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Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12


Rescuers were searching through piles of snow and ice on the slopes of Mount Everest on Saturday for four Sherpa guides who were buried by an avalanche that killed 12 other Nepalese guides in the deadliest disaster on the... More>>

Chinese relatives pray over lost Malaysian plane


A robotic submarine has finished its sixth trip to the bottom of the Indian Ocean in the hunt for wreckage from the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, six weeks after the aircraft mysteriously disappeared, the search... More>>

Captain of sunken S. Korean ferry, 2 crew arrested


The captain of the ferry that sank off South Korea, leaving more than 300 missing or dead, was arrested early Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need - three of whom were seen lifeless in the... More>>

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies


A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. More>>

Diplomacy doesn't move insurgents in Ukraine


Pro-Russian insurgents defiantly refused Friday to surrender their weapons or give up government buildings in eastern Ukraine, despite a diplomatic accord reached in Geneva and overtures from the government in Kiev. More>>

Magnitude-7.2 earthquake shakes Mexican capital


A powerful magnitude-7.2 earthquake shook central and southern Mexico on Friday, sending panicked people into the streets. Some walls cracked and fell, but there were no reports of major damage or casualties. More>>

Christians mark Good Friday in the Holy Land


Christians in the Holy Land have commemorated the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Good Friday prayers and processions through Jerusalem's Old City. More>>

Pakistan library named 'bin Laden' as memory fades


Most didn't notice the new library at this Islamic seminary for girls near Pakistan's capital, until locals saw the paper sign in Urdu posted on its wooden door: "Library of Osama bin Laden, the Martyr." More>>

10 Things to Know for Today


By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Transcript shows ferry captain delayed evacuation

Fresh questions arose about whether quicker action by the captain of a doomed ferry could have saved lives, even as rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of passengers still missing Friday and feared dead. More>>

Obama: 8 million signed up for health care


Eight million people have signed up for health care through new insurance exchanges and the proportion of younger applicants has increased, President Barack Obama said Thursday. The enrollments exceeded expectations and... More>>

Texas town honors 15 killed in year-ago explosion Video included

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 has died tonight." More>>

Sub scours ocean for missing Malaysian jet

A robotic submarine headed back down into the depths of the Indian Ocean on Friday to scour the seafloor for any trace of the missing Malaysian jet one month after the search began off Australia's west coast, as data... More>>

Teen urinates in Portland water supply, city drains reservoir of 38 million gallons


A Mount Tabor reservoir that holds Portland's drinking water has been taken offline after a teenager urinated in the reservoir.

Police: Student ate more pot than recommended


A Wyoming college student who jumped to his death at a Denver hotel had eaten more of a marijuana cookie than was recommended by a seller, police records show - a finding that comes amid increased concern about the... More>>

Ukrainian unity on display with peaceful rallies

Thousands gathered for peaceful demonstrations Thursday in at least four eastern cities to denounce Russia for its perceived meddling in Ukrainian affairs, a day after the most lethal clash so far killed three pro-Russian... More>>

Michaels confirms breach of as many as 2.6M cards


(AP) - Michaels Stores Inc. says Thursday that about 2.6 million cards used at its namesake stores may have been affected in a security breach but it has received "limited" reports of fraud. More>>

Nigerians search unsafe forest for abducted girls

Able-bodied men from the Nigerian town of Chibok have taken to the dangerous Sambisa Forest to search for more than 100 abducted girls and young women whom the military claimed to have freed from their Islamic extremist... More>>

Garcia Marquez, Nobel laureate, dies at 87


Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez crafted intoxicating fiction from the fatalism, fantasy, cruelty and heroics of the world that set his mind churning as a child growing up on Colombia's Caribbean coast. More>>

Obama hopeful on Ukraine, will watch Russians


President Barack Obama says he hopes Russia lives up to its agreement with Ukraine but adds that Russia's previous actions give him concern. More>>

Astronomers spot most Earth-like planet yet


Astronomers have discovered what they say is the most Earth-like planet yet detected - a distant, rocky world that's similar in size to our own and exists in the Goldilocks zone where it's not too hot and not too... More>>

Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids


By KATHY MATHESON Associated Press Three New Jersey teens frantically used their cellphones to call for help from a sinking van after their troubled mother drove them into a river, their father said... More>>

Diplomats agree on way to ease tensions in Ukraine


GENEVA -- Top diplomats from the United States, European Union, Russia and Ukraine reached agreement after marathon talks Thursday on immediate steps to ease the crisis in Ukraine. More>>

Schools tweak strategies for weather days


Future bouts of unpredictable weather could produce a hodgepodge of solutions for making up lost school days, similar to what happened this year. More>>

Trending: World's most haunted island up for auction

Poveglia. Image Wikimedia Commons Poveglia. Image Wikimedia Commons

A small "haunted" island off the coast of Italy near Venice will hit the auction block in May.

