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For first-time visitor, Havana is charming - and complicated

January 24, 2015

EDITOR'S NOTE: Bradley Klapper, who covered this week's U.S.-Cuba talks on re-establishing diplomatic relations, offers a first-person perspective about visiting Havana for the first time. more »»

More privacy protection sought for feds' health care website

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Privacy advocates say the Obama administration needs to make more changes to protect consumer privacy on the government's health insurance website. more »»

California bars judges from Boy Scouts membership

January 24, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's Supreme Court voted Friday to prohibit state judges from belonging to the Boy Scouts on grounds that the group discriminates against gays. more »»

Sleet, snow kick off winter storm in Northeast

January 24, 2015

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A fast-moving coastal storm expected to blast several major cities along the Northeast's busy Interstate 95 corridor this weekend has begun with sleet and snow. more »»

Nevada considering strict condom regulation for porn films

January 24, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Adult film production migrated from California to Nevada after voters in Los Angeles County approved a law requiring condom use on set. Now, a condom use requirement could follow. more »»

Federal judge strikes down gay-marriage ban in Alabama

January 24, 2015

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama became the latest state to see its ban on gay marriage fall to a federal court ruling Friday, as the issue of same-sex marriage heads to the U.S. Supreme Court. more »»

Border Patrol shoots, kills man who drove through checkpoint

January 24, 2015

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — U.S. Border Patrol agents shot and killed a man who had driven through a West Texas checkpoint without stopping for inspection, Customs and Border Protection said Friday. more »»

Crews survey ocean, Oahu coastline for oil after ship sinks

January 24, 2015

HONOLULU (AP) — Crews are studying a red diesel sheen south of the Honolulu airport a day after a vessel sank off Oahu.

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After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

January 24, 2015

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the first time in nearly 40 years, Joseph Sledge woke up behind bars with a chance of becoming a free ma. more »»

Denver woman who tried to help terrorists receives 4 years

January 24, 2015

DENVER (AP) — A 19-year-old suburban Denver woman who tried to go to Syria to help Islamic State militants was sentenced to four years in prison Friday, even as she tearfully told a judge that sh... more »»

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

January 24, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to privacy concerns, the Obama administration reversed itself Friday, scaling back the release of consumers' personal information from the government's health insurance... more »»

After 37 years in prison, innocent North Carolina man freed

January 23, 2015

WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — For the first time in nearly 40 years, Joseph Sledge woke up behind bars with a chance of becoming a free ma. more »»

$300,000 in fine wine stolen from famed restaurant recovered

January 23, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — More than $300,000 in world-class wine stolen from a famed Napa Valley restaurant has been recovered from a private cellar on the other side of the country. more »»

Army: Fort Hood lacked system to ID threat of 2014 rampage

January 23, 2015

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The Army's tools for identifying troubled soldiers would not have flagged the man who shot to death three people and wounded 16 others before killing himself at Fort Hood... more »»

 
 
 

 

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