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Officials: Administration ponders insurance extension

February 7, 2014 WASHINGTON —The Obama administration is considering an extension of the president’s decision to let people keep their individual insurance policies even if they are not compliant with the health car... more »»

Teen OK after riding in wheel well of Hawaii jet

April 21, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old boy is "lucky to be alive" and unharmed after flying from California to Hawaii stowed away in a plane's wheel well, surviving cold temperatures at... more »»

No suspects or arrests in Wis. missing baby case

February 7, 2014 TOWN OF BELOIT, Wis. — Federal investigators have joined the search for a 5-day-old infant who disappeared from a bassinette at a home in southern Wisconsin. more »»

Your Top Plays for Today

April 21, 2014

Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide



The usually festive atmosphere was tinged with sorrow as runners, family members and spectator... more »»

High court to hear dispute about TV over Internet

April 21, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another... more »»

Aldridge leads Blazers over Rockets 122-120 in OT

April 21, 2014

HOUSTON (AP) — LaMarcus Aldridge was playing on another level Sunday night and had the emotional intensity to match the best performance of his career. more »»

16-year-old survives in wheel well of Maui flight

April 21, 2014

HONOLULU (AP) — A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid... more »»

Sharks take 2-0 series lead with 7-2 win vs. Kings

April 21, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — The San Jose Sharks got a spark from an unusual place and turned a close game into another laugher against Jonathan Quick and the Los Angeles Kings. more »»

After bombs, Boston Marathon under tight security

April 21, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — For years, state and local officials have conducted a "tabletop exercise" before the Boston Marathon, a meeting that allows them to study a map of the 2. more »»

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

April 21, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Tens of thousands of revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the sky Sunday at a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday, a once-undergroun... more »»

Sleeping girl killed after car drives into home

April 20, 2014

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) — Officials say a 16-year-old Southern California girl asleep in her bed has died after a driver accused of being drunk crashed his SUV into her home. more »»

On eve of marathon, festivities and tight security

April 20, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — In many ways, it felt like any other pre-marathon Sunday in Boston. more »»

Public smoke-out marks pot holiday in Colorado

April 20, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Revelers raised joints, pipes and vaporizer devices to the skies above a central Denver park in a defiant toast to the April 20 pot holiday. more »»

4-year-old half siblings die in accidental NY fire

April 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — A basement blaze that killed 4-year-old half siblings was accidentally set by children playing with fire, authorities said Sunday. more »»

Study: Fuels from corn waste not better than gas

April 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration's... more »»

Probe could complicate Rick Perry's prospects

April 20, 2014

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Go. more »»

Easter morning delivery for space station

April 20, 2014

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies.

The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny. more »»

Dad of Massachusetts boy found dead plans funeral

April 20, 2014

BOSTON (AP) — The father of a missing boy whose body was found off a Massachusetts highway says he was crushed to hear that his 5-year-old son's remains had been identified but is planning his... more »»

4-year-old half siblings die in overnight NYC fire

April 20, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say 4-year-old half siblings have died in an overnight fire at a home in New York City, and the twin of one of the children has survived. more »»

In Colorado, a pot holiday tries to go mainstream

April 20, 2014

DENVER (AP) — Once the province of activists and stoners, the traditional pot holiday of April 20 has gone mainstream in the first state in the nation to legalize recreational marijuana. more »»



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A tragic accident

March 3, 2014 The entire Blue Earth area community was stunned when tragedy struck last week and a sophomore at Blue Earth Area High School was killed in a one-vehicle accident on Leland Parkway. more »

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