Top Headlines for U.S. News From the Associated Press


White supremacist takes stand in Jewish site shootings
By BILL DRAPER 29 Aug 2015 03:41

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) -- A white supremacist charged with killing three people at Jewish sites in suburban Kansas City spent more than two hours Friday telling jurors how he planned the attacks and is sorry he didn't kill more people....

Ex-Subway ad exec says he didn't know of Fogle's sex crimes
By CANDICE CHOI 29 Aug 2015 02:09

NEW YORK (AP) -- A former executive who was in charge of Subway's advertising says he wasn't aware of pitchman Jared Fogle's criminal sexual conduct with minors....

Planned Parenthood sues Alabama over end to Medicaid funds
By KIM CHANDLER 29 Aug 2015 01:39

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Planned Parenthood Southeast on Friday filed a federal lawsuit over Gov. Robert Bentley's effort to cut off Medicaid payments to the organization's Alabama clinics....

Former student at elite prep school convicted of sex charges
By LYNNE TUOHY 29 Aug 2015 01:35

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of rape but convicted Friday of lesser sex offenses against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with....

Despite volatility, on-air rampage difficult to predict
By JAY REEVES and DAVE DISHNEAU 29 Aug 2015 00:28

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- Living alone in a world of perceived slights, Vester Lee Flanagan II festered and fumed. His hair-trigger temper directed at a random collection of people he encountered never seemed to stray into the type of violent behavior that would have put him on the radar of police or mental health professionals....

Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man
By GARY D. ROBERTSON and TOM FOREMAN Jr. 28 Aug 2015 23:38

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- North Carolina state prosecutors announced Friday that they won't retry a white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black man, saying that talking with jurors after the mistrial helped convince them they cannot get a conviction....

TV shooting survivor's husband recounts story before gunfire
By DAVID DISHNEAU and JOHN RABY 28 Aug 2015 23:26

ROANOKE, Va. (AP) -- The woman who survived the on-air shooting that killed two TV journalists says she never saw the gunman walk up to the group because the camera's bright light blinded her....

Clerk asks US Supreme Court to intervene in marriage case
28 Aug 2015 23:25

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Two months after it legalized gay marriage nationwide, the U.S. Supreme Court is being asked by a Kentucky county clerk for permission to keep denying marriage licenses to same-sex couples....

Immigrant suspect faces tough battle fighting murder charge
By PAUL ELIAS 28 Aug 2015 23:01

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Even if the suspect at the center of a national immigration debate accidentally fired the shot that killed a young woman on San Francisco's Pier 14, it may not help his case....

An Olympic-sized question mark: Housing in plan for 2024
By MICHAEL R. BLOOD 28 Aug 2015 22:20

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The centerpiece of the proposed 2024 Olympic Games in Los Angeles would be a $1 billion village where thousands of athletes would eat, sleep and stroll on tree-lined walks and clipped lawns....

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