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July 17, 2014 - 7:10am
1 week 1 day ago

CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — Police in southern Kentucky say they got a surprise delivery after charging a man with shoplifting — five pizzas showed up at the station.

Officers say 29-year-old Michael Harp asked to make a call on his cellphone Tuesday afternoon while being booked in Corbin. A short time later, police say, a pizza delivery driver showed up to deliver to "Officer Wilson," the name of the officer who arrested Harp.

Police say they linked the call...

July 17, 2014 - 6:19am
1 week 17 hours ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — From Adolf Hitler down to the petty bureaucrats who staffed the Nazi death camps, thousands of perpetrators of World War II war crimes were eventually written up in vast reams of investigative files — files that now, for the first time, can be viewed in their entirety by the public.

The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington has obtained a full copy of the U.N. War Crimes Commission archive that has largely been locked away for the past 70 years...

July 17, 2014 - 5:58am
1 week 13 hours ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:

1. PASSENGER JET SHOT DOWN OVER UKRAINE

Both the government and the pro-Russia separatists fighting in the region deny any responsibility for downing the Malaysia Airlines plane, which was carrying 298 people.

2. MIND-BOGGLING COINCIDENCE FOR AIRLINES

Malaysia reels from the second tragedy to hit its...

July 17, 2014 - 5:48am
1 week 9 hours ago

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A north-central Washington sheriff issued an urgent evacuation notice late Thursday for the wildfire-threatened small town of Pateros and officials were also evacuating a hospital in a nearby town, authorities said.

Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers issued the evacuation notice for the town of Pateros and a hospital in nearby Brewster, county sheriff's dispatchers confirmed. Pateros has a population of about 650 people and Brewster is home to...

July 17, 2014 - 5:17am
1 week 1 day ago

The price of oil surged to near $103 a barrel Thursday after a U.S. inventories report showed a larger-than-expected drop in crude oil supplies.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was up $1.64 at $102.84 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Wednesday, the Nymex contract added $1.24 to close at $101.20.

On Wednesday, the U.S. Energy Information Administration said U.S. crude oil...

July 17, 2014 - 5:05am
1 week 1 day ago

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — The Palestinian-American teenager who relatives say was beaten by Israeli authorities has returned home to Florida and says he will never think of freedom in the same way again.

Tariq Abu Khdeir, 15, and his mother flew back to Tampa late Wednesday on a flight arriving from New York and were greeted by about 50 cheering supporters waving American and Palestinian flags. The Khdeirs had flown out of Israel earlier in the day.

"I am...

July 17, 2014 - 4:54am
1 week 19 hours ago

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Four days into the search for a missing pregnant woman in Maui, her half-sister and a group of volunteers got their first serious clues, finding a skirt, shirt and bra that appeared stained with blood. The sister recognized the items as belonging to 27-year-old Carly Scott and the searchers called police.

That led to a turning point in what started as a missing persons case — the discovery of a jawbone that would eventually help authorities file a...

July 17, 2014 - 4:47am
1 week 22 hours ago

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The arrest of a prominent immigration activist and former journalist at a Texas airport was a reminder of the latitude that the U.S. Border Patrol has in conducting checkpoints.

Jose Antonio Vargas, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was detained at the McAllen/Miller International Airport in south Texas this week after being questioned about his citizenship status while visiting the region to attend vigils related to the Central American immigration surge....

July 17, 2014 - 4:44am
1 week 11 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A woman seen in a video being pummeled by a California Highway Patrol officer alongside a Los Angeles freeway filed a civil rights lawsuit Thursday.

The lawsuit that attorney Caree Harper filed in federal court on behalf of Marlene Pinnock names the commissioner of the CHP, the unidentified officer in the July 1 video and other officers as defendants.

The now-viral video recorded by a passing driver shows Pinnock, 51, being...

July 17, 2014 - 4:40am
1 week 15 hours ago

STOCKTON, Calif. (AP) — Misty Holt-Singh had just popped into the bank, leaving her 12-year-old daughter in the car, when the horror began. An hour later, the mother of two lay dead after a bank robbery and planned hostage-taking spun into a chaotic police chase and furious gunbattle during which two holdup men were killed, authorities said.

Holt-Singh was found dead at the end of a shootout in which one of the robbers who took her hostage used her as a human shield,...

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