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SUNDANCE WATCH: Williams remembered, come for the tacos

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:58pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- The Associated Press is all over the Sundance Film Festival, from its premieres to the Hollywood glitz. Here's what they've seen and heard:...
Categories: Associated Press

5 things to know about political crisis in Yemen

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:01pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Yemen's U.S.-backed president stepped down this week after Houthi rebels seized the capital of Sanaa, further destabilizing the region and hampering America's ability to fight al-Qaida and other extremists targeting the West. The country's parliament will meet Sunday, but the government's future is unclear....
Categories: Associated Press

Eyeing 2016, Jeb Bush signals focus on middle class

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 10:42pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- In his first public event since taking steps toward a presidential run, Jeb Bush on Friday called on political leaders to overhaul the country's immigration and education systems, increase job training programs and ease energy regulations to spur economic growth....
Categories: Associated Press

Kobe to be re-examined before deciding injury fate

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:11pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Kobe Bryant's torn right rotator cuff will be re-examined Monday before the Los Angeles Lakers decide whether the superstar guard needs potentially season-ending surgery....
Categories: Associated Press

Privacy concerns over health care website prompt reversal

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:34pm
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 website to private companies with a commercial interest in the data....
Categories: Associated Press

Justices will review use of midazolam as execution drug

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:49pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court is stepping into the issue of lethal injection executions for the first time since 2008 in an appeal filed by death row inmates in Oklahoma....
Categories: Associated Press

Yemen's Shiite rebels try to avoid overstepping amid protest

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:01pm
SANAA, Yemen (AP) -- Yemen's Shiite rebels faced mounting pressures and signs of internal divisions Friday after the U.S.-backed president and his cabinet resigned rather than submit at gunpoint to their increasing demands for greater power....
Categories: Associated Press

NFL says no conclusion yet on Pats' deflated footballs

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:15pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- The NFL said Friday it has interviewed dozens of people and collected physical evidence but has no conclusions yet on how the New England Patriots used underinflated balls in their last game, offering no timetable for resolving the cheating accusations with the Super Bowl nine days away....
Categories: Associated Press

Thai ex-premier says 'democracy is dead' after impeachment

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 4:10pm
BANGKOK (AP) -- Thailand's former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said Friday that democracy in her country was dead, after the military-appointed legislature voted to ban her from politics for five years and the prosecutor announced plans to indict her on criminal charges in connection with a money-losing rice subsidy program....
Categories: Associated Press

Obama heading to India, hoping to improve ties

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama arrives in India this weekend anxious to take another step in moving the world's two largest democracies beyond the deep tensions that have beset their relationship in recent years....
Categories: Associated Press

Effort to get Obama library draws Chicago-style suspicions

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:29pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's rush to secure space in a public park for Barack Obama's presidential library has unleashed a tussle typical of the president's hometown - loud, contentious and full of suspicions about backroom deals and personal politics as tangled as the ivy at Wrigley Field....
Categories: Associated Press

Garden gnome fans fret: SkyMall files for bankruptcy

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:10pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apparently, airline passengers aren't buying enough garden gnomes, superhero pajamas and heated cat shelters. SkyMall has filed for bankruptcy....
Categories: Associated Press

$2 gasoline: Good times keep rolling at the pump

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:37pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- At some point this will end, perhaps even soon. The price of gasoline will not fall to zero....
Categories: Associated Press

Challenges on multiple fronts likely to test new Saudi king

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:26pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Saudi Arabia's new monarch inherits the throne at a moment when the oil-rich kingdom is being buffeted by a plunge in the value of its most valuable commodity, growing challenges by activists at home and deepening turmoil on its borders that stands to benefit rival Iran....
Categories: Associated Press

New generation enters line to Saudi throne as king mourned

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 1:02pm
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As Saudi Arabia mourned its late ruler, King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud quickly set the course for the monarchy's future Friday by naming a second-in-line to the throne from the next generation of princes for the first time....
Categories: Associated Press

NASA spacecraft almost to Pluto: Smile for the camera!

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:59pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- It's showtime for Pluto....
Categories: Associated Press

'Boyhood' and 'Whiplash,' Sundance-to-Oscar path improves

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:15pm
PARK CITY, Utah (AP) -- An Academy Award nomination is an incomparable stamp of approval for any film - and for an indie feature coming out of the Sundance Film Festival, in some cases, it's a downright miracle....
Categories: Associated Press

70 years after Auschwitz liberation, a survivor remembers

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 9:52am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Marta Wise was ill and emaciated when she heard the distant sound of soldiers marching toward Auschwitz. The 10-year-old Slovakian Jew assumed it was German troops coming to get her but once she saw the red stars on their uniforms she realized they were Russian. Her nightmare was over. She was liberated....
Categories: Associated Press

Saudi King Abdullah, a gradual modernizer, dead at 90

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:24am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- His changes looked minute to the outside world. But in a kingdom where ultra-conservative Muslim clerics long have held a lock on all aspects of society, King Abdullah's incremental reforms echoed mightily....
Categories: Associated Press

Top official: Russians will 'eat less' for Putin

Fri, 01/23/2015 - 8:18am
DAVOS, Switzerland (AP) -- Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov, speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, on Friday warned the West against trying to topple President Vladimir Putin and said that Russians are ready to sacrifice their wealth in Putin's support....
Categories: Associated Press

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