4 suspects in NJ mall carjacking plead not guilty

Essential News from The Associated Press AAA Jan. 8, 2014 5:15 PM ET4 suspects in NJ mall carjacking plead not guilty Basim Henry, 32, right, one of four accused in the Dec. 15, 2013, carjacking at The Mall at Short Hills, where Dustin Friedland, of Hoboken, was fatally shot as...

Deep freeze has silver linings for natural world

FILE – In this June 22, 2011 file photo are tracks from Emerald Ash Borers left in a black ash tree outside the Riveredge Nature Center in Newburg, Wis. It may be hard to think of January 2014 deep freeze as anything but miserable. But in the realm of nature, there are...

Plane lands in median of major Anchorage street

Buy AP Photo Reprints ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A pilot who made a safe emergency landing on a major Anchorage street said he lost power, waited for a break in traffic, then descended onto the snowy median. Armon Tabrizi said he was not immediately sure where to land...

Utah mom to give birth to daughter’s daughter

In an undated photo Lorena McKinnon, right, feels her mother Julia Navarro’s womb for movement of McKinnon’s daughter that will be born in about a month. McKinnon has never been able to bring a baby to term so McKinnon’s 58-year-old mother, Navarro, is having...

Messages link Christie aide to NJ traffic jam

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks out at the crowd at a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. A top aide to Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., at the base of the...

Messages link NJ governor’s aide to traffic jam

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie looks out at the crowd at a gathering in Union City, N.J., Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014. A top aide to Christie is linked through emails and text messages to a seemingly deliberate plan to create traffic gridlock in Fort Lee, N.J., at the base of the...

Rubio pushing reform agenda to tackle poverty

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., a Cuban-American, speaks about the “American dream†on the 50th anniversary of President Lyndon Johnson’s first State of the Union address in 1964, where LBJ committed the government to a war on poverty, Wednesday, Jan....

Study: Thinking positive helps migraine drug work

WASHINGTON (AP) — Talk about mind over matter: A quirky new study suggests patients’ expectations can make a big difference in how they feel after treatment for a migraine. Boston researchers recruited 66 migraine patients in an attempt to quantify how much of...

Giffords completes skydive on shooting anniversary

FILE – Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, left, leads the Pledge of Allegiance accompanied by her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly, at the start of a one year memorial vigil for the victims and survivors of the shooting that wounded Giffords, 12 others and killed six in this...

Misbehaving sun delays space station supply flight

In this image provided by NASA the International Space Station is shown with the backdrop of Earth. The image was photographed by an STS-132 crew member on space shuttle Atlantis after the station and shuttle began their post-undocking relative separation on May 23, 2010. The...