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  • Thursday, July 24, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 24, 2014 5:00 AM

    Arizona murderer gasps for more than 1 1/2 hours in death chamber before dying PHOENIX (AP) A condemned murderer took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during an execution in Arizona that quickly rekindled the national debate on capital punishment in the U.S. The execution... more »
  • Saturday, July 12, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 12, 2014 5:00 AM

    Israeli airstrike hits mosque in operation targeting Hamas as Gaza death toll tops 120 GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) Israeli airstrikes targeting Hamas in Gaza hit a mosque its military says concealed the militant group's weapons, as the Palestinian death toll topped 120 Saturday in an offensive that showed no... more »
  • Saturday, July 5, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 5, 2014 5:00 AM

    5 factors that are giving the US an edge over other major economies WASHINGTON (AP) How does the U.S. economy do it? Europe is floundering. China faces slower growth. Japan is struggling to sustain tentative gains. Yet the U.S. job market is humming, and the pace of economic growth is... more »
  • Thursday, July 3, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 3, 2014 5:00 AM

    Arthur strengthens to a hurricane in Atlantic; hurricane warnings extended in North Carolina RODANTHE, N.C. (AP) Arthur strengthened to a hurricane early Thursday and threatened to give North Carolina a glancing blow on Independence Day, prompting the governor to warn vacationers along the coast not to risk their safety by... more »
  • Wednesday, July 2, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 2, 2014 5:00 AM

    Ethnic Chechen who served in Georgian army is rising star of al-Qaida breakaway group BEIRUT (AP) A young, red-bearded ethnic Chechen has rapidly become one of the most prominent commanders in the breakaway al-Qaida group that has overrun swaths of Iraq and Syria, illustrating the international nature of the movement.... more »
  • Monday, June 30, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 30, 2014 5:00 AM

    Obama taps business executive Robert McDonald to oversee troubled Veterans Affairs department WASHINGTON (AP) Seeking to turn around a troubled agency, President Barack Obama will nominate former Procter & Gamble executive Robert McDonald to lead a Veterans Affairs department gripped by reports of treatment delays and cover-ups. An administration official... more »
  • Sunday, June 29, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 29, 2014 5:00 AM

    Iraq forces battle Sunni militants in insurgent-held Tikrit BAGHDAD (AP) Iraqi forces backed by tanks and helicopter gunships have started battling insurgents in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, one of two major cities seized by Sunni militants during a rapid advance across the north earlier this month. The government received... more »
  • Saturday, June 28, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 28, 2014 5:00 AM

    Iraqi helicopters conduct airstrikes targeting Sunni insurgents in northern city of Tikrit BAGHDAD (AP) The Iraqi military and witnesses say government helicopter gunships have conducted airstrikes in the northern city of Tikrit. Tikrit is the hometown of former dictator Saddam Hussein and one of two major cities to fall in... more »
  • Thursday, June 26, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 26, 2014 5:00 AM

    Analysis: US treads warily on unwelcome common ground with Iran and Syria in Iraq WASHINGTON (AP) Strange bedfellows, indeed. The Obama administration has found itself in a foreign policy and national security pickle of rare complexity with the apparent entry of Syria into the Iraq conflict on the side of... more »
  • Monday, June 23, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 23, 2014 5:00 AM

    Kerry visits Baghdad as insurgents keep up their offensive BAGHDAD (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country... more »
  • Sunday, June 22, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 22, 2014 5:00 AM

    Iraq militants capture another town in Anbar province, fourth since Friday BAGHDAD (AP) Sunni militants have seized another town in Iraq's western Anbar province, the fourth to fall in two days, officials said Sunday, in what is shaping up to be a major offensive in one of Iraq's most restive... more »
  • Sunday, June 15, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 15, 2014 5:00 AM

    Contraceptive coverage, cellphone searches among top Supreme Court cases still to be decided WASHINGTON (AP) It's crunch time at the Supreme Court, where the justices are racing to issue opinions in 17 cases over the next two weeks. The religious rights of corporations, the speech rights of abortion protesters and... more »
  • Saturday, June 7, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 7, 2014 5:00 AM

