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Going bananas: Pa. city gearing up 'split' bash

08/22/2013 12:39am
People are going nuts in one western Pennsylvania city that claims to be the birthplace of the banana split.

Legacy of Nixon tapes: Skepticism, distrust endure

08/22/2013 1:10am
It's a good thing Richard Nixon was such a klutz.

AAA: Public less worried about dangerous driving

08/22/2013 4:54am
Americans are much less worried about drunken, drowsy and aggressive driving than they were four years ago even though traffic deaths have begun to edge back up, according to a national survey released by AAA.

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman

08/22/2013 6:10am
Bradley Manning says he plans to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy, a day after the soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.

Calif. girl: I texted with kidnapper, didn't call

08/22/2013 6:12am
The 16-year-old California girl who was kidnapped by a family friend clarified some details Thursday about her relationship with her kidnapper, including that they exchanged texts beforehand, not phone calls as police have said, and that they wrote each other letters a year ago when she wasn't getting along with her mother.

Greek bailout talk ruffles German election

08/22/2013 6:37am
Chancellor Angela Merkel's opponents are assailing her credibility after her finance minister said Greece will need a third bailout package _ injecting Europe's debt crisis for the first time into the campaign for next month's German elections.

St. Louis Co. coach arrest for sex assault

08/22/2013 7:32am
A high school cross country coach is charged with felony sodomy involving a female runner who says she was abused 17 years ago.

Jack Daniel's prepares for its largest expansion

08/22/2013 7:41am
Jack Daniel's is being served a $100 million-plus expansion of its rural Tennessee distillery to flex more muscle in the growing whiskey market.

Group honors Pa. lemonade stand robbery victim, 10

08/22/2013 7:50am
A college business group has honored a 10-year-old Pennsylvania boy whose lemonade stand was robbed by a 12-year-old boy with a BB gun.

Bradley Manning says he wants to live as a woman

08/22/2013 8:15am
Bradley Manning says he plans to live as a woman and begin hormone therapy, a day after the soldier was sentenced to 35 years in prison for sending classified information to WikiLeaks.

White House: 2011 revolt still fresh for Egyptians

08/22/2013 8:51am
The White House says Egypt's 2011 revolution is "still fresh" in the minds of the country's people and that they have shown little desire to return to the regime of its former longtime ruler.

Jury gets instructions in Fort Hood rampage trial

08/22/2013 8:59am
Jurors hearing the trial of the soldier accused in the 2009 Fort Hood shooting rampage are being given detailed instructions about how to reach a verdict.

They said it: Verbatim from the Nixon tapes

08/22/2013 9:02am
The Nixon Presidential Library and Museum in Yorba Linda, Calif., has made public audiotapes of the last 340 hours of more than 3,700 hours of phone calls and private meetings captured on a recording system President Richard Nixon used in his executive offices. Some highlights from the Nixon tapes released over the decades:

Nerf gunfight brings police to Ohio school

08/22/2013 9:03am
Police say confusion over a phone message about a toy gun fight prompted a false report of a shooting at a Cleveland-area school on the first day of class.

Australian killed in Okla. followed college dream

08/22/2013 10:10am
Chris Lane loved baseball, but knew it wouldn't make him a star. Instead, the Australian youth with a quirky passion for America's pastime came to the U.S. for a college education, found a girlfriend and died while training for what was likely his final year on the diamond.

France: Force an option in Syria

08/22/2013 10:11am
France's foreign minister on Thursday raised the possibility of the international community using force in Syria if it is proven that Bashir Assad's regime used chemical weapons in an attack the opposition says killed more than 100 people.

$250 title insurance saves Mo. family's home from foreclosure

08/22/2013 10:37am
Just days before a Missouri couple faced being kicked out of their home, they won the battle to keep the house. The Nichols family had made all their payments on time but they were still facing foreclosure. And it took awhile to figure out why.

Colo. lawmaker gets rebuke over race comments

08/22/2013 10:43am
A Colorado Republican state senator is being criticized for making stereotypical remarks about black people eating chicken during a legislative meeting analyzing poverty trends.

NYC funds urging independent corporate chairs

08/22/2013 10:57am
New York City's public pension funds have pushed this year for independent board chairmen and chairwomen at several U.S. corporations, winning the shareholder vote at Netflix and obtaining an agreement at Wellpoint.

La. man sentenced in Afghanistan kickback scheme

08/22/2013 11:06am
A Louisiana businessman whom a U.S. senator fought to have released from captivity overseas was sentenced Thursday to 10 months in federal prison for a kickback scheme in a military construction project in Afghanistan.

Authorities say woman's scribble led to her killer

08/22/2013 11:06am
A note scrawled by a prison guard minutes before her death was the clue that led to her killer, Orange County prosecutors said at the trial of her husband, who is charged with arranging the killing.

