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Ga. prisoner accused of lying about possible Ebola

ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors have accused a prisoner in Georgia of lying about potentially getting Ebola while traveling in Africa, a claim that triggered an emergency response at an Atlanta area jail and hospital. Harry Randall Withers was indicted Thursday on three counts of making false statements. He was being held without bond Friday at […]

Gay couples disappointed after flurry of rulings

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay couples in Las Vegas hoping their luck had finally turned were disappointed as county clerks turned them away amid a flurry of conflicting court decisions over same-sex marriage. Jefferson Ruck was first in line with his partner of 14 years, Thomas Topovski, at the marriage license bureau in Las Vegas […]

Stocks retreat after Wednesday’s big gains

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks were solidly lower in early trading Thursday, pruning back some of the gains from a massive rally the day before. Gap shares plunged after the company announced its CEO was retiring. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average lost 81 points, or 0.5 percent, to 16,911 as of 10:06 […]

2 women survive ordeal along Indiana rail bridge

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana. The women lay down on the tracks as the train went over them and survived the July 10 incident, which happened just before […]

US evacuates embassy in Libya amid clashes

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States shut down its embassy in Libya on Saturday and evacuated its diplomats to neighboring Tunisia under U.S. military escort amid a significant deterioration in security in Tripoli as fighting intensified between rival militias, the State Department said. “Due to the ongoing violence resulting from clashes between Libyan militias in […]

Dumb Starbucks explained on Comedy Central show

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dumb Starbucks is coming back, but only on TV. The comic who came up with the fake-store concept will discuss its origins and aftermath on next Tuesday’s episode of Comedy Central’s “Nathan for You.” Star Nathan Fielder opened the Dumb Starbucks coffee shop in a Los Angeles strip mall in February. […]

Friend is first convicted in Boston Marathon probe

BOSTON (AP) — The conviction of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev for impeding the investigation into the bombings has his lawyers wondering if anyone else who faces charges connected to the 2013 attack stands a chance of acquittal. A federal jury on Monday found Azamat Tazhayakov guilty of obstruction of justice […]

Police: Woman posted selfies in stolen dress

WEST FRANKFORT, Ill. (AP) — Police investigating the theft of clothing and jewelry from a southern Illinois boutique say they arrested a woman after she posted Facebook photos of herself wearing one of the stolen items. WSIL-TV reports that police arrested 27-year-old Danielle Saxton, of West Frankfort, earlier this month on misdemeanor retail theft charges. […]

Appeals court to take up Missouri execution case 

BONNE TERRE, Mo. (AP) — A last-minute stay from a federal judge has put a Missouri inmate’s execution temporarily on hold. John Middleton was scheduled to die one minute after midnight Wednesday for killing three people in rural northern Missouri in 1995. With less than two hours to go before the execution, U.S. District Judge […]

Gay couples marry in Arkansas, most clerks sit out 

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — More than 200 gay couples obtained Arkansas marriage licenses Monday after a judge tossed out the state’s 10-year-old same-sex marriage ban, but only at a handful of courthouses as an overwhelming majority of county clerks in this part of the Bible Belt said they first wanted the state Supreme Court […]

Energy savings bill fails amid election politics 

WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely popular, bipartisan energy savings bill fell victim in the Senate on Monday to election-year politics and the Obama administration’s continued indecision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. A procedural motion to end debate and bring the measure to a floor vote without amendments fell five votes short of the 60 […]

Target’s CEO is out in wake of big security breach

NEW YORK (AP) — Target’s CEO has become the first boss of a major corporation to lose his job over a breach of customer data, showing how responsibility for computer security now reaches right to the top. Gregg Steinhafel, who was also president and chairman, stepped down nearly five months after Target disclosed a huge […]

Professor: ‘Game of Thrones’ pic got me suspended

PARAMUS, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey professor claims he was suspended over an online photo containing a quote from “Game of Thrones” that he says a school official perceived as a threat. Francis Schmidt, who teaches art and animation at Bergen Community College, says he was suspended for eight days after posting a photo […]

SpaceX making Easter delivery of station supplies

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A SpaceX supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Friday, setting the stage for an Easter morning delivery and urgent spacewalking repairs later in the week. Following its midday launch through cloudy skies, the Dragon cargo carrier was shown drifting away in the blackness of space, against the […]

Eyewitness testimony no longer a gold standard

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The American legal system offers few moments as dramatic as an eyewitness to a crime pointing his finger across a crowded courtroom at a defendant. The problem is that decades of studies show eyewitness testimony is right only about half the time — a reality that has prompted a small vanguard […]

Wakarusa Music Festival Gives Back: BLVD To A Better World

Wakarusa Music Festival is teaming up with several national and local non-profits organizations.  The non-profit will have a chance to share materials and their mission on-site at Wakarusa, June 5-8, 2014 on Mulberry Mountain in Ozark, AR.  Wakarusa’s BLVD To A Better World is dedicated to helping promote the vision through political, environmental, health and social activism. […]

Mozilla CEO resignation raises free-speech issues

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The resignation of Mozilla’s CEO amid outrage that he supported an anti-gay marriage campaign is prompting concerns about how Silicon Valley’s strongly liberal culture might quash the very openness that is at the region’s foundation.

NYC police: Car flips into Queens creek, killing 4

NEW YORK (AP) — A car heading down a dark, dead-end street in a desolate industrial area flipped over a wooden curb into a creek, killing four passengers, police said Saturday. The driver escaped serious injury and told officers at the scene in the Astoria section of Queens that the four were trapped in the […]

Wakarusa Festival announces artist lineup

Wakarusa is pleased to announce the first of three rounds of the 2014 artist lineup. Round one artists include STS9, Umphrey’s McGee, Michael Franti & Spearhead,Lettuce, Dr. Dog, Papadosio, Cherub, BoomBox and more.  The 11th annual festival will be held June 5-8, 2014 on majestic Mulberry Mountain near Ozark, Ark. “Wakarusa” is a word derived from Native American culture that means “ass-deep”. Of course, back then […]

Polio-like disease appears in California children

STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — An extremely rare, polio-like disease has appeared in more than a dozen California children within the past year, and each of them suffered paralysis to one or more arms or legs, Stanford University researchers say. But public health officials haven’t identified any common causes connecting the cases. The illness is still […]

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