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  • Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Ronald McDonald mothballed

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 10:34 AM EDT2014-04-16 14:34:47 GMT
    Ronald McDonald, a spokesman for McDonald's Corp. (NYSE: MCD), has been mothballed. He began to make appearances for the fast-food giant in 1963. Although the company claims he still exists as a symbol
    Fast Food Icon, Ronald McDonald, being replaced as company spokesman by a Farmer Dirk.
  • All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    All 'View' co-hosts will salute Barbara Walters

    Wednesday, April 16 2014 9:09 AM EDT2014-04-16 13:09:58 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television. The network said Wednesday the first-ever reunion will
    ABC's "The View" will gather all 11 past and present co-hosts to salute Barbara Walters as she retires from daily television.
  • Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Families recovering after massive Toledo fire

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 6:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 22:06:21 GMT
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of
    The investigation continues into a massive Toledo apartment fire as the victims work to rebuild their lives with the help of the American Red Cross. As you can imagine it is extremely hard for many of them to talk about what they lost that day. But they're truly grateful for what was saved and many say they are amazed by the people and organizations working to help.
  • Former Ottawa Hills student testifies liquor store clerk did not ask for ID

    Former Ottawa Hills student testifies liquor store clerk did not ask for ID

    Monday, April 14 2014 9:07 PM EDT2014-04-15 01:07:26 GMT
    The trial began on Monday of the former liquor store employee linked to the death of Ottawa Hills teenager Brian Hoeflinger. The 18-year-old died in a drunk driving accident last year. 13abc's Christine
    The trial began on Monday of the former liquor store employee linked to the death of Ottawa Hills teenager Brian Hoeflinger. 
  • NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

    NSA spy report among potential Pulitzer contenders

    Monday, April 14 2014 7:42 AM EDT2014-04-14 11:42:46 GMT
    (AP Photo/The Guardian, File). FILE - A Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S.(AP Photo/The Guardian, File). FILE - A Sunday, June 9, 2013, file photo provided by The Guardian newspaper in London shows Edward Snowden, who worked as a contract employee at the U.S.
    NEW YORK (AP) - The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday. Among the potential contenders are reporters who revealed the massive U.S. government surveillance effort. Revelations
    The Pulitzer Prizes, journalism's highest honor, will be announced Monday.
  • Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas

    Doctor, grandson ID'd as 2 of 3 killed in Kansas

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:37 PM EDT2014-04-14 02:37:22 GMT
    Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson. Will Corporon issued a statement saying
    Family members have identified two of the three people killed in attacks at Jewish-affiliated facilities near Kansas City as a man and his 14-year-old grandson.
  • Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Engaged pair, teen athlete among dead in bus crash

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:45:10 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer
    Five high school students and three chaperones have been confirmed dead or are unaccounted for after a charter bus heading to Humboldt State University was struck by a FedEx tractor-trailer in Northern California.
  • Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

    Utah woman arrested after 7 dead babies found

    Sunday, April 13 2014 7:39 PM EDT2014-04-13 23:39:37 GMT
    Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Megan Huntsman lived
    Police accused a Utah woman of killing seven babies she gave birth to over 10 years after they found the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home.
  • Urgent hunt for bear that mauled woman in Florida garage

    Urgent hunt for bear that mauled woman in Florida garage

    Sunday, April 13 2014 4:03 PM EDT2014-04-13 20:03:08 GMT
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head.
  • Was truck on fire before slamming into bus carrying high school kids?

    Was truck on fire before slamming into bus carrying high school kids?

    Sunday, April 13 2014 3:19 PM EDT2014-04-13 19:19:28 GMT
    RED BLUFF, Calif. (AP) - Federal investigators are looking into a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into
    Federal investigators are looking into a driver's claim that a FedEx tractor-trailer was already on fire when it careened out-of-control across a freeway median and slammed into a bus taking high school students on a college tour, killing 10 people in a fiery wreck.
  • Estate sells for $120 Million

    Estate sells for $120 Million

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:48:33 GMT
    12-bedroom waterfront estate on 50 acres in wealthy Greenwich has been sold for $120 million.    Even though that's $70 million under Copper Beech Farm's initial listing price, real estate agent David
    Fifty-acre Connecticut estate sells for $120 Million.
  • Beef prices highest since 1987

    Beef prices highest since 1987

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:45:02 GMT
    The highest beef prices since 1987 are hitting the pocketbooks of home cooks and restaurant owners.    A dwindling number of cattle and growing export demand have tightened the supply and caused the average
    Beef prices are rising to $5.29 a pound, 24 cents higher than at the start of the year.
  • Fees may be shrinking your 401 (k)

    Fees may be shrinking your 401 (k)

