AP - ap.online.headlines.us http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.us News Thu, 28 May 2015 03:36:36 -0400 Theater shooting prosecutors build case that Holmes was sane Thu, 28 May 2015 03:15:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US-Colorado-Shooting/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Colorado-Shooting c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-52c9 CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Prosecutors are methodically building a case that James Holmes knew right from wrong when he planned and carried out the deadly Colorado theater shootings, hoping to convince jurors he should be convicted and executed and not sent to a mental hospital. Swollen rivers cause Texas cities to worry about flooding Thu, 28 May 2015 02:23:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US-Severe-Weather/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Severe-Weather c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-52c8 HOUSTON (AP) — While the barrage of deadly thunderstorms that hit Texas has tapered off, several cities aren't out of danger, as officials warn about possible flooding as the week goes on from rivers swollen by rainfall. Latest on flooding: Officials: Threat remains across Texas Thu, 28 May 2015 01:57:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US--Severe.Weather-The.Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Severe.Weather-The.Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-52e5 1 a.m. CDT Deaths highlight hidden danger from municipal storm drains Wed, 27 May 2015 23:33:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US-Storm-Drain-Deaths/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Storm-Drain-Deaths c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5759 The drowning of an Oklahoma firefighter and a Texas teenager in storms that swept through those states highlight the persistent dangers posed by storm drains that help protect neighborhoods during flash flooding but can suck in unsuspecting residents and rescue workers. Floods in vulnerable Houston no surprise, despite controls Thu, 28 May 2015 03:24:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US--Forever.Flooding.Houston/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Forever.Flooding.Houston c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-52a5 HOUSTON (AP) — The flooding, property damage and loss of life as torrential rains this week hit the Houston area should be no surprise. Nebraska abolishes death penalty in landmark override vote Thu, 28 May 2015 03:27:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US-XGR-Death-Penalty-Nebraska/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-XGR-Death-Penalty-Nebraska c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-55a3 LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska abolished the death penalty on Wednesday over the governor's objections in a move pushed through the Legislature with unusual backing from conservatives who oppose capital punishment for religious, financial and practical reasons. AP sources: IRS believes identity thieves from Russia Wed, 27 May 2015 17:41:08 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--IRS-Breach/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--IRS-Breach c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5a8b WASHINGTON (AP) — IRS investigators believe the identity thieves who stole the personal tax information of more than 100,000 taxpayers from an IRS website are part of a sophisticated criminal operation based in Russia, two officials told the Associated Press. Colorado theater shooting victims relive terror in courtroom Wed, 27 May 2015 15:32:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Colorado.Shooting-Reliving.the.Night/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Colorado.Shooting-Reliving.the.Night c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5aaf CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — From the witness stand, Christina Blache could finally do what she had most wanted and most feared: She looked for the first time at the man who shot her, who killed her friend, who ravaged so many lives. Is rent out of reach? Study shows how 11 US cities stack up Thu, 28 May 2015 01:33:17 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US--Rise.In.Renters/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Rise.In.Renters c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5337 NEW YORK (AP) — Renters are on the rise in America's biggest cities, but many tenants are scrambling to keep up with growing rent bills and shrinking vacancies, according to a study being released Thursday. Tracy Morgan settles suit with Wal-Mart over fatal crash Wed, 27 May 2015 22:28:13 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Tracy.Morgan-Lawsuit/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Tracy.Morgan-Lawsuit c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-561e NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan has settled his lawsuit against Wal-Mart over a highway crash that killed one man and left Morgan and two friends seriously injured. Molestation claim against Michael Jackson's estate dismissed Thu, 28 May 2015 00:13:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US--Jackson-Abuse.Allegations/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Jackson-Abuse.Allegations c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5368 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A choreographer who accused Michael Jackson of years of molestation cannot pursue his allegations against the singer's estate because he waited too long to file the legal action, a judge ruled. Homeowners clean up in Texas; death toll climbs to 21 Wed, 27 May 2015 23:09:59 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Severe.Weather/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Severe.Weather c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5a6d HOUSTON (AP) — Homeowners dragged soggy carpet to the curb and mopped up coffee-colored muck Wednesday after a barrage of storms and floods in Texas and Oklahoma left at least 21 people dead and 11 others missing. Massive coal breaker, Pennsylvania's last, is coming down Thu, 28 May 2015 01:06:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US--The.Last.Breaker/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--The.Last.Breaker c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5324 MAHANOY CITY, Pa. (AP) — When coal was king, its castle was the breaker — an imposing fortress that crushed, washed and sized billions of tons of Pennsylvania anthracite for use in factories, foundries and homes up and down the East Coast. Latest on flooding: Child's body found; man's body ID'd Wed, 27 May 2015 23:05:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US-Severe-Weather-The-Latest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US-Severe-Weather-The-Latest c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5a79 9:45 p.m. CDT APNewsBreak: Records contradict claim in St. Louis baby case Wed, 27 May 2015 18:10:24 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Lost.Babies-St.Louis/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Lost.Babies-St.Louis c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5578 ST. LOUIS (AP) — Missouri adoption records contradict a St. Louis woman's claim that her baby was stolen at Homer G. Phillips Hospital in 1965 after she was told the newborn had died. Theater gunman's writings alternate between ramblings, plans Wed, 27 May 2015 21:55:50 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Colorado.Shooting-Notebook/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Colorado.Shooting-Notebook c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5758 CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Colorado theater shooting gunman James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings was made public Wednesday, a day after it was introduced as evidence in his trial. No sex assault charges for women in massage parlor sting Wed, 27 May 2015 22:48:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/28/US--Sex.Assault-Massage.Parlors/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Sex.Assault-Massage.Parlors c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-53dc HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's top prosecutor is dismissing cases against 16 women arrested in a massage parlor prostitution sting after the sex assault charges they faced drew criticism. Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee Wed, 27 May 2015 19:35:16 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Spelling.Bee/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Spelling.Bee c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5787 OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — An impressive field of 283 young spellers was narrowed to 49 semifinalists during Wednesday's preliminary rounds of the Scripps National Spelling Bee. The remaining spellers will compete on Thursday for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Hurricane predictions breeze in: Feds expect light season Wed, 27 May 2015 17:46:27 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Hurricane.Forecast/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Hurricane.Forecast c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-5a3a NEW ORLEANS (AP) — With six to 11 named storms predicted, this year's hurricane season may be slower than average — but officials say that's no reason for Atlantic and Gulf coast residents to rest easy. Slow start, gradual improvement for US Internet gambling Wed, 27 May 2015 20:55:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/national/2015/05/27/US--Internet.Gambling/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_national_US--Internet.Gambling c9d8ec1afb93944a:-1a8cc816:14d77ad1145:-551b ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Internet gambling is off to a slow start in the United States, with banks hesitant to handle credit card payments for online bets and some politicians and casino moguls pushing to ban it, but there remains potential for great growth, participants in a major gambling conference agreed Wednesday.