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Charlotte mayor’s arrest taints city’s image

In this photo taken on Nov. 7, 2013, Charlotte Mayor-elect Patrick D. Cannon holds a post-election news conference in Charlotte, N.C. U.S. Attorney Anne Tompkins said Wednesday, March 26, 2014, that Cannon is facing theft and bribery charges. Tompkins says Cannon solicited and...
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Volunteers seeking ways to stop Robinson, Michigan

Michigan’s Glenn Robinson III dribbles during practice for their NCAA Midwest Regional semifinal college basketball tournament game Thursday, March 27, 2014, in Indianapolis. Michigan plays Tennessee on Friday, March 28, 2013. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) Michigan’s...

Brown’s lawyers want judge to dismiss assault case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Singer Chris Brown’s lawyers are asking a judge to dismiss the misdemeanor assault charge he’s facing in Washington, D.C. Brown’s lawyers filed a motion Wednesday saying prosecutors misused the grand jury process to prepare for trial....

Study Planned On Adapting To Changing Water Levels

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — The University of Michigan is planning a wide-ranging study of how people in the Great Lakes region can adapt to changing water levels. Don Scavia of the university’s Graham Sustainability Institute announced the study Thursday in Ann Arbor at the...
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Microsoft’s Office apps for iPad ushers in new era

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella gestures while speaking during a press briefing on the intersection of cloud and mobile computing Thursday, March 27, 2014, in San Francisco. Microsoft unveiled Office for the iPad, a software suite that includes programs such as Word, Excel and...

PG&E: Federal criminal charges likely in gas blast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Pacific Gas & Electric Co. said Thursday the company will likely face federal criminal charges for its role in a fatal gas pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area. According to a disclosure document PG&E Corp. and its subsidiary filed...

US appeals court upholds new Texas abortion rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions that shuttered many of the abortions clinics in the state. A panel of judges at the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals overturned a lower court judge...

More than 1,000 satellites are flying overhead

NEW YORK (AP) — The spotting of ocean debris by satellites during the search for the lost Malaysian airliner has drawn attention to those orbiting platforms. A primer on what’s in orbit, with help from Nicholas Johnson, who retired Thursday as NASA’s chief...

‘X-Men’ preview shows abilities of new mutants

LAS VEGAS (AP) — In the first few minutes of a new “X-Men: Days of Future Past” clip, some X-Men attempt to battle ruthless metal monsters using their special abilities. It’s the first appearance for some of the mutants — Blink, Sunspot and...