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August 27, 2014 - 9:38pm
7 min 24 sec ago

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A federal judge in Texas denied Wednesday a conservative activist's request for an emergency stay to stop the government from transporting immigrants who entered the country illegally in South Texas to other states or releasing them on their own recognizance.

In a complaint filed in July, Orly Taitz argued that by sending immigrant children and families to various states while South Texas was overwhelmed by an immigration surge, the U.S....

August 27, 2014 - 9:00pm
7 min 24 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehvz) sister has been accused of threatening to bomb a New York City woman and has been arrested.

Police say Ailina Tsarnaeva (tsahr-neye-EH'-vuh) made the threat via telephone Monday and turned herself in Wednesday. She's charged with aggravated harassment.

Police say the North Bergen, New Jersey, resident is due in court Sept. 30.

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August 27, 2014 - 8:45pm
7 min 24 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. is trying to determine if a second American fighting with the Islamic State group has been killed in Syria.

State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said Wednesday that the U.S. has no independent confirmation of reports of a second American killed while fighting with the militant group. "We're looking into it," she said.

NBC cited an anonymous member of the opposition Free Syrian Army as saying two Americans were killed in a...

August 27, 2014 - 8:43pm
27 min 20 sec ago

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

This week's collection includes a flying attempt at a catch by an Arizona Cardinals wide receiver in Glendale, Ariz.; a kitty on the pitch at a Barcelona soccer stadium; and South Korean Little Leaguers tossing their coach in celebration at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa.

This gallery contains photos published Aug....

August 27, 2014 - 8:35pm
37 min 26 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jiff was already cute, lovable and talented. Now he's proven he's speedy too.

The 4-year-old, 5-pound Pomeranian blazed into the 60th edition of the Guinness World Records book that comes out Sept. 10.

He can run 10 meters (9.1 yards) on his hind legs in 6.56 seconds and 5 meters (4.55 yards) on his front paws in 7.76 seconds. Both times are faster than any other dog on the planet has clocked.

It's the first...

August 27, 2014 - 8:03pm
57 min 22 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport's governing bodies in the United States were made the target of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.

A group of soccer parents and players filed the lawsuit in federal court in San Francisco. Lawyers representing the parents and players are asking a judge to grant the lawsuit class-action status on behalf of thousands of current and former soccer...

August 27, 2014 - 8:00pm
7 min 24 sec ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A pediatric nurse in Southern California has been charged with molesting his 2-month-old foster child.

The FBI says Michael William Lutts pleaded not guilty Wednesday in federal court in San Diego to a charge of sexually exploiting a child. He remains in federal custody.

Lutts was given custody of a 2-month-old premature boy Aug. 4.

The FBI says he began molesting the boy the same day and recorded images and...

August 27, 2014 - 7:38pm
17 min 24 sec ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A federal judge in Utah has issued a final ruling that strikes down parts of the state's anti-polygamy law in a lawsuit filed by the family that appears on the TV show "Sister Wives."

U.S. District Judge Clark Waddoups ruled in favor of the stars of the TLC reality show in December, but he held back on a final ruling as he weighed whether Kody Brown and his four wives could collect attorneys' fees.

Waddoups ruled in their favor...

August 27, 2014 - 7:37pm
37 min 26 sec ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry told South Carolina Republicans on Wednesday that it's important for the GOP to control Congress so they can solve the country's immigration problem and other national issues.

The potential presidential candidate kicked off two days of events in the state that holds the first-in-the-South primary with a fundraising party in Columbia. The timing lets the former yell leader at Texas A&M take in some football, too, as his...

August 27, 2014 - 7:24pm
2 hours 17 min ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina briefly detained and questioned a man who flew a drone with a camera mounted on it over a stadium during an NFL preseason game.

Area news media outlets report that the drone was spotted during the Aug. 17 game between the Carolina Panthers and the Kansas City Chiefs at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

The Federal Aviation Administration limits aircraft use near major sporting events, and prohibits...

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