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  • Letter by man accused of Japan stabbing carried a warning

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) The 26-year-old man accused of carrying out a mass stabbing Tuesday at a Japanese facility for the mentally disabled that left 19 people dead had written a letter in February to parliament's lower house speaker, outlining what was similar to ...

  • Cash for opponent pours in as FL congresswoman struggles

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this week is fertile fundraising ground for one Florida congressional candidate. But Tim Canova isn't even here. Instead, the political novice who wants to unseat Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz is reaping ...

  • Grand jury to meet on students charged in Virginia slaying

    2 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) — A grand jury is preparing to meet to determine whether two former Virginia Tech students should be indicted in the killing of a 13-year-old girl. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in ...

  • Wish granted: Six-year-old boy will be garbage man for a day

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Ethan Dean is living his dream. The six-year-old Rancho Cordova, California boy who suffers from cystic fibrosis will get to be a garbage man for the day thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Just like he's always ...

  • Quotations in the News

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) "Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States." — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaking to delegates on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. ___ "The rapper was upset, someone not being able to ...

  • Mom: Warning didn't keep slain son safe at Florida nightclub

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie White clutches a stack of photos as images of her slain son air on television news accounts of a deadly nightclub shooting in Florida. Her son was one of two teenagers killed early Monday ...

  • Indianapolis officer shot, suspect dead after chase, gunfire

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say one officer was shot and another was injured when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police. Indianapolis Police Chief ...

  • Black-footed ferrets return to where they held out in wild

    3 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago. Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday near Meeteetse (me-TEET'-see). Scientists thought the ...

  • United flight lands safely after landing gear problem

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely at a Colorado airport after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear. Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, tells The ...

  • Home invasion killer to be resentenced to life in prison

    4 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man sentenced to death by lethal injection for the killings of a woman and her two daughters during a 2007 home invasion is expected to be resentenced to life in prison without the ...

  • Today in History

    5 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Tuesday, July 26, the 208th day of 2016. There are 158 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On July 26, 1775, the Continental Congress established a Post Office and appointed Benjamin Franklin ...

  • Carbon monoxide forces hotel evacuation; 2 hospitalized

    7 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WARREN, Mich. (AP) — Two people have been hospitalized and a Detroit-area hotel was evacuated after high carbon monoxide levels were recorded. Warren Mayor James Fouts says a couple visiting the area from Colorado and their pet dog were found ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Tuesday

    7 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday: 1. CLINTON CONVENTION TRIES TO END DEMOCRATIC DISUNITY Hillary Clinton's campaign sought to squelch a political firestorm over hacked emails that deepened dissent ...

  • Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return

    8 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Officials say most evacuees from huge Southern California wildfire will be allowed to return.

  • Indianapolis police officer and suspect shot after chase

    8 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indianapolis police officer has been shot and another officer is injured following an expressway chase. Indianapolis police tweeted Monday evening that the officer who was shot has been taken to a hospital and is being treated ...

  • Prosecutors urge speedy jailing of 2 convicted legislators

    9 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Prosecutors say a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling reversing the conviction of a former Virginia governor is no reason to let two convicted former top New York legislators remain free pending appeal. Federal prosecutors argued in ...

  • Thunderbird pilot steered clear of home before ditching jet

    9 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — An Air Force Thunderbird pilot who ditched his jet moments after flying over the Air Force Academy's commencement ceremony reported engine trouble and told air traffic controllers he was aiming the plane away from a home before ...

  • Top California official's essay, posts lack citations

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An online magazine opinion piece attributed to California's lieutenant governor contains at least one paragraph that largely originally appeared on the website of the National Center for Lesbian Rights. Several of Democratic Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom's ...

  • Man touted as one of biggest drug dealers ever gets 35 years

    9 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A Colombian described as one of history's biggest cocaine dealers has been sentenced to 35 years in prison by a New York judge who calls the scope of his crimes "staggering." Daniel Barrera Barrera is known ...

  • November trial set for cases over North Carolina LGBT law

    9 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A federal court has set a November trial date for dueling lawsuits over a North Carolina law that limits protections for LGBT people. A written order signed Monday by a federal magistrate judge says the trial ...

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