Experienced Heat, upstart Pacers ready to go
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:30pm
(AP) — Dwyane Wade's rookie season ended with a playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers. The next year, the Miami Heat were headed to the Eastern Conference finals and certain that an NBA championship was in their sights.
Key senator to let Myanmar sanctions bill lapse
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:24pm
(AP) — The top Senate Republican says he plans to let key sanctions legislation against Myanmar (mee-an-MAWR') lapse because of the country's progress toward democracy.
Arias asks jury to give her life in prison
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:23pm
(AP) — Jodi Arias begged jurors Tuesday to give her life in prison, saying she "lacked perspective" when she told a local reporter in an interview that she preferred execution to spending the rest of her days in jail.
Sorrentino, Bruni Tedeschi bring Italy to Cannes
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:17pm
(AP) — La dolce vita came to Cannes on Tuesday, thanks to a pair of films set in Italy exploring lives of affluent ennui.
Correction: Missing Mom-Utah story
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:16pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 4:19pm
(AP) — In a story May 20 about the Susan Powell investigation, The Associated Press reported erroneously the day that Josh Powell committed suicide. It happened on Feb. 15, 2012.
Gay Fla. teen charged for underage girlfriend
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:15pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 4:15pm
(AP) — An 18-year-old Florida cheerleader is facing felony charges that she had sexual contact with her underage, 14-year-old girlfriend, leading gay rights advocates to say the teen is being unfairly targeted for a common high school romance because she's gay.
Car bomb, other attacks kill 20 in Iraq
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:13pm
(AP) — A car bomb exploded as Sunni worshippers were leaving a mosque after evening prayers Tuesday in Baghdad, the deadliest in a string of attacks that killed at least 20 people nationwide in a week of the most sustained sectarian violence in the country since U.S. troops withdrew more than a year ago.
Top figures barred from Iran's June ballot
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:11pm
(AP) — Iran's election overseers removed potential wild-card candidates from the presidential race Tuesday, blocking a top aide of outgoing President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a former president who revived hopes of reformers.
Slow pokes: Acupuncture helps hypothermic turtles
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:10pm
(AP) — Two endangered sea turtles that are shells of their former selves after getting stranded on Cape Cod during a cold spell are getting some help easing back into the wild — from an acupuncturist.
Stock indexes close higher on hopes for Fed
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:07pm
(AP) — Stocks are closing higher on Wall Street as investors bank on continued support from the Federal Reserve.
Saudi executes 5 Yemenis, displays bodies
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:06pm
(AP) — Saudi Arabia on Tuesday executed five Yemenis convicted of crimes and displayed their bodies in public as a deterrent for future criminals, the government said.
Weather service confirms tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:06pm
(AP) — Weather service confirms tornado that hit Moore, Okla., was a top-of-the-scale EF-5.
AP PHOTOS: Devastation, reunion in tornado wake
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:03pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 4:03pm
Residents sift through the remnants of their homes and parents embrace children outside a demolished elementary school. Emergency workers tend to the wounded.
AP photographer sees kids pulled from Okla. school
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:02pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 4:02pm
(AP) — I left the office in Oklahoma City as soon as I saw the tornado warnings on TV. I had photographed about a dozen twisters in the past decade, and knew that if I didn't get in my car before the funnel cloud hit, it would be too late.
Fire chief says search almost complete in Oklahoma
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:01pm
(AP) — The search for survivors and the dead is nearly complete in the Oklahoma City suburb that was smashed by a mammoth tornado, the fire chief said Tuesday.
Protesters rally over IRS' tea party scrutiny
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 4:01pmUpdated on May 21, 2013 at 4:02pm
(AP) — Tea party activists waving flags and signs, singing patriotic songs and chanting anti-IRS slogans held rallies outside federal buildings across the country Tuesday to protest the agency's extra scrutiny of conservative groups.
JPMorgan's Dimon survives shareholder referendum
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:52pm
(AP) — Shareholders of JPMorgan Chase voted Tuesday to let Jamie Dimon keep both the chairman and CEO roles, but they signaled that the bank needed better oversight, giving only narrow approval to three of the bank's board members.
Seen and heard at the Cannes Film Festival
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:50pm
(AP) — Associated Press journalists open their notebooks at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival:
Microsoft touts Xbox One as all-in-1 entertainment
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:50pm
(AP) — Microsoft thinks it has the one.
Committee nears final vote on immigration bill
Posted on May 21, 2013 at 3:48pm
(AP) — Far-reaching immigration legislation neared a final committee vote on Tuesday as the White House and Democratic supporters pressed the panel's chairman to delay a showdown over the rights of gay spouses until a debate in the full Senate.
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