    Petro Poroshenko takes oath of office as Ukrainian president, offers amnesty to armed groups KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Ukraine's new president on Saturday called for dialogue with the country's east, gripped by a violent separatist insurgency, and for armed groups to lay down their weapons but said he won't talk with... more »
  • Sunday, June 1, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 1, 2014 5:00 AM

    Hagel says White House moved quickly on prisoner swap because captive's life was in danger BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (AP) U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Sunday the military operation to free Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl from the Taliban in exchange for the release of five Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainees was... more »
  • Saturday, May 31, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 31, 2014 5:00 AM

    Hagel says China's territorial claims destabilize region; China calls remarks 'groundless' SINGAPORE (AP) Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel warned an international security conference Saturday that the U.S. "will not look the other way" when nations such as China try to restrict navigation or ignore international rules and standards. China's territorial claims... more »
  • Sunday, May 18, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 18, 2014 5:00 AM

    Landslides leave hundreds homeless in Bosnia; 2 reported missing in Croatia floods SARAJEVO, Bosnia (AP) Officials say landslides triggered by record-high floods have left hundreds of people homeless in Bosnia, while thousands more are fleeing their homes in Croatia and Serbia as Balkan countries battle the region's worst flooding in... more »
  • Saturday, May 10, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 10, 2014 5:00 AM

    In emotional return, residents check on their damaged homes after rebels leave Syrian city HOMS, Syria (AP) Hundreds of Syrians, some snapping photographs with their cell phones, wandered down paths carved out of rubble in the old quarters of Homs on Friday, getting their first glimpse of the horrendous destruction... more »
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 7, 2014 5:00 AM

    Republicans' Benghazi point man is a seasoned prosecutor and a hard-charging conservative WASHINGTON (AP) Rep. Trey Gowdy, the Republicans' newest point man on the Benghazi attack, is a seasoned prosecutor determined to apply his well-honed courtroom skills to an election-year examination of the Obama administration's actions. Tapped by House Speaker... more »
  • Saturday, May 3, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 2, 2014 5:00 PM

    OSCE observers held in eastern Ukraine released SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) Pro-Russia insurgents in eastern Ukraine on Saturday released the seven OSCE military observers and five Ukrainian assistants who had been held for more than a week. The observers were seized on April 25 in the city of Slovyansk, the epicenter... more »
  • Saturday, April 26, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    April 25, 2014 5:00 PM

    Obama arrives in Malaysia for 1st visit by US president in more than 4 decades KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) President Barack Obama on Saturday opened the first visit by a U.S. president in nearly half a century to Malaysia, the third stop on Obama's weeklong goodwill trip through Asia. Stepping... more »
  • Sunday, April 13, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    April 12, 2014 5:00 PM

    Ukrainian minister: Security officer killed, 5 wounded in gunfight with pro-Russian militia SLOVYANSK, Ukraine (AP) Ukraine's interior minister says one security officer has been killed and five others have been wounded in a gunfight with pro-Russian militia. Arsen Avakov said in a Facebook post Sunday the Security Service officer was... more »
  • Saturday, April 12, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    April 11, 2014 5:00 PM

    Armed protesters seize police station in eastern Ukrainian town DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) At least a dozen armed men have seized a police station in a small town in eastern Ukraine as tensions in the country's Russia-speaking regions intensify. The Ukrainian Interior Ministry said men in camouflage stormed a police station... more »
  • Wednesday, March 19, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    March 18, 2014 5:00 PM

    AP photographer: Crimea self-defense forces storm Ukrainian navy headquarters in Sevastopol SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (AP) Crimea's self-defense forces on Wednesday stormed the Ukrainian navy headquarters in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol, taking possession without resistance a day after Russia signed a treaty with local authorities to annex the region. An... more »
  • Wednesday, February 26, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    February 25, 2014 5:00 PM

    Obama threatens Karzai with full US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by end of year WASHINGTON (AP) Frustrated with his Afghan counterpart, President Barack Obama is ordering the Pentagon to accelerate planning for a full U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by the end of this year. But Obama is also holding... more »
  • Sunday, February 9, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    February 8, 2014 5:00 PM

    AP Investigation: US military sex-crime cases in Japan show commanders' chaotic justice record TOKYO (AP) At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds... more »
  • Wednesday, February 5, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    February 4, 2014 5:00 PM

