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AP Top U.S. News At 11:39 p.m. EST

APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) -- The FBI on Thursday added a former taxi driver from northern Virginia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he was a recruiter for the al-Shabab terror group in Somalia....

Some doctors won't see patients with anti-vaccine views
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- With California gripped by a measles outbreak, Dr. Charles Goodman posted a clear notice in his waiting room and on Facebook: His practice will no longer see children whose parents won't get them vaccinated....

Lawyer says Suge Knight was behind wheel in deadly crash
COMPTON, Calif. (AP) -- A lawyer for Marion "Suge" Knight says the Death Row Records founder was driving a vehicle that struck two men, killing one, in Compton, California....

Yellowstone oil spills fuel arguments over Keystone line
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) -- Oil pipeline accidents have become increasingly frequent in the U.S. as Congress presses the Obama administration to approve the Keystone XL pipeline - a project that would pass near the spot where 30,000 gallons of crude spilled into Montana's Yellowstone River earlier this month....

Balloon crew surpasses distance record in Pacific flight
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- Two pilots soaring over the Pacific Ocean made history Thursday, first matching and then surpassing the 5,209-mile (8,383-kilometer) official world distance record for human flight in a gas balloon....

Ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez goes on trial on murder charges
FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) -- With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez went on trial on murder charges Thursday, watching from the defense table as prosecutors said DNA on a shell casing and security-camera video from his own home connect him to the crime....

Poll shows giant gap between what public, scientists think
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The American public and U.S. scientists are light-years apart on science issues. And 98 percent of surveyed scientists say it's a problem that we don't know what they're talking about....

Forcibly shaven, Fort Hood gunman wants to keep top lawyer
FORT LEAVENWORTH, Kansas (AP) -- The gunman who killed 13 people at a Texas military base in 2009 appeared in court Thursday without the beard he had fought to keep, and said he wanted to keep his lead appeals lawyer. Any change of counsel could complicate an already delayed review process....

Feds: Treasure hunter eluded police with cash, tradecraft
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) -- A deep-sea treasure hunter who vanished during a court fight over his $50 million haul of gold bars and coins eluded capture by hiding in a two-room hotel suite under a fake name, paying for everything in cash and keeping a low-profile, authorities said Thursday....

Rod McKuen, mega-selling poet and performer, dies at 81
NEW YORK (AP) -- Rod McKuen, the husky-voiced "King of Kitsch" whose avalanche of music, verse and spoken-word recordings in the 1960s and '70s overwhelmed critical mockery and made him an Oscar-nominated songwriter and one of the best-selling poets in history, has died. He was 81....

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Civil War celebrations stir controversy
States' attempts to resist health care reform
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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
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APNewsBreak: Suspected terrorist brother of no-fly-list man

Former soldier charged with stealing $250,000 in benefits

1 of 4 remaining World War II Doolittle Raiders dies at 94

Texas executes man for 1996 strangling, beating death

California meets judges' prison crowding goal 1 year early

Minnesota man pleads guilty in Gambia coup attempt

John Kerry fined $50 for failing to shovel snow outside home

Regulators issue final volumes in Nevada nuclear dump report