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  • New Jersey man charged with plotting to support militants

    15 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — FBI agents have arrested another New Jersey man who is accused of plotting to support the Islamic State group. Authorities on Monday charged 23-year-old Alaa Saadeh of West New York with conspiring to provide material support ...

  • Gov. Cuomo: Inmates had sights on Mexico but ride backed out

    15 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) MALONE, N.Y. (AP) — Two convicted murderers who escaped from prison and eluded a massive manhunt for three weeks had initially planned to drive to Mexico but headed toward Canada on foot when their ride backed out, Gov. Andrew Cuomo ...

  • A short chronology of the Islamic State group

    15 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) April 18, 2010 — U.S. and Iraqi forces kill two top leaders of al-Qaida's branch in Iraq. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the terror group's new leader. March 2011 — Syrian conflict erupts following an uprising against President Bashar Assad that ...

  • Man convicted in sledgehammer slayings is sentenced to death

    15 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man convicted of killing his ex-girlfriend's parents by beating them with a sledgehammer has been sentenced to death. A Summit County jury convicted Shawn Ford Jr. in October of aggravated murder and other charges ...

  • Unrelenting rain leads to more flooding in Midwest

    16 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — A wet June got worse after strong weekend storms drenched the Midwest, creating worries that already serious flooding won't go away anytime soon. Significant flooding was reported in parts of Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Missouri. Weather ...

  • Kansas bomb plot defendant gains time to review evidence

    16 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is giving a man accused of plotting to bomb an Army installation in support of the Islamic State group more time to review the evidence against him. U.S. District Judge Carlos Murguia on ...

  • Louisiana issues marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    16 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Louisiana officials have begun issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Jefferson Parish Clerk of Court Jon Geggenheimer confirmed in a telephone interview that a license was issued there Monday morning. It was believed to be the ...

  • Days after landmark ruling, Louisiana begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples

    16 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Days after landmark ruling, Louisiana begins issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

  • A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

    16 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. While that task typically is done by state legislatures, 13 states use commissions as part of their congressional redistricting process. The amount of legislative involvement with ...

  • New York City teen tracks down wallet's owner on Facebook

    17 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City teenager is being credited with using Facebook to track down the owner of a wallet she found on a city bus. Eighteen-year-old Michael Sally was on his way to Xaverian High School ...

  • Groups seek changes to Cleveland police consent decree

    17 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Civil rights groups are asking a federal judge to change an agreement aimed at reforming the Cleveland police department. They want an independent agency responsible for investigating deadly-use-of-force cases instead of the department's investigators. The groups filed ...

  • Pilot tells air traffic controller pre-crash he has no power

    17 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) PLAINVILLE, Mass. (AP) — The pilot of small plane that crashed into a Massachusetts home, killing all three people on board, calmly tells an air traffic controller he has no engine power and is gliding in the minutes before impact. ...

  • Mom pleads guilty to killing 2 kids found in home freezer

    18 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit woman has pleaded guilty to killing two of her children and storing their bodies in a home freezer. Mitchelle Blair has never challenged the allegations. She entered her plea to murder Monday, saying she killed ...

  • Boy, father attacked by alligator at lake outside Houston

    18 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WALLISVILLE, Texas (AP) — A man and his son have survived an alligator attack at a lake near Houston. Chambers County sheriff's officials say 42-year-old James Hurley and his 13-year-old son, Kaleb, were in Cedar Hill Park on Sunday when ...

  • Image of Asia: Walking in an Indian rainstorm

    19 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Channi Anand, a man walks with his cycle through a water-logged street as it rains in Jammu, India. The heavy rains lashing the city brought much-needed relief from a scorching heat wave. Temperatures exceeding 40 Celsius ...

  • Closing arguments set for 'Big Tony' in businessman's death

    20 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Closing arguments are set in the retrial of reputed mobster Anthony "Big Tony" Moscatiello in the 2001 slaying of a South Florida businessman in a power struggle over a gambling ship fleet. Jurors will begin ...

  • Police make arrest after hearse with body stolen in Atlanta

    20 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police say they've apprehended a suspect accused of stealing a hearse with a body inside. Atlanta police Officer Ralph Woolfolk says authorities believe the hearse was taken Sunday morning outside Grady Memorial Hospital in the city's ...

  • Authorities: Fireworks mishap injures 9 in northeast Ohio

    1 day ago

    (AP) WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say nine people were hurt after a fireworks box fell over and fired into a crowd in northeast Ohio. It happened just after 10 p.m. Sunday in Westlake. Fire officials say the box fell over ...

  • Police: Man in stolen car gets lost, runs out of gas

    20 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PLAINFIELD, Pa. (AP) — Police say a New York City man driving a stolen car took the wrong road and ended up lost and without gas in Pennsylvania. State police say 26-year-old Cristian Osorio left Queens early Friday and was ...

  • Confederate flag hung from memorial honoring black soldiers

    21 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A Confederate flag that was attached to a Boston memorial honoring an all-black Union Civil War unit has been removed. The Boston Globe (http://bit.ly/1TZxMkR ) reports that the battle flag hung from the Robert Gould Shaw and ...

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