Back to profile

The Associated Press

Stories by The Associated

Man dies after being shot in courtroom attack on witness

A defendant died after being shot by a U.S. marshal on Monday during an attack on a witness during a trial in a new federal courthouse in Salt Lake City, the FBI said.

Teen survives wheel well flight to Hawaii

A 16-year-old boy scrambled over an airport fence, crossed a tarmac and climbed into a jetliner’s wheel well, then flew for five freezing hours to Hawaii — a misadventure that stirred concern about possible weak spots in the security system that protects the nation’s airline fleet.

Young officers pushed out of shrinking Army

After the 9/11 attacks, tens of thousands of young men and women joined the military, heading for the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and dusty deserts of Iraq.

Stocks log longest win streak in 6 months

The stock market logged its longest winning streak in six months Monday as another big week for company earnings began.

USDA sets up rural business investment program

The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Monday a new $150 million program designed to provide investment capital to help small agriculture-related business in rural areas with cash needed to expand.

Monday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played April 21, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Brandon Sutter, Lee Stempniak and Jussi Jokinen scored in a span of 2:13 of the third period to revive the Pittsburgh Penguins in a 4-3 victory over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.

Sherpas consider boycott after Everest disaster

Buddhist monks cremated the remains of Sherpa guides who were buried in the deadliest avalanche to hit Mount Everest, a disaster that has prompted calls for a climbing boycott by Nepal’s ethnic Sherpa community.

Biden in Ukraine to show support as tensions rise

Vice President Joe Biden on Monday launched a high-profile visit to demonstrate the U.S. commitment to Ukraine and push for urgent implementation of an international agreement aimed at de-escalating tensions even as violence continues.

Families' hopes for ferry victims painfully humble

Lee Byung-soo says he knew, when he saw his 15-year-old son’s body in the tent. It could not have been more horrifically obvious. But he wanted so much for him to be alive.

AT&T explores expansion of super-fast Internet

AT&T plans a major expansion of super-fast Internet services to cover as many as 100 municipalities in 25 metropolitan areas.

Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

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 technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services.

Backes out for Game 3

Against Blackhawks

CHICAGO — Blues center David Backes has been ruled out for Game 3 against the Chicago Blackhawks because of an upper-body injury.

Mo. senator wants Koster's opinion on gun bill

A Republican state senator asked Missouri's top law enforcement official Monday for a legal opinion on pending legislation that seeks to nullify some federal gun control laws.

Mo. death row appeal focuses on execution drug

A federal appeals court on Monday denied a stay of execution for a condemned Missouri man scheduled to die later this week.

Missouri lawmakers debating Bright Flight changes

Missouri lawmakers have only a few weeks to decide whether to expand a college scholarship for top students in an effort to employ them in the state after graduation.

On 29th birthday, Seabrook gets suspended for three games for hit on Backes

The Chicago Blackhawks felt the repercussions of Brent Seabrook’s hit on David Backes again Sunday.

‘Pop’ turns talkative

Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said he looks forward to sideline reporter Craig Sager’s return and “I promise I’ll be nice.”

After several close call, Kuchar snags victory

Matt Kuchar saw his well-struck 5-iron on the 18th hole at the RBC Heritage come up way short of the target and settle in a front bunker.

Former boxer Carter dead at age of 76

Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, died Sunday. He was 76.

Sunday's Golf Capsules

Games played April 20, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Matt Kuchar overcame a four-stroke deficit to finally finish on top, his stunning chip-in on the 18th hole giving him a 64 and a victory at the RBC Heritage on Sunday.

Sunday's NBA Playoff Capsules

Games played April 20, 2014

NBA PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: LaMarcus Aldridge scored a franchise playoff-record 46 points and Damian Lillard added 31, including the go-ahead free throws in overtime, to lift the Portland Trail Blazers to a 122-120 victory over the Houston Rockets on Sunday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

Sunday's National League Capsules

Games played April 20, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.

Sunday's American League Capsules

Games played April 20, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Jose Abreu and Jordan Danks each had two-run homers, Erik Johnson combined with three relievers on a two-hitter and the Chicago White Sox snapped a four-game losing streak with a 16-2 victory Sunday over the Texas Rangers, who had won five in a row.

Sunday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played April 20, 2014

NHL PLAYOFF ROUNDUP: Justin Florek and Reilly Smith scored in a three-minute span in the first period and the Boston Bruins evened their playoff series with a 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings in the Game 2 on Sunday.

