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American Airlines resolves computer troubles in Philadelphia |Feb 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) American Airlines says its computers are again working at Philadelphia International Airport and the airline has also lifted a ground stop that kept its flights from heading to the city for hours.American spokeswoman Katie...

Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30 |Feb 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D'Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record of...

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed |Feb 22, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."Doctors' groups oppose the bills because of flawed science and...

Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate |Feb 22, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) So much for sharing the good news about a newborn calf named Pitcher Diego.A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of the Scottish Highland calf is coming under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to...

FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies |Feb 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The so-called abortion pill now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors' offices should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group of doctors and public health experts urging...

Man held after gunshot in Vegas fight rapper, hip hop group |Feb 22, 2017

LAS VEGAS (AP) A Florida man is facing felony charges after police say a shot was fired during a fight between the three-member hip hop music group Migos and rapper Sean Kingston outside a Las Vegas Strip conference venue.Police Officer Danny...

Detroit suburb agrees to settle lawsuits over planned mosque |Feb 22, 2017

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) A Detroit suburb that denied a religious organization's proposal for a mosque in a residential neighborhood has agreed to settle two federal lawsuits that alleged discrimination.The Sterling Heights City Council...

Florida may make it easier to sue doctors over abortions |Feb 22, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Women who have had abortions could sue doctors under a bill now moving through the Florida House.A House panel narrowly approved a bill Wednesday that would allow women to sue physicians for physical or emotional injuries...

Penalty for lobbyist but not LA politicians after $50K party |Feb 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Ethics Commission fined a lobbyist more than $11,000 for inviting city officials to a birthday party with free food, drinks and entertainment saying he violated rules that restrict gifts from registered...

NY lawmakers: Cuomo is moving to cut funds to fight cancer |Feb 22, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to cut $25 million from 39 public health programs that fight cancer, diabetes and other conditions.The Democrat's administration says it will be up to state health officials to decide where to...

Avalanche buries mountain highway between Reno, Lake Tahoe |Feb 22, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) Another winter storm dumped record-breaking rain on Reno and pummeled the Sierra Nevada with 3 feet of snow on Tuesday, triggering an avalanche that buried a major highway near Lake Tahoe.Up to another foot of snow was possible...

Kentucky ark attraction adding biblical truth exhibit |Feb 22, 2017

WILLIAMSTOWN, Ky. (AP) Kentucky's massive biblical attraction the Ark Encounter is opening a new exhibit that promotes the message of the Bible.The 510-foot wooden ark modeled after the biblical story of Noah opened in July. Since then, it has...

US charges 10 in steroid ring linked to Miami gym operator |Feb 22, 2017

MIAMI (AP) Ten people have been charged with operating a $10 million steroid distribution ring allegedly run by a Miami man who co-owns a popular bodybuilding gym.Federal prosecutors in Brooklyn, New York, announced steroid distribution and...

Barnes tackles urban experience with 'Person of the Crowd' |Feb 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia is taking art to the streets and bringing the streets into the museum as part of a major new exhibition that looks at engaging with public space and the urban experience."Person of the...

Giant cross at former Holy Land theme park is vandalized |Feb 21, 2017

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) Vandals have defaced a giant cross overlooking a Connecticut city from the site of the former Holy Land theme park.Several green pentagrams and a large letter T were spray-painted near the bottom of the 52-foot-tall cross...

American unveils prices, routes for new cheapest fare |Feb 21, 2017

DALLAS (AP) American Airlines has begun selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as it battles discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.American announced Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights starting March 1 on...

FBI assessing threat against Muslims made during meeting |Feb 21, 2017

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) The FBI says it's looking into reports of death threats made against Muslims during a meeting of conservative activists in North Carolina.Local news outlets report Monday the Council on American-Islamic Relations asked...

Judge orders government to identify Jan. 28-29 travelers |Feb 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The government must release to civil rights lawyers the names of approved refugees, valid visa holders and other legal travelers subjected to Republican President Donald Trump's travel ban in the day after a judge first ruled...