    Health law geography lesson: Just 4 percent of US counties are home to half the uninsured WASHINGTON (AP) Uninsured Americans are still procrastinating about President Barack Obama's health care law. With less than 60 days left to enroll, can the administration find the millions of customers needed to sustain new... more »
  • Monday, February 3, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    February 2, 2014 5:00 PM

    Seahawks rout Broncos 43-8 and could be set up for more Super runs EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) Pete Carroll stood in the center of the locker room and gathered his Seattle Seahawks around him. They were Super Bowl champions, and they had the Lombardi Trophy after routing the Denver Broncos... more »
  • Sunday, February 2, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    February 1, 2014 5:00 PM

    Radicals with a taste for violence are wild card in Ukraine's protests KIEV, Ukraine (AP) Kitted out in masks, helmets and protective gear on the arms and legs, radical activists are the wild card of the Ukraine protests now starting their third month, declaring they're ready to resume violence if... more »
  • Monday, January 20, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    January 19, 2014 5:00 PM

    Iran starts implementing nuclear deal, halts most sensitive uranium enrichment TEHRAN (AP) Iran halted its most sensitive uranium enrichment work on Monday as part of a landmark deal struck with world powers, easing concerns over the country's nuclear program and clearing the way for a partial lifting of sanctions, Tehran... more »
  • Sunday, January 19, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    January 18, 2014 5:00 PM

    Blasts hit anti-government protest site in Thai capital, wounding 28 people in fresh violence BANGKOK (AP) Two explosions shook an anti-government demonstration site in Thailand's capital on Sunday, wounding at least 28 people in the latest violence to hit Bangkok as the nation's increasingly volatile political crisis drags on. Police... more »
  • Sunday, January 12, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    January 11, 2014 5:00 PM

    Downtown Charleston a "ghost town" as chemical spill takes a toll on W.Va. capital region CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) On the third day without clean tap water, business owners with empty dining rooms and quiet aisles of merchandise around West Virginia's capital were left to wonder how much of an economic... more »
  • Saturday, January 11, 2014,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    January 10, 2014 5:00 PM

    New documents show chief official believed NJ lane closings 'abusive' and violated federal law TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The September lane closings near the George Washington Bridge that caused huge traffic jams and now appear to have been politically orchestrated by a member of Gov. Chris Christie's administration and key allies... more »
  • Tuesday, December 31, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 30, 2013 5:00 PM

    DIGITS: Looking back at 2013, polls suggest this wasn't America's best year About half of Americans expect 2014 to be a better year than 2013, according to the recent AP-Times Square New Year's Eve poll. And judging by the typical questions pollsters use to measure the public mood, it doesn't... more »
  • Sunday, December 29, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 28, 2013 5:00 PM

    13 killed by suicide bombing at railway station in southern Russia, scores wounded MOSCOW (AP) At least 13 people were killed and scores were wounded Sunday by a suicide bomber at a railway station in southern Russia, officials said, heightening concern about terrorism ahead of February's Olympics in the Black... more »
  • Saturday, December 28, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    Conn. school shooting files: Gunman's mother loving but bewildered; school staff brave NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) Thousands of pages of documents from the Newtown shooting investigation help fill out the picture of the gunman's mother as a dedicated and loving, if bewildered, parent who acknowledged her son appeared to be... more »
  • Friday, December 27, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    Most official business of 2013 behind him, Obama sets sights on unfinished tasks for new year HONOLULU (AP) The last vestiges of 2013's political wrangling officially behind him, President Barack Obama is setting his sights on the coming year, when a number of unfinished tasks will increasingly compete for attention... more »
  • Wednesday, December 25, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 p.m. EST

    December 25, 2013 5:00 PM

    Pope on Christmas hopes for better world, peace for Syria, Africa and wherever kids suffer VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis offered Christmas wishes Wednesday for a better world, praying for protection for Christians under attack, battered women and trafficked children, peace in the Middle East and Africa, and dignity for... more »
  • Thursday, December 26, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 25, 2013 5:00 PM

