Cut out junk food ads in schools, government says

First lady Michelle Obama recites a “wrap” song written by students from George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Va., about healthy eating as she announced proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies during an event in the East Room at the White...

Ex-tribal leader wears bulletproof vest to court

This Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014 photo released by Alturas Police Department shows Cherie Lash Rhoades. Rhoades, suspected of killing four people at the headquarters of an Indian tribe that was evicting her and her son from its land, had been under federal investigation over at least...

Ohio Elections Chief Sets 2014 Voting Hours, Days

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio voters will get two Saturdays and no Sundays to vote early in the statewide election this fall under a schedule set by the state’s elections chief. Secretary of State Jon Husted (HYOO’-sted) announced the times on Tuesday. The Republican...

Dozens killed in attack on Nigerian school

Ibrahim Gaidam, Governor of Yobe state, left, look at bodies of students inside an ambulance outside a mosque in Damaturu, Nigeria, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Islamic militants killed 29 students in a pre-dawn attack Tuesday on a northeast Nigerian school some 45 miles from the...

Police: Ohio Driver’s Bible Booklet Stops Bullet

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio were seeking three men Tuesday in the shooting of a transit bus driver they say survived with the apparent help of a biblical booklet in his shirt pocket. The Regional Transit Authority bus driver told police Monday he was standing...

Judge sets Mexican trial for ‘El Chapo’ in motion

In this image released by Mexico’s Attorney General’s Office, Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman is photographed against a wall after his arrest in the Pacific resort city of Mazatlan, Mexico. An operation through the western Mexican state...

Arizona governor heads home amid furor over bill

FILE – In this Jan. 13, 2014 file photo, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer speaks during her State of the State address at the Arizona Capitol in Phoenix. The Republican governor faced intensifying pressure Tuesday from CEOs, politicians in Washington and state lawmakers in her own...

Spain’s Repsol accepts $5B for Argentine unit

MADRID (AP) — Spain’s Repsol energy firm says its board has accepted a $5 billion (3.6 billion euro) offer from Argentina as compensation for the South American country’s seizure of the company’s YPF petroleum division. The approval marks the end of a...

Pro-Russian rally in Crimea decries Kiev ‘bandits’

A Russian armored personnel carrier is driven on a street in Sevastopol, Ukraine’s Black Sea Port that hosts a major Russian navy base Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. Tensions were building up in the Crimea, where ethnic Russians who make the majority of the local population are...

‘El Chapo’ could stay strong inside Mexican prison

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Drug kingpin Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman appears Tuesday before a judge virtually certain to keep him for the immediate future in Mexico, where authorities say there is no chance of escaping his cell in the nation’s highest-security...