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Coast Guard: 4 missing after sailboats capsize in Alabama

April 26, 2015 12:06 AM EST | AP


MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — The Coast Guard says four sailors are missing after a violent storm capsized boats that were participating in a regatta in Mobile Bay.

Petty Officer Carlos Vega said one person had been rescued in the waters around 9 p.m. Saturday, nearly five hours after the storm blew through the area. Boats toppled and many sailors had to be helped from the waters.

Experts gathered in Nepal a week ago to ready for earthquake

April 26, 2015 01:00 AM EST | AP


Nepal's devastating earthquake was the disaster experts knew was coming.

Just a week ago, about 50 earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to Kathmandu, Nepal, to figure out how to get this poor, congested, overdeveloped, shoddily built area to prepare better for the big one, a repeat of the 1934 temblor that leveled this city. They knew they were racing the clock, but they didn't know when what they feared would strike.

GOP 2016 hopefuls talk social issues in Iowa

April 25, 2015 11:24 PM EST | AP


DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential hopefuls emphasized their staunch opposition to gay marriage and abortion rights Saturday before a crowd of social conservatives who hold significant sway in the state's leadoff presidential caucuses.

Nine declared and prospective 2016 candidates appeared in a church in Waukee for a forum sponsored by the conservative Iowa Faith and Freedom Coalition and attended by more than 1,000 people. The forum gave candidates an opportunity to show off their conservative bona fides, with speeches on religious freedom and social issues that repeatedly brought the crowd to its feet.

Thousands take to the streets for Freddie Gray rally

April 25, 2015 06:56 PM EST | AP


BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday to demand answers in the case of Freddie Gray, the largest rally since the 25-year-old black man died in police custody.

After a few hours of peaceful demonstrations, scores of rowdy protesters crowded outside of Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles were set to play the Boston Red Sox.

Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest

April 25, 2015 10:50 PM EST | AP


BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards for several hours and had a tense standoff with police Saturday night. The protesters were eventually cleared.

The Latest on GOP's 2016 hopefuls: Paul on abortion

April 25, 2015 07:55 PM EST | AP


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Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has a message for Iowa conservatives: Pick someone who will finally beat the Democratic nominee in the 2016 election.

Baseball fans asked to stay at stadium after violent protest

April 25, 2015 10:39 PM EST | AP


BALTIMORE (AP) — Fans at the Baltimore Orioles-Boston Red Sox baseball game were briefly asked to stay inside the stadium toward the end of the game after a small group of Freddie Gray protesters became violent.

The protesters blocked an intersection near Oriole Park at Camden Yards for several hours and had a tense standoff with police Saturday night. The protesters were eventually cleared.

A dozen arrested as Freddie Gray protests turn violent

April 25, 2015 10:34 PM EST | AP


BALTIMORE (AP) — Thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in the largest Freddie Gray rally yet, and after hours of peaceful demonstrations, pockets of protesters smashed out police car windows and storefronts.

Two people were hurt in the mayhem and at least a dozen were arrested. The problems happened near Camden Yards, where the Baltimore Orioles game against the Boston Red Sox went on as scheduled, only fans were told toward the end of the game to stay in the stadium because of public safety worries. Before the game, demonstrators fought with fans at a bar.

Remains of Michigan woman last seen at Halloween party found

April 25, 2015 10:31 PM EST | AP


ASH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — The skeletal remains found at a home construction site in southeastern Michigan are those of a 22-year-old woman who went missing last fall after attending a Halloween party, a medical examiner's spokesman said Saturday.

Ryan Bridges with the medical examiner's office in Wayne County told The Associated Press that dental records identified the remains as being Chelsea Bruck's.

Teen, missing for 4 days, lived off school's fruit trees

April 25, 2015 09:17 PM EST | AP


CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 17-year-old boy who went missing for nearly four days before he returned to his Northern California home told his family he hid on his high school campus, surviving on fruit from trees and drinking from the water fountain.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports (http://bit.ly/1QuLiLL) the boy went to his first-period class Monday morning and missed his remaining classes. His disappearance led law enforcement officers to search his school, shopping centers and local parks. They also contacted hospitals in the area.

