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Pilots in helium-filled balloon land safely in Mexico
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots in a helium-filled balloon landed safely off the coast of Mexico early Saturday after an audacious, nearly 7,000-mile-long trip across the Pacific Ocean that shattered two long-standing records for ballooning.... 1/31/2015 4:11 PM

NYC to pay $5M to kin of man killed in 'Mafia cops' case
NEW YORK (AP) -- Nicholas Guido was showing off his new car outside his mother's home on Christmas Day 1986 when he was gunned down because he'd been mistaken for a mobster with the same name. The bad information, prosecutors said, came from two decorated police detectives who would later be convicted of moonlighting as hit men for the mob.... 1/31/2015 7:25 AM

Dueling narratives surround 'Suge' Knight in deadly run-in
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- As Marion "Suge" Knight sat jailed on suspicion of murder, dueling narratives cast him as attacker and victim in the hip-hop music mogul's latest and most serious run-in with the law.... 1/31/2015 8:29 AM

Up to foot of snow possible for Midwest, Northeast
A storm gathering steam over the southern Rockies is expected to dump up to a foot of snow on parts of the Midwest and perhaps even more on Boston, which is still recovering from a winter walloping it received just a few days ago. It's also bad news for those planning to drive to Super Bowl parties.... 1/31/2015 4:51 PM

AP Interview: NYC mayor says he has moved past police crisis
NEW YORK (AP) -- Weeks removed from an open revolt from his own police force that had officers turning their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio now declares he has moved past the rift, striking a tenuous truce with a strategy to stay above the fray and public opinion that eventually soured on the cops' behavior.... 1/31/2015 4:46 PM

A timeline of 'Suge' Knight's legal and medical troubles
A look at Death Row Records founder Marion "Suge" Knight's troubles over the past 20 years:... 1/30/2015 1:33 PM

Murder trial begins 35 years after 6-year-old vanished in NY
NEW YORK (AP) -- Thirty-five years after the disappearance of a 6-year-old boy in Manhattan ushered in an era of protectiveness for America's children, trial began Friday for a mentally ill man with a low IQ who confessed to his murder and kidnapping.... 1/30/2015 11:56 PM

AP EXPLAINS: The case of Etan Patz, who disappeared in 1979
NEW YORK (AP) -- The 1979 disappearance of Etan Patz helped catalyze a national missing-children's movement. Six-year-old Etan was one of the first vanished children whose case was publicized in what became a high-profile way: on milk cartons. His disappearance also helped usher in an age of parental anxiety. Opening statements were made Friday in the murder and kidnapping trial of Pedro Hernandez, who confessed in 2012 but says his admissions were false.... 1/30/2015 10:06 PM

Man detained over suitcase found stuffed with human remains
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A man was detained Friday night in connection with a suitcase that had been found on a downtown San Francisco street stuffed with human remains, authorities said.... 1/31/2015 1:03 PM

Just whose Internet is it? New federal rules may answer that
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Whose Internet is it anyway?... 1/31/2015 2:11 PM



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