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:42:30 GMT
    t's the silent enemy in our retirement accounts: High fees.    And now a new study finds that the typical 401(k) fees - adding up to a modest-sounding 1 percent a year - would erase $70,000 from an average
    High fees could erase $70,000 from your 401 (k) retirement account over 40 years.
  • Sebelius says healthcare rollout "terribly flawed"

    Sebelius says healthcare rollout "terribly flawed"

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:40:02 GMT
    Outgoing Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the administration's own predictions that the new health care law's online sign-up system would be ready by Oct. 1 were "just flat out
    Outgoing HHS secretary Kathleen Sebelius says rollout of Obamacare was "terribly flawed".
  • Obama and gender politics

    Obama and gender politics

    Sunday, April 13 2014 2:36 PM EDT2014-04-13 18:36:59 GMT
    President Barack Obama and the Republican Party already are competing hard for the support of women in the November elections.    White House advisers say no group will be more important to Democrats'
    President Obama says unmarried women are key to Democratic victory and Republicans say that is a constituency they are trying to court themselves.
  • Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week for Christians

    Palm Sunday marks the start of Holy Week for Christians

    Sunday, April 13 2014 10:57 AM EDT2014-04-13 14:57:35 GMT
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - Pope Francis, marking Palm Sunday in a packed St. Peter's Square, ignored his prepared homily and spoke entirely off-the-cuff in a remarkable departure from practice. Later, he continued
    Today Christians around the world are celebrating Palm Sunday. This is the final Sunday before Easter and marks the beginning of Holy Week.
  • Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Shoe thrown at Hillary Clinton during speech

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:49:34 GMT
    A woman was taken into federal custody Thursday after throwing a shoe at Hillary Clinton as the former Secretary of State began a Las Vegas convention keynote speech.    The incident happened moments after
    Woman in federal custody after throwing shoe at Hillary Clinton during speech in Las Vegas.
  • Kissing Congressman from Louisiana not stepping down

    Kissing Congressman from Louisiana not stepping down

    Saturday, April 12 2014 2:46 PM EDT2014-04-12 18:46:58 GMT
    Louisiana Rep. Vance McAllister stayed out of sight as calls grew louder from Republicans back home demanding the GOP congressman's resignation after he was caught on video kissing the wife of a friend.
    Louisiana congressman caught kissing staffer rebuffs Republican calls to step down. 
  • Bills aims to make sure students have full story about loans

    Bills aims to make sure students have full story about loans

    Friday, April 11 2014 6:10 PM EDT2014-04-11 22:10:58 GMT
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is working on legislation he hopes will help students make good decisions before they borrow money. Every year in the United States, about 20 million people attend college. More
    Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown is working on legislation he hopes will help students make good decisions before they borrow money.
  • Dawn Brancheau and SeaWorld: Dream Big

    Dawn Brancheau and SeaWorld: Dream Big

    Thursday, April 10 2014 4:24 PM EDT2014-04-10 20:24:38 GMT
    For the first time, the head of The Dawn Brancheau Foundation is speaking to a local news organization, 13abc, about the foundation she manages from her home in the Toledo area.
    For the first time, the head of The Dawn Brancheau Foundation is speaking to a local news organization, 13abc, about the foundation she manages from her home in the Toledo area.
  • Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    Stephen Colbert to replace Letterman on late show

    Thursday, April 10 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-10 16:44:38 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year. Colbert
    NEW YORK (AP) - Stephen Colbert is replacing David Letterman as CBS' late-night host. CBS announced Thursday that "The Colbert Report" host will replace Letterman when he retires next year.
  • Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Family Dollar to cut jobs, close about 370 stores

    Thursday, April 10 2014 8:40 AM EDT2014-04-10 12:40:19 GMT
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices
    MATTHEWS, N.C. (AP) - Family Dollar says it will be cutting jobs and closing about 370 underperforming stores as it looks for ways to improve its financial performance. It says it will also cut prices
  • Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Teen stabs 22 at Pittsburgh-area high school

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 9:26 PM EDT2014-04-10 01:26:28 GMT
    MURRYSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - An emergency official says several people were stabbed at a high school near Pittsburgh and a suspect has been taken into custody. Dan Stevens, the spokesman for Westmoreland
    Flailing away with two kitchen knives, a 16-year-old boy with a "blank expression" stabbed and slashed 21 students and a security guard in the crowded halls of his suburban Pittsburgh high school Wednesday before an assistant principal tackled him.
  • Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

    Toyota recalls about 6.4 million vehicles globally

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 7:49 AM EDT2014-04-09 11:49:36 GMT
    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have
    TOKYO (AP) - Toyota Motor Corp. is recalling 6.39 million vehicles globally for a variety of problems spanning nearly 30 models in Japan, the U.S., Europe and other places. No injuries or crashes have
  • UConn eyeing double championship

