AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:04:23 -0400 Tutu Tuesday brings smiles to Florida children's hospital Tue, 21 Apr 2015 08:02:20 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Tutu.Tuesday/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Tutu.Tuesday c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:9b4 HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — One morning last summer, Tony Smith slipped a multicolor tutu over his scrubs in the pre-op ward of a South Florida hospital to grant the wish of a young patient heading to surgery. Lawyer: No answer on why man who died in custody was stopped Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:25:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Suspect.Dies-Baltimore/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Suspect.Dies-Baltimore c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:959 BALTIMORE (AP) — The lawyer for the family of Freddie Gray, a black man who died of spinal injuries he sustained during an arrest in Baltimore, said he believes the police had no reason to stop the man in the first place. Developments in tensions between police and communities Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:25:54 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US-Police-On-Video-Developments/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Police-On-Video-Developments c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:43c Killings of unarmed black men by white police officers in the past year have touched off a national debate about police conduct, which has only escalated as additional interactions between police and suspects — lethal or otherwise — are captured on video by law enforcement or civilians. Here are some recent developments. Where US sees terror prevention, some Muslims see profiling Mon, 20 Apr 2015 12:15:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US-Terror-Profiling-or-Prevention/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Terror-Profiling-or-Prevention c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:41a MISSION VIEJO, Calif. (AP) — Sameer Mohiuddin grew more confused by the second as panelists speaking at his Southern California mosque trumpeted a new national initiative to prevent violent extremism. Questions, answers about federal anti-radicalization effort Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:23:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US--Terror-Profiling.or.Prevention-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Terror-Profiling.or.Prevention-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:43b The Obama administration is piloting programs in Boston, Los Angeles and Minneapolis focused on tackling global terrorism on a local scale. But some community members and activists worry the efforts will amount to wide-scale government surveillance of Muslim communities. Some questions and answers about the initiative: Utah woman gets maximum sentence in deaths of 6 newborns Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:26:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US-Seven-Babies-Dead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Seven-Babies-Dead c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:92c PROVO, Utah (AP) — Family members of a Utah woman sentenced to the maximum penalty Monday for killing six of her newborn babies said they were shocked at the grisly crimes from the woman they knew as a loving mother. Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:52:04 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Islamic.State-Americans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Islamic.State-Americans c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:8cd ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, he wasn't easily deterred. Bird flu takes biggest toll yet as virus hits chicken farms Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:41:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Bird.Flu-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Bird.Flu-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:8f2 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Poultry producers and scientists have been hoping warmer weather would knock down a virulent strain of bird flu that has hammered the Midwest, but the virus recently took its biggest toll yet, hitting a farm in Iowa that held nearly 10 percent of the state's egg-laying chickens. Here are some questions and answers about the outbreak: Blue Bell Creameries issues recall of all products Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:28:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Blue.Bell-Listeriosis-Response/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Blue.Bell-Listeriosis-Response c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:99f BRENHAM, Texas (AP) — Texas-based Blue Bell Creameries issued a voluntary recall Monday night for all of its products on the market after two samples of chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream tested positive for listeria, a potentially deadly bacteria. Arizona sheriff faces contempt hearing in profiling case Tue, 21 Apr 2015 04:05:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Arizona.Sheriff-Racial.Profiling/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Arizona.Sheriff-Racial.Profiling c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:93d PHOENIX (AP) — The sheriff for metro Phoenix begins a four-day hearing Tuesday that could bring him fines, damage his credibility and make him politically vulnerable for his acknowledged violations of a judge's orders in a racial profiling case. Questions, answers about police officers who confuse weapons Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:25:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US-Handguns-Stun-Guns-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Handguns-Stun-Guns-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:881 Robert Bates, the volunteer sheriff's deputy who killed an unarmed suspect in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on April 2, says he accidentally fired his handgun when he meant to deploy his stun gun. Bates apologized for killing Eric Harris last week but described his deadly mistake as a common problem in law enforcement, saying: "This has happened a number of times around the country. ...You must believe me, it can happen to anyone." Sheriff, lawyer dispute whether 73-year-old deputy qualified Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:54:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US--Killings.by.Police-Oklahoma/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Killings.by.Police-Oklahoma c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:3ab OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Tulsa County volunteer deputy who shot and killed a suspect after mistaking his handgun for a stun gun was using an unauthorized weapon when he fired the fatal shot, lawyers for the dead man's family said Monday. Judge returns ultra-rich club founder Tim Blixseth to jail Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:43:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Billionaire_s.Bankruptcy/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Billionaire_s.Bankruptcy c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:995 HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Attorneys for the founder of Montana's Yellowstone Club for the ultra-rich planned Tuesday to file an emergency request with the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals seeking to free their client after he was jailed by a federal judge for contempt. Amid GOP criticism, Clinton defends family foundation Tue, 21 Apr 2015 03:18:02 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--DEM.2016-Clinton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--DEM.2016-Clinton c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:915 KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton has found herself on the defensive during her first presidential campaign visit to New Hampshire this year, pushing back against swirling questions about her family foundation. Baltimore on edge after arrestee's fatal spine injury Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:42:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US-Suspect-Injured-Baltimore/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Suspect-Injured-Baltimore c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:288 BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's top police officials, mayor and prosecutor sought to calm a "community on edge" Monday while investigating how a man suffered a fatal spine injury while under arrest. Six officers have been suspended, but investigators say they still don't know how it happened. S. Carolina paper's domestic killings series wins Pulitzer Tue, 21 Apr 2015 01:43:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/21/US--Pulitzers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Pulitzers c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:895 NEW YORK (AP) — It was a list no state wanted to top. And when South Carolina was ranked as having the highest rate of women being killed by men, The Post and Courier of Charleston set out to explore why. Clinton defends family foundation from charges of favoritism Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:55:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US--DEM.2016-Clinton/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--DEM.2016-Clinton c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:26a KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton dismissed swirling questions about her family foundation Monday as little more than political attacks from Republicans eager to gain an early advantage in the 2016 presidential contest. Utah woman gets up to life in prison in deaths of 6 newborns Mon, 20 Apr 2015 20:22:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US--Seven.Babies.Dead/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Seven.Babies.Dead c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:41b PROVO, Utah (AP) — A mother who killed six of her newborn babies and hid their bodies in her garage was sentenced to up to life in prison Monday at an emotional hearing in which a prosecutor depicted her as an "incredibly indifferent and callous" murderer. Minnesota men charged with trying to join Islamic militants Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:12:28 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US--Islamic.State-Americans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Islamic.State-Americans c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:241 ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — When Guled Ali Omar made up his mind to join the Islamic State group, authorities said, he wasn't easily deterred. SC paper wins Pulitzer for reporting on domestic violence Mon, 20 Apr 2015 17:37:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/04/20/US--Pulitzers/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Pulitzers c9d8ec1afb93944a:7b6eb151:14c6ba1dea5:532 NEW YORK (AP) — The Post and Courier of Charleston, South Carolina, won the Pulitzer Prize for public service Monday for an examination of the deadly toll of domestic violence, while The New York Times collected three awards and the Los Angeles Times two.