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AP News - 8 minutes ago

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The victory a Nevada rancher claimed in a government standoff with armed militiamen has served to embolden right-wing extremists and conspiracy theorists across the country, an organization that tracks hate groups said Thursday.

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AP News - 10 minutes ago

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico's acting governor says he plans to declare a state of emergency to allow the U.S. territory to apply for federal aid to deal with abnormally dry conditions in the island's southern and central regions.Dav ...more

AP News - 11 minutes ago

RIDGEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton will be in New Jersey next week on the same day that Gov. Chris Christie heads to Iowa.Clinton is scheduled to be at Bookends in Ridgewood to sign copies of her book "Hard Choices" on Thursday. That' ...more

AP News - 14 minutes ago

MIAMI (AP) — A prominent U.S. military judge has removed himself from the death penalty trial at Guantanamo Bay for the prisoner accused of orchestrating the deadly attack on the USS Cole.Army Col. James Pohl issued an order Thursday appointing ...more

AP News - 18 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered the IRS to explain under oath how it lost a trove of emails to and from a central figure in the agency's tea party controversy.U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan gave the tax agency a mont ...more

AP News - 19 minutes ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Officers who fatally shot an unarmed Connecticut woman after a high-speed car chase from the White House to the Capitol last fall will not face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday.Prosecutors who spent months ...more

AP News - 20 minutes ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday sentenced a California chemical engineer to 15 years in prison and fined him $28 million after his rare economic-espionage conviction for selling China the technology that creates a white pigment.< ...more

AP News - 24 minutes ago

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Republican Gov. Rick Scott is a multimillionaire and flies in a private jet, yet his campaign decided to criticize Democratic challenger Charlie Crist as an elitist for wearing a Rolex watch.Democrats pointed out the hyp ...more

AP News - 25 minutes ago

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Staffan de Mistura, who has held top U.N. positions in Iraq and Afghanistan, on Thursday inherited the mandate to try to end Syria's three-year-old conflict, a goal that eluded his two predecessors.Secretary-General Ban Ki- ...more

AP News - 28 minutes ago

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Top New Jersey officials may be moving toward letting voters decide whether to expand casino gambling beyond Atlantic City a few years earlier than expected.But Atlantic City's mayor sounds like he's already there — an ...more