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  • Hurricane Andres strengthens far off coast of Mexico

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Andres is getting a little stronger as it spins far off the coast of Mexico. The first named storm of the eastern Pacific hurricane season poses no threat to land. Andres had maximum sustained winds of ...

  • Quotations in the News

    4 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) "Justice was not served today. Cody Devine did not deserve to die for being in the wrong place at the wrong time." — The Rev. Howard Dotson after Wayne Burgarello was acquitted of murder in Nevada in the latest case ...

  • Latest on flooding: More rain in the forecast for Texas

    6 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) 1 a.m. (CDT) Flood concerns are lingering in Texas, with more storms in the forecast. At least 28 people have been killed in storms that began pummeling Texas and Oklahoma over Memorial Day weekend. Twenty-four of the deaths have been ...

  • Volunteers search for missing after Central Texas flood

    6 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) WIMBERLEY, Texas (AP) — A handful of volunteers trudged along the muddy and brush-filled banks of the Blanco River in Central Texas, searching for a group of people still missing days after the vacation house where they were staying was ...

  • Sharpton tells Cleveland to stay peaceful, keep fighting

    9 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed Cleveland church that they must stay peaceful as they continue their fight for justice in the wake of police shootings. Sharpton's appearance Friday night at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church ...

  • Prosecutor: Ohio officer's acquittal

    10 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two suspects, and he wants an appeals court to ...

  • Shooting death is Baltimore's 39th homicide in May

    11 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot in the western part of the city, continuing the month's spike in homicides. Sgt. Jarron Jackson said in an email Friday that officers on patrol found a 19-year-old man ...

  • Governor: Nebraska to proceed with executions of 10 inmates

    12 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says lawmakers' repeal of the death penalty won't stop his administration from proceeding with executions of 10 people already sentenced to death. Ricketts said Friday that he doesn't plan to cancel ...

  • Fire department: Hawaii man impaled, killed by fish's bill

    12 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii fire officials say a man is dead after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a large fish. West Hawaii Acting Battalion Chief John Whitman says witnesses reported that a man in his 40s jumped ...

  • 2 hurt in French Quarter shooting; tourists, workers rattled

    12 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An afternoon shooting in New Orleans' busy French Quarter left two people injured and rattled both merchants and tourists. Police spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said the two adult male victims are believed to have been in ...

  • Christie kicks off summer season with visit to the shore

    13 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BELMAR, N.J. (AP) — Seven months after he told a heckler in Belmar to "sit down and shut up" at a press conference marking the anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie struck a softer tone Friday as ...

  • Bill allowing open carry of handguns clears Legislature

    13 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas lawmakers have approved licensed open carry of handguns on the streets of the nation's second-most populous state. The bill cleared the Legislature late Friday. It now heads to Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who is expected ...

  • California panel mandates low-water lawns on new buildings

    13 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are limiting how much water can be used to irrigate lawns on new buildings. The state Building Standards Commission voted unanimously Friday to reduce the amount of water that can be used on such ...

  • Andres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific; still no threat to land

    13 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Andres becomes first hurricane of year in eastern Pacific; still no threat to land.

  • Teacher accused of allowing students to have sex in closet

    14 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) — Metro Atlanta school officials have voted to fire a teacher accused of letting students have sex in a storage closet in his classroom. DeKalb County schools officials said Friday that the officials voted to affirm ...

  • Navy, Coast Guard investigate Arizona Memorial dock mishap

    15 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial's dock is sending investigators to Hawaii to probe what happened. Military Sealift Command spokesman Tom Van Leunen said in an ...

  • Police: Former youngest death-row inmate left suicide note

    16 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say a woman who was once the nation's youngest death row inmate left a suicide note that described her struggle to survive outside the prison walls that were her home for nearly 30 years. Lt. ...

  • Utah woman to serve at least 49 years in newborn deaths

    16 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman convicted of killing six of her newborns and hiding their bodies in her garage will serve 49 years in prison before her first parole hearing. Utah Board of Pardons and Parole spokesman ...

  • Canadian diplomat's son in court in drug-related killings

    16 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A senior Canadian diplomat has testified that a son charged in a fatal drug-related shootout was never in trouble and was strongly influenced by his older brother, who was slain. Roxanne Dube, Canada's consul general in Miami, ...

  • Officials say those Boston snow piles are even more vile

    16 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — It's disgusting enough to put you off snow cones for the rest of the summer. A Boston public works official says the towering piles of filthy snow left over from the city's record-setting winter are even more ...

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