    Japanese PM Abe visits Yasukuni war shrine, drawing sharp rebukes from China and South Korea TOKYO (AP) Prime Minister Shinzo Abe paid his respects Thursday at a shrine honoring Japan's war dead in a move that drew sharp rebukes from China and South Korea, who warned that the visit celebrates... more »
  • Tuesday, December 24, 2013,AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EST

    December 24, 2013 5:00 PM

    Francis cradles a baby Jesus statue at start of his first papal Christmas Eve Mass at Vatican VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis lauded Jesus' humble beginning as a poor and vulnerable baby as he celebrated his first Christmas Eve Mass as pontiff Tuesday in St. Peter's Basilica. "You are immense,... more »
  • Sunday, December 22, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 21, 2013 5:00 PM

    Sloppy storm system snarls start of holiday travel period, leaves Midwest, New England on ice CHICAGO (AP) Those who got a jump on their holiday travels this year apparently got it right. Those who didn't may have to wait a bit. A large storm system moved into the Midwest on... more »
  • Saturday, December 21, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 20, 2013 5:00 PM

    Obama, first family and their 2 dogs arrive in Honolulu for annual Hawaii vacation HONOLULU (AP) President Barack Obama has arrived in Hawaii to kick off his annual winter vacation. The president, first lady Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia landed in Honolulu shortly before midnight. Their two dogs,... more »
  • Friday, December 20, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Consumers react to Target security breach of up to 40M credit and debit cards NEW YORK (AP) Potential victims of credit card fraud tied to Target's security breach said they had trouble contacting the discounter through its website and call centers. Angry Target customers expressed their displeasure in comments on... more »
  • Saturday, December 14, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    December 13, 2013 5:00 PM

    Newtown plans quiet remembrances, ringing of bells to mark Sandy Hook shooting anniversary NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) Newtown is planning to mark one year since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting massacre with private memorial services and the ringing of bells for the victims. Connecticut's governor has asked for houses of... more »
  • Sunday, December 1, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    November 30, 2013 5:00 PM

    Ahead of deadline for repairs, administration officials say health care website is improved WASHINGTON (AP) The errors are fewer, the pages load faster, and more people can log on at the same time to the government's troubled health care website, according to Obama administration officials. Yet, like doctors overseeing a... more »
  • Saturday, November 30, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    November 29, 2013 5:00 PM

    NKorea says detained American tourist apologizes for war crimes; no direct word from tourist SEOUL, South Korea (AP) North Korea state media claimed Saturday that an elderly U.S. tourist detained for more than a month has apologized for alleged crimes during the Korean War and for "hostile acts" against the... more »
  • Sunday, November 24, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    November 23, 2013 5:00 PM

    AP Exclusive: Clandestine meetings between US and Iran set stage for nuclear deal WASHINGTON (AP) The United States and Iran secretly engaged in a series of high-level, face-to-face talks over the past year, in a high-stakes diplomatic gamble by the Obama administration that paved the way for the historic deal... more »
  • Saturday, November 23, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    November 22, 2013 5:00 PM

    Kerry, Russian foreign minister join Iran nuclear talks as differences narrow GENEVA (AP) U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers joined Iran nuclear talks on Saturday, throwing their weight behind a diplomatic push to complete a deal after envoys reported progress on key issues... more »
  • Saturday, November 16, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    November 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    GOP already on 2014 offensive on troubled health care law rollout, Dems hope to change subject WASHINGTON (AP) In his West Virginia district, the TV ads attacking Democratic Rep. Nick Rahall over the calamitous startup of President Barack Obama's health care law have already begun. The 19-term veteran, a perennial... more »
  • Sunday, November 10, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EST

    November 9, 2013 5:00 PM

    With thousands dead, Philippine typhoon 'a great human tragedy' TACLOBAN, Philippines (AP) As many as 10,000 people are believed dead in one Philippine city alone after one of the worst storms ever recorded unleashed ferocious winds and giant waves that washed away homes and schools. Corpses hung from tree branches... more »
  • Saturday, November 2, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    November 1, 2013 5:00 PM

    Chaos at LAX as gunman with hate for TSA kills officer, wounds 2 others LOS ANGELES (AP) A man toting a semi-automatic rifle, some 150 rounds of ammunition and a grudge against "pigs" and TSA agents shot his way past a security checkpoint at Los Angeles International Airport in a... more »
  • Wednesday, October 30, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 29, 2013 5:00 PM

