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Grand jury: 2 bishops hid sex abuse of hundreds of children

ALTOONA, Pa. - Two Catholic bishops who led a small Pennsylvania diocese helped cover up the sexual abuse of hundreds of children by more than 50 priests and other religious leaders over a 40-year period, according to a grand jury report that portrays the church as holding such sway over law enforcement that it helped select a police chief.

March 01, 2016 | By JOE MANDAK Associated Press | Associated Press


Sheriff: Cop who killed Kansas gunman a 'tremendous hero'

HESSTON, Kan. - A man who stormed into a Kansas factory and shot 14 people, killing three, had just been served with a protective order involving a former girlfriend that probably set off the attack, authorities said Friday.

February 26, 2016 | By ROXANA HEGEMAN and MARIA FISHER Associated Press | Associated Press


Watch out for phishy emails during tax season

NEW YORK - It's tax time, so you'd better think twice before clicking on that link in your email inbox.

February 25, 2016 | By BREE FOWLER AP Technology Writer | Associated Press


Snacks nation

NEW YORK - There are no meals anymore, only snacks.

February 24, 2016 | By CANDICE CHOI | Associated Press


GOP voters reluctantly fall into Trump's camp

MIDLOTHIAN, Va. - Sheila Covert is worried about Donald Trump.

February 24, 2016 | By JULIE PACE AP White House correspondent | Associated Press


US home market: Sales, prices up

WASHINGTON - U.S. home sales are climbing. Prices are rising, too. So the outlook for the housing market is bright but faces issues, nonetheless.

February 24, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Associated Press


Clinton, Trump pick up steam

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Donald Trump claimed a big victory in South Carolina's Republican primary Saturday, deepening his hold on the GOP presidential field as the race barreled into the South. "Let's put this thing away," he shouted to cheering supporters.

February 20, 2016 | By JULIE PACE and BILL BARROW | Associated Press


GOP hopefuls make SC push

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. - The Republican campaign for South Carolina turned deeply personal on the eve of Saturday's high-stakes presidential primary, as New York businessman Donald Trump eyed a delegate sweep and his Republican rivals jockeyed for a southern surprise.

February 19, 2016 | By STEVE PEOPLES and BILL BARROW Associated Press | Associated Press


Vote set on bill protecting gay marriage objectors

ATLANTA - Georgia's state Senate is set to vote Friday on a bill allowing faith-based organizations to refuse services to same-sex couples without government penalties, including loss of taxpayer funding.

February 18, 2016 | By KATHLEEN FOODY Associated Press | Associated Press


Term limits for Supreme Court?

WASHINGTON - Justice Antonin Scalia's sudden death a month before his 80th birthday and the potential impasse over replacing him is giving new impetus to an old idea: Limiting the service of Supreme Court justices.

February 18, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Automatic braking?

WASHINGTON - Federal regulators and the auto industry are taking a more lenient approach than safety advocates like when it comes to phasing in automatic braking systems for passenger cars, according to records of their private negotiations.

February 17, 2016 | By JOAN LOWY Associated Press | Associated Press


Obama: No excuse for GOP not to vote on a court nominee

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. - President Barack Obama declared Tuesday that Republicans have no constitutional grounds to refuse to vote on a Supreme Court nominee, and he challenged his political foes in the Senate to rise above the "venom and rancor" that has paralyzed judicial nominations.

February 16, 2016 | By DARLENE SUPERVILLE and KATHLEEN HENNESSEY | Associated Press


Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dies at 79

WASHINGTON - Antonin Scalia, the influential conservative and most provocative member of the Supreme Court, has died. He was 79.

February 13, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN Associated Press | Associated Press


Feds accuse prison guards of taking bribes, drug trafficking

ATLANTA - Dozens of Georgia prison guards agreed to protect drug smuggling operations for a high-level trafficker, believing their status as correctional officers would protect them from a vehicle search if they were stopped by police, authorities said Thursday. In exchange, they received thousands of dollars in bribes.

February 11, 2016 | By KATE BRUMBACK Associated Press | Associated Press


Jumbled GOP field hopes for survival in South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C. - Hoping for survival in the South, a muddled field of Republican presidential contenders descended Wednesday on South Carolina, no closer to clarity about who can stand between Donald Trump and their party's nomination.

February 10, 2016 | By BILL BARROW and JOSH LEDERMAN | Associated Press


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Journey to Jupiter

LOS ANGELES - Jupiter takes center stage with the arrival next week of a NASA spacecraft built to peek through its thick, swirling clouds and map ...

June 30, 2016 | By ALICIA CHANG AP Science Writer | Associated Press


Study reveals suicides by job

NEW YORK - Farmers, lumberjacks and fishermen have the highest suicide rate in the U.S., while librarians and educators have the lowest, according to a ...

June 30, 2016 | By MIKE STOBBE AP Medical Writer | Associated Press


New laws on abortion set to take effect

New laws targeting abortion are set to take effect Friday in about one-fifth of the states, initiating another wave of restrictions just days after the ...

June 29, 2016 | By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press | Associated Press


Benghazi report concludes

WASHINGTON - House Republicans on Tuesday concluded their $7 million, two-year investigation into the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, with fresh accusations of lethal mistakes by ...

June 28, 2016 | By MATTHEW DALY Associated Press | Associated Press


Recovery underway in West Virginia

RAINELLE, W.Va. - When the torrential rains stopped in the tiny West Virginia town of Rainelle, the volunteers started showing up.

June 27, 2016 | By JOHN RABY and JONATHAN MATTISE Associated Press | Associated Press


Supreme Court strikes down Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court issued its strongest defense of abortion rights in a quarter-century Monday, striking down Texas' widely replicated rules that sharply reduced abortion ...

June 27, 2016 | By MARK SHERMAN | Associated Press


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