2nd lost hiker rescued from Calif. forest

RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — A sheriff’s rescue team followed the sounds of a screaming female voice Thursday to an almost vertical canyon wall where they found a teenager clinging to a rocky outcropping after going missing…

Finals Watch: AP Coach, player of the year

ATLANTA (AP) — Michigan guard Trey Burke has been named The Associated Press’ college basketball player of the year, and Miami’s Jim Larranaga has been named the AP’s coach of the year. Burke wasn’t able to attend the…

Obama raises California cash for Democrats

ATHERTON, Calif. (AP) — Making a down payment on his vow to go all in for Democrats in 2014, President Barack Obama courted well-heeled donors in California on a two-day fundraising jaunt that required him to walk a…

Finals Watch: Presidential parting shot

ATLANTA (AP) — Presidential parting shot The formal question-and-answer portion of his news conference had just ended when NCAA president Mark Emmert looked at a reporter and said “I know you’re disappointed, but I’m still here.” It was…

Colorado governor orders audit of inmate records

DENVER (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper on Thursday announced an audit to ensure the state’s prisoners are serving their correct sentences, two weeks after a parolee who was mistakenly released four years early was identified as a suspect…

Finals Watch: Small schools

ATLANTA (AP) — Small schools share big stage The Final Four isn’t the only big game in town. Hello, Metro State. Hello, Drury. We’re talking about you. And how about a shout-out for Mary Hardin-Baylor and Amherst? For…

NM warns treasure hunters: Finders are not keepers

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A collection of gold and jewels that a Santa Fe antiquities collector says he stashed in the mountains north of Santa Fe has generated so much interest from amateur treasure hunters that some have…

Famed movie critic Roger Ebert dies at age 70

CHICAGO (AP) — Roger Ebert, the most famous and most popular film reviewer of his time who became the first journalist to win a Pulitzer Prize for movie criticism and, on his long-running TV program, wielded the nation’s…

Aid groups: US should send cash, not food, abroad

WASHINGTON (AP) — After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, former President Bill Clinton apologized for long championing food aid policies that helped Arkansas rice growers but made it harder for the impoverished country to grow its own crop.…

Man charged with murder in Fort Knox shooting

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) — A Fort Knox soldier wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a civilian employee has been apprehended in Tennessee. A statement from the Army’s criminal investigations division says the soldier is a…

Stocks move higher on Wall Street; Best Buy soars

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks edged higher on Wall Street as investors took advantage of a slump Wednesday to get back into the market. The Dow Jones industrial average was up 35 points, or 0.2 percent, to 14,585…

Chicago nightclub stampede ruling overturned

CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois’ Supreme Court has overturned a ruling that dismissed guilty verdicts against the owners of a Chicago nightclub where 21 patrons were crushed to death in a stampede. The 2003 stampede occurred in a staircase…

Ex-Fla. lieutenant gov talks about resignation

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Former Florida Lt. Gov. Jennifer Carroll says she resigned immediately after law enforcement agents questioned her about a purported veterans charity and an alleged gambling ring. Carroll says she did nothing wrong but agreed…

Students: Censure NY college prof for rape blog

A University of Rochester professor’s hypothetical question about whether the rape of an unconscious person should be illegal has led to demands he be censured or fired. Professor Steven Landsburg’s blog post followed the conviction last month of…

DA, wife mourned; search for killers continues

MESQUITE, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a slain prosecutor and his wife were aware of the dangers of his job but his determination to “do right” by people wasn’t diminished. Perry was among those who…

Cornell wrestler charged with raping woman

ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — A Cornell University wrestler accused of raping another student as she slept was arrested after the victim’s companion snapped pictures of the young man lying on the bed, pants partway down, and then looked…

MF Global trustee criticizes Corzine, execs

WASHINGTON (AP) — A trustee overseeing MF Global says a risky trading strategy and “negligent conduct” by former CEO Jon Corzine and his top managers contributed to the brokerage firm’s collapse in late 2011. A report issued Thursday…

Arias judge denies motion to sequester jurors

PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in Jodi Arias’ murder case on Thursday denied a defense motion to order jurors sequestered for the remainder of the trial during a bizarre week when one panelist was removed and videos emerged…

Mom frantic as she tries to revive Russian adoptee

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The recording of a 911 call reveals a mother sounding frantic and crying as she tries to revive her dying 3-year-old adopted Russian son while EMS personnel race to her rural West Texas home.…

PROMISES, PROMISES: Obama’s IOUs start coming due

WASHINGTON (AP) — Presidential campaigns are long in the making, quick to be forgotten. But one part of them lives on for years: the victor’s promises. President Barack Obama paved his path to re-election with fewer promises than…

Facebook moves to home screens of Android phones

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) — Facebook is unveiling a new experience for Android phones. The idea behind the new Home service is to bring content right to you, on the phone’s home screen, rather than require you to…

State board pursues case against Bay Bridge pilot

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A state board voted Thursday to pursue the license revocation or suspension of the pilot of an empty oil tanker that sideswiped the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in January. The California Board of Pilot…