Correction: Vietnam-Last Marines Out-Quotes Story

HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam (AP) — In a story April 30 about the last Marines to leave Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War, The Associated Press reported erroneously that two Marines killed April 29, 1975, at the defense attache compound in Saigon were the last U.S. servicemen to...

Attorney Charged With Theft From Wards Gives Up Law License

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A central Ohio attorney accused of taking large amounts of money from his wards is giving up his law license. Sixty-five-year-old Paul Kormanik submitted his application to retire or resign to the Ohio Supreme Court in December, but The Columbus Dispatch...

Emma, Noah top list of most popular baby names in 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Emma and Noah were the most popular baby names in 2014. Among girls, Emma was followed by Olivia, Sophia, Isabella and Ava, according to the list released Friday by the Social Security Administration. For boys, Noah was followed by Liam, Mason, Jacob and...

APNewsBreak: ‘Animal House’ frat loses appeal, recognition

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College has rejected an appeal by a fraternity accused of branding new members, ending efforts by the Greek organization that partly inspired the 1976 movie “Animal House” to remain recognized on campus. Alpha Delta appealed last...
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Synthetic pot leads to nationwide spike in hospitalizations

AP Photo/Kelley McCall HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A huge nationwide spike in hospitalizations last month caused by a class of drugs often called “synthetic marijuana” illustrates the potency and dangers of the chemicals used to make them and the shifty tactics...
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Williams, Sharapova both lose in Madrid Open semifinals

AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza MADRID (AP) — Serena Williams was beaten in the Madrid Open semifinals, a short time after Maria Sharapova also lost. Petra Kvitova defeated the top-ranked Williams 6-2, 6-4 Friday, while Svetlana Kuznetsova ousted Sharapova 6-2, 6-4. The...

FDA questions benefit of cystic fibrosis drug from Vertex

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health regulators say an experimental combination drug for cystic fibrosis developed by Vertex Pharmaceuticals Incorporated helped improve breathing in patients with the deadly inherited disease. But the Food and Drug Administration says in an...

Fiat Chrysler seeks new trial in Georgia Jeep fire case

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler has asked a Georgia judge for a new trial a month after a jury awarded $150 million to the family of a 4-year-old Georgia boy killed in a crash and fire involving a Jeep. The company, which makes Jeeps, says the jury’s award of $120...

Flint ballot mix-up spurs ‘Giggles the Pig’ write-in effort

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A lawyer wants to enter his pet pig into the Flint mayoral race after a mix-up threatened to keep candidates’ names off the primary election ballot. Michael Ewing started the “Giggles the Pig for Flint Mayor” effort after learning that...

Iraq: Double suicide bombing kills at least 18 worshippers

BAGHDAD (AP) — A double suicide bomb attack hit a Shiite mosque in northeastern Iraq on Friday killing at least 18 worshippers, including a senior police officer, officials said. A suicide car bomber first attacked the al-Zahraa mosque in the town of Balad Ruz as...