Most talked about Associated Press stories

Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - A sheriffs' organization is broadening its concerns about the popular Waze (pronounced "ways") mobile traffic app. Now it says a feature that lets drivers warn others about nearby police cruisers not only presents a threat to police safety, it also interferes with the ability to write speeding tickets.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @adamgoldmanwp: .@esullivanap is in the house! "Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app" apne.ws/1tsvErO

Jan 28, 2015

RT @maassive: Sheriff complaints about Waze actually increased the apps popularity! bigstory.ap.org/article/a91d69…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @adamgoldmanwp: .@esullivanap is in the house! "Sheriffs expand concerns about Waze mobile traffic app" apne.ws/1tsvErO

Jan 28, 2015

RT @maassive: Sheriffs final admit their complaints about Waze are about speed traps. bigstory.ap.org/article/a91d69…

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Arkansas panel rejects removing Lee from King holiday

bigstory.ap.org — LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A bid to end Arkansas' practice of commemorating Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee and civil rights icon Martin Luther King Jr. on the same day has failed before a state House panel. The House State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee on Wednesday rejected the proposal, which would have removed Lee from the state holiday honoring King.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @AP: Proposal to end Arkansas' celebration of Confederate general's birthday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day fails: apne.ws/1yOrT0e

Jan 28, 2015

Of course it did. @AP: Bid to end Arkansas’ celebration of Robert E. Lee’s b-day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day fails: apne.ws/1yOrT0e

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: Proposal to end Arkansas' celebration of Confederate general's birthday on Martin Luther King Jr. Day fails: apne.ws/1yOrT0e

Jan 28, 2015

Arkansas will continue to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. and Robert E. Lee on the same day... via @ademillo apne.ws/1yOrT0e

Jan 28, 2015

RT @elisefoley: Quite the argument for why Arkansas should keep celebrating Robert E. Lee and MLK on same day bit.ly/1zZenJ1 pic.twitter.com/pS1dz5ViiW

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Raul Castro: US must return Guantanamo for normal relations

bigstory.ap.org — SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) - Cuban President Raul Castro is demanding that the United States return the U.S. base at Guantanamo Bay, lift the half-century trade embargo on Cuba and compensate it for damages before the two countries re-establish normal relations.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @APDiploWriter: "Raul Castro: #US must return #Gitmo, end embargo, pay compensation to re-establish normal relations with #Cuba" bigstory.ap.org/article/e8b25a…

Jan 28, 2015

Raul Castro says US must return Guantanamo, end the embargo AND pay #Cuba for damages to restore diplomatic relations apne.ws/1yO9p02

Jan 28, 2015

RT @JoyCTV: Raul Castro: US must return #Gitmo, end embargo, pay compensation to re-establish normal relations with #Cuba" bigstory.ap.org/article/e8b25a…

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Census: 1 in 5 children on food stamps

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Sixteen million children were on food stamps as of last year, the highest number since the nation's economy tumbled in 2008. Numbers released by the Census Bureau Wednesday as part of its annual look at children and families show that one in five children were on food stamp assistance in 2014.
Jan 28, 2015

Why don't they just get jobs? RT @AP: US Census says 16 million children - 1 in 5 - were on food stamps in 2014: apne.ws/1ByzMH9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: US Census says 16 million children - 1 in 5 - were on food stamps in 2014, the most since 2008: apne.ws/1ByzMH9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: US Census says 16 million children - 1 in 5 - were on food stamps in 2014, the most since 2008: apne.ws/1ByzMH9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: US Census says 16 million children - 1 in 5 - were on food stamps in 2014, the most since 2008: apne.ws/1ByzMH9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: US Census says 16 million children - 1 in 5 - were on food stamps in 2014, the most since 2008: apne.ws/1ByzMH9

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FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts

bigstory.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would run from Canada to the Gulf, say the privately funded, $8 billion project is a critically needed piece of infrastructure that will create thousands of jobs and make the U.S. dependent on oil from friends, rather than foes.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: FACT CHECK: A look at claims on both sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate: apne.ws/1ByAoML

Jan 28, 2015

FACT CHECK: Both sides in Keystone XL debate bend facts - from @AP - apne.ws/15UWIWu

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: FACT CHECK: A look at claims on both sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate: apne.ws/1ByAoML

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: FACT CHECK: A look at claims on both sides of the Keystone XL pipeline debate: apne.ws/1ByAoML

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_Politics: FACT CHECK: Keystone XL oil pipeline not as bad for environment, good for economy as claimed, from @dinacappiello. apne.ws/1zZagwu