Ukraine: More stringent border checks for Russians

Ukraine is introducing stringent checks for Russian citizens who want to cross the border into Ukraine. More>>

New emails released in IRS scandal


An activist group has released new e-mails in the IRS targeting scandal. More>>

Former Yahoo executive received $58 million parting gift


Yahoo's former chief executive officer only worked for 15 months before earning a hefty severance. More>>

Let the games begin: It's NBA playoff time

Finally, the NBA playoffs are set. More>>

Fears rise for missing in SKorea ferry sinking Video included

Strong currents, rain and bad visibility hampered an increasingly anxious search Thursday for 287 passengers still missing a day after their ferry flipped onto its side and sank in cold waters off the southern coast of... More>>

uFly fires flight simulator who appeared on CNN

A Canadian flight simulator business fired an instructor who figured prominently in CNN's coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, saying he showed up late to his regular job and "shamed Canadians" by dressing... More>>

Study: Diabetic heart attacks and strokes falling

In the midst of the diabetes epidemic, a glimmer of good news: Heart attacks, strokes and other complications from the disease are plummeting. More>>

Pro-Russian gunmen make inroads in eastern Ukraine

The well-armed, Moscow-backed insurgency sowing chaos in eastern Ukraine scored a new victory Wednesday, seizing armored vehicles and weapons from underequipped government forces, then rolling through two cities to a... More>>

Cantor blasts Obama for immigration attack on GOP

House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration. More>>

US judge overturns 6-week abortion ban

A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a North Dakota law that bans abortions when a fetal heartbeat can be detected, which can be as early as six weeks into pregnancy and before many women know they're pregnant. More>>

NYC police rolling back some counterterror efforts

The move by New York City's new police commissioner to disband a unit that spied on the everyday activities of Muslims could be just the first step in a dismantling of some of the huge post-9/11 intelligence-gathering... More>>

Man charged with marathon hoax is held on bail

The man arrested near the Boston Marathon finish line carrying a backpack containing a rice cooker was sent to a state psychiatric facility for an evaluation Wednesday after an initial court appearance. More>>

Ford Mustang celebrates 50th anniversary Video included


The company originally hoped for annual sales of 100,000 cars in 1964, but on the first day alone people ordered 22,000. More>>

Pistorius defense tries to rebuild case

Oscar Pistorius' lawyers tried to roll back the prosecution's momentum at his murder trial Wednesday following the star athlete's shaky testimony, presenting a forensic expert who quickly found his own... More>>

Your Week in Music: So much new music, so little time


You'll find this week's biggest releases, an overview of the most shocking surprise performances at Coachella and a little acoustic bliss in this Your Week in Music. More>>

Dress codes: Where should schools set limits?

They're called leggings - popular fashion items that are tight-fitting pants to some, and glorified tights to others. More>>

Police say 5 dead in Calgary stabbings

The son of a Calgary police officer was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party that the law enforcement officials called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history. More>>

Sub makes 2nd dive to search for Malaysian plane Video included

As a robotic submarine dove into the ocean to look for lost Flight 370, angry Chinese relatives stormed out of a teleconference meeting Wednesday to protest the Malaysian government for not addressing them in person. More>>

Boston police safely blow up suspicious backpacks Video included


Survivors, first responders and relatives of those killed in the Boston Marathon bombing marked the anniversary Tuesday with tributes that combined sorrow over the loss of innocent victims with pride over the city's... More>>

New York police disband unit that spied on Muslims

A special New York Police Department unit that sparked controversy by tracking the daily lives of Muslims in an effort to detect terror threats has been disbanded, police officials said Tuesday. More>>

Police: GPS helped solve, didn't deter killings

GPS technology helped police link two convicted sex offenders to the rapes and killings of at least four women in California, but the mother of one victim said Tuesday that the monitoring system should have done more to... More>>

Kingsport court drops charge against 49ers Daniel Kilgore


The Kingsport General Sessions court dismissed a charge against San Francisco 49ers Daniel Kilgore. The public intoxication charge was filed in January against Kilgore back in January. More>>

Ukraine bares teeth against eastern uprising Video included

In the first Ukrainian military action against a pro-Russian uprising in the east, government forces repelled an attack Tuesday by about 30 gunmen at an airport, beginning what the president called an "anti-terrorist... More>>

AP NewsBreak: Iran cuts nuke weapons ability

The United Nations will release a report this week certifying that Iran's ability to make a nuclear bomb has been greatly reduced because it has diluted half of its material that can be turned most quickly into... More>>

Income taxes by the numbers: Last-minute filers hurry to beat deadline


The IRS says nearly 100 million tax returns have been filed so far and millions more are expected by April 15.

