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August 19, 2014 - 6:03pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to a Los Angeles suburb, told a California judge Tuesday he won't contest his return in custody to Nevada, a sheriff's official said.

The man born Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver waived extradition in Ventura County Superior Court following his arrest Friday at an extended-stay hotel in Simi Valley, Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar...

August 19, 2014 - 6:00pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved a new capsule-based drug to treat Gaucher's disease.

Regulators approved the new drug, Cerdelga, for patients with the Type 1 form of the rare genetic disorder, which causes excess fat to build up in the spleen, liver and bone marrow.

Cerdelga is from Genzyme, the specialty drugmaker that introduced the first drug for Gaucher's disease 20 years ago. The oral treatment could serve...

August 19, 2014 - 5:54pm
1 week 3 days ago

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard — and still the violence erupts nightly in the town of Ferguson, Missouri.

After more than a week of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, law enforcement and political leaders are left struggling for answers to a frustrating question: What can we do...

August 19, 2014 - 5:51pm
1 week 3 days ago

They've lined the streets with police in riot gear, brought in a new black commander with an empathetic manner, imposed a curfew, lifted it and deployed the National Guard. But violence is still erupting nightly in Ferguson, Missouri.

After nine days of unrest following the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old black man, law enforcement and political leaders are looking for ways to restore peace to the community.

    Thomas...

August 19, 2014 - 5:48pm
1 week 3 days ago

COOS BAY, Ore. (AP) — A prosecutor says a gunman who shot at five vehicles on an Oregon beach parking lot, killing a Michigan man, later killed himself.

Coos (kooz) County District Attorney Paul Frasier said that investigators have no motive for the shootings, but they have reason to believe that 34-year-old Zachary Brimhall of Douglas may have also "done harm" to his father, whose vehicle was found in another rural area.

Investigators found several...

August 19, 2014 - 5:48pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama's former campaign manager and White House senior adviser David Plouffe is joining car service startup Uber as it seeks to expand in cities worldwide.

Plouffe will serve as Uber's senior vice president of policy and strategy, bringing a campaign mindset to a company that has faced resistance in some U.S. cities from the taxi industry and regulators.

"Uber has been in a campaign but hasn't been running one. That...

August 19, 2014 - 5:32pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is promising to change the way travelers can ask to be removed from its no-fly list of suspected terrorists banned from air travel.

The decision comes after a federal judge's ruling that there was no meaningful way to challenge the designation, a situation deemed unconstitutional. In response, the Justice Department said the U.S. will change the process during the next six months. As of late last summer, about 48,000 people were...

August 19, 2014 - 5:22pm
1 week 3 days ago

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Powerball ticket sold in West Virginia that was worth $1 million from the Feb. 11 drawing has gone unclaimed.

West Virginia Lottery spokesman Randy Burnside says no one stepped forward by the Aug. 11 deadline. Ticketholders have 180 days from the drawing date to claim their prizes. The ticket matching five of the six Powerball numbers was sold on Wheeling Island.

Burnside says the retailer will still receive a $10,000 bonus...

August 19, 2014 - 5:15pm
1 week 2 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The nation's largest private prison company, Corrections Corp. of America, has paid more than $8 million in back wages and benefits to current and former employees guarding federal inmates at a prison in California City, officials with the U.S. Department of Labor said Tuesday.

The payments came after an investigation found that the federal prison subcontractor underpaid 362 employees at the California City Correctional Center under the terms of its...

August 19, 2014 - 5:13pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A unit of Hain Celestial Group Inc. is recalling some peanut and almond butter because of possible salmonella contamination.

The company said Tuesday that there have been reports of four illnesses that may be related to the nut butters. They were sold under the brand names Arrowhead Mills peanut butters and MaraNatha almond butters and peanut butters. Also being recalled were some lots of private label almond butter from grocers Whole Foods, Trader Joe's...

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