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Complaints mounted against sheriff’s civilian watchdog

2 hours 41 min ago
When Charles Gaither, the former Los Angeles Police Department officer turned police reformer, quit his job as King County’s first law-enforcement oversight director last month, his anger was evident. He alleges harassment; public records indicate others blame him for causing strife.

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

2 hours 42 min ago
A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

NBA owners fail to pass lottery reform

2 hours 44 min ago
One of the biggest issues on the agenda when the NBA’s owners arrived in New York for the board of governors meetings was thwarting the tanking strategy employed most brazenly by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters

2 hours 44 min ago
Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces.

Princess in cockfighting case gets probation

2 hours 44 min ago
A Romanian princess was sentenced Wednesday to probation after apologizing for her role in an Oregon cockfighting enterprise that she said brought shame to her and her family.

Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism

2 hours 52 min ago
Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria.

Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

2 hours 52 min ago
A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.

Social Security benefits get another tiny increase

2 hours 52 min ago
Come January, nearly 60 million Social Security recipients will get benefit increases averaging $20 a month, the third straight year of historically small pay hikes.

Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

2 hours 52 min ago
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.

Asia stocks down on mixed China data, weak Wall St

2 hours 52 min ago
Asian stocks fell Thursday after another slump in oil prices dragged Wall Street lower and China's manufacturing output grew at the slowest pace in five months.

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

2 hours 52 min ago
The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website.

Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

2 hours 52 min ago
A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.

'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

2 hours 52 min ago
So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."

APNewsBreak: Care questioned in 15 NY jail deaths

2 hours 57 min ago
These are the deaths in New York City's Rikers Island jail that don't make headlines -- prisoners with diseases, disorders and addictions who succumb to heart attacks, infections and other causes officially filed away as "medical."

Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal

2 hours 58 min ago
Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.

Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

2 hours 58 min ago
A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

2 hours 58 min ago
All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

Dallas hospital under scrutiny over Ebola crisis

2 hours 59 min ago
With the hospital’s two Ebola-infected nurses sent elsewhere, the 24/7 tension of caring for them abated, but scrutiny remains intense over how the hospital treated Thomas Eric Duncan, who died there, and whether mistakes potentially exposed dozens more to the disease.

Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

2 hours 59 min ago
Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

3 hours 54 sec ago
People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.