    UConn eyeing double championship

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 6:24 AM EDT2014-04-08 10:24:13 GMT
    It doesn't happen often, but tonight, the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team can do something its men's team did last night...and that's win a championship.  The men's team beat Kentucky
    Tonight, the University of Connecticut's women's basketball team can do something its men's team did last night...and that's win a championship.
  • Sex trafficking survivor speaks out on Capitol Hill

    Sex trafficking survivor speaks out on Capitol Hill

    Monday, April 7 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-04-07 20:55:55 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – She goes by the nickname "T." Lawmakers call her one of the most courageous congressional witnesses they have ever met. "I became vulnerable for a man to basically sexually exploit me.
    She goes by the nickname "T." Lawmakers call her one of the most courageous congressional witnesses they have ever met.
  • Senate to vote on unemployment insurance

    Senate to vote on unemployment insurance

    Monday, April 7 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-07 16:56:44 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Two million people across the country have been without federal unemployment insurance benefits since December 28th, and for months some senators have been working on a deal to extend
    The Senate is almost at an agreement but the compromise is not a done deal yet. 
  • Evenflo recalls 1.3 million child seat buckles

    Evenflo recalls 1.3 million child seat buckles

    Monday, April 7 2014 8:08 AM EDT2014-04-07 12:08:39 GMT
    Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The National Highway Transportation
    Evenflo Company Inc. is voluntarily recalling more than 1.3 million child safety seat buckles due to the risk children could not be removed quickly in an emergency. The National Highway Transportation
  • Stern could replace Letterman

    Stern could replace Letterman

    Sunday, April 6 2014 6:55 PM EDT2014-04-06 22:55:13 GMT
    Howard Stern is just one of the names industry spectators are floating around as a possible replacement for David Letterman.    At least for now, however, the longtime radio personality says his plate's
    Shock Jock Howard Stern is one name being tossed around as possible replacement for Late Night host David Letterman.
  • Prison products creating profits

    Prison products creating profits

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:40:55 GMT
    From toilet paper and license plates to processed meat and furniture, products made by Ohio inmates are becoming increasingly profitable as the state's prisons act more like private businesses.    In fiscal
    Products made by Ohio prisoners are becoming more profitable as the state operates prisons more like a business.
  • Nirvana singer Cobain remembered 20 years later

    Nirvana singer Cobain remembered 20 years later

    Sunday, April 6 2014 2:35 PM EDT2014-04-06 18:35:43 GMT
    Two decades after Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain killed himself in Seattle, fans flocked to the home where he died to pay homage to the influential rocker.    Fans came from nearby cities like Portland,
    Fans remember former Nirvana lead singer Kurt Cobain 20 years after his suicide.
  • "Pulse" detected in search for missing Malaysian plane

    "Pulse" detected in search for missing Malaysian plane

    Saturday, April 5 2014 3:10 PM EDT2014-04-05 19:10:27 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Malaysia vowed Saturday that it would not give up trying to find the missing jetliner and said a multinational investigation team would to try to solve the aviation mystery, as
    Authorities are racing against time in the search for the missing Malaysia plane. Early Saturday, a Chinese ship reportedly heard a "pulse" in the ocean, but it's unclear if it could be signs of the missing airliner. The black boxes batteries could die as early as tomorrow, making a search mission even more challenging.
  • GOP holds edge in November

    GOP holds edge in November

    Saturday, April 5 2014 2:44 PM EDT2014-04-05 18:44:49 GMT
    The latest Associated Press-GfK poll holds some ominous signs for congressional Democrats going into the November elections.    Overall, people are split between preferring Republicans or Democrats to
    Republicans hold slight edge in polls leading up to November election.
  • Vegas emerging as best GOP convention bet

    Vegas emerging as best GOP convention bet

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:46 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:46:50 GMT
    Backed by one of the GOP's most powerful benefactors, Las Vegas has emerged as an early leader in the multi-city fight to host the next Republican National Convention.    The competition is far from over
    Las Vegas, Nevada is emerging as a top choice as the Republican National Committee decides which town will host the 2016 convention.
  • First Lady plants White House garden

    First Lady plants White House garden

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:44 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:44:11 GMT
    Spring has sprung at the White House and soon the vegetables will, too.    With lots of helping hands on Wednesday, Michelle Obama replanted her fruit and vegetable garden on the South Lawn.    New this
    First Lady Michelle Obama planted her fruit and vegetable garden on the South Lawn of the White House.
  • Father of Fort Hood gunman says family in shock

