A quick read of what's happening in our world gleaned from the Associated Press
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A woman who worked for five years as a nurse at an Arkansas elementary school never actually had a license, authorities said Friday.
WASHINGTON (AP) - In a rare move, the Obama administration acknowledged Friday that the government's surveillance efforts have exceeded legal limits on at least one occasion.
In "The Dark Knight Rises," a masked villain leads a murderous crew into a packed football stadium and wages an attack involving guns and explosives. It's just one of the more haunting scenes in what was one of the most anticipated movies in years.
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NEW YORK (AP) - The movie industry grappled Friday with the deadly Colorado shooting at a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," as one of the most anticipated films in years became enmeshed with a massacre.
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) - The scene was shocking - 185 Chihuahuas were being kept at a home in northeastern Pennsylvania. The corpses of 30 more were packed in a freezer.
SAN ANTONIO (AP) - An Air Force instructor implicated in a sweeping sex scandal at one of the nation's busiest military training bases was convicted in military court Friday of raping one female recruit and sexually assaulting several others.
DENVER (AP) - James Eagen Holmes came from a well-tended San Diego enclave of two-story homes with red-tiled roofs, where neighbors recall him as a clean-cut, studious young man of sparing words.
AURORA, Colo. (AP) - As the new Batman movie played on the screen, a gunman dressed in black and wearing a helmet, body armor and a gas mask stepped through a side door. At first he was just a silhouette, taken by some in the audience for a stunt that was part of one of the summer's most highly anticipated films.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Movie giant AMC Theatres says it won't be allowing people to wear costumes or face-covering masks into its theaters after a shooting in Colorado that killed at least 12 people and injured dozens more.
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NEW TRIPOLI, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania woman allegedly changed her children's grades after logging into a school computer system using passwords obtained when she worked for the district.
TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - A 4-year-old girl who went through two years of cancer treatments isn't being allowed to go on a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World because her father said she's in remission and the trips should go to children who are sicker than his daughter.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Most of America's young adults are single, don't go to church and while half say they have no loyalty to a political party, when pushed they tend to swing further left politically than those before them.
KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) - When a Michigan boy told his mother he didn't want an 11th birthday party because he had no friends to invite, she created a Facebook page to ask for well-wishes - and the response was overwhelming.
RENO, Nev. (AP) - A rural Nevada sheriff's deputy is accused of stopping travelers on a lonely stretch of U.S. Interstate 80 and confiscating tens of thousands of dollars for the county without bringing charges, according to two federal lawsuits.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A New Mexico judge has issued a $3.2 million judgment against Wells Fargo & Co. for foreclosing on a man's home after his death, even though he had a purchased an insurance policy through the bank that would have paid the remaining balance on his mortgage.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) - A judge Friday questioned the viability of a prosecution against a man accused of conspiring to illegally build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers on a no-bid contract, ostensibly for the Navy's elite SEAL Team 6.
DETROIT (AP) - A Detroit police officer is accused of raping a woman who had called 911 to report being assaulted by her boyfriend.
As I write this, the president and Congress are once again playing games with Social Security. In the ongoing negotiations over the federal budget, Social Security is being used as a political football, with each side blaming the other for lack of progress in getting near the end zone of any kind of meaningful reform of the retirement program.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Brutal winter weather snarled traffic, canceled flights and cut power to homes and factories in February. Yet it didn't faze U.S. employers, who added 175,000 jobs, far more than the two previous months.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Visa and MasterCard want banks and retailers to work together on securing customer data and stop blaming each other after a massive data breach during the holiday season.
NEW YORK (AP) - Samsung on Friday unveiled a new free music service for its phones that it touts as a significant improvement from the apps already on the market.
CONROE, Texas (AP) - In the years that followed the 1998 attack that horribly burned her then-8-year-old son, Colleen Middleton felt fear and frustration over the possibility that the person she believed was responsible would never be taken to trial.
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) - The body of a woman whom neighbors say they last saw several years ago was found in a sport utility vehicle parked in the garage of a foreclosed home northwest of Detroit.
NEW YORK (AP) - America's top doll, Barbie, finds herself in controversy once again, this time over a business partnership between her manufacturer, Mattel, and the Girl Scouts.
WASHINGTON (AP) - Issuing a last call for health care, President Barack Obama assured Latinos on Thursday that signing up for new insurance exchanges won't lead to deportation for any relatives in the U.S. illegally.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The California Highway Patrol's fleet of airplanes and helicopters may be getting old, but state lawmakers should not fund the purchase of replacements until the state police force justifies why it needs 26 new aircraft, according to the independent Legislative Analyst's Office.