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Lawmaker again takes aim at NFL tax status

pro32.ap.org — WASHINGTON (AP) - Days before the Super Bowl, a Utah lawmaker is again sponsoring a bill that would punt the tax exemption for professional sports
Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Amid Super Bowl hoopla, lawmaker proposes bill to eliminate NFL's tax-exempt status apne.ws/1v6dmOd

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Member of Congress from Utah takes aim at #NFL's tax-exempt status apne.ws/1JJfrTe

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Member of Congress from Utah takes aim at #NFL's tax-exempt status apne.ws/1JJfrTe

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Member of Congress from Utah takes aim at #NFL's tax-exempt status apne.ws/1JJfrTe

Why what's missing in states' youth concussion laws matters

pro32.ap.org — PHOENIX (AP) - With a push from the NFL, all 50 states and the District of Columbia passed youth concussion laws over the span of about five years. They were modeled after legislation passed in Washington state in 2009. But an Associated Press analysis shows just 21 of the laws that followed included all four key elements in Washington's bill.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @MichaelG1: Why what's missing in states' youth concussion laws matters | Pro32: Head to Head pro32.ap.org/article/why-wh…

Jan 28, 2015

Why what's missing in states' youth concussion laws matters | Pro32: Head to Head pro32.ap.org/article/why-wh…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Youth concussions: Why what's missing in states' laws matters in fight to keep athletes safe apne.ws/1DaYgpq pic.twitter.com/LGZZz84Dd9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Youth concussions: Why what's missing in states' laws matters in fight to keep athletes safe apne.ws/1DaYgpq pic.twitter.com/LGZZz84Dd9

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: Youth concussions: Why what's missing in states' laws matters in fight to keep athletes safe apne.ws/1DaYgpq pic.twitter.com/LGZZz84Dd9

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Pipeline not state-inspected before 3M-gallon saltwater leak

bigstory.ap.org — A pipeline that ruptured recently in North Dakota and spilled nearly 3 million gallons of saltwater produced during oil drilling wasn't inspected by the state before being installed, according to state regulators. Alison Ritter, a spokeswoman for the North Dakota Industrial Commission, which oversees the state's oil and gas industry, said Wednesday that it's common for officials not to inspect such small gathering pipelines before they become operational.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: N.D. pipeline that spilled millions of gallons of brine used in oil and gas production hadn't been inspected: apne.ws/1JKt9Fs

Jan 28, 2015

Pipeline not state-inspected before 3 million gallon saltwater leak apne.ws/1LjoJqJ

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: N.D. pipeline that spilled millions of gallons of brine used in oil and gas production hadn't been inspected: apne.ws/1JKt9Fs

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hosted2.ap.org — A A A Gov. Rauner among nation's top donors in 2014 elections By SARA BURNETT CHICAGO (AP) - Multimillionaire Bruce Rauner was one of the top donors in the U.S. to 2014 state-level political campaigns, sinking more of his own money into his successful bid for Illinois governor and other races than almost any other organization or person nationwide, a new study found.

Super Bowl advertisers aim not to offend

pro32.ap.org — NEW YORK (AP) - Super Bowl advertisers are being careful not to offend. GoDaddy decided not to run an ad that showed a dog being sold online so as not to offend dog lovers. The Victoria's Secret angels are fully clothed in its teaser spot, at least, although they reveal more in their actual Super Bowl ad.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @AP: In contrast to other years, Super Bowl ads move away from the scantily clad and potentially offensive: apne.ws/1BySI8p

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: In contrast to other years, Super Bowl ads move away from the scantily clad and potentially offensive: apne.ws/1BySI8p

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: GoDaddy, Victoria's Secret among Super Bowl advertisers treading lightly with ads this year apne.ws/1EqLrLB #SB49 #sportsbiz

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97

bigstory.ap.org — RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Luke Martin Jr., the son of an ex-slave and Civil War Union soldier, has died - 179 years after his father was born. Martin was 97 when he died Sunday at his home in New Bern, North Carolina, said his daughter, Fannie Martin-Williams. Her father, who suffered from congestive heart failure and other ailments, had been in declining health for several months, she said.
Jan 28, 2015

Son of ex-slave who fought in Union army dies at age 97, 179 years after father was born apne.ws/1ztBCLF

Jan 28, 2015

Son of fmr slave & Civil War soldier dies in #NC—179 years after his father's birth, @AP rpts: apne.ws/1LfA6Qx http://t.co/YtmHU4Z0Bb

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: Son of former slave and Civil War soldier has died in North Carolina - 179 years after his father's birth: apne.ws/1LfA6Qx

Jan 27, 2015

RT @AP: Son of former slave and Civil War soldier has died in North Carolina - 179 years after his father's birth: apne.ws/1LfA6Qx

