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  • State senator pleads not guilty to racketeering

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A California state senator previously charged with bribery has pleaded not guilty to a new charge of racketeering. State Sen. Leland Yee also pleaded not guilty on Thursday to charges of accepting and soliciting bribes in ...

  • Chiefs safety Berry leaves practice with injury

    2 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) — Eric Berry left Chiefs practice on Thursday after hurting his right ankle, the second injury that the Pro Bowl safety has sustained so far in training camp. Berry dislocated his finger in an earlier practice. ...

  • Snowden's asylum status in Russia ending

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Edward Snowden's temporary asylum status in Russia will expire at midnight Thursday, but the former U.S. National Security Agency systems administrator appears set to stay on until authorities decide on his application for an extension. Snowden was ...

  • Cracked rail caused 2012 Md. coal train derailment

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A coal train derailment that killed two Maryland college students was caused by a broken rail, the National Transportation Safety Board said Thursday. The NTSB's conclusion was part of a 19-page report on its investigation into the ...

  • California ex-mayor sentenced in corruption case

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former mayor of the scandal-ridden city of Bell has been sentenced to serve a year in Los Angeles County jail and five years of probation. Oscar Hernandez was ordered Thursday to pay $241,000 in restitution ...

  • Israel vows to destroy Hamas tunnels

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday that Israel will destroy Hamas' tunnel network in the Gaza Strip designed for deadly attacks inside Israel, "with or without a cease-fire," as the military called up another 16,000 reservists to ...

  • Travel ban for Sierra Leone players over Ebola

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — The Sierra Leone soccer team has been banned from traveling to the Seychelles for an African Cup of Nations qualifier because of fears over the deadly Ebola virus. Players and officials were barred from boarding ...

  • Kellogg's sales hurt as dieters drop Special K

    2 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Kellogg's cereal sales are struggling, in part because Special K is falling out of fashion with dieters. The company, based in Battle Creek, Michigan, said Thursday that its profit fell 16 percent in the second quarter ...

  • Eric Cantor steps down as House majority leader

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Eric Cantor has used his farewell as House majority leader to lament what he calls a diminished U.S. role in a world that he says is rife with instability and terror. The Virginia Republican spoke on ...

  • GOP chairman: Party competing for black votes

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — The chairman of the Republican National Committee says the GOP has been working to better compete for black and minority votes as it eyes the 2016 presidential race. Reince Priebus (ryns PREE'-bus) said the party has established ...

  • AP source: Lackey traded from Red Sox to Cards

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have traded right-hander John Lackey to the St. Louis Cardinals for right-hander Joe Kelly and outfielder Allen Craig before Thursday's deadline, a person with knowledge of the deal said. The person spoke on ...

  • Las Vegas man sentenced for Utah prostitution case

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Las Vegas man convicted in a southern Utah prostitution case will serve 180 days in a county jail. A Utah judge sentenced Leroy Haley Wednesday and ordered him to pay $1,500 in fines. Investigators ...

  • Nevada taxable sales up 8 percent in May

    3 hours ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada's taxable sales rose 8 percent in May compared to the same month a year ago, but sales and use tax collections are lagging behind projections for the current fiscal year by about one-half of a ...

  • French experts in Burkina Faso to ID victims

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — A presidential aide says two French experts are in Burkina Faso to collect DNA samples from the relatives who lost family members in the Air Algerie plane crash. Gen. Gilbert Diendere said Thursday it is ...

  • WWE Network hits 700K subscriber mark in 5 months

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WWE is set to make its deep vault of classic matches on its video-streamed network available around the globe. WWE has hit 700,000 subscribers since the company home to Hulk Hogan, Brock Lesnar and John Cena launched the WWE Network ...

  • Immigration courts speed up children's cases

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Immigration courts are speeding up hearings for the tens of thousands of Central American children caught on the U.S. border after criticism that the backlogged system is letting immigrants stay in the country for years while ...

  • UN official: Vietnam violates religious freedom

    3 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A U.N. official who went to Vietnam to assess religious freedom in this Southeast Asian country said Thursday that security agents closely monitored his visit and people he wanted to meet were harassed and intimidated. Heiner ...

  • SeaWorld, Southwest Airlines ending partnership

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Southwest Airlines and SeaWorld Entertainment are ending their 25-year-old marketing partnership, as the airline has come under fire from animal rights activists over the relationship. Officials at both companies said Thursday that the partnership wouldn't be ...

  • Brian Dennehy, Mia Farrow to star on Broadway

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A.R. Gurney's romantic play "Love Letters" is about to hit Broadway again with some big movie stars. The two-person work, composed of letters exchanged over a lifetime between friends who grew up together, will star Brian ...

  • Thursday's Sports Scoreboard

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times Eastern American League Chicago White Sox 0, Detroit 0 -1 L.A. Angels vs Baltimore, 7:05 p.m. Seattle vs Cleveland, 7:05 p.m. Minnesota vs Kansas City, 8:10 p.m. Toronto vs Houston, 8:10 p.m. National League Colorado vs Chicago Cubs, ...

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