    Father of Fort Hood gunman says family in shock

    Friday, April 4 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-04-04 19:21:20 GMT
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) - The father Ivan Lopez says he's struggling to comprehend how his son could have opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas.    In a statement from his native Puerto
    The father Ivan Lopez says he's struggling to comprehend how his son could have opened fire on fellow soldiers at Fort Hood in Texas.
  • Argument may have preceded deadly Fort Hood attack

    Argument may have preceded deadly Fort Hood attack

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:04 PM EDT2014-04-04 03:04:21 GMT
    FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed
    The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood may have argued with another service member prior to the attack, and investigators believe his unstable mental health contributed to the rampage, authorities said Thursday.
  • Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

    Fort Hood gunman showed no prior sign of violence

    Thursday, April 3 2014 6:29 PM EDT2014-04-03 22:29:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The Army's top civilian official says the soldier accused in the Fort Hood shooting this week was deployed for the final months of the Iraq war but did not see combat. Three people died
    The soldier who killed three people at Fort Hood never saw combat during a deployment to Iraq and had shown no apparent risk of violence before gunning down fellow service members
  • Local leaders back ballot proposal on business tax

    Local leaders back ballot proposal on business tax

    Thursday, April 3 2014 11:02 AM EDT2014-04-03 15:02:25 GMT
    DEARBORN, Mich. (AP) - Local leaders are supporting a ballot proposal making sure town and city budgets aren't harmed when Michigan manufacturers and small businesses get a tax cut.    Dearborn Mayor Jack
    Local leaders are supporting a ballot proposal making sure town and city budgets aren't harmed when Michigan manufacturers and small businesses get a tax cut.
  • Officials: 4 dead, including gunman, at Fort Hood

    Officials: 4 dead, including gunman, at Fort Hood

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-04-03 03:16:02 GMT
    A gunman opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said.
    A gunman opened fire Wednesday at Fort Hood in an attack that left four dead, including the shooter, law enforcement officials said.
  • President calls for minimum wage hike in speech at UofM

    President calls for minimum wage hike in speech at UofM

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 3:52 PM EDT2014-04-02 19:52:27 GMT
    President Obama will speak at the University of Michigan Wednesday afternoon. He is expected to focus on his push to raise the federal minimum wage. The current federal minimum wage and the minimum wage
    President Barack Obama is arguing for an increase in the minimum wage. The Senate could vote on a bill to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 as early as next week.
  • Rep. Dave Camp calls it quits

    Rep. Dave Camp calls it quits

    Wednesday, April 2 2014 11:23 AM EDT2014-04-02 15:23:16 GMT
    WASHINGTON, D.C. (04/02/2014) - Another Michigan Congressman is calling it quits. Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI) is leaving Congress. Even though he holds one of the most powerful positions in Congress, the Ways
    Even though he holds one of the most powerful positions in Congress, the Ways and Means Chairman is walking into the unknown.
  • Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

    Congress demands answers on delay in GM recall

    Tuesday, April 1 2014 4:53 PM EDT2014-04-01 20:53:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating
    The piece needed to fix a defective ignition switch linked to 13 traffic deaths would have cost just 57 cents, according to documents submitted by General Motors to lawmakers investigating why the company took 10 years to recall cars with the flaw.
  • GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect

    GM recalls 1.5 million cars for steering defect

    Monday, March 31 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-03-31 21:37:16 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.    Included in the recall are the Chevrolet Malibu, Malibu
    General Motors is recalling 1.5 million vehicles in the U.S. because the electronic power-steering assist can suddenly stop working.
  • Play Ball! It's opening day for Major League Baseball

    Play Ball! It's opening day for Major League Baseball

    Monday, March 31 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-03-31 17:20:00 GMT
    (AP) - Despite the fact two games have already been played in Australia and that one took place last night in San Diego, for the majority of baseball fans today is opening day in Major League Baseball.
    Today is opening day in Major League Baseball. Thirteen-games are on the schedule with nine of them being played this afternoon.
  • Obama to discuss minimum wage in Michigan visit

    Obama to discuss minimum wage in Michigan visit

    President Barack Obama plans to visit Michigan on Wednesday to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.
    President Barack Obama plans to visit Michigan on Wednesday to discuss his proposal to raise the national minimum wage.
  • GMA's Josh Elliott leaving show for NBC Sports

    GMA's Josh Elliott leaving show for NBC Sports

    Sunday, March 30 2014 9:53 PM EDT2014-03-31 01:53:32 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - ABC says "Good Morning America" personality Josh Elliott has told the network he's accepted an offer to go to NBC Sports, and he has been quickly replaced on the morning show by Amy Robach. ABC
    ABC says "Good Morning America" personality Josh Elliott has told the network he's accepted an offer to go to NBC Sports, and he has been quickly replaced on the morning show by Amy Robach.
  • Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

