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  • Ferry collision in New Jersey injures 17 passengers

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials say 17 passengers suffered mostly minor injuries when a privately-operated ferry struck a dock in New Jersey across from Manhattan. Jersey City spokeswoman Jennifer Morrill says the NY Waterway ferry made a hard landing ...

  • Shooting at Texas apartment complex leaves at least 4 dead

    1 hour, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BASTROP, Texas (AP) — At least four adults were found dead after a gunman opened fire on Saturday evening at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas, police said. Bastrop County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Adams quoted officers at the apartment ...

  • Ex-Lebanon hostage Thomas Sutherland dies in Colorado

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Thomas Sutherland, who was held captive in Lebanon for more than six years until he was freed and returned home to become professor emeritus at Colorado State University, has died. According to Colorado State University, ...

  • 5 dead in Texas apartment complex shooting including suspect

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BASTROP, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the shooting in Bastrop, Texas: (all times local): 7:30 p.m. The suspect in the fatal shooting of four adults in Bastrop, Texas is dead. Bastrop County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Dawn Adams quotes officers ...

  • 4 adults found dead after shooting in Texas

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) BASTROP, Texas (AP) — Four adults have been found dead following a shooting at an apartment complex in Bastrop, Texas. Dawn Adams, spokeswoman for the Bastrop County Sheriff's office says in addition to the fatalities, one child has been taken ...

  • Chicago police say Uber driver a felon with handgun, drugs

    5 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police say an Uber driver they pulled over is a convicted felon and had an illegal gun and marijuana while driving a passenger. The department said officers arrested 41-year-old Chad Pilcher Friday. He's charged with unlawful ...

  • Woman drove for days in Alaska with husband's body in casket

    5 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KETCHIKAN, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska woman who drove her husband's body on a days-long traveling wake and used ice from local canneries to keep him cold is not accused of breaking any laws. Officers responded to a call last ...

  • Internal reviews underway for officers in police death case

    5 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Three Baltimore police officers cleared of criminal charges in the death of Freddie Gray now face internal administrative reviews. The Baltimore Sun reports that (http://bsun.md/2aos66E ) Montgomery County police are leading investigations to determine whether Lt. Brian ...

  • Effort to abolish superdelegates fails at DNC rules meeting

    6 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An effort to fully eliminate superdelegates in future elections failed at a meeting of the Democratic National Convention rules committee Saturday. At the gathering in a Philadelphia conference room, a delegate for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders offered ...

  • Excessive heat warning issued as Democratic convention nears

    7 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's extra sunny in Philadelphia, just in time for the Democratic National Convention. Officials are warning residents and visitors to take precautions as hot and humid weather settles over the city. The National Weather Service issued an ...

  • Tentative deal in New Jersey police shooting of black man

    8 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The family of a black man killed by police in southern New Jersey in 2014 has reached a tentative settlement in its federal lawsuit. Details were filed Friday and must be approved by a judge. Thirty-six-year-old ...

  • Mourners gather for funeral of slain Kansas police captain

    9 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered for the funeral for a Kansas City, Kansas, police captain shot to death on duty. Kansas City, Kansas, police Capt. Robert Melton was fatally shot Tuesday by a suspect fleeing law ...

  • North Charleston sells land after police shooting settlement

    9 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — North Charleston is selling some city land to help offset the cost of a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot and killed by a white city police officer. Mayor ...

  • 48 people escape bus fire on interstate near Mall of Georgia

    9 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) BUFORD, Ga. (AP) — Some 48 people were uninjured after a charter bus erupted into flames on an interstate near the Mall of Georgia. Gwinnett Fire spokesman Capt. Tommy Rutledge says the fire started near the engine compartment toward the ...

  • Prosecutor: No charges in North Carolina traffic stop death

    9 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WENTWORTH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two sheriff's deputies in the death of a man killed in front of his family. Rockingham County District Attorney Craig Blitzer said Friday that the ...

  • The Latest: Crowds arriving ahead of Garafola's services

    9 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on the funeral for Brad Garafola, one of three law enforcement officers shot and killed in Baton Rouge (all times local): 12 p.m. People began arriving hours ahead of a funeral for a ...

  • 12-year-old boy dies after hiking in extreme heat in Phoenix

    9 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — A 12-year-old boy has died after he was out hiking in north Phoenix amid triple-digit temperatures. Phoenix police say the boy was hiking with an adult male Friday afternoon in the Sonoran Desert Preserve when he became ...

  • Police: Detroit-area man held, said he wanted to kill cops

    10 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTER LINE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say they seized a dozen rifles and six handguns from the home of a suburban Detroit man who allegedly mentioned during a mental health group discussion that he wanted to kill police officers. Warren ...

  • Some of the most recent deadly attacks claimed by IS

    10 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) In the deadliest attack to hit the Afghan capital since 2001, a suicide bomber targeted a crowd of demonstrators in Kabul on Saturday, killing at least 83 people and wounding another 231. The attack was later claimed by the Islamic ...

  • Conservationists hope to bring beloved bird back

    11 hours ago

    (AP) WINDHAM, Maine (AP) — The common loon's haunting wail that pierced the dusk on Massachusetts lakes disappeared long ago. Today, the birds number fewer than 50 pairs in the Bay State and conservationists are hoping to rebuild their population, starting ...

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