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A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops

collegebasketball.ap.org — The college basketball regular season has about six weeks left and AP has a look at player of the year candidates. Like last season, there are a couple of front-runners and a handful of players who could make a run at the award with a strong finish.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @TheTimmernator: “@AP_Top25: A look at player of the year candidates in hoops. We forget anyone? apne.ws/1uBvHN9 (@jmarshallAP) yup, @SpikeAlbrecht

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_Top25: A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops. We forget anyone? apne.ws/1uBvHN9 (@jmarshallAP) pic.twitter.com/8w8t6Hz14z

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_Top25: A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops. We forget anyone? apne.ws/1uBvHN9 (@jmarshallAP) pic.twitter.com/8w8t6Hz14z

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_Top25: A look at player of the year candidates in men's hoops. We forget anyone? apne.ws/1uBvHN9 (@jmarshallAP) pic.twitter.com/8w8t6Hz14z

NASCAR Hall of Famer David Pearson recovering from stroke

racing.ap.org — CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - NASCAR Hall of Famer and former three-time Cup champion David Pearson is recovering from a mild stroke he suffered on Dec. 9.

News from The Associated Press

hosted.ap.org — The 51-year-old actor was all smiles while joking Wednesday with journalists in Tokyo about why he was a no-show at a news conference a day earlier. Depp explained he had been ill but said that wasn't the reason.
Jan 28, 2015

Also, this is AP style? RT @AP: Actor Johnny Depp explains how he survived an attack by something called a chupacabra apne.ws/1Lhj44t

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: Actor Johnny Depp explains how he survived an attack by something called a chupacabra: apne.ws/1Lhj44t

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: Actor Johnny Depp explains how he survived an attack by something called a chupacabra: apne.ws/1Lhj44t

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Millsap leads Hawks to 17th straight win, 113-102 over Nets

bigstory.ap.org — ATLANTA (AP) - Paul Millsap had 28 points and 15 rebounds, five other Atlanta players scored in double figures, and the Hawks stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 17 games in a row with a 113-102 victory over the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night.
Jan 28, 2015

Paul Millsap shows he's worthy of 2nd straight All-Star trip, leading #Hawks to 17th straight win. bigstory.ap.org/article/16885b…

Kobe Bryant has surgery, expected to be out for 9 months

bigstory.ap.org — EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) - Kobe Bryant is expected to be ready for the start of next season after the Los Angeles Lakers superstar underwent surgery on his torn right rotator cuff. Bryant had successful surgery Wednesday at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_Sports: Kobe Bryant expected to need 9 months to recover from surgery on torn rotator cuff apne.ws/1EQkYo1 (@gregbeacham)

Jan 28, 2015

Kobe Bryant has season-ending surgery, but the Lakers expect him back in the fall for his 20th season: bigstory.ap.org/article/fd4f4f…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_Sports: Kobe Bryant expected to need 9 months to recover from surgery on torn rotator cuff apne.ws/1EQkYo1 (@gregbeacham)

DC Todd Grantham spurns NFL's Raiders to stay at Louisville

Jan 28, 2015

Grantham was already making nearly $1 mil per year . . . did Louisville up the ante so he'd turn down Raiders? . . . collegefootball.ap.org/article/dc-tod…

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP_NFL: DC Todd Grantham spurns NFL's Raiders to stay at Louisville apne.ws/1A0bcAS

Study: Insurers may using drug costs to discriminate

bigstory.ap.org — FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A new report warns that insurance companies - perhaps more than initially thought - may be charging the sickest patients extra for drugs under the federal health law to discourage them from choosing certain plans.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @addyh: Yes. Daughter's #CF meds became "specialty" drugs. MT @AP: Study finds insurers discriminate with high drug co-pays apne.ws/1yOInFF

Jan 28, 2015

Yes. Daughter's #CF meds became "specialty" drugs. MT @AP: Study finds insurers discriminate with high drug co-pays apne.ws/1yOInFF

Democratic US Rep. Ryan says he now supports abortion rights

bigstory.ap.org — COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - A Democratic congressman who is weighing a U.S. Senate run in politically divided Ohio has publicly switched his position to supporting abortion rights, saying Wednesday the decision is deeply personal and unrelated to any political aspirations. In an op-ed published Wednesday in the Akron Beacon Journal, U.S.
Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: Democratic Ohio congressman says he now supports abortion rights, "no room for Uncle Sam in examination room": apne.ws/1uDsMnf

Jan 28, 2015

RT @AP: Democratic Ohio congressman says he now supports abortion rights, "no room for Uncle Sam in examination room": apne.ws/1uDsMnf