Child, 3, gets stuck inside claw crane machine Video included

A mother in Lincoln, Nebraska has quite a story to tell involving her 3-year-old boy. She couldn't find him inside their apartment and frantically called police.  More>>

Defense gets its turn in Pistorius murder trial

For five days, Oscar Pistorius endured a withering cross-examination at his murder trial from a prosecutor who pounced on apparent inconsistencies in his testimony. Yet, legal analysts said Tuesday, expert witnesses who... More>>

Ukrainian military convoy dispatched against pro-Russian militants Video included


Ukraine's ambassador says his government won't let what happened in Crimea happen in eastern Ukraine. Meanwhile, a Ukrainian National Guard battalion was sent to the Donetsk region Tuesday. More>>

Flight attendant's humor livens up plane safety speech


In a pre-flight safety monologue full of brutal honesty, sarcasm and a few things that could save their lives, one flight attendant actually got her passengers to listen. More>>

A total lunar eclipse in the early morning hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014 caused the moon to appear to turn a "blood red" color.  More>>

Two Brothers Re-Arrested in Pakistan for Cannibalism

Two brothers previously jailed for cannibalism have been arrested again after police discovered a child's severed head at their home. More>>

Gunmen abduct Jordanian ambassador in Libya

Masked gunmen abducted the Jordanian ambassador in the Libyan capital early Tuesday, officials said, the latest in a wave of abductions in the North African nation still plagued by lawlessness more than two years after the... More>>

T. rex gets new home in Smithsonian dinosaur hall

A Tyrannosaurus rex is joining the dinosaur fossil collection on the National Mall after a journey of more than 2,000 miles from Montana. More>>

Greenville florist creates McNugget boutonniere Video included


A KFC commercial is going viral, and a local florist is getting in on the action by making edible corsages and boutonnieres.

Death toll in Ebola outbreak rises to 121

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has been linked to the deaths of more than 120 people, according to the latest World Health Organization count. More>>

Region that shaped Tsarnaev more volatile Video included


The region where Boston bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev lived for six months in the year prior to the April 15, 2013, attack is a hotbed for terrorist activity plaguing southern Russia.  More>>

Police: Utah mom admitted to killing her 6 babies Video included

Megan Huntsman was clear about what she did with six of her newborn babies. More>>

Chief: Suspects wore GPS devices during killings

Two parolees raped and killed at least four women while wearing GPS trackers, and there may be more victims, a California police chief alleged Monday. More>>

Fires still besiege Chile port; 15 dead, 500 hurt

Helicopters and airplanes dumped water on wildfires and the smoldering wreckage of hilltop neighborhoods around Valparaiso for a third straight day Monday as sailors in riot gear stood ready to evacuate 700 more families... More>>

Ukraine struggles as east slips out of its control Video included

The fuel is local, but the matches are Russian. That in a nutshell is how the insurgency threatening the survival of Ukraine as a unified state is increasingly unfolding. More>>

Olympic great Michael Phelps ending retirement

By BETH HARRIS AP Sports Writer Michael Phelps is coming out of retirement, lured back into the pool by the fun of it and the possibility of swimming at a fifth Olympics in Rio in 2016. More>>

Police: School stabber apparently behind threats

Detectives believe a boy charged with stabbing 21 other students and a security guard at his Pittsburgh-area high school threatened two students by phone before the attack, according to a search warrant. Neither was one of... More>>

Manning's conviction, 35-year sentence upheld

By DAVID DISHNEAU Associated Press An Army general has upheld Private Chelsea Manning's conviction and 35-year prison sentence for giving reams of classified U.S. government information to the... More>>

Pistorius accused of staging outbursts at trial Video included

Oscar Pistorius came under intense pressure Monday at his murder trial from the chief prosecutor, who dismissed his account of how he killed girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp as a flimsy web of lies and accused the Olympian of... More>>

Report: Childcare costs exceed college tuition in 31 states


According to the advocacy group Childcare Aware of America, the cost of daycare exceeds in-state college tuition in 31 states. More>>

APNewsBreak: Russian jet passes near US warship

A Russian fighter jet made multiple, close-range passes near an American warship in the Black Sea for more than 90 minutes Saturday amid escalating tensions in the region, U.S. military officials said Monday. More>>

After attack, officials kill 4 bears in Florida

Encounters with bears will increase due to an end in their hibernation season. Encounters with bears will increase due to an end in their hibernation season.

Florida wildlife officials have killed four bears after an attack on a woman in a suburban subdivision. Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers say they shot one bear and euthanized three others Sunday night. More>>

Judge to Ohio: Recognize out-of-state gay marriage

CINCINNATI (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Ohio authorities to recognize the marriages of gay couples performed in other states.Judge Timothy Black's ruling on Monday criticized the state's "ongoing arbitrary discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation."He says the state's marriage recognition bans are unconstitutional and unenforceable.Black's order doesn't force Ohio to allow gay marriages to be performed in the state.The state plans to appeal Black's ruling, arguing that Ohio has ... More>>

Judge orders man to hold 'I am a bully' sign on street corner

An Ohio man was ordered to spend hours on a street corner Sunday with a sign declaring he's a bully and that he picks on disabled children. More>>

'Blood moon' to dazzle North America Tuesday


A total lunar eclipse will turn the moon orange Tuesday. More>>

MH370: 'Time to go underwater,' Australian official says Video included


The searchers have concluded that the batteries for the source of the pings have likely died, as no new pings have been detected since Tuesday. More>>

