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  • Student sues Ga. school district over strip search

    Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) – A Georgia middle school student claimed in a lawsuit Wednesday he was humiliated and traumatized when he was brought to a vice principal’s office and forced to strip in front of classmates who said he had marijuana. The student, then in the seventh-grade, said he still suffers from emotional distress […]
  • Chicago asked not to stifle wireless at summits

    Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) – Protesters will be flocking to Chicago for May’s G-8 and NATO summits armed with smartphones, video cameras and links to social media sites they’ll use for strategizing and sharing images of what’s happening _ right in front of a police force known for responding with tough tactics. Now a city […]
  • LA teacher’s aide charged with lewd acts

    COMPTON, Calif. (AP) – Los Angeles County prosecutors have charged a high school teacher’s aide with committing lewd acts on a child. The felony complaint filed Wednesday against 40-year-old Alain Salas alleges three counts of lewd acts and one count of contacting a minor for a sexual offense. He’s the fourth employee of the Los […]
  • Hawaiian monk seal sent to Waikiki to save species

    Associated Press HONOLULU (AP) – The Hawaiian monk seal, the most endangered marine mammal in the United States, has a long list of threats _ fishing nets, sharks and, particularly, humans. But for one group of seals, the biggest threat came from one of its own: a 400-pound brute named KE18 who killed two other […]
  • US cites concern that Iran, Russia arming Syria

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A State Department official says Iran and Russia are providing weapons to Syria that could be used against anti-government protesters. Thomas A. Countryman, the department’s assistant secretary for international security and nonproliferation, told reporters Wednesday that Iranian weapon shipments are a matter of deep concern for the Obama administration. Countryman declined to […]
  • Napolitano says bio, agro-defense facility needed

    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano says a national biological and agricultural defense laboratory in the U.S. remains necessary despite the Obama administration’s decision not to include construction funding in its budget request. Napolitano says President Barack Obama’s budget request for the next fiscal year includes $8 million for research in […]
  • Fact sheet: 2012 Corvette

    (AP) – 2012 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Coupe Centennial Edition BASE PRICE: $61,995 for base Grand Sport 3LT coupe; $62,595 for base 3LT convertible; $75,600 for base Z06 coupe. PRICE AS TESTED: $101,835. TYPE: Front-engine, rear-wheel-drive, two-passenger coupe. ENGINE: 7-liter, overhead valve V-8. MILEAGE: 15 mpg (city), 24 mpg (highway). TOP SPEED: 198 mph. LENGTH: 175.6 […]
  • Corvette celebrates Chevy’s 100th

    For The Associated Press (AP) – The Corvette wasn’t around 100 years ago when Chevrolet was born. But for 2012, the iconic two-seater gets a Chevrolet Centennial Special Edition package that founder and racing pioneer Louis Chevrolet could have loved. The Centennial package of suspension control, special graphics, badging and interior comes on Corvettes in […]
  • NJ dentist investigated after 2nd kid dies in care

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey officials are investigating a dentist after a 3-year-old boy died in his care while restrained and under local anesthetic for a routine cavity-filling procedure. The dentist was still on probation after the death of a 6-year-old girl in 2004. Dr. Patrick Bamgboye, 64, is cooperating with authorities, an attorney […]
  • Ohio justice rejects death penalty law he wrote

    AP Legal Affairs Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – As a young state senator 30 years ago, Paul Pfeifer helped write Ohio’s death penalty law. Today, as the senior member of the state Supreme Court, he’s trying to eliminate it. It’s not uncommon for sitting judges to change their mind on the death penalty _ U.S. […]
  • Dempsey says status quo still possible on nukes

    WASHINGTON (AP) – The nation’s top military leader says discussions about sharp new cuts in the U.S. nuclear force are preliminary and maintaining the status quo is still an option. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, in testimony before the House Armed Services Committee, was pressed Wednesday about The Associated Press report that the administration is weighing […]
  • Metro settles most death suits from DC train crash

    Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – The transit agency responsible for the Washington-area Metro train system has settled seven of nine lawsuits by families of people killed in a 2009 train crash that was the deadliest accident in the network’s history. Metro and three other companies that provided equipment involved in the crash have also told […]
  • Valentine’s Day couples tour Brooklyn sewage plant

    Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) – All across America, men gave their sweethearts flowers and chocolates for Valentine’s Day. Michael Jennings gave his girlfriend something more memorable, if less fragrant: a tour of a Brooklyn sewage plant. Love was not the only thing in the air Tuesday as about 100 people ventured out to the […]
  • Police ID man arrested in nail salon shooting

    VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) – Police in the Northern California city of Vallejo say the gunman who opened fire at a nail salon, wounding a toddler and four adults, was targeting a 27-year-old woman getting her nails done. Authorities still don’t have a motive for Monday’s evening shooting that spilled out onto the street. Police say […]
  • First Lady to visit Pentagon

    WASHINGTON (AP) – First lady Michelle Obama is planning a visit to the Pentagon to promote more help for military spouses who often suffer higher unemployment than others because they move so much. Mrs. Obama will join Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and other officials later Wednesday in talking about a new report that shows military […]