Search goes on for missing fisherman; was rescued last year

April 25, 2015 08:40 PM EST | AP


HONOLULU (AP) — The Coast Guard says it's continuing to look for a Hawaii fisherman who went missing just a few months after surviving 12 days at sea.

A patrol boat based in Hilo, a medium response boat from Maui and a helicopter crew from Oahu were searching for Ron Ingraham on Saturday.

Google executive among hundreds dead from Nepal quake

April 25, 2015 07:53 PM EST | AP


NEW YORK (AP) — Dan Fredinburg, a Google executive who described himself as an adventurer, was among the hundreds who died in a massive earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Google confirmed his death. Lawrence You, the company's director of privacy, posted online that Fredinburg was in Nepal with three other Google employees climbing Mount Everest. The other three, he added, are safe.

Absent Clinton, South Carolina Democrats welcome liberals

April 25, 2015 08:14 PM EST | AP


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Call it the Clinton conundrum.

Would-be presidential candidates such as former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders appeal to Democratic activists for their "fire in the belly."

History trailing Japanese leader on his upcoming US visit

April 25, 2015 07:59 PM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — History will be trailing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his visit to the United States.

Abe intends to promote a free trade pact and stronger defense ties as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution 70 years after the end of World War II.

Japan's war history will shadow PM's US visit next week

April 25, 2015 04:43 AM EST | AP


WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventy years after the end of World War II, Japan wants to look to the future but can't shake off its past. When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits the U.S. next week, he will be promoting a regional free trade pact and stronger defense ties with America as his government loosens the shackles of Japan's pacifist constitution.

But history will be following him.

Autopsy: Indiana University student died from head injuries

April 25, 2015 07:53 PM EST | AP


BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A coroner said Saturday that an Indiana University student found dead in a rural area hours before she was reported missing had been fatally beaten in the head with an unknown weapon.

Authorities, meanwhile, were holding a southern Indiana man on a preliminary murder charge in the death of 22-year-old Hannah N. Wilson, of Fishers, an Indianapolis suburb.

Starbucks stores reopen Saturday after computer glitch

April 25, 2015 11:57 AM EST | AP


SEATTLE (AP) — Starbucks was back in business Saturday after a computer outage forced thousands of its stores to close early the night before.

The company said the outage was resolved Friday night after several hours. The glitch affected registers at 7,400 company-operated stores in the U.S. and 1,000 in Canada, and prompted some stores to give away drinks.

Ex-Oklahoma investigator accused of lying about credentials

April 25, 2015 06:36 PM EST | AP


EL RENO, Okla. (AP) — A former Oklahoma Veterans Affairs Department chief investigator who was fired after authorities said they discovered he had faked his credentials and was actually a convicted felon is facing new criminal charges.

Prosecutors filed 26 criminal counts Friday against Steven B. Pancoast Jr., alleging he lied about his credentials at a 2012 rape trial, at a 2014 murder preliminary hearing, on arrest warrant requests, on a search warrant request, in a deposition and on multicounty grand jury subpoenas for bank records.

Nephew killed as people gather for homicide victim's funeral

April 25, 2015 05:56 PM EST | AP


DENVER (AP) — The nephew of a homicide victim was fatally shot Saturday as people gathered to form a procession to drive to the funeral.

Denver police say the dead man was related to Abdul Rahim Muhammad, who was shot and killed in his yard earlier this month.

In Clinton's absence, South Carolina Dems welcome liberals

April 25, 2015 03:30 PM EST | AP


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Many South Carolina Democrats say they plan to back Hillary Rodham Clinton in the South's first presidential primary next year.

But that's not stopping them from giving a warm welcome at the state convention to liberals Martin O'Malley and Bernie Sanders — who may challenge her in the 2016 race.