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Wildfire on US refuge doubles in size in less than a week

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Officials say a wildfire on public lands near the Georgia-Florida state line has blackened 115 square miles (300 sq. kilometers), having doubled in size since last...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:18

Arkansas judge pulled from death penalty cases seeks probe

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — An Arkansas judge who blocked the state's executions the same day he participated in an anti-death penalty demonstration is asking two state panels to investigate...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:14

Police: Captive woman found crying in pit in neighbor's shed

BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — A man with mental health problems kidnapped a neighbor and kept her trapped in a small grave-like pit in his backyard shed, where her cries for...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:13

The Latest: Arkansas court rejects inmate's stay requests

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on Arkansas' plan to execute several inmates before the end of April (all times local): 2 p.m. The Arkansas Supreme Court has rejected...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:09

Georgia sets execution for man convicted of killing doctor

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia death-row inmate convicted of killing a 73-year-old doctor is set for execution next month. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr said in a news release Wednesday...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:08

Albania opposition threatens 'civil disobedience' in vote

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's opposition is threatening to block voting on May 7, demanding that a caretaker government bring the country to the June polls. A party statement Wednesday...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:07

The Latest: Senators arrive for extraordinary Korea briefing

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on tensions on the Korean Peninsula (all times local): 3:05 p.m. Senators have arrived for an extraordinary briefing by the Trump administration on the threat...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:07

Attorney: Hernandez hinted at suicide weeks before his death

BOSTON (AP) — Aaron Hernandez hinted about suicide weeks before he was found hanging by a bedsheet in prison last week, according to a jailhouse friend who once sought to...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:01

Trump plan would cut taxes for companies _ and people, too

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump proposed dramatic cuts in corporate and personal taxes Wednesday in an overhaul his administration asserts will spur national economic growth and bring jobs and...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 12:01

Blood test offers hope for better lung cancer treatment

BOSTON (AP) — Researchers have taken an important step toward better lung cancer treatment by using blood tests to track genetic changes in tumors as they progress from their very...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:59

Poland's ruling party, main opposition force even in survey

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — An opinion poll shows that support for Poland's ruling conservative party is now about even with that of the main opposition party. Until recently, the ruling...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:58

Russian with HIV seeking US asylum is detained in Florida

MIAMI (AP) — Immigration authorities are detaining a gay Russian man infected with HIV who was seeking U.S. asylum in California. Denis Davydov has been held in an immigration detention...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:56

Police: Captive woman found in pit in man's backyard shed

BLANCHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Police in Ohio say a crying woman was being held captive in a pit inside her neighbor's backyard shed, and the man was arrested on a...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:55

Senators arrive on White House grounds for extraordinary briefing on North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senators arrive on White House grounds for extraordinary briefing on North Korea.
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:55

VA limiting new hiring as it aims to widen private care

WASHINGTON (AP) — Despite the lifting of a federal hiring freeze, the Department of Veterans Affairs is opting to leave thousands of positions unfilled. It is citing the need for...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:53

The Latest: Ann Coulter tells AP 'Berkeley canceled'

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Ann Coulter's appearance at UC Berkeley (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Ann Coulter says that her speaking event at the University of California,...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:49

Lawsuits: Missouri jail stunk like a sewer

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two men once detained at the Jackson County jail have filed separate lawsuits saying sewage frequently backed up in their cells and the stench was...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:46

Sharapova wins 1st match on return from 15-month doping ban

STUTTGART, Germany (AP) — Maria Sharapova won her first match on her return from a 15-month doping ban, beating Roberta Vinci 7-5, 6-3 in the opening round of the Porsche...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:45

AP FACT CHECK: Trump errs on the court system

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump misstated how the federal court system works in a trio of tweets Wednesday about a judge who blocked his order to penalize cities that...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:45

Belarus march against nuclear power on Chernobyl anniversary

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — About 400 people have marched in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, to mark the anniversary of the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster and protest the...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:44

Tensions rise after Turkish attack on Syrian Kurds

BEIRUT (AP) — Russia on Wednesday criticized Turkey's airstrikes against Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq, saying they hindered efforts to combat the Islamic State group, as Turkish troops and...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:42

New US office seeks to aid victims of crimes by immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration on Wednesday opened an office dedicated to helping victims of crimes committed by immigrants — an initiative criticized as misguided because studies have shown...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:42

Stocks tick higher, S&P 500 flirts with record

NEW YORK (AP) — Stock indexes ticked higher on Wednesday, and the Standard & Poor's 500 index flirted with its record high, as the White House unveiled a broad outline...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:40

The Latest: GOP leaders offer mild praise for Trump tax plan

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's tax overhaul (all times EDT): 2:40 p.m. House and Senate Republican leaders offered mild praise for President Donald Trump's outline to...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:39

Suspended Alabama chief justice Moore running for US Senate

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Suspended Alabama Chief Justice and gay marriage opponent Roy Moore says he is running for U.S. Senate. The outspoken conservative announced Wednesday he will seek the...
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 11:36

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