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  • This May 21, 2012 photo shows a packet of K2, synthetic cannabis product. (AP)

    Raids Target Synthetic Drugs, Sellers Across U.S.

    WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration Synthetic Drugs on Wednesday broadened its national crackdown on synthetic drug manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers as federal agents served hundreds of search and arrest warrants in at least 25 states.
    Agents served warrants at homes, warehouses […]

  • Accused government whistleblower Edward Snowden is seen on a screen as he speaks via video conference with members of the Committee on legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe during an hearing on "mass surveillance" at the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, April 8, 2014. The video feed linked Snowden, who officials said was somewhere in Moscow, Russia, with the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler (FRANCE  - Tags: POLITICS)

    Snowden Being Manipulated By Russian Intelligence: Ex-NSA Chief

    SYDNEY – Former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden, who revealed the U.S. government’s data collection programs, is now likely under the control of Russian intelligence agencies, according to former NSA Director, General Keith Alexander.
    Alexander, who retired on March 31, […]

  • IN this May 6, 2014, photo, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington. Two of President Barack Obama’s closest first-term advisers will soon spill insider details on the administration’s handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White House’s cautious response to the Syrian civil war and the genesis of clandestine talks with Iran. The memoirs from Clinton and ex-Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner will be the latest installments in an often awkward Washington ritual: one-time confidants signing big book contracts to examine a presidency that is ongoing and policy decisions that still are being implemented.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Obama’s Top Advisers Set To Spill Insider Details

    WASHINGTON  — Over the next month, two of President Barack Obama’s closest first-term advisers will spill insider details on the administration’s handling of the early days of the Great Recession, the White House’s cautious response to the Syrian civil war […]

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  • Chicago Blackhawks goalie Corey Crawford (50) deflects a shot by Minnesota Wild left wing Erik Haula (56), of Finland, in front of Blackhawks defenseman Duncan Keith (2) during the first period of Game 3 of an NHL hockey second-round playoff series in St. Paul, Minn., Tuesday, May 6, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

    Wild Jump Back In Series With 4-0 Win Over Hawks

    ST. PAUL, Minn. — Matching the Chicago Blackhawks is a tough task, and the Minnesota Wild weren’t going to catch up without more presence and production from their top forwards.
    After a couple of quiet games and two sluggish periods, Mikael […]

  • This April 20, 2014 image taken from a surveillance video provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, shows a California teen, left, after hopping from a jet's wheel well in Maui, Hawaii. Police said Tuesday, May 6, that they plan to interview the teen who stowed away on a Hawaii-bound flight two weeks ago, surviving sub-freezing temperatures as it crossed the Pacific Ocean. (AP Photo/Hawaii Department of Transportation)

    Hawaii Releases Video Of Teen Dropping From Jet

    HONOLULU  — The security footage looks unassuming at first: a Hawaiian Airlines jet parked at a gate at the Maui airport under overcast skies, and workers going through their regular routine. Then, the 15-year-old’s legs dangle briefly from the plane’s […]

  • News Media Challenge Ban On Journalism Drones

    News Media Challenge Ban On Journalism Drones

    WASHINGTON — More than a dozen media organizations challenged the government’s ban on the use of drones by journalists Tuesday, saying the Federal Aviation Administration’s position violates First Amendment protections for news gathering.
    The organizations, including The Associated Press, filed a […]

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  • Top Clippers Exec Roeser Taking Leave Of Absence

    Top Clippers Exec Roeser Taking Leave Of Absence

    LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Clippers President Andy Roeser is taking an indefinite leave of absence while the NBA restructures the franchise in the wake of owner Donald Sterling’s lifetime ban.
    Roeser’s immediate departure was announced Tuesday by the NBA. The […]

