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  • Russian-backed rebels aim to push west along coast

    3 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) NOVOAZOVSK, Ukraine (AP) — Their tanks bearing the flag of their would-be state, Russian-backed separatists held control Friday over this coastal town on the new front in the Ukraine conflict and announced their intention to keep pushing west toward a ...

  • Iceland raises volcano aviation alert briefly

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) REYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) — Icelandic authorities briefly raised the aviation warning code to red Friday after a small fissure eruption near Bardarbunga volcano, but no volcanic ash was detected by the radar system. The eruption took place the Holuhraun lava ...

  • Firm: Atlantic City losing 3 casinos, not business

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A Wall Street firm predicted Friday that much of the revenue generated by three Atlantic City casinos that are closing will remain in the city after they're gone. Fitch Ratings predicted in a report that ...

  • Families of Russian troops in Ukraine want answers

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. "He was vague in a way ...

  • Judge dismisses lawsuit challenging Cochran win

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi judge has dismissed a lawsuit that seeks to overturn Sen. Thad Cochran's victory in a Republican primary runoff. Judge Hollis McGehee said Friday that state Sen. Chris McDaniel, who lost to Cochran, failed to ...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    3 hours, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Not immediately available. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press" — Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. ___ CBS' "Face the Nation" — Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz.; Reps. Peter ...

  • US: Too soon evaluate Pakistan offensive

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — U.S. military leaders say it's too soon to tell if Pakistan's offensive against militants in North Waziristan has been effective or simply symbolic. But they say the operations have temporarily disrupted the enemy and sent insurgents ...

  • Houston races dropped from IndyCar slate in 2015

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) FONTANA, Calif. (AP) — The Grand Prix of Houston has been dropped from the IndyCar schedule for 2015. IndyCar ran a doubleheader race at the NRG Park track for the past two years. Scheduling conflicts prompted the change, IndyCar president ...

  • Probation for ex-cop who killed elk named Big Boy

    3 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — A former Boulder, Colorado, police officer convicted of killing a treasured bull elk has been sentenced to four years of probation. The Daily Camera reports ( ) 37-year-old Sam Carter also was ordered Friday to complete ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 3:03 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) Austrian SWAT team raids wrong apartment Shaun the shaggy Aussie sheep finally shorn smooth 3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone Human skull donated to Goodwill store in Texas Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved Museum to display ...

  • 3rd tourist cited for flying drone in Yellowstone

    3 hours, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — For the third time this summer, Yellowstone National Park rangers have cited a tourist for illegally flying a drone in the park. Park officials said Friday that Donald Criswell of Molalla, Oregon, flew an ...

  • Performer out of hospital after Cirque injury

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials with Cirque du Soleil say a performer who was injured during a show in Las Vegas this week has been released from the hospital and is doing well. The accident happened Wednesday, during the Russian ...

  • AP Top Sports News At 2:50 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) Stewart says Ward's death will affect him forever Peng beats another seeded player at US Open Sterling says Clippers deal started with 2 numbers 'Bama opens vs West Virginia with QB questions Vikings WR Simpson gets 3-game suspension by NFL ...

  • Tomic out, sending Ferrer to US Open 3rd round

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Bernard Tomic withdrew from his match at the U.S. Open because of a left hip injury Friday, sending fourth-seeded David Ferrer into the third round. Tomic had surgery on both hips in January. He said the ...

  • Daughter: Joan Rivers is in 'serious condition

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Joan Rivers remained in serious condition in a New York City hospital Friday, one day after going into cardiac arrest at a doctor's office. Melissa Rivers said in a statement Friday that her mother was "receiving ...

  • Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Midday' game

    4 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday morning's drawing of the Arizona Lottery's "All or Nothing Midday" game were: 01-02-05-06-09-10-14-15-18-20 (one, two, five, six, nine, ten, fourteen, fifteen, eighteen, twenty)

  • Ex-Nevada lawmaker due for release from Vegas jail

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former Nevada state lawmaker is due for release from jail, after pleading guilty to felony charges in separate Las Vegas criminal cases dating to the days before his expulsion from the Legislature. Las Vegas police ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 2:37 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Chinese e-commerce rivals challenge Alibaba Tesla, Chinese firm plan 400 charging stations Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP Apple to unveil next products at Sept. 9 event Visual search to shop: gimmick or game changing? New Samsung smartwatch ...

  • Court won't restore Oracle's $1.3B verdict vs. SAP

    4 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court is refusing Oracle Corp.'s request to reinstate a $1.3 billion verdict it won against German rival SAP SE in a long-running copyright dispute. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San ...

  • French girl investigated over alleged jihad plan

    4 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) PARIS (AP) — A 14-year-old French girl has been placed under investigation for allegedly planning to carry out jihad, the third in a group of teenage girls caught before they left home. The Paris prosecutor's office said the girl from ...

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