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Taco Bell's ads star real-life Ronald McDonalds

NEW YORK - Taco Bell is name-dropping an unlikely clown to promote its new breakfast menu - Ronald McDonald.

March 28, 2014 | By CANDACE CHOI Associated Press | Associated Press


Pistorius trial delayed over legal aide illness

PRETORIA, South Africa - The murder trial of Oscar Pistorius has been delayed until April 7 because one of the legal experts who will assist the judge in reaching a verdict is sick, abruptly ending expectations Friday that the double-amputee athlete was about to testify on his fatal shooting of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.

March 28, 2014 | By CHRISTOPHER TORCHIA and GERALD IMRAY Associated Press | Associated Press


Congress backs bill to help cash-strapped Ukraine

WASHINGTON - Congress is close to sending President Barack Obama a bill to give $1 billion in loan guarantees to cash-strapped Ukraine and provide the administration broad authority to levy more sanctions on Russia for its annexation of Crimea.

March 28, 2014 | By DEB RIECHMANN and DONNA CASSATA Associated Press | Associated Press


GOP hopefuls betting on mega donor in Vegas

LAS VEGAS - A slate of potential Republican presidential candidates is descending upon Las Vegas to court one of the GOP's most powerful patrons.

March 27, 2014 | By STEVE PEOPLES Associated Press | Associated Press


Security firms watch social media for feisty fans

As Minnesota Vikings fans were getting ready for the final game at the Metrodome last December, officials at Whelan Security noticed social media chatter suggesting some of the faithful might rush the field and try to steal a piece of history.

March 27, 2014 | By LUKE MEREDITH Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama tells Pope Francis he is a 'great admirer'

VATICAN CITY - President Barack Obama called himself a "great admirer" of Pope Francis as he sat down at the Vatican Thursday with the pontiff he considers a kindred spirit on issues of economic inequality. Their nearly hourlong first meeting comes as Obama's administration remains deeply split with the church over abortion and contraception.

March 27, 2014 | By JIM KUHNHENN and NICOLE WINFIELD Associated Press | Associated Press


More domestic violence shelters are taking in pets

NEW YORK - When her abusive husband left for work last fall, she grabbed her kids, her dog and her bags, only to run up against a heart-wrenching obstacle: None of the city's more than 50 domestic violence shelters would accept the pet.

March 26, 2014 | By JENNIFER PELTZ Associated Press | Associated Press


3 Secret Service agents benched before Obama trip

WASHINGTON - The Secret Service sent three agents home from the Netherlands just before President Barack Obama's arrival after one agent was found inebriated in an Amsterdam hotel, the Secret Service said Tuesday.

March 26, 2014 | By JOSH LEDERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Dodgers top spender, ending Yanks' 15-year streak

NEW YORK - Zack Greinke and the Los Angeles Dodgers have knocked Alex Rodriguez and the New York Yankees off baseball's payroll perch, part of an offseason spending spree that has the average salary approaching $4 million for the first time.

March 26, 2014 | By RONALD BLUM Associated Press | Associated Press


Novel analysis helped narrow Malaysian jet search

HONG KONG - Investigators are closer to solving an international aviation mystery thanks to a British communications satellite and classroom physics.

March 25, 2014 | By JUSTIN PRITCHARD and KELVIN CHAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Navy: Sailor, civilian suspect killed at Va. base

NORFOLK, Va. - A sailor was fatally shot aboard a guided-missile destroyer docked at the world's largest naval base late Monday, and security forces killed the lone suspect, according to the Navy.

March 25, 2014 | By BROCK VERGAKIS Associated Press | Associated Press


Malaysia says search to shift to smaller area

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - Malaysia said Tuesday that it has narrowed the search for a downed jetliner to an area the size of Alaska in the southern Indian Ocean, while Australia said improved weather would allow the hunt for possible debris from the plane to resume.