UN Security Council meets on Ukraine crisis

The U.N. Security Council met late Sunday in emergency session as violence escalated in eastern Ukraine, hours before a Monday morning deadline for pro-Russia protesters to lay down their arms or face Ukrainian troops. More>>

Kiev government to deploy troops in Ukraine's east

Turning to force to try to restore its authority in the vital industrial east, Ukraine's government announced Sunday it was sending in troops to try to quash an increasingly brazen pro-Russian insurgency, despite... More>>

Bubba Watson wins another green jacket at Augusta

One of golf's most exciting players squeezed most of the drama out of the Masters on Sunday. That's just fine with Bubba Watson. More>>

Cost of fighting warming 'modest,' says UN panel

The cost of keeping global warming in check is "relatively modest," but only if the world acts quickly to reverse the buildup of heat-trapping gases in the atmosphere, the head of the U.N.'s expert panel on climate... More>>

Medical Watch: Lasers Targeting Epilepsy


More than two million adults in the U.S. have epilepsy; 150,000 more will develop the condition each year. Usually, medication can control seizures but about 30 percent of patients do not respond. Now, patients have a new treatment option that uses lasers to stop the seizures. For eight years, 30-year-old Nicole Dehn couldn’t drive. In 2005—she had a seizure while driving and lost her license. “I was very, very depre... More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: Minivan vs. cement truck


The most stunning thing is not that a cement truck driver thought it was a good idea to run a red light, but just how well the minivan it crashed into held up. More>>

Democratic lawmaker: GOP base 'animated by racism'

An overhaul to the nation's broken immigration system remains stalled because "the Republican base does have elements that are animated by racism," the head of the House committee to elect Democratic lawmakers said... More>>

Pope poses for 'selfies' after Palm Sunday homily Video included

Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued to stray from the script by... More>>

Prize-winning Chihuahua puppy stolen in Britain

British police are appealing for help finding five stolen dogs, including a Chihuahua puppy that recently won a major prize at the prestigious Crufts competition. More>>

4.9-magnitude earthquake rattles central Idaho

A 4.9-magnitude earthquake shook central Idaho, flinging items off walls and scaring residents but otherwise producing no reported damage or injuries in the sparsely populated mountain area. More>>

Long hunt for missing jet looms as pings go silent

After a week of optimism over four underwater signals believed to be coming from the missing Malaysian plane, the sea has gone quiet and Australia's leader is warning that the massive search will likely be long. More>>

Calif. Democrats walk middle path in health debate

Democratic Rep. Ami Bera has been making a habit lately of bucking his own president and voting with the Republican majority in the House as it moves to amend or overturn parts of the national health care law. More>>

Uniformed men occupy Donetsk police HQ

Men in the uniforms of Ukraine's now-defunct riot police on Saturday occupied police headquarters in Donetsk, the eastern city that is one of the flashpoints of a wave of pro-Russia protests, hours after armed men... More>>

Call of cyber duty: Military academies take on NSA

If Douglas MacArthur or Ulysses S. Grant went to the U.S. Military Academy today, they might be testing their defensive skills hunched in front of a computer screen. More>>

Couple: Truck was on fire before deadly bus crash

A tractor-trailer already was on fire as it came across a median and crashed into a tour bus, killing 10 people, according to a couple whose car was sideswiped by the big rig. More>>

Cruz says he's optimistic about turning US around

Ted Cruz says he's optimistic about the country's future. More>>

Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California. The bus... More>>

Finance officials: Global economy turns the corner

The world's top finance officials expressed confidence Saturday that the global economy finally has turned the corner to stronger growth. This time, they may be right. More>>

'Obamacare' under attack as conservatives eye 2016

Republicans eyeing the 2016 White House race battered President Barack Obama's health care law and nicked each other Saturday, auditioning before a high-profile gathering of conservatives that some political veterans... More>>

Medical Watch: Migraine Relief


Meredith Messerli is thankful she can study without pain. The college freshman spent two years of her life battling severe migraines. “Just walking, I could hear my steps, they would hurt my head. I would just lay in a dark room all day and not really talk to anyone,” Messerli told Ivanhoe. She saw 30 doctors and tried nearly 50 different medications, but her mom says nothing worked. She even withdrew from high school. “It was horrible. It was a nightmare for the whole entire family,” Shelly... More>>

Pakistan judge dismisses 9 month old's murder case

A Pakistani judge dismissed an attempted murder charge Saturday that police lodged against a 9-month-old boy, ending a bizarre case that drew new criticism to the country's troubled criminal justice system. More>>

Beef prices reach highest level since 1987

The highest beef prices in almost three decades have arrived just before the start of grilling season, causing sticker shock for both consumers and restaurant owners - and relief isn't likely anytime soon. More>>

Woman accused of tossing shoe at Clinton released

A Phoenix woman accused of throwing a shoe some 60 feet toward Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared aware during questioning by U.S. Secret Service agents of the allegation against her, authorities said Friday. More>>

