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August 18, 2014 - 1:59pm
1 week 4 days ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — A state university has agreed to a settlement with a Baltimore man who was attacked with a baseball bat wrapped in chains and barbed wire by a student who later told authorities he killed and cannibalized another man.

Last week, Morgan State University agreed to a $185,000 settlement with Joshua Ceasar, who sued the school in February 2013 alleging officials knew his attacker, Alex Kinyua, had violent tendencies. Ceasar was partially blinded in the...

August 18, 2014 - 1:58pm
1 week 4 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia police have arrested two suspects and are searching for a third in the videotaped beating of a city park ranger trying to enforce a no-skateboarding rule.

The beating happened Friday at Love Park, home to a Robert Indiana LOVE sculpture and a one-time skateboarding mecca featured in a video game.

Police say they arrested a 19-year-old and a 17-year-old Monday. Both face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault,...

August 18, 2014 - 1:54pm
1 week 5 days ago

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon says no curfew will be in place early Tuesday morning in Ferguson, and the National Guard keeping watch there will have immediate and limited" responsibilities.

A midnight to 5 a.m. curfew had been in place the previous two nights.

Nixon ordered the National Guard into the St. Louis suburb following another night of rioting, more than a week after a Ferguson police officer fatally shot 18-year-old Michael...

August 18, 2014 - 1:40pm
1 week 4 days ago

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A hiker is recovering after falling and spending about three hours in a crevice near a popular hiking trail in northern Colorado.

More than 40 people worked to pull the 16-year-old girl from the crevice on Horsetooth Rock on Monday. They then took turns carrying her stretcher to a waiting medical helicopter.

Poudre Fire spokesman Chris Wolf says the teen broke her ankle in the fall, which happened around 7:30 a.m. She...

August 18, 2014 - 1:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has cheered the victory of his beloved San Lorenzo soccer club in the Copa Libertadores, saying he was overjoyed with the victory but that it didn't constitute a miracle.

San Lorenzo defeated Paraguayan side Nacional 1-0 to win the title for the first time Wednesday. A team delegation is expected at Francis' general audience this week.

Francis was asked how he felt about the win, and the Argentine pontiff...

August 18, 2014 - 1:33pm
1 week 5 days ago

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) — Pope Francis has endorsed the use of force in Iraq to stop Islamic militants from attacking religious minorities but says the international community — and not just one country — should decide how to intervene.

Francis also said he and his advisers are considering whether he might go to northern Iraq to show solidarity with persecuted Christians, but are holding off on a decision for now.

In comments Monday to...

August 18, 2014 - 1:24pm
1 week 4 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — A small plane that had taken off from Florida crashed Monday in the Bahamas, killing all four people on board, officials said.

The Cessna 340 crashed on approach to Freeport on the island of Grand Bahama after taking off from Ormond Beach Municipal Airport near Daytona Beach, Florida, said Assistant Commissioner Emrick Seymour of the Royal Bahamas Police Force.

There were four men on board and all were killed in the crash, Seymour said....

August 18, 2014 - 1:18pm
1 week 5 days ago

MISSION, Texas (AP) — On a recent moonlit night, Border Patrol agents began rounding up eight immigrants hiding in and around a canal near the Rio Grande. A state trooper soon arrived to help. Then out of the darkness emerged seven more armed men in fatigues.

Agents assumed the camouflaged crew that joined in pulling the immigrants from the canal's milky green waters was a tactical unit from the Texas Department of Public Safety. Only later did they learn that the men...

August 18, 2014 - 1:10pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Screen Actors Guild is honoring Debbie Reynolds for her professional and humanitarian accomplishments.

The guild announced Monday that the 82-year-old entertainer will receive the 2014 SAG Life Achievement Award at the Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony in January. The award is the union's highest accolade.

Reynolds is a star of stage and screen, with more than 50 films, two Broadway shows and two TV series to her credit. In...

August 18, 2014 - 1:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

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