  • Republican Senate candidate Mark Harris, left, greets supporters Harvey Brown Sr, right, and Michael Cummings, back, at Harris' headquarters in Charlotte, N.C., Monday, May 5, 2014. The struggle for control of the Republican Party gets an early voter test in North Carolina, where GOP leaders Mitt Romney and Rand Paul push candidates competing against Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan in the November midterm elections. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Tea Party vs GOP Establishment In NC, Elsewhere

    WASHINGTON — North Carolina Republicans sorted through their choices to challenge Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan on Tuesday, and Speaker John Boehner sought re-nomination to Congress from Ohio, first in a springtime spate of primaries pitting the GOP establishment against tea […]

  • FILE - In this July 11, 2001, file photo, Monica Lewinsky arrives for a special screening of "The Score" in New York. Lewinsky says there's no question her boss, Bill Clinton, "took advantage" of her when he was president. But if there was any abuse in their affair, she says, it came afterward, when Clinton's inner circle tried to discredit her and his opponents used her as a pawn. The former White House intern, now 40, writes about her life in the next issue of Vanity Fair magazine, out in May 2014. In released excerpts, she says she's perhaps the first Internet scapegoat and wants to speak out on behalf of other victims of online humiliation.(AP Photo/Darla Khazei, File)

    Monica Lewinsky Speaks Out On Affair With Clinton

    WASHINGTON  — Monica Lewinsky says there’s no question her boss – Bill Clinton – “took advantage” of her when he was president.
    But she says their affair was consensual and if there was any abuse involved, it came afterward, when Clinton’s […]

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  • House GOP Unveils Bill Slashing Highway Grants

    House GOP Unveils Bill Slashing Highway Grants

    WASHINGTON — Republicans controlling the House unveiled legislation on Tuesday that proposes a huge cut to a transportation grant program championed by President Barack Obama that funds road and bridge projects, light rail networks, port construction and bike paths.
    The so-called […]

  • In this photo released Tuesday, May 6, 2014, by the Richmond County, Ga.,  Sheriff's Department,    Xavier Deanthony, Cooper is photographed. Cooper, 20, has been apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Ga. He is facing charges that include aggravated assault. (AP Photo/Richmond County (Ga.) Sheriff's Department)

    Man Facing 3 Charges After Ga. College Shooting

    AUGUSTA, Ga.  — A man apprehended after a shooting at Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, is facing charges that include aggravated assault.
    Richmond County Jail records show that 20-year-old Xavier Deanthony Cooper also faces charges of having a firearm or knife […]

  • FILE - This March 22, 2013, file photo, shows exterior of the Internal Revenue Service building in Washington. As the United States attempts to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, the Treasury Department is deploying an economic weapon that could prove to be more costly than sanctions: the Internal Revenue Service. This summer, the U.S. plans to start using a new anti-tax evasion law that will make it much more expensive for Russian banks to do business in America. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

    AP ENTERPRISE: U.S. To Unleash IRS On Russian Banks

    WASHINGTON  — As the United States attempts to punish Russia for its actions in Ukraine, the Treasury Department is deploying an economic weapon that could prove more costly than sanctions: the Internal Revenue Service.
    This summer, the U.S. plans to start […]

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  • Court Rejects Challenge To City’s Immigration Law

    Court Rejects Challenge To City’s Immigration Law

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has rejected a challenge to a Nebraska city ordinance that bans renting homes to immigrants living in the country illegally.
    The justices on Monday let stand an appeals court ruling that found the ordinance doesn’t […]

  • San Antonio Spurs' Tony Parker (9), of France, shoots over Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki (41), of Germany, during the first half of Game 7 of the opening-round NBA basketball playoff series, Sunday, May 4, 2014, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Parker Leads Spurs Past Mavs In Game 7

    SAN ANTONIO  — Faced with the possibility of having a second straight season end with a Game 7 loss, the San Antonio Spurs played with emotion and let Tony Parker have some fun.
    Parker scored 32 points and the San Antonio […]

