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  • Texas prosecutor seeks to clear convicted rapist

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas man who said he pleaded guilty to a 1990 rape because his attorney advised him to avoid trial may soon be exonerated, the Dallas County district attorney said Thursday. Craig Watkins said he will seek ...

  • Alaska train to resume service after cars derail

    3 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A tourist railway in Alaska is set to resume operations after a derailment injured 23 people. White Pass and Yukon Route Railroad Chairman John Finlayson said the company plans to resume service Friday. Two vintage locomotives ...

  • Jarrod Lyle opens with 67 in US return

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Jarrod Lyle shot a 4-under 67 on Thursday in the Web.com Tour's Midwest Classic, the Australian's first U.S. event since his second bout with leukemia. The 32-year-old Lyle, travelling with wife Briony and 2-year-old daughter ...

  • Australian reporter imprisoned in Egypt to appeal

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — An Australian Al-Jazeera journalist will appeal his conviction on charges that he aided Egypt's outlawed Muslim Brortherhood. Journalist Peter Greste's spokeswoman Heidi Ross said Friday that he would appeal. She could not say whether his two ...

  • Golf Capsules

    3 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — Tim Petrovic and Michael Putnam shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny, breezy afternoon conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. The 47-year-old Petrovic was the last player to get in ...

  • States where immigrant children are released

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) States with established Central American immigrant communities have received the most unaccompanied children released to sponsors this year after they were arrested at the U.S.-Mexico border. Here's a state-by-state breakdown of the 30,340 who have been released through July 7: ...

  • Fox, Arnett share 'TMNT' love with Comic-Con crowd

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — For the human stars of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," it's all about Michelangelo. When asked by a fan during a Comic-Con panel which member of the sewer-dwelling, pizza-loving superhero team was their favorite, Megan Fox and ...

  • Eau Canada: Caravan totes water to Detroit

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — A caravan of Canadians bringing jugs with 1,000 liters of water arrived in Detroit on Thursday afternoon in a symbolic protest against the bankrupt city shutting off water to residents who haven't paid their bills. Eleven vehicles ...

  • Phoenix breaks temperature with record high of 116

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — The scorching weather in Phoenix has broken a record as the mercury hit 116. The National Weather Service says the temperature on Thursday afternoon overtakes the record of 114 which was set on this date in 2006. ...

  • Ex-Nevada linebacker Mauga signs with KC Chiefs

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Former Nevada linebacker Josh Mauga (MAH'-guh) has signed a one-year contract with the Kansas City Chiefs. The 27-year-old Fallon native who was an all-state selection at Churchill County High School originally signed with the New York ...

  • Obama, Mexico's leader plot border surge strategy

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is praising Mexico's attempts to target smugglers who are trafficking unaccompanied children from Central America through Mexico to the United States. Obama spoke to Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto (PAYN'-yuh nee-EH'-toh) on Thursday, the ...

  • Wimbledon runner-up Bouchard WDs from Citi Open

    3 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Wimbledon runner-up Eugenie Bouchard withdrew Thursday from the Citi Open next week. Tournament officials didn't provide a reason for Bouchard's decision to pull out of the Washington event. She hasn't played on tour since losing to Petra ...

  • Arizona execution: Lawyer said inmate not in pain

    3 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes. A transcript of ...

  • Museums plan Piero di Cosimo exhibit in US, Italy

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Renaissance artist Piero di Cosimo's career in painting will be examined next year in a major exhibition planned for Washington and Florence, Italy. The National Gallery of Art will announce Friday that it's organizing the first major ...

  • 2 women guilty in California nightclub beating

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California jury has convicted two women of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub. Candace Brito and Vanesa Zavala were found guilty Thursday of voluntary manslaughter and ...

  • Putnam, Petrovic share Canadian Open lead

    4 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) MONTREAL (AP) — Michael Putnam and Tim Petrovic shared the first-round lead in the Canadian Open on Thursday, shooting 6-under 64 in sunny conditions at rain-softened Royal Montreal. Canadian amateur Taylor Pendrith and Kyle Stanley were a stroke back, and ...

  • Dwayne Johnson holds surprise 'Hercules' screening

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN DIEGO (AP) — Hercules came to Comic-Con. Dwayne Johnson made an unannounced appearance Thursday inside the San Diego Convention Center's largest exhibition hall. He slapped high-fives with fans and announced a free, advanced screening of his latest movie, "Hercules." ...

  • Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

    4 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — An 80-year-old California man says he shot and killed a fleeing woman who had been burglarizing his home, despite her plea that she was pregnant. Tom Greer, of Long Beach, tells KNBC-TV (http://bit.ly/UoWMav ) he confronted ...

  • Horsfield, Crocker reach US Junior quarterfinals

    4 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) THE WOODLANDS, Texas (AP) — Qualifying medalists Sam Horsfield and Sean Crocker each won two matches Thursday in the U.S. Junior Amateur to quarterfinals at The Club at Carlton Woods. The 17-year-old Horsfield, from England, beat South Korea's Won Jun ...

  • Moss powers A's past Astros

    4 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Brandon Moss hit a grand slam and the Oakland Athletics gave Jeff Samardzija more run support Thursday than he has had all season in a 13-1 victory over the Houston Astros. Jed Lowrie had three hits ...

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