    Sebelius heads to Hill to defend health law and her job as problems plague website's rollout WASHINGTON (AP) Eager to cast blame, lawmakers are preparing to grill President Barack Obama's top health official over problems with the rollout of the government's health care website. A growing number of Republicans in... more »
  • Tuesday, October 29, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 28, 2013 5:00 PM

    Amid flood of revelations, US weighs ending spying on allied heads of state WASHINGTON (AP) Faced with a flood of revelations about U.S. spying practices, the White House is considering ending its eavesdropping on friendly foreign leaders, a senior administration official said. A final decision has not been made and... more »
  • Sunday, October 27, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    In a twist, Republican senators fight to keep tax increase as part of new health care law WASHINGTON (AP) Republicans in Congress don't usually fight for tax increases, especially ones that are part of President Barack Obama's health care law. But GOP senators balked when Democrats proposed delaying a new... more »
  • Sunday, October 20, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Gay couples in NJ in final hours of wedding planning after ruling permits same-sex marriages TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Several gay couples in New Jersey are expected to gather late Sunday to wed in ceremonies to be held shortly after midnight. The last-minute weddings were planned after the state Supreme Court... more »
  • Saturday, October 19, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    After years of waiting, same-sex couples marrying in New Jersey face planning on a deadline Couples who have dreamed for years, even decades, of being able to legally wed in New Jersey are getting their wish after the state Supreme Court on Friday refused to delay a lower-court order for... more »
  • Thursday, October 17, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    Government reopens after Congress ends 16-day shutdown and dodges default on debts WASHINGTON (AP) The government reopened its doors Thursday after a battle-weary Congress approved a bipartisan measure to end a 16-day partial shutdown and avert the possibility of an economy-jarring default on U.S. obligations. Early Thursday, President Barack Obama... more »
  • Sunday, October 13, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 12, 2013 5:00 PM

    Massive Indian cyclone weakens after landfall; officials say few lives lost BEHRAMPUR, India (AP) India began sorting through miles of wreckage Sunday after Cyclone Phailin roared ashore, flooding towns and villages and destroying tens of thousands of thatch homes, but officials said massive evacuation efforts had spared the east coast... more »
  • Saturday, October 12, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    On top of failed inspections, US nuclear force now hit with alleged top-level misbehavior WASHINGTON (AP) First it was bad attitudes among young officers in nuclear missile launch centers. Now it's alleged bad behavior by two of the nuclear arsenal's top commanders. Together the missteps spell trouble for a nuclear... more »
  • Saturday, October 5, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 4, 2013 5:00 PM

    NYC sisters of woman killed by police in DC following chase question use of deadly force NEW YORK (AP) The sisters of a woman who was fatally shot in Washington after trying to ram her car through a White House barrier say she was not a criminal and police should... more »
  • Thursday, October 3, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    October 2, 2013 5:00 PM

    Who knew? Shutdown casualties include weddings, bike rides, more random activities of life WASHINGTON (AP) Taking out a mortgage. Getting married in a park. Going for a fall foliage drive. Cashing a check. Who knew that so many random activities of daily life could be imperiled by a shutdown of... more »
  • Sunday, September 29, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 28, 2013 5:00 PM

    Inside Kenya mall, terrorists bowed to al-Qaida's new approach and spared some Muslims The turbaned gunmen who infiltrated Nairobi's Westgate mall arrived with a set of religious trivia questions: As terrified civilians hid in toilet stalls, behind mannequins, in ventilation shafts and underneath food court tables, the assailants began a... more »
  • Saturday, September 28, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    UN Security Council votes unanimously to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons UNITED NATIONS (AP) The U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Friday night to secure and destroy Syria's chemical weapons stockpile, a landmark decision aimed at taking poison gas off the battlefield in the escalating 2 1/2-year conflict. The vote... more »
  • Friday, September 27, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    Obama's no-negotiation stance on debt ceiling adds uncertainty to endgame with Congress WASHINGTON (AP) This time, President Barack Obama says, he's not budging. This is the confrontational Obama, the "Make my day" president, betting Republicans blink to avoid a government shutdown or a first-ever default of the nation's debts. It's... more »
  • Saturday, September 21, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 20, 2013 5:00 PM

