< html > The Associated Press
Bolivar Commercial
 LATEST NEWS
 Top Stories
 U.S.
  Severe Weather
  Bird Flu
 World
  Castro
  Mideast Crisis
  Iraq
 Business
 Personal Finance
 Technology
 Sports
  Sports Columns
  NASCAR
  Baseball
  College Hoops
  NBA
  NHL
  Tennis
  Golf
 Entertainment
 Health
 Science
 Politics
 Washington
 Offbeat
 Podcasts
 Blogs
 Weather
 Raw News
 NEWS SEARCH
 
 Archive Search
 SPECIAL SECTIONS
 Multimedia Gallery
 AP Video Network
 Today
 in History
 Corrections
AP Top U.S. News at 8:59 a.m. EDT

Rowdy Trump protests portend explosive California primary
BURLINGAME, Calif. (AP) -- Hundreds of rowdy protesters broke through barricades and threw eggs at police outside a hotel where Donald Trump addressed the state's Republican convention. Several Trump supporters said they were roughed up but no serious injuries were reported....

San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- San Francisco's police chief said that he has ordered that all officers finish an anti-harassment class within the next month amid a racist texting scandal that has rocked the department already dogged by fatal shootings of unarmed minority suspects....

Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- Victims confronted a former Roman Catholic priest in court Friday as he was sentenced to at least 20 years in prison for sexually abusing students at a Michigan high school in the 1980s....

8 children, 2 tied up in backyard, rescued from Texas home
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- A late-night phone call to police about a crying child led to the discovery of eight children unsupervised at a San Antonio home, including a 2-year-old boy chained in the backyard and a 3-year-old girl tied to a door with a dog leash, authorities said Friday....

Study: US oil field source of global uptick in air pollution
WASHINGTON (AP) -- An oil and natural gas field in the western United States is largely responsible for a global uptick of the air pollutant ethane, according to a new study....

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws
HOUSTON (AP) -- Houston's efforts to use local clean air laws to regulate pollution in the home of the nation's largest petrochemical complex were halted Friday by a Texas Supreme Court ruling in favor of energy and chemical companies that claimed the city had overreached....

Berkshire Hathaway event celebrates what makes firm special
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) -- Berkshire Hathaway's peculiarities are on display again this weekend with tens of thousands of people filling an arena to listen to Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger talk business for hours at the conglomerate's annual meeting....

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb
BOULDER, Colo. (AP) -- A judge sentenced a Colorado woman who cut a baby from a stranger's womb to 100 years in prison, including the maximum penalties for attempted murder and unlawful termination of a pregnancy....

Indigenous dancers compete at North America's largest powwow
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Nearly 3,000 indigenous dancers representing hundreds of tribes from across the United States, Canada and other parts of the world kicked off one of North America's most prominent powwows on Friday....

Olympic weightlifting champion Tommy Kono dies in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) -- Tommy Kono, who took up weightlifting in an internment camp for Japanese-Americans and went on to win two Olympic gold medals for the United States, has died. He was 85....

AP Photo
AP Photo/Eric Risberg
US Video
Interactives
A year after the Gulf oil spill, problems remain
Local governments spent BP money with abandon
Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
A look at extremist attacks on the U.S. government
Gun law changes across the U.S.
A look inside the Statue of Liberty
A look around the Statue of Liberty
A look at Guantanamo's history
Up to the Minute
Jill Biden hosting USS Delaware keel-laying ceremony

AP PHOTOS: A selection of pictures from the past week

Colorado woman gets 100 years for cutting baby from womb

San Francisco chief releases racist texts, orders training

Ex-priest gets 20-40 years in prison for sexual assault

Texas court blocks Houston from using tougher clean-air laws

Parents of boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murder

APNewsBreak: Man shot by police had gunshot residue on hand

Indigenous dancers compete at North America's largest powwow

4 young runaways found sneaking back into Florida facility