    Congress: GM twice failed to fix defect

    Sunday, March 30 2014 9:24 PM EDT2014-03-31 01:24:11 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - A new memo from the House subcommittee investigating the General Motors recalls says GM discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect but canceled them without taking action. The
    A new memo from the House subcommittee investigating the General Motors recalls says GM discussed two separate fixes for an ignition switch defect but canceled them without taking action.
  • French voters deal blow to gov't, help far right

    French voters deal blow to gov't, help far right

    Sunday, March 30 2014 9:01 PM EDT2014-03-31 01:01:54 GMT
    PARIS (AP) - French voters dealt a severe blow to the Socialist government in Sunday's municipal elections, but the party saved face by retaining the crown jewel, Paris, which got its first female mayor. The
    French voters dealt a severe blow to the Socialist government in Sunday's municipal elections, but the party saved face by retaining the crown jewel, Paris, which got its first female mayor.
  • Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

    Study backs nonsurgical way to fix heart valves

    Sunday, March 30 2014 6:59 PM EDT2014-03-30 22:59:18 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery. Survival rates were better one year later for people who had a new valve
    A new study gives a big boost to fixing a bad aortic valve, the heart's main gate, without open-heart surgery.
  • Microsoft's Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

    Microsoft's Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

    Sunday, March 30 2014 5:45 PM EDT2014-03-30 21:45:40 GMT
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people
    Microsoft has released an iPad version of its popular Office software suite, a breakthrough heralding a new era under a CEO who promises to focus more on the devices that people are using instead of trying to protect the company's lucrative Windows franchise.
  • 7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

    7.5 quake on California fault could be disastrous

    Sunday, March 30 2014 5:01 PM EDT2014-03-30 21:01:38 GMT
    LA HABRA, Calif. (AP) - Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One"
    Experts say a bigger earthquake along the lesser-known fault that gave Southern California a moderate shake could do more damage to the region than the long-dreaded "Big One" from the more famous San Andreas Fault.
  • No objects from search linked yet to Flight 370

    No objects from search linked yet to Flight 370

    Sunday, March 30 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-03-30 19:05:02 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Despite what Australia called an "intensifying search effort," an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian
    Despite what Australia called an "intensifying search effort," an international hunt Sunday by aircraft and ships in the southern Indian Ocean found no debris linked to the Malaysian jet that vanished more than three weeks ago.
  • A community 'changed forevermore' by deadly slide

    A community 'changed forevermore' by deadly slide

    Saturday, March 29 2014 9:29 PM EDT2014-03-30 01:29:32 GMT
    DARRINGTON, Wash. (AP) - The search by heavy equipment, dogs and bare hands for victims from the deadly Washington mudslide was going "all the way to the dirt" as crews looked for anything to provide
     The search by heavy equipment, dogs and bare hands for victims from the deadly Washington mudslide was going "all the way to the dirt" as crews looked for anything to provide answers for family and friends a week after a small mountainside community was destroyed.
  • Off-duty pilot convicted of groping girl on flight

    Off-duty pilot convicted of groping girl on flight

    Saturday, March 29 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-03-30 01:05:17 GMT
    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - An airline pilot has been convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City. Michael
    An airline pilot has been convicted of two counts of abusive sexual contact for groping a 14-year-old girl while he was a passenger on a flight from Detroit to Salt Lake City.
  • Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

    Magnitude-5.1 earthquake shakes Los Angeles

    Saturday, March 29 2014 3:21 PM EDT2014-03-29 19:21:04 GMT
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered south of Los Angeles shook residents throughout Southern California and sent bottles and cans tumbling off shelves in stores, produced a rock slide
    A magnitude-5.1 earthquake centered south of Los Angeles shook residents throughout Southern California and sent bottles and cans tumbling off shelves in stores.
  • New objects seen, but still no evidence of jet

    New objects seen, but still no evidence of jet

    Saturday, March 29 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-03-29 19:20:28 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related
    A day after the search for the Malaysian jetliner shifted to a new area of the Indian Ocean, ships on Saturday plucked objects from the sea to determine whether they were related to the missing jet.
  • GM adding 824,000 vehicles to ignition recall

    GM adding 824,000 vehicles to ignition recall

    Friday, March 28 2014 6:07 PM EDT2014-03-28 22:07:04 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.    The company will add vehicles from the 2008-2011 model years to a recall that initially
    General Motors is adding 824,000 small cars to its ongoing recall tied to defective ignition switches.
  • Obama tells Pope Francis he is a "great admirer"

    Obama tells Pope Francis he is a "great admirer"

    Thursday, March 27 2014 7:45 AM EDT2014-03-27 11:45:21 GMT
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    VATICAN CITY (AP) - 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.
    VATICAN CITY (AP) - 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.
  • 2 firefighters die in smoky Boston brownstone fire

