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Woman killed, 5 men injured in shooting outside Florida home |Jul 17, 2018

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla. (AP) A woman has been killed and five men injured in a shooting in front of a Florida home.Riviera Beach police spokeswoman Rose Anne Brown said in a news release that the shooting occurred Monday night after a man began...

Virginia parks that shed Confederate names renamed again |Jul 17, 2018

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) A year after two parks in Virginia shed the names of Confederate generals, the parks have again been renamed.News outlets report that the Charlottesville City Council voted 4-1 Monday night to change the name of the...

Teenage boy killed, 4 injured in Philadelphia shooting |Jul 17, 2018

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Authorities say a 14-year-old boy has been killed and three other children injured in a shooting on a Philadelphia street.WPVI-TV reports that a 24-year-old man was also shot late Monday night.Philadelphia Police Chief...

Stinky 'corpse flower' in full bloom at Michigan garden |Jul 17, 2018

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) Visitors are flocking to a Michigan botanical garden to get a whiff of the unpleasant-smelling "corpse flower" that's in full bloom for the first time in 18 years.The Amorphophallus titanium, also known as the "corpse...

APNewsBreak: Author John Irving wins literary peace award |Jul 17, 2018

CINCINNATI (AP) The author of novels such as "The World According to Garp" and "The Cider House Rules" that examine the complexities of sexual differences and other social issues is this year's winner of a lifetime achievement award celebrating...

Florida woman left out of will is accused of killing mom |Jul 17, 2018

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a Florida woman beat her 85-year-old mother to death after learning she wouldn't be receiving an inheritance from her.The SunSentinel reports that after Luisa Perero died from her injuries, police...

Bicyclist versus lift bridge. What could possibly go wrong? |Jul 17, 2018

MENASHA, Wis. (AP) Police say a bicyclist who weaved past the gates blocking access to a bridge over a river in eastern Wisconsin escaped serious injury after falling into the gap that was created when the bridge started to rise.Wisconsin...

Trial begins for Army sergeant charged in his wife's killing |Jul 17, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) An Army sergeant charged with killing his wife is on trial in federal court in Baltimore.News outlets report the trial began Monday for 37-year-old Sgt. Maliek Kearney in the shooting of 24-year-old Army Pfc. Karlyn Ramirez.The...

Nickelodeon announces new 'Rugrats' episodes, movie |Jul 17, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Tommy, Chuckie and the gang have a new TV and movie deal.Nickelodeon and Paramount Pictures have announced the animated children's series "Rugrats" is returning to the network with 26 episodes. The creators of the series will...

Historical society unearths letters from President Cleveland |Jul 17, 2018

CONWAY, N.H. (AP) A New Hampshire historical society has discovered 13 boxes of business letters and handwritten messages from former President Grover Cleveland.WMUR-TV reports officials with the Conway Historical Society discovered the papers...

Goldman's Blankfein to retire as CEO, Solomon to take over |Jul 17, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs' chief executive officer and chairman, is announcing his retirement from the investment banking giant after 12 years at the helm.Goldman said Tuesday that David Solomon, currently the bank's...

Police post mugshot of lost dog, bail paid in cookies |Jul 17, 2018

CAPE MAY, N.J. (AP) A dog is home after police in a New Jersey shore town posted its mugshot on social media.Cape May Patrolman Michael LeSage found Bean the pug in a yard on Sunday. He tells The Star-Ledger of Newark he tried to get the dog to...

Man convicted of hate crime, arson in Texas mosque torching |Jul 16, 2018

VICTORIA, Texas (AP) A man accused of torching a South Texas mosque last year has been convicted of federal arson and explosives charges and of a hate crime charge.A jury in Victoria, Texas, deliberated about three hours before convicting...

Michigan spends almost $25M on Flint water crisis attorneys |Jul 16, 2018

FLINT, Mich. (AP) New accounting figures show Michigan has spent nearly $25 million on attorneys handling cases involving the Flint lead-tainted water crisis. The Flint Journal reports that accountings by Michigan agencies and...

Officials: Pregnant woman killed, 2 kids hurt in shooting |Jul 16, 2018

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Authorities say a pregnant woman was fatally shot and two children were wounded as someone fired from a moving vehicle during a chase in Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the shooting occurred Monday...

Man, teenage boy indicted in child's shooting death |Jul 16, 2018

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) A man and a teenager have been indicted on murder charges in a shooting that left a 10-year-old boy dead and his mother wounded.Monmouth County prosecutors say 18-year-old Karon Council and 16-year-old Jah-Del Birch, both...

