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  • Student struggles to recount fatal truck-bus crash

    Friday, Apr 18, 1:18 am
    ORLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Most of the 911 calls from witnesses to last week's fiery truck-bus collision that killed 10 were matter of fact. Then there was the one from a passenger: With shrieks in the... Read more...
  • Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage case

    Friday, Apr 18, 1:18 am
    DENVER (AP) -- A judge in Colorado who will play a pivotal role deciding whether gays should be allowed to wed in the United States asked pointed questions Thursday about whether Oklahoma can legally... Read more...
  • World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Friday, Apr 18, 12:54 am
    Reaction to death of writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez:___"A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!" -- Colombia President Juan Manuel... Read more...
  • Court chaos: Iraqi man convicted in wife's murder

    Friday, Apr 18, 12:36 am
    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) -- What began as a hate crime investigation two years ago has led to the murder conviction of an Iraqi immigrant, whose wife was found badly beaten with a threatening note labeling... Read more...
  • Venture investments highest since 2001

    Friday, Apr 18, 12:24 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Funding for U.S. startup companies soared 57 percent in the first quarter to a level not seen since 2001, as venture capitalists piled more money into a growing number of deals, according... Read more...
  • Quotations in the News

    Friday, Apr 18, 12:06 am
    "Do you believe they're still alive? I know the chances aren't good. ... No one in his class has been rescued." -- Lee Mi-shim, a 48-year-old mother of a missing student, as 270 people are missing two... Read more...
  • Suspect arrested in Kansas City highway shootings

    Thursday, Apr 17, 10:48 pm
    GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) -- Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few weeks that have wounded three motorists and frightened... Read more...
  • Views differ of imam accused in terror case

    Thursday, Apr 17, 10:24 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- An Egyptian imam who led a London mosque more than a dozen years ago was portrayed in opening statements at his terrorism trial as an enthusiastic supporter of al-Qaida by a prosecutor... Read more...
  • Remembering an officer slain after bombs went off

    Thursday, Apr 17, 10:18 pm
    BOSTON (AP) -- Like many other youngsters, Sean Collier wanted to be a police officer. Unlike most, he brought that dream to life -- and then died doing it, becoming a central character in one of the... Read more...
  • Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion

    Thursday, Apr 17, 9:30 pm
    WEST, Texas (AP) -- Rev. Terry McElrath heard the deafening boom. The pastor spun around and saw a column of smoke billowing into the sky above his small Texas town. He immediately thought, "Somebody... Read more...
  • Works by Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez

    Thursday, Apr 17, 9:12 pm
    Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism.A partial list of his works:FICTION:--... Read more...
  • Today in History

    Thursday, Apr 17, 9:06 pm
    Today is Good Friday, April 18, the 108th day of 2014. There are 257 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On April 18, 1934, the first laundromat (called a "Washateria")... Read more...
  • US: Forfeiture deal over Iran assets sets record

    Thursday, Apr 17, 8:43 pm
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal judge has approved plans to sell a 36-story Manhattan office building and other properties owned by Iran nationwide in what will be the largest terrorism-related forfeiture... Read more...
  • Police: Man ate pot candy before shooting wife

    Thursday, Apr 17, 8:18 pm
    DENVER (AP) -- A Denver man accused of killing his wife while she was on the phone with a 911 dispatcher ate marijuana-infused candy before the attack, according to search warrants released Thursday.Denver... Read more...
  • Hawaii lawmakers agree to end police sex loophole

    Thursday, Apr 17, 8:06 pm
    HONOLULU (AP) -- Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.House and Senate members are still negotiating on the version... Read more...
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