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Marshawn Lynch talks about why he doesn't talk to the media - Lompoc Record
PHOENIX (AP) — Marshawn Lynch changed the script and fired back at his critics. After two days of giving only scripted answers, the Seattle Seahawks' star running back gave his most extensive comments of Super Bowl week, mostly telling reporters why he ...
Correction: Super Bowl-No More Ad story - Lompoc Record
In a story Jan. 28 about a domestic violence , The Associated Press misspelled the name of a singer who was quoted. It is American Idol winner Jordin Sparks, not Jordan Sparks. A corrected version of the story is below: Group's ad featuring 911 call grabs ...
Gas blast at Mexico children's hospital, at least 2 dead - Lompoc Record
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Injured and bleeding, mothers carrying infants fled from a maternity hospital shattered by a powerful gas explosion on Thursday, and rescuers swung sledgehammers to break through fallen concrete in hunt for others who may have been ...
Indiana Gov. Pence scraps plan for state-run news website - Lompoc Record
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Gov. Mike Pence bowed to criticism Thursday, scuttling his plan to develop a state-run news website that had been widely lambasted for its pledge to offer prewritten stories to the media. Pence issued a memo to leaders of ...
Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges - Lompoc Record
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — With his old team about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors showed the jury security-camera footage ...
Family of man killed by police in stairway plans to sue NYC - Lompoc Record
NEW YORK (AP) — The family of an unarmed man fatally shot by a police officer in a Brooklyn housing project stairway said Thursday that it intends to file lawsuits seeking $50 million. Kimberly Ballinger, the domestic partner of Akai Gurley and mother of ...
Oklahoma official: Executions could resume with other drugs - Lompoc Record
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — While the U.S. Supreme Court considers the constitutionality of a sedative Oklahoma uses in lethal injections, Attorney General Scott Pruitt says he'll push to resume executions. Pruitt said Thursday that if the state can obtain ...
Survivalist pleads not guilty in trooper's ambush killing - Lompoc Record
MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist who spent more than a month on the run after authorities say he killed one Pennsylvania State Police trooper and wounded another in a late-night ambush pleaded not guilty Thursday, setting the stage for a trial at which ...
Lawyers snipe as jury selection resumes in Tsarnaev trial - Lompoc Record
BOSTON (AP) — A federal prosecutor has accused a lawyer for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) of trying to "encourage" a hung jury. As jury selection resumed Thursday, Assistant U.S. Attorney William Weinreb ...
New push on Capitol Hill for more oversight of US aid agency - Lompoc Record
WASHINGTON (AP) — Key senators are telling The Associated Press they want to see more rigorous oversight of the federal government's development agency, called the Overseas Private Investment Corporation. The agency was the subject of an AP investigation ...
Report: Armed man enters Dutch national broadcaster - Lompoc Record
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The director of Dutch national broadcaster NOS says an armed man entered the building of the broadcaster and demanded airtime on television. Jan de Jong, director of the NOS, told national radio "Someone got into the ...
EU to extend existing Russia sanctions over Ukraine - Lompoc Record
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union extended by six months an existing set of sanctions against Russian and pro-Russia separatist officials because of the continued fighting in eastern Ukraine and was planning further action, officials said Thursday.
Several simultaneous attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 6 - Lompoc Record
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Militants struck more than a dozen army and police targets in the restive Sinai Peninsula with simultaneous attacks involving a car bomb and mortar rounds on Thursday, killing at least six people and wounding 30 others, officials said.
Deadly San Francisco blaze spurs look at fire alarms - Lompoc Record
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Residents fleeing a massive blaze that killed a man and injured five people as it ripped through a building in San Francisco's bustling Mission District told officials they did not hear fire alarms and could not get to fire escapes.
Ex-UCLA athlete pleads no contest to assault - Lompoc Record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former UCLA water polo player accused of attacking three women, including a fellow student, has pleaded no contest to single counts of assault and making criminal threats. City News Service says Hakop Kaplanyan of Glendale was ...