First full cruise season under new rules start

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — More than 1 million cruise ship passengers are expected to visit Alaska this year, but industry officials fear new fuel standards intended to limit pollution from large ships could drive vessels away and lower…

Pa. man pleads guilty to moving friend’s body

SOMERSET, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man has pleaded guilty to abuse of a corpse for moving a friend’s corpse out of his apartment into the victim’s……

Arrest made in slaying of Ala. woman holding baby

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Police have arrested a man accused of fatally shooting an Alabama woman while she held her 10-day old son. Authorities say 20-year-old Corderious Domini McClellan is charged with capital murder in the death of…

Biden: Abused women fear being raped by the system

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden says many women who are raped or physically abused don’t report it because they don’t want, in his words, “to get raped again by the system.” Biden says many women who…

Texts, TV, then trouble for bombing suspect’s pals

Dias Kadyrbayev was driving back to his apartment when he got a call from a college buddy. A clearly anxious Robel Phillipos told him authorities had released photos of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers — and one of…

Judge halts NYC taxi e-hailing a day after launch

NEW YORK (AP) — Hailing yellow cabs with smartphone apps is on hold in New York City a day after the experimental service began. An appeals judge agreed Wednesday to bar e-hailing, at least temporarily. A panel of…

Police: W. Pa. doctor’s body had cyanide

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Authorities say a doctor who suddenly collapsed in her home and died had high levels of cyanide in her system. Pittsburgh Police Lt. Kevin Kraus says t……
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Wind-fueled wildfire erupts east of Los Angeles

BANNING, Calif. (AP) — Southern California fire officials say a wildfire that broke out just after noon is raging through 1,500 acres of Riverside County near Banning, fueled by 29 mph winds. The fire is raging westward through…

Plane crash victims’ families spend time together

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) — The brother of an airline mechanic killed in a cargo plane crash in Afghanistan this week says he and other victims’ family members have found comfort in each other during meetings at a…

Air Force: Former Lackland commanders disciplined

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The U.S. Air Force says it disciplined five former commanders at a San Antonio base for not reporting problems quickly or taking appropriate action in what has turned into the military branch’s worst sex…

88-year-old WWII veteran receives Purple Heart

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — As Army soldier Charles Bledsoe was being loaded onto a Jeep with a gunshot wound to the abdomen nearly 70 years ago, he heard someone say, “Give him his last rites.” “I looked…

BAA: Support after attacks at race overwhelming

BOSTON (AP) — In the foyer of the Boston Athletic Association headquarters is the Champions’ Trophy that documents the winners of the world’s most prestigious marathon. It shines from its perch above display cabinets stuffed with shoes, bibs…

Psychiatrist pleads guilty to sabotaging trails

GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — A psychiatrist pleaded guilty Wednesday and was sentenced to 30 days in jail for planting booby traps that injured Oregon mountain bikers riding down national forest trails outside Ashland. After pleading guilty to…
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Cuts Coming to Air Station

Col. James Dignan, commander of the 910th Airlift Wing, said the reserve station has 12 planes currently and it is going down to 10. He also said the station will lose some full-time civilian employees and some reservists.…

FBI seeks data on 3 in Benghazi attack

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is seeking information on three people who were on the grounds of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, when it was attacked on Sept. 11, 2012. The bureau posted photographs of the…

Orb made 7-2 favorite for Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Orb has been made the early 7-2 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with undefeated Verrazano the second choice in a full field of 20 horses. Trained by Shug McGaughey, Orb drew the No. 16…

Ark. doc convicted in bombing resentenced to life

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A resentencing proceeding Wednesday for a former doctor convicted in the bombing of the leader of the Arkansas Medical Board left him with his original life sentence but afforded his lawyer a chance…