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July 10, 2014 - 7:15am
1 week 5 days ago

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A full funeral mass is planned for Friday for a Roman Catholic priest convicted of killing a nun in northwest Ohio in 1980.

Two organizations that help victims of clergy abuse are upset that the Toledo diocese will observe the usual protocol for priests' funerals for the Rev. Gerald Robinson, who died July 4 in a prison hospice at age 76.

The Diocese Of Toledo said Robinson would receive a priest's funeral because he remained a...

July 10, 2014 - 6:05am
1 week 5 days ago

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

1. BORDER CRISIS BEDEVILS COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF

As Republicans rush to criticize Obama's decision to skip a visit to the Mexico line, the president tries to deflect pressure back onto the GOP and their hardening opposition to his urgent immigration spending request.

2. NEW THEORY EMERGES ON BENGHAZI

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July 10, 2014 - 6:03am
1 week 5 days ago

The price of oil continued to fall Thursday, trading below $102 a barrel as the outlook for supply remained robust.

By early afternoon in Europe, benchmark U.S. crude for August delivery was down 34 cents to $101.95 a barrel in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. Brent crude, a benchmark for international oils, was down 12 cents to $108.16 on the ICE Futures exchange in London.

Oil has been falling steadily for more than a week...

July 10, 2014 - 5:47am
1 week 5 days ago

SAN DIMAS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say no one was hurt when a commuter train with about 50 people aboard and a truck collided in San Dimas.

The accident occurred around 10 p.m. Wednesday at a rail crossing.

Metrolink says one of its trains from San Bernardino was involved in the crash.

Both Los Angeles County fire and sheriff's officials say there were no injuries to the truck driver or anyone on the train.

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July 10, 2014 - 4:45am
1 week 4 days ago

MILTON, Ga. (AP) — Two months before police say a high-priced prostitute calmly left a Google executive dying from a heroin overdose on his yacht, the woman panicked on the phone with a 911 dispatcher as her boyfriend lay on the floor of their home in the throes of a fatal overdose.

Police said Thursday they are re-examining the death of Dean Riopelle, 53, the owner of a popular Atlanta music venue. Riopelle had been dating Alix Tichelman, 26, who is now charged with...

July 10, 2014 - 4:45am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chinese hackers broke into the computer networks of the Office of Personnel Management earlier this year with the intention of accessing the files of tens of thousands of federal employees who had applied for top-secret security clearances, according to The New York Times.

Senior U.S. officials say the hackers gained access to some of the agency's databases in March before the threat was detected and blocked, the Times reported in an article posted on...

July 10, 2014 - 4:28am
1 week 5 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — He entered New Orleans City Hall as a cool and confident self-styled reformer, won fame there as a passionate, if profane, critic of the federal response to Hurricane Katrina and exited under suspicion.

Next stop for former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin: federal prison.

"Excuse my French — everybody in America — but I am pissed," he shouted during a radio appearance three days after Hurricane Katrina's levee breaches left the city...

July 10, 2014 - 3:41am
1 week 4 days ago

MANDAREE, N.D. (AP) — The path of brine spilled from an underground North Dakota pipeline extends nearly 2 miles down a steep ravine, but dead vegetation is limited to about 200 yards from the source of the spill, a company official said Thursday.

Miranda Jones, vice president of environmental safety and regulatory at Crestwood Midstream Partners Inc., said the cause of the spill appears to involve a separation of the pipe that carries saltwater, a byproduct of oil and...

July 10, 2014 - 3:40am
1 week 4 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Wrigley Field took a step in the direction of every major league baseball park in the country Thursday when a city commission unanimously approved a major expansion of planned renovations including several more electronic signs and erecting a Jumbotron in the iconic home of the Chicago Cubs.

After more than a dozen people spoke on behalf of long suffering Cubs fans — discussing the neighborhood, the rooftop venues across the street and even birds that fly...

July 10, 2014 - 3:35am
1 week 4 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Like many young baseball players, Aaron Senne dreamed of fame and fortune when he signed his first contract as a Miami Marlins' draft choice after a record-breaking college career at Missouri.

Reality as a low-level minor leaguer was far different: vending machine dinners, bug-infested apartments and a paltry salary with an equivalent hourly wage less than what fast-food workers make.

Senne and former minor league players in each of...

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