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  • Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has concluded that a castrated sex offender is no longer a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release from a mental hospital. Lawyers involved in the case say the Orange County ...

  • Ted Bishop resigns as PGA president

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop has been removed as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop was unhappy about comments Poulter made in his book about the Ryder Cup ...

  • Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died

    1 hour, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento County Sheriff says officer shot by assailant has died.

  • Shipping company pleads guilty in molasses spill

    1 hour, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life, but a federal judge said he wants to examine ...

  • UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source ...

  • Post-game riots in Morgantown cost $45,000-plus

    1 hour, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — Riots that erupted after West Virginia University's win over Baylor are costing the city of Morgantown more than $45,000. In a news release late Friday, officials said the expenses include the cost of repairing damage to ...

  • Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music superstar Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma. A post on the singer's verified Twitter account says Clark McEntire passed away Thursday in Coalgate. The director of Brown's Funeral Service in nearby ...

  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A judge has ruled that Oklahoma can require doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital under a law that takes effect Nov. 1. Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves ruled Friday ...

  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his ...

  • Public donations pay for Argentine national park

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines have a new national park that is home to endangered species like jaguars and crowned solitary eagles, thanks to donations from the public to cover the initial cost. Congress this week passed legislation creating ...

  • Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for ...

  • No verdict for Tsarnaev pal; jury returns Monday

    1 hour, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI about being ...

  • Arizona police officer arrested in Nevada sex case

    1 hour, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) LAUGHLIN, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say a police officer from Bullhead City, Arizona, was arrested on an a felony attempted sexual assault charge after he was accused of attacking a woman in a vehicle outside a bar in the Colorado ...

  • Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police: Student shooter in Washington state died of self-inflicted gunshot.

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. ...

  • SHR prepares for future with crew chief swap

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) — When Kurt Busch was eliminated from title contention, it became apparent to both the driver and his owner that any change would need to be done soon. Stewart-Haas Racing will swap the crew chiefs for Busch ...

  • NY, New Jersey issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The governors of New Jersey and New York say they're issuing a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and New York Gov. Andrew ...

  • As Ebola reaches New York, what you need to know

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Now that a doctor in New York has been diagnosed with Ebola, health officials are once again stressing that the virus poses little risk in the U.S. Some questions and answers about Ebola: WHAT IS EBOLA? ...

  • Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The commander of the Utah National Guard says its members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video shoot featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed ...

  • Democrat takes on Cianci for Providence mayor

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The man taking on former mayor and twice-convicted felon Buddy Cianci in the race for mayor of Providence is a Harvard-educated law professor who grew up poor, the son of Guatemalan immigrants. Democrat Jorge Elorza has ...

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