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September 1, 2015

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  • California beach reopened after shark spotted 2 days in row

    10 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — The coast seems to be clear after shark sightings Saturday and Sunday along the San Diego coastline. San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson said no sharks were seen Monday after kayakers saw a hammerhead shark twice ...

  • A look at the slaying of suburban Houston sheriff's deputy

    10 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — Shannon J. Miles is charged with fatally shooting a suburban Houston sheriff's deputy in an attack the sheriff said was possibly fueled by rising tensions linked to the Black Lives Matter movement. A guide to key aspects ...

  • Ohio Gov. Kasich opposes changing name of Mount McKinley

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich disagrees with President Barack Obama's decision to rename Mount McKinley as Denali, the name used by native Alaskans. Alaska's governor and congressional delegation have praised the long-sought change, which was announced Sunday. ...

  • Sex registry questioned after prep school grad's conviction

    10 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire prep school graduate convicted of having sexual contact with a 15-year-old classmate as part of a game of sexual conquest must register as a sex offender for life, a punishment his lawyer likens ...

  • 'Pigs in a blanket' chant at Minnesota Fair riles police

    10 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — An organizer behind the Black Lives Matter weekend march outside the Minnesota State Fair stood by the group's chant to fry police "like bacon," saying Monday that law enforcement officials are cherry-picking a 30-second chant ...

  • Lawmakers discuss impeaching NM official accused of fraud

    10 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Leaders in the New Mexico House of Representatives are taking aim at the state's top elections official after allegations of fraud, embezzlement and money laundering were leveled against her. House Democrats said Monday they want ...

  • Reckoning nears for clerk resisting same-sex marriage ruling

    10 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) MOREHEAD, Ky. (AP) — A court-imposed stay has expired for a Kentucky county clerk who defied a judge's order to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Unless the nation's highest court intervenes on her behalf, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Tuesday ...

  • US Supreme Court: Ex-Virginia gov to remain free for now

    11 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell will not have to go to prison while the U.S. Supreme Court considers whether to consider his appeal of his public corruption convictions. The court on Monday overruled a lower court's ...

  • US Supreme Court says ex-Virginia governor can stay out of prison while he appeals convictions

    11 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — US Supreme Court says ex-Virginia governor can stay out of prison while he appeals convictions.

  • Murder charge dropped against Irish nanny in girl's death

    12 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped a murder charge against an Irish nanny charged with killing a 1-year-old girl after a state medical examiner reversed an earlier decision that the death was a homicide. Aisling Brady McCarthy was charged with ...

  • The Latest: Hometown crowd gathers to honor slain cameraman

    12 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — The latest on Salem High School opening its doors to the community to commemorate the life of alumnus Adam Ward, the 27-year-old cameraman for a Roanoke television station who was slain on live TV last week ...

  • Probe: Michigan lawmakers engaged in dishonest cover-up

    13 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) LANSING, Mich. (AP) — An investigation of Michigan lawmakers who had an extramarital affair alleges numerous instances of deceptive and "outright dishonest" conduct to cover it up. The House Business Office report accuses Republican Reps. Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat ...

  • Ohio man who bit off part of wife's lover's ear is sentenced

    13 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who bit off part of his wife's lover's ear after finding them in bed together has been sentenced to six months in a correctional treatment center. Forty-year-old Virgil Bates III, of Toledo, must ...

  • Injunction against federal water rule may expand

    13 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A federal judge in North Dakota is allowing arguments over the scope of his injunction blocking a new rule that would give the federal government jurisdiction over some smaller waterways. U.S. District Judge Ralph Erickson in ...

  • Man pleads not guilty to tossing firecrackers at synagogue

    13 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he threw lit firecrackers outside a synagogue while shouting "Allahu akbar." ( ) reports 21-year-old Rizek Musheisen, of Clifton, entered the plea Monday ...

  • Rain and rising humidity help firefighters in West

    13 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Rain and cooler temperatures Monday helped firefighters battling a series of big blazes in north-central Washington and other states in the West. In Washington, the North Star Complex of wildfires stood at 313 square miles and ...

  • Murder charge filed against Oklahoma politician's son

    14 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Prosecutors have filed a first-degree murder charge against a man accused in the fatal stabbing of his father, Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Mark Costello. Oklahoma County District Attorney David Prater filed the charge Monday against 26-year-old Christian ...

  • 2 climbers die in fall in Wyoming's Wind River Range

    14 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A climbing accident has killed two men in Wyoming's Wind River Range, marking the second double climbing fatality in the state in a week. Fremont County Undersheriff Ryan D. Lee says another nearby climber saw the ...

  • Man admits stabbing son to death during fight over eviction

    14 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has pleaded guilty to stabbing his son to death for trying to evict him for stealing money for drugs. Fifty-three-year-old Kevin Golec entered the plea Monday in Akron before his trial on aggravated ...

  • Hurricane Ignacio rapidly weakens, moves away from Hawaii

    14 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hurricane Ignacio is rapidly weakening and has moved farther away from the Hawaiian Islands, allowing forecasters to lift the tropical storm watches for the state. As of Monday morning, Ignacio was about 460 miles east of ...

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