Skiers briefly stranded on lift after outage at resort |Feb 21, 2017

WRIGHTWOOD, Calif. (AP) About three dozen skiers and snowboarders were stuck on a chairlift for more than an hour during a power outage at Southern California's Mountain High resort.The San Bernardino County Fire Department says several riders...

The Latest: 2nd day in a row of record rainfall in Reno |Feb 21, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) The Latest on heavy snow and rain in northern Nevada (all times local):5:45 p.m.The latest winter storm in the Sierra has dropped record rainfall on Reno for the second day in a row.The "Biggest Little City in the World" has...

Avalanche buries mountain highway between Reno, Lake Tahoe |Feb 21, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) Another winter storm pummeled the Sierra Nevada with 3 feet of snow on Tuesday, triggering an avalanche that buried a major highway near Lake Tahoe and dumping record-breaking rain on Reno for the second consecutive day.Up to...

Appeals court upholds water release intended to help salmon |Feb 21, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court has upheld a decision by federal officials to release water from a Northern California dam to prevent a possible salmon die-off.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday the U.S. Bureau of...

Q&A: Becoming a US citizen _ who can do it, and how? |Feb 21, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Immigrant advocates say they've seen a huge spike in calls and questions about how people can become U.S. citizens since President Trump's executive orders on immigration and travel.Many of these immigrants have lived in the...

Markets Right Now: US indexes gain, remain at record highs |Feb 21, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):11:45 a.m.Stocks are trading at record highs on Wall Street as the market resumed its climb after a holiday break.Energy companies rose in midday trading Tuesday...

McAuliffe vetoes bill cutting abortion clinics' funding |Feb 21, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have restricted funding for Planned Parenthood clinics.The Democrat vetoed the measure Tuesday during an event outside the executive mansion. He vetoed the same...

3rd person sentenced in scalding of cat in Mississippi |Feb 21, 2017

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) A third person in Mississippi been sentenced to jail for the scalding of a caged cat in a video that was posted online.Police say the cat died after being doused with boiling water in December.News organizations report a...

Testosterone gel shows no benefit for older men's memories |Feb 21, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) Testosterone treatment did not improve older men's memory or mental function in the latest results from landmark government research that challenges the anti-aging claims of popular supplements.While testosterone use for one year...

Deal reached over unfinished development tied to Trump aide |Feb 21, 2017

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) The remaining condo owner in a failed New Jersey waterfront development has reached an undisclosed settlement with a New York-based real estate company tied to Republican President Donald Trump's son-in-law.NJ.com...

United, American begin selling cheaper economy-class fare |Feb 21, 2017

DALLAS (AP) American and United have started selling cheaper "basic economy" fares as they battle discount airlines for the most budget-conscious travelers.American announced early Tuesday that it began selling the new fares for flights...

Judge blocks Texas cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood |Feb 21, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015 that launched Republican efforts across the U.S. to defund...

'Abortion reversal' bill clears Indiana panel for 2nd time |Feb 21, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana House panel on Tuesday approved an amended version of a measure that would require abortion providers to give women considering drug-induced abortions information on stopping the procedure midway through even...

Woman rescued after car goes down steep hill, snags in tree |Feb 21, 2017

MANCHESTER, Ky. (AP) Rescuers used ropes and a pulley to haul a woman to safety after her car went down a steep hill and snagged in a tree just above a Kentucky creek.It happened Sunday afternoon in Clay County at a spot called Cotton Bend....

Interracial couple fined for not removing graffiti slur |Feb 20, 2017

STAMFORD, Conn. (AP) An interracial Connecticut couple whose home was vandalized by a racial slur has been fined for failing to cover it up.The Stamford Advocate reports (http://bit.ly/2lAiTvP ) the slur was spray-painted over Martin Luther...

Duck boats face increasing calls for improvements, bans |Feb 20, 2017

BOSTON (AP) With their festive, party-like ambiance and ability to travel on land and in water, duck boats have long been tourist attractions for sightseers around the U.S. But a string of deadly accidents has left the industry reeling, forced...

Texas neurosurgeon sentenced to life for maiming patients |Feb 20, 2017

DALLAS (AP) Jurors sentenced a former Dallas neurosurgeon to life in prison on Monday for maiming patients who had turned to him for surgery to resolve debilitating injuries.The decision came almost a week after the Dallas County jury convicted...