    Specter of gov't shutdown over health care law divides emerging field of 2016 GOP contenders MACKINAC ISLAND, Mich. (AP) Sen. Ted Cruz says he will fight "with every breath" to stop the health care overhaul, even if it means shutting down segments of the federal government. That approach, warns former... more »
  • Sunday, September 15, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 14, 2013 5:00 PM

    Colo. rescuers tell flooded mountain residents: Leave now or face possible hardship BOULDER, Colo. (AP) Rescue teams are warning people in some Colorado towns isolated by devastating flooding against remaining there, telling them that they could face weeks without basic supplies, including running water and electricity. Helicopters and truck convoys... more »
  • Saturday, September 14, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 13, 2013 5:00 PM

    Stranded residents rescued by air, ground from Colo. mountain towns as plains are inundated LYONS, Colo. (AP) By air and by land, the rescue of hundreds of Coloradoans stranded by epic mountain flooding was accelerating as food and water supplies ran low, while thousands more were driven from their homes... more »
  • Thursday, September 5, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 4, 2013 5:00 PM

    Divided vote on Syria underscores Obama's challenge in persuading lawmakers on military action WASHINGTON (AP) A Senate panel's deep divide over giving President Barack Obama the authority to use U.S. military force against Syria underscores the commander in chief's challenge in persuading skeptical lawmakers and wary allies to back greater... more »
  • Monday, September 2, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    September 1, 2013 5:00 PM

    Seeking Congress' OK for military intervention in Syria, Obama meets with former foe McCain WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress' most intractable foreign policy hawks will help sell the idea of a U.S. military intervention in... more »
  • Sunday, September 1, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 31, 2013 5:00 PM

    Syria state-run daily says Obama decision to seek congressional approval start of US 'retreat' DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) A Syrian state-run newspaper on Sunday called President Barack Obama's decision to seek congressional approval before taking military action against Syria "the start of the historic American retreat." The gloating tone in the... more »
  • Wednesday, August 28, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    US lays groundwork for possible military in Syria within the coming days WASHINGTON (AP) The Obama administration is laying the groundwork for potential military action in Syria in the coming days, with intelligence agencies readying additional evidence about last week's alleged chemical weapons attack and high-ranking U.S. officials declaring there... more »
  • Monday, August 26, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 25, 2013 5:00 PM

    Navalny, Russia's charismatic opposition leader, shakes up Moscow mayor campaign MOSCOW (AP) A motley gaggle of hipsters, mothers with children and two babushkas with hair dyed bright red gather to listen to something they haven't heard in over a decade: a stump speech for Moscow mayor. Alexei Navalny, the anti-corruption... more »
  • Sunday, August 25, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 24, 2013 5:00 PM

    Egypt court delays trial of Brotherhood leaders until October CAIRO (AP) Egyptian judicial officials say that a Cairo court has delayed to October hearings against Muslim Brotherhood leaders accused in connection to the killing of protesters. The three, including the Islamist group's leader Mohammed Badie, were not present at Sunday's... more »
  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    Egypt's military-backed rulers step up crackdown on Brotherhood with arrest of top leader CAIRO (AP) Egypt on Tuesday announced the arrest of the supreme leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, dealing a serious blow to the Islamist group at a time when it is struggling to keep up its street protests... more »
  • Monday, August 19, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    Egypt's turmoil deepens, compounded by militant ambush, killing of 25 policemen in Sinai CAIRO (AP) Islamic militants on Monday ambushed two mini-buses carrying off-duty policemen in the northern region of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula, killing 25 of them execution-style in a brazen daylight attack that deepens the turmoil roiling the country... more »
  • Sunday, August 18, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 17, 2013 5:00 PM

    Family ties are front and center in several prominent Senate races in 2014 LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Sen. Mark Pryor likes to tell voters that he always puts Arkansas first, borrowing the campaign slogan associated with his family for decades. In Wyoming, Liz Cheney bets that her famous father's name... more »
  • Saturday, August 17, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    Egyptian Islamists vow to continue protests after 'Day of Rage' clashes kill more than 80 CAIRO (AP) Supporters of Egypt's ousted Islamist president are vowing to defy a state of emergency with new protests on Saturday, the day after marches in Cairo devolved into the fiercest street battles the capital... more »
  • Friday, August 16, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 15, 2013 5:00 PM