Searchers race to find jet; no new signals heard Video included

With no new underwater signals detected, the search for the missing Malaysian passenger jet resumed Saturday in a race against time to find its dying black boxes five weeks after families first learned their loved ones... More>>

Police: No known target in school stabbing rampage

No evidence has surfaced yet to show that a boy charged in a stabbing rampage at his high school was targeting any particular student, and efforts to establish a motive are stalled because the suspect isn't talking and... More>>

Bubba keeps it simple and builds a 3-shot lead

Bubba Watson won the Masters two years ago with his brand of "Bubba golf," producing shots of raw skill and wild imagination. His strategy now is to keep it simple, and he is halfway to another green jacket. More>>

Brand new BMW smashed so firefighters could access hydrant


The man who parked his 2 day-old BMW in front of a fire hydrant got a $100 ticket, two smashed windows and a dent in his door.CBS Boston reports, firefighters had to smash the More>>

Leaked findings paint pattern of CIA deception

A controversial torture report by the Senate Intelligence Committee paints a pattern of CIA deception about the effectiveness of waterboarding and other brutal interrogation methods used on terror suspects after the Sept.... More>>

New 'face,' but some old problems for 'Obamacare'

Abruptly on the spot as the new face of "Obamacare," Sylvia Mathews Burwell faces steep challenges, both logistical and political. More>>

4 years after spill, questions on long-term health

When a BP oil well began gushing crude into the Gulf of Mexico four years ago, fisherman George Barisich used his boat to help clean up the millions of gallons that spewed in what would become the worst offshore spill in... More>>

Prosecutor challenges Pistorius' story of killing

What exactly was Oscar Pistorius doing in the moments before he fatally shot his girlfriend in his home? More>>

Subway: 'Yoga mat chemical' almost out of bread

Subway says an ingredient dubbed the "yoga mat chemical" will be entirely phased out of its bread by next week. More>>

Pope assumes responsibility for priest sex abuse

Pope Francis said Friday he took personal responsibility for the "evil" of priests who raped and molested children, asking forgiveness from victims and saying the church must be even bolder in its efforts to protect the... More>>

No bail yet for man in deadly Fla. day care crash

A man who authorities say drove an SUV that crashed into another vehicle, sending it spinning into a daycare center where a girl was killed and 14 people were injured, was ordered Friday to stay in jail until a judge can... More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

Truck in deadly crash slammed into charter bus

A FedEx tractor-trailer crossed a grassy freeway median Thursday in Northern California and slammed into a bus carrying high school students on a visit to a college. At least nine were killed in the fiery crash,... More>>

HHS Sec. Kathleen Sebelius to resign after rocky healthcare rollout


After a rocky rollout of the Affordable Care Act in October, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is resigning from her post, according to the Associated Press. More>>

Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Rodham Clinton as the former secretary of state began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech. More>>

Woman in shoe stabbing case describes killing

A Houston woman convicted of fatally stabbing her boyfriend with a 5 ½-inch stiletto heel told jurors Thursday that she killed him to save her own life during a lengthy fight in which she was chased down, knocked into a... More>>

Haas leads, with a pair of Masters champs 1 back

No nerves. No worries. Adam Scott never knew the opening round at Augusta National could be so enjoyable. More>>

Obama marks 50th anniversary of Civil Rights Act

A half-century after the passage of sweeping civil rights legislation, President Barack Obama declared that he had "lived out the promise" envisioned by Lyndon B. Johnson, the president who championed the push for greater... More>>

Sriracha factory declared a public nuisance


Despite recent efforts, Sriracha maker Huy Fong Foods has been officially declared a public nuisance by their local city council.

'It's a Small World' turns 50 with sing-along

The timeless Disney tune "It's a Small World" that wafts through our memories from past theme park vacations turns 50 this year, and on Thursday, Disney parks worldwide hosted a global sing-along. More>>

Your Week in Pop Culture: The latest version of Android is coming - eventually


Good things coming to Androis users who wait, the end of The Boondocks without the show's creator, Josh Charles lives on through Dan Rydell and more this week in pop culture. More>>

Lawyer: Stabbing suspect like 'deer in headlights'

The 16-year-old boy accused of stabbing 22 people at his high school was dazed "like a deer in the headlights" hours later and doesn't fully grasp what he did, his attorney said Thursday as he sketched out the... More>>

Putin: Ukraine debt threatens Europe gas supplies

Vladimir Putin warned Europe on Thursday that it may face a shutdown of Russian natural gas supplies if it fails to help Ukraine settle its enormous Russian gas bill - a debt that far exceeds a bailout package offered by... More>>

Stephen Colbert to replace David Letterman


CBS has named Stephen Colbert as new host of the Late Show, effective when David Letterman retires. More>>

VIDEO: Granny rides roller coaster, can't stop laughing


The YouTube video shows 70-year-old "nan" Ria Van den Brand bursting with laughter as she experiences the "twists and turns" of the amusement park staple. More>>

