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Oxford University official accused in hair stylist's stabbing death arrives in Chicago to face charges |Aug 18, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) Oxford University official accused in hair stylist's stabbing death arrives in Chicago to face charges.

Golden retriever digs up heroin in Oregon backyard |Aug 18, 2017

MCMINNVILLE, Ore. (AP) An Oregon family's golden retriever has been honored by a sheriff for digging up $85,000 worth of black tar heroin in a family's backyard.KATU-TV reported (http://bit.ly/2xb1MmW ) Friday that the owners of the...

Amid India oxygen scandal, docs want focus on encephalitis |Aug 18, 2017

Dozens of children died last week in a government hospital in northeastern India, prompting public outcry over whether an oxygen shortage was to blame. Answers remain unclear, but doctors who have spent decades treating sick kids in the area say...

66 cats, 1 dog rescued from a foreclosed Pennsylvania home |Aug 18, 2017

SNYDERSVILLE, Pa. (AP) A group of volunteers rescued more than 60 animals from the same home where humane officials found 122 cats two years ago.Volunteers from Camp Papillion animal shelter and the Animal Welfare Society of Monroe took 66 cats...

Civil Rights museum settles dispute over late power bills |Aug 18, 2017

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) The nation's largest utility is dropping a demand for an advance payment to cover the possibility of delinquent power bills from a museum that honors a historic lunch-counter sit-in.The North Carolina Utilities Commission...

McCain completes round of radiation, chemo for brain cancer |Aug 18, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) The daughter of U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona says the 80-year-old lawmaker has completed the first round of radiation and chemotherapy as he battles an aggressive form of brain cancer.Meghan McCain also tweeted Friday afternoon...

Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses |Aug 18, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry...

California tightens rules on popular pesticide for farmers |Aug 18, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California regulators are tightening the strictest rules in the nation on a pesticide popular with farmers over new health concerns, officials said Friday.Farmers use chlorpyrifos (klor-PHIR-e-fos) to kill pests that attack...

Eclipse concerns cause school district to cancel classes |Aug 18, 2017

JEFFERSON, Ohio (AP) A school district in Ohio has canceled classes on Monday over concerns about students damaging their eyes while looking at the solar eclipse.The superintendent of Jefferson Area Local Schools said Thursday that the eclipse...

Navy anticipates housing crunch in San Diego region |Aug 18, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Navy is facing a looming housing crunch in the San Diego region, where high home prices and rents are already a problem.Rear Adm. Yancy Lindsey told the San Diego Military Advisory Council this week that the Navy will add 20...

Sheriff: Coyote that bit woman on New York trail had rabies |Aug 18, 2017

KINGSBURY, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a coyote shot by an environmental conservation officer after it attacked a woman on a rural New York trail has tested positive for rabies.The Washington County sheriff's office says the animal was killed...

Father charged in baby boy's fatal overdose of opioid combo |Aug 17, 2017

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) An Ohio man has been charged in the fatal drug overdose of his 1-year-old son.Thirty-three-year-old Dorrico Brown, of Trenton, Ohio, was jailed Wednesday on charges of involuntary manslaughter and child endangering in the...

Louisiana city to erect monument of novelist at park |Aug 17, 2017

COVINGTON, La. (AP) A Louisiana city will place a statue of novelist Walker Percy in a park.The Covington City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to put the bronze statue of Percy at Bogue Falaya Park. NOLA.com/The Times-Picayune...

Ex-NY governor hopeful who insulted Obamas kicked off board |Aug 17, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) A one-time Republican candidate for New York governor whose insults of Barack and Michelle Obama preceded calls for his ouster from the Buffalo school board has been removed from the post.State Education Commissioner MaryEllen...

Man believed to have killed wife, 7-year-old, dog, then self |Aug 17, 2017

LACEY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) Authorities say a man is believed to have killed his wife, their 7-year-old son and the family dog in their New Jersey home before killing himself.The Ocean County prosecutor's office says a 48-year-old woman, the...

Mental exam sought for man accused of Oklahoma bomb plot |Aug 17, 2017

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) An attorney for a man accused of attempting to detonate what he believed was an explosives-laden van outside an Oklahoma City bank wants a hearing to determine whether he is competent to be tried on a federal charge.The...

EpiPen maker finalizes settlement for government overcharges |Aug 17, 2017

EpiPen maker Mylan has finalized a $465 million federal agreement settling allegations it overbilled Medicaid for its emergency allergy injectors for a decade charges brought after rival Sanofi filed a whistleblower lawsuit and tipped off the...

