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  • AP Top Headlines At 7:35 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) Angry over journalist's death, world powers consider new front against Islamic State Special forces tried to rescue American hostages in Syria this summer but didn't find them US official: More airstrikes in Iraq since video of journalist's death was released ...

  • Parks Service bans drones over Appalachian Trail

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) PITTSBURGH (AP) — The National Park Service has banned drones from flying over the Appalachian Trail. The Park Service said Wednesday the interim rule prohibits launching, landing or operating unmanned aircraft from or on Appalachian National Scenic Trail lands. The ...

  • Last 4 hostages freed in suburban Chicago standoff

    3 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) HARVEY, Ill. (AP) — About two dozen heavily armed law enforcement officers stormed a home in Chicago's southern suburbs Wednesday to free four remaining hostages and capture two suspects, ending a 20-hour standoff that police say began as a robbery ...

  • Why Bank of America deal might not cost it $17B

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated ...

  • Father's claims he didn't kill driver get boost

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ANGLETON, Texas (AP) — A Texas father's claims he did not fatally shoot a drunken driver who caused an accident that killed his two sons seem to have received a boost from testimony by prosecution witnesses. David Barajas (bah-RAH'-hahs) is ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 7:14 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) Emmys: Billy Crystal to pay tribute to Williams Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation Review: A sweet Moretz rescues 'If I Stay' And the Emmy winners are...? We're happy to guess! Seth Meyers prizes his new role as Emmycast host ...

  • Mormon school removes gay-marriage cards at store

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Greeting cards celebrating same-sex marriages turned up at the Brigham Young University bookstore Tuesday. Placed by Hallmark, the cards reading "Mr. and Mr." and "Mrs. and Mrs." were quickly removed when bookstore staff discovered them ...

  • Photographer sues Bieber over Hawaii altercation

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A photographer who says he was assaulted by Justin Bieber's bodyguard on a Hawaii beach last year is suing the pop singer for assault and negligence. Aja Oxman sued Bieber and bodyguard Dwayne Patterson on Wednesday ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 7:13 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) Man who lived years as hermit adjusts to society George W. Bush takes ice bucket challenge Los Angeles port welcomes massive rubber duck Stolen shopping scooter ride leads to jail Police have beef with shoplifting suspect An 86-year-old Utah woman ...

  • Police seek mystery pair in selfies after burglary

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are looking for two people whose selfies appeared in the online storage account of a Southern California burglary victim. Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Joshua Dubin says investigators don't know if the people in ...

  • Grand jury hears evidence in Ferguson case

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A grand jury has begun hearing evidence as it weighs possible charges against the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot 18-year-old Michael Brown. St. Louis County prosecutor's spokesman Ed Magee confirmed the panel heard evidence Wednesday ...

  • Embattled Sen. Begich's secret weapon: Alaska

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Mark Begich wants Alaskans to know he is one of them and an independent voice against President Barack Obama. But Tuesday's primary produced a GOP nominee with a military record that could hold ...

  • Rose sits out US exhibition vs Dominican Republic

    3 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Derrick Rose is sitting out the U.S. national's team exhibition game against the Dominican Republic on Wednesday night, with coach Mike Krzyzewski saying he wants to look at other guards. Rose has sat out the last ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 7:07 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) Hoyer beats injury, Manziel to win starting job Tony Stewart skips 3rd race after Ward's death Serena Williams seeded No. 1 at US Open; Halep 2nd Kent State starting center dies at 21 On day 2 after Miller's injury, Buckeyes ...

  • Wheeler wins again, Mets end 3-game skid

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak. Zack Wheeler (9-8) allowed two earned runs while ...

  • Flood cleanup begins in Phoenix after heavy storms

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — Residents began cleaning up Wednesday from devastating flooding that slammed Arizona a day earlier, trapping people in vehicles and homes and destroying up to $2 million worth of inventory at a cactus nursery north of Phoenix. The ...

  • SeaWorld drops appeal of OSHA violation

    3 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — SeaWorld Entertainment has dropped an appeal of citations it received after the drowning of a trainer who was pulled under by a killer whale, ending any chance of trainers ever again swimming with orcas during shows. ...

  • APNewsBreak: B ofA reaches $17B settlement with US

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — How much will Bank of America's expected $17 billion mortgage settlement cost the company? The answer is, almost certainly not that much. In mega-settlements negotiated with the government, a dollar is rarely worth an actual dollar. Inflated ...

  • Schilling blames chewing tobacco for mouth cancer

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says he's been treated for mouth cancer and blames the disease on using chewing tobacco for about 30 years. Schilling discussed details on WEEI-FM in Boston on Wednesday. The former Red ...

  • US warns travelers of canceled Venezuela flights

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Come to Venezuela and you might get a longer trip than you bargained for. The U.S. Embassy in Caracas issued an advisory Tuesday urging Americans to be careful when traveling to Venezuela because of the steep ...

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