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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

Arkansas, Indiana lawmakers race to update religion bills
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- Lawmakers in Arkansas and Indiana are scrambling to revise controversial religious objection measures as Republican governors in both states try to quell a growing backlash from businesses and other critics who have called the proposals anti-gay.... 4/2/2015 7:27 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

School threats by text, phone apps frustrate schools, police
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Threats against schools don't just come written on bathroom walls these days. Spread using smartphone apps, social media and Internet phone services, anonymous reports of bombs or other threats of violence are forcing school evacuations and responses by police or other authorities.... 4/2/2015 7:16 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

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

Bats in president's attic generate flap in Ohio college town
ATHENS, Ohio (AP) -- The grand old president's house at the center of Ohio University's campus had plenty of maintenance issues, but the bats flapping in the attic have become a symbol of what some say are misguided priorities and wasteful spending.... 4/2/2015 5:05 AM

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

Western governors tout sage grouse conservation efforts
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A group of Western-state governors has released a report on voluntary efforts in 11 states to conserve the habitat of sage grouse as part of an effort to avoid a federal listing of the bird under the federal Endangered Species Act.... 4/2/2015 7:20 AM

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