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January 26, 2016 - 6:18am
1 week 5 days ago

CUMMING, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia woman is accused of pretending to have terminal cancer and accepting thousands of dollars in donations and trips.

Forsyth County Sheriff's Office spokesman Epifanio Rodriguez tells news outlets that 29-year-old Mary Bennett of Cumming was arrested earlier this month and charged with felony first-degree forgery and misdemeanor theft.

Rodriguez says Bennett went skydiving, rode in a hot air balloon, took a free trip to New...

January 26, 2016 - 5:33am
1 week 4 days ago

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

1. MEMBERS OF ARMED OREGON GROUP ARRESTED

The arrests of Ammon Bundy, 40, and five other members of the group occupying a national wildlife refuge follow a traffic stop and gunfire that leaves one person dead, authorities say.

2. WHO'S GOT TROUBLING SENSE OF DEJA VU

Given Bernie Sanders' surge, Hillary...

January 26, 2016 - 4:57am
1 week 5 days ago

McCALLA, Ala. (AP) — Self-taught painter and sculptor Thornton Dial has died at his home in Alabama.

Maria May, of the African-American art-preservation group the Souls Grown Deep Foundation, says Dial's family passed along the information that the artist died Monday.

Born in 1928 to sharecroppers in rural Alabama, Dial had made things from found materials for years but didn't come to wider attention in the art world until 1987. His work frequently...

January 26, 2016 - 4:31am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — East Coast cities hit hard by a massive snowstorm are getting closer to their normal routines after more than three days with life at a virtual standstill.

In the Washington area, the Metro subway system was scheduled to be close to fully operational Tuesday morning after it gradually lurched back into service throughout the day Monday.

Schools in the District of Columbia, northern Virginia and Maryland are still closed and federal...

January 26, 2016 - 4:11am
1 week 5 days ago

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude 7.1 earthquake in Alaska's most populous region has renewed focus on the state's readiness to deal with a natural disaster.

And it's not just earthquakes that pose a danger across the vast state but also wildfires, floods, landslides and even volcanos.

Robert Forgit, who is with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, says he thinks Alaskans are more prepared to deal with natural disasters than people in other...

January 26, 2016 - 4:09am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widening Republican rift over revamping the nation's criminal justice system is dashing hopes for overhaul in the final year of President Barack Obama's tenure despite strong bipartisan support and a concerted effort by the second-ranking GOP senator.

As one of the issue's top advocates in Congress, John Cornyn of Texas faces reluctance from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, opposition from home-state Senate colleague and Republican presidential...

January 26, 2016 - 4:04am
1 week 5 days ago

BROOKLINE, N.H. (AP) — Illegal immigration is a top concern for New Hampshire voters, and Republican presidential candidates are being faced with tough questions from voters in this small, mostly white, state on how they will handle the issue if elected.

People in New Hampshire live nearly 2,400 miles from El Paso, Texas, one of the busiest crossings on America's southern border. And it's only home to about 10,000 people living illegally in the U.S. — a far cry from...

January 26, 2016 - 3:58am
1 week 5 days ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — For months, the tumultuous Republican presidential primary has masked a brewing debate among Democrats about their own party's future.

Now, with Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders chipping away at Hillary Clinton's grip on the Democratic nomination, the differences are spilling out into the open as the candidates campaign across snow-covered Iowa.

At its core, the divide between Clinton and Sanders is about just how much to change...

January 26, 2016 - 3:24am
1 week 5 days ago

LAUDERDALE-BY-THE-SEA, Fla. (AP) — Coast Guard officials in South Florida say 13 people have been rescued from a sinking yacht off the coast of Lauderdale-by-the-Sea.

Multiple news outlets report the people were rescued Monday evening after their 106-foot yacht began sinking.

Petty Officer Jon-Paul Rios says the Coast Guard responded after getting a call that the motor yacht named Serena III was taking on water. Rios says it's unclear why the boat...

January 26, 2016 - 2:00am
1 week 5 days ago

PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) — Scientists behind a "Doomsday Clock" that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm say the world is still under grave threat.

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday that the minute hand on the metaphorical clock remained at three minutes-to-midnight. The clock reflects how vulnerable the world is to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change and new technologies, with midnight symbolizing apocalypse....

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