  • This image released by Sony Pictures shows Andrew Garfield and Dane DeHaan in "The Amazing Spider-Man 2." (AP Photo/Columbia Pictures - Sony Pictures, Niko Tavernise)

    ‘Spider-Man 2’ Ropes In $92 Million Opening

    NEW YORK– Spider-Man can still sling it at the box office.
    “The Amazing Spider-Man 2” debuted with $92 million in North American theaters over the weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday. It was a solid opening for Sony’s Columbia Pictures, which […]

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  • Brooklyn Nets forward Alan Anderson (6) celebrates as Toronto Raptors guard Kyle Lowry, front center, lays on the ground after missing the basket following second half NBA game seven playoff basketball action in Toronto on Sunday, May 4, 2014.The Nets defeated the Raptors to advance to the next round. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Nathan Denette)

    Pierce’s Block Leads Nets Past Raptors 104-103

    TORONTO — Slowed by foul trouble and struggling with his shot, Paul Pierce still found a way to come up big for the Brooklyn Nets.
    And, right when they needed him most.
    Pierce blocked Kyle Lowry’s shot from the lane on the […]

  • Fans hold up signs in support of the Los Angeles Clippers before Game 5 of an opening-round NBA basketball playoff series between the Clippers and the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday, April 29, 2014, in Los Angeles. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver announced Tuesday that Clippers owner Donald Sterling has been banned for life by the league. (AP Photo)

    NBA’s Quick Action Helps Rescue Clippers’ Brand

    From the moment Donald Sterling’s racist comments hit the Internet, the walls began closing in on the NBA.
    Players considered skipping a playoff game. Fans inundated the Los Angeles Clippers’ offices with vitriol. Sponsors ran from a franchise on the rise. […]

  • Floyd Mayweather Jr., right, connects with a right to the head of Marcos Maidana, from Argentina, in their WBC-WBA welterweight title boxing fight Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Eric Jamison)

    Floyd Mayweather Jr. Wins A Tough Fight

    LAS VEGAS — It might have been the toughest $32 million Floyd Mayweather Jr. ever made.
    Marcos Maidana did everything Saturday night but beat Mayweather, taking him 12 tough rounds before losing a majority decision.
    Mayweather remained unbeaten, but not by much. […]

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  • President Barack Obama speaks during the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama Takes Humorous Jabs At Health Care Stumble

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Little was sacred when President Barack Obama tossed out playful but pointed jokes Saturday night – not even his own health care plan.
    “We rolled out healthcare.gov. That could have gone better,” Obama said in remarks at the […]

  • First lady Michelle Obama, center, takes her seat with Joel McHale, star of the NBC series Community, at left, and President Barack Obama, at right, during the centennial dinner of the White House Correspondents' Association (WHCA) at the Washington Hilton Hotel, Saturday, May 3, 2014, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    White House Reporters Honor Black Journalist

    WASHINGTON — Harry McAlpin was standing outside the Oval Office, moments away from becoming the first black reporter to attend a presidential news conference, when one of his contemporaries approached with a deal.
    Stay out here, the reporter told McAlpin. The […]

  • Correspondents Dinner Promises A Night Of Humor

    Correspondents Dinner Promises A Night Of Humor

    WASHINGTON  — On at least one night a year President Barack Obama and the journalists who cover him try to find something nice – and something funny – to say about each other.
    The annual dinner of the White House Correspondents’ […]

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  • Vice President Joe Biden, center, smiles after arriving for a graduation ceremony at the Miami Dade College in Miami, Saturday, May 3,2014.   Biden said a "constant, substantial stream of immigrants" is important to the American economy, urging citizenship for immigrants living in the U.S. illegally.  (AP Photo/Javier Galeano)

    Biden: Immigration Crucial To American Innovation

    MIAMI  — Vice President Joe Biden extoled immigration as crucial to American innovation Saturday at a college graduation ceremony in South Florida.
    The Miami Dade College graduates from two campuses and their families, 2,000 strong, cheered as a procession of 39 […]