Chicago activist demands all footage from police shooting |Jul 16, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) A community activist who has pushed for more police transparency says he's asked Chicago police for the body camera footage from all the officers at the scene where one of them fatally shot a man Saturday.William Calloway says the...

Pierogi festivals settle over trademark dispute |Jul 16, 2018

WHITING, Ind. (AP) A northwestern Indiana city that hosts an annual festival built around a popular Polish delicacy has reached a settlement in its trademark dispute with a rival festival in Pennsylvania.Federal court records don't include...

Indiana man electrocuted while power-washing Michigan church |Jul 16, 2018

CASSOPOLIS, Mich. (AP) An Indiana man power-washing the exterior of a southwestern Michigan church has died after coming into contact with an electrical line.The contracted employee was in a bucket lift Saturday afternoon outside St. Ann's...

CA Lottery |Jul 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ These California lotteries were drawn Monday:Daily 3 Evening2-7-0(two, seven, zero)Daily 3 Midday8-8-1(eight, eight, one)Daily 48-6-1-9(eight, six, one, nine)Daily Derby1st:12 Lucky Charms-2nd:4 Big Ben-3rd:10 Solid Gold, Race...

80-year-old man held in Southern California shooting |Jul 16, 2018

SAN GABRIEL, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested an 80-year-old man after a shooting that wounded his wife and son.The Sheriff's Department says the shooting occurred Sunday afternoon in unincorporated North San...

Ford to spend up to $299M to settle Takata air bag lawsuits |Jul 16, 2018

DETROIT (AP) Ford has agreed to spend up to $299 million to settle lawsuits filed by owners of about six million vehicles with potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.The agreement announced Monday must get court approval. It covers owners...

The Latest: California woman expected to survive bee attack |Jul 16, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a Southern California woman stung hundreds of times by bees (all times local):9:50 p.m.A Southern California woman who was stung hundreds of times by bees is expected to survive.Orange County fire Capt....

Triple Crown winner Justify under observation at Del Mar |Jul 16, 2018

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Triple Crown winner Justify has re-located to Del Mar where trainer Bob Baffert is keeping him under observation after swelling in his left front ankle emerged two weeks ago.Baffert says Justify will probably just walk...

Eagles QB Wentz weds girlfriend in lakeside ceremony |Jul 16, 2018

PERKASIE, Pa. (AP) Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz married his longtime girlfriend Maddie Oberg in a lakeside ceremony that thrilled some fans in boats.The two were wed at the Lake House Inn in Bucks County on Sunday, and kayakers...

Order barring Louisiana death sentence is extended by 1 year |Jul 16, 2018

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A federal judge's order on Monday bars Louisiana from carrying out any death sentences for at least one more year.At the request of state authorities, U.S. District Judge Shelly Dick agreed to impose a 12-month extension...

Police say 15-year-old fatally shot; 16-year-old in custody |Jul 16, 2018

BETHANY, Okla. (AP) Police in suburban Oklahoma City say a 15-year-old boy has been fatally shot and that a 16-year-old has been arrested for manslaughter in his death.The shooting occurred at about 7:39 p.m. Sunday at a residence in Bethany,...

Federal grand jury indicts man accused of threatening Trump |Jul 16, 2018

MCADOO, Pa. (AP) A federal grand jury has indicted a Pennsylvania man who has been sought since last month on allegations that he threatened several government officials, including President Donald Trump.Federal prosecutors say 27-year-old...

Los Angeles Times fights judge's order to alter story |Jul 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Times is fighting a federal judge's order to remove information from an article involving a court document meant to be kept from the public eye.The newspaper reports that it filed an emergency motion Sunday to...

Errant tweet inspires "National Blue Cheese Dressing Day" |Jul 16, 2018

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The founder of Buffalo's annual chicken wing festival is offering foodies another reason to indulge with the creation of National Blue Cheese Dressing Day.The inaugural celebration is Monday.Founder Drew Cerza, known as...

Lawsuit alleges USA Diving ignored sex abuse of divers |Jul 16, 2018

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Two former divers are suing USA Diving, accusing the national governing body of ignoring or obstructing inquiries into allegations that a coach sexually abused them when they were young athletes dreaming of Olympic glory.The...

The Latest: Judge halts deportations of reunited families |Jul 16, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Latest on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):10:11 a.m.A federal judge has temporarily halted deportations of families who have been recently reunited after they were separated by the Trump...

London woman impaled by beach umbrella on New Jersey shore |Jul 16, 2018

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) Police say a London woman was impaled by a beach umbrella on the New Jersey shore.The Asbury Park Press reports 67-year-old Margaret Reynolds was at Seaside Heights Monday afternoon when part of the umbrella pierced...

