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June 30, 2014 - 6:35am
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Police on Monday asked the public for its help in identifying two shooters and a third "person of interest" who appear in separate surveillance videos recorded the night of a weekend gunfight that injured 10 people on Bourbon Street.

Police said the victims were hit when shots rang out about 2:45 a.m. Sunday on the street, a historic thoroughfare of nightspots that is a major destination for visitors in tourist-loving New Orleans. Five remained...

June 30, 2014 - 6:09am
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NEW YORK (AP) — A newly renovated entrance to Grand Central Terminal has been dedicated to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who led the historic fight to save the terminal.

The entrance at Park Avenue and East 42nd Street was dedicated to the former first lady on Monday.

It's now called the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Foyer. A large plaque features a bronze relief of Onassis and describes her role in saving the terminal.

Her efforts...

June 30, 2014 - 5:55am
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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. OBAMA PICKS VA CHIEF

If confirmed by the Senate, Robert McDonald, a former Procter & Gamble executive, would succeed Eric Shinseki, who quit last month as head of the struggling agency.

2. ISLAMIC STATE DECLARED

The vast territory straddling Syria and Iraq that has been seized by an al-Qaida splinter...

June 30, 2014 - 5:23am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The first prosecution arising from the Benghazi attacks is playing out in the federal courthouse blocks from both the White House and Capitol Hill, an appropriate setting for a case that has drawn stark lines between President Barack Obama and Republicans in Congress.

The criminal proceedings could provide new insights into the 2012 attacks that killed four Americans and will serve as the latest test of the U.S. legal system's ability to handle...

June 30, 2014 - 5:19am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine corporal who was declared a deserter nearly 10 years ago after disappearing in Iraq under mysterious circumstances is back in military custody and will face charges to be determined by a two-star general.

Cpl. Wassef Ali Hassoun, 34, turned himself in and was flown Sunday from an undisclosed location in the Middle East to Norfolk, Va. He is to be moved Monday to his original home base of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina, according to a spokesman...

June 30, 2014 - 4:33am
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The price of oil declined for the third straight day Monday on signs that the insurgency in Iraq has been slowed and may be turned back.

Benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery fell 37 cents to close at $105.37 a barrel in New York. The contract has fallen for three days in a row and five out of the last six trading days after closing at 10-month high of $107.26 on June 20.

Brent crude, used to price international oils used by many U.S. refineries,...

June 30, 2014 - 3:58am
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VERNON, Ariz. (AP) — Crews battling a wildfire in eastern Arizona's White Mountains continued making headway with successful burnout operations to rob the nearly 9-square-mile blaze of brittle brush that could feed the flames in the moisture-sapped state.

Firefighters were taking advantage of winds from the northwest for the burnout operations within the containment lines on the western flank of the San Juan Fire. In nearby New Mexico, a smoky wildfire got five times...

June 30, 2014 - 3:47am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — After nearly four hours of prizes, performances and the occasional bleeped expletive, the 2014 BET Awards came to a close. When it was all over, Pharrell Williams had two trophies, as did newcomer August Alsina, and Lil Wayne dropped the mike, apparently breaking it.

Here's a look at some of the memorable moments that emerged from Sunday night's ceremony, broadcast live from the Nokia Theatre on BET:

— Accepting her fifth...

June 30, 2014 - 3:47am
1 week 3 days ago

NAME: Robert McDonald.

BORN: June 20, 1953, Gary, Indiana.

EXPERIENCE: Served as U.S. Army Captain from 1975-80; joined Procter & Gamble in 1980; served as CEO, president and chairman of the board from 2009-13.

EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science in engineering from U.S. Military Academy, 1975; Master of Business Administration, University of Utah, 1978.

FAMILY: Wife, Diane; adult children, Jennifer and Robert...

June 30, 2014 - 3:40am
1 week 3 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Your favorite team is playing for the title, and you are in the middle of the field. You have a ticket in the very top row for an NBA playoff game, and a courtside seat. The referees are reviewing a big play in the final seconds, and you are right there in front of them.

Google Glass is slowly becoming more common in sports as teams and broadcasters try to bring fans closer to the action. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to test the Internet-connected...

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