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  • Labor poll shows trouble for King

    Conducted by AFL-CIO affiliate United Transportation Union, the poll focused primarily on whether or not voters in Iowa's 4th Congressional District want passenger rail.

  • When NFL officials cracked down on Tebow's displays of faith

    NFL refs stupidly penalized Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah for dropping to the ground in prayer after he returned an interception for a touchdown.

  • Anti-abortion groups split over personhood

    As Republican candidates this year face intense criticism for past support for giving full constitutional rights to a fetus, activists are divided over whether to continue pushing the idea.

  • Secret Service head takes heat for WH breach

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing blistering criticism from Congress, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged on Tuesday that her agency failed in executing its plan to protect the White House when a man with a knife entered the mansion and ran through half the ground floor before being...

  • Turkey mulls permit for incursions in Syria, Iraq

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc says parliament will vote on a motion that would allow foreign forces to make incursions into Syria and Iraq from its territory to protect refugees and secure Turkey's border. Parliament will renew mandates Thursday that allow...

  • Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — A government official in southern Mexico says 14 of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings have been located. The head of the governmental human rights commission in Guerrero state said Tuesday some of the students had fled the shooting, and some said...

  • Wife of Islamic State hostage asks for his release

    LONDON (AP) — The wife of a British aid worker held hostage in Syria by the Islamic State group made a televised plea Tuesday asking her husband's captors to free him. Alan Henning, a 47-year-old former taxi driver, was kidnapped in December after crossing from Turkey into Syria in an aid...

  • Imprisoned Dutch killer Van der Sloot now a father

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — Imprisoned Dutch killer Joran van der Sloot is now a father. Van der Sloot attorney Maximo Altez says the girl was born Sunday in Lima, Peru — far from the remote prison where van der Sloot is serving a 28-year sentence for killing a Peruvian business student in 2010. He also...

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And...

  • School spending by affluent is widening wealth gap

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Education is supposed to help bridge the gap between the wealthiest people and everyone else. Ask the experts, and they'll count the ways: Preschool can lift children from poverty. Top high schools prepare students for college. A college degree boosts pay over a lifetime. And...

  • California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed legislation imposing the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags, driven to action by a buildup of litter and damage to aquatic ecosystems. A national coalition of plastic bag manufacturers immediately said it would...

  • Norfolk cites town house complex for violations

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A town house rental complex in Norfolk has been cited for more than 200 violations of the city's building code. City spokeswoman Lori Crouch tells media outlets that the violations include electrical, mechanical and plumbing problems. Crouch says city inspectors issued 218...

  • Cornell University selects 1st female president

    ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Cornell University trustees have selected University of Southern California Provost Elizabeth Garrett to be the Ivy League school's next president. Garrett will become the first woman to lead Cornell when she becomes president July 1, 2015. The 51-year-old provost and senior...

  • Infant, 3 others hurt when truck slams into house

    DANSVILLE, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say an infant suffered serious injuries when a pickup truck failed to stop at an intersection and slammed into her family's western New York home. Police in the Livingston County village of Dansville tell local media that the truck was traveling on a street...

  • Decorated NYPD officer indicted on assault charge

    NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities say a newly decorated New York City police officer has been indicted after a woman was beaten in her home. Officer Eugene Donnelly has pleaded not guilty to assault, trespassing and criminal mischief. The alleged June incident occurred hours after Donnelly received...



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