AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:25:33 -0400 Fire damage to mill another blow to timber town Wed, 17 Sep 2014 03:01:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US--California.Wildfires/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--California.Wildfires c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4c70 WEED, Calif. (AP) — Besides destroying or damaging scores of homes and other structures, a fast-moving wildfire struck a blow at the economic vitals of this struggling Northern California timber town, knocking its last wood products mill offline for an undetermined amount of time. Big break in ambush probe: suspect's abandoned SUV Wed, 17 Sep 2014 06:10:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US-Police-Barracks-Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Police-Barracks-Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4cd1 BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a heavily armed survivalist with a vendetta against law enforcement is the suspect in an ambush that killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a heavily forested region of northeastern Pennsylvania. 2014 MacArthur 'genius grant' winners unveiled Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:04:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US--Genius.Grants/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Genius.Grants c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4d67 CHICAGO (AP) — A professor whose research is helping a California police department improve its strained relationship with the black community and a lawyer who advocates for victims of domestic abuse are among the 21 winners of this year's MacArthur Foundation "genius grants." Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:47:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US-Superstorm-Hospitals/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Superstorm-Hospitals c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4d68 TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — When Superstorm Sandy slammed into the Northeast nearly two years ago, hospitals found themselves dealing with surges in patients, lost power supplies and employees who couldn't get to work — problems that a new federal report finds they were not prepared to handle. Minneapolis-St. Paul 1 site of anti-terror program Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:44:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-Justice-Violent-Extremists/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Justice-Violent-Extremists c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-53af MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul will participate in a Department of Justice pilot program designed to engage at-risk communities and stop extremists from recruiting Americans to join terror organizations overseas, U.S. Attorney Andy Luger said Tuesday. Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast Wed, 17 Sep 2014 02:45:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US-Tropical-Weather-Arizona/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Tropical-Weather-Arizona c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4cb1 PHOENIX (AP) — The remnants of Tropical Storm Odile barreled toward Arizona on Wednesday and threatened to swamp some areas with 5 inches of rain in the second blast of hurricane-related weather to hit the desert region in the last two weeks. APNewsBreak: 'Easy Rider' bike going to auction Wed, 17 Sep 2014 07:23:49 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US--Easy.Rider.Bike-Auction/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Easy.Rider.Bike-Auction c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4d06 NEW YORK (AP) — The customized Captain America chopper Peter Fonda rode in "Easy Rider" has come to symbolize the counterculture of the 1960s. Now it's for sale. Cops: No past reason to enter remains-filled home Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:33:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US-Babies-Bodies-Massachusetts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Babies-Bodies-Massachusetts c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4e54 BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — Police responded to several calls in recent years from a home where the remains of three infants were found last week but never had reason to check conditions inside the home, according to police logs released Tuesday. Woman in wildfire's path lost almost everything Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:46:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US--California.Wildfires-House.Lost/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--California.Wildfires-House.Lost c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4ebd WEED, Calif. (AP) — Kate Stonecypher awoke Monday and thought about wearing boots to work but decided on sneakers instead. NASA picks Boeing and SpaceX to ferry astronauts Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:55:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-SCI-Commercial-Space-Crew/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-SCI-Commercial-Space-Crew c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5172 CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA is a giant step closer to launching Americans again from U.S. soil. Lumber town takes stock after wind-driven wildfire Wed, 17 Sep 2014 01:01:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-California-Wildfires/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-California-Wildfires c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-529d WEED, Calif. (AP) — They had prepared for wildfires and knew of the drought-parched forests, but the inferno that swirled through the California lumber town of Weed moved so quickly all people could do was flee. Arizona gets ready for second Pacific storm blast Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:04:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US--Tropical.Weather-Arizona/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Tropical.Weather-Arizona c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4f50 PHOENIX (AP) — In a sign of just how unusual this summer's weather has become, Phoenix residents lined up Tuesday to fill sandbags in anticipation of potential flooding brought on by the remnants of a powerful Pacific storm. Hunt on for survivalist charged in trooper killing Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:52:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-Police-Barracks-Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Police-Barracks-Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-53ae BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers fanned out across the dense northeastern Pennsylvania woods Tuesday in the hunt for a heavily armed survivalist suspected of ambushing two troopers as part of a deadly vendetta against police. US tobacco growers brace for tougher competition Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:30:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US--Tobacco.Country/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Tobacco.Country c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-52e5 DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — Starting next month, America's remaining tobacco growers will be totally exposed to the laws of supply and demand. School bus driver killed during safety drill Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:09:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-Bus-Driver-Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Bus-Driver-Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5174 CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio school bus driver is being hailed as a hero after tossing a child out of the way of a rolling bus Tuesday morning before the vehicle rolled over the driver herself and she was killed. Ferguson protesters call anew to remove prosecutor Tue, 16 Sep 2014 22:54:52 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/17/US--Police.Shooting-Missouri/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Police.Shooting-Missouri c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-4e78 CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — Protesters seeking the immediate arrest of the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old loudly disrupted another government meeting Tuesday, renewing calls to remove the county prosecutor investigating the case and vowing political retaliation against an elected official tied to the prosecutor. CDC study: Americans' bellies are expanding fast Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:13:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-MED-Expanding-Waistlines/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-MED-Expanding-Waistlines c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-500f CHICAGO (AP) — The number of American men and women with big-bellied, apple-shaped figures — the most dangerous kind of obesity — has climbed at a startling rate over the past decade, according to a government study. Sheriff: Deputies visited victim before 4 slain Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:53:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US-Four-Killed-Florida/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Four-Killed-Florida c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5196 NEW PORT RICHEY, Fla. (AP) — Days before Megan Brown's body was found in a field with her slain parents and new boyfriend, deputies had responded to the family's rented waterfront home to investigate a report of domestic violence. New Jersey loses 4th casino as Trump Plaza closes Tue, 16 Sep 2014 17:03:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US--Trump.Plaza.Closing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Trump.Plaza.Closing c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-538f ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Beset by crushing debt, fleeing customers and run-down facilities, Trump Plaza on Tuesday became the fourth casino in Atlantic City to shut down this year. Blacks, Hispanics have doubts about media accuracy Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:33:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2014/09/16/US--AP.Poll-Minorities-Media.Image/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--AP.Poll-Minorities-Media.Image c9d8ec1afb93944a:-ec04479:148593b024a:-5052 WASHINGTON (AP) — A new study shows a large majority of African-American and Hispanic news consumers don't fully trust the media to portray their communities accurately, a statistic that could be troubling for the news industry as the minority population of the United States grows.