    2 firefighters die in smoky Boston brownstone fire

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 10:10 PM EDT2014-03-27 02:10:13 GMT
    BOSTON (AP) - A fire driven by strong winds raced through a brownstone on Wednesday, trapping and killing two firefighters in the basement, where their colleagues could not rescue them.    Thirteen other
    A fire driven by strong winds raced through a brownstone on Wednesday, trapping and killing two firefighters in the basement, where their colleagues could not rescue them.
  • Nissan recalls more than a million vehicles for air bag problem

    Nissan recalls more than a million vehicles for air bag problem

    Wednesday, March 26 2014 11:47 AM EDT2014-03-26 15:47:06 GMT
    DETROIT (AP) - Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder
    Nissan is recalling almost 990,000 cars, SUVs and minivans in the U.S. because the front passenger air bags may not inflate in a crash. The recall affects the Altima, Leaf, Pathfinder and more.
  • Washington slide death toll 14; search continues

    Washington slide death toll 14; search continues

    Monday, March 24 2014 8:44 PM EDT2014-03-25 00:44:41 GMT
    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - There are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state, authorities said Monday. Snohomish County
    There are 108 names on the list of people who've been reported missing or unaccounted for in the weekend mudslide in Washington state, authorities said Monday.
  • The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 black boxes

    The hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 black boxes

    Monday, March 24 2014 8:18 PM EDT2014-03-25 00:18:03 GMT
    One of the U.S. Navy's black box locators is already en route to the search area 1500 miles off the Australian coast where Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 may have gone down. Without the black boxes, it
    In the case of the Air France jet which went down in the Atlantic in 2009, it took more than $40 million, four searches, and almost two years before the plane and black boxes were found.
  • New data expand search for Malaysian jet debris

    New data expand search for Malaysian jet debris

    Sunday, March 23 2014 10:54 PM EDT2014-03-24 02:54:43 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) - Rain was expected to hamper the hunt Monday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as a growing number of planes focus on an expanded area of the south Indian Ocean where a French
    Rain was expected to hamper the hunt Monday for the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as a growing number of planes focus on an expanded area of the south Indian Ocean where a French satellite detected potential debris.
  • Washington landslide kills 4, leaves 18 missing

    Washington landslide kills 4, leaves 18 missing

    Sunday, March 23 2014 9:56 PM EDT2014-03-24 01:56:57 GMT
    ARLINGTON, Wash. (AP) - Searchers found another body Sunday in the debris from a massive landslide, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of mud and debris that also completely destroyed
    Searchers found another body Sunday in the debris from a massive landslide, bringing the death toll to at least four from the wall of mud and debris that also completely destroyed a small riverside neighborhood in Washington state.
  • French data show possible debris from jetliner

    French data show possible debris from jetliner

    Sunday, March 23 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-03-23 21:32:04 GMT
    PERTH, Australia (AP) — France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried
    France provided new satellite data Sunday showing possible debris from the missing Malaysia Airlines jet, as searchers combing a remote part of the southern Indian Ocean tried without success to locate a wooden pallet that could yield clues to one of the world's most baffling aviation mysteries.
  • Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology

    Police keep quiet about cell-tracking technology

    Sunday, March 23 2014 4:26 PM EDT2014-03-23 20:26:00 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about
    Police across the country may be intercepting phone calls or text messages to find suspects using a technology tool known as Stingray. But they're refusing to turn over details about its use or heavily censoring files when they do.
  • Bus overturns, 1 killed, 16 injured

    Bus overturns, 1 killed, 16 injured

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:59 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:59:04 GMT
    Police say a man is in custody following a bus crash on Interstate 95 that left one person dead.    Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said in a statement that 31-year-old Raphael Manuel
    One man was arrested for driving off after causing a bus crash that killed one and injured 16 in Virginia.
  • Breakfast foods getting pricier

    Breakfast foods getting pricier

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:55 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:55:45 GMT
    Breakfast is now being served with a side of sticker shock.    The price of bacon is surging and the cost of other morning staples, like coffee and orange juice, is set to rise because of global supply
    Prices for bacon, syrup, coffee, orange juice surging.
  • Disney "Small World" anniversary

    Disney "Small World" anniversary

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:50:54 GMT
    Disney on Friday launched a website to create a global sing-along for "it's a small world," marking 50 years since the classic attraction with the unforgettable earworm of a song opened at the 1964 World's
    Disney's classic attraction "A Small World" celebrates 50 years.
  • Search for old Atari games goes on in Mexico