March 25, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and SCOTT McDONALD Associated Press | Associated Press


Officials: Missing plane went down in Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - After 17 days of desperation and doubt over the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, the country's officials said an analysis of satellite data points to a "heartbreaking" conclusion: Flight 370 met its end in the southern reaches of the Indian Ocean, and none of those aboard survived.

March 24, 2014 | By EILEEN NG and TODD PITMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Jimmy Fallon off to fast start on 'Tonight'

NEW YORK - One month in, NBC's generational trade of Jay Leno for Jimmy Fallon at the "Tonight" show is succeeding beyond the hopes of executives who engineered it.

March 24, 2014 | By DAVID BAUDER Associated Press | Associated Press


No 'signs of life' after huge Washington landslide

ARLINGTON, Wash. - Hopes of finding any more survivors from a massive mudslide that killed at least eight people waned as searchers pulled more bodies from the tangled debris field in rural Washington state and crews worked through the night into Monday.

March 24, 2014 | By DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP Associated Press | Associated Press


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Women file to run for US House seats in record numbers

CHERRY HILL, N.J. - The number of women running for the U.S. House of Representatives set a record Thursday, most of them Democrats motivated ...

April 05, 2018 | By GEOFF MULVIHILL and MAUREEN LINKE Associated Press | Associated Press


Addressing the opioid crisis

ATLANTA - The nation's chief doctor wants more Americans to start carrying the overdose antidote naloxone to help combat the nation's opioid crisis and ...

April 05, 2018 | By R.J. RICO Associated Press | Associated Press


MLK honored as thousands march to 'keep the dream going'

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - With thoughts on the past and eyes to the future, thousands marched and sang civil rights songs Wednesday to honor the Rev. Martin ...

April 04, 2018 | By ERRIN HAINES WHACK, ADRIAN SAINZ and KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


EPA to ease emissions standards

Environmental regulators announced on Monday they will ease emissions standards for cars and trucks, saying that a timeline put in place by President Barack Obama ...

April 02, 2018 | The Associated Press | Associated Press


Kentucky, Oklahoma teachers rally as rebellion grows

OKLAHOMA CITY - The state Capitol in Kentucky filled with teachers protesting pension changes and demanding generous school funding Monday, and thousands of Oklahoma educators walked ...

April 02, 2018 | By SEAN MURPHY and BRUCE SCHREINER Associated Press | Associated Press


Emory University acquires letters by author Harper Lee

NEW YORK - Around the same time "To Kill a Mockingbird" made Harper Lee a best-selling author and Pulitzer Prize winner, she was still fighting for ...

April 02, 2018 | By HILLEL ITALIE AP National Writer | Associated Press


Science: What we know about coffee and cancer risk

Trouble is brewing for coffee lovers in California, where a judge ruled that sellers must post scary warnings about cancer risks. But how frightened should ...

March 31, 2018 | By MARILYNN MARCHIONE AP Chief Medical Writer | Associated Press


Widow of Orlando nightclub gunman is acquitted in the attack

The widow of the gunman who slaughtered 49 people at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, was acquitted Friday of helping to plot the attack ...

March 30, 2018 | By TAMARA LUSH Associated Press | Associated Press


Visiting Memphis 50 years after King's assassination

MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Fifty years ago, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed while standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee ...

March 28, 2018 | By ADRIAN SAINZ Associated Press | Associated Press


Trump says Second Amendment won't be repealed

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump tweeted Wednesday that the Second Amendment "WILL NEVER BE REPEALED" and called on voters to elect more Republicans in this fall ...

March 28, 2018 | By ALAN FRAM Associated Press | Associated Press


New cars are quickly getting self-driving safety features

DETROIT - Autonomous vehicles get all the headlines, but automakers are gradually adding advanced electronic safety features to human-driven cars as they step toward a world ...

March 27, 2018 | By TOM KRISHER AP Auto Writer | Associated Press


Will GOP efforts convince voters?

WASHINGTON - With passage of an enormous budget bill, the GOP-controlled Congress all but wrapped up its legislating for the year. But will it be enough ...

March 24, 2018 | By LISA MASCARO and MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


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