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July 17, 2014 - 12:31pm
1 week 3 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — Storms dumped nearly a foot of rain in parts of North Texas and delayed air and highway travel Thursday.

The National Weather Service issued a flash flood watch through Friday afternoon for the Dallas-Fort Worth area and points north, including Denton, Gainesville, Sherman and Denison.

"We've got high rain chances really all over North and Central Texas," weather service forecaster Jason Dunn in Fort Worth said.

The...

July 17, 2014 - 12:30pm
1 week 3 days ago

DALLAS (AP) — A large, colorful billboard from the 1937 release of the animated film "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" is up for auction.

Heritage Auctions said the rare billboard is expected to sell for at least $10,000 on Saturday in Dallas. The 20-by-9-foot billboard was printed in England to promote the Disney film there. It features three scenes, the main one showing a rosy-cheeked Snow White in front of a castle in her classic outfit with a bright yellow skirt,...

July 17, 2014 - 12:29pm
1 week 3 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — A lawyer for a 12-year-old Detroit boy who was found in the basement of his home says the child is doing well living with his mother, while his father and stepmother deny any abuse and demand a jury trial in their fight for custody.

Attorney Arthur Bowman said during a hearing Thursday that Charlie Bothuell V is in good shape with the biological mother, where the boy was placed. A court referee continued an order suspending the father's visits pending the...

July 17, 2014 - 12:29pm
1 week 3 days ago

Here's your look at highlights from the weekly AP photo report, a gallery featuring a mix of front-page photography, the odd image you might have missed and lasting moments our editors think you should see.

This week's collection includes Beyonce performing during her and Jay-Z's "On the Run" tour in Atlanta; Germany's game-winning goal at the World Cup in Rio de Janeiro; a U.S. helicopter flying over Kabul during fighting between the Taliban and Afghan forces; and an...

July 17, 2014 - 12:26pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrat and Republican lawmakers are fervently pursuing a batch of doomed bills in the U.S. Congress in a bid to woo women whose votes could be decisive in the Nov. 4 midterm elections.

Recent votes on "pay equity" and family leave issues were aimed at women, who are increasingly crucial to Democrats' election hopes, and therefore worrisome to Republicans. Any shift in women's typical turnout or Democratic tilt this fall could determine tight elections...

July 17, 2014 - 12:21pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — American intelligence authorities believe a surface-to-air missile took down a passenger jet in eastern Ukraine on Thursday, a U.S. official said, but the Obama administration was still scrambling to confirm who launched the strike and whether there were American citizens killed in the crash.

Vice President Joe Biden said the incident was "not an accident" and described the Malaysia Airlines plane as having been "blown out of the sky."...

July 17, 2014 - 12:08pm
1 week 3 days ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 14, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

3. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc

4. Monument Valley, ustwo

5. 7 Minute Workout Challenge, Fitness Guide Inc

6. Blek, Denis Mikan

7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd....

July 17, 2014 - 12:06pm
1 week 3 days ago

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The owner of a private Elvis Presley museum in Mississippi has died, two days after authorities say he shot and killed a man who forced his way into the attraction.

Marshall County Coroner James Richard Anderson says 71-year-old Paul MacLeod was found slumped in a chair on his porch early Thursday. Anderson says it appears he died of natural causes but an autopsy will be performed. The Graceland Too museum is in Holly Springs, south of Memphis. It...

July 17, 2014 - 12:06pm
1 week 3 days ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending July 14, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

3. Afterlight, Afterlight Collective, Inc

4. Monument Valley, ustwo

5. 7 Minute Workout Challenge, Fitness Guide Inc

6. Blek, Denis Mikan

7. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd....

July 17, 2014 - 12:04pm
1 week 3 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Laura Whitney and her husband, Michael Korte, don't know whether they're being good citizens during a drought or scofflaws.

On the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the threat of $500 fines, the Southern California couple received a letter from their city threatening a $500 penalty for not watering their brown lawn.

It's brown because of their conservation, which, besides a twice-a-week lawn...

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