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April 16, 2014 - 6:08pm
3 min 18 sec ago

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Experts retained by an aircraft-0preservation group say underwater video shot in the South Pacific shows no evidence of the wreckage of the missing plane piloted by aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart.

Wyoming resident Timothy Mellon, son of the late philanthropist Paul Mellon, is pushing a federal lawsuit against the International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery of Delaware and its executive director, Richard E. Gillespie.

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April 16, 2014 - 6:08pm
3 min 17 sec ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The national spotlight is on Indiana's education leaders as they speed toward a deadline to replace Common Core learning standards with benchmarks crafted by the state.

Indiana became the first state to drop the Common Core in March. The State Board of Education is scurrying to finish new guidelines to replace them by June. Officials are pushing for a vote April 28.

But frustration with the short deadline and confusion about the...

April 16, 2014 - 6:06pm
3 min 17 sec ago

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut's Gold Coast is living up to its name, with a record $120 million sale of a waterfront estate in Greenwich (GREN'-ich) leading an increase in sales of homes for more than $10 million.

The assessor's office in Greenwich says five homes sold this year for more than $10 million.

Berkshire Hathaway sales executive Mark Pruner says another home just sold and another four listed above $10 million are under contract this...

April 16, 2014 - 5:52pm
3 min 17 sec ago

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. senator and Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards has returned to the courtroom to help represent a 4-year-old Virginia boy in a medical malpractice case.

Edwards is one of three attorneys representing the parents and guardians of a boy with brain damage and physical injuries they say occurred in December 2009. At that time, the boy was an infant in the care of Pitt County Memorial Hospital and an emergency room doctor....

April 16, 2014 - 5:51pm
3 min 17 sec ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson is the new leader of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, a platform that will allow the former NBA All-Star to raise his national political profile.

Johnson was sworn-in Wednesday after the previous president, Scott Smith of Mesa, Ariz., resigned to run for governor of that state.

Johnson will lead the group's advocacy on local government issues until June 2015. The Democrat says he will push for...

April 16, 2014 - 5:39pm
13 min 17 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder is urging first responders to use an overdose-reversal drug to help save lives amid a nationwide resurgence in heroin abuse, a public health scourge claiming the lives of celebrities and young people alike.

When administered in a timely manner, the reversal drug commonly referred to as narcan can restore breathing to someone experiencing a heroin overdose.

Holder says heroin abuse is a national problem...

April 16, 2014 - 5:33pm
13 min 17 sec ago

BEACON, N.Y. (AP) — Folk singer Pete Seeger's life will be celebrated at the annual Clearwater Festival this summer.

Seeger died in January at age 94, after surviving his wife Toshi by about seven months

Clearwater Festival organizers say the two-day show at Croton-on-Hudson starting June 21 will celebrate the couple's legacy.

The couple founded the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater and the annual music and environmental festival in...

April 16, 2014 - 5:30pm
13 min 17 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Majority Leader Eric Cantor is criticizing President Barack Obama for attacking the same lawmakers he's supposed to be working with on immigration.

The Virginia Republican says Obama called him Wednesday to discuss Obama's desire for an immigration overhaul. The call came after Obama released a statement accusing Republicans of repeatedly failing to act and of being behind the times on immigration.

Cantor says Obama still hasn...

April 16, 2014 - 5:21pm
3 min 17 sec ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Once again, Portland officials are preparing to flush millions of gallons of treated water because a young person urinated into a city reservoir.

Water Bureau Administrator David Shaff said 38 million gallons will be discarded because a 19-year-old was caught in the act on Wednesday.

Three years ago, the city drained a 7.5 million-gallon reservoir.

The open reservoirs hold water that's already been treated...

April 16, 2014 - 5:05pm
13 min 17 sec ago

The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain — evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

"The source of the virus is still not known," but it was not imported from nearby countries, said Dr. Stephan Gunther of the Bernhard Nocht Institute for Tropical Medicine in Hamburg, Germany.

He led an international team of researchers who studied the...

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