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BALLOT BREAKDOWN: FSU No. 1 in AP preseason poll

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 4:06pm
The Associated Press preseason Top 25 is out. Take a look at how the ballots break down, and find out what to watch for when the college football season begins this month:...
Categories: Associated Press

More charges planned against Amish-kidnap suspects

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 3:01pm
CANTON, N.Y. (AP) -- More charges are expected soon against a northern New York couple accused of kidnapping two young Amish sisters and sexually abusing them, a prosecutor said Sunday....
Categories: Associated Press

AP poll: defending champion Florida St is No. 1

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:33pm
Jameis Winston and defending national champion Florida State are No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason college football poll....
Categories: Associated Press

Peek into brain shows how kids learn math skills

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:27pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sometime in elementary school, you quit counting your fingers and just know the answer. Now scientists have put youngsters into brain scanners to find out why, and watched how the brain reorganizes itself as kids learn math....
Categories: Associated Press

Ugandan gays who fled to Kenya still feel danger

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 1:17pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- When a Ugandan court overturned the country's Anti-Homosexuality Act this month, rights activists worldwide claimed a victory. But not gay Ugandans who fled persecution to live in a refugee camp in neighboring Kenya....
Categories: Associated Press

Man with many piercings denied entry to Dubai

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:31pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- A heavily tattooed German man whose face is embellished with horn implants and more than 100 piercings said Sunday he was refused entry to Dubai without reason, forcing him to skip a planned appearance at a nightclub....
Categories: Associated Press

Trial of Texas father raises legal, moral issues

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:06pm
ANGLETON, Texas (AP) -- David Barajas denies killing a drunk driver in a fit of rage after his two sons were fatally struck in 2012 on a rural road in Southeast Texas....
Categories: Associated Press

Bourbon production reaches high point since '70s

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:41am
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- In a business where patience is part of the process, Kentucky bourbon makers are making a big bet by stashing away their largest stockpiles in more than a generation....
Categories: Associated Press

Another Ebola problem: Finding its natural source

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:55am
A scary problem lurks beyond the frenzied efforts to keep people from spreading Ebola: No one knows exactly where the virus comes from or how to stop it from seeding new outbreaks....
Categories: Associated Press

Woman who sneaked on plane gets early jail release

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:15am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A stowaway who was recently ordered to spend 117 days in jail for violating probation by returning to Los Angeles International Airport served a fraction of her sentence when she was released Saturday because of overcrowding....
Categories: Associated Press

Hip hop, graffiti in Lebanon tag a nation's woes

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 7:12am
BEIRUT (AP) -- In a red-lit bar in Beirut, Nasser Shorbaji and Marwan Alameh try not to knock the microphones over while laughing during the broadcast of their weekly radio show....
Categories: Associated Press

Mao's archenemy Chiang Kai-shek part of mainstream

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 2:41am
BEIJING (AP) -- Photos of Mao's archenemy Chiang Kai-shek adorn the walls of a Beijing restaurant, and his face looks up at diners from the menu. Online, the deposed Chinese leader's image is used to sell the kinds of lamps and swords he might have used. A liquor brand has patterned its bottle on Chiang's memorial in Taipei....
Categories: Associated Press

Perry latest 2016 GOP hopeful facing legal trouble

AP Top Stories - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:52am
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- As they form exploratory committees, consider the grueling prospect of a national campaign with their families and begin hiring staff in key presidential battleground states, three potential Republican White House candidates also face the distraction of legal troubles back at home....
Categories: Associated Press

Kelly: No change needed in how Notre Dame recruits

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:39pm
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -- Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly on Saturday dismissed talk that he needs to do a better job of recruiting players who are better students to avoid the academic problems that have plagued the football program for the past 15 months....
Categories: Associated Press

US rethinks giving excess military gear to police

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri....
Categories: Associated Press

AP PHOTOS: A look at the pope's visit to S. Korea

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 10:06pm
Pope Francis held an outdoor Mass on Saturday for huge crowds in Seoul as part of his five-day trip to South Korea. The Vatican estimated some 800,000 people turned out for the service....
Categories: Associated Press

Ferguson-area native tasked with keeping peace

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 7:29pm
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- In the days since Missouri Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson took charge of a volatile situation that threatened to turn ugly, tragic or both, his calm-yet-commanding presence has captured international attention. But when it comes to keeping the peace in the St. Louis suburb where a white police officer shot and killed an unarmed black teen, Johnson knows his neighbors' opinions are what matter most....
Categories: Associated Press

Hemp homecoming: Rebirth sprouts in Kentucky

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 4:19pm
MURRAY, Ky. (AP) -- Call it a homecoming for hemp: Marijuana's non-intoxicating cousin is undergoing a rebirth in a state at the forefront of efforts to reclaim it as a mainstream crop....
Categories: Associated Press

APNewsBreak: Teen gunman deemed not a high threat

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:12pm
LITTLETON, Colo. (AP) -- A teen who fatally shot another student at his suburban Denver high school last year had been deemed "not a high-level of threat" after shouting a death threat against his debate coach three months earlier, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press....
Categories: Associated Press

'Atlanta Exes' members create own lane to fame

AP Top Stories - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 1:36pm
ATLANTA (AP) -- Torrei Hart's career took a backseat for years to raise two children, allowing her then-husband Kevin Hart to pursue his comedy career....
Categories: Associated Press
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