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  • Union denounces release of officer names in police shootings

    17 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The union representing Philadelphia police officers is challenging the department's decision to make public the names of officers in police-involved shootings. Lodge 5 of the Fraternal Order of Police filed an unfair labor practice complaint Wednesday with ...

  • Slain woman's parents focused on healing, not 'sanctuary'

    17 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The parents of a woman killed at a San Francisco pier say they're focused on healing and not on the fact that the man accused of shooting her has been deported five times. Kathryn Steinle's father, ...

  • 'Candy Bomber' drops sweets from Utah's air for July 4

    17 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) OREM, Utah (AP) — A pilot who delivered candy to children in Berlin at the end of World War II parachuted sweets down to Orem to celebrate Independence Day. Gail Halvorsen, 94, also known as the "Candy Bomber," dropped 1,000 ...

  • Teen spits cherry pit the longest but doesn't win contest

    18 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) EAU CLAIRE, Mich. (AP) — A 15-year-old Michigan girl said there was nothing special about the way she spit a cherry pit Saturday. "I just took a deep breath and pushed hard," said Megan Ankrapp of Buchanan, whose pit landed ...

  • Girl killed after being struck by jumping sturgeon in boat

    20 hours ago

    (AP) LAKE CITY, Fla. (AP) — A 5-year-old Florida girl died after a sturgeon leaped into her boat along the Suwannee River and struck her. Wildlife officials said Jaylon Rippy died after being struck Thursday night. Her mother and 9-year-old brother ...

  • Removal of animals from Alabama shelter continues

    20 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) DECATUR, Ala. (AP) — Volunteers will continue removing animals from a shelter in Alabama that's now the focus of a police investigation. The Decatur Daily (http://bit.ly/1ChnyqC ) reports 125 dogs and 49 cats were removed Friday from the Animal Rescue ...

  • A 2nd monument to Confederacy defaced in Va.'s capital city

    20 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A second monument in memory of the Confederacy has been vandalized in Richmond. Media reports state that the base of the Confederate Soldiers and Sailors Monument was spray-painted with red paint either late Thursday or early ...

  • Team Africa wins Peachtree Cup at AJC Peachtree Road Race

    20 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Team Africa beat Team USA to win the Peachtree Cup in an annual 10-kilometer run in Atlanta. The first-place finish by Daniel Salel and a strong showing by Team Africa's three female runners cemented its win Saturday ...

  • Florida woman arrested for throwing kittens out car window

    20 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) NAVARRE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been arrested after authorities say she was spotted throwing kittens out her car window. Santa Rosa County Sheriff's deputies say a witness reported seeing 39-year-old Veronica Gordon throwing four small kittens alongside ...

  • Bald eagles soaring by the hundreds along James River

    20 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Bald eagles are back in record numbers along the James River, decades after they almost disappeared. Aerial surveys in March and April show that 236 pairs of eagles produced 313 young this spring. The Richmond Times-Dispatch ...

  • Officer's lawyer: SLED missed bullets at Walter Scott scene

    21 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The lawyer for a North Charleston police officer charged with murder says state police missed two bullets found by private investigators at the shooting scene two weeks later. In a court filing obtained by The Post ...

  • Magnitude 4.2 earthquake hits Oregon

    21 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Some Oregonians woke on the Fourth of July to a significant jolt when a magnitude 4.2 earthquake struck near Springfield and Eugene. Hundreds of people reported to the U.S. Geological Survey that they felt the quake, ...

  • Ohio community seeks clues, fights fear after 6 women vanish

    21 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (AP) — The fate of six women — four of them dead, two missing for months — have people on edge in the small southern Ohio city of Chillicothe (chihl-ih-KAHTH'-ee) as relatives seek clues, seemingly in vain, to ...

  • Exhibit opens July 4 about black experience in WW2

    22 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The bloodstained wool undershirt on display at the National World War II Museum is just one small reminder of the sacrifice that African-Americans made during World War II. The shirt is part of a new exhibit ...

  • Pilot in Colorado medical helicopter crash dies, 2 injured

    23 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — The pilot of a medical helicopter that crashed in Colorado on Friday has died, but a flight paramedic and flight nurse aboard the crash are being treated at Denver-area hospitals and are expected to survive. The ...

  • Owners of former Vick dogfighting house clash with county

    23 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) SMITHFIELD, Va. (AP) — Much has changed at the former headquarters of Michael Vick's dogfighting operation in Surry County. The anti-chaining organization Dogs Deserve Better bought the 15-acre compound and its five-bedroom house in 2011. The property where dogs were ...

  • A year on, children caught on border struggle to stay, adapt

    23 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — At 1-year-old, a wide-eyed, restless Joshua Tinoco faces the prospect of deportation to Honduras. He is one of tens of thousands of unaccompanied children who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border last year. While his teenage mother ...

  • Forgiveness of Charleston church shooter prompts discussion

    1 day, 2 hours ago

    (AP) CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Under an outdoor tent a few blocks from Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church, Sharon Simmons paused while cleaning up from the previous night's revival to ponder the idea of forgiving the white man accused of killing ...

  • Quotations in the News

    1 day, 7 hours ago

    (AP) "This is not a protest. It is a celebration to overcome fear and blackmail." — Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras at a rally in Athens, imploring a "no" vote in Sunday's bailout referendum. ___ "The time has come for the ...

  • Medical helicopter crashes in Frisco; 3 escape

    1 day, 16 hours ago

    (AP) FRISCO, Colo. (AP) — Three people were injured Friday afternoon when a Flight-for-Life helicopter exploded and burst into flames during take-off near Frisco, according to firefighters. No one was killed in the explosion. That's according to Tineil Ilano, spokeswoman for ...

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