- 4 men accused of stealing nearly 1,200 student laptops
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A pair of brothers and two other men have been accused of stealing nearly 1,200 laptops bound for public school students in New Jersey.
- The Latest: NFL commissioner promises 'Deflategate' appeal
NEW YORK (AP) — The latest on a federal judge's decision to overturn the NFL's four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the "Deflategate" scandal (all times Eastern):
- Production of Ovation guitars resuming in Connecticut
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut factory that produced Ovation guitars for nearly a half century before closing last year will be making the renowned instruments once again, thanks to factory employees' efforts.
- Stocks gain; Europe's central bank ready to boost stimulus
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. and global stocks were broadly higher in midday trading Thursday, helped by comments from European Central Bank policymakers, who said they were willing to provide more stimulus to the region's economy, if needed. A rebound in oil prices lifted energy stocks.
- Immigrants, refugees to receive papal blessing in NYC
NEW YORK (AP) — Pope Francis will offer a special blessing to a group of immigrants and refugees during his visit to New York City later this month, highlighting two contentious issues in American politics.
- The Latest: Uncle: Drowned Syrian boys had worn lifejackets
The latest Thursday on the European migrant crisis (all times GMT):
- The Latest: 1 Marine killed, 11 hurt in helicopter incident
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on a helicopter incident that killed one Marine and injured 11 others at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina (all times local):
- Dean Jones, boyish Disney star, dies at 84
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dean Jones, whose boyish good looks and all-American manner made him Disney's favorite young actor for such lighthearted films as "That Darn Cat!" and "The Love Bug," has died of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 84.
- Governor urges nuke plant owners to correct federal concerns
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker is urging the owners of the Pilgrim nuclear plant to take "corrective actions" in response to concerns raised by federal regulators.
- ACLU, Muslim inmates sue over Miami-Dade jail meal policy
MIAMI (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida and four inmates have filed a federal lawsuit challenging Miami-Dade County's refusal to provide religious-based meals to Muslims.
- Car brands plans for Apple CarPlay, Google's Android Auto
A look at two dozen automotive brands and plans for Apple CarPlay and Google's Android Auto:
- Modigliani nude masterpiece could bring $100M at NYC auction
NEW YORK (AP) — A painting of a female nude by Amedeo Modigliani (ah-mah-DAY'-oh moh-deel-YAH'-nee) that caused a scandal nearly a century ago is going on the auction block for the first time.
- Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court
ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — The county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples is set to go before a federal judge Thursday and could be held in contempt.
- ABC Family gets top marks for gay, lesbian inclusiveness
NEW YORK (AP) — The television network that gets the most praise from an advocacy group that monitors content featuring gays, lesbians and transgender people has "family" in its name and targets an audience of teenage girls and young women.
- 'Slave Trade' video game altered after social media backlash
LOS ANGELES (AP) — An educational video game has been edited following a social media backlash over a scene depicting slaves being packed into a ship.