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  • Trial opens in killing of pregnant woman, toddler

    16 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors allege that a suburban Philadelphia man killed a pregnant woman and her 4-year-old daughter because he wanted her drug business. The Philadelphia Inquirer ( ) reports that the remarks came Wednesday during opening statements in ...

  • Child out of hospital after injury in flipped bounce house

    16 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The child most seriously injured when a waterspout sent an inflatable bounce house flying over a Fort Lauderdale beach has been released from the hospital. The Sun Sentinel reports ( that 6-year-old Shamoya Ferguson was ...

  • Onstage at last: Memorable moments of National Spelling Bee

    17 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) OXON HILL, Md. (AP) — The onstage portion of the 2015 Scripps National Spelling Bee began Wednesday morning, with 283 regional champions competing for more than $37,000 in cash and prizes. Here are some memorable moments from the preliminary rounds. ...

  • 2nd submariner guilty of sharing videos of women officers

    17 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) MAYPORT NAVAL STATION, Fla. (AP) — A second submariner has pleaded guilty to sharing videos of female officers undressing for a shower, continuing a case that a prosecutor calls a "black eye" for the Navy's integration of women into the ...

  • Whale washes ashore in 12th recent death in California

    17 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) POINT REYES STATION, Calif. (AP) — Another dead whale washed ashore in Northern California, the 12th carcass that has appeared in the past few months and marks a higher-than-normal number of deaths but not a record. The dozen whales have ...

  • Houston confirms 2 more storm-related deaths; combined Texas, Oklahoma death toll now 19

    17 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — Houston confirms 2 more storm-related deaths; combined Texas, Oklahoma death toll now 19.

  • Court releases theater shooting suspect's notebook

    17 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — James Holmes' notebook full of scrawled writings and stick-figure drawings has been made public. Court officials released a computer file containing the notebook Wednesday, one day after it was introduced as evidence in Holmes' trial in ...

  • Study: Ethiopian fossils indicate new forerunner of humans

    17 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, and it gives new evidence that the well-known "Lucy" species had company in what is now Ethiopia. The fossils are 3.3 million to 3.5 million ...

  • Police: Malnourished, abused 5-year-old Michigan girl dies

    18 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT HURON, Mich. (AP) — Police say an apparently malnourished 5-year-old girl found at a southeastern Michigan home has died and three other children have been removed from the home. Port Huron police responded Tuesday night to a report of ...

  • Teacher to face trial on charges he ID'd pupil in sex case

    18 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania high school teacher charged with identifying a student who accused another teacher of a sex crime by pointing at her in front of her classmates has been ordered to stand trial on witness intimidation charges. ...

  • Religion news in brief

    18 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) 11-year protest in Catholic church faces moment of reckoning SCITUATE, Mass. (AP) — The nearly 11-year occupation of a closed Roman Catholic church by its former parishioners may be coming to an end. A Massachusetts judge has ordered the Friends ...

  • Baby found at Atlantic City casino

    19 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A baby is in critical condition after authorities found the child in respiratory arrest at an Atlantic City casino. WCAU-TV reports ( ) the 2-month-old, who was born prematurely, was taken from Bally's Atlantic City ...

  • Former Obama legal adviser Meltzer dies

    20 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Harvard Law School professor who served briefly as a top legal adviser to President Barack Obama has died. Daniel Meltzer was 63. Harvard announced Wednesday that Meltzer died Sunday after a battle with cancer. Meltzer ...

  • Lawyer: Suburban Chicago man to plead guilty in terror case

    20 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for a suburban Chicago man accused of trying to join al-Qaida-affiliated fighters in Syria says her client intends to change his plea to guilty. Abdella Ahmad Tounisi's (too-NEE'-seez) attorney, Molly Armour, told a federal judge ...

  • Sea lion impaled with spear rescued in Southern California

    20 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — A giant sea lion impaled by a homemade spear is recovering at SeaWorld after being rescued just off the Southern California coast. Los Angeles news station KNBC-TV reports ( ) that a team spent much of ...

  • Taller, faster: SeaWorld Orlando plans new roller coaster

    20 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Orlando plans to build a 200-foot tall roller coaster that will race as fast as 73 mph when it opens next year. SeaWorld officials said Wednesday that the new coaster will be called Mako and ...

  • Tenn. agrees to buy land where bodies were illegally buried

    20 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BARTLETT, Tenn. (AP) — A troubled Memphis-area cemetery may soon expand to include land where officials say former owner Jemar Lambert illegally buried bodies on property not owned by the cemetery. According to documents filed with Davidson County Chancery Court ...

  • Longtime fugitive could have Ohio parole hearing in months

    20 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio inmate who escaped in 1959 and recently was found in Florida could have a parole board hearing after just a few months back behind bars. A spokeswoman for the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and ...

  • Dispute over MLK Bible, Nobel prize headed for mediation

    20 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A legal battle over the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s traveling Bible and 1964 Nobel Peace Prize is headed for court-ordered mediation. King's estate, which is controlled by his sons, last year asked a judge to order ...

  • Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation

    20 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Legal battle over Martin Luther King Jr. Bible, Nobel prize headed for court-ordered mediation.

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