Colorado town mulls drone hunts to decry spying

08/22/2013 11:17am
This tiny plains town an hour east of Denver doesn't have much to offer visitors _ a gas station, a bar and a small-time rodeo one weekend a year.

Innovative NY program picks up college tuition

08/22/2013 11:26am
When 18-year-old Cheyenne Ketter-Franklin begins classes at the University at Buffalo next week, she will be spared at least one anxiety _ the prospect of being saddled with a mountain of higher-education debt.

Egypt military supporters rally at White House

08/22/2013 11:55am
About 500 protesters supporting Egypt's military are marching outside the White House.

Tour bus overturns on Southern California freeway

08/22/2013 12:07pm
A tour bus overturned along a Southern California freeway on Thursday, causing multiple injuries and stalling traffic for miles as helicopters and ambulances converged to take away the victims.

2 sharks caught at mouth of Potomac River

08/22/2013 12:09pm
Fishermen have caught two bull sharks at the mouth of the Potomac River in Maryland about 200 yards from a spot where people had been swimming.

NY judge OKs document release in molestation probe

08/22/2013 12:34pm
A New York judge on Thursday ordered the release of 25-year-old documents that a convicted child molester featured in a 2003 Oscar-nominated documentary maintains he needs to help prove his innocence.

FBI: Ex-Air Force officer violated lobbying ban

08/22/2013 12:38pm
An Air Force captain who oversaw a company's contracts to provide boots for Afghan soldiers switched sides after leaving government, taking a well-paying job representing the vendor in front of his former colleagues, according to a criminal complaint.

Via surrogacy, some men opt to become single dads

08/22/2013 12:59pm
Trey Powell's first name has an extra resonance these days. Though still a bachelor, he now presides over a family of three as the dad of twin daughters born six months ago via a surrogate mother.

High-profile federal prosecutor in Va. to resign

08/22/2013 1:10pm
A high-profile federal prosecutor who has handled major cases including the criminal charges against NSA leaker Edward Snowden says he is stepping down next month.

Barbara Bush visits Maine children's hospital

08/22/2013 1:41pm
Barbara Bush and her dog were a hit at a Maine children's hospital bearing her name.

Indiana stylists settle $9.5M lottery jackpot suit

08/22/2013 1:57pm
Seven hairstylists have reached a confidential settlement with a former co-worker to end a lawsuit over a $9.5 million lottery jackpot, parties in the case said Thursday.

Obama visits 'Women's Rights' park during bus tour

08/22/2013 2:20pm
President Barack Obama is observing Women's Equality Day a few days early.

Manning returns to Fort Leavenworth prison in Kan.

08/22/2013 2:24pm
Military officials say Bradley Manning has returned to a prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., to serve his 35-year prison sentence for giving mountains of classified material to WikiLeaks.

Govt sues Texas over voter ID law

08/22/2013 2:43pm
The Justice Department sued Texas on Thursday over the state's voter ID law and will seek to intervene in a lawsuit over its redistricting laws that minority groups complain are discriminatory, but Texas Republicans insist are designed to protect the state's elections from fraud.

Crystal Cathedral memorial stones to be removed

08/22/2013 2:51pm
A plan to remove memorial stones from the landmark Crystal Cathedral in Southern California is drawing opposition from donors who paid thousands of dollars to honor loved ones.

Half of US says racial equality not yet a reality

08/22/2013 2:53pm
Has the U.S. achieved Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream of a colorblind society? Fewer than half of all Americans say the country has made substantial progress in the past 50 years toward racial equality, a new poll shows.

List of states losing timber money and amounts

08/22/2013 2:55pm
A list of the states that will see reduced timber payments from the U.S. Forest Service because of federal budget cuts, and the amount, rounded to the nearest dollar:

US sanctions 4 Hezbollah militants across Mideast

08/22/2013 3:15pm
The U.S. slapped sanctions Thursday on four members of the Shiite-based militancy Hezbollah, whose operations throughout the Mideast and beyond show how far the Lebanon-based group's reach has spread.

Departing FBI chief worries about airborne terror

08/22/2013 3:18pm
The nature of terrorism has changed in Robert Mueller's dozen years as FBI director, but his concerns for the future are much the same as when terrorists struck on Sept. 11, 2001, merely a week after he'd taken over the bureau. As he wraps up his FBI tenure, Mueller worries that terrorists will once again target planes or finally pull off an attack using a weapon of mass destruction.

Test-tube babies: A simpler, cheaper technique?

08/22/2013 3:28pm
Since the first test-tube baby was born more than three decades ago, in vitro fertilization has evolved into a highly sophisticated lab procedure. Now, scientists are going back to basics and testing a simpler and cheaper method.

