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July 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
1 week 4 days ago

DETROIT (AP) — For more than a year, a lawsuit filed by Brooke Melton's family has caused major migraines for General Motors.

Litigation over the 29-year-old nurse's death was settled by GM last October. But not before it laid bare how the company allowed millions of small cars to stay on the road more than a decade after GM discovered ignition switch flaws linked to at least 13 fatalities.

Now the case could upend GM's strategy to compensate victims...

July 1, 2014 - 3:30pm
1 week 2 days ago

In a story July 1 about Arizona's London Bridge, The Associated Press misspelled the last name of the founder of Lake Havasu City and his grandson. Their last name is McCullouch, not McCullough.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Arizona town: Our London Bridge is not falling

Arizona town assures its London Bridge not falling despite statements in British tabloid

By FELICIA FONSECA

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July 1, 2014 - 3:28pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An environmental group says it's planning to use the federal Clean Water Act to sue Duke Energy over coal ash pollution at three plants along North Carolina rivers.

The Southern Environmental Law Center on Tuesday filed a notice of intent to sue Duke for violations at the company's Cape Fear, Lee and Buck plants.

The state Department of Environment and Natural Resources took enforcement action against those plants last year....

July 1, 2014 - 3:28pm
1 week 3 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Paul Mazursky, the innovative and versatile director who showed the absurdity of modern life in such movies as "Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice" and "An Unmarried Woman," has died. He was 84.

The filmmaker died of pulmonary cardiac arrest Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, said Mazursky's spokeswoman Nancy Willen.

As a talented writer, actor, producer and director, Mazursky racked up five Oscar nominations...

July 1, 2014 - 3:26pm
1 week 4 days ago

iBook charts for week ending June 30, 2014:

Top Paid Books

1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - 9781101569184 - (Penguin Group US)

2. Invisible by David Ellis & James Patterson - 9780316405409 - (Little, Brown and Company)

3. The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith - 9780316206914 - (Little, Brown and Company)

4. Top Secret Twenty-One by Janet Evanovich - 9780345542946 - (Random House...

July 1, 2014 - 3:23pm
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Robin Williams is reconnecting with the 12-step program during a brief stay at a Minnesota facility.

A spokeswoman for the 62-year-old actor-comedian says Williams planned the visit as a respite to recharge after more than 18 straight months of work.

Publicist Mara Buxbaum said Williams is "taking the opportunity to fine-tune and focus on his continued commitment, of which he remains extremely proud."

Williams...

July 1, 2014 - 3:22pm
1 week 4 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — With a holiday weekend on the horizon, the National Hurricane Center says the first named storm of the Atlantic season is becoming better organized off Florida and is expected to become a hurricane.

Tropical Storm Arthur formed Tuesday. A tropical storm watch is in effect from Fort Pierce to Flagler Beach. The National Hurricane Center in Miami urges people as far north as parts of Virginia to monitor Arthur's track.

It's moving...

July 1, 2014 - 3:21pm
1 week 4 days ago

App Store Official Charts for the week ending June 30, 2014:

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

1. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.

2. Minecraft - Pocket Edition, Mojang

3. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.

4. Afterlight, Simon Filip

5. Stickman Soccer 2014, Robert Szeleney

6. Camera+, tap tap tap

7. Geometry Dash, Robert Topala

8....

July 1, 2014 - 3:19pm
1 week 4 days ago

As of Tuesday, July 1, 2014, at least 2,194 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

The AP count is three less than the Defense Department's tally, last updated Tuesday at 10 a.m. EDT.

At least 1,817 military service members have died in Afghanistan as a result of hostile action, according to the military's numbers....

July 1, 2014 - 3:07pm
1 week 4 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Police say an attack on two women during Gay Pride festivities in San Francisco was a hate crime.

The women were walking to a transit station on Saturday evening when they were approached by five men in the South of Market neighborhood.

Officer Albie Esparza said Tuesday at least one of the men shouted slurs related to sexual orientation before they began kicking and punching the women.

One of the victims, 25...

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