  • FILE - Veteran actor Efrem Zimbalist, Jr., known for his starring roles in “77 Sunset Strip” and “The FBI,” stands outside his home, in this Feb. 16, 1982 file photo taken in Los Angeles, Calif. Zimbalist, the son of famous musicians who gained television stardom in the 1950s-60s hit "77 Sunset Strip" and later "The FBI," died Friday at his ranch in Solvang, Calif., at age 95.  (AP Photo/Wally Fong, File)

    Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Star Of ‘The FBI,’ Dead At 95

    LOS ANGELES — Handsome, debonair and blessed with a distinguished voice that reflected his real-life prep school upbringing, Efrem Zimbalist Jr. seemed born to play the television roles that made him famous, that of hip Hollywood detective and brilliant G-man.
    A […]

  • FILE - In this April 27, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks at the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner at the Washington Hilton Hotel in Washington.  Obama was set to join journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities Saturday night at the White House Correspondents' Association dinner for an evening of humor and celebrity gazing that has become an annual tradition in the nation’s capital  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Obama Prepares For Annual Correspondents’ Dinner

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama was set to join journalists, government officials, politicians and media personalities Saturday night at the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner for an evening of humor and celebrity gazing that has become an annual tradition in […]

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  • FILE - In this March 15, 2014 file photo, former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice peaks at the California Republican Party 2014 Spring Convention in Burlingame, Calif.  Rice has decided against delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War. Rice said in a statement Saturday, May 3, 2014 that she informed Rutgers President Robert Barchi that she was declining the invitation. She said her involvement had "become a distraction for the university community" at a "time of joyous celebration for the graduates and their families."(AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

    Condoleezza Rice Backs Out Of Rutgers Commencement

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. — Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has backed out of delivering the commencement address at Rutgers University following protests by some faculty and students over her role in the Iraq War.
    Rice said in a statement Saturday […]

  • President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel walk to the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, May 1, 2014, after their joint news conference in the Rose Garden. Obama and Merkel are putting on a display of trans-Atlantic unity against an assertive Russia, even as sanctions imposed by Western allies seem to be doing little to change Russian President Vladimir Putin's reasoning on Ukraine. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    U.S., Germany Warn Putin Not To Disrupt Ukraine Vote

    WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel threatened tough sanctions Friday on broad swaths of Russia’s economy if Moscow disrupts Ukraine’s May 25 presidential elections, putting President Vladimir Putin on notice for harsher penalties even if he […]

  • CDC: First U.S. Case of Deadly MERS Virus Confirmed

    CDC: First U.S. Case of Deadly MERS Virus Confirmed

    The first U.S. case of Middle East Respiratory Virus (MERS), a viral respiratory illness, has been confirmed within U.S. borders, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said on Friday
    A SARS-like virus, MERS was first detected in Saudi Arabia […]

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  • FILE - This March 2, 2014 file photo shows actress Kerry Washington at the Oscars in Los Angeles.  A birth certificate released Friday May 2, 2014, shows that Washington gave birth to daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha with husband Nnamdi Asomugha, a retired NFL cornerback, on April 21 in Los Angeles. Washington married Asomugha in Hailey, Idaho last June.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    It’s A Girl For Kerry Washington And Husband

    LOS ANGELES — It’s a girl for Kerry Washington and retired NFL player Nnamdi Asomugha (NAHM’-dee AH’-suhm-wah). A birth certificate released Friday shows the couple’s daughter Isabelle Amarachi Asomugha was born around 5 p.m. on April 21 in Los Angeles. […]

  • American Economy Bounces Back From Brutal Winter

    American Economy Bounces Back From Brutal Winter

    WASHINGTON — The American economy shrugged off the end of a brutal winter last month, rebounding with the biggest hiring surge in two years and suggesting that the job market’s gains could endure.
    Employers added 288,000 jobs across industries from manufacturing […]

 
 

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