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‘American Idol’-like talent competition happening via app

‘American Idol’-like talent competition happening via app

LOS ANGELES – For anyone who’s ever dreamed of being on “American Idol” or “The Voice” as a performer or judge, a new app seeks to make their fantasy come true.
Updated: 5 mins ago
Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

Prosecutors: Evidence Germanwings co-pilot hid illness

Co-pilot Andreas Lubitz appears to have hidden evidence of an illness from his employers, including having been excused by a doctor from work the day he crashed a jet into a mountain, prosecutors said.
Updated: 8 mins ago

Lawmakers take steps to whittle specialty plates

TALLAHASSEE — Lawmakers took steps Thursday that could cancel a fifth of the specialty license plates available in Florida but also advanced 26 more designs for motorists to pre-order.
Updated: 8 hours ago
Filing: Detroit teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

Filing: Detroit teen says mom killed her siblings found in freezer

DETROIT — A teenager told authorities that her mother killed two siblings and forced her to put one of the bodies in the freezer of their Detroit home where both were found by an eviction crew.
Updated: 8 hours ago

No murder charge for Colo. woman accused of cutting baby from womb

DENVER – A Colorado woman accused of luring an expectant mother to a basement and cutting the baby from her belly will not be charged with murder, prosecutors said Thursday night.
Updated: 8 hours ago
New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

New York fire, building collapse injure 12; gas blast blamed

NEW YORK - An apparent gas explosion leveled an apartment building, largely destroyed another and launched rubble and shards of glass across streets in the heart of Manhattan's trendy East Village on Thursday, injuring a dozen people. Smoke could be ...
Updated: 9 hours ago

Judge in Texas blocks federal rules change for gay couples

AUSTIN, Texas – A federal judge in Texas has blocked temporarily federal rules that would have expanded medical leave benefits to some gay couples.
Updated: 10 hours ago
La. strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race

La. strawberry festival poster sparks outcry about race

PONCHATOULA, La. - After an outcry over an artist's depiction of two black children with no facial features except bright red lips, organizers of a Louisiana strawberry festival have agreed not to show or sell this year's festival poster, which the l...
Updated: 11 hours ago

Feel-good tale: Pa. man gets $7M lottery ticket in get-well card

NEW CITY, N.Y. – A Pennsylvania man recovering from surgery has won $7 million off a lottery ticket tucked into his get-well card.
Updated: 11 hours ago

Labor, developers reach deal on proposed L.A.-area stadium

LOS ANGELES — Labor leaders say they have resolved a dispute with developers that threatened to delay construction of a proposed stadium near Los Angeles that could become home for an NFL team.
Updated: 11 hours ago