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California governor stops parole for Charles Manson follower |Jun 24, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) California Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday night blocked parole for Charles Manson follower and convicted killer Bruce Davis.Brown's rejection issued late Friday night is the fifth time Davis has been recommended...

Microphone cut after Mormon girl reveals she's gay at church |Jun 24, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) A video of a young Mormon girl revealing to her congregation that she is lesbian and still loved by God before her microphone is turned off by local church leaders is sparking a new round of discussions about how the...

Smoke in cockpit prompts JetBlue emergency landing |Jun 23, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Smoke in the cockpit prompted a JetBlue Airways flight headed for Florida to make an emergency landing in South Carolina.The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that flight 913 was heading from White...

Jury finds former Vanderbilt football player guilty of rape |Jun 23, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) A jury on Friday convicted a former Vanderbilt University football player charged along with three of his teammates in the 2013 gang rape of an unconscious female student.After about 15 hours of deliberation over two days,...

Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic |Jun 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A member of a politically connected Philadelphia family has been convicted of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a...

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns |Jun 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) San Francisco police say the UPS driver who shot and killed three colleagues last week was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims.Commander Greg McEachern told a news conference Friday that...

Texas officer in murder case faces unrelated assault charges |Jun 23, 2017

DALLAS (AP) A former Texas police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black teenager has been indicted on two unrelated charges of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon by a public servant.Former Balch Springs officer Roy...

$20,000 in reward money given out for help catching inmates |Jun 23, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) Georgia authorities have given $10,000 apiece to two Tennessee households for help catching two inmates accused of killing their guards while escaping from a prison bus.The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in an email Friday...

Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies |Jun 23, 2017

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.Sadie Riggs' family posted her obituary on Facebook after she died Monday. They say...

7-year-old, father shot while waiting for bus in Virginia |Jun 23, 2017

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Officials say a 7-year-old boy and his father were injured in a drive-by shooting while waiting at a bus stop in Virginia's capital city.News outlets quote Richmond police as saying the child and his father were taken to the...

APNewsBreak: Live Asian carp discovered near Lake Michigan |Jun 23, 2017

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) A live Asian carp has been discovered in a Chicago waterway about nine miles from Lake Michigan.Federal and state officials tell The Associated Press a commercial fisherman netted the silver carp below the T.J. O'Brien...

US rig count rises this week by 8, to 941 |Jun 23, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. rose by eight this week to 941.A year ago, just 421 rigs were active.Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 758 rigs sought oil and 183...

The Latest: Sports doctor to stand trial on assault charges |Jun 23, 2017

MASON, Mich. (AP) The Latest on a court hearing for a Michigan sports doctor accused of sexually assaulting young gymnasts (all times local):11 a.m.A longtime sports doctor at Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics has been ordered to...

A look at high-profile police-related killings of blacks |Jun 23, 2017

The case of a white University of Cincinnati police officer charged with killing a black motorist during a traffic stop is among a number of high-profile police-related killings of black people in the United States.A Hamilton County judge...

Albuquerque TV truck stolen while crew worked on crime story |Jun 23, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) While a television news crew was gathering footage for a story about crime in the Albuquerque downtown area, a thief drove off in the station's SUV.The Albuquerque Journal (http://bit.ly/2rMiw1n ) reported the story...

Texas mom charged in deaths of 2 children found in hot car |Jun 23, 2017

WEATHERFORD, Texas (AP) Texas authorities say a 25-year-old woman has been charged in the deaths of her two children who were found inside a hot car last month outside the family's home.Deputies in Parker County in North Texas say Cynthia Marie...

'Boyhood' actress gets deferred sentence for drug charge |Jun 23, 2017

WACO, Texas (AP) A 24-year-old actress from the Oscar-nominated movie "Boyhood" has been given a three-year deferred sentence for a drug possession charge in Texas.Lorelei Grace Linklater will have no conviction on her record if she completes...

Second person dies from Alabama car dealership fire |Jun 23, 2017

JASPER, Ala. (AP) A second person has died as a result of a flash fire at a car dealership in Alabama.The Walker County Coroner's Office tells news media that 20-year-old Javan Robinson died from his injuries Thursday afternoon at University of...

