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  • Man becomes unresponsive, dies in Dallas County jail lobby

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Authorities say a panic-stricken man who dashed into a Dallas County jail lobby shouting that his wife was chasing him to kill him has died after being handcuffed and losing consciousness. Dallas County sheriff's spokesman Raul Reyna ...

  • Firefighter died after being trapped in wind-fueled blaze

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — A firefighter killed by a wildfire in Northern California was exploring for ways to attack it when he became trapped after erratic winds stoked the blaze. Information officer Ken Sandusky says U.S. Forest Service firefighter David ...

  • Snowball case melts; teen sues Detroit district over arrest

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A teenager who was locked up for nearly 40 days in a dispute over a snowball has filed a lawsuit against the Detroit school district after a judge dismissed the criminal case. Dominique Rondeau, now 18, was ...

  • Hastert closes PAC, moves $10,000 to defense fund

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Federal election records indicate that former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert has closed his political action committee and moved $10,000 of the money to his legal defense fund. The Chicago Tribune ( ) reports that Federal Election ...

  • Charity Hospital replacement opens Saturday in New Orleans

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ten years after the levees and floodwalls broke during Hurricane Katrina and flooded New Orleans, the Big Easy finally has a full-scale public hospital again — a new Charity hospital. At 6 a.m. Saturday, the brand ...

  • Feds: Action taken to fix mistakenly awarded work permits

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says problems have been fixed that led to about 2,100 work permits being mistakenly awarded under President Barack Obama's executive immigration action after a federal judge in Texas had put the plan on ...

  • Suicide spike focuses oversight of California women's prison

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A spike in suicides and attempted suicides is prompting corrections officials to step up oversight at a women's prison as inspectors try to pinpoint what is causing women to kill themselves at such a startling rate. ...

  • Man admits beating friend to death with metal dumbbell

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter for beating his friend to death with a metal dumbbell. The Record ( reports that 35-year-old Esteban Castillo, of Paterson, faces up to 15 years ...

  • Oklahoma suburb searching for answers after fatal stabbings

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — More than a week after five members of a family were stabbed to death, neighbors in a quiet Tulsa suburb are still coming to grips with how such brutality could happen here. Some here are ...

  • Families face 10th anniversary of Ohio Marine deaths

    4 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A painful anniversary approaches for family members of 14 Marines killed in one of the most devastating days of the Iraq War. Ten years ago Monday, a roadside bomb blast claimed 11 members Columbus-based Lima (LEE'-muh) Company. ...

  • At least 6 arrests at rally against traffic stop shooting

    8 hours ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — Police say at least six people were arrested during a rally protesting the traffic stop shooting of a black motorist by a white campus officer in Cincinnati. Friday night began with a candlelight vigil organized by the ...

  • Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016

    11 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Driven to "desperation" in 1999, Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided to meet as many people as possible in New Hampshire at town hall meetings. It took months for the strategy to pay dividends, but when ...

  • Trooper in Sandra Bland arrest once warned for conduct

    11 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop was once cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper, according to his personnel ...

  • Firefighter killed, hundreds flee as California blazes burn

    12 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Blazes raging in forests and woodlands across California have taken the life of a firefighter and forced hundreds of people to flee their homes as an army of firefighters continue to battle them from the ...

  • A look at the extreme West Coast weather

    12 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Southern California has been pummeled by heavy rain and hail, while the Pacific Northwest is baking in a triple-digit heat wave. Here's a look at the extreme weather: WHAT HEAT RECORDS WERE BROKEN IN THE PACIFIC ...

  • Firefighter killed battling blaze in California forest

    14 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires burning across California. Forest Service officials said in a press release issued Friday night that ...

  • Today in History

    14 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Saturday, August 1, the 213th day of 2015. There are 152 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 1, 1975, a 35-nation summit in Finland concluded with the signing of a declaration known as ...

  • US Forest Service reports a firefighter has been killed battling 1 of California's wildfires

    14 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — US Forest Service reports a firefighter has been killed battling 1 of California's wildfires.

  • Jail inmate in Arizona pulls eye out of its socket

    17 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket. Sheriff's officials in Pinal County, just southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill, of Scottsdale, was booked ...

  • Honolulu police arrest suspect in assault of state lawmaker

    17 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in a case involving a Hawaii lawmaker who was attacked in a homeless encampment. Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said Friday the suspect is a minor whose ...

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