AP NewsBreak: Agency taking back federal funds

08/22/2013 3:39pm
The U.S. Forest Service plans to take a portion of the timber payments it has promised or paid out to 22 states, citing federal budget cuts.

Conn. gun shop owner pleads guilty to violations

08/22/2013 3:51pm
The owner of a gun shop that legally sold a rifle to the Connecticut school shooter's mother has pleaded guilty to unrelated federal firearms violations.

Alaska cruise cancellations disrupt vacations

08/22/2013 4:03pm
Like so many visitors to Alaska, Phyllis McNamara was eager for a seven-day cruise along a majestic stretch of coast that is teeming with whales, bears and glaciers.

Police: Idaho man arrested after drug-fueled spree

08/22/2013 4:09pm
Police in a Boise suburb arrested a man Thursday after they say he went on a 90-minute rampage through a downtown neighborhood, punching a teen, kicking a dog, beating a construction worker with a shovel and tipping over a man in a wheelchair.

Gun fired in Memphis school cafeteria; no one hurt

08/22/2013 4:15pm
A gun discharged inside a 5-year-old kindergartener's backpack at a Tennessee elementary school cafeteria on Thursday, though no one was hurt, officials said.

Vegas police stop 'Sovereign Citizen' plot

08/22/2013 4:18pm
A four-month undercover operation foiled a plot by two people to abduct, torture and kill at least one police officer to gain attention for their "Sovereign Citizen" cause, police said Thursday.

Family files suit against NYPD over store death

08/22/2013 4:25pm
The family of a store employee shot and killed by police as he fled an armed robbery filed a $25 million lawsuit Thursday against the New York Police Department.

AP source: DHS employee behind racist website

08/22/2013 4:41pm
A Homeland Security employee is the operator of a racist website predicting and advocating a race war, a department official said Thursday.

Significant wildfires burning in the western US

08/22/2013 4:59pm
Fifty large wildfires burned uncontained Thursday in the U.S. Notable fires, with location, containment, size, fuel, personnel and cost to date:

5 questions about Manning's future

08/22/2013 5:39pm
The Army private sentenced to 35 years in prison for leaking reams of classified information to WikiLeaks issued a statement Thursday as a transgender woman. The soldier asked to be called Chelsea Manning instead of Bradley Manning and stated a desire for hormone therapy. Here are some questions and answers about this change:

Technical glitch halts Nasdaq trading for 3 hours

08/22/2013 5:43pm
A mysterious glitch halted trading on the Nasdaq for three hours Thursday in the latest major electronic breakdown on Wall Street, embarrassing the stock exchange that hosts the biggest names in technology, including Apple, Microsoft and Google.

Fire-setting California professor gets prison

08/22/2013 5:59pm
A California professor who set a series of fires after his teenage son committed suicide and whose private emails described a graphic plan to attack the boy's school was sentenced Thursday to more than 14 years in prison.

Man accused of brokering uranium deal for Iran

08/22/2013 6:13pm
Federal officials in Miami say a man from Sierra Leone has been charged with brokering a uranium deal intended for Iran.

Obama phones woman credited with stopping gunman

08/22/2013 7:06pm
President Barack Obama has phoned a Georgia woman credited with helping prevent a school shooting to thank her for her actions.

Girl explains texts with man who killed relatives

08/22/2013 7:24pm
A California teen whose mother and brother were killed by a family friend said on national television Thursday that she once confided with the man about troubles with her mother and explained text messages exchanged on the day of the attack.

Colo. board addresses vet accused of treating man

08/22/2013 7:55pm
Police say four people have come forward regarding a Colorado veterinarian who is accused of providing care to a man who later had to have three toes amputated.

50 years after King, marchers gather again in DC

08/22/2013 8:27pm
Next week, the nation's first black president, a living symbol of the racial progress Martin Luther King Jr. dreamed about, will stand near the spot where King stood 50 years ago and say where he believes this nation should be headed.

Pa. man goes to prison for assaulting 3 Mennonites

08/22/2013 8:36pm
A central Pennsylvania man convicted of robbing and assaulting three elderly Mennonite sisters has been sentenced to 12 to 40 years in prison.

Beau Biden returns to Delaware with father

08/22/2013 8:39pm
Delaware Attorney General Beau Biden returned home Thursday with his father, Vice President Joe Biden, and other family members after undergoing a medical procedure at a Houston cancer center.

School employee helped avert tragedy in standoff

08/22/2013 9:20pm
The 911 tapes from a frightening standoff and shooting at an Atlanta-area school show how a school employee's calm demeanor and kind approach helped end the ordeal without any injuries.