Jurors deadlocked in Ohio officer's murder retrial over traffic stop shooting; judge tells them to keep deliberating |Jun 23, 2017

CINCINNATI (AP) Jurors deadlocked in Ohio officer's murder retrial over traffic stop shooting; judge tells them to keep deliberating.

Prosecutors appeal Hernandez's voided murder conviction |Jun 23, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts prosecutors on Friday appealed a court ruling that erased former NFL star Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction in the 2013 killing of a semi-professional football player.Hernandez's conviction in the fatal shooting of...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game |Jun 23, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were:1st:9 Winning Spirit-2nd:12 Lucky Charms-3rd:2 Lucky Star, Race Time: 1:47.32(1st: 9 Winning Spirit, 2nd: 12 Lucky Charms, 3rd:...

Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman dies at 93 |Jun 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Emmy-winning TV journalist Gabe Pressman has died at the age of 93.Pressman's longtime employer, NBC New York (http://bit.ly/2rZ2DZR ), announced his death Friday on Twitter.Pressman launched his six-decade broadcast career after...

Lawsuit seeking to save 15K trees from solar farm dismissed |Jun 23, 2017

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) A lawsuit seeking to block a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm to power the park has been dismissed.A Superior Court judge said in a ruling Monday that the...

Grand jury says Portland officer justified in fatal shooting |Jun 23, 2017

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) A grand jury has cleared a Portland police officer who used deadly force last month against a man who was armed with a utility knife.The Multnomah County District Attorney's Office said Friday the grand jury found Officer...

Black off-duty St. Louis officer shot by white officer |Jun 23, 2017

ST. LOUIS (AP) A black St. Louis police officer, who was off duty when he heard a commotion near his home and tried to help fellow officers arrest three black suspects, was shot by a white officer who did not recognize him, police said.A white...

Los Angeles County authorities say father of missing 5-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of son's murder |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Los Angeles County authorities say father of missing 5-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of son's murder.

Missing man sought in Southern California wilderness |Jun 23, 2017

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) Southern California authorities are searching a wilderness area for an avid hiker who hasn't been seen since last weekend.The Ventura County Sheriff's Department says 65-year-old Clyde Miller's car was found near a...

'Peace' buttons on bridge provoke anxiety, road closure |Jun 23, 2017

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) In one North Carolina city, authorities decided it might be too dangerous to give peace a chance.News outlets report Interstate 240 in Asheville and a bridge over it were closed for about 10 minutes Thursday while police...

Police: Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized |Jun 23, 2017

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) Police say a pit bull that mauled two young children in Pennsylvania as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats is being euthanized next week.Police say a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl suffered puncture...

Bridge-name gridlock: NY inches toward spelling-error fix |Jun 23, 2017

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) The political gridlock in a battle to fix the spelling of New York City's Verrazano-Narrows Bridge has eased slightly.The state Senate has passed a bill that would change the spelling, which has been wrong for over 50...

University of Missouri revokes Cosby's honorary degree |Jun 23, 2017

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) The University of Missouri's Board of Curators has voted unanimously to revoke an honorary degree it granted to Bill Cosby.University system President Mun Choi recommended that the board strip the comedian of a doctorate in...

Snyder urges Michigan House to OK incentives to land Foxconn |Jun 23, 2017

LANSING, Mich. (AP) Gov. Rick Snyder is urging the Republican-led Michigan House to pass economic development tax incentives when it meets in July, saying there's still time to lure a Taiwanese electronics giant to the state.Snyder told The...

Chris Paul re-elected president of the NBPA |Jun 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Chris Paul has been re-elected president of the National Basketball Players Association.Paul's new four-year term begins immediately. He will be assisted by the union's newly elected vice president, Garrett Temple of the...

Upstate New York police officer charged with raping minor |Jun 23, 2017

WOODRIDGE, N.Y. (AP) Authorities say a police officer for an upstate New York village has been charged with raping a minor.State police say 25-year-old Woodridge resident Yermia "Jeremy" Solomon was charged this week with endangering the...

