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July 10, 2014 - 6:49pm
1 week 6 days ago

STARKE, Fla. (AP) — Florida has executed a man for the 1994 rape and slaying of an 11-year-old girl.

Eddie Wayne Davis was executed by lethal injection Thursday at 6:43 p.m. It was the state's sixth execution this year, and 13th in the past two.

The 45-year-old Davis was convicted in 1995 of first-degree murder, kidnapping and sexual battery in the slaying of Kimberly Waters, the daughter of a woman Davis had dated briefly.

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July 10, 2014 - 6:48pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at this year's Emmy contenders with the most nominations:

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— HBO's "Game Of Thrones," 19 nominations

— FX's "Fargo," 18 nominations.

— FX's "American Horror Story: Coven," 17 nominations.

— AMC's "Breaking Bad," 16 nominations.

— HBO's "The Normal Heart," 16 nominations.

— NBC's "Saturday...

July 10, 2014 - 6:44pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A look at this year's Emmy contenders with the most nominations:

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SERIES

— HBO's "Game Of Thrones," 19 nominations

— FX's "Fargo," 18 nominations.

— FX's "American Horror Story: Coven," 17 nominations.

— AMC's "Breaking Bad," 16 nominations.

— HBO's "The Normal Heart," 16 nominations.

— NBC's "Saturday...

July 10, 2014 - 6:42pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday signed into law a plan to offer identification cards to residents regardless of their immigration statuses, providing a valuable document to access certain services for those who struggled to get them.

De Blasio, a Democrat, made the establishment of the ID card a central campaign. With its passage, New York City is now creating what will be the country's largest municipal identification card system.

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July 10, 2014 - 6:42pm
1 week 6 days ago

Nominees in major categories for the 2014 Emmy Awards announced Thursday by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Drama Series: "Breaking Bad," AMC; "Downton Abbey," PBS; "Game of Thrones," HBO; "House of Cards," Netflix; "Mad Men," AMC; "True Detective," HBO.

Comedy Series: "The Big Bang Theory," CBS; "Louie," FX Networks; "Modern Family," ABC; "Orange Is the New Black," Netflix; "Silicon Valley," HBO; "Veep," HBO.

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July 10, 2014 - 6:37pm
1 week 6 days ago

An estimated 1 million gallons of saltwater generated by oil drilling has leaked from a North Dakota pipeline, company and tribal officials say, and federal authorities are investigating whether any of the liquid reached Lake Sakakawea, one of the nation's largest man-made lakes. Here are some questions and answers about the spill and saltwater:

Q: How does oil drilling produce saltwater?

A: Water at depths below the freshwater table becomes...

July 10, 2014 - 6:31pm
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama offered the help of the United States on Thursday in negotiating a cease-fire to end escalating violence between Israel and Hamas, as world leaders warned of an urgent need to avoid another Israeli-Palestinian war that could engulf the fragile region.

In a phone call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Obama lent his support to Israel's efforts to defend itself against an onslaught of rocket fire from the Hamas-...

July 10, 2014 - 6:31pm
1 week 6 days ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Beyonce and Jay Z will co-star in an HBO concert special, and Queen Latifah will play legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in a movie for the network.

The music special will feature the married couple on their "On the Run Tour" performing in Paris. It will tape Sept. 12 and 13 at the Stade de France, featuring the superstars performing more than 40 songs, the network announced. It will air in September.

Starring Queen...

July 10, 2014 - 6:26pm
1 week 6 days ago

A verdict awarding $18 million to a San Francisco Giants fan who was beaten outside Dodger Stadium has settled — for now — one of the ugliest chapters in a longstanding rivalry.

Bryan Stow was wearing a Giants jersey when he was attacked in a stadium parking lot after the 2011 season opener. His injuries left him brain damaged and permanently disabled.

Stow sued the Dodgers and former owner Frank McCourt, claiming they failed to provide adequate...

July 10, 2014 - 6:13pm
1 week 6 days ago

GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico county magistrate race that ended in a tie has finally come to a head, or rather, heads.

Kenneth Howard Jr. made the lucky call in a coin toss Tuesday in a Gallup courtroom, winning a four-year term as McKinley County magistrate judge.

The Gallup Independent reports (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA ) that a recount of the June 3 Democratic primary found Howard and Robert Baca each received exactly 2,879 votes....

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