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August 18, 2014 - 9:35pm
1 week 3 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say four adults and three children were injured when a car crashed into a Los Angeles pizza shop, including a 5-year-old boy who has serious head trauma.

City fire spokesman Brian Humphrey says seven people ranging in ages from 1 month to 59 years were taken to hospitals after the crash shortly before 6 p.m. Monday, but all but the 5-year-old boy had only minor injuries.

Television news footage showed the white compact...

August 18, 2014 - 9:08pm
1 week 3 days ago

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

1. WHAT AN INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY FOUND

Dr. Michael Baden, a pathologist hired by Michael Brown's family, says the Missouri teen was shot at least six times by police.

2. KURDS SAY THEY'VE SECURED MOSUL DAM

Boosted by two days of U.S. airstrikes, Kurdish forces say they've wrested back control of Iraq's...

August 18, 2014 - 8:16pm
1 week 3 days ago

PUEBLO, Colo. (AP) — A 13-year-old Colorado boy is recovering after police say a man shot the teen in the chest with a pellet gun for trying to steal marijuana.

The Pueblo Chieftain reports Monday (http://bit.ly/1me8o86 ) that 34-year-old Jason Lucero is jailed on an assault charge on suspicion of shooting the boy from his porch. Police say the boy tried to take marijuana plants growing in a backyard.

The boy was found early Saturday. A medical exam...

August 18, 2014 - 8:12pm
1 week 3 days ago

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Leaders of the Nation of Islam and other black activist groups working to calm tensions in Ferguson are asking protesters to clear the streets of the St. Louis suburb at sunset amid the National Guard's arrival.

Organizers from the New Black Panther Party, Black Lawyers for Justice and other groups joined St. Louis-area community activists Monday to again call for restraint on the part of protesters seething over the police shooting death of 18-year-...

August 18, 2014 - 7:49pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A Nevada judge has closed a criminal case against Flavor Flav, after she was told the 55-year-old rapper and reality TV star completed a required domestic violence counseling course.

The entertainer, whose legal name is William Jonathan Drayton Jr., wasn't in court Monday when attorneys Kristina Wildeveld and Dayvid Figler filed final documents in the October 2012 case.

Drayton pleaded guilty in April to attempted battery and battery...

August 18, 2014 - 7:30pm
1 week 3 days ago

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — A timeline of key events following the fatal police shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri.

AUG. 9 — Brown and a companion are confronted by an officer as they walk back to Brown's home from a convenience store. Brown and the officer are involved in some kind of scuffle, followed by gunshots. Brown dies at the scene.

AUG. 10 — After a candlelight vigil, people protesting Brown's death...

August 18, 2014 - 7:28pm
1 week 3 days ago

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Navy divers from the U.S. and Indonesia confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the USS Houston, a cruiser sunk by the Japanese that serves as the final resting place for about 700 sailors and Marines, officials announced Monday.

The Japanese sank the Houston during the Battle of Sunda Strait on Feb. 28, 1942. The ship carried 1,068 crewmen, but only 291 sailors and Marines survived both the attack and being...

August 18, 2014 - 7:25pm
1 week 3 days ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former Marine who wasn't allowed into an amusement park because he was wearing a shirt with a red, white and blue rifle pictured on it has been given an apology.

Mario Alejandro, who served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps, received a phone call from Six Flags Great Adventure President John Fitzgerald on Saturday apologizing, and he accepted, NJ.com reported (http://bit.ly/1v9YY2J ).

Alejandro, a father of three from...

August 18, 2014 - 7:06pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Following dozens of U.S. airstrikes, Iraqi and Kurdish forces have recaptured Iraq's largest dam from the Islamist State group, handing the militants their first major defeat today since they swept across the country this summer.

President Barack Obama announced the development at the White House today, calling it a "major step forward" in the battle against the militant group.

The militants had seized the Mosul Dam on Aug. 7,...

August 18, 2014 - 6:47pm
1 week 3 days ago

The National Guard is a regular presence in responding to natural disasters, but it also has a long history in helping curb civil disturbances.

On Monday, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon mobilized the Guard to the town of Ferguson, where protests stemming from the shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old resident are now in their second week. The governor said he acted to protect the people and property from a "violent criminal element intent upon terrorizing the community."...

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