Long-sought diplomat added to FBI's 'most wanted'

WASHINGTON (AP) - A diplomat suspected of killing his wife, mother and three sons in 1976 has been added to the FBI's list of "Ten Most Wanted Fugitives." William Bradford Bishop Jr. allegedly bludgeoned his family to death in their suburban Washington home. Authorities say he then drove 275 miles to North Carolina, where he dumped the bodies in a wooded area and burned them. The victims' bodies weren't identified until a week later, giving Bishop ample time to plot a getaway. Investigators... More>>

Child bride forced to marry poisons groom

A child bride forced into marriage in Nigeria killed a groom and three of his friends with a poisoned meal, police said Thursday. More>>

William and Kate meet director Peter Jackson

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have met with "The Lord of the Rings" director Peter Jackson during a visit to an aviation museum in New Zealand. More>>

In China, jar of French mountain air fetches $860

Beijing artist Liang Kegang returned from a business trip in southern France with well-rested lungs and a small item of protest against his home city's choking pollution: a glass jar of clean, Provence air. More>>

Helicopter crashes on roof of New Mexico hospital

A medical helicopter crashed while taking off from the roof of New Mexico's only top-level trauma center Wednesday evening, but the three crew members aboard didn't appear to be seriously injured. More>>

UMass basketball player announces he's gay

By HOWARD ULMAN AP Sports Writer Derrick Gordon had kept his secret for too long. More>>

Student victims in PA high school stabbing expected to survive, officials say Video included


A 16 year old was arrested Wednesday after allegedly stabbing 22 at a Pennsylvania school.

1 child dead, 14 hurt in Florida day care crash

A car smashed into an Orlando-area day care Wednesday, killing a girl and injuring 14 others, at least a dozen of them children, and authorities were searching for the driver of an SUV who they say started the crash,... More>>

What you need to know about the Heartbleed bug

Millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other personal information may be at risk as a result of a major breakdown in Internet security revealed earlier this week. More>>

Heartbleed bug causes major security headache

A confounding computer bug called "Heartbleed" is causing major security headaches across the Internet as websites scramble to fix the problem and Web surfers wonder whether they should change their passwords to prevent... More>>

8-year-old girl befriended by hoops star dies

When Michigan State was fighting to stay afloat despite a succession of injuries to key players, Lacey Holsworth was there. More>>

Pistorius refuses to look at photo of dead lover

A shaken Oscar Pistorius refused to look at a gruesome photo of his slain girlfriend's bloodied head on Wednesday, telling a prosecutor through tears, "I don't have to look at a picture. I was there." More>>

Toyota, GM recalls push US to near-record pace

Big U.S. recalls by General Motors and Toyota have put the auto industry on a record pace as companies try to avoid bad publicity and punishment from an increasingly aggressive government. More>>

Putin turns up economic heat before Ukraine talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin turned up the heat on Ukraine on Wednesday by threatening to demand advance payment for gas supplies, a move designed to exert economic pressure as Ukraine confronts possible bankruptcy, a... More>>

No Tiger? No problem: Plenty of contenders at Augusta


With golf's reigning No. 1 out at Augusta, it's time to acquaint yourselves with some of the potential contenders at this year's Masters – and seriously, these guys are worth watching. More>>

Top-paid Medicare doctors say they have reasons

How is it that a few doctors take in millions of dollars from Medicare? More>>

VW tells dealers to stop selling 4 models

Volkswagen is telling U.S. dealers to stop selling its most popular cars until transmission fluid leaks can be fixed. More>>

Your Week in Music: New tunes from The Roots, Ingrid Michaelson


New music from The Roots and Ingrid Michaelson, Coachella from your couch and the 2014 FIFA World Cup Song in Your Week in Music. More>>

AP PHOTOS: France to mark D-Day 70th anniversary

France is preparing to mark the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion on June 6, 1944. This gallery of aerial photos includes views of the Pointe du Hoc, an imposing 100-foot (330-foot) cliff on the Normandy coast... More>>

UConn routs Notre Dame 79-58, wins 9th title

Geno Auriemma and UConn reached the top of women's college basketball in unprecedented fashion. After winning a record ninth national championship - they stand alone. More>>

Online security flaw exposes millions of passwords

An alarming lapse in Internet security has exposed millions of passwords, credit card numbers and other sensitive bits of information to potential theft by computer hackers who may have been secretly exploiting the problem... More>>

Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year- in color. More>>

US bacon prices rise after virus kills baby pigs

A virus never before seen in the U.S. has killed millions of baby pigs in less than a year, and with little known about how it spreads or how to stop it, it's threatening pork production and pushing up prices by 10... More>>

Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new

The Rev. Al Sharpton admitted on Tuesday that he helped the FBI investigate New York Mafia figures in the 1980s, even making secret recordings that appeared to help bring down a mob boss. More>>