Indiana GOP sends 'abortion reversal' bill back to committee |Feb 20, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) An Indiana House panel will take another look at a measure it narrowly approved last week concerning a scientifically disputed process known as abortion reversal, a rare legislative step that Democrats say reflects widespread...

Scallops scuffle pitting small boats against big |Feb 20, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) A disagreement over the right to fish for scallops off New England is pitting small boats against big ones in one of the most lucrative fisheries in the U.S.The federal government maintains different rules for the small-...

Liz Weston: How to put more in working-class pockets |Feb 20, 2017

The American working class lost a shocking amount of wealth in recent decades as wages stagnated. Despite campaign promises, making up that lost ground will be no easy feat.Creating more well-paying jobs would help, but that could take years. Tax...

APNewsBreak: Utah's anesthesia abortion law unenforced |Feb 20, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Last year, Utah enacted a first-in-the-nation law requiring that fetuses receive anesthesia or painkillers before elective abortions starting at 20 weeks gestation. Nine months later, the only licensed clinic providing those...

Single mom dresses the part at 'Dads and Donuts' event |Feb 20, 2017

ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) A single mom is generating attention online after she donned a mustache, dressed up like a dad for a school breakfast event and posed for photos with her son.KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2lzXYZY) Whitney Kittrell wore the...

Refugee populations drawing doctors to rural Kansas |Feb 20, 2017

GARDEN CITY, Kan. (AP) Dr. Scarlett Gard's passion for humanitarian work took her to India and Bangladesh. After finishing her medical training, she set off for a place she knew had a diverse population in need of doctors: western Kansas.Gard...

Law officers' cross-country trek, on overtime, prompts probe |Feb 20, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Thousands of dollars in overtime was paid to Louisiana State Police officials to drive across the country and stay at a Las Vegas resort and casino and the Grand Canyon on their way to a law enforcement conference in...

Fox News host Brenda Buttner dies at age 55 |Feb 20, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Brenda Buttner, host of Fox News Channel's "Bulls and Bears" has died after a battle with cancer. She was 55.Buttner served as CNBC's Washington correspondent and hosted the network's "The Money Club" before joining Fox News in...

Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo gets lifesaving IV |Feb 20, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) The Cincinnati Zoo says its premature baby hippo is recovering from dehydration with the help of staff from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.The zoo said Monday that the 4-week-old female hippo, named Fiona, had...

Correction: Suicidal Teens-Marriage Laws story |Feb 20, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) In a story Feb. 20 about same-sex marriage laws and teen suicides, The Associated Press, relying on figures published in a JAMA Pediatrics study, reported erroneously the number of surveyed students who said they were gay, lesbian...

APNewsBreak: New York pays $3M to family of molested boy |Feb 20, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) New York is paying $3 million to the family of a developmentally disabled boy repeatedly molested by a staffer at a state-managed group home.The case highlighted systemic problems in the care of the disabled, including a lack...

Americans on Presidents Day: Admiration, fear mark holiday |Feb 19, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) The United States on Monday marks Presidents Day, a holiday that's taking on a new meaning for some Americans this year as President Donald Trump to the dismay of some and delight of others upends traditional notions...

Toughening penalties if pets are harmed during crimes |Feb 19, 2017

FLORIDA, N.Y. (AP) When Denise Krohn came home to find her goldendoodle Kirby bleeding on the kitchen floor, she at first thought it was a terrible accident. But she soon realized that her home had been ransacked, and that her other dog,...

Penn State students raise $10 million-plus in dance marathon |Feb 19, 2017

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Hundreds of hardy Penn State students raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as Thon.The $10,045,478.44 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the...

Telephone owned by Adolf Hitler sells for $243,000 |Feb 19, 2017

CHESAPEAKE CITY, Md. (AP) A telephone owned by Adolf Hitler has sold at auction for $243,000.Andreas Kornfeld of Alexander Historical Auctions says the phone sold Sunday afternoon to a person who bid by phone. The auction house does not...