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Men arrested at Starbucks say they feared for their lives

3 hours 56 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer....

FAA orders fan blade inspections after jet engine explosion

6 hours 16 min ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- U.S. airline regulators have ordered inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off a Southwest Airlines plane, leading to the death of a woman who was partially blown out a window....

AP Was There: The fiery end of the standoff in Waco, Texas

7 hours 13 min ago
WACO, Texas (AP) -- Around 6 a.m. on April 19, 1993, FBI agents moved in to end a 51-day standoff with the Branch Davidian religious sect near Waco, Texas, ramming holes in the group's compound with armored vehicles and spraying tear gas inside. About six hours later, smoke poured from the compound, which soon was consumed by a massive fire....

Teacher uprisings harness social media in fight for funding

9 hours 18 min ago
PHOENIX (AP) -- The public education uprisings that began in West Virginia and spread to Arizona, Oklahoma and Kentucky share similar origin stories....

Cosby team turns to star witness with drug experts on deck

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:48
NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) -- Bill Cosby's lawyers turned to their star witness in the comedian's sexual assault retrial, countering the harrowing accounts of a half-dozen accusers with a woman who says chief accuser Andrea Constand mused about framing a celebrity in hopes of a big payday....

Some male sexual assault victims feel left behind by #MeToo

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:42
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?...

Southwest Airlines pilot lauded as hero for handling crisis

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:36
BOERNE, Texas (AP) -- The Southwest Airlines pilot being lauded as a hero in a harrowing emergency landing after a passenger was partially blown out of the jet's damaged fuselage is also being hailed for her pioneering role in a career where she has been one of the few women at the controls....

Manhattan turf war: 'Billionaires Row' vs. homeless shelter

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 23:29
NEW YORK (AP) -- Some of the world's wealthiest people have apartments in the half-dozen new skyscrapers built along a stretch of Manhattan's 57th Street known as "Billionaires Row." And soon they may have an unwanted new neighbor: a homeless shelter....

Former President George HW Bush buoyed by tributes to wife

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 21:40
HOUSTON (AP) -- In his first public comments since his wife's death, former President George H.W. Bush said Wednesday that he used to tease his spouse of 73 years that he had a complex about how much people liked her....

Nanny who killed kids while parents away convicted of murder

Wed, 04/18/2018 - 19:35
NEW YORK (AP) -- A once-trusted nanny who butchered two children in her care while their parents were away was convicted of murder by a jury that didn't believe her claims she was too insane at the time of the crime to be held responsible....