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July 28, 2016 - 2:12pm
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana State Police say a Baton Rouge man was jailed for posting online videos threatening violence against Baton Rouge police and a former Ku Klux Klan leader who is running for the Senate.

Online records show 22-year-old Anthony Moore was in the East Baton Rouge Parish jail Thursday on charges of terrorizing and cyberstalking. Bond was set at $15,000.

Sgt. Jared Sandifer said Moore was arrested Wednesday after...

July 28, 2016 - 1:58pm
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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (AP) — A Maryland mother has admitted giving her 5-year-old son a fatal overdose of antihistamine last year before setting her car on fire with the child inside.

Media outlets report 35-year-old Narges Shafeirad pleaded guilty Thursday to first-degree murder in the death of Daniel Dana.

An autopsy revealed Daniel died of a Diphenhydramine overdose in June 2015 after prosecutors say his mother forced him to swallow medication...

July 28, 2016 - 1:58pm
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WINSTED, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut artist's dream to honor American workers with a massive 5-stories-high mural that ties in contributions from thousands of children across the country is moving closer to reality.

Ellen Griesedieck (GREE'-zah-dihk) and her American Mural Project were awarded a $1 million matching state grant to help transform two old mill buildings in Winsted into a visitors center and gallery space to house a 3-D mural, 120-feet-long and 10-feet-wide....

July 28, 2016 - 1:50pm
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FAIRMONT, Okla. (AP) — A preliminary federal report says a biplane performing acrobatics flipped over into an inverted flat spin before crashing 10 minutes after takeoff in northern Oklahoma.

Fifty-five-year-old pilot Randall Lee Harris and 25-year-old Air Force Lt. Dale Bryan Shillington died July 21 when the Runyan/Harris Skybolt 300 experimental aircraft crashed near Fairmont.

The undated National Transportation Safety Board report says an area...

July 28, 2016 - 1:47pm
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MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities want to suspend blood donations in Florida counties investigating four mysterious cases of Zika infection that may be the first spread by mosquitoes on the U.S. mainland.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on its website asks blood centers in Miami-Dade and Broward counties to immediately stop collecting blood until each unit of blood can be screened for the virus.

Florida health officials have said the infections...

July 28, 2016 - 1:43pm
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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A divided Ohio Supreme Court has declared unconstitutional a law that made it illegal for police officers to have sex with minors.

The court ruled 4-3 Thursday that the law arbitrarily added police to a ban on professionals having sex with minors that includes people with authority over children.

It's already illegal in Ohio for people 18 and older to have sex with people under 16.

Chief Justice Maureen O'...

July 28, 2016 - 1:42pm
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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — Hollywood actor and avid pilot Harrison Ford is set to take an Illinois teenager flying in Wisconsin.

The "Star Wars" and "Indiana Jones" star is scheduled to fly Thursday afternoon at the AirVenture Oshkosh 2016 air show.

His passenger will be 16-year-old Jodie Gawthrop of Westchester, Illinois. She won a national contest though the Young Eagle program, which uses pilot and ground volunteers to introduce children to flying. Ford...

July 28, 2016 - 1:36pm
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SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Court documents show Facebook has agreed to allow users to request refunds of in-app purchases made by minors as part of a settlement of a class-action lawsuit.

The lawsuit was brought in 2012 by two children and their parents. It claimed the children racked up hundreds of dollars in purchases of Facebook Credits, a since-discontinued currency used by the site.

Under the settlement approved by a California federal court in May...

July 28, 2016 - 1:35pm
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BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The online fundraising company GoFundMe.com says it has frozen the account of a campaign that raised $184,000 for a homeless teenager who wanted to enroll in college until it resolves questions about the young man's story.

The outpouring of donations came after online reports that 19-year-old Fred Barley had biked six hours to get to Gordon State College in Georgia and was found sleeping in a tent on campus.

GoFundMe spokesman...

July 28, 2016 - 1:30pm
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WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Prosecutors say they're appealing a Pennsylvania county judge's decision to give a new trial to an elderly Pennsylvania woman convicted of poisoning her son's girlfriend with antifreeze, leaving her near death.

Eighty-four-year-old Helen Galli was sentenced in 2013 to 5½ to 12 years in prison. She was convicted in Luzerne County of aggravated assault and reckless endangering.

A judge ruled last week that Galli's attorney was...

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