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Anheuser-Busch, McDonald's voice NFL disapproval

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:02pm
Major sponsors including Anheuser-Busch are adding to the chorus of disapproval over the National Football League's recent scandals, but the companies are stopping short of pulling advertising....
Categories: Associated Press

NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:54pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil....
Categories: Associated Press

History books spark new Texas classroom battle

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:23pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The long-running ideological dispute over what gets taught in Texas classrooms flared anew over proposed history textbooks Tuesday, with academics decrying lessons they said exaggerate the importance of Christian values on the nation's Founding Fathers while conservatives complained of anti-American, pro-Islam biases....
Categories: Associated Press

CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures - the most dangerous kind of obesity - has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study....
Categories: Associated Press

New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:03pm
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year....
Categories: Associated Press

Belgium grants jailed rapist, murderer euthanasia

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:09pm
BRUSSELS (AP) -- A Belgian man convicted of murder and rape is being put to death. Yet the country doesn't have the death penalty. Confused? Authorities have granted a request for assisted suicide by the man, who says he's a menace to society and can't live knowing that....
Categories: Associated Press

Al-Qaida's heirs thrive in Mideast, Africa chaos

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:51pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Osama bin Laden is dead and al-Qaida dispersed, yet the horrors keep coming....
Categories: Associated Press

Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 3:32pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows....
Categories: Associated Press

Grand jury to weigh case of NASCAR's Tony Stewart

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:55pm
CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) -- A grand jury will decide whether NASCAR driver Tony Stewart will be charged in the August death of a fellow driver at a sprint car race in upstate New York....
Categories: Associated Press

Program that accepted Rice rare in domestic cases

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:48pm
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- The offender-rehabilitation program former Baltimore Raven Ray Rice entered after knocking his fiancee unconscious in an Atlantic City elevator is rarely used in domestic assault cases - but whether that means he got special treatment depends who you ask....
Categories: Associated Press

Tracing the rise of Ebola in West Africa

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:44pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- Since the Ebola outbreak first emerged in West Africa, The Associated Press has been reporting on it. A timeline compiled from AP dispatches since March shows the dreaded disease being identified in a remote part of Guinea and then spreading to another country and then two more nations with authorities being alternately alarmed or confident....
Categories: Associated Press

CBS: Rihanna out of NFL telecast

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 12:42pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- CBS and Rihanna are splitting up, more fallout from the Ray Rice domestic violence incident and the turmoil it has caused for the NFL....
Categories: Associated Press

Next title: Elizabeth, Queen of Scots?

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:33am
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II can keep her magnificent Scottish castle at Balmoral should Scots vote for independence - and chances are she will be able to keep her role as well....
Categories: Associated Press

Kurds in Europe take up arms against IS group

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:53am
KOEGE, Denmark (AP) -- Shaho Pirani says he's just a phone call away from leaving his quiet life in Denmark and joining Kurdish forces battling against Islamic State militants in Iraq....
Categories: Associated Press

Self-driving cars now need a permit in California

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 10:01am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- For the first time, California's Department of Motor Vehicles knows how many self-driving cars are traveling public roads....
Categories: Associated Press

Scotland took long road to independence vote

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:42am
EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) -- On Calton Hill, overlooking Edinburgh, stands Scotland's National Monument. A colonnade of classical stone pillars modeled on the Parthenon in Athens, it's grand, inspiring - and unfinished, ever since the money to build it ran out two centuries ago....
Categories: Associated Press

Exploring 'graveyard of ships' near San Francisco

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 9:34am
GULF OF THE FARALLONES NATIONAL MARINE SANCTUARY (AP) -- Federal researchers are exploring several underwater sites where ships sank while navigating in the treacherous waters west of San Francisco in the decades following the Gold Rush....
Categories: Associated Press

Pope to focus on grandparents after newlyweds

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:11am
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- First, Pope Francis married 20 couples to highlight the role of families as the heart of the Catholic Church. Next up is a special Mass for grandparents....
Categories: Associated Press
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