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Tornado risk follows record warmth in central US

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Midwesterners who had briefly swapped puffy coats for sandals and shorts switched back Tuesday as balmy conditions gave way to severe storms that carried a risk of tornadoes, freezing rain and, later, snow.

Obama launches push for immigration overhaul

LAS VEGAS (AP) — President Barack Obama is hailing bipartisan Senate efforts to overhaul the nation’s patchwork immigration laws, welcoming “a genuine desire” to tackle an issue that has been stalled for years.

A-Rod denies PED use report; MLB investigates

NEW YORK (AP) — Alex Rodriguez denied a newspaper report that accused him of buying human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing substances from a Miami-area clinic.

From the start, Dreamliner jet program was rushed

NEW YORK (AP) — The 787 Dreamliner was born in a moment of desperation.

NASA testing vintage engine from Apollo 11 rocket

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Like vinyl records and skinny ties, good things eventually come back around. At NASA, that means looking to the Apollo program for ideas on how to develop the next generation of rockets for future missions to the moon and beyond.

1st woman to lead in combat ‘thrilled’ with change

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Former U.S. Army Capt. Linda L. Bray says her male superiors were incredulous upon hearing she had ably led a platoon of military police officers through a firefight during the 1989 invasion of Panama.

WTC workers scrawl graffiti of defiance, hope

NEW YORK (AP) — On most construction projects, workers are discouraged from signing or otherwise scrawling on the iron and concrete. At the skyscraper rising at ground zero, though, they’re being invited to leave messages for the ages.

Manufacturers cutting white-collar jobs now, too

NEW YORK (AP) — Manufacturers have been using technology to cut blue-collar jobs for years. Now, they’re targeting their white-collar workers, too.

American Mumbai plotter to be sentenced in Chicago

CHICAGO (AP) — A small-time American drug dealer-turned-terrorist plotter who helped plan the brutal 2008 attack on Mumbai, India, learns Thursday whether his wide-ranging cooperation with U.S. investigators will earn him any leniency as he faces sentencing in federal court.

Te’o tells Couric he briefly lied about girlfriend

NEW YORK (AP) — Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o has told Katie Couric that he briefly lied about his online girlfriend after discovering she didn’t exist, while maintaining that he had no part in creating the hoax.

Gay activists laud Obama speech, now want action

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama’s emphatic gay-rights advocacy in his inaugural address thrilled many activists. Yet almost immediately came the questions and exhortations as to what steps should be taken next.

Sheriff: New Mexico teen planned family shootings

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — For at least a week, 15-year-old Nehemiah Griego had been planning the attack, authorities said.

Man cited for riding camel during Sundance fest

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Police cited a man for riding a camel and obstructing traffic in Park City, Utah, as attendees of the Sundance Film Festival packed the town. Jason Andreozzi was promoting a movie he directed that didn’t make it into the festival lineup. Park City police cited Andreozzi for riding the camel […]

Report: NM teen had homicidal, suicidal thoughts

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The New Mexico teenager accused of fatally shooting his parents and three younger siblings told authorities he was annoyed with his mother and had been having homicidal and suicidal thoughts, according to a probable cause statement.

American Indian gang trio face racketeering trial

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Three members of a violent American Indian gang known for terrorizing people from the Twin Cities to reservations in greater Minnesota, Wisconsin and beyond will go on trial Tuesday in what authorities call one of the largest gang cases to come out of Indian Count

Obama begins second term in office

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama never mentioned the words Democrat or Republican, yet his second inaugural address was a decidedly political speech.

J.J. Abrams to produce Lance Armstrong biopic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — He’s already gotten the Oprah treatment. Now Lance Armstrong is headed for the silver screen. Paramount Pictures and J.J. Abrams’ production company, Bad Robot, are planning a biopic about the disgraced cyclist, a studio spokeswoman said Friday. They’ve secured the rights to New York Times reporter Juliet Macur’s upcoming book “Cycle […]

49ers’ Crabtree questioned in sexual assault case

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree has voluntarily met with police in their investigation into an alleged sexual assault in a hotel after the team’s playoff victory over the Green Bay Packers last weekend, his attorney said Saturday. “Michael fully cooperated with the inspectors and will continue to do so […]

Hawaii hometown backs Te’o after girlfriend hoax

LAIE, Hawaii (AP) — People in the small Hawaii hometown of Manti Te’o stood firmly behind the Notre Dame linebacker after the story of his girlfriend and her death from leukemia were revealed as a hoax.

Colo. theater reopens, months after mass shooting

AURORA, Colo. (AP) — One survivor had to pause on his way into the theater and pray. Another braced for flashbacks as he entered the auditorium where 12 people died and dozens were injured during a massacre six months earlier. Others refused to come, viewing the reopening of the multiplex as insensitive.

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