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May 4, 2015 - 1:08am
1 hour 13 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former CIA deputy director writes in a new book that Republicans have repeatedly distorted the agency's analysis of the Benghazi attack in 2012. Michael Morell says the events were distorted about the attack that killed the American ambassador to Libya.

That's according to The New York Times. Morell dismissed the notion that CIA officers and the military "were ordered to stand down" and not come to the aid of their comrades in Benghazi, Libya. And he...

May 4, 2015 - 12:58am
1 hour 13 min ago

EASTON, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania father who pleaded guilty after his daughter's teeth were found so rotten her life was endangered now says he didn't neglect his 6-year-old.

The Morning Call newspaper in Allentown reports (http://bit.ly/1zr3yAh) that Kenneth Wanamaker Jr. wants a judge to let him withdraw his guilty plea. Wanamaker says Saturday that he never endangered his daughter's life.

The 37-year-old pleaded guilty last month to reckless...

May 4, 2015 - 12:49am
1 hour 13 min ago

PASSAIC, N.J. (AP) — A massive blaze that started at a church and ripped through several buildings in northern New Jersey has been brought under control.

Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco tells NJ Advance Media that firefighters were able to get the flames under control by about 11 p.m. Sunday.

The mayor says the fire appeared to start in the alley of a church and quickly spread to nearby buildings. He says two residential buildings and two garages were...

May 4, 2015 - 12:46am
1 hour 13 min ago

LOPEZ PASS, Wash. (AP) — Amid a troubling disease that has wiped out millions of sea stars up and down the West Coast, researchers are reporting seeing hundreds of juvenile sea stars at scattered sites.

The discoveries offer hope for a potential comeback from sea star wasting disease that has caused sea stars to curl up, grow lesions, lose limbs and disintegrate into a pile of goo.

Not all the sites have seen juveniles and it hasn't been broad. But...

May 4, 2015 - 12:02am
1 hour 13 min ago

BOSTON (AP) — A harsh winter in much of the country exhausted state snow removal budgets and pushed the resources of transportation agencies to their limits as they fought to keep highways safe and passable.

That's according to a survey Monday from the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials. Combined, the 23 states that responded reported spending more than $1 billion on winter maintenance and logging 8 million work hours plowing and treating...

May 4, 2015 - 12:02am
1 hour 13 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — McDonald's is set to unveil its latest plans to revive its sputtering business on Monday.

The plans are to be detailed just two months after CEO Steve Easterbrook was brought in to take charge of the world's biggest hamburger chain, following two years of declining customer visits.

Already, McDonald's has tried a number of moves to inject life back into its brand.

Back in December, it said it would start trimming...

May 3, 2015 - 9:54pm
2 hours 3 min ago

DETROIT (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has told a crowd at an NAACP event in Detroit that law enforcement officers and the people they are sworn to protect need to "see each other" to know one another.

Referencing outrage over the treatment of black men by police, Biden pointed to the successes of federally funded community policing programs that required officers to meet with residents and business owners in their patrol areas.

He delivered the...

May 3, 2015 - 9:33pm
2 hours 3 min ago

MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Five students at Tufts University have begun a hunger strike over plans to cut about 35 janitorial jobs at the end of May.

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/1AzmdVC ) that more than 80 students, janitors and families of the staff gathered outside the main administrative building Sunday to mark the start of the strike.

The student group organizing the demonstration, the Tufts Labor Coalition, says the cuts would mean one in...

May 3, 2015 - 9:22pm
2 hours 13 min ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. BALTIMORE MAYOR LIFTS CURFEW

The move comes six days after violent riots following the death of Freddie Gray, a black man who suffered a broken neck while inside a police van.

2. 'WE JUST HAVE TO GIVE PRAISE TO GOD THAT WE ARE ALIVE'

That's Lami Musa's reaction after being freed with some 700 other...

May 3, 2015 - 8:52pm
1 hour 13 min ago

GARLAND, Texas (AP) — A police spokesman for a Dallas suburb says authorities are searching for explosives in the car of two gunmen who opened fire on a security officer outside a contest for cartoon depictions of the Prophet Muhammad.

Spokesman Joe Harn with the Garland Police Department says a bomb squad is searching the vehicle outside the Curtis Culwell Center as a "precaution." He says police aren't aware of any ongoing threat.

Authorities haven...

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