McDowellNews.com: Popular

AP Top U.S. News at 12:44 a.m. EDT

AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days
Under pressure to prevent people from sneaking onto runways and planes at major U.S. airports, authorities are cracking down - not on the intruders who slip through perimeter gates or jump over fences, but on the release of information about the breaches....

Highlights of some perimeter breaches at major US airports
An Associated Press investigation has documented 345 instances in which people hopped over, crawled under, drove cars through or otherwise breached the fences and gates protecting the perimeters of 31 of the nation's busiest airports between January 2004 and mid-February....

Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports
The squeeze began after The Associated Press revealed that intruders hop fences, slip past guardhouses and crash cars through gates at the nation's busiest airports far more often than the public realizes. Since publication of that investigation last spring, the U.S. Transportation Security Administration has clamped down on the release of information about airport perimeter breaches. But using litigation and public records requests, the AP is now able to document 345 breaches dating to 2004 at 31 major U.S. airports, including dozens of previously undisclosed incidents. Due to secrecy, that is still an undercount. Here are some questions and answers on AP's reporting:...

Police: 1 dead, 3 wounded in shooting at NYC concert venue
NEW YORK (AP) -- One person was killed and three others wounded in a shooting inside a concert venue in New York City, where hip-hop artist T.I. was scheduled to perform, police said....

11 states sue over Obama's school transgender directive
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- Texas and 10 other states are suing the Obama administration over its directive to U.S. public schools to let transgender students use the bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity....

Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms
CHAPMAN, Kan. (AP) -- About 20 homes were damaged Wednesday night in a rural area of northern Kansas after a tornado passed through but there were no immediate reports of injuries, the Kansas Highway Patrol said....

Latest: Highway Patrol: 20 homes damaged in Kansas storms
DODGE CITY, Kan. (AP) -- The Latest on severe weather affecting parts of the central U.S. (all times local):...

Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) -- A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright....

Church slaying families accept pursuit of death penalty
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) -- The husband of a woman gunned down at a historic black church in Charleston with eight other people said Wednesday he won't be at peace until the man charged in the slayings is put to death....

Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- A medical marijuana legalization bill has been sent to Ohio Gov. John Kasich in an effort by state lawmakers to offset support for a proposed fall ballot measure....

AP Photo
AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi
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
Highlights of some perimeter breaches at major US airports

Q&A on AP investigation of perimeter security at US airports

AP: Intruders breach US airport fences about every 10 days

Authorities: 20 homes damaged, no injuries in Kansas storms

AP investigation finds an intruder breaches a major US airport perimeter fence, gate every 10 days

Long missing frog, turtle species making return to Yosemite

Tapes: Peterson planned celebration after hit on prosecutor

Officials release identities of skydiving crash victims

Asian stocks mixed amid concerns oil rally unsustainable

Medical marijuana legalization sent to Ohio governor