AP Top Headlines

Subscribe to AP Top Headlines feed
AP Top News at 3:47 a.m. EST
Updated: 18 min 29 sec ago

Leaping elk crashes low-flying research helicopter in Utah

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 6:57pm
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- An elk leaped into a research helicopter that was trying to capture it and brought down the helicopter in a collision that also killed the elk, authorities said Tuesday....
Categories: In the News

ICE lawyer in Seattle charged with stealing immigrant IDs

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:56pm
SEATTLE (AP) -- The chief counsel for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Seattle has been charged with stealing immigrants' identities....
Categories: In the News

'New generation of Nigerians' marks Olympic bobsled debut

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 5:56pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) -- Growing up in St. Paul, Minnesota, Akuoma Omeoga was raised on Nigerian food, language and culture. Next week, the 25-year-old will represent her parents' homeland in the Winter Games, hurtling down the bobsled track with her tresses - dyed green as a tribute to the country - flapping beneath her helmet like a flag....
Categories: In the News

Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot during pursuit

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 4:56pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said....
Categories: In the News

Column: Shani Davis: Brilliant career, complicated legacy

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:56pm
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- Shani Davis labored across the line, gulping for air, a shell of what he once was in a clapskate....
Categories: In the News

Off-duty Chicago police officer fatally shot during pursuit

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 3:56pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- An off-duty police commander was shot and killed Tuesday afternoon in downtown Chicago after he spotted a man matching the radio description of an armed suspect officers were chasing on foot, the city's police superintendent said....
Categories: In the News

US intel sees signs of Russian meddling in midterms

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three of the nation's top intelligence officials confirmed Tuesday that they have seen evidence of Russian meddling in the upcoming midterm elections - part of what they say is Moscow's escalating cyber assault on American and European democracies....
Categories: In the News

Bomber gets life in prison for New York, New Jersey attacks

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 2:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- A New Jersey man who set off small bombs in two states, including a pressure cooker device that blasted shrapnel across a New York City block, was sentenced Tuesday to multiple terms of life in prison by a judge who repeatedly called it a miracle nobody was killed....
Categories: In the News

Reports of Russian deaths underscore dangers of Syria's war

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:56pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's a scenario many feared in the fog of Syria's multi-front war: a confrontation in which U.S. forces, responding to a provocation, kill Russian mercenaries or contractors on a crowded battlefield....
Categories: In the News

NBC exceeding expectations 5 days into Olympics

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 1:56pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- They don't award gold medals a quarter of the way into a race, but NBC is encouraged by how the public has responded so far to the Winter Olympics from South Korea....
Categories: In the News

Mueller probe leaves many witnesses in limbo

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Over the last nine months, scores of men and women - some powerful and moneyed, others obscure and struggling - have crossed paths with special counsel Robert Mueller. So far though, just four have been charged....
Categories: In the News

Is inflation rising as investors fear? 5 ways to keep track

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 12:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After nearly a decade of being all but invisible, inflation - or the fear of it - is back....
Categories: In the News

The Latest: Israel PM: Recommendations to indict 'nothing'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:54am
JERUSALEM (AP) -- The Latest on police recommending indictments against Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin (all times local):...
Categories: In the News

UK judge upholds arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:54am
LONDON (AP) -- A judge upheld a British arrest warrant for Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying the WikiLeaks founder should have the courage to come to court and face justice after more than five years inside Ecuador's London embassy....
Categories: In the News

Olympic figure skating unveils new, modern soundtrack

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 11:54am
GANGNEUNG, South Korea (AP) -- When the International Skating Union made the popular decision to allow lyrics in all performances, the Paul Simon classic "The Sound of Silence" seemed like it would be a natural choice....
Categories: In the News

Reports: Russian contractors killed by US strike in Syria

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:52am
MOSCOW (AP) -- An unknown number of private Russian military contractors were killed by a U.S. strike in Syria, Russian media reported Tuesday in a development that could further inflame Russia-U.S. tensions....
Categories: In the News

Gates turns attention toward poverty, growing inequity in US

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:52am
KIRKLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Bill and Melinda Gates, as the world's top philanthropists, are rethinking their work in America as they confront what they consider their unsatisfactory track record on schools, the country's growing inequity and a president they disagree with more than any other....
Categories: In the News

Westminster show dogs have some unusual food faves

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 10:52am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Benjamin is a grand champion English toy spaniel, but he's not a champ at chow. The otherwise undemanding dog tends to balk at any food after a couple of meals....
Categories: In the News

Russia: Human error, faulty sensor behind deadly plane crash

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 9:51am
MOSCOW (AP) -- Human error may be to blame for the Russian plane crash that killed 71 people, Russian investigators said Tuesday, noting that the plane's pilots failed to turn on the heating unit for its measuring equipment, resulting in flawed speed data....
Categories: In the News

US intelligence boss to AP: Security clearances are 'broken'

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 8:48am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The U.S. government's system of security clearances for top officials is "broken" and must be completely overhauled, the Trump administration's intelligence chief told The Associated Press, as questions swirl about how a top White House aide kept his access to highly sensitive information and the president despite accusations of domestic violence....
Categories: In the News

Pages