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September 4, 2015

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  • Missing comma means certain records are off-limits

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the end, the Tennessee Attorney General says the argument all comes down to the lack of a comma. The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1N7oFeI ) reports that Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an Aug. 25 opinion that says ...

  • Graffiti comes of age as elderly Portuguese try urban art

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) COVILHA, Portugal (AP) — Some are hard of hearing or don't see well, others complain about stiff joints, one is 101 years old. All have become graffiti artists under a project to energize Portugal's elderly. Learning how to paint graffiti ...

  • Custody battle waged over San Francisco Bay Bridge chicken

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Three people are claiming ownership of the small brown chicken that fouled up rush-hour traffic in the San Francisco Bay Area earlier this week. The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bayareane.ws/1QdD8Wx ) Friday that the Oakland Animal Shelter ...

  • Immigration officials take Kings' Slava Voynov into custody

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Kings' Slava Voynov has been taken into custody by U.S. immigration officials, two months after pleading no contest to a domestic violence charge. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1VClVsY ) the Russian citizen ...

  • Small plane crashes on New Jersey rec field; 2 aboard hurt

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) CRESSKILL, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a small plane has crashed on a recreation field in New Jersey just hours before kids' sports practices were set to begin, injuring the two people aboard. The crash involving the single-engine 1978 Cessna ...

  • All NYC inmates ages 18 to 21 to be housed in single jail

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City jail officials plan to revamp the way more than 1,000 notoriously hard-to-manage young adult inmates ages 18 to 21 are housed at the Rikers Island complex. Jails Commissioner Joseph Ponte (pahnt) tells The ...

  • Las Vegas police officer shot with high-powered firearm

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are searching for a man after a Las Vegas police officer was shot in the leg with a high-powered firearm. Police say two officers were responding to a prowler call in western Las Vegas about ...

  • US stocks open lower as investors consider job numbers

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks opened lower Friday after a mixed U.S. jobs report left investors uncertain about the outlook for the Federal Reserve's interest rate policy. The report showed that the U.S. unemployment rate fell to a seven-year ...

  • Chinese energy firm acquires majority stake in Slavia Prague

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) PRAGUE (AP) — Slavia Prague says CEFC China Energy Company has acquired a majority 59.97 percent stake in the oldest Czech football club. Slavia, in financial trouble in recent years, says the change is meant to ensure a quick financial ...

  • Court calls man's prison term of up to 216 years 'excessive'

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has overturned a drug dealer's prison sentence of up to 216 years, calling it "excessive." A Blair County senior judge had imposed the 104 1/2- to 216-year sentence four years ago on ...

  • 4 men plead guilty in major London jewel heist over Easter

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Four men have pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a major jewel heist in London's Hatton Garden diamond district over the Easter weekend. The theft had fascinated Britain after it was discovered the thieves had entered a vault ...

  • The Latest on a Marine helicopter accident that killed 1

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The latest on a Marine helicopter crash that happened earlier this week in North Carolina: ___ 9:30 a.m. The Marines say that a member of the Corps killed during a helicopter ropes training exercise was ...

  • Diesel fuel spilled into stream on Hilton Head Island

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Environmental officials are investigating a diesel fuel spill at a marina on Hilton Head Island. The Island Packet of Hilton Head reported (http://bit.ly/1N7tDbz) that about 50 gallons of diesel fuel leaked into Broad Creek. ...

  • NYC exhibit highlights transit response to 9/11, superstorm

    3 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming exhibit highlights the critical role of New York City transit workers during natural and man-made disasters, including 9/11 and Superstorm Sandy. "Bringing Back the City: Mass Transit Responds to Crisis" opens Sept. 30 at ...

  • Frozen meat, chain saw taken during Michigan break-in

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say frozen meat and a chain saw were the only things taken during a break-in a home in Michigan. The Ann Arbor News reports (http://bit.ly/1LPfq1k ) deputies with the Washtenaw County sheriff's department were ...

  • Timber business booming throughout northeast Florida

    4 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) LIVE OAK, Fla. (AP) — The demand for pine, pulp and other timber products is on the rise and that is good sign for much of north Florida and for other timber-producing regions of the southeastern United States. Dozens of ...

  • Friday's Sports Scoreboard

    4 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern Interleague Philadelphia vs Boston, 7:10 p.m. American League Tampa Bay vs N.Y. Yankees, 7:05 p.m. Baltimore vs Toronto, 7:07 p.m. Cleveland vs Detroit, 7:08 p.m. Chicago White Sox vs Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Minnesota vs Houston, 8:10 ...

  • Judge hearing bid to release Detroit drug dealer from prison

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A major Detroit-area drug trafficker known as "White Boy Rick" who has spent nearly 30 years in prison for crimes going back to his teen years is expected to face a judge reconsidering his life sentence. Forty-six-year-old ...

  • Prosecutor begins probe of Newport News police shooting

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — The prosecutor's office in Newport News, Virginia, has begun investigating a fatal shooting by a city police officer. Media outlets report that the Newport News Police Department has completed its criminal investigation of the July ...

  • Dr. Beach gives extra credit for no smoking beaches in 2016

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — After 25 years of ranking beaches, the professor known as "Dr. Beach" is starting his list of best beaches over from scratch in 2016. And he'll be giving extra credit to beaches that ban smoking. Professor Stephen ...

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