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July 22, 2014 - 8:35am
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

Prices rose 0.3 percent in June following a 0.4 percent rise in May, the Labor Department reported Tuesday. The May increase had been the biggest one-month gain in more than a year.

Energy prices were up 1.6 percent, nearly double the May gain, reflecting a sharp 3.3...

July 22, 2014 - 8:16am
1 week 2 days ago

NEWFIELDS, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire woman who called police after stopping in a highway median to help some stranded ducklings plans to fight a $44 ticket.

Hallie Bibeau of Newfields says she was driving east on Route 101 on Friday when she had to slam on her brakes to avoid hitting the ducklings. She says their mother and several of the ducklings were hit by a car. The mother died.

The 33-year-old Bibeau called 911, got out of her car and...

July 22, 2014 - 8:14am
1 week 2 days ago

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland couple is accused of keeping their autistic, 22-year-old twin sons locked in a basement room at night with no furniture and a tiny window for light.

John and Janice Land are facing vulnerable adult abuse and false imprisonment charges and are free on bond, online court records show.

They couldn't be reached early Tuesday for comment. No phone number is listed for the home, and no defense attorney is listed in online...

July 22, 2014 - 6:13am
1 week 1 day ago

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

1. HAMAS ROCKET EXPLODES NEAR ISRAEL'S MAIN AIRPORT

The shelling prompts a ban on many flights to Tel Aviv from the U.S., Europe and Canada.

2. PRO-RUSSIA MILITANTS BLAMED IN DOWNING OF PLANE

Ukraine separatists almost certainly shot down the Malaysian plane, U.S. officials have concluded. But so far...

July 22, 2014 - 6:04am
1 week 2 days ago

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

It was Charles Taylor — a mechanic in the brothers' Dayton bicycle shop — who built the engine for the airplane that first took flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on Dec. 17, 1903.

On Monday, a bronze bust of Taylor was unveiled at the National Museum of the United States Air Force at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base...

July 22, 2014 - 6:01am
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the U.S. economy adds new jobs, Americans must have the skills to fill those jobs, President Barack Obama said Tuesday.

Obama spoke at a signing ceremony for bipartisan job-training legislation aimed at improving business engagement and accountability in federally funded programs. Obama said it will give states and cities more flexibility in managing their job-training programs.

The White House used the occasion to release a six-...

July 22, 2014 - 5:39am
1 week 2 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The interim CEO of the Los Angeles Clippers is set to testify today at the Los Angeles trial to determine whether the sale of the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer can go through.

CEO Richard Parsons will be called as a witness to support Shelly Sterling's bid to sell the team to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

Parsons took over leadership of the Clippers in May during the media blitz surrounding the...

July 22, 2014 - 5:23am
1 week 2 days ago

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court today will publicly reprimand a judge who gave a lenient sentence to a former teacher for raping a 14-year-old student.

The censure is a public declaration by the high court that a judge is guilty of misconduct.

District Judge G. Todd Baugh of Billings gave Stacey Rambold just 30 days in prison after suggesting the victim also shared responsibility for the 2007 rape.

The girl...

July 22, 2014 - 5:07am
1 week 1 day ago

MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression is moving west in the Atlantic and is expected to degenerate over the next couple of days.

The depression's maximum sustained winds late Tuesday were 35 mph (55 kph). The U.S. National Hurricane Center says little change in strength is expected Wednesday, but the depression is forecast to degenerate into a trough of low pressure by Thursday.

The depression is centered about 675 miles (1,090 kilometers) east of the...

July 22, 2014 - 4:49am
1 week 1 day ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Businessman David Perdue has defeated longtime Rep. Jack Kingston in the Republican runoff for Georgia's U.S. Senate nomination, setting up a matchup against Democratic nominee Michelle Nunn that will help determine which party controls the Senate for the final years of the Obama administration.

Tuesday night's primary runoff win validates Perdue's campaign as an outsider. The former CEO of Reebok, Dollar General and the failed textile firm Pillowtex,...

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