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  • BC-NC--North Carolina News Digest, NC

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The Carolinas News Editor is Tim Rogers. The breaking news supervisor is Skip Foreman. For technical support, please call the AP's Services and Technology Department in Raleigh at 919-881-9974. XGR-COMMON CORE RALEIGH — Republican lawmakers sound ready to separate North Carolina from the...

  • Hannemann runs for Hawaii governor as independent

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has announced he will run for governor as an independent, saying he is more likely to win if candidates from major parties split the vote. Hannemann told the Honolulu Star Advertiser (http://is.gd/zOrsL0 ) he has done well in general...

  • BC-AP News Digest 6 pm

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    The world at 6 p.m. Times are EDT. At the Nerve Center, Mike Stewart and Stephanie Siek can be reached at 800-845-8450 (ext. 1600). For photos, Swayne Hall (ext. 1900). For graphics and interactives, (ext. 7636). Expanded AP content can be obtained from http://www.apexchange.com. For access to...

  • Bill would allow sale of raw milk in Louisiana

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arguments of choice versus public safety are heated in a fight about whether to let Louisiana farmers sell raw milk to the public. The full state House will consider a bill that would allow sales of unpasteurized milk, after it was advanced in a 9-6 vote Thursday by...

  • AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EDT

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    Afghan government guard opens fire at Kabul hospital, kills 3 American doctors, wounds nurse KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan government security guard opened fire Thursday on a group of foreign doctors at a Kabul hospital, killing three American physicians and wounding a U.S. nurse,...

  • AP top news in Iowa at 3:58 p.m. CDT

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    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A jury has found a Des Moines teenager guilty of two counts of first-degree robbery in connection to a brutal attack last year. The jury in Polk County District Court deliberated about an hour before reaching a verdict Thursday in the case of 17-year-old Terrance...

  • ABI reviewing law enforcement-involved shooting

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    TALLASSEE, Ala. (AP) — The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is reviewing the shooting death of a man in Tallassee. District Attorney Randall Houston tells the Montgomery Advertiser that no officers fired during the encounter on Wednesday afternoon. Tallassee Police Chief Jimmy Rodgers...

  • BC-KS--Kansas News Digest, KS

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Kansas at 5 p.m. Dana Fields is on the desk and can be reached at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. NEW AND UPDATED: — VOTER ID-LAWSUIT. New. — SEVERE WEATHER. New....

  • Oklahoma set for possible double execution

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Oklahoma could be set for its first double execution in nearly 80 years. Lockett was scheduled to be executed this past Tuesday after the state Court of Criminal Appeals refused to grant a stay in his case. In an order Monday, the state Supreme Court for the first time in state history stepped...

  • BC-MO--Missouri News Digest, MO

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    Missouri at 5 p.m. Dana Fields is on the desk and can be reached at 800-852-4844 or 816-421-4844. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. NEW AND UPDATED: — SEVERE WEATHER. New. — EMBEZZLEMENT-TAX...

  • Oklahoma House defeats judicial commission changes

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma House has overwhelmingly defeated a measure that would change how attorneys are appointed to a commission that nominates members of the state Supreme Court and appellate courts. House members voted 65-31 Thursday to kill the Senate-passed bill after opponents...


    Updated: 2 hr ago

    (MCT) McClatchy-Tribune News Service News Budget for papers of Sunday, April 27, 2014 ^

  • Correction: Boozman-Surgery story

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — In an April 23 story about U.S. Sen. John Boozman recovering from heart surgery, The Associated Press reported erroneously that acute aortic dissection typically occurs in three to five people out of every 1,000. The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences said...

  • Chicago City Council committee OKs plastic bag ban

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago City Council committee has approved a ban on plastic bags at most retailers in the city. The Committee on Health and Environmental Protection unanimously approved the measure on Thursday. The full Chicago City Council will take up the issue next week. The partial ban...

  • Quinn: Obama library should get private funds too

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says he'd like to see private donations factor into funding a possible Barack Obama presidential library in Illinois. The Chicago Democrat told reporters in Collinsville on Thursday that the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum and Library in...

  • Twice-fired police chief charged with battery

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    CASEYVILLE, Ill. (AP) — A southwestern Illinois police chief has been charged with misdemeanor disorderly conduct and battery for his actions during a village board meeting. The Belleville News-Democrat reports (http://bit.ly/1nsEZeB) Caseyville Police Chief Jose Alvarez allegedly made...

  • Snyder touts Common Core at education summit

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Rick Snyder appealed to hundreds of educators and business leaders Thursday to support the implementation of Common Core educational standards, which many conservatives nationwide have denounced as a top-down takeover of local schools. The uniform national...

  • Florida Senate OKs 75 mph speed limits

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Speed limits on Florida highways could be raised to 75 miles per hour under a bill the Senate passed. The Senate voted 27-11 on Thursday to pass the bill, despite concerns by some that it would make roads more dangerous. The measure would allow the Department of...

  • Arkansas judge voids state voter ID law

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A state judge has struck down Arkansas' voter ID law, saying it illegally adds a requirement that voters must meet before casting a ballot. In a decision Thursday, Pulaski County Circuit Judge Tim Fox declared the 2013 law void and unenforceable. Early voting for the...

  • GOP senator proposes raising minimum wage to $8.15

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is proposing to raise Michigan's minimum wage to stop momentum for a larger increase proposed by organizers of a ballot initiative. Sen. Rick Jones of Grand Ledge said Thursday he introduced legislation to raise the hourly minimum to $8.15 from...

  • California bill attacks growing corporate wage gap

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California effort to lead a national debate over the growing wage gap between CEOs and average workers took its first step in the state Legislature on Thursday with support from Democratic lawmakers, organized labor and former U.S. Labor Secretary Robert Reich....



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