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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

FILE – In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Chicago Cardinal Francis George pauses while speaking at a news conference in Chicago. George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the...
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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

FILE – In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Chicago Cardinal Francis George pauses while speaking at a news conference in Chicago. George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the...
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Gas-line blast closes major highway, injures at least 11

A fireball erupts after a large gas pipeline exploded in Fresno, Calif., Friday, April 17, 2015. The explosion and fire closed both directions of Highway 99, authorities said. (Kevin Ling via AP) MANDATORY CREDIT A fireball erupts after a large gas pipeline exploded in Fresno,...
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Man gets 100-year term in murder of teacher in oil boom town

Michael Keith Spell, 25, sits in state District Court in Sidney, Mont., Friday, April 17, 2015. He awaits sentencing for the 2012 murder of a 43-year-old local teacher in the booming Bakken oil patch of Montana and North Dakota. Spell, who is mentally disabled, pleaded guilty to...
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Reputed mobster linked to missing art arrested on gun charge

FILE – In this May 10, 2012 file photo, law enforcement agents dig in the front yard of the home of Robert Gentile in Manchester, Conn. The reputed Connecticut mobster, linked to artwork stolen from Boston’s Isabella Stewart Gardener Museum in 1990, was arrested...

Chicago Cardinal Francis George dies at age 78

CHICAGO (AP) — Cardinal Francis George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church’s response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. He was 78. George, who retired...
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Police: Man kills 2 brothers, mom, woman over business fight

Phoenix Police Department officers stand out in front of a home where authorities say five people were killed inside after a shooting Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Phoenix Police Department officers stand out in front of a home where...
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Police say 5 adults found dead inside Phoenix home

Phoenix Police Department officers stand out in front of a home where authorities say five people were killed inside after a shooting Thursday, April 16, 2015, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Phoenix Police Department officers stand out in front of a home where...
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AP Was There: Original AP report of Oklahoma bombing

FILE – In this May 5, 1995 file photo, a large group of search and rescue crew attends a memorial service in front of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. The blast killed 168 people _ including 19 children _ injured hundreds more and caused hundreds of...
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Dog flu outbreak gained foothold at urban doggie day cares

In this Thursday, April 16, 2015 photo, Beverley Petrunich, co-owner of DoGone Fun, a day care and boarding facility, visits with some of her clients in Chicago. Experts say doggie day care contributed to an epidemic of dog flu in Chicago that is spreading in the Midwest....