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April 8, 2014 - 6:04pm
1 week 2 days ago

Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for March 31-April 6. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

1. "The Big Bang Theory," CBS, 17.73 million.

2. "NCIS," CBS, 17.16 million.

3. "NCIS: Los Angeles," CBS, 15.31 million.

4. "American Academy of Country Music Awards," CBS, 14.17 million.

5. "Dancing With the Stars," ABC, 14.1 million.

6. "How I...

April 8, 2014 - 6:00pm
1 week 2 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — Dozens of families who lost loved ones during Sept. 11, the shooting at Connecticut's Sandy Hook elementary school and other attacks are trying to support victims of similar tragedies with a new fund, and its first efforts will focus on last week's shootings at Fort Hood.

The National Center for Victims of Crime told The Associated Press on Tuesday that about 70 families are supporting the fund to provide no-strings-attached cash payments. Victims' family...

April 8, 2014 - 5:48pm
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Senate Intelligence Committee appealed to President Barack Obama to reconsider his administration's decision to task the CIA with editing a torture report harshly critical of the spy agency's treatment of terror suspects after the Sept. 11 attacks before it can be made public.

In a letter to the president, Sen. Dianne Feinstein said the White House should head the declassification process. Feinstein's committee voted last week to...

April 8, 2014 - 5:48pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A captain's error, compounded by confusing controls and lax safety regulations, led to the January 2013 ferry crash that injured 80 people in Lower Manhattan, federal investigators said Tuesday.

National Transportation Safety Board investigators said the ferry's captain, Jason Reimer, lost control of the Seastreak Wall Street while attempting to dock after "inadvertently" leaving the vessel running on a rarely used backup system.

The...

April 8, 2014 - 5:48pm
1 week 2 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles students protesting neglect of poorer schools took to the streets, and they brought their desks with them.

Some 375 empty desks blocked a downtown street, stopping traffic for several hours Tuesday outside the Los Angeles Unified School District's offices.

Organizers say the number represents how many students drop out of the district's schools each week.

Protesters want a student voice on the...

April 8, 2014 - 5:43pm
1 week 2 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — Airline travelers are adjusting to constant turbulence in frequent-flier programs.

American Airlines is the latest to tinker with its program. The Dallas-based carrier on Tuesday announced changes that make it tougher to redeem miles for a flight during busy travel periods, and to check a bag without a fee.

The changes aren't as dramatic as Delta Air Lines Inc.'s recent switch to basing rewards on money spent, not miles flown, but they...

April 8, 2014 - 5:43pm
1 week 2 days ago

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Former President Bill Clinton described Edward Snowden as "sort of an imperfect messenger," who has raised questions about whether the nation can use technology to protect national security without destroying liberty and right to privacy.

Clinton, who made technology the theme of his speech to midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy, said he believes President Barack Obama has taken the issue very seriously and has made important recommendations for...

April 8, 2014 - 5:33pm
1 week 1 day ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a story April 8 about illnesses aboard a Princess cruise ship sailing to ports in California, The Associated Press reported erroneously the final destination of the cruise. The cruise ends in Los Angeles, not Santa Barbara.

A corrected version of the story is below:

3 dozen possibly ill with Norovirus on cruise ship

37 passengers ill with suspected Norovirus while onboard Crown Princess ship in California...

April 8, 2014 - 5:25pm
1 week 2 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — A government safety agency is fining General Motors $7,000 a day, saying the company failed to fully respond to its requests for information about a faulty ignition switch by an April 3 deadline.

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said in a letter to GM on Tuesday that the company already owes $28,000 in fines, and they will accrue at $7,000 per day until it provides all the requested information.

In February, the...

April 8, 2014 - 5:20pm
1 week 2 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona woman was convicted of first-degree murder Tuesday for bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer in what prosecutors said was a failed bid to collect on a life insurance policy to repay about $300,000 in loans from her boyfriend.

The same jury that convicted Marissa Devault will now decide whether to sentence her to life in prison or the death penalty in the 2009 killing of Dale Harrell.

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