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  • Settlement reached in lawsuit filed by Ferguson protesters

    9 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — Three Missouri police agencies will restrict their use of tear gas and other chemical agents on crowds as part of a lawsuit settlement with six Ferguson protesters. Court records show that U.S. District Judge Carol Jackson ...

  • Report: Mix of cat litter, salts caused nuclear-dump mishap

    9 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Experts from national laboratories around the country have determined that an incompatible cocktail of nitrate salts and organic cat litter is to blame for a mishap that forced the closure of the nation's only underground nuclear ...

  • Police: Monkey attacks maintenance worker in hospital lot

    10 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina are looking for a monkey that they say attacked a maintenance worker in a hospital parking lot. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said animal control officers were called to Carolinas Medical Center-University Wednesday about the ...

  • Latest on NYC fire, collapse: More than a dozen injured

    10 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — 4:45 P.M. Firefighters say a building on fire in New York City has collapsed and several people have been injured. Orange flames and black smoke are billowing from the facade and roof of the five-story building ...

  • College students make bracelets to help jailed journalists

    10 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — University of Maryland journalism students are raising money to launch a line of bracelets emblazoned with the names of journalists imprisoned around the world to raise money for the cause, and awareness of their plight. ...

  • Union objects to disabled student using faculty restroom

    10 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) MUNHALL, Pa. (AP) — A teachers union says a special needs student at a Pittsburgh-area elementary school shouldn't be allowed to use a faculty restroom even though school officials say it's difficult for the boy to climb steps to reach ...

  • Police: Couple abused boy, 6, for refusing to take medicine

    10 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) INDIANA, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania couple attempted to cover up the severe abuse of a 6-year-old who refused to take his medicine by waiting more than five hours to get medical help and lying to doctors and investigators ...

  • US official guilty of covering for ex-worker who kept salary

    10 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A senior official in the U.S. Bureau of Land Management has been convicted on criminal charges that he covered up for an employee who left the agency for a job in Montana but kept drawing government ...

  • Jurors recommend life without parole for Alabama woman in granddaughter's running death

    10 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jurors recommend life without parole for Alabama woman in granddaughter's running death.

  • Jury has verdict on sentence for grandmother of dead girl

    10 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jurors have reached a verdict on a sentence for an Alabama woman convicted of capital murder in her granddaughter's running death. Court officials were waiting for the verdict to be announced after jurors said they had ...

  • Jury has reached verdict on sentence for Alabama woman in her granddaughter's running death

    10 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — Jury has reached verdict on sentence for Alabama woman in her granddaughter's running death.

  • Narcotics dog who ingested meth during search dies

    11 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Barney, the Tacoma police narcotics dog that became sick after ingesting methamphetamine during a drug investigation, has died. The Olympian reports ( ) that the 11-year-old black Labrador mix died Wednesday night. His handler, Officer Henry ...

  • Michigan man retraces Daniel Boone's trip into Kentucky

    11 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT BOONESBOROUGH, Ky. (AP) — Keeping up a quick pace to the end, Curtis Penix didn't look like someone who walked nearly 240 miles in the footsteps of frontiersman Daniel Boone. The trip through the Appalachian terrain was inspired by ...

  • Lawyer disputes police's hoax claim, says California woman was kidnapped and boyfriend drugged

    11 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) VALLEJO, Calif. (AP) — Lawyer disputes police's hoax claim, says California woman was kidnapped and boyfriend drugged.

  • US government approves Dallas club's rhino import permit

    11 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — The U.S. government will allow a Texas man to import the carcass of an endangered black rhinoceros he hopes to kill in Africa as part of a conservation fundraiser. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Thursday ...

  • Firefighters at scene of reported building collapse in NYC

    11 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The New York City fire department says it's at the scene of a Manhattan building collapse. The FDNY says it has no immediate reports of injuries. The mixed occupancy building is near Second Avenue and Seventh ...

  • Man who crashed into Denver cop at protest held on $50K bond

    11 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — A driver accused of concealing his history of seizures to get a license and striking and seriously injuring a Denver police officer during a protest over police killings was ordered held on $50,000 bond Thursday. A judge ...

  • Murder charge filed in California body-in-barrel case

    11 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 40-year-old California man used a hammer to kill another man before stuffing his body inside a plastic barrel and dumping it in front of this town's city hall. Prosecutors charged Christopher McNatt on ...

  • The nation's fastest growing metro areas

    11 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — New figures released by the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday show that six Florida metro areas were among the nation's top 20 fastest-growing cities in the United States. Below are the 20 fastest growing metro areas, ...

  • Lawyer releases Bergdahl's description of captivity, torture

    11 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl described his five years as a Taliban captive in a note released Thursday by his attorney Eugene Fidell. Here are verbatim excerpts, with no spelling or grammar changes and only paragraph breaks added for clarity. "In the ...

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