Ukraine tries to quell pro-Moscow uprisings Video included

Ukrainian authorities moved to quell pro-Moscow uprisings along the Russian border with mixed results Tuesday, retaking one occupied regional headquarters and watching protesters consolidate their hold on another. More>>

Pistorius wails while recalling shooting Video included

A subdued Oscar Pistorius on Tuesday described dinner at home, chatting and looking at cell phone photos with Reeva Steenkamp on the last night of her life. Then he erupted in anguished howls and heaving sobs while... More>>

Toddler now charged with attempted murder

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A 9-month-old Pakistani boy has now been charged and booked on attempted murder charges. His family members allegedly threw bricks at police trying to collect an unpaid gas bill in February. Police officials More>>

Noses, made in Britain: UK touts lab-grown organs

In a north London hospital, scientists are growing noses, ears and blood vessels in a bold attempt to make body parts in the laboratory. More>>

FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn't honey

By MARY CLARE JALONICK The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. More>>

Sleepwalking 10-year-old grabs keys and smashes into parked cars, police say


A sleepwalking child is believed to be the person responsible for several damaged cars. Toledo police say the 10-year-old girl was asleep when she left the house in her parents car. The 10-year-old's More>>

Taxes: don't forget to report stolen money


For those who are inclined, it's best to report that chunk of change from an embezzlement scheme or stealing someone's identity. Better that than going down on tax evasion charges.

Death toll in Washington mudslide rises to 33

The death toll from the landslide that hit the Washington town of Oso rose to 33 on Monday, according to the Snohomish County medical examiner's office, which said all but three have been identified. More>>

Napier leads UConn past Kentucky in NCAA men's basketball title game


UConn led wire-to-wire and held off a late Kentucky run to win the NCAA men's basketball national championship.


Pro-Russians call east Ukraine region independent

Pro-Moscow activists barricaded inside government buildings in eastern Ukraine proclaimed their regions independent Monday and called for a referendum on seceding from Ukraine - an ominous echo of the events that led to... More>>

Hot air balloon crashes into power line moments after proposal


A hot air balloon crashed into live power lines in Indiana over the weekend, moments after a man on board proposed to his girlfriend. More>>

End of Windows XP support spells trouble for some

Microsoft will end support for the persistently popular Windows XP on Tuesday, and the move could put everything from the operations of heavy industry to the identities of everyday people in danger. More>>

Senate OKs jobless bill; House prospects slimmer

The Senate voted 59-38 Monday to resurrect federal jobless benefits for the long-term unemployed, and a small band of Republican supporters swiftly appealed to a reluctant Speaker John Boehner to permit election-year... More>>

Army: Fort Hood suspect had requested leave

Army investigators on Monday released a more detailed timeline of last week's fatal shootings at Fort Hood, describing an eight-minute rampage in which the suspect fired 35 shots over an area spanning the equivalent of... More>>

Woman complains to police about marijuana quality

Police in East Texas have arrested a woman after she called them to complain about the quality of the marijuana she had purchased from a dealer. More>>

Court rejects early appeal of surveillance ruling

The Supreme Court on Monday declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records, instead allowing the dispute to work... More>>

Survey confirms gains in health insurance sign-ups

A growing share of Americans got health insurance as sign-up season for President Barack Obama's health care law came to a close last month, a major survey released Monday has found. More>>

Royals arrive in New Zealand to rain, cheers with Prince George in tow


The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge landed in Wellington on Monday along with their baby son, George, to kick off a three-week tour of New Zealand and Australia. More>>

Search for MH370 shines spotlight on trash-strewn oceans


Although the search site is in a remote area of the Indian Ocean, even the most remote places on the globe have been touched by the stuff humans toss. More>>

Obama: Students need help to get 'in-demand jobs'

President Barack Obama on Monday announced more than $100 million in grants for two dozen schools across the country that are helping students gain work experience for what he called the "in-demand jobs of the future." More>>

Australian official: Ping detection 'promising lead' in search for MH370 Video included


The Ocean Shield, the Australian vessel, was towing a U.S. pinger locator underwater when they heard the consistent ping Sunday. More>>

NCAA tourney: Kentucky faces UConn in surprising title game


No. 7 seed Connecticut will face No. 8 seed Kentucky in a battle of two teams with historic basketball pedigrees that weren't expected to advance this far. More>>

Possible signals from lost jet's black boxes heard Video included

Underwater sounds detected by a ship searching the southern Indian Ocean for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet are consistent with the pings from aircraft black boxes, an Australian official said Monday, dubbing it "a most... More>>

Mickey Rooney dies at 93


Mickey Rooney, the freckle faced, quick-witted child star of stage and screen who went on to have one of Hollywood's longest running careers, has died. More>>

Sick baby's parents defend sailing trip with kids Video included

The California parents of a 1-year-old girl who fell ill on a sailing trip around the world thanked military crews who rescued them from their stalled vessel on Sunday and defended their decision to sail with young children. More>>