    Egypt braces for more violence as Islamists call for rallies, police told to use deadly force CAIRO (AP) Egypt is bracing for more violence after the Muslim Brotherhood called for nationwide marches after Friday prayers and a "day of rage" to denounce this week's unprecedented bloodshed in the security forces'... more »
  • Monday, August 12, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 11, 2013 5:00 PM

    Supporters of Egypt's ousted president dig in as police expected to move to besiege sit-ins CAIRO (AP) Supporters of Egypt's ousted president have dug in at their two Cairo sit-ins after security officials said police would besiege the entrenched protest camps within 24 hours perhaps as early as Monday morning.... more »
  • Sunday, August 11, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 10, 2013 5:00 PM

    Missing teen found safe in Idaho wilderness; suspected abductor killed CASCADE, Idaho (AP) A harrowing weeklong search for a missing California teenager ended Saturday when FBI agents rescued the girl and shot and killed her apparent kidnapper at a campsite deep in the Idaho wilderness. Hannah Anderson, 16, appeared to... more »
  • Saturday, August 10, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 9, 2013 5:00 PM

    For Obama, NSA debate intrudes into both domestic and foreign policy agenda WASHINGTON (AP) For President Barack Obama, August was supposed to be the month a sweeping immigration bill landed on his desk. There was hope for movement on a grand deficit deal with Republicans, and in the optimistic early... more »
  • Thursday, August 8, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    Final straw in disputes between US and Russia leads Obama to back out of summit with Putin WASHINGTON (AP) The common ground between the U.S. and Russia and Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin has been shrinking steadily in spite of the much-touted "reset" of relations between the old Cold... more »
  • Sunday, August 4, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 3, 2013 5:00 PM

    Seaside sunset scene suddenly ugly as black car plows into LA crowd, killing 1, injuring 11 LOS ANGELES (AP) A rapidly accelerating car driven by a young man screeched across a sidewalk and straight into a crowd enjoying one of Southern California's most popular boardwalks, killing one person, injuring 11... more »
  • Saturday, August 3, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    August 2, 2013 5:00 PM

    US declares a worldwide travel warning, shutting embassies in Muslim countries for the weekend WASHINGTON (AP) The United States issued an extraordinary global travel warning to Americans Friday about the threat of an al-Qaida attack and closed down 21 embassies and consulates across the Muslim world for the weekend. The... more »
  • Sunday, July 28, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 27, 2013 5:00 PM

    Faithful hold all-night slumber party on beach ahead of final Mass of pope's trip to Brazil RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) Pilgrims staked out spots on the sand of Copacabana beach for an all-night slumber party ahead of the final Mass of Pope Francis' stay in Brazil, a trip that has... more »
  • Saturday, July 27, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    Clashes with security near pro-Morsi rally in Cairo leave at least 38 dead CAIRO (AP) Overnight clashes between security forces and supporters of ousted Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi in east Cairo left at least 38 protesters dead on Saturday, a doctor at the demonstrators' field hospital said. They followed a... more »
  • Wednesday, July 24, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 23, 2013 5:00 PM

    Anthony Weiner faces another sexting scandal, this time with his wife at his side NEW YORK (AP) When a heckled, harried Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress and apologized for the explicit text messages that had destroyed his career, a key figure was notably absent: his then-pregnant wife, Huma Abedin. On... more »
  • Sunday, July 21, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 20, 2013 5:00 PM

    To troops and furloughed Defense civilians, Hagel offers empathy but no hope for budget help JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) The audience gasped in surprise and gave a few low whistles as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel delivered the news that furloughs, which have forced a 20 percent pay cut on... more »
  • Saturday, July 20, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 19, 2013 5:00 PM

    On anniversary of massacre at movie theater, Colorado looks for healing AURORA, Colo. (AP) Some recited the names of the dead. Some are doing good deeds for their neighbors. And some will practice yoga, take a nature walk or simply talk. Coloradans looked for ways to heal as they mark... more »
  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 16, 2013 5:00 PM