Graves to be moved after 40 years under a Kentucky road |Aug 17, 2017

FREEBURN, Ky. (AP) A Kentucky county has pledged to support a family's reunion with its ancestors after their graves were paved over with a road.Pike County Road Commissioner Jacky Smith told WYMT-TV his department will do whatever it takes to...

Pennsylvania steakhouse to change name in lawsuit settlement |Aug 17, 2017

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania eatery that was sued by a New York City steakhouse for trademark infringement has agreed to change its name.Owner Robert Dickert will change the name of Scranton's Carl von Luger Steak & Seafood to Carl's...

5 treated after Marine plane loses pressurize in flight |Aug 17, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) The Marine Corps says a transport plane lost pressure while 21,000 feet in the air during a training mission in San Diego and five people were treated for decompression sickness.Authorities say a C-130J from the Marine Aerial...

Oldest American celebrates 114th birthday in Pennsylvania |Aug 17, 2017

HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) The oldest known living person in the United States is celebrating her 114th birthday in Pennsylvania.The state Aging Department says Delphine Gibson hit the milestone Thursday, getting a personal greeting from the...

FDA OKs Pfizer drug for rare, fast-killing type of leukemia |Aug 17, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) The Food and Drug Administration has approved a new medicine for use against a rare, rapidly progressing blood cancer after other treatments have failed.Pfizer's Besponsa (beh-SPONS'-eh) was approved for patients with a type...

Lawsuit: Poland Spring Water is committing 'colossal fraud' |Aug 17, 2017

A lawsuit claims that Poland Spring Water is deceiving consumers with evergreen labels that say their bottle contains "100 percent natural spring water" that hails from Maine.The class-action lawsuit filed Tuesday in federal court in Connecticut...

Turkey bones may help trace fate of ancient cliff dwellers |Aug 17, 2017

DENVER (AP) Researchers say they have found a new clue into the mysterious exodus of ancient cliff-dwelling people from the Mesa Verde area of Colorado more than 700 years ago: DNA from the bones of domesticated turkeys.The DNA shows the Mesa...

Constipated gorilla in Kansas zoo recovering after surgery |Aug 17, 2017

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A constipated 49-year-old lowland gorilla at the Topeka Zoo in Kansas is recovering after having surgery. The Topeka Capital-Journal reports that zoo Director Brendan Wiley says the procedure that Tiffany...

Lawsuit: Sterilization for sentencing breaks violated rights |Aug 17, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A federal lawsuit claims a Tennessee sheriff and judge violated inmates' constitutional rights by reducing their jail time if they underwent birth control procedures.Mike Donovan, whose group Nexus Services Inc. is funding...

Confederate monuments to stay at Gettysburg battlefield |Aug 17, 2017

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) Officials with the National Park Service said the Confederate monuments at Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania will not be removed from the battlefield.Katie Lawhon, senior adviser for the park service's...

Review: In 'Patti Cake$,' hip-hop dreams in New Jersey |Aug 17, 2017

The Sundance sensation "Patti Cake$" may flow with formulaic beats but it's got spirit for miles (eight of them, at least) and features one of the best mother-daughter relationships of the year.Patricia Dombrowski (the terrific newcomer Danielle...

St. Louis Cardinals getting ready for Rally Cat |Aug 17, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) Rally Cat is coming back to Busch Stadium.The St. Louis Cardinals are taking claim to the now-famous cat that darted across the field during the Aug. 9 game against Kansas City, just moments before Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina...

Arkansas hotel frequented by mobsters in jeopardy of closing |Aug 17, 2017

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) A landmark hotel in Arkansas that was frequented by Al Capone and other mobsters is in jeopardy of closing.Safety concerns are threatening to shutter the Arlington Hotel and Spa in Hot Springs, a town about 50 miles (80...

'Spectacular' autumn foliage is forecast for New England |Aug 17, 2017

BOSTON (AP) New England's fall foliage forecast is looking so fine it's enough to make a maple leaf blush.For the first time in several years, little has conspired against a truly glorious autumn. There's no more drought, the summer has been...

Feds ease border crossings at Minnesota's Northwest Angle |Aug 17, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Federal authorities are rolling out a pilot program to make border crossing easier for travelers to the northernmost point of the lower 48 states, Minnesota's Northwest Angle.Reaching the far northern tip of Minnesota by land...

3 charities cancel Mar-a-Lago events amid Trump backlash |Aug 17, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) President Donald Trump's comments about the white nationalist rally last weekend are hurting not just his political standing, but his pocketbook.Three charities announced Thursday that they were canceling fundraisers...

