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August 19, 2014 - 12:32pm
1 week 6 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — Less than a week before trial, a onetime close associate of former U.S. Rep. David Rivera pleaded guilty Tuesday to four charges in a long-running campaign finance investigation that also implicates Rivera.

Attorneys for Ana Alliegro announced in a surprise that she would plead guilty rather than go to trial Monday. Prosecutor Thomas Mulvihill said there was no plea agreement requiring Alliegro to cooperate as a government witness against Rivera....

August 19, 2014 - 12:30pm
1 week 6 days ago

MOUNT ANGEL, Ore. (AP) — An Oregon woman accused of setting her husband on fire because of an argument over weed killer is jailed on an attempted murder charge.

KPTV reports (http://bit.ly/1BxADbC ) an officer on patrol Friday evening saw the woman and man outside their Mount Angel home and initially thought there had been an accident with a barbecue.

The man, 43-year-old Timothy Bork, was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland with burns...

August 19, 2014 - 12:09pm
1 week 5 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — Heavy monsoon season rains that swept across Arizona on Tuesday led to dramatic rescues, road closures and flight delays as a series of fast-moving storms pummeled the state.

A helicopter crew rescued two women and three dogs from a home surrounded by swift-moving waters in a town about 30 miles north of Phoenix, while elsewhere a small trailer park was evacuated, a school was flooded and first-responders pulled motorists from partially submerged vehicles...

August 19, 2014 - 12:07pm
1 week 6 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago woman whose beaten body was found stuffed in a suitcase on the Indonesian resort island of Bali was repeatedly and violently abused by the daughter who has been arrested in her killing, according to police reports.

A Chicago-based lawyer for the 19-year-old daughter, Heather Mack, meanwhile, says he is concerned for her well-being after she told him she has been sexually assaulted in custody. Indonesian police deny any mistreatment....

August 19, 2014 - 12:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook.

It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable."

"I just have a vague discomfort having her photograph out there for anyone to look at," says Rao. "When you meet a new person and go to their account, you can look them up, look at photos, videos...

August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are moving higher in midday trading after investors got some encouraging news about home building and corporate earnings.

The Dow Jones industrial average rose 65 points, or 0.4 percent, to 16,904 as of noon Eastern time Tuesday.

The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose seven points, or 0.4 percent, to 1,979. The Nasdaq climbed 11 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,519.

Investors were encouraged by a bounce...

August 19, 2014 - 11:57am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Security Administration workers will be getting training on how to recognize District of Columbia driver's licenses and identification cards.

Eleanor Holmes Norton, the district's delegate to Congress, says the training will help the TSA resolve the recurring problem of officers not recognizing the validity of District licenses at airports.

The Washington Post reported earlier this year that a District teacher was...

August 19, 2014 - 11:48am
1 week 6 days ago

CARLSTADT, N.J. (AP) — Casinos, hotels, a convention center and a monorail could be on the horizon at New Jersey's Meadowlands.

That's the plan business leaders laid out Tuesday to transform the area into a multi-venue entertainment district.

Jim Kirkos, head of the Meadowlands Regional Chamber of Commerce, says the goal isn't to build a new Atlantic City. He and others say the upside is huge, given the millions of people within a short drive....

August 19, 2014 - 11:39am
1 week 6 days ago

LEESBURG, Fla. (AP) — Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores.

Police were called Sunday afternoon by someone who saw the child alone inside the vehicle, which was parked at a shopping plaza in Leesburg.

Police say 34-year-old Shannon Mixer left the child in the vehicle for about 20 minutes. The temperature was in the low 90s Sunday...

August 19, 2014 - 11:31am
1 week 6 days ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Police say a suspect accused of robbing a 94-year-old Albuquerque, New Mexico, man was caught after he shaved and showered in the victim's home — and left behind his fingerprints.

The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://goo.gl/dzDajd) authorities said 43-year-old Rudy Chavez was arrested Saturday.

According to a criminal complaint, Chavez held Glen Miller at gunpoint while Chavez showered, shaved, dressed in Miller's clothes...

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