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DETROIT (AP) — Japan's Takata Corp. refused to comply with a U.S. government demand for an expanded recall of its air bags that can explode and shoot out shrapnel, and instead passed along the crucial decision to automakers. The response, which the U.S. immediately criticized as...
BRUSSELS (AP) — A global fight against Islamic State militants will likely take years to fully succeed, but nations are prepared to engage "for as long as it takes" to defeat the bloody insurgency, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday. Nearly a year after the...
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — President Barack Obama announced an initiative Wednesday aimed at improving conditions and opportunities for American Indian youth, more than a third of whom live in poverty. Obama's Generation Indigenous initiative calls for programs focused on better...
NEW YORK (AP) — The heart of Manhattan will soon be ablaze with 45,000 LED lights gracing an 85-foot-tall Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. On Wednesday evening, the air will reverberate with the voices of Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, Mariah Carey, Cyndi Lauper and other music...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bill Cosby was sued Tuesday by a Southern California woman who claims the comedian molested her in a bedroom of the Playboy Mansion around 1974 when she was 15 years old. Judy Huth's sexual battery lawsuit does not specify how much she is seeking from Cosby,...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California woman has sued Bill Cosby, claiming the comedian molested her around 1974 when she was 15 years old. Judith Huth claims in the sexual battery lawsuit filed Tuesday in Los Angeles that the molestation occurred in a bedroom of the Playboy...
LAS VEGAS (AP) — A man stabbed to death last week on a Las Vegas Strip pedestrian walkway was identified Tuesday as a homeless ex-convict from Pennsylvania dubbed the "pantyhose prankster" and sentenced to prison for making lurid telephone calls to women in several Eastern...
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two buses carrying children home from an intermediate and a primary school collided on a Tennessee highway, killing two children and an adult. Another 27 people were injured in the Tuesday afternoon crash. Police did not immediately say what caused the...
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The three-year drought gripping California has shrunk reservoirs, rivers, creeks and snowpack while leaving residents drawing heavily on underground aquifers to water everything from lawns to crops. Farmers account for about 80 percent of water used in the...