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Contrite Christie pushes 2nd term plans

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — His critics call him a bully, but New Jersey's Republican Gov. Chris Christie is offering hugs and more apologies to help protect his second-term priorities as a traffic scandal threatens to derail his political future.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 January 2014

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At least 2 kids hurt in New Mexico school shooting

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — A shooter opened fire Tuesday morning at a middle school in the southeastern New Mexico city of Roswell, injuring at least two students before being taken into custody.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Retired cop in theater shooting held without bond

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — A judge has ordered that a 71-year-old retired police officer be held without bond on a charge that he shot a man dead in a Florida movie theater.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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200 fleeing S. Sudan violence die after boat sinks

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — A boat carrying civilians desperately fleeing heavy violence in South Sudan sank while crossing the Nile River, killing some 200 people, a military official said Tuesday, as fighting between rebels and government forces moved closer to the capital.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Bourbon truly American, despite foreign ties

CLERMONT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky bourbon remains authentically American, whiskey insiders maintain — even when some of its distillers answer to foreign companies.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Dozens arrested for being gay in north Nigeria

 

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — First the police targeted the gay men, then tortured them into naming dozens of others who now are being hunted down, human rights activists said Tuesday, warning that such persecution will rise under a new Nigerian law.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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GOP constituents want jobless aid renewed

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — In her 17 months out of work, Lita Ness has heard all the criticisms of extended unemployment insurance that has led to the program getting suspended amid a partisan standoff in Congress.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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Man fatally shot at Fla. theater over texting

WESLEY CHAPEL, Fla. (AP) — An argument over texting in a Florida movie theater ended with a retired Tampa police captain fatally shooting a man sitting in front of him, authorities said.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 January 2014

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