Ride-sharing service hits pushback in St. Louis

A ride-sharing service has started service in St. Louis, ignoring a cease and desist order from the city's taxi commission.

Tease photo

Ohio couple married 70 years die 15 hours apart

A couple who held hands at breakfast every morning even after 70 years of marriage have died 15 hours apart.

Hate crime charge in NY attack on Sikh professor

A man accused of pulling the beard of a Sikh professor before a group of young men who had called the professor "Osama" and a "terrorist" attacked him, has been arrested and charged with a hate crime, police said Saturday.

Saturday's Golf Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

GOLF TOURNAMENT ROUNDUP: Michelle Wie rallied from four strokes back entering the day to shoot a 5-under 67 Saturday and win the LPGA LOTTE Championship.

Saturday's NHL Playoff Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

NHL ROUNDUP: Matt Calvert banged home a rebound 1:10 into the second overtime and the Columbus Blue Jackets earned the first playoff victory in franchise history with a 4-3 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday night.

Body found by highway is missing Massachusetts boy

The body of a small boy apparently cast off the side of a highway has been confirmed as a missing 5-year-old, authorities said Saturday.

Tease photo

NASA: Engineer vital to moon landing success dies

John C. Houbolt, an engineer whose contributions to the U.S. space program were vital to NASA's successful moon landing in 1969, has died. He was 95.

3 charged in death of Portageville man

Three people have been charged in the death of a rural southeast Missouri man whose body was found inside his burning home.

Funeral held for 2 shooting victims

About 3,000 people attended services for a doctor and his 14-year-old grandson killed in shootings at a Jewish center in suburban Kansas City.

Star sea lion at the St. Louis Zoo has died

A star sea lion at the St. Louis Zoo has died.

Tease photo

France, United States tied at 1 in Fed Cup

Madison Keys rallied for a three-set victory over Alize Cornet on Saturday, giving the United States a split of the opening two matches in its Fed Cup weekend against France.

Tease photo

Zanders' TD run highlights Missouri scrimmage

Signing autographs and taking pictures for a gaggle of fans around him, Marvin Zanders seemed right at home.

Saturday's NBA Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

NBA ROUNDUP: Jeff Teague scored a playoff career-high 28 points and Paul Millsap added 25 as eighth-seeded Atlanta rolled past top-seeded Indiana 101-93 on Saturday night, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.

Saturday's MLS Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER ROUNDUP: New England Revolution goalkeeper Bobby Shuttleworth stopped Juan Luis Anangono's penalty kick in the first minute of stoppage time Saturday to preserve a 1-1 draw with the Chicago Fire, who matched a Major League Soccer record with their sixth straight tie.

Saturday's American League Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

AMERICAN LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Mark Buehrle pitched shutout ball into the eighth inning and remained unbeaten this season, leading the Toronto Blue Jays over the Cleveland Indians 5-0 on Saturday.

Saturday's National League Capsules

Games played on April 19, 2014

NATIONAL LEAGUE ROUNDUP: Nationals star Bryce Harper was pulled by first-year manager Matt Williams after failing to run out a grounder in Washington's 4-3 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals on Saturday.

Joplin prepares to open several new safe rooms

Joplin residents will soon be able to seek shelter from storms in safe rooms across the city, school district officials said.

Tease photo

Man who avoided prison overwhelmed by support

A Missouri man who avoided prison because of a clerical error and led a law-abiding life for 13 years said he is overwhelmed by the support he’s received since the story of his incarceration became public.

Tease photo

Murder suspect wants statements thrown out

An attorney for a Springfield man suspected of kidnapping and killing a 10-year-old girl want statements he made to police after his arrest to be suppressed.

Ready for the first step in NBA playoff journey

NBA playoff capsules

A look at the eight first-round series in the NBA playoffs:

Business events scheduled for the coming week

Here are business events scheduled for April 21-25, 2014.

Pepsi franchise to open center in Cape Girardeau

A Pepsi franchise is planning to build a new customer service center in Cape Girardeau that could create 74 jobs.

Police raid LA Times building after threat reports

Police took a man into custody Friday night inside the Los Angeles Times building after it was locked down because of a shooting threat report, the newspaper said.

Providence, RI sues firms over stock trades

Providence, R.I. is suing dozens of Wall Street banks and other financial companies over high-frequency trading.

Pujols nears milestone

With homer No. 497

DETROIT — Albert Pujols is quietly closing in on 500 home runs.