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Antiquities looted from India end up at Honolulu museum
HONOLULU (AP) -- An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art.... 4/2/2015 6:25 AM

New Jersey Sen. Menendez vows to fight corruption charges
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- A defiant New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez declared that he's "not going anywhere" after he was charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors.... 4/2/2015 5:23 AM

Things to know about indictment against Sen. Menendez
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) -- Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, and Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor, were indicted Wednesday on federal corruption and bribery charges.... 4/2/2015 12:01 AM

Fervor over Portland airport carpet generates a second life
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- Visitors and Oregon locals lined up inside Portland International Airport to have their photos taken with an odd celebrity - a piece of nearly 30-year-old carpet.... 4/2/2015 6:27 AM

Arkansas Senate takes up religion bill at governor's request
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson backed away Wednesday from his promise to sign a controversial religious objections bill, bowing to pressure from critics of the measure, including his own son and some of the state's biggest employers, who say the legislation is anti-gay.... 4/2/2015 4:23 AM

The latest developments on religious objections laws
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A day after Arkansas lawmakers defied criticism to pass a religious objections bill, the governor of Arkansas held off on signing the measure, saying it needed changes before he could make the proposal into law.... 4/2/2015 4:25 AM

What Americans think about gay rights and religious liberty
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans support allowing businesses to refuse wedding-related services to same-sex couples on religious grounds, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll conducted earlier this year. But another recent poll suggests Americans' sympathy for religious objectors may be limited to just that - wedding-related businesses.... 4/2/2015 6:32 AM

AP Exclusive: Airbnb to Cuba in major US business expansion
HAVANA (AP) -- The popular online home-rental service Airbnb will allow American travelers to book lodging in Cuba starting Thursday in the most significant U.S. business expansion on the island since the declaration of detente between the two countries late last year.... 4/2/2015 4:43 AM

California governor orders mandatory water restrictions
ECHO LAKE, Calif. (AP) -- California Gov. Jerry Brown ordered officials Wednesday to impose statewide mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as surveyors found the lowest snow level in the Sierra Nevada snowpack in 65 years of record-keeping.... 4/2/2015 5:33 AM

Getty oil heir's death latest in string of family tragedies
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- It's a family name that has long been associated with unimaginable wealth and sometimes unspeakable tragedy.... 4/2/2015 2:27 AM

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