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July 11, 2014 - 6:26am
1 week 4 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The wife of a Georgia man facing charges after their son was left in a hot car and died has retained a criminal defense attorney for herself.

Atlanta attorney Lawrence Zimmerman said he now represents Leanna Harris.

Her husband, Justin Ross Harris, faces murder and child cruelty charges in the June 18 death of their son, 22-month-old Cooper Harris. The father told Cobb County police he left the boy in the SUV for about seven hours...

July 11, 2014 - 6:00am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dozens of companies, including Apple, Honda and Coca-Cola, have agreed to pay their suppliers more quickly in a bid to boost small businesses, the White House announced Friday.

President Barack Obama was to launch an initiative called SupplierPay during a White House meeting with businesses, suppliers and the head of the Small Business Administration. Under the program, 26 companies have committed to pay small businesses they contract with for parts and...

July 11, 2014 - 5:57am
1 week 4 days ago

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

1. ISRAEL HIT BY LEBANESE PROJECTILE IN OFFENSIVE'S 4TH DAY

Lebanon's National News Agency says two rockets were fired from the country. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the attack.

2. WHERE US DIPLOMAT HAS LANDED

Secretary of State Kerry is in Kabul to help resolve an election crisis...

July 11, 2014 - 4:37am
1 week 4 days ago

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Twice last year, Alix Tichelman found herself alone with a man suffering from a drug overdose. The first time she called 911. The second time, police say, she just walked away.

Tichelman, 26, faces manslaughter charges in California after police say the alleged high-priced prostitute calmly collected her things and left as Google executive Forrest Hayes lay dying on his yacht in November following a heroin overdose. About two months earlier in Georgia...

July 11, 2014 - 4:36am
1 week 4 days ago

The price of oil edged downward again on Friday, surrendering most of the gains made the previous day, when it rose for the first time in two weeks.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 38 cents to $102.55 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. On Thursday, the Nymex contract closed up 64 cents at $102.93.

Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was 62 cents to $108.05...

July 11, 2014 - 4:01am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration knew in advance that the British government would oversee destruction of a newspaper's hard drives containing leaked National Security Agency documents last year, newly declassified documents show.

The White House had said it would be nearly unimaginable for the U.S. government to do the same to an American news organization.

The Guardian newspaper, responding to threats from the British government in July...

July 11, 2014 - 3:51am
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers is now in nobody's court.

With a deadline looming next week to approve the deal, a judge on Thursday delayed the next hearing. But lawyers said a deadline extension was probable.

Lawyers for disgraced team owner Donald Sterling told the judge more witness testimony was necessary but they could not return until July 21 because of personal plans.

So...

July 11, 2014 - 3:40am
1 week 4 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It's BYOB at the home of the Minnesota Twins for this week's All Star Game.

As in, Be Your Own Bartender.

Just in time for the Home Run Derby, Target Field in Minneapolis put in two self-serve beer machines in the stands behind first and third base, letting thirsty fans pick a brew, pour and pay by the ounce. The pour-your-own stations are unique among the 100-plus stadiums and arenas in the four major professional sports in the...

July 11, 2014 - 3:25am
1 week 4 days ago

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The snaking, nearly 2-mile trail of saltwater that an underground pipeline spewed in the rugged hills of western North Dakota's badlands left a 200-yard-long stretch of dead vegetation, a company official said, though she added there is no evidence yet that the spill has contaminated a nearby bay.

On Friday, officials were expected to continue investigating the extent of the damage and cause of the pipeline leak that spilled nearly 1 million gallons...

July 11, 2014 - 3:02am
1 week 3 days ago

HOUSTON (AP) — A man accused of killing six members of his ex-wife's family, including four children, after forcing his way into their suburban Houston home collapsed in court twice Friday as a prosecutor read out details of the crime.

A shackled Ronald Lee Haskell was standing before a state district judge during a probable cause hearing when he fell to the ground. Deputies lifted him to his feet and the 33-year-old Haskell stood for about another minute before...

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