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Air Force officer's sexual assault sentence called lenient

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — An Air Force noncommissioned officer convicted of misconduct with eight women, including three who accused him of sexually assaulting them, was sentenced to three months confinement...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:34

New Dem Party chairman Perez pledges to repair, unite party

ATLANTA (AP) — Newly elected Democratic national chairman Tom Perez pledged on Sunday to unite a fractured party, rebuild at all levels from "school board to the Senate" and reach...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:29

Naming airport after Clintons doesn't fly with GOP lawmaker

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A Republican state lawmaker wants to remove the names of Arkansas' most famous Democrats from Little Rock's airport. Sen. Jason Rapert says pilots have complained...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:29

9 drown as boat capsizes in India

A government official says at least nine Indian tourists drowned as a fishing boat sank during a joyride in the Bay of Bengal in southern India. Government administrator M. Ravi...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:28

White House dodging questions of Sessions' role in FBI probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is dodging questions about whether Attorney General Jeff Sessions should consider withdrawing from the FBI's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:27

Jordan Peele's 'Get Out' scares up big $30.5 million debut

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Comedian Jordan Peele's directorial debut "Get Out" has made a splash atop the box office in its opening weekend. Studio estimates Sunday show the thriller earned...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:18

Pope says he's studying possible trip to South Sudan

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis says he's studying the possibility of going to South Sudan, the East African nation suffering famine and civil war. Francis said while visiting an Anglican...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:15

The Latest: UN Syria envoy meets with opposition reps

BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria and at the Geneva talks (all times local): 7 p.m. The United Nations envoy for Syria is meeting with Syrian opposition...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 10:09

Police: Man tied up family members, arrested after 1 escapes

WILLOUGHBY, Ohio (AP) — Police near Cleveland say a 34-year-old man kidnapped three family members and was taken into custody after his aunt escaped a basement where she had been...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:55

School seminar near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drafted two National Book Award winners as keynote...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:53

Family representative: 'Titanic' actor Bill Paxton has died

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A family representative says prolific and charismatic actor Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13" and a treasure hunter in "Titanic," has died from...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:33

Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13," has died from surgery complications

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Family representative says Bill Paxton, who played an astronaut in "Apollo 13," has died from surgery complications.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:25

Francis becomes 1st pope to visit an Anglican church in Rome

ROME (AP) — Pope Francis has become the first pontiff to visit an Anglican church in Rome. Francis and an Anglican bishop prayed side-by-side Sunday afternoon at All Saints Church...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:09

The Latest: Suspect in parade crash that injured 28 ID'd

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on parade crash (all times local): ___ 9:45 a.m. Police have identified the man suspected of plowing into a crowd of Mardi Gras revelers...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 09:04

School event near Chicago sparks civil rights, race debate

WINNETKA, Ill. (AP) — When a largely white public school nestled in Chicago's wealthiest suburbs planned a daylong civil rights seminar, it drew award-winning authors and crafted a college-caliber syllabus...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:55

Russians march to honor slain opposition leader Nemtsov

MOSCOW (AP) — Thousands of Russians marched through Moscow on Sunday shouting slogans such as "Russia will be free!" and "Putin is war!" to mark two years since opposition leader...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:55

Power gone, Atlantic City mayor walks re-election tightrope

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — His city is a half-billion dollars in debt, its casino industry continues to shrink, and New Jersey has seized most of his power. Atlantic City...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:52

Koch leads fight to deregulate African-style braiding

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) — The billionaire industrialist Charles Koch (KOHK') and hair braider Jocelyn DoCouto (doh-KOO'-toh) have at least one thing in common. They are both part of a national...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:39

Protesters try to stop backers of French far-right candidate

PARIS (AP) — Demonstrators in western France have tried to block buses carrying supporters of far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen to a campaign rally. The incident Sunday in the...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:35

Inclusivity measure stirs debate in Alaska fishing town

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The small Alaska fishing community of Homer is wading into national politics. Homer is the latest U.S. city to consider affirming its commitment to inclusion following...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:25

Father of dead Navy SEAL refused to meet Trump at ceremony

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The father of a Navy SEAL killed during a raid in Yemen is demanding an investigation into its planning and criticized the Trump administration for...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:19

Nigerian governor says 2 kidnapped Germans are freed

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — A Nigerian governor says security agents have freed two German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria. Governor of Kaduna state Nasir Ahmad El-Rufai on Sunday...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 08:04

Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.

KADUNA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian security agents free 2 German archaeologists who were kidnapped in northern Nigeria, says governor.
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 07:56

Nebraska county with few people, assets faces huge judgment

BEATRICE, Neb. (AP) — A small Nebraska county that botched a 1985 murder case is scrambling to pay off a $28.1 million judgment owed to six residents who were wrongly...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 07:39

Pioneer Valley or West Mass? Regional rebranding is fraught

BOSTON (AP) — A new nickname for the river valley in western Massachusetts isn't sitting well with some residents. Tourism and economic development officials last week rebranded "Pioneer Valley" as...
Sunday, February 26, 2017 - 07:38

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