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Antarctic Ice Melt Red Flag – Scientist: It’s “going way faster than anyone had thought”

Associated Press | – “From the ground in this extreme northern part of Antarctica, spectacularly white and blinding ice seems to extend forever. What can’t be seen is the battle raging underfoot…

Former O'Reilly Producer Tells The Associated Press: Hyperbole And Exaggeration Are "Baked Into" O'Reilly's Persona

Speaking to the Associated Press, a former Fox News O'Reilly producer highlighted Bill O'Reilly's tendency to twist the truth, saying that hyperbole and exaggeration are "baked into" O'Reilly's persona and job description. Bill O'Reilly...Show More Summary

Rep. Schock reimburses government for 'Downton Abbey' renovation

Illinois Rep. Aaron Schock repaid $40,000 from his personal checking account for redecorations to his congressional office in the style of the TV show "Downton Abbey," according to financial records reviewed by The Associated Press.

Why College Football Needs to Keep Its Title Games in College Stadiums

When it comes to the Super Bowl, the adage "If you build it, they will come" applies. In college football, it's a similar story. It doesn't have to be, though. The Associated Press reported Thursday that the San Francisco 49ers are planning...Show More Summary

MISSISSIPPI: State Supreme Court Says Marriage Should Not Wait For SCOTUS

19 hours agoLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

From the Associated Press: Two Mississippi Supreme Court justices say the court should find the state's ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional and not wait for a gay marriage ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court. Thursday's 26-page statement, written by Justice Leslie D. Show More Summary

Why llamas took over the news cycle

On Thursday, when two escaped llamas in Arizona captivated the internet, the Associated Press was ready. "Two quick-footed llamas dashed in and out of traffic in a Phoenix-area retirement enclave," read the AP's news item, "causing a stir in the streets and on social media." The AP wasn't the only traditional news outlet to lift the llama story out of...

Commodity Classic Groups Meet the Press

Trade, taxes, biotechnology, farm policy and government regulations are the main issues of concern to the commodity organizations who make up the Commodity Classic. Leadership of the American Soybean Association (ASA), National CornShow More Summary

Leave John Travolta Alone, Scarlett Johansson Tells the Associated Press

21 hours agoFilm / Film Reviews : Pajiba

"There is nothing strange, creepy or inappropriate about John Travolta."

California Man Urged To Remove Swastika Display From His Home

Lawmakers in California on Thursday demanded that a Sacramento man take down poster-size swastikas displayed in front of his house, The Associated Press (AP) reported. While calling the signs racist and vulgar, the lawmakers also acknowledged, however, the person had a right to free speech. On the front door of the Sacramento house is a [...]

Career Beat: Carley Petesch named West Africa correspondent at The Associated Press

Good morning! Here are some career updates from the journalism community: Carley Petesch will be West Africa correspondent for The Associated Press. Previously, she was an Africa desk editor there. (AP) Leena Rao will be a senior writer for Fortune. Show More Summary

Apologists and Murderers

I watched the press conference given by CAGE yesterday, a self-styled advocacy organisation which has had a long association with Mohammed Emwazi who has been unmasked as 'Jihadi John', a sadist and murderer. The chap at CAGE doing most...Show More Summary

AP's Dilanian Fails to Report 'Worst in 45 Years' Statement in Clapper's Threat Testimony

At the Associated Press late Thursday morning, Ken Dilanian, the wire service's intelligence writer, did a marvelous job of covering up the essence of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's Worldwide Threat Assessment testimony...Show More Summary

Don't step on the cracks: pedestrians swallowed by sinkhole in the blink of an eye.

yesterdayHumor / odd : Happy Place

More like a sidefall (ba dum tsssssorry). According to the Associated Press, the man and woman seen here were rescued and sustained only minor injuries, which I mention so you know exactly how guilty to feel for chuckling (after gasping in horror the first time): not too much. Show More Summary

AP Vaguely Headlines and Weakly Covers the Halbig Contingency Plan Controversy

The Associated Press's headline at Alan Fram's coverage of the controversy over the existence of an Obama administration contingency plan if it loses the Halbig v. Burwell case pending at the Supreme Court may be among the most inchoherent...Show More Summary

Police: Missouri Gubernatorial Candidate Dead in "Apparent Suicide"

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, one the leading Republican candidates for governor of the state, died in a St. Louis hospital on Thursday after shooting himself in his home, the Associated Press reports. Read more...

Two llamas on the loose caught the nation's attention before ending in a dramatic chase in Arizona

Two quick-footed llamas ran amok through the streets of a retirement community in Arizona on February 26, before being captured by authorities. Produced by Devan Joseph. Video courtesy of Associated Press. Join the conversation about this story »

WEST VIRGINIA: GOP Senate Leader Says "No Way" To Ban On LGBT Rights

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: Majority Leader Mitch Carmichael says there's "no way" the Senate will consider a proposal to nullify local ordinances that protect gay and transgender people from housing and employment discrimination. The Jackson County Republican made the remarks Thursday to the AP. Show More Summary

KANSAS: Military Court Reverses HIV Assault Conviction For Swinger Airman

yesterdayLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Via the Associated Press: The highest U.S. military court's reversal of a Kansas airman's aggravated assault conviction for exposing multiple sex partners to HIV at swinger parties in Wichita will effectively end such prosecutions in the armed forces, his attorney said. Show More Summary

Woman Sentenced For Setting Pet Shop On Fire With Puppies, Dogs Inside

2 days agoNews : Huffington Post

KEN RITTER, Associated Press LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Las Vegas pet shop owner who was caught on surveillance video torching her business before 27 puppies and dogs were rescued last year failed to sway her sentencing judge with a courtroom...Show More Summary

Find Out the Wal-Mart CEO's Practical Reasons for Hiking Wages

Wal-Mart CEO Doug McMillon talks workers, customers, critics with Associated Press.

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