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Family of man fatally shot at Wal-Mart seeks video

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:45 PM

CINCINNATI (AP) — Family members of a man fatally shot by police at a Wal-Mart say they believe store video will provide answers about what happened that day and vindicate him.

The family's attorney and the father of John Crawford III said Monday that they requested surveillance video and communications between police and store security from Aug. 5, when Crawford was shot in the Dayton suburb of Beavercreek. Police said Crawford, 22, waved an air rifle at customers and was shot by officers when he wouldn't drop it.


Storm victims likely to decide Hawaii Senate race

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:44 PM

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Robert Gavel was too busy Monday helping a crew repair a home savaged by Tropical Storm Iselle to consider that his hard-hit community on Hawaii's Big Island would likely decide who would become the state's next U.S. senator.

The remote, rural Puna region was often neglected by political circles until now, but Gavel was thinking about the home he owns: A fallen tree ripped off its roof, left the living room exposed and damaged a flat-screen TV, which dangled precariously.


DEA improperly paid $854,460 for passenger lists

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:44 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press has learned that the Drug Enforcement Administration paid an Amtrak secretary $854,460 over nearly 20 years to obtain confidential information about train passengers. The DEA could have lawfully obtained the information for free through a law enforcement network.


Chief Justice: Lawyers should mend partisan divide

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:40 PM

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts, speaking at the American Bar Association's annual meeting Monday, said lawyers should play a key role in mitigating the "sharp partisan divides" that have shaken public faith in government.

"Lawyers fulfill their professional calling to its fullest extent when they rise above particular partisan debates and participate as problem solvers," he said in a rare public speaking event before the ABA that focused on the historical significance of the Magna Carta, an English charter that turns 800 next year.


A look at town where police shot unarmed teenager

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:37 PM

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Tensions were high Monday in parts of suburban St. Louis after the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black man led to overnight looting, vandalism and dozens of arrests. A closer look at the community of Ferguson, where 18-year-old Michael Brown was killed:

HISTORY: Incorporated in 1894 by founder William B. Ferguson as a railroad depot, the town quickly grew into a hub for freight and passenger traffic and a bedroom community for city workers. It also attracted many freed slaves looking for a home after the Civil War.


Federal judge accused of hitting wife in argument

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:36 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge known for sentencing a former Alabama governor to prison in a corruption case was released from an Atlanta jail Monday after he was accused of hitting his wife when she accused him of infidelity.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller, 55, posted a $5,000 bond after a hearing in Fulton County Magistrate Court. He is charged with misdemeanor battery and must appear in court again Aug. 22.


Federal judge accused of hitting wife in argument

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:34 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge from Alabama has been released from an Atlanta jail after being arrested over the weekend on charges that he hit his wife.

U.S. District Court Judge Mark Fuller appeared Monday in a Fulton County court via video conference from the jail. He faces a misdemeanor battery charge after Atlanta police responded early Sunday to a reported altercation with his wife at the Ritz-Carlton hotel.

Fuller posted a $5,000 bond and is due back in court Aug. 22.


Sheriff: No plans to talk to Stewart again

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:27 PM

CANANDAIGUA, N.Y. (AP) — A sheriff in upstate New York says there are no current plans to interview Tony Stewart for a third time.

Authorities talked to the three-time NASCAR champion Saturday night, and again yesterday, concerning the death of a fellow driver during a dirt-track sprint-car race.

The other driver, Kevin Ward, had been in a wreck, and had then walked out onto the track -- apparently to confront Stewart about the wreck. Stewart's car appeared to fishtail from the rear, hitting and killing Ward.


Obama welcomes new Iraqi leaders as 'step forward'

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:12 PM

CHILMARK, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama welcomed new leadership in Iraq as "a promising step forward" Monday amid a political and security crisis in Baghdad, saying the only lasting solution is the formation of an inclusive government.

Obama pointedly did not mention Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki but clearly was nudging the incumbent clinging to power to step aside as he urged Iraqi political leaders to work peacefully through a political transition.


'Better Call Saul' to debut in February, AMC says

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 11, 2014 - 02:08 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — AMC-TV says that "Breaking Bad" spinoff, "Better Call Saul," will debut in February.

The network recently released a clip of sleazy attorney Saul Goodman, played by Bob Odenkirk, arguing about the importance of always having a lawyer. After the clip the word "February" is shown.

Previously, AMC said "Better Call Saul" would premiere in November 2014.

The series will follow Goodman as he defends drug lords, petty criminals and those allegedly injured in minor traffic accidents.


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