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August 29, 2015 - 8:16pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A shark that was seen circling kayakers has led lifeguards to close a San Diego County beach.

A 1 1/2-mile stretch of beach from La Jolla Cove to Scripps Pier was closed Saturday afternoon after a confirmed sighting of the 8- to 10-foot hammerhead shark.

San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesman Lee Swanson said the shark appeared to be acting aggressively toward a group of kayakers and followed them into shore.


August 29, 2015 - 7:52pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — Powerful winds have toppled trees and power lines across the Pacific Northwest on Saturday, causing two deaths in the Seattle area and knocking out electricity to at least a quarter-million customers in Oregon and Washington.

KING-TV reports that one man was killed when a tree fell on a car in Gig Harbor, Washington. His 3-year-old daughter was in the back seat, but she was not hurt.

KIRO-TV reports that a 10-year-old girl awake after...

August 29, 2015 - 7:49pm
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FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a missing hiker has been found alive after being lost for nine days in the rugged Sierra Nevada near a Central California wildfire.

A Fresno County Sheriff's search and rescue team located Miyuki Harwood Saturday morning near a reservoir.

Sheriff's spokesman Tony Botti said Harwood was hurt, but he didn't know the extent of her injuries. She was airlifted to a hospital for medical evaluation.

August 29, 2015 - 7:32pm
15 min 43 sec ago

RIVERVIEW, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Florida mom home with her two children has been shot multiple times after answering her front door.

Hillsborough County Sheriff's officials say 37-year-old Angela Morales heard several knocks at the door shortly after midnight Saturday while home with her husband and 9-year-old twins. That's when authorities say a man opened fire, hitting Morales multiple times.

She was hospitalized in critical condition....

August 29, 2015 - 7:06pm
15 min 43 sec ago

BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — An upstate New York woman has been arrested on a murder charge after police say she killed her infant daughter and then lived in an apartment with the baby's body for three months.

Genesee County District Attorney Lawrence Friedman says 28-year-old Christina Colantonio was arraigned Saturday on a second-degree murder charge.

Police discovered the baby's body Thursday when someone called 911. Police would not say Saturday how the...

August 29, 2015 - 6:36pm
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HOUSTON (AP) — Prosecutors in Texas are charging a 30-year-old man with capital murder in the killing of a sheriff's deputy who was gunned down from behind while filling up his patrol car at a suburban Houston gas station.

Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman identified the man as Shannon J. Miles, who had a previous record including charges of resisting arrest and trespassing.

Hickman says the motive for the killing had not been determined but...

August 29, 2015 - 6:19pm
15 min 43 sec ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Strong winds are being blamed for two deaths in the Seattle area and nearly a half-million power outages in the Seattle area.

The News Tribune reports that a 36-year-old man was killed Saturday when a tree fell on his car in Gig Harbor. His 3-year-old girl was in the car but was not hurt.

A 10-year-old girl playing outside at a friend's birthday party was struck and killed by a falling tree limb.

Puget Sound Energy...

August 29, 2015 - 6:06pm
15 min 43 sec ago

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been beaten, losing to Keen Ice in the $1.6 million Travers Stakes before a stunned crowd Saturday at Saratoga Race Course.

American Pharoah came into the race as the overwhelming favorite, but lost the lead entering the far turn and just didn't have the energy to catch Keen Ice.

The upset solidified Saratoga's reputation as the "Graveyard of Favorites." Only one of 12 Triple...

August 29, 2015 - 6:04pm
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SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (AP) — A pawn shop owner has sold an old Volkswagen van that was used by assisted suicide advocate Jack Kevorkian.

Les Gold tells Detroit radio station WWJ ( ) that he sold the van Friday to TV paranormal investigator Zak Bagans for more than $30,000.

Kevorkian sparked the national right-to-die debate in the 1990s with a homemade suicide machine that ended the lives of about 130 people. He helped people die...

August 29, 2015 - 5:36pm
15 min 43 sec ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say dozens of San Quentin prisoners are under observation after an inmate was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease.

Weekend visits have been curtailed, and drinking water is being trucked in to the prison. Portable shower units arrived Saturday for inmate use.

Meanwhile, an inmate who was diagnosed with Legionnaires' disease on Wednesday is hospitalized in stable condition.


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