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  • ZomBee Watch helps scientists track honeybee killer

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) HURLEY, N.Y. (AP) — While scientists have documented cases of tiny flies infesting honeybees, causing the bees to lurch and stagger around like zombies before they die, researchers don't know the scope of the problem. Now they're getting help from ...

  • 6 workers injured in explosion at dam in Washington state

    4 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) MATTAWA, Wash. (AP) — Officials with the Grant Public Utility District say six employees have been injured in an explosion at Priest Rapids Dam on the Columbia River. Utility district spokesman Thomas Stredwick says the employees were injured Thursday afternoon ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Friday

    4 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. TRUE NUMBER OF HAJJ VICTIMS IN SAUDI ARABIA The stampede and crush last month outside the holy city of Mecca killed 1,399 ...

  • California agency allows major expansion of SeaWorld orca tanks but bans captive breeding

    4 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — California agency allows major expansion of SeaWorld orca tanks but bans captive breeding.

  • Man charged with raping fiancee's 12-year-old daughter

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) SHARPSBURG, Ga. (AP) — Police say a man recently released from a Georgia prison has been charged with raping his fiancee's 12-year-old daughter. Multiple news media outlets quoted Col. James Yarbrough as saying Thursday that 29-year-old Shalin Ren Payne threw ...

  • A look at recent payouts in police custody deaths nationwide

    6 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A city in South Carolina approved a $6.5 million settlement Thursday with the family of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer. The North Charleston City Council voted 10-0 ...

  • Delta flight turns back, lands safely after striking bird

    6 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATAC, Wash. (AP) — A Delta Air Lines flight headed from Seattle to Hong Kong on Thursday afternoon has turned back and landed safely after striking a bird, officials with the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport said. The airbus A330 struck a ...

  • City to pay $6.5M settlement to family of man shot by cop

    6 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A city in North Carolina has reached a $6.5 million settlement with the family of an unarmed black man shot to death earlier this year by a white city police officer. The North Charleston City ...

  • City reaches $6.5M settlement with family of unarmed black man killed by white officer

    6 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — City reaches $6.5M settlement with family of unarmed black man killed by white officer.

  • NTSB: Navy will find sunken ship, locate key data recorder

    6 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. safety investigators say the U.S. Navy soon will set out to find the cargo ship sunk in Hurricane Joaquin and locate a data recorder critical to determining why it went down. National Transportation Safety Board ...

  • Sheriff's office withdrawing from accrediting agency

    7 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An embattled Oklahoma sheriff's office is withdrawing from a national law enforcement accreditation agency after its sheriff was indicted by a grand jury last week. Chief Deputy Michelle Robinette told The Associated Press on Thursday the ...

  • NY governor: Denying global warming isn't a survival plan

    7 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Thursday joined government leaders worldwide in signing an agreement to help combat global warming and keep the Earth's average temperature from rising dangerously. The Under Two MOU, a memorandum of ...

  • Request denied to make Bergdahl interrogation public

    7 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — A military court has denied a request to make public documents the Army is using to determine if Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl should face court-martial for leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Defense attorney Eugene Fidell had ...

  • 1 dead in small plane crash near Alaska high school

    7 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska State Troopers say a small plane crashed and caught on fire Thursday near an Alaska high school, killing the pilot. Troopers say 23-year-old Joe Mielke of Big Lake was the only person on board the ...

  • Federal authorities raid rash of illegal Colorado pot grows

    8 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Colorado's high-country chill makes it a tough place to grow marijuana outside. But federal authorities say legalization has emboldened pot growers into planting weed on the state's sparsely populated federal lands, often for shipment to other states. ...

  • Alaska to feel remnants of tropical storm

    8 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The remnants of a tropical storm were expected to bring heavy rains and gusty winds to parts of southeast Alaska on Friday in what is a rare weather event. Remnants of what was Hurricane Oho were ...

  • Iowa lawsuit takes aim at conditions at 'roadside zoos'

    8 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A federal lawsuit against a privately owned zoo in Iowa that houses hundreds of animals, including exotic tigers and lemurs, could provide the first definitive court ruling in the country on how so-called "roadside zoos" ...

  • Police: Teen left court docs about auto theft in stolen car

    9 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an 18-year-old man drove a stolen car to police headquarters to pick up court papers about a previous auto theft he was involved in — documents that were found in yet another stolen ...

  • Ex-Boy Scouts leader sentenced to 20 years for child porn

    9 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A former Boy Scouts leader who distributed child pornography over the Internet has been sentenced in New Jersey to 20 years in prison. Gerrett Conover was sentenced Thursday in Camden. He had pleaded guilty to a ...

  • Judge peppers Arpaio with questions about investigation

    9 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona sheriff squared off in court Thursday with a federal judge who peppered him with tough questions about an allegation that the lawman investigated the jurist in a bid to get him removed from a racial ...

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