AP - ap.online.headlines.general http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.general News Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:24:28 -0500 Boston area hit by howling blizzard; New York gets off easy Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:19:56 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US--Winter.Weather/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Winter.Weather c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2209 BOSTON (AP) — A howling blizzard with wind gusts over 70 mph heaped snow on Boston along with other stretches of lower New England and Long Island on Tuesday but failed to live up to the hype in Philadelphia and New York City, where buses and subways started rolling again in the morning. The latest on the Northeast snowstorm Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:51:40 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US--Winter.Weather-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Winter.Weather-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-21f0 10:30 A.M. EST Purported IS message threatens Japanese, Jordanian hostages Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:49:35 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/AS-Japan-Islamic-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AS-Japan-Islamic-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2241 BEIRUT (AP) — An online message purportedly from the Islamic State group warned Tuesday that a Japanese hostage and Jordanian pilot the extremists hold have less than "24 hours left to live." Mormon leaders: Gay rights, religious rights must be joined Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:20:51 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US-Gay-Rights-Mormon-Church/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-Gay-Rights-Mormon-Church c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2030 SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon church leaders are making a national appeal for a "balanced approach" in the clash between gay rights and religious freedom. Gunmen storm Libyan hotel; 4 foreigners, 5 guards dead Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:16:23 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/ML--Libya/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_ML--Libya c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-216a TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — Gunmen stormed a luxury hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli on Tuesday, killing four foreigners and five guards, and triggering an hours-long standoff that ended when two assailants set off a grenade that killed them, officials said. Facebook blames internal glitch for hourlong global outage Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:07:30 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/Facebook/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_Facebook c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2214 SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Facebook said the outage that made its social media sites inaccessible worldwide for about an hour Tuesday was self-inflicted. Famed civil rights protesters to have arrest records erased Tue, 27 Jan 2015 12:07:13 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US--Friendship.Nine/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Friendship.Nine c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-206f COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Nine black men arrested for integrating a whites-only South Carolina lunch counter 54 years ago may be heroes in the historic record, but in the record of the law they are still convicted trespassers. Leaders mark Auschwitz liberation 70 years on without Putin Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:15:25 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/EU-Poland-Auschwitz-Anniversary/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_EU-Poland-Auschwitz-Anniversary c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-21fd BRZEZINKA, Poland (AP) — Some 300 Holocaust survivors gathered with world leaders Tuesday under an enormous tent over the gate and railroad tracks that marked the last journey for more than a million people murdered by the Nazis at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Obama defends US ties as he pays respects in Saudi Arabia Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:01:22 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US--Obama-Saudi.Arabia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Obama-Saudi.Arabia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-212a RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama defended the U.S. government's willingness to cooperate closely with Saudi Arabia on national security despite deep concerns over human rights abuses, as he joined an array of current and former American statesmen Tuesday in paying respects following the death of King Abdullah. Obama says US must catch up to ensure drones are safe Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:45:45 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/26/US--White.House-Lockdown/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--White.House-Lockdown c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-27fc WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has fallen behind technological advancements that have made small drones readily available and must update its laws to ensure safety, President Barack Obama said Tuesday, in his first public comments about a drone that crashed on the White House grounds. Kraft takes the offensive, defends team, seeks NFL apology Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:38:48 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/FBN-Super-Bowl-Patriots/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_FBN-Super-Bowl-Patriots c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-205b CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — The New England Patriots came out swinging upon their arrival at the Super Bowl. 10 Things to Know for Today Tue, 27 Jan 2015 10:34:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/10-Things-to-Know-Today/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_10-Things-to-Know-Today c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2162 Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: Federal government failing to protect children, report says Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:43:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US--Child.Abuse/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Child.Abuse c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2212 The federal government's failure to enforce the nation's child protection laws is a "national disgrace" that leaves abused children vulnerable to future harm, according to a three-year study by two child advocacy groups. Obama leads US dignitaries paying respects in Saudi Arabia Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:28:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/Obama-Saudi.Arabia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_Obama-Saudi.Arabia c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-229e RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — President Barack Obama is leading a high-level delegation of current and former American officials to Saudi Arabia Tuesday to pay respects following King Abdullah's death and to take measure of the kingdom's new monarch. Obama promotes religious and gender equity in India speech Tue, 27 Jan 2015 09:30:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/AS--Obama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AS--Obama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-21a5 NEW DELHI (AP) — President Barack Obama gently nudged India Tuesday to fulfill its constitution's pledge to uphold the "dignity of the individual," drawing on his own experience as a minority in the United States as he closed out a three-day visit to New Delhi. US loans fueled insider deal, failed power plan in Liberia Tue, 27 Jan 2015 03:21:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/AF--Dark.Deals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AF--Dark.Deals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-21e2 BUCHANAN, Liberia (AP) — A failed U.S. government-backed plan to produce environmentally friendly energy in one of Africa's poorest countries was marred by insider connections and questionable planning, an Associated Press investigation found. The federal agency at the center of the deal is one of the government's biggest secrets and routinely escapes public scrutiny. Japan envoy hopeful about hostage release Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:48:32 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/AS--Japan-Islamic.State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AS--Japan-Islamic.State c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2213 TOKYO (AP) — Delicate negotiations were underway Tuesday to secure the release of a Japanese hostage and a Jordanian pilot held by Islamic State militants, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe faced questions over his government's handling of the crisis. Israel says 2 rockets from Syria strike Golan Heights Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:57:52 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/ML--Israel/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_ML--Israel c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2151 JERUSALEM (AP) — At least two rockets launched from Syria struck the Israeli-controlled Golan Heights on Tuesday and Israel responded with artillery fire, the Israeli military said. US announces charges in New York Russian spy ring case Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:30:15 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/27/US--Russian.Spy.Ring/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Russian.Spy.Ring c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2431 NEW YORK (AP) — Three Russian citizens were charged Monday in connection with a Cold War-style Russian spy ring that spoke in code, passed information concealed in bags and magazines, and tried to recruit people with ties to an unnamed New York City university, authorities said. Failed Iraqi bomber named in Islamic State hostage crisis Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:35:04 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2015/01/26/ML--Islamic.State-Jailed.Bomber/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_ML--Islamic.State-Jailed.Bomber c9d8ec1afb93944a:-38a0ba8f:14ae3e28837:-2698 BEIRUT (AP) — In the moments after her husband blew himself up in the ballroom of a Jordanian hotel as part of an al-Qaida plot, Sajida al-Rishawi fled the scene of chaos wearing her own explosive belt.