- Stalking defendant says he wanted Paltrow to forgive him Updated: Feb-11-16 7:12 pm
LOS ANGELES - A man charged with stalking Gwyneth Paltrow told jurors Thursday that he wanted the actress' forgiveness for bombarding her with lewd messages years ago, but a prosecutor urged the panel to see him as a calculated and crazy stalker intent on tormenting the Oscar winner.
- Illinois News Digest Updated: Feb-11-16 7:04 pm
Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 6 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or email@example.com. Herbert McCann is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Obama: 'strange things' happen when voters are scared Updated: Feb-11-16 7:03 pm
ATHERTON, California - President Barack Obama said Thursday that "strange things" can happen in politics when voters are scared and that the angst people are feeling across the country is finding voice in both the Republican and Democratic parties.
- Review: Birbiglia pulls no punch lines in new 1-man show Updated: Feb-11-16 7:00 pm
NEW YORK - All jokes are offensive to someone, comedian Mike Birbiglia insists, and that's OK. When his everyday encounters "become the joke later," and he exposes the ridiculousness of people he knows to an audience of strangers, he defends himself by saying, "It's just my side of the story."
- Obama plans to nominate King as education secretary Updated: Feb-11-16 6:10 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama will nominate Dr. John B. King Jr. to serve as Education Department secretary after receiving commitments from lawmakers to give his nomination speedy consideration, the White House said Thursday.
- Congress gives final OK to banning local Internet taxes Updated: Feb-11-16 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON - Congress voted Thursday to permanently bar state and local governments from taxing access to the Internet, as lawmakers leapt at an election-year chance to demonstrate their opposition to imposing levies on online service.
- Official unsure of where Iran's enriched uranium is stored Updated: Feb-11-16 5:48 pm
WASHINGTON - A State Department official told lawmakers Thursday he was unsure of the precise location of tons of low-enriched uranium shipped out of Iran on a Russian vessel as part of the landmark nuclear agreement.
- Christie seeks federal relief for January snowstorm Updated: Feb-11-16 4:41 pm
TRENTON, New Jersey - Gov. Chris Christie is asking the federal government for disaster assistance to help New Jersey pay for last month's winter storm.
- Health care battle brewing between governors in Kentucky Updated: Feb-11-16 4:22 pm
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - Kentucky's two most recent governors went to war over the state's health care system Thursday, raising the stakes in a battle that could tarnish the legacy of the Obama administration's health care law.
- The Latest: Taylor has no problem letting voters decide pot Updated: Feb-11-16 4:07 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Latest from a forum for journalists organized by The Associated Press (all times local):
- Dems seek drug abuse funds as election-year issue sharpens Updated: Feb-11-16 4:03 pm
WASHINGTON - Congressional Democrats called Thursday for hundreds of millions in emergency spending to fight drug abuse but ran into Republican resistance as another health issue spiraled into an election-year showdown.
- Cruz app data collection helps campaign read minds of voters Updated: Feb-11-16 3:13 pm
WASHINGTON - Protecting the privacy of law-abiding citizens from the government is a pillar of Ted Cruz's Republican presidential candidacy, but his campaign is testing the limits of siphoning personal data from supporters.
- Illinois News Digest Updated: Feb-11-16 2:30 pm
Good afternoon. Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Illinois at 1:30 p.m. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Chicago bureau at 312-781-0500 or email@example.com. Herbert McCann is staffing the desk. AP-Chicago News Editor Hugh Dellios can be reached at 312-920-3624 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Obama hosting Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks at White House Updated: Feb-11-16 1:39 pm
CHICAGO - President Barack Obama will host his hometown Stanley Cup-winning Chicago Blackhawks at the White House next week.
- Pentagon chief predicting 'tangible gains' in Iraq, Syria Updated: Feb-11-16 1:26 pm
BRUSSELS - U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter predicted on Thursday that recent U.S.-led efforts to accelerate the fight against the Islamic State group would produce "tangible gains" in Iraq and Syria by March, even as coalition partners pledged to expand and deepen their military contributions.
- House bill would attempt to better rehabilitate prisoners Updated: Feb-11-16 1:00 pm
WASHINGTON - Inmates could receive credits for taking part in rehabilitation programs such as education or job training under legislation advanced by a House panel.
- Udall, Heinrich seek deportation raid halt, break with Obama Updated: Feb-11-16 12:33 pm
ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's two U.S. Democratic senators want President Barack Obama to halt deportation raids targeting Central American women and children.
- Report estimates 44 percent drop in uninsured Minnesota kids Updated: Feb-11-16 12:28 pm
ST. PAUL, Minnesota - State officials are celebrating a marked drop in the number of uninsured Minnesota children after the federal health overhaul.
- Morgan Stanley to pay $3.2B over contributors to '08 crisis Updated: Feb-11-16 12:17 pm
ALBANY, New York - Morgan Stanley will pay $3.2 billion in a settlement over bank practices that contributed to the 2008 financial crisis, including misrepresentations about the value of mortgage-backed securities, authorities announced Thursday.
- Viewers' Guide: Post-NH, a tense Clinton-Sanders rematch Updated: Feb-11-16 11:57 am
WASHINGTON - Grudge match.
- Bill Clinton to speak at Memphis early voting rally Updated: Feb-11-16 8:43 am
MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Former President Bill Clinton is scheduled to speak at an early voting organizing event in Memphis to rally supporters of his wife, Hillary Clinton, in the Tennessee primary.
- Chicago transit overhaul gets $156M in new federal funds Updated: Feb-11-16 4:50 am
CHICAGO - The federal government is steering $156 million in new funding to help Chicago modernize congested and aging sections of its busiest commuter rail corridor.
- Next up for Democrats: Nevada, an entirely different state Updated: Feb-11-16 3:53 am
LAS VEGAS - Forget the snowy, small towns of Iowa and New Hampshire. The Democratic presidential contest now shifts to Nevada.
- But is she honest? Caring? Clinton grapples with questions Updated: Feb-11-16 3:38 am
WASHINGTON - Hillary Clinton's campaign has spent months fighting the perception that she has a shaky relationship with the truth and is disconnected from the problems facing Americans.
- Clinton struggles to win over younger women Updated: Feb-11-16 3:35 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - For young women, political revolution is currently trumping the idea of a Madame President.