Markets Right Now: Stocks inch higher as retailers recover |Aug 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks are closing modestly higher on Wall Street as retailers including Urban Outfitters and Target climb.The gains Wednesday were a reversal for the...

Couple's arranged marriage turned into 19-year 'love story' |Aug 16, 2017

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) David and Elizabeth Weinlick's life together began like a reality TV show, blossomed into two decades out of a romance novel, and now seems destined to end in tragedy.David Weinlick and Elizabeth Runze were strangers when...

Georgia governor candidate wants Confederate carving gone |Aug 16, 2017

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. (AP) A candidate seeking to become the nation's first female African-American governor is calling for the removal of a giant granite carving in Georgia depicting three Confederate war leaders.News outlets report Democratic...

National Parks Service ends ban on disposable water bottles |Aug 16, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) The federal government says it's eliminating a policy that let national parks like the Grand Canyon ban the sale of bottled water.The National Parks Service announced the change in a statement released Wednesday. The rules were put...

High risk for rip currents along New Jersey shore |Aug 16, 2017

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) Hurricane Gert is churning the surf and creating a high risk for rip currents along the New Jersey shore.Beachgoers are advised to swim near lifeguards.If caught in a rip current, they should relax and float. If possible,...

Battered bronze sphere returns to World Trade Center site |Aug 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A 25-ton, bronze sphere damaged by the collapsing World Trade Center is finally being returned to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site.Workers on Wednesday began hoisting sections of the Koenig (KOO'-neeg) Sphere into its permanent...

Police: Wedding DJ made off with $600 from couple's card box |Aug 16, 2017

SOUTH HUNTINGDON, Pa. (AP) Police say the DJ at a Pennsylvania couple's wedding reception made off with $600 in gifted money.State troopers arrested Edward Kendrick McCarty this month on theft charges. He's accused of stealing cards from a box...

Interior secretary removes 1 California monument from review |Aug 16, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will not recommend that any changes be made to the Sand to Snow National Monument in Southern California.Zinke says in a statement Wednesday the monument is no longer under the Interior...

Colorado resort won't host anti-immigration conference |Aug 16, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) A Colorado resort said Wednesday that it will not host a conference organized by a national anti-immigration group following criticism in the wake of violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia.The Cheyenne...

Koala named Katherine from LA welcomed at Florida zoo |Aug 16, 2017

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) A Florida zoo is welcoming a female koala from the Los Angeles Zoo.Palm Beach Zoo curator Nancy Nill said in a news report that Katherine the koala is part of the Species Survival Plan. She made her coast-to-coast...

SeaWorld veterinarians euthanize orca that had lung disease |Aug 16, 2017

SAN DIEGO (AP) SeaWorld euthanized one of the entertainment company's last killer whales to come from the wild, marking the third orca death this year at one of its marine parks.Kasatka died Tuesday evening "surrounded by members of her pod, as...

Lawyers fight to keep Afghan man who helped military in US |Aug 16, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) An Afghan man who has been detained for five months since he tried to enter the United States on a special visa for people who helped the U.S. military should be released or at least be given a hearing to determine whether his...

Michigan man dies trying to spread father's ashes in lake |Aug 16, 2017

AU TRAIN, Mich. (AP) A Michigan man died on a boating trip he was taking to pour his father's ashes into Lake Superior.Robert Louis, 59, died shortly after he and six other passengers fell out of their wooden kit boat near Au Train in the Upper...

Wingtip of Delta Air Lines plane clips another plane |Aug 16, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Officials say the wingtip of a Delta Air Lines plane clipped an American Airlines plane at New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport.According to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, it happened shortly after 7...

Saints coach: Breaux needs surgery, club changing doctors |Aug 16, 2017

METAIRIE, La. (AP) Saints coach Sean Payton says cornerback Delvin Breaux needs lower-leg surgery that will sideline him about six weeks and that the initial misdiagnosis of Breaux's injury has sparked a shake-up in the team's medical...

Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money |Aug 16, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) A federal appeals court panel ruled Wednesday that Arkansas can block Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood, two years after the state ended its contract with the group over videos secretly recorded by an anti-abortion...

Express Scripts to limit opioids; doctors concerned |Aug 16, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) The nation's largest pharmacy benefit manager will soon limit the number and strength of opioid drugs prescribed to first-time users as part of a wide-ranging effort to curb an epidemic affecting millions of Americans.But the new...