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Raymond Felton of Knicks arrested on gun charges

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Knicks point guard Raymond Felton has been arrested on three counts of criminal possession of a weapon. Felton turned himself in at 12:50 a.m. Tuesday, shortly after the Knicks lost to the Dallas Mavericks at home. Felton was expected to be arraigned on charges of criminal possession of a […]

New app spreads spirit of 2014 Boston Marathon

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Athletic Association has launched an app that allows runners around the world to be a part of the 2014 Boston Marathon experience.

US stocks move sharply higher; Disney jumps

Encouraging news about the job market and strong earnings from Disney helped drive U.S. stocks sharply higher in afternoon trading Thursday. The market was rebounding a day after posting small losses. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average rose 156 points, or 1 percent, to 15,597 as of 12:13 p.m. Eastern time. The Standard & […]

Barton votes against budget

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U.S. Rep. Joe Barton voted against HR 3547, the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014, on Wednesday, though he pointed out a silver lining in the bill.

SFC crash firefighter saw girl before hitting her

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Video from the helmet camera of a firefighter responding to the crash landing of an Asiana Airlines flight in San Francisco shows at least one rescuer was aware someone was on the ground outside the aircraft and even warned a colleague. Yet two fire trucks subsequently ran over an injured passenger. […]

Manual transmission stymies Mass. car thieves

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A trio of would-be Massachusetts car thieves had to hit the brakes on their plan because none of them knew how to drive a stick. Police in Springfield say the men pulled a knife on a food delivery driver Tuesday night and demanded the grub and his keys. But then they […]

Major change unlikely despite open-Internet ruling

NEW YORK (AP) — Don’t expect major changes to how you access your favorite websites and services despite a federal appeals court’s decision to set aside rules meant to ensure equal access to entertainment, news and other online content. Major cable providers already have pledged not to do the kinds of things the rules were […]

Okla. gay marriage ban struck down; ruling on hold

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — For the second time in a month, a federal judge has set aside a deeply conservative state’s limits on same-sex marriage, this time in Oklahoma.

Heroin and pill abuse stir a battle cry in Vermont

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Behind the facade of pristine ski slopes, craft beer, quaint village greens and one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, Vermont is grappling with painkiller and heroin abuse, a challenge leaders say is fueling crime and wrecking lives and families disproportionately in this tiny state. Nearly every day, police […]

NJ’s Christie looks to recover after staff shakeup

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A wounded Chris Christie is working to move beyond the most challenging test of his political career, a traffic scandal that rocked his administration this week and threatens to tarnish his national image ahead of the next presidential contest. Allies of Christie, New Jersey’s Republican governor and a possible candidate for […]

Stocks move lower after US reports hiring slowdown

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are moving lower early Friday after the U.S. government disappointed investors with news that hiring slowed down sharply last month. The Labor Department reported that only 74,000 jobs were added to payrolls in December, the fewest in three years and far less than economists were expecting. The unemployment rate fell, […]

Chemical spill shuts down much of W.Va. capital

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Schools and restaurants closed, grocery stores sold out of bottled water, and state legislators who had just started their session canceled the day’s business after a chemical spill in the Elk River in Charleston shut down much of the city and surrounding counties even as the cause and extent of the […]

Giffords completes skydive on shooting anniversary

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Gabrielle Giffords marked the three-year anniversary of an attack that left her severely wounded and forced her to resign from Congress by skydiving Wednesday in a feat that highlights her ongoing recovery after having to learn how to walk and talk again. Across the city, others gathered for bell-ringing and flag-raising […]

Pentagon chief in rare visit to nuke missile base

F.E. WARREN AIR FORCE BASE, Wyo. (AP) — Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is making a rare visit to an Air Force nuclear missile base, hoping to boost morale among the men and women who operate, maintain and safeguard the nation’s Minuteman 3 nuclear missiles. Officials have said those service members are increasingly tired of working […]

Christie fires aide, apologizes for traffic jams

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday apologized to his constituents and said he was “embarrassed and humiliated” by his staff, one day after emails and text messages revealed his administration may have closed highway lanes to exact political retribution. Christie also said he was firing Deputy Chief of Staff Bridget Anne Kelly, […]

5 things to know about the record-breaking freeze

CHICAGO (AP) — Much of the country grappled Monday with a historic freeze that shuttered schools and businesses at the start of the first full work week of 2014. Flights, trains and bus transportation were disrupted, thousands were left without power and even parts of the country used to fending off hypothermia and frostbite had […]

Girl declared brain dead moved from hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The 13-year-old California girl who was declared brain dead after a surgery is now in a facility where her family can take care of her, a place her uncle says that believes as much they do that she’s alive. A critical care team took Jahi McMath while she was attached to […]

Supreme Court puts Utah same-sex marriage on hold

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Gay couples in Utah were thrust into legal limbo Monday as the U.S. Supreme Court put a halt to same-sex marriages in the state, turning jubilation to doubt just weeks after a judge’s ruling sent people rushing to get married. The justices did not rule on the merits of the […]

Senate OKs gay rights bill banning discrimination

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate approved legislation outlawing workplace discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, demonstrating the nation’s quickly evolving attitude toward gay rights nearly two decades after Congress rejected same-sex marriage.

Deal reached to avoid default and open government

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate leaders announced last-minute agreement today to avert a threatened Treasury default and reopen the government after a partial, 16-day shutdown. Congress raced to pass the measure by day’s end. The Dow Jones industrial average soared on the news that the threat of default was fading, flirting with a 200-point gain in […]

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