Most talked about Associated Press stories

Leahy expresses concern over FBI's fake AP story

bigstory.ap.org — SEATTLE (AP) - Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy has sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder expressing concerns that the FBI faked an Associated Press story to catch a bomb threat suspect in 2007. The Vermont Democrat wrote Thursday that when law enforcement poses as a news organization, it undermines the credibility of an independent press.
Oct 30, 2014

Dangerous MT @jcstearns: AP asks DOJ how many times federal law enforcement has posed as media in an investigation. bigstory.ap.org/article/6ee074…

Oct 30, 2014

The @AP is asking the #government how many other times the @FBI has published fake news stories to help solve cases bit.ly/1G0ybN4

Oct 30, 2014

The AP wants to know how many times the DOJ posed as a media organization during an investigation: bigstory.ap.org/article/6ee074…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @tbridis: AP to @TheJusticeDept: How many times have you pretended to be us? AP says 'never appropriate' to do this. bigstory.ap.org/article/6ee074…

Oct 30, 2014

RT @tbridis: AP to @TheJusticeDept: How many times have you pretended to be us? AP says 'never appropriate' to do this. bigstory.ap.org/article/6ee074…

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Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12: apne.ws/1wOIJfn

Oct 30, 2014

Wow! RT @hollyzachariah: RT @AP Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12: apne.ws/1wOIJfn"

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12: apne.ws/1wOIJfn

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12: apne.ws/1wOIJfn

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Police say they have 31-year-old Eric Frein in custody. The ambush was Sept. 12: apne.ws/1wOIJfn

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Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

bigstory.ap.org — BOSTON (AP) - Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics and effective use of technology to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71. Spokeswoman Dot Joyce said in a statement that Menino died in the company of his family and friends.
Oct 30, 2014

Here's @AP's obit of former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who died today at age 71. bit.ly/1wOdktx

Oct 30, 2014

Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who served five consecutive terms, has died at 71. apne.ws/1tFKU2o

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who served five consecutive terms, has died at 71: apne.ws/1tFKU2o

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP_Politics: Thomas Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71, reports @AP's Bob Salsberg. apne.ws/1wO3g3U

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: Former Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, who served five consecutive terms, has died at 71: apne.ws/1tFKU2o

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Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine

bigstory.ap.org — FORT KENT, Maine (AP) - State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @eniiler: Weird. RT@AP MORE: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine to go on bike ride in Maine; is followed and monitored by police: apne.ws/13jU4rH

Oct 30, 2014

A morning bike ride, noted quite publicly. Nurse who worked with Ebola patients: quarantine "not science based."bit.ly/1nSZzGS

Oct 30, 2014

RT @David_Sharp_AP: UPDATED: Nurse who treated #Ebola patients in West Africa defies quarantine in Maine bit.ly/1tkEnu8

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Nurse defies Ebola quarantine to go on bike ride in Maine; is followed and monitored by police: apne.ws/13jU4rH

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Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck

bigstory.ap.org — MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @hramer: Want to buy an election ad in New Hampshire? Good luck. bit.ly/1sMiAGw By AP's @Philip_Elliott #nhpolitics

Oct 30, 2014

Want to buy an election ad in New Hampshire? Good luck. bit.ly/1sMiAGw By AP's @Philip_Elliott #nhpolitics

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Police: Man wanted in trooper ambush is captured

bigstory.ap.org — A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was taken into custody but released no details.
Oct 30, 2014

UPDATE:Captured survivalist held in the handcuffs of trooper he's accused of killing, @AP rpts; death penalty sought: apne.ws/1tGOf1f

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Prosecutors say they'll seek death penalty for survivalist accused of deadly trooper ambush: apne.ws/1tGOf1f

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Prosecutors say they'll seek death penalty for survivalist accused of deadly trooper ambush: apne.ws/1tGOf1f

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Prosecutors say they'll seek death penalty for survivalist accused of deadly trooper ambush: apne.ws/1tGOf1f

