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Second wave of milder flu hitting Northeast

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A second, milder wave of flu is hitting the Northeast.

The nation's weather

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Weather Underground midday recap for Friday, April 18, 2014

Colorado deaths stoke worries about pot edibles

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony. A husband with no history of violence is accused of shooting his wife in the head, possibly after eating pot-infused candy.

Autopsy: Border Patrol agent shot man twice

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

An autopsy report says a Mexican man who was killed by a Border Patrol agent near San Diego was shot twice in the chest after allegedly pelting the agent with rocks.

Lawyer: 'X-Men' director not in Hawaii in mid-1999

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A lawyer for "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Friday that credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules from the first movie in the comic book series show that Singer wasn't in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old on the islands.

Woman finds body while hunting for Easter eggs

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

A Tennessee woman says she made a grisly discovery while hunting for Easter eggs in her back yard with her 3-year-old son: a dead body.

Year after blast, Texas town ponders new plant

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Leaders in a Central Texas town devastated last year by a deadly fertilizer plant explosion are contemplating building a new one, calling it a crucial step in West's economic recovery.

Feds quietly toughen standards for immigrant asylum seekers

| |Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Federal officials have quietly introduced new guidelines that make it tougher for asylum seekers to get their cases heard before judges.

AP National News Calendar

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Eds: Major scheduled events for the week of April 20-26. Note that many events are subject to change at the last minute.

California farmers to get more water

|Friday, Apr. 18, 2014

Drought-stricken California farmers and cities are set to get more water as state and federal officials ease water cutbacks due to recent rain and snow, officials announced on Friday.