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August 19, 2015 - 8:13pm
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HONOLULU (AP) — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters.

XL Catlin Seaview Survey team is taking high-definition 360-degree panoramic images of the reefs and using them to monitor and study the health of corals over time. Scientists working with the team say they are concerned about how much coral off the coast of Hawaii is already...

August 19, 2015 - 8:07pm
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MIAMI (AP) — A Florida appeals court has refused to release on bail a Canadian diplomat's teenage son while the youth awaits trial on a murder charge.

Online court records show a three-judge panel Wednesday denied an appeal from 15-year-old Marc Wabafiyebazu.

Wabafiyebazu faces charges including felony murder as an adult in a March 30 shooting in Miami that left his older brother and another teen dead. Police say the Wabafiyebazu brothers tried to...

August 19, 2015 - 7:56pm
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MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says a small panel door fell from an American Airlines Airbus 321 and landed on a North Carolina golf course.

The airline said no one was hurt when the panel fell from the plane, which carried six crew members and 146 passengers.

FAA spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said a golfer reported the 15-by-15-inch part fell about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday onto the Green Meadows Golf Course in Mount Holly....

August 19, 2015 - 7:36pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) — A woman who says she was injured during a ride in the back of a Baltimore police van after being beaten and illegally arrested has sued the department.

The suit alleges that while Cierra Brooks was waiting for a ride outside a nightclub on Aug. 21, 2012, a police officer assaulted her, throwing her to the ground and dragging her through the street before tossing her inside a police transport van. Inside the van, the suit says Brooks was handcuffed but...

August 19, 2015 - 7:03pm
1 week 3 days ago

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A Pasadena hospital says some patients have been infected with an antibiotic-resistant "superbug" that's been linked to a widely used medical scope.

Huntington Memorial Hospital said Wednesday that several patients who had procedures using Olympus Corp. duodenoscopes were found to have the resistant pseudomonas bacteria.

The hospital has quarantined the devices and is trying to discover whether there's a link to the infections...

August 19, 2015 - 6:55pm
1 week 3 days ago

HOUSTON (AP) — A 23-year-old man has pleaded guilty to attempted capital murder for a 2013 stabbing rampage on a Houston-area community college campus that wounded 14 people.

Dylan Andrew Quick also pleaded guilty to two aggravated assault counts. State District Judge Maria Jackson could sentence Quick to anything from probation to life imprisonment when he's sentenced Oct. 29. Quick remains jailed without bond.

Quick was accused of stabbing and...

August 19, 2015 - 6:52pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that House Democrats have the votes, if necessary, to sustain President Barack Obama's veto of a resolution against his Iran nuclear deal.

Pelosi says that if such a vote were held today there would be enough support among House Democrats for Obama to prevail.

That would take 146 House Democrats, and just over 50 have publicly announced their support so far.

In an...

August 19, 2015 - 6:50pm
1 week 3 days ago

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Authorities say six construction workers injured when a six-story scaffold collapsed outside a New Mexico medical center have been released from hospitals.

One worker remained hospitalized Wednesday. That person's name and condition wasn't immediately released.

Meanwhile, investigators began work on trying to determine what led to the scaffolding collapse that killed one construction worker and injured seven others....

August 19, 2015 - 6:44pm
1 week 3 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Movie theater chain Regal Entertainment Group has begun to check bags in the wake of numerous shootings at theaters around the country, a procedure it acknowledged on its website was "not without flaws" and would inconvenience guests but provide better security.

It's unclear when the policy began, but several local TV stations reported online that customers noticed the change in Texas, Virginia, Florida and Ohio beginning earlier this month....

August 19, 2015 - 6:43pm
1 week 1 day ago

SACO, Maine (AP) — In a story Aug. 19 about the stabbing death of a woman at a Maine supermarket, The Associated Press, relying on information from police, reported erroneously the gender of the suspect. The suspect was born a woman but has transitioned to a man; the suspect is not a woman.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Woman dies after stabbing at Shaw's supermarket in Maine

Woman dies after knife attack at Shaw's...

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