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July 24, 2014 - 9:14am
53 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A South Carolina pork-and-poultry executive was charged after police say he tried to enter a congressional office building in Washington with a loaded handgun.

Ronald William Prestage, 59, of Camden, South Carolina, was arrested after he tried to enter the Cannon House Office Building Wednesday morning with a 9 mm Ruger, said U.S. Capitol Police.

A court document says Prestage's briefcase was put through an X-ray machine, and the...

July 24, 2014 - 9:13am
3 hours 40 min ago

COTATI, Calif. (AP) — A rare redwood tree in a small Northern California city will be replanted instead of being sawed down to make way for planned railway tracks.

The San Francisco Chronicle reported Wednesday (http://bit.ly/1nXeyZm ) that the 52-foot-tall chimeric coast redwood in Cotati will be dug up next month.

It'll be moved about 450 feet near the east platform at Cotati station, where future riders of Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit will have...

July 24, 2014 - 8:37am
9 hours 49 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits fell last week to its lowest level in more than eight years.

Weekly applications for unemployment aid dropped 19,000 to a seasonally adjusted 284,000, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the lowest reading since February 2006, nearly two years before the Great Recession began.

The four-week average, a less volatile measure, declined 7,250 to 302,000. Claims for jobless...

July 24, 2014 - 8:29am
10 hours 10 min ago

INKSTER, Mich. (AP) — A judge says an ex-convict accused of fatally shooting a 2-year-old girl in front of her father in suburban Detroit should have been behind bars at the time.

Raymone Jackson was arraigned Wednesday on a first-degree murder charge.

Authorities say the 25-year-old man shot KaMiya Gross in the head in Inkster on July 1, then wounded KaMiya's father and a 13-year-old girl. They say the attack was in retaliation for another shooting...

July 24, 2014 - 8:22am
9 hours 30 min ago

Comic-Con is all about bringing fans close to the artists and properties they love — after navigating crowds and waiting in line.

The lineups began as soon as the San Diego Convention Center opened its doors. Fans with four-day passes to the sold-out pop-culture spectacular gained early admission to the showroom floor Wednesday night, where they were the first to see a 10-foot-tall Transformer, a Lego Spider-Man and a life-sized, road-ready Hot Wheels car inspired by...

July 24, 2014 - 7:45am
1 hour 30 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration has lifted its ban on U.S. flights in and out of Israel.

The end of the ban, which the agency had imposed out of concern for the risk of planes being hit by Hamas rockets, was effective at 11:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday.

"Before making this decision, the FAA worked with its U.S. government counterparts to assess the security situation in Israel and carefully reviewed both significant new information and...

July 24, 2014 - 7:40am
10 hours 20 min ago

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A man in Florida apparently got a dose of road rage karma when police say he was run over by his own pickup truck after getting out to bang on another driver's window.

It happened Tuesday evening in Gainesville, Florida.

The Gainesville Sun (http://bit.ly/1rDishr) reports 48-year-old Joseph Carl had been drinking and drove into a vehicle stopped at a red light. He got out of his truck without putting it in park and began...

July 24, 2014 - 7:28am
7 hours 30 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Defense Secretary Robert Gates says he worries there is a perception of the United States "disengaging" from global affairs.

Gates also once headed the CIA. He says he recognizes the ocean-to-ocean diplomacy the Obama administration has been carrying out in the Mideast and Eastern Europe and other world hot spots like Africa.

Yet he says, quote, "I think there is a perception around the world of the United States as...

July 24, 2014 - 6:42am
10 hours 50 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after a video surfaced of another officer using an apparent chokehold on a suspect during an arrest.

Police say the July 14 incident happened at a subway station in East Harlem.

They say 22-year-old Ronald Johns was arrested on a fare-evading charge after walking through an emergency gate without paying.

It happened three days before another...

July 24, 2014 - 6:25am
10 hours 50 min ago

BONITA SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A southwest Florida waitress has dubbed the trio of naked hamburger thieves who broke into an eatery "dumb, dumber and dumbest."

Waitress Nancy Sansevieri was still laughing after police released surveillance video Wednesday showing the college-aged men — two naked and one clad in underwear — stealing 60 hamburgers from Doc's Beach House in Bonita Beach.

Police say the men broke in early Sunday and left a trail of red...

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