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  • The Latest: Clinton, Sanders appeal to national Democrats

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Here are the latest developments Friday from the Democratic National Committee meeting in Minneapolis, where four Democratic presidential candidates will address the party. ___ 10:25 a.m. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Martin O'Malley and Lincoln Chafee are ...

  • Mariners fire general manager Jack Zduriencik

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners have fired general manager Jack Zduriencik after seven disappointing seasons during which the club failed to end its playoff drought. Team President Kevin Mather announced the decision to fire Zduriencik on Friday. Assistant general ...

  • Fahmy hopes to get life back with Al-Jazeera English verdict

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — Former Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who remains in Egypt awaiting a verdict in his terror trial, is hoping his ordeal will be over this weekend. The Canadian journalist said in a telephone interview from Cairo that ...

  • Prosecutors: No retrial for white officer who shot black man

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state attorneys have decided against retrying a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black man after his trial ended last week in a deadlock. Senior Deputy Attorney General Robert Montgomery told ...

  • The Latest: Florida prepares as Tropical Storm Erica nears

    2 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The latest on storm preparations for Erika (all times local): 11:25 a.m. ___ All of Florida is watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola. Dennis Feltgen of the National ...

  • Prosecutors say they won't seek retrial for white North Carolina officer who shot black man

    2 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say they won't seek retrial for white North Carolina officer who shot black man.

  • Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to 'share condolences'

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ROANOKE, Va. (AP) — Virginia governor visits station where 2 journalists were slain on air to 'share condolences'

  • Al-Jazeera English defendants await verdict in Egypt trial

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Three journalists on trial in an Egyptian court on terrorism-related charges are awaiting its verdict, hopeful that they will be acquitted after lengthy proceedings criticized worldwide by press freedom advocates and human rights activists. On Friday, a ...

  • Bridgewater celebrates New Orleans on Katrina anniversary

    2 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) Dee Dee Bridgewater, "Dee Dee's Feathers" (OKeh/Sony Music/DDB Records) Grammy- and Tony-winner Dee Dee Bridgewater is the most complete jazz singer on the scene today — combining superb vocal chops and the acting talent that makes her a masterful interpreter ...

  • Kenyan sentenced to 15 years in prison in US terror case

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — A Kenyan man has been sentenced to 15 years in U.S. prison after pleading guilty to providing money and recruits to foreign terrorist groups. U.S. District Judge Ursula Ungaro imposed the maximum possible sentence Friday on 27-year-old ...

  • US Open women's final sells out before men's final

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — With Serena Williams on the verge of making history, the U.S. Open women's final has sold out before the men's title match. Tournament officials don't have complete records but believe this is the first time that ...

  • Jury to see DNA, video evidence in Vegas firefighter trial

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A jury in Las Vegas is expected to see DNA evidence and videos of a homeless ex-convict and a firefighter buying items used in the hammer slaying of the firefighter's estranged wife. Testimony resumes Friday in ...

  • Mali militia refuses to leave town after peace deal broken

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) BAMAKO, Mali (AP) — A government-allied militia in Mali says it won't follow demands by an international peace monitoring group to leave a northern town that it took from separatists last week. Fihroun Maiga, spokesman for the militia, said Friday ...

  • Ex-deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan heads to US prison

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A former Ohio deputy treasurer who fled to Pakistan in the face of a 15-year prison sentence has delivered a public apology before a federal judge and, after nearly two years of drama, been sent to ...

  • Las Vegas airport traffic up 8.8 percent in July

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Airport officials say about 4 million people flew into and out of Las Vegas in July. McCarran International Airport released statistics Friday that show traffic was up 8.8 percent last month compared to a year ago. ...

  • More precise data makes tiny Estonia grow by 834 islands

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Tiny Estonia just got a little bit bigger. Modern technology has made Estonia grow by 112 square kilometers (44 square miles) by including 834 islands that were not accounted for in earlier surveys. Hanno Kuus of ...

  • As markets drop, question is: will the Chinese still shop?

    2 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) BICESTER, England (AP) — The designer outlet mall of Bicester Village is set in the English countryside near Oxford, but it might as well be in China. Quiet Mandarin chatter fills the air. Most of the shoppers are Chinese — ...

  • Survey: Plunging stock prices hit US consumer sentiment

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Plummeting stock prices have taken a toll on U.S. consumer confidence, though there are signs the setback may be temporary. The University of Michigan says its consumer sentiment index fell to 91.9 this month from 93.1 in ...

  • IFC puts off comedy due to Virginia shooting similarities

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The IFC network has postponed an episode of its new comedy series "Documentary Now!" that was supposed to air this week out of sensitivity to the on-air shootings of two Virginia television journalists. The episode that ...

  • Sen. Edward Ableser leaving for education role in Nevada

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — An Arizona lawmaker will vacate his seat next month to take on a role with the Nevada Department of Education. Sen. Edward Ableser said in a statement Friday that he has been appointed founding director of the ...

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