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State Dept. will review Clinton emails for possible release

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department agreed Thursday to review thousands of messages from a private email account that former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton used for government business, but it cautioned that the process will move slowly and perhaps take months. Read More

 

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Iranian role in fighting IS in Iraq: Where will it lead?

WASHINGTON (AP) — Iran's growing influence in Iraq is setting off alarm bells, and nowhere is the problem starker than in the high-stakes battle for Tikrit. It marks a crucial fight in the bigger war to expel the Islamic State group from Iraq, and yet Iran and the Shiite militias it empowers — not the U.S. — are leading the charge. More »

 

Plane that skidded off LaGuardia runway did not touch water

NEW YORK (AP) — An official says a plane from Atlanta that skidded off a runway while landing in driving snow at LaGuardia Airport did not make contact with an icy bay but instead came to rest on an embankment next to the water. More »

 

10 Things to See: A week of top AP photos

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see. More »

 

Major survey shows most Americans support same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — In the late 1980s, support for gay marriage was essentially unheard of in America. Just a quarter century later, it's now favored by clear majority of Americans. More »

 

Jodi Arias won't be sentenced to death after jury deadlocks

PHOENIX (AP) — Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008. More »

 

Ringling Bros. Circus to give up elephant acts in 3 years

POLK CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will phase out the show's iconic elephants from its performances by 2018, telling The Associated Press exclusively that growing public concern about how the animals are treated led to the decision. More »

 

Boston bombing victim recalls seeing her shredded leg

BOSTON (AP) — Roseann Sdoia saw two flashes of white light at her feet near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, looked down, and for a split second thought to herself: I'm wearing strappy sandals. More »

 

Ex-crew recognizes photos of sunken Japanese battleship

TOKYO (AP) — A former crewmember on a Japanese battleship that sank during World War II said Thursday he recognized photos of wreckage discovered this week off the Philippines by a team led by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen. More »

 

Chain of kidney transplants begins in San Francisco hospital

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The first of a series of interlinked kidney transplants involving six patients and six donors has started at a San Francisco hospital. More »

 

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