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Civil disobedience expected in fast-food pay fight

NEW YORK (AP) ? McDonald's, Wendy's and other fast-food restaurants are expected to be targeted with acts of civil disobedience that could lead to arrests Thursday as labor organizers escalate their campaign to unionize the industry's workers.

Kendall Fells, an organizing director for Fast Food Forward, said workers ...

Oklahoma Sooners defense in midseason form

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) ? Oklahoma said all summer it expected to field a better defense than the unit that led the Big 12 in total defense last year.

The Sooners are off to a good start. They shut down Louisiana Tech for much of a 48-16 win Saturday night. Oklahoma held ...

Inquiries begin into nude celebrity photo leaks

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online.

The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was responsible for posting ...

Oklahoma defense in midseason form

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) ? Oklahoma's defense was in midseason form in the opener against Louisiana Tech.

The Sooners shut down Louisiana Tech for much of a 48-16 win on Saturday night. Oklahoma held the Bulldogs to just 245 yards, including 54 yards rushing on 29 attempts.

Oklahoma's starters were ...

Family worries about detained missionary's health

SEATTLE (AP) ? The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain.

In a statement released Monday after Bae ...

NY police boss defends response in custody death

NEW YORK (AP) ? New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a man who was high on drugs.

Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical examiner's office says "physical restrain by police" was a factor ...

AP Top U.S. News At 5:25 p.m. EDT

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Big 12 teams play top foes unexpectedly close

There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams.

Then there were those games against the nation's top two teams ? and most recent national champions ? that weren't as lopsided as predicted.

"I don't think anyone really that's involved in the Big 12 finds that ...

Louisiana following judge's order on abortion law

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) ? The Louisiana health department says it will follow a federal judge's order and refrain from immediately penalizing doctors who are trying to comply with a new abortion law.

U.S. District Judge John deGravelles issued a temporary restraining order late Sunday, blocking enforcement of a ...

Buckeyes make mistakes but say they'll get better

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller.

He doesn't buy it.

After the fifth-ranked Buckeyes came back from a slow start to beat Navy ...

FBI says it's addressing nude celebrity photos

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The FBI says it is addressing allegations that nude photos of several female celebrities have been stolen and posted online.

A statement released by the agency Monday afternoon doesn't elaborate on what steps are being taken to determine how intimate images of Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence ...

AP Top U.S. News At 5:13 p.m. EDT

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years Official: 5 killed in plane crash north of Denver US judge blocks enforcement of new La abortion ...

AP Top U.S. News At 5:13 p.m. EDT

Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' 2016ers jockey even before congressional elections Will traffic deaths rise as states legalize pot? 5 things to know about driving on marijuana No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing Atlantic City's Revel starts closing after 2 years Official ...

NY police boss defends response in custody death

NEW YORK (AP) ? New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton says it appears officers behaved appropriately in the custody death of a drugged-out man.

Ronald Singleton's death was ruled a homicide Friday. The medical examiner's office says "physical restrain by police" was a factor, along with severe intoxication ...

Big 12 teams play top foes unexpectedly close

There were the expected season-opening blowout victories for Big 12 teams.

Then there were those games against the nation's top two teams ? and most recent national champions ? that weren't as lopsided as predicted.

"I don't think anyone really that's involved in the Big 12 finds that ...

The nation's weather

Weather Underground midday recap for Monday, September 01, 2014

A cold front extended from the southern Plains to the western Great Lakes on Monday, while high pressure stalled over the upper Intermountain West.

A cold front stretched across the southern Plains, the middle Mississippi Valley, the upper Midwest and the ...

AP Top News at 5:01 p.m. EDT

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks

MOSCOW (AP) ? Pro-Russian rebels softened their demand for full independence Monday, saying they would respect Ukraine's sovereignty in exchange for autonomy ? a shift that reflects Moscow's desire to strike a deal at a new round of peace talks. The insurgents' platform ...

AP Top News At 5 p.m. EDT

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Americans detained in North Korea call for US help Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests No ...

AP Top News At 5 p.m. EDT

Pro-Russian rebels lower demands in peace talks UN backs inquiry of IS group's alleged crimes Iraqi prime minister pledges to root out militants Surly 2014 electorate poised to 'keep the bums in' Americans detained in North Korea call for US help Pakistan's premier challenged by raging protests No ...

AP Top Headlines At 5 p.m. EDT

New round of Ukraine talks opens with rebels backing off from full independence UN rights council launches investigation into Islamic State group's alleged crimes Outgoing Iraqi prime minister pledges to turn country into 'big grave' for Sunni militants An election of contradictions: Sour electorate poised to 'keep the bums ...
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