How major US stock market indexes fared on Friday |Jun 23, 2017

U.S. stock indexes nudged higher Friday after energy companies clawed back some of their sharp losses from earlier in the week.On Friday:The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose 3.80 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,438.30.The Dow Jones industrial...

Freshman series 'Downward Dog' canceled by ABC |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The producer of ABC's freshman series "Downward Dog" says the comedy has been canceled after eight episodes.Executive producer Jimmy Miller said the show will air its last two episodes on ABC Tuesday.Miller said Friday that ABC...

Police: UPS shooter in San Francisco armed with stolen guns |Jun 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A San Francisco UPS driver who killed three colleagues in a shooting rampage at a company warehouse was armed with two stolen guns and appeared to target his victims, police said Friday.Police Commander Greg McEachern told a...

Mobster believed to be oldest in federal prison freed at 100 |Jun 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A reputed Colombo crime family underboss reported to be the oldest inmate in the federal prison system has been released at the age of 100.Newsday (http://nwsdy.li/2tCZw76 ) reports John "Sonny" Franzese left the Federal Medical...

Police: No charges for homeowner who fatally shot 2 robbers |Jun 23, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Northern California police said Friday that a homeowner acted in self-defense when he fatally shot two men during an attempted home invasion robbery.Brentwood Police officials say surveillance footage from a neighbor's camera...

Police: Man faces charges after stealing more than 500 signs |Jun 23, 2017

AVON LAKE, Ohio (AP) An Ohio man is facing charges after police say he stole more than 500 signs, claiming they were an eyesore and a distraction to drivers.John Hoelzl, of Avon Lake, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of receiving...

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak |Jun 23, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."Barry Cadden...

Watch ole 'Bandit' run: Fans ride to Georgia for film's 40th |Jun 23, 2017

ATLANTA (AP) They had a long way to go and a short time to get there, but hundreds of fans in Trans Ams have put the hammer down and made it to Atlanta to celebrate the 40th anniversary of "Smokey and the Bandit."About 350 cars this week...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn't happen this week |Jun 23, 2017

A roundup of some of the most popular, but completely untrue, headlines of the week. None of these stories are legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts:NOT REAL:...

Indiana crackdown on opioids sparks more pharmacy robberies |Jun 23, 2017

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) When Indiana cracked down on the opioid crisis, it accidentally helped spark a wave of pharmacy robberies, eventually reporting more robberies than any other state.The frequent holdups show how the opioid epidemic shape-shifts...

Charity website cites threats in removing hate group labels |Jun 23, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) A website that maintains a massive database of information about U.S. charities said Friday that it will remove warning labels flagging dozens of nonprofits as hate groups after threats directed at its staff.GuideStar said...

Man accused of killing deputy, 2 others takes plea deal |Jun 23, 2017

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) An Arkansas man has been sentenced to life in prison without parole after pleading guilty to killing a sheriff's deputy and two other people last month.Little Rock television station KATV reports James Arthur Bowden was...

LA Clippers take South Carolina's Thornwell in draft |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) The Los Angeles Clippers paid their way into the NBA draft Thursday night to pick up South Carolina guard Sindarius Thornwell.The 48th-overall pick belonged to the Milwaukee Bucks before the Clippers acquired it for...

Breast milk jeweler ordered to refund customers, return milk |Jun 23, 2017

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) A Rhode Island company that makes jewelry from breast milk has been ordered to refund customers and return the breast milk they sent. WPRI-TV reports a state Superior Court judge this week approved a...

Eco-group billboard blitz to greet Interior chief in Montana |Jun 23, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Environmental groups plan to crash the homecoming in Montana next week of President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary with billboards, television ads and speeches to pressure him on issues from national monuments...

21 dogs, 5 animal carcasses found in now-condemned NY house |Jun 23, 2017

STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) Police in New York's Rockland County have found 21 huskies and five animal carcasses that were presumed to be dogs in what authorities say were "squalid conditions" at a home that smelled of dead animals.The Journal News...