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Aaron Hernandez associate accused of lying to feds

BOSTON (AP) ? An associate of former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has appeared in federal court in Orlando, Fla., on charges in a gun trafficking investigation related to Hernandez's Massachusetts murder case.

Oscar Hernandez Jr. was indicted Wednesday by a grand jury in Boston on charges of ...

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) ? Ukrainian unity was on display Thursday night as peaceful demonstrations were held in at least four eastern cities condemning Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs.

At the Donetsk rally, which drew a few thousand people, the crowd listened to speeches condemning Russia and resisting the ...

Michelle Obama: High school diploma is not enough

WASHINGTON (AP) ? First lady Michelle Obama says a high school education is not enough in today's global economy.

Mrs. Obama tells a group of students that young people must go to college or get some type of professional training.

The first lady toured Howard University on Thursday with high ...

87th Annual Academy Awards date set for Feb. 22

LOS ANGELES (AP) ? The 87th annual Academy Awards will air live beginning at 8:30 p.m. EST from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles on ABC on Sunday, Feb. 22.

The date, announced on Thursday by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, marks the academy's return ...

Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

CHICAGO (AP) ? Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region, overseeing the AP's ...

3 more Washington mudslide victims identified

OSO, Wash. (AP) ? Authorities have identified three more bodies pulled from the debris of the mudslide that swept through the Washington town of Oso last month.

All 39 victims recovered have been identified, the Snohomish County medical examiner's office said Thursday, and four names remain on the list of ...

Calif. jury reaches verdict in Iraqi woman's death

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? A California jury has reached a verdict in the trial of an Iraqi immigrant charged with beating his wife to death ? a killing that police at first suspected was a hate crime.

The San Diego County Superior Court said Thursday that the verdict would be read ...

Affidavit: Smuggler threats follow Puig from Cuba

MIAMI (AP) ? Court documents in Miami say the smugglers who helped Los Angeles Dodgers star Yasiel Puig (yah-SEEL' pweeg) leave Cuba on a speedboat have made death threats against him and against a Cuban boxer who says he defected with Puig.

The boxer describes in an affidavit a dangerous odyssey ...

Tom Berman named deputy for AP's Central Region

CHICAGO (AP) ? Tom Berman, a veteran editor and leader at The Associated Press who has directed coverage of stories ranging from air disasters, terror attacks and the ongoing unrest in Ukraine, has been named the cooperative's new deputy editor for the U.S. Central Region, overseeing the AP's ...

Prosecutors win appeal in 1989 son killing case

PHOENIX (AP) ? A retired detective will be forced to testify at the retrial of an Arizona mother charged with having her son killed in 1989 after he asserted his right against self-incrimination and refused take the stand again, the state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.

"As citizens, each of us ...

San Diego Roman Catholic bishop suffers stroke

SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Church officials say the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego is being treated at a hospital after suffering a stroke.

A church statement says Bishop Cirilo Flores was stricken Wednesday while in his office at the Diocesan Pastoral Center.

Monsignor Steven F. Callahan said ...

Police: Student ate more pot than recommended

DENVER (AP) ? A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death from a Denver hotel balcony ate more than the recommended serving of a marijuana cookie, police reports show.

Levy Thamba Pongi, 19, consumed a little more than one cookie after his friend legally purchased four of the pot edibles ...

US stock market mostly higher as earnings pour in

Stocks edged mostly higher Thursday afternoon after spending much of the morning shifting between small gains and losses. Investors waded through a mixed crop of U.S. company earnings that drove up shares for Morgan Stanley and General Electric even as Google, IBM and UnitedHealth declined.

KEEPING SCORE: The Standard ...

Beau Biden plans 2016 run for governor in Delaware

DOVER, Del. (AP) ? Vice President Joe Biden's eldest son, Beau Biden, said Thursday that he has decided not to seek re-election as Delaware attorney general this year and instead plans to run for governor in 2016.

"Over the past few months, as I've been planning to run for ...

Lost radio program featuring Hank Williams found

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) ? Previously unreleased recordings of country music legend Hank Williams performing songs on a 1950 radio show will be released next month for download and on vinyl.

"The Garden Spot Programs, 1950" features 24 songs and jingles from a taped show that aired on early country radio stations ...

AP Top U.S. News At 8:10 p.m. EDT

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings Police: Student ate more pot than recommended 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's ...

AP Top U.S. News At 8:04 p.m. EDT

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings Police: Student ate more pot than recommended 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's ...

AP Top U.S. News At 8:07 p.m. EDT

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Police: Suspect in custody in KC highway shootings Police: Student ate more pot than recommended 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's ...

AP Top U.S. News At 8 p.m. EDT

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Police: Student ate more pot than recommended 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage ...

AP Top U.S. News At 7:40 p.m. EDT

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet Dirty creek, old purse solve four-decade mystery Police: Student ate more pot than recommended 911 calls capture chaos after truck-on-bus crash Jury convicts husband in Iraqi woman's death Judge asks pointed questions in gay marriage ...
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