AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:39:03 -0400 Traffic fatalities continued to surge in first half of 2016 Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:53:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Traffic.Deaths/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Traffic.Deaths c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16ff WASHINGTON (AP) — Traffic fatalities were up 9 percent in the first six months of this year compared with the same period last year, continuing a surge in deaths that began two years ago as the economy improved and travel picked up, according to preliminary estimates released Tuesday by the National Safety Council. Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:47:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/24/US--Zika-Florida/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Zika-Florida c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a9a ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday announced a non-travel-related case of Zika in the Tampa Bay region. Crews hauling away debris as Louisiana cleanup continues Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:02:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Deep.South.Weather/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Deep.South.Weather c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1744 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Heavy trucks and their works crews have begun hauling away mounds of moldy carpet, warped flooring and water-damaged furniture as south Louisiana digs out from flooding the governor estimated Tuesday had wrecked more than 100,000 homes. In dry, windy West, crews target flames in several states Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:48:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US-Western-Wildfires/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Western-Wildfires c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16ab YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Growing wildfires stoked by windy, dry conditions have destroyed buildings and forced evacuations in California, Washington, Montana and elsewhere. States file another lawsuit over Obama transgender rules Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:13:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--LGBT.Rights-Health.Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--LGBT.Rights-Health.Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1893 AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas and four other Republican-led states filed another lawsuit Tuesday seeking to roll back the Obama administration's efforts to strengthen transgender rights, saying new federal nondiscrimination health rules could force doctors to act contrary to their medical judgment or religious beliefs. School athlete's sex assault case compared to Stanford case Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:30:40 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Sex.Assaults-Classmates/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Sex.Assaults-Classmates c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:19d9 BOSTON (AP) — The case of a former Massachusetts high school star athlete sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to sexually assaulting two classmates is drawing parallels to that of former Stanford University swimmer Brock Turner, who got just six months in jail for a sexual assault conviction. Stanford judge reignites debate after leaving other sex case Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:44:56 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Ex-Stanford.Swimmer-Rape-Judge/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Ex-Stanford.Swimmer-Rape-Judge c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16a9 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Northern California judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman reignited debate Tuesday about his ability to serve on the bench after removing himself from a separate sex-crimes case. Murder charge for Tulsa man in slaying of Lebanese neighbor Tue, 23 Aug 2016 17:06:45 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Tulsa-Neighbor.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Tulsa-Neighbor.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:18c2 TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Prosecutors charged a Tulsa man on Tuesday with first-degree murder and committing a hate crime in the killing of his Lebanese neighbor — a culmination of what authorities said was the man's violent feud with the family that spanned several years and included a regular barrage of racial insults and personal confrontations. Small plane makes emergency landing on Massachusetts sandbar Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:53:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/24/US--Plane-Sandbar.Landing/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Plane-Sandbar.Landing c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a4e NEW SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A small plane has made an emergency landing on a sandbar in Massachusetts. US women's gymnastics team flips over Broadway's 'Hamilton' Tue, 23 Aug 2016 23:36:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/24/US--Hamilton-Olympic.Team/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Hamilton-Olympic.Team c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1ab2 NEW YORK (AP) — How do you follow winning Olympic gold at the Rio Olympics? How about a chance to see "Hamilton" on Broadway? AP NewsBreak: Feds want to ban swimming with Hawaii dolphins Tue, 23 Aug 2016 22:30:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Swimming.With.Dolphins/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Swimming.With.Dolphins c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:18a5 HONOLULU (AP) — Federal regulators are proposing to ban swimming with dolphins in Hawaii, a move that could imperil one of the Aloha State's most popular tourist activities and the industry that has sprung up around it. How EpiPen's maker raised prices, and hackles, so much Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:36:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US-MED--EpiPen-Soaring.Price-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-MED--EpiPen-Soaring.Price-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:19da TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sky-high price hikes for EpiPen, the injected emergency medicine for severe allergic reactions to foods and bug bites, have made its maker the latest target for patients and politicians infuriated by soaring drug prices. Recordings capture chaos of Florida face-biting slayings Tue, 23 Aug 2016 16:30:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Face-Biting.Attack/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Face-Biting.Attack c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:191b FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Florida sheriff's deputies confronted chaos as they tried to subdue an attacker biting a victim's face after stabbing and beating a couple to death in a random assault outside their home, recordings of radio transmissions released Tuesday show. Fists not football: Brain injuries seen in domestic assaults Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:29:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US-MED--Brain.Injuries-Domestic.Violence/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-MED--Brain.Injuries-Domestic.Violence c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1600 CHICAGO (AP) — There are no bomb blasts or collisions with burly linemen in Susan Contreras' past. Her headaches, memory loss and bouts of confused thinking were a mystery until doctors suggested a probable cause: domestic violence. Disabled California man seeks to have voting rights restored Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:28:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Disabled.Voters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Disabled.Voters c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:15f4 SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former producer at NPR who lost his ability to walk and speak asked a judge Tuesday to restore his right to vote under a new California law that makes it easier for people with disabilities to keep that right and regain it if lost. Federal judge: Doig didn't create disputed painting Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:02:01 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Artwork.Dispute-Verdict/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Artwork.Dispute-Verdict c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1636 CHICAGO (AP) — A U.S. judge said Tuesday that a celebrated artist was right when he insisted he didn't paint a work now owned by a retired prison worker, a finding that likely ensures the artwork will now be worth a fraction of the previous estimated value of $10 million or more. Wife sentenced for killing 1984 Olympic bronze medalist Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:19:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/24/US--Olympian.Killed/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Olympian.Killed c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a18 VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The wife of a 1984 Olympic medalist was sentenced to a potential life sentence on Tuesday for shooting him in what she claimed was self-defense following years of abuse. 3 injured after taxi jumps curb, strikes shoe shine stand Tue, 23 Aug 2016 20:02:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/24/US--Taxi.Crash-San.Francisco/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Taxi.Crash-San.Francisco c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:1a03 SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say three people are critically injured Tuesday after a taxi jumped a curb and plowed into an advertising kiosk and a shoe shine stand at a busy corner in downtown San Francisco. Lawyers for landslide victims say state committed fraud Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:34:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Oso.Landslide.Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Oso.Landslide.Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:19db SEATTLE (AP) — Attorneys for victims and family members in the deadly 2014 landslide in Washington state have accused state lawyers of orchestrating a fraud to hide the truth by deleting emails between defense expert witnesses. Sheriff: Man killed 5 with ax and gun in middle of the night Tue, 23 Aug 2016 19:24:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2016/08/23/US--Multiple.Killings-Alabama/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Multiple.Killings-Alabama c9d8ec1afb93944a:-881caa4:156362a1416:16a1 CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A man accused of slaying five people at an Alabama home brought an ax to attack his victims, striking one who had been sleeping in a reclining chair, and also used guns he took from the house to shoot them, an Alabama sheriff said Tuesday.