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  • Police tear gas, water cannons at Chilean protest

    5 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Student protesters have fled a tear gas truck and police water cannons during a march through the Chilean capital, but no injuries or arrests have been reported. Thousands of young people unhappy with the pace of ...

  • Irish peacemaker, ex-premier Reynolds dies at 81

    5 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) DUBLIN (AP) — Albert Reynolds, the risk-taking Irish prime minister who played a key role in delivering peace to Northern Ireland but struggled to keep his own governments intact, died Thursday after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was ...

  • California plans aid to immigrant minors

    5 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers will approve legislation supported by Gov. Jerry Brown to spend $3 million in state money to provide legal help for unaccompanied children from Central America, Democratic leaders announced Thursday. Making the money available to ...

  • Kent State '54' helmets to honor deceased teammate

    5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State coach Paul Haynes says players grieving the death of center Jason Bitsko plan to honor him by wearing his number 54 on their helmets this season. The 21-year-old Bitsko was found unresponsive in the ...

  • California to appeal ruling tossing death penalty

    5 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's attorney general said Thursday she will appeal a federal court ruling that called the state's death penalty unconstitutional. The announcement by Attorney General Kamala Harris came after U.S. District Judge Cormac Carney in Los Angeles ...

  • Deals only a click away for back-to-school season

    10 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It's mid-August, and parents are scrambling to outfit their kids with backpacks, gadgets and jeans as the clock winds down toward the first day of school. But don't fret. This season, stores are offering new services ...

  • Man in mystery selfie comes forward in LA County

    5 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say they've identified the couple whose selfie was snapped with a Southern California burglary victim's phone. Los Angeles County sheriff's Deputy Joshua Dubin says Thursday that a man came forward and is working with ...

  • Prison time for woman charged in baby sitter death

    5 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) OGDEN, Utah (AP) — When she died, Alexis Rasmussen was a 16-year-old Utah girl trying to find her own identity, her mother said. Instead, Rasmussen found Dea Millerberg, a 41-year-old woman who was sentenced Thursday for helping her husband dispose ...

  • US average rate on 30-year home loan 4.10 percent

    5 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) Average U.S. rates on long-term fixed mortgages declined this week, with the 30-year loan rate hitting its 52-week low. Here's a look at rates for fixed and adjustable-rate mortgages this week and over the past year: Current avg. Last week ...

  • Court decision delayed on Marine's Iraq vanishing

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — A defense attorney said Thursday that a Marine accused of deserting his unit a decade ago in Iraq was kept in Lebanon for eight years while he faced a military trial there. The Marine officer ...

  • Drought hits food supplies in Central America

    6 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Central America is having one of its worst droughts in decades, and experts are warning that major farm losses and the deaths of hundreds of cattle in the region could leave hundreds of thousands of families ...

  • Former Vatican City governor Szoka dies at age 86

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — Edmund Szoka, an American cardinal who served as governor and financial administrator of the Vatican and was a confidant of St. John Paul II, has died at age 86. Szoka died of natural causes Wednesday night at ...

  • Nixon orders withdrawal of Guard from Ferguson

    6 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Gov. Jay Nixon says his decision to draw down the Missouri National Guard in Ferguson follows progress in stemming upheaval in the St. Louis suburb since a white police officer fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old. ...

  • Airlines, cruise ships monitoring Caribbean system

    6 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Airlines and cruise ship companies are monitoring the progress of a tropical disturbance approaching the Lesser Antilles at the eastern end of the Caribbean. Forecasters at the U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said the system ...

  • US inspector finds Beyonce, Jay-Z Cuba trip legal

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — The U.S. Treasury Department's inspector general has determined Jay-Z and Beyonce's fifth-anniversary trip to Cuba last year was legal under rules allowing educational travel to the island. The music superstars angered several Republican politicians in Florida with ...

  • Couples still seeking elusive hometown win

    6 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) — It will remain a sore spot with Fred Couples until he's finally able to add the accomplishment to his resume. For all the tournament's won during his career, Couples has still never won playing back home ...

  • Brad Keselowski gets 1st NASCAR Truck Series win

    6 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BRISTOL, Tenn. (AP) — Brad Keselowski earned his first NASCAR Truck Series victory on Thursday, becoming the first father-son duo to do so. Keselowski passed defending champion Kyle Busch with 75 laps to go and held off Busch's teammate Darrell ...

  • ESPN's Linda Cohn sues NY rink over off-ice injury

    6 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BREWSTER, N.Y. (AP) — An ESPN anchor is suing a suburban New York hockey rink over a painful off-ice injury. Linda Cohn says a heavy change-making machine fell on her arm at Hudson Valley's Brewster Ice Arena and sliced her ...

  • Ice bucket challenge goes awry, firefighters hurt

    6 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Kentucky say two firefighters were seriously injured when the fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line as they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge. Campbellsville Police Chief ...

  • Guide on TV's 'Wild West Alaska' pleads guilty

    6 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A hunting guide who appears on the Animal Planet television show "Wild West Alaska" has pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor hunting or guiding violations. Jim West, of Anchorage and Copper Center, entered the pleas Wednesday in ...

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