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  • Utah officials release video of train hitting car

    WEST JORDAN, Utah (AP) – Utah public transit officials who released footage of a commuter train plowing into a car say they hope the footage teaches drivers and pedestrians to be safer around rails. A 29-year-old man was injured when his car careened through crossing arms and into the path of an oncoming TRAX train […]
  • Marksman charged in shooting behind Texas school

    Associated Press EDINBURG, Texas (AP) – A competitive marksman was charged Friday in a shooting last month in which two teens were severely wounded during basketball tryouts behind their South Texas middle school _ a shooting the local sheriff portrayed as unintentional but “very reckless.” Dustin Wesley Cook, who was shooting targets with a friend […]
  • Correction: Obit-Carey story

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) – In an obituary on entrepreneur William Polk Carey The Associated Press erroneously reported that his donations to Arizona State University helped found the business school. The university renamed its business school for Carey. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten […]
  • Correction: Injected with Heroin story

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – In a story Jan. 5 about a man charged with injecting two Alaska teens with heroin, The Associated Press, relying on information from the family, erroneously identified Sean Warner as a former Navy medic. He was a former Navy corpsman. (Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may […]
  • Summary of health care legal arguments

    (AP) – The Obama administration, a group of 26 states led by Florida and the National Federation of Independent Business filed Supreme Court briefs Friday on different aspects of the health care law that the court will consider in late March. A summary of their arguments: Obama administration: In a filing addressing the law’s core […]
  • Correction: Boeing-Wichita story

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) – In a story Jan. 4 about The Boeing Co.’s announcement that it is closing its plant in Wichita, Kan., The Associated Press reported erroneously that the closure will cost 2,160 workers their jobs. An unspecified number of those workers will be allowed to transfer to the company’s plants in other states. […]
  • Amid budget cuts, Calif. Gov. Brown still dreaming

    Associated Press SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) – While most other states are limiting expectations as they try to recover from the recession, Gov. Jerry Brown is dreaming of a bright future for his native California. Even as he prepares for another year of budget cuts, Brown is bucking national conventional wisdom by proposing spending on the […]
  • Riding lawn mower pioneer Pond dies at age 87

    Associated Press SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) – Cecil Pond, a pioneer of the riding lawn mower and founder of Wheel Horse Products, has died at age 87. Gary Pond of South Bend said his father died Dec. 30 in Palm City, Fla., about 10 days after suddenly falling ill and being hospitalized. Pond said it […]
  • No prison time for worker in Utah pesticide deaths

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – A federal judge has ordered no prison time for a former exterminator who pleaded guilty to the use of a pesticide that was linked to the 2010 deaths of two girls in Utah. U.S. District Judge Dee Benson said Friday that Coleman Nocks had shown true remorse and sentenced him […]
  • Investigators probe cause of Montana fires

    BROWNING, Mont. (AP) – A Blackfeet tribal spokesman says investigators believe a downed power line and a spark from a chimney caused the two wildfires that scorched 16,000 acres on the northwestern Montana reservation. The fires sprung up at about the same time Wednesday evening outside Browning. High wind gusts spread the flames, burning at […]
  • ‘Pond’ writer parodies politicians and protesters

    Associated Press CONCORD, N.H. (AP) – As candidates crisscross New Hampshire in their quest for votes, an Academy Award-winning writer thinks the time is ripe for “Political Suicide.” That is the title of four one-act plays Ernest Thompson _ who wrote “On Golden Pond”_ will stage beginning Sunday at Pitman’s Freight Room in Laconia. The […]
  • October trial date for deadly Hawaii dam breach

    LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) – A tentative trial date has been set for a retired car dealer from Hawaii charged in the deaths of seven people swept from their homes after a century-old earthen dam broke on his property upstream. Prosecutors and attorneys for James Pflueger have agreed to begin the trial Oct. 1. The Garden […]
  • 35 years for grandma who threw girl off walkway

    Associated Press FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) – A Virginia woman was sentenced Friday to 35 years for throwing her 2-year-old granddaughter off a sixth-level walkway at a busy shopping mall, a murder the judge called “almost beyond comprehension.” Carmela dela Rosa, 51, of Fairfax, Va., offered a tearful, barely audible apology to her family, saying: “I’m […]
  • 3 years for Md. man in nuclear-linked export case

    Associated Press BALTIMORE (AP) – A Maryland businessman was sentenced Friday to more than three years in prison for conspiring to export to Pakistan materials and equipment that can be used in nuclear reactors and defrauding the United States. Nadeem Akhtar, 46, of Silver Spring, Md., was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Baltimore. Akhtar, […]
  • Orthodox Christians celebrate Epiphany

    ISTANBUL (AP) – Orthodox Christian worshippers plunged into chilly waters across southern and eastern Europe on Friday to retrieve crucifixes in ceremonies commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ. Hundreds of members of Istanbul’s tiny Greek Orthodox community and tourists from neighboring Greece attended the Epiphany ceremony of the Blessing of the Waters. About 20 faithful […]