Illinois governor signs 2 bills to tighten gun restrictions |Jul 16, 2018

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) Gov. Bruce Rauner signed laws Monday authorizing judges to take weapons away from people facing problems that make them dangerous to themselves or others and to extend the waiting period for delivery of newly purchased...

The Latest: Spokesman says officers can conduct pat downs. |Jul 16, 2018

CHICAGO (AP) The Latest on the fatal shooting of a man by a Chicago police officer(all times local):3:55 p.m.A Chicago Police Department spokesman disputed the suggestion by a community activist that police officers don't have the right to stop...

Ancient 'Iceman' shows signs of a well-balanced last meal |Jul 16, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Talk about a paleo diet. Scientists have uncovered the last meal of a frozen hunter who died 5,300 years ago in the Alps.The stomach contents of the corpse, widely known as Oetzi the Iceman, offer a snapshot of what ancient...

3rd worker dies weeks after hospital explosion in Texas |Jul 16, 2018

GATESVILLE, Texas (AP) A third worker has died after being injured in an explosion last month at a hospital in Central Texas.Officials say 30-year-old Wilber Dimas died Sunday, more than two weeks after the June 26 explosion at Coryell Memorial...

Georgia mayor: Coin-flip arrest by officers 'inexcusable' |Jul 16, 2018

ROSWELL, Ga. (AP) A Georgia mayor says it was "inexcusable and unprofessional" for two of her city's police officers to use a simulated coin toss to decide whether to arrest a woman after a traffic stop.The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports...

2 arrested in fatal shooting after 2016 Meek Mill concert |Jul 16, 2018

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (AP) Two men have been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of two people outside a 2016 Meek Mill concert in Connecticut.Police on Monday said 23-year-old Kyle Hampton, of North Haven, and 33-year-old Tivon...

Grave of Constitution signer Gilman gets a facelift |Jul 16, 2018

EXETER, N.H. (AP) The grave of a New Hampshire man who signed the Constitution has been restored with the help of his descendants.WMUR-TV reports the refurbished headstone honoring Nicholas Gilman was unveiled Sunday in Exeter. Descendants...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game |Jul 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were:1st:12 Lucky Charms-2nd:4 Big Ben-3rd:10 Solid Gold, Race Time: 1:46.27(1st: 12 Lucky Charms, 2nd: 4 Big Ben, 3rd: 10 Solid...

The Latest: Judge halts deportations of reunited families |Jul 16, 2018

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Latest on the separation of families at the U.S.-Mexico border (all times local):10:11 a.m.A federal judge has temporarily halted deportations of families who have been recently reunited after they were separated by the Trump...

Woman charged with being Russian agent says she met Walker |Jul 16, 2018

MADISON, Wis. (AP) A woman charged Monday with being a covert agent for Russia inside the U.S. says she attended Gov. Scott Walker's presidential campaign launch event in 2015 and also posted a picture of herself with Walker on a blog where she...

AP editor Sue Manning dies; gave world LA's biggest stories |Jul 16, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Sue Manning, an editor in the Los Angeles bureau of The Associated Press who for decades coordinated coverage of some of the nation's biggest news including the Los Angeles riots, the Northridge earthquake, the death of Michael...

'Credible fear' for US asylum harder to prove under Trump |Jul 16, 2018

LOS FRESNOS, Texas (AP) Patricia Aragon told the U.S. asylum officer at her recent case assessment that she was fleeing her native Honduras because she had been robbed and raped by a gang member who threatened to kill her and her 9-year-old...

4th ex-Wheaton football player pleads guilty in hazing case |Jul 16, 2018

WHEATON, Ill. (AP) A fourth former member of a Christian college football team in suburban Chicago who faced felony charges in a 2016 hazing incident has pleaded guilty to lesser charges.James Cooksey of Jacksonville, Florida, pleaded guilty...

California Woman in critical condition after bee attack |Jul 16, 2018

LAKE FOREST, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a woman is in critical condition after being stung hundreds of times by a large swarm of bees outside a Southern California home.Orange County fire officials say four firefighters also were stung trying...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game |Jul 16, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:2-7-0(two, seven, zero) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts...

Heat advisory for parts of Nevada into Thursday; up to 106 |Jul 16, 2018

RENO, Nev. (AP) The National Weather Service in Reno has issued a heat advisory Tuesday through Thursday for much of northwest Nevada where temperatures are forecast to reach as high as 106 degrees (41 Celsius).The advisory that goes into...

Man accused of putting glass shards in cups pleads guilty |Jul 16, 2018

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) A Kentucky man accused of placing glass shards into shipments of Styrofoam cups to be sent to fast-food restaurants has pleaded guilty in federal court to tampering with consumer products.A statement on Monday from U.S....