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  • New York prison worker pleads guilty in escape of 2 killers

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker who was "in over her head" with two inmates convicted of murder tearfully pleaded guilty Tuesday to helping them escape as new details emerged of her relationship with the men that included performing ...

  • Magnitude-6.3 quake felt by some in Anchorage, Kodiak

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A magnitude-6.3 earthquake has shaken southern Alaska and was felt by some people in Anchorage and Kodiak. The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake struck near Redoubt Volcano on the Kenai Peninsula, 140 miles southwest of ...

  • Baby giraffe dies at Dallas Zoo in accident

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A baby giraffe whose birth at the Dallas Zoo was viewed live on the Internet worldwide has died in an accident at the zoo. A Dallas Zoo statement says Kipenzi (kih-PEHN'-zee), the 3-month-old giraffe, died about 5:30 ...

  • GOP fundraiser calls for Kirk to drop 2016 bid, backtracks

    2 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — A top Republican fundraiser suggested that Illinois Sen. Mark Kirk should abandon his quest for re-election, but then quickly backtracked. Businessman Ron Gidwitz told Crain's Chicago Business (http://bit.ly/1eydEFG ) Tuesday he didn't believe Kirk could win in ...

  • Former 41-pound fat cat in Texas slims down to 19 pounds

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic. Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down ...

  • 6, including children, hurt by falling tree near kids museum

    4 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a huge tree has fallen near a Southern California children's museum, injuring eight people — including several children — and two victims are in critical condition. The pine tree, which is dozens of feet ...

  • Diner en Blanc: NYC leads world's biggest popup picnic

    4 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Five thousand people dressed in white got together for the world's largest popup picnic — at a Manhattan location that was revealed only at the last moment. Guests for Tuesday's Diner en Blanc (dee-NEH' ahn BLAHN) ...

  • A look at cases where kids are accused of killing kids

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) Police in California are questioning a 15-year-old boy in the death of an 8-year-old neighbor girl who disappeared while riding her new scooter. The case comes shortly after a teenage boy in Utah was charged with luring a girl to ...

  • September target to fully reopen Interstate 10 in California

    5 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) DESERT CENTER, Calif. (AP) — California transportation officials say they'll need to the end of September — and about $5 million — to fully reopen the desert highway where flash flooding washed out a bridge. The state's department of transportation ...

  • Fallin: Daughter's trailer at governor's mansion must go

    5 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin says she was only trying to be a good mother when she let her daughter park a "nice trailer" on the grounds of the governor's mansion. However, Fallin's office said Tuesday the ...

  • Court documents: Injured boy, 7, was monitored by a camera

    7 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) HARDWICK, Mass. (AP) — Newly released court documents say a 7-year-old Massachusetts boy hospitalized after allegedly being abused and isolated by his father had an alarm on his bedroom door and was monitored by a camera his father could access ...

  • Police release photos of movie theater gunman's car

    7 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — Police in the Lafayette, Louisiana, have released photos of a car that a gunman was driving before he opened fire in a movie theater. Lafayette police said in an email Tuesday that they are releasing the ...

  • Police: 1 killed when church bus crashes near Indianapolis

    7 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENFIELD, Ind. (AP) — Indiana State Police say one person was killed when a church bus crashed along Interstate 70 near Indianapolis. Capt. David Bursten says some other people were injured in the Tuesday afternoon crash near Greenfield. He did ...

  • Judge throws out drunken driving charge against lawmaker

    7 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a drunken driving case against state Democratic Rep. Bill Beck on the basis that the police officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull him over. Beck was arrested in April ...

  • Over 600 baby sea turtles get 2nd chance, released in ocean

    7 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — It was a turtle emancipation. Over 600 baby sea turtles got a second chance at life Monday when they were released into the ocean off of Boca Raton by Ft. Lauderdale Coast Guard and local ...

  • Ex-officer pleads not guilty in raid that hurt toddler

    8 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A former Habersham County deputy sheriff has pleaded not guilty to providing false information to get a warrant, which led to a botched raid that critically injured a toddler. Attorney Jeff Brickman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on ...

  • Lottery to be held for regional rail passes for papal visit

    8 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Special rail passes to be used by commuters during Pope Francis' visit to Philadelphia in September will be sold via an online lottery. The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority announced Tuesday a one-day lottery will be held Aug. ...

  • The Latest: Holmes' father testifies to save son's life

    9 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The latest in the sentencing phase of the Colorado theater shooting trial (all times local): 2 p.m. The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes is testifying as the defense tries to persuade jurors to spare ...

  • NY woman accused of helping son kidnap ex-girlfriend, baby

    9 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) ROCKVILLE CENTRE, N.Y. (AP) — A New York woman has been charged along with her son of kidnapping his former girlfriend and their baby and holding them captive for five days. Nassau County police say the kidnapping happened July 20 ...

  • Oklahoma day care closes after reports of sunburned children

    9 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) VINITA, Okla. (AP) — A day care center in northeast Oklahoma has shut its doors after a mother reported her two sons were severely sunburned during an outing to a local splash pad. Department of Human Services spokeswoman Debra Martin ...

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