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June 23, 2015 - 3:42pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Long-time 21st Century Fox executive David Hill is leaving the movie and television company to start his own entertainment venