenter of the U.S. mall scene, is seeking Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and closing 20 percent of its stores in North America. more »»

Detroit teachers ending 2-day sick-out, fighting legislation

May 4, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Detroit schools reopened Wednesday after teachers who had called out sick for two days received assurances from the financially struggling district that they would continue to be... more »»

Report: Prince tried to meet with doctor before death

May 4, 2016

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prince had arranged to meet a California doctor to try to kick an addiction to painkillers shortly before his death, according to a newspaper report published Wednesday. more »»

Navy SEAL killed in Iraq was close to disgraced grandfather

May 4, 2016

PHOENIX (AP) — He was a former Phoenix high school star distance runner who was the grandson of an Arizona financier involved in the 1980s savings and loan scandal. more »»

Government report: Crime dropped overall in nation's schools

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. more »»

Stones, Dylan, McCartney play Coachella site in October

May 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It could be Woodstock 47 years later, only the drug of choice might be antacid — a weekend concert event featuring some of the greatest musical acts of the 1960s. more »»

Critics question mine exploration near Alaska eagle preserve

May 4, 2016

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — In early winter, after most tourists have fled Alaska, another kind of visitor flies in: bald eagles, up to 4,000 of them. more »»

Governor, lawmakers react to ex-Assembly speaker's sentence

May 4, 2016

NEW YORK (AP) — Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's 12-year prison sentence in a $5 million corruption case sends a message that officials who abuse the public's trust will be held... more »»

Boy: Sister, stranger went into hills; she never came back

May 4, 2016

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — When the stranger approached Ian and Ashlynne Mike at the school bus stop, the boy was wary. more »»

Government reports drop in overall crime in nation's schools

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest government snapshot of school crime paints a picture of safer schools with declines in violent crime, bullying and harassment because of sexual orientation. more »»

The Latest: Cousin says girl was kind, loved to play music

May 4, 2016

SHIPROCK, N.M. (AP) — The Latest on the kidnapping and killing of an 11-year-old girl from the Navajo Nation (all times local):

8:13 p.m. more »»

Exit poll: Indiana GOP voters pick Trump, but party divided

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump called for GOP unity after his Indiana primary victory Tuesday night, but exit polls suggest he's facing a significant intraparty rift. more »»

Detroit teachers to return to classroom after 2-day sick-out

May 4, 2016

DETROIT (AP) — Teachers who closed Detroit schools for two days by calling out sick announced Tuesday that they would return to the classroom after receiving assurance from the district's manager... more »»

Exit poll: Men fuel Trump, Sanders Indiana primary victories

May 4, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump can thank male voters for running up the score in his big victory in the Indiana Republican primary. more »»

San Francisco officials save backyard pine tree from the ax

May 4, 2016

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A spindly pine tree standing all alone in a tiny backyard became an official landmark Tuesday in San Francisco, a city that boasts such picturesque sights as the Golden Gate... more »»

'Mystery man' defense in 'Grim Sleeper' case gets DA's scorn

May 4, 2016

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Closing arguments in the trial of the man charged in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings lurched from a whodunit crime thriller Tuesday to science fiction as attorneys sparred... more »»

 
 
 

 

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