    Senate pact between Dems, GOP over Obama nominations avoids partisan meltdown, for now WASHINGTON (AP) A bipartisan Senate pact has smoothed the confirmation path for a batch of President Barack Obama's nominations and removed, for now, a Democratic threat to impose procedural changes weakening minority Republicans' clout. Yet there are... more »
  • Sunday, July 14, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 13, 2013 5:00 PM

    George Zimmerman cleared in Trayvon Martin shooting; attorney says safety remains a concern SANFORD, Fla. (AP) After a year and a half of living as a hermit, George Zimmerman emerged from a Florida courthouse a free man, cleared of all charges in the shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. His brother... more »
  • Saturday, July 13, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    July 12, 2013 5:00 PM

    Texas Republicans pass new abortion bill, Democrats vow court and electoral fight ahead AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Republicans in the Texas Legislature passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation, but Democrats vowed Saturday to fight both in the courts and the ballot box... more »
  • Sunday, June 23, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 22, 2013 5:00 PM

    Hong Kong says NSA leaker Snowden has left for a 'third country' HONG KONG (AP) A former National Security Agency contractor wanted by the United States for revealing two highly classified surveillance programs has been allowed to leave for a "third country" because a U.S. extradition request did not fully... more »
  • Saturday, June 15, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT<<

    June 14, 2013 5:01 PM

    Early results in Iran presidential election give reformist-backed Rowhani wide lead TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's reformist-backed presidential candidate surged to a wide lead in early vote counting Saturday, a top official said, suggesting a flurry of late support could have swayed a race that once appeared solidly in the hands... more »
  • Sunday, June 9, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 8, 2013 5:00 PM

    Intelligence chief defends online spying, says Congress authorized it and court supervises WASHINGTON (AP) Eager to quell a domestic furor over U.S. spying, the nation's top intelligence official stressed Saturday that a previously undisclosed program for tapping into Internet usage is authorized by Congress, falls under strict supervision of a... more »
  • Saturday, June 8, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 7, 2013 5:00 PM

    Before disclosures, Bush and Obama administrations long denied widespread NSA data trawling WASHINGTON (AP) For years, top officials of the Bush and Obama administrations dismissed fears about secret government data-mining by reassuring Congress that there were no secret nets trawling for Americans' phone and Internet records. "We do not vacuum... more »
  • Sunday, June 2, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    June 1, 2013 5:00 PM

    Southern Plains, Ozarks clean up as storms that killed 12 in floods, tornado head eastward EL RENO, Okla. (AP) A violent weather system that claimed 12 lives in Oklahoma and Arkansas amid tornadoes and flash floods gave way to clearing skies as the storms trekked toward the East Coast on... more »
  • Monday, May 27, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 26, 2013 5:00 PM

    69 years after Marine's death, WW2 Museum visitor sees his diary note: Return diary to her NEW ORLEANS (AP) Before Cpl. Thomas "Cotton" Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in the South Pacific in 1944, he wrote what he called his "last life request" to anyone who might find... more »
  • Saturday, May 25, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 24, 2013 5:00 PM

    Judge finds Ariz. sheriff's office racially profiles Latinos in immigration patrols PHOENIX (AP) A federal judge has ruled that the office of America's self-proclaimed toughest sheriff systematically singled out Latinos in its trademark immigration patrols, marking the first finding by a court that the agency racially profiles people. The decision... more »
  • Sunday, May 19, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 18, 2013 5:00 PM

    Official: 1 winning ticket sold in Florida in historic $590.5 million Powerball drawing DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) It's all about the odds, and one lone ticket in Florida has beaten them all by matching each of the numbers drawn for the highest Powerball jackpot in history at an estimated $590.5... more »
  • Saturday, May 18, 2013,AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

    May 17, 2013 5:01 PM

    Obama agenda seems to be weathering IRS targeting of conservative groups, other controversies WASHINGTON (AP) Despite Democratic fears, predictions of the demise of President Barack Obama's agenda appear exaggerated after a week of cascading controversies, political triage by the administration and party leaders in Congress and lack of evidence to... more »

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