Near Fort Hood, church service honors fallen

The church program pictured an empty road being enveloped by the dark clouds of a sweeping thunderstorm, and the service's lesson was from Isaiah 35:4, "Be strong, fear not." The preacher implored those gathered Sunday... More>>

Angry families want GM prosecuted for defects

The families of those who died in General Motors cars with defective ignition switches want prosecutors to go after GM insiders responsible for letting the problems fester for more than a decade. More>>

Pistorius to finally answer questions on shooting

More than a year after he killed his girlfriend, Oscar Pistorius is expected to finally answer questions about why he shot Reeva Steenkamp through a toilet door when his murder trial resumes this week and his defense... More>>

5 signs US job market may finally be accelerating

Few people responded to the March jobs report with high-fives and cheers. But there may be reasons to applaud in the months ahead. More>>

Movie Madness: Caddyshack reaches top of the leaderboard


The fans have spoken, and with 57 percent of the vote Caddyshack avoided the hazards of the Movie Madness bracket and sank the winning putt over Field of Dreams. More>>

US sending 2 warships to Japan to counter NKorea

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered a two-pronged warning to Asia Pacific nations Sunday, announcing that the U.S. will send two additional ballistic missile destroyers to Japan to counter the North Korean threat,... More>>

Final Four: Harrison comes up big again in Wildcats win


Aaron Harrison buried a 3-pointer from deep in the corner to give No. 8 Kentucky a 74-73 win over No. 2 Wisconsin on Saturday night. More>>

Obama praises Afghans on presidential election

President Barack Obama said Saturday that Afghanistan's presidential election marks another milestone in the effort by the Afghan people to take full responsibility for their country as the United States and its allies... More>>

Final Four: UConn secures upset of No. 1 Florida


After a strong start, Florida was down at halftime and facing an unfamiliar situation - watching a game slowly drift out of reach. More>>

Your Week in Viral Videos: Odes to baseball and bagels


Kappa Alpha Theta at Emory University delivered coffee and bagels as part of a fundraiser and made a great video to advertise it.

Unclear Washington landslide lawsuits could win

The warnings could hardly have been clearer. One technical report told of the "potential for a large catastrophic failure" of the 600-foot hillside above a rural neighborhood near Oso, on the Stillaguamish River. Another... More>>

NYPD: 4 dead, 1 injured after car flips into creek

Four people died after the car they were riding in flipped into a creek and sank Friday night in Queens, authorities said. More>>

Afghans line up for blocks to vote for new leader

Afghan voters lined up for blocks at polling stations nationwide on Saturday, defying a threat of violence by the Taliban to cast ballots in what promises to be the nation's first democratic transfer of power. More>>

Black women worried about Army hair regulations

New Army regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers' appearance are now coming under criticism by some black military women, who say changes in the hair requirement are racially biased. More>>

Thompson, Pak share Kraft Nabisco lead

Lexi Thompson's play around the greens has held her back at times in her young LPGA Tour career, lagging behind her powerful long game. More>>

AP photographer killed, reporter wounded

An Afghan police commander opened fire Friday on two Associated Press journalists, killing Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Anja Niedringhaus and wounding veteran correspondent Kathy Gannon - the first known case of a... More>>

Man wants $140, broken Maine ATM spits out $37,000

A malfunctioning ATM at a bank in Maine has dispensed $37,000 in cash to a man who requested $140. More>>

Soldier's mental health not 'precipitating event' in Ft. Hood shooting


The identities of the three soldiers killed in this week's shooting at Fort Hood in Texas were released Friday. More>>

Protect yourself from tax scammers as IRS deadline nears


Tax time is here, and identity thieves have been working overtime. Protect yourself from criminals seeking to steal your identity or access your financial accounts. More>>

Movie Madness: Crazy golfers, crazy farmer in final


A pair of No. 2 seeds made it to the final round of the Greatest Sports Movies Tournament. While no one can argue Caddyshack and Field of Dreams are phenomenal movies, Rocky and Hoosiers narrowly missed out. More>>

NCAA Final Four: UF brings experience, UK hones talent in tourney


A well-seasoned Florida team gets one of its first new experiences in a while: the bright lights centered on the NCAA tournament semifinals. The UConn Huskies look to knock off the Gators - again.

Attacks on Iraqi army, marketplace kill 6 people

Iraqi officials say separate attacks targeting the military and a marketplace in Baghdad have killed six people, including members of the security forces. More>>

10 Things to Know for Today

By The Associated Press Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: More>>

'Cuban Twitter' heads to hearings in Congress

The head of the U.S. government agency that secretly created a "Cuban Twitter" communications network designed to undermine the communist government in Cuba is expected to testify next week before a senator who thinks the... More>>

Search agency says 2 ships to start black box hunt

Crews searching for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet launched a targeted underwater hunt on Friday for the plane's black boxes along a stretch of remote ocean, with just days left before the devices' batteries are... More>>

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America has released its 2014 list of the worst places in the U.S. for spring allergies. Click here to see the 10 worst cities. More>>

March madness is here. Follow your team's progress on the official NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament bracket. More>>

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