GOP leader: La. lawmaker’s apology appropriate

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Republicans kept their distance Tuesday from a Louisiana congressman who asked for forgiveness after a newspaper published a video it says shows him kissing a woman who isn’t his wife. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said he was pleased...
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Man cleared of NYC murder after 25 years in prison

Valerie Brown, right, meets her ex-husband Jonathan Fleming as he arrives at Brooklyn’s Supreme court, Tuesday April 8, 2014 in New York. Fleming, who has spent almost a quarter-century behind bars for murder, is poised to be cleared of a killing that happened when he was...
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3 charged in Detroit mob beating of motorist

Cars enter local business at the scene of an attack on Wednesday at the street corners of Morang and Balfour on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Detroit. A suburban Detroit man was in critical condition Thursday with severe head injuries after a neighborhood mob beat and kicked him...

Americas get front-row seat for lunar eclipse

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — North and South America, get ready for the first eclipse of the year. Next Tuesday morning, the moon will be eclipsed by Earth’s shadow. This lunar eclipse will be visible across the Western Hemisphere. The total phase will last 78...
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Al Sharpton says report of FBI cooperation not new

Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday, April 8, 2014. Sharpton says a report that he spied on New York Mafia figures for the FBI in the 1980s is old news. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig) Rev. Al Sharpton speaks during a news conference in New York, Tuesday,...
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UConn celebrates 1 national hoops title, eyes 2nd

Connecticut students celebrate their team’s 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Connecticut students celebrate their team’s 60-54 victory...

FDA: Honey with any added sweeteners isn’t honey

The Food and Drug Administration is taking steps to ensure that shoppers who buy honey are getting the real deal. New guidance issued Tuesday would prevent food companies from adding sugar or other sweeteners to pure honey and still calling it “honey.” The agency said...
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UConn students celebrate national championship

Connecticut students celebrate their team’s 60-54 victory over Kentucky in the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball championship game Monday, April 7, 2014, in Storrs, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill) Connecticut students celebrate their team’s 60-54 victory...
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Hagel, Chang air differences over disputed islands

U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, left, is welcomed by Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, Director of Foreign Affairs Office of the Chinese Defense Ministry and U.S. Ambassador to China, Max Baucus, upon his arrival at Qingdao International Airport in Qingdao, China, Monday, April 7,...
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NY rail crash engineer had sleep woes, felt dazed

FILE – In this Dec. 1, 2013 file photo, a Metro-North passenger train lays on it’s side after derailing on a curved section of track in the Bronx borough of New York. Federal investigators say William Rockefeller, who was engineer on a New York commuter train that...