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Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. speaks to reporters on Capitol Hill
Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

Reid, 75, said...

Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election
Senate’s Harry Reid announces he won’t seek re-election

WASHINGTON (AP) – Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid announced Friday he will not seek re-election to another term, saying he wanted to focus on bringing Democrats back to power in the Senate rather than his own re-election.

Reid, 75, said ...

Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast
Utility: Inspectors found faulty work before NYC blast

NEW YORK (AP) – An hour before an apparent gas explosion sent flames soaring and debris flying at a Manhattan apartment building, injuring 19 people, utility company inspectors decided the work being done there was faulty.

The powerful...

French prosecutor: Co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane
French prosecutor: Co-pilot wanted to ‘destroy’ the plane

THE ASSOCIATED RESS

PARIS (AP) – As a frantic pilot pounded on the cockpit door and passengers screamed in panic, the Germanwings co-pilot “intentionally” sent Flight 9525 straight into the side of a mountain in the French...

300Jet crashes in Alps, 148 on board; ‘no survivors’ expected
300Jet crashes in Alps, 148 on board; ‘no survivors’ expected

PARIS (AP) – A passenger jet carrying 150 people crashed Tuesday in the French Alps as it flew from Barcelona to Duesseldorf, authorities said. As search-and-rescue teams struggled to get to the remote, snow-covered region, France’s...

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz launches presidential campaign
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz launches presidential campaign

LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) – Sen. Ted Cruz showed he was a candidate in a hurry early Monday morning, announcing his presidential candidacy on Twitter just after midnight, several...

New law opens access to Ohio adoptees’ birth certificates
New law opens access to Ohio adoptees’ birth certificates

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – Thousands of Ohio adoptees are hoping to learn more about their history, including family medical information, thanks to a law granting them access to their adoption files and birth certificates.

Individuals...

Case of baby cut from womb highlights fetal homicide debate
Case of baby cut from womb highlights fetal homicide debate

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) – The gruesome case of a Colorado woman accused of cutting open the belly of a pregnant woman and removing her unborn baby girl is reviving the highly charged debate over when a fetus can legally be considered a...

Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord
Budget spat leaves House GOP leaders facing new discord
WASHINGTON (AP) – Whether the issue is immigration or federal budgets, Republicans keep learning a bitter lesson: Their sizable and near-historic congressional majority doesn’t necessarily mean they can govern.
Pa. toddler survives near-drowning after 101 minutes of CPR
Pa. toddler survives near-drowning after 101 minutes of CPR

In what doctors are calling an extraordinarily rare case of survival, a 22-month-old Pennsylvania boy whose lifeless body was pulled from an icy creek was revived after an hour and 41 minutes of CPR, and has suffered virtually no lingering...

Police seek motive in Phoenix-area rampage that killed 1
Police seek motive in Phoenix-area rampage that killed 1

MESA, Ariz. (AP) – Authorities were trying to find out what triggered an ex-convict to shoot and kill one person and wound five others in a rampage in a Phoenix suburb where officers flooded the streets in an intense, hourslong hunt for the...

10 Things to Know, Thursday, March 19
10 Things to Know, Thursday, March 19
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today.
Kraft recalls 6.5 million boxes of mac and cheese

NEW YORK (AP) – Kraft Foods is recalling about 6.5 million boxes cases of original flavor Kraft Macaroni & Cheese because some of the boxes contain small pieces of metal.

The boxes have “best when used by” dates...

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