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  • Media attorneys: Release Charleston church shooting records

    4 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Media organizations say police records and 911 calls concerning the shooting deaths of nine black churchgoers this summer in Charleston, South Carolina, should be released. Attorneys representing The Associated Press and other media outlets said in ...

  • Image of Asia: Wildfires in Indonesia spread haze

    13 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Joshua Paul, a construction worker lights a cigarette against the hazy skyline in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Wildfires caused by illegal land clearing on Indonesia's Sumatra and Borneo islands often spread choking haze into neighboring countries, and ...

  • Tickets now required to get within 5 blocks of pope's Mass

    20 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Want a close-up view of Pope Francis celebrating Mass in Philadelphia? Three weeks before his visit, planners have announced you'll need a ticket to do so. Organizers say tickets will be required to get within five blocks ...

  • New York City agrees to $450k settlement with former inmate

    42 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials say a $450,000 settlement has been reached in the civil rights lawsuit filed by a former Riker Island inmate who was tied up and beaten by correctional officers. The New York Times ...

  • Officer injured when man tries to escape at jail

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say an officer was injured during an inmate escape attempt and hostage situation at the Sumner County jail. Sheriff Sonny Weatherford tells news outlets the incident happened Wednesday evening as a Westmoreland officer ...

  • FBI has 13 of Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator's guns

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Federal prosecutors say the FBI still possesses more than a dozen guns belonging to Oklahoma City bombing co-conspirator Terry Nichols. Nichols petitioned a federal judge in July, asking that the guns be turned over to his ...

  • Clerk in gay marriage case to appear in federal court

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) — A county clerk in Kentucky who has repeatedly defied court orders by refusing to issue marriage licenses will appear before a federal judge who could hold her in contempt of court. Rowan County clerk Kim Davis ...

  • Man accused of pointing laser at sheriff's helicopter

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) OCALA, Fla. (AP) — A 55-year-old north Florida man is accused of shining a laser light into the cockpit of a Marion County Sheriff's helicopter. Deputies arrested Mark Allen Geoghagan on Wednesday, hours after they say he pointed the light ...

  • French Quarter agency backs removal of White League monument

    1 hour, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A French Quarter commission has voted to remove a 124-year-old obelisk monument dedicated to the White League's brief, and bloody, overthrow of a biracial Reconstruction government after the Civil War. On Wednesday, the Vieux Carre Commission ...

  • Protester arrested amid Baltimore demonstrations released

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — A protester arrested amid demonstrations in downtown Baltimore during a pretrial hearing in the Freddie Gray case has been released. Online court records show that 21-year-old Darius Kwame Rosebrough of Baltimore was released Thursday, a day after ...

  • Father denies using drain cleaner to try and kill daughter

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with trying to kill his sick 7-year-old daughter by poisoning her with drain cleaner has been held on $100,000 bail. Christopher Conley pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Hampshire Superior Court to charges ...

  • Former Austin police officer charged in girlfriend's death

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A former Texas police officer has been extradited from Indonesia and charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of his pregnant girlfriend in Austin. The Austin American-Statesman reports that VonTrey Jamal Clark arrived at an ...

  • 1 Marine killed, 9 hurt in helicopter hard landing

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — One Marine has been killed and 9 others were hurt when a helicopter made a hard landing at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Capt. Ryan Elizabeth Alvis said in a statement that the CH-53E helicopter ...

  • 1 Marine killed, 9 others hurt in helicopter hard landing at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

    2 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — 1 Marine killed, 9 others hurt in helicopter hard landing at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CHAOTIC SCENE AT HUNGARY RAIL STATION AS POLICE LEAVE Hundreds dash into the terminal, but the train operator says there will be ...

  • Officials: King cobra on the loose, escaped home in Orlando

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials in Florida say they're searching for an 8-foot-long king cobra snake that escaped from a home in Orlando. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission spokesman Greg Workman says the snake was reported missing Wednesday ...

  • Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the Pacific

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kevin has formed in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Thursday are near 40 mph (65 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says Kevin is expected to remain a ...

  • Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast

    4 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Kevin forms in the eastern Pacific off Mexico's coast.

  • Bittersweet reward for brothers wrongly imprisoned 30 years

    4 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Receiving $750,000 apiece for wrongful imprisonment is a bittersweet reward for two North Carolina brothers who suffered an emotional and physical toll from their three decades of incarceration. Henry McCollum says he's happy to be free ...

  • Illinois community mourns slain police officer, 'G.I. Joe'

    4 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) FOX LAKE, Ill. (AP) — Charles Joseph Gliniewicz was on the brink of retiring after a 30-year career in law enforcement. At 52, the tattooed police officer with a shaved head could still be tough and intimidating if the job ...

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