    Search for old Atari games goes on in Mexico

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:48 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:48:26 GMT
    Organizers say a planned dig into a New Mexico landfill for a rumored cache of what some consider the worst Atari video game of all time is expected to proceed despite state environmental regulators' concerns.
    Dig into a Mexico landfill in search of a trashed cache of Atari video games will continue.
  • Lennon's artwork going to auction

    Lennon's artwork going to auction

    Sunday, March 23 2014 2:45 PM EDT2014-03-23 18:45:51 GMT
    John Lennon's drawings and manuscripts are coming to auction.    Sotheby's says a collection of the late Beatles singer's material will make up the "You Might Well Arsk" sale. The auction is scheduled
    John Lennon's artwork goes to auction June 4th in New York City.
  • Sheriff: 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide

    Sheriff: 3 killed in big Washington state mudslide

    Saturday, March 22 2014 9:05 PM EDT2014-03-23 01:05:46 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A massive landslide of dirt, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, injured at least eight others and destroyed six houses, authorities said. The slide -
    A massive landslide of dirt, trees and rocks in rural Washington killed three people on Saturday, injured at least eight others and destroyed six houses, authorities said.
  • Satellites detects objects in jet search area

    Satellites detects objects in jet search area

    Saturday, March 22 2014 8:30 PM EDT2014-03-23 00:30:55 GMT
    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) - While possible clues about the fate of a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than two weeks keep coming from satellite images, it has been as frustrating as ever to turn
    While possible clues about the fate of a Malaysia Airlines jet missing for more than two weeks keep coming from satellite images, it has been as frustrating as ever to turn the hints from space into actual sightings.
  • Walmart's new tool gives competitors prices

    Walmart's new tool gives competitors prices

    Saturday, March 22 2014 8:17 PM EDT2014-03-23 00:17:20 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - The "Every Day Low Price" king is trying to shake up the world of pricing once again. Wal-Mart told The Associated Press that it has rolled out an online tool that compares its prices
    Wal-Mart has rolled out an online tool that compares its prices on 80,000 food and household products - from canned beans to dishwashing soap - with those of its competitors.
  • Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

    Pro-Russian forces storm Ukrainian base in Crimea

    Saturday, March 22 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-03-22 20:32:23 GMT
    BELBEK AIR BASE, Crimea (AP) - Ukraine's armed forces took what may prove to be one of their final stands Saturday in Crimea, as pro-Russian forces stormed and seized control of an air force base amid
    Ukraine's armed forces took what may prove to be one of their final stands Saturday in Crimea, as pro-Russian forces stormed and seized control of an air force base amid a barrage of gunfire and explosions.
  • Democrats close money gap with Republicans

    Democrats close money gap with Republicans

    Saturday, March 22 2014 3:13 PM EDT2014-03-22 19:13:42 GMT
    The Democratic National Committee narrowed the savings gap with its Republican counterpart in February but is still carrying $15 million in debt.    The Democratic National Committee raised $7.5 million
    National Democrats are raising more money than Republicans but the party is also deeper in debt.
  • Black preschoolers more suspended than others

    Black preschoolers more suspended than others

    Saturday, March 22 2014 3:11 PM EDT2014-03-22 19:11:16 GMT
    An Education Department study finds that black students are more likely to be suspended from U.S. public schools - even as tiny preschoolers.    The racial disparities in American education, from access
    Black preschools represent 18 percent of those enrolled  but are more likely to be suspended from preschool according to a new study by the US Department of Education.
  • Hillary urges Millennials stay involved

    Hillary urges Millennials stay involved

    Saturday, March 22 2014 3:07 PM EDT2014-03-22 19:07:14 GMT
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is urging college students to make sure the so-called millennial generation lives up to what she calls the "participation generation."    Clinton and her
    Hillary Clinton tells convention of Millennial-aged students to stay involved in politics and social action.
  • Millions of kids will test new education assessments

    Millions of kids will test new education assessments

    Saturday, March 22 2014 3:05 PM EDT2014-03-22 19:05:10 GMT
    What's on the new Common Core-based assessments?    More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools will soon have a clue.    Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states and the District of Columbia on
    Common-Core about to undergo test as students take exams.
  • Lawmakers and activists: search for missing kids will help end trafficking

    Lawmakers and activists: search for missing kids will help end trafficking

    Friday, March 21 2014 3:57 PM EDT2014-03-21 19:57:33 GMT
    WASHINGTON – "Guys will just approach left and right. And they're college guys, business guys. The creepy ones are the ones in the black sedans," Andrea Powell says. The co-founder of Fair Girls, a Washington-based
    Lawmakers and activists: search for missing kids will help end trafficking
  • Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

    Starbucks to roll out beer, wine to more cafes

    Thursday, March 20 2014 2:27 PM EDT2014-03-20 18:27:57 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.    The coffee company says it is looking to expand alcohol sales to "thousands of select
    Starbucks plans to turn more of its cafes into a destination for beer and wine in the evenings.
  • U Toledo professor pushes for prosecution of men who buy sex

    U Toledo professor pushes for prosecution of men who buy sex

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:25 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:25:13 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio – Dr. Celia Williamson's life is dedicated to helping victims of sex trafficking. She says those victims often undergo severe emotional and physical trauma. "Sometimes you're raped and you're
    U Toledo professor pushes for prosecution of men who buy sex
  • Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

    Obama orders new round of sanctions on Russia

    Thursday, March 20 2014 12:00 PM EDT2014-03-20 16:00:56 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting 20 individuals inside and outside the government,
    Seeking to intensify pressure on Russia, President Barack Obama on Thursday expanded U.S. economic sanctions against Moscow, targeting 20 individuals inside and outside the government, as well as a Russian bank that provides them support.
  • "We're bound by red tape." Former FBI agents speak out

    "We're bound by red tape." Former FBI agents speak out

    Wednesday, March 19 2014 4:28 PM EDT2014-03-19 20:28:03 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio - Bill Roccia and Bill Radcliffe spent 15 years working together as agents for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Toledo, but now they are in a new fight. They want to stop missing Ohio
    Bill Roccia and Bill Radcliffe spent 15 years working together as agents for the Federal Bureau of Investigation in Toledo, but now they are in a new fight.
  • Monroe Public Schools extends school year

    Monroe Public Schools extends school year

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 5:10 PM EDT2014-03-18 21:10:10 GMT
    The Monroe Public Schools' school year has been extended through at least June 18, due to state requirements following the loss of 15 days of school due to weather related closings. In a news release
    The Monroe Public Schools' school year has been extended through at least June 18, due to state requirements following the loss of 15 days of school due to weather related closings. In a news release
  • 2 killed in fiery news helicopter crash in Seattle

    2 killed in fiery news helicopter crash in Seattle

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 2:38 PM EDT2014-03-18 18:38:32 GMT
    SEATTLE (AP) - A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending plumes of black
    A news helicopter crashed into the street and exploded into flames Tuesday near Seattle's Space Needle, killing two people on board, badly injuring a man in a car and sending plumes of black smoke over the city during the morning commute.
  • Toledo community leaders combat sex trafficking

    Toledo community leaders combat sex trafficking

    Tuesday, March 18 2014 1:49 PM EDT2014-03-18 17:49:35 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio – In a packed room at the United Way in Toledo, community members discuss the very real problem of sex trafficking. They are a part of the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition, meeting
    In a packed room at the United Way in Toledo, community members discuss the very real problem of sex trafficking.
  • Toledo sex trafficking victims speak out

    Toledo sex trafficking victims speak out

    Monday, March 17 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-03-17 20:12:52 GMT
    TOLEDO, Ohio – Seven years ago, Michelle Moore, a victim of sex trafficking, walked a North Toledo street in search of men who would buy sex from her. "There were a lot of nights walking down that street
    Toledo sex trafficking victims speak out
  • Kaptur says Putin want to reassemble Soviet Union

    Kaptur says Putin want to reassemble Soviet Union

    Sunday, March 16 2014 11:16 PM EDT2014-03-17 03:16:24 GMT
    Representative Marcy Kaptur had strong words for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that he has ambitions to reassemble the Soviet Union, nearly a quarter of a century after it fell apart. This in
    Representative Marcy Kaptur had strong words for Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying that he has ambitions to reassemble the Soviet Union, nearly a quarter of a century after it fell apart.
  • Campaign to save dog that mauled 4-year-old boy

    Campaign to save dog that mauled 4-year-old boy

    Sunday, March 16 2014 10:39 PM EDT2014-03-17 02:39:53 GMT
    PHOENIX (AP) — A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate. A municipal court judge could
    A dog that mauled a 4-year-old Phoenix boy has received thousands of pleas for mercy through a Facebook campaign ahead of a court hearing to decide his fate.
  • College offers to pay students to take year off

    College offers to pay students to take year off

    Sunday, March 16 2014 7:07 PM EDT2014-03-16 23:07:10 GMT
    MEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years." A
    Colleges are paying students to take a year off after high school to travel, volunteer or do internships so that students of all income brackets can benefit from "gap years."
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    Doomed ferry's sharp turn, slow evacuation probed

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    AP PHOTOS: Marking Jesus' journey on Good Friday

    Friday, April 18 2014 7:51 AM EDT2014-04-18 11:51:30 GMT
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.
    By The Associated Press Around the world, Christians are coming together in observance of Good Friday, which they believe was the day Jesus was crucified.