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August 11, 2014 - 9:15am
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HONOLULU (AP) — A container ship crew on Monday rescued three men who were stranded in a sailboat off the Hawaiian islands for about 24 hours as Hurricane Julio battered their vessel with giant waves and high winds that ripped off one of its hatches.

The sailors made it onto the container ship at about 8 a.m. and were in good condition, Coast Guard Chief Warrant Officer Gene Maestas said.

The men got into trouble while sailing the 42-foot Walkabout...

August 11, 2014 - 9:14am
1 week 3 days ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A freeze on capital punishment in Ohio will continue into 2015 after a federal judge extended a months-long moratorium on executions as questions mount about the effectiveness of a new, two-drug combination being used to carry out the death penalty.

The ruling by federal judge Gregory Frost delays executions scheduled for September, October, November and January and highlights the ongoing problem faced by states in obtaining drugs to put inmates to...

August 11, 2014 - 9:13am
1 week 3 days ago

FALL RIVER, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors are recommending probation and home confinement instead of prison for a cousin of ex-New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez who is charged with contempt.

Prosecutors said in a Friday filing they are seeking two years' probation and home confinement for Tanya Singleton, who has been undergoing treatment for a recurrence of breast cancer. She is expected to change her plea to guilty Tuesday on a criminal contempt charge for refusing...

August 11, 2014 - 8:34am
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Tracy Morgan is struggling more than two months after he was injured in a motor vehicle crash that left a fellow comedian dead.

His attorney, Benedict Morelli, told NBC's "Today" show Monday the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member is fighting hard.

Morgan suffered a broken leg and broken ribs when the limousine van he was riding in was hit from behind June 7 by a Wal-Mart truck on the New Jersey Turnpike.

The...

August 11, 2014 - 8:29am
1 week 3 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Denia Zelaya arrived early at the Miami International Airport. She had last seen her eldest daughter nearly 10 years earlier, when she'd kissed a sleeping Anita and then slipped out of her family's house.

"I didn't tell her goodbye," she recalls. "I knew if she awoke, I couldn't leave."

Anita was 6, her younger sister, Nicole, not yet 3. But Zelaya had made a choice: to flee the violent gangs in her native Honduras and come to the U.S....

August 11, 2014 - 8:24am
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year.

Barneys shoppers and ex-employees complained that detectives followed minority customers around — even after staffers identified them as frequent patrons — and disproportionately investigated their credit-card use, so much so that some...

August 11, 2014 - 7:46am
1 week 3 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police were investigating a drive-by shooting Monday that killed a man and an 18-year-old woman and wounded five other people, three of them children.

The shooting happened around 8 p.m. Sunday in the city's Lower 9th Ward, a neighborhood that was ravaged by Hurricane Katrina and has struggled with crime.

A woman and two children aged 2 and 4, were in critical condition and a 13-year-old girl and a 37-year-old woman...

August 11, 2014 - 6:59am
1 week 3 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Three independent Market Basket board members have called again for the supermarket chain's protesting employees to return to work, and customers to return, and said they are available to negotiate an end to a battle over control of the company.

"We must end this zero sum game and act in the best interests of our Associates, customers — and in the end, our company. We are ready to meet. It's time," the three directors said in a statement Monday....

August 11, 2014 - 6:46am
1 week 3 days ago

People around the world this weekend looked up at the sky to view a lunar phenomenon: the supermoon.

Known to scientists as a perigee moon, Earth's neighbor appears at its largest and brightest compared to other full moons when it orbits closer to our planet. It can even be seen during the daytime.

A supermoon will happen three times this year, with Sunday night's sky show the second. The first one occurred on July 12 and the third will take place on...

August 11, 2014 - 6:05am
1 week 3 days ago

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

1. ARMS SENT TO KURDS IN FIGHT AGAINST ISLAMIC STATE

U.S. officials tell AP the Obama administration has begun providing weapons to Kurdish forces making headway against Islamic extremists in Iraq.

2. NEW GAZA TRUCE BEGINS

An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire halting the Gaza war is holding, allowing...

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