Crews respond to rising smoke at Wichita airport

bigstory.ap.org — WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Emergency crews were headed to Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport after huge plumes of black smoke were seen rising into the sky. Wichita-area broadcasters posted photos and video of the billowing smoke at the airport shortly after 10 a.m. Thursday.
Oct 30, 2014

#WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities say death toll in #Kansas airport crash rises to four.: ow.ly/DA35C #planecrash

Oct 30, 2014

#WICHITA, Kan. (AP) _ Fire chief: At least 2 dead inside #Kansas airport building where small #plane crashed: ow.ly/DzIKT

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: Small plane crashes into building at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport: apne.ws/13kZbYJ

Oct 30, 2014

Twin-engine #Beechcraft King Air reported losing engine power just after takeoff: ow.ly/DzDHk #planecrash #wichita

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: Plumes of black smoke seen rising from Wichita airport; emergency crews responding: apne.ws/1q3AJzO

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Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum

bigstory.ap.org — FREDERICK, Md. (AP) - A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as "The Arm of the Unknown Soldier" is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine.
Oct 30, 2014

Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum apne.ws/1vlHGxV

Oct 30, 2014

Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum - @AP bit.ly/1tVYn7A

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: A well-preserved human forearm grabs the Halloween spotlight at the Civil War museum: apne.ws/1tGmy8J

Ebola quarantines: Can states do that?

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The quarantine of a nurse in Maine who recently returned from the Ebola hot zone in West Africa has touched off a battle between the authority of states to confine people to protect public health and the right of Americans to move about freely.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: Can states do that? Ebola quarantines trigger debate over public health vs civil liberties: apne.ws/1wOuqrk @nbenac

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: Can states do that? Ebola quarantines trigger debate over public health vs civil liberties: apne.ws/1wOuqrk @nbenac

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: Can states do that? Ebola quarantines trigger debate over public health vs civil liberties: apne.ws/1wOuqrk @nbenac

Oct 30, 2014

Quarantine of Maine nurse triggers debate over protecting public health vs. safeguarding civil liberties. bit.ly/1zk3GzO

French town bans clown disguises after assaults

bigstory.ap.org — PARIS (AP) - A small town outside Montpellier in southern France has banned people from disguising themselves as clowns from the streets - especially on Halloween. This week's decision by Mayor Pierre Dudieuzere of Vendargues follows a series of incidents around France in which people dressed as scary clowns spooked children and in several cases assaulted people.
Oct 30, 2014

RT Small town in southern France bans people from disguising themselves as clowns on streets especially on Halloween: apne.ws/13mQNI5

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: Small town in southern France bans people from disguising themselves as clowns on streets _ especially on Halloween: apne.ws/13mQNI5

Brutal winter set to hit war-torn eastern Ukraine

bigstory.ap.org — DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) - Dark tunnels in the basement of a bombed-out hospital in the eastern city of Donetsk lead to a makeshift shelter. Opening the door hardly alleviates the gloom, for the only lighting inside is the flicker of handmade oil lamps.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @NatVasilyevaAP: I spent two days checking how war-torn Donetsk is going to survive this winter. It isn't pretty: bigstory.ap.org/article/d6c70b… Photos Dima Lovetsky

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NatVasilyevaAP: I spent two days checking how war-torn Donetsk is going to survive this winter. It isn't pretty: bigstory.ap.org/article/d6c70b… Photos Dima Lovetsky

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NatVasilyevaAP: I spent two days checking how war-torn Donetsk is going to survive this winter. It isn't pretty: bigstory.ap.org/article/d6c70b… Photos Dima Lovetsky

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NatVasilyevaAP: I spent two days checking how war-torn Donetsk is going to survive this winter. It isn't pretty: bigstory.ap.org/article/d6c70b… Photos Dima Lovetsky

Oct 30, 2014

RT @NatVasilyevaAP: I spent two days checking how war-torn Donetsk is going to survive this winter. It isn't pretty: bigstory.ap.org/article/d6c70b… Photos Dima Lovetsky

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Shotgun formation has QB sneak fading away

collegefootball.ap.org — With only a yard to go, give or take a foot, it looks as if a quarterback could take a snap from center, fall forward and get a first down almost every time. If only it were that easy.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years. The Commerce Department says that the third quarter result followed a 4.6 percent rebound in the second quarter.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate from July to September, fueled by gains in exports, investment: apne.ws/1nSPpWy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate from July to September, fueled by gains in exports, investment: apne.ws/1nSPpWy

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: U.S. economy grew at 3.5 percent rate from July to September, fueled by gains in exports, investment: apne.ws/1nSPpWy

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N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears

bigstory.ap.org — PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) - North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus. An announcement distributed to foreign diplomatic missions in Pyongyang said that, regardless of country or region of origin, all foreigners will be quarantined under medical observation for 21 days.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @neva9257: So what I'm saying is that the NJ/NY reaction to #Ebola was on par with… North Korea. bigstory.ap.org/article/5556b5… ht @martinenserink

Oct 30, 2014

RT @Dina_Maron: Bummer for all that tourism? MT @AP: N. Korea says all foreigners will be quarantined for 21 days over Ebola fears: apne.ws/1tlR06F

Oct 30, 2014

WELL THERE GOES MY VACATION RT @AP: North Korea says all foreigners will be quarantined for 21 days over Ebola fears: bit.ly/1yJtTon

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP: MORE: North Korea says all foreigners will be quarantined for 21 days over Ebola fears: apne.ws/1tlR06F

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Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

bigstory.ap.org — SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @newspapereditor: Nice job, SF fan (sarcasm). RT @AP: Arrests, fires, gunshots mar Giants fans' celebration of World Series victory: apne.ws/1tlOJIL

Oct 30, 2014

Nice job, SF fan (sarcasm). RT @AP: Arrests, fires, gunshots mar Giants fans' celebration of World Series victory: apne.ws/1tlOJIL

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AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed

bigstory.ap.org — CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - A person familiar with the situation says Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, meaning his career with Carolina could be over. The person said the new trial date has not been set.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @SteveReedAP: Greg Hardy's appeal trial moved back until after season. Career with Panthers could be over. AP Story:bigstory.ap.org/article/e71b14…

Oct 30, 2014

Greg Hardy's appeal trial moved back until after season. Career with Panthers could be over. AP Story:bigstory.ap.org/article/e71b14…

Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

pro32.ap.org — DENVER (AP) - The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001. Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career NFL start in place of Drew Bledsoe, who had suffered a sheared blood vessel in his chest one week earlier.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP_NFL: Only 1 person seemed to know Manning-Brady was going to develop into great rivalry: Tom Brady apne.ws/1tn2HtQ (@arniestapleton)

Oct 30, 2014

RT @AP_NFL: Only 1 person seemed to know Manning-Brady was going to develop into great rivalry: Tom Brady apne.ws/1tn2HtQ (@arniestapleton)

Orange County Register

hosted.ap.org — SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- A judge on Thursday approved a plan that allows Stockton to leave bankruptcy protection by eliminating more than $2 billion in long-term debt payments without touching the city's pension obligations. The ruling by U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Christopher Klein marked an end to Stockton's Chapter 9 status, first sought in 2012.
Oct 30, 2014

From the hinting during Detroit bankruptcy closing arguments this week, we could beat Stockton, Calif in exiting. hosted.ap.org/dynamic/storie…

A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

bigstory.ap.org — FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century? In the middle of the Hudson sits Rogers Island, site of a 34-acre parcel considered the birthplace of today's U.S.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @gmwalshAP: AP Albany's Chris Carola on the mysteries in a French and Indian War-era burial ground. The Headless Ranger? goo.gl/puKOBL

Oct 30, 2014

AP Albany's Chris Carola on the mysteries in a French and Indian War-era burial ground. The Headless Ranger? goo.gl/puKOBL