Author Archives: AP Wire Service

  • Obama Unrelenting in Bashing Romney’s Policies

    GLEN ALLEN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is keeping up his attacks on the policies of rival Mitt Romney and his Republican allies. During a campaign stop Saturday in Glen Allen, Va., just outside Richmond, the president cast Romney as a "pioneer of outsourcing" and said ...

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  • Williams Sisters Reach Wimbledon Doubles Semis

    WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — A couple of hours after reaching her seventh Wimbledon final, Serena Williams returned to Centre Court with sister Venus to secure a spot in the semifinals of the doubles tournament. The Williams sisters routed Raquel Kops-Jones and Abigail Spears 6-1, 6-1 in ...

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  • Police: 2 Suspects Arrested in Oklahoma Shootings

    Police backed by a helicopter arrested two white men early Sunday and said they would face murder charges in the recent shootings that terrorized Tulsa's black community and left three people dead and two others critically wounded. Police spokesman Jason Willingham said the two men were ...

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  • Bobby Brown arrested on suspicion of DUI

    Officials in Southern California say Bobby Brown has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. California Highway Patrol Officer Mike Harris says Brown was arrested around 12:20 p.m. Monday in the San Fernando Valley north of Los Angeles. He failed a field sobriety test and was ...

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  • Lil Jon Receives Honor for ‘Apprentice’ Earnings

    DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — When Lil Jon was fired from Donald Trump's "Celebrity Apprentice," the rapper-producer fell short of the amount of money he wanted to raise for his charity. That charity thought his efforts were just enough, though. On Tuesday, he was honored by the ...

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  • Service Honors Officers in D.C. Area Killed on Duty

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Police officers who have died in the line of duty have been honored along with their families at an event in Washington. Dozens of officers attended the memorial service Monday morning outside the headquarters of the District of Columbia police department. D.C. Mayor ...

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  • Experts Question Accuracy of DC School Test Gains

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A newspaper investigation published Monday questions whether dramatic gains at some D.C. Public Schools, held up as a model for national school reform, were driven by cheating on standardized tests. Documents obtained by USA Today show some high-scoring schools touted by ...

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  • DC Police Charge Girl, 15, in Shooting Death

    WASHINGTON (AP) — D.C. police say a teenage girl has been charged in connection with the shooting death of an 18-year-old high school student in southeast Washington. Police say the shooting happened in the 2600 block of Stanton Road on Sunday afternoon. Authorities say responding ...

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  • Alleged Racist Arrested in MLK Day Bomb Case

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) – Investigators have arrested a man they say planted a sophisticated bomb along a Martin Luther King Jr. Day parade route in Spokane – a failed attack but one that raised concern, because he has ties to a white supremacist organization. A federal complaint ...

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  • Steele On Thin Ice at Helm of Republican Party

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A significant bloc of Republican National Committee members wants embattled chairman Michael Steele to step aside, but the rank and file have failed to settle on a clear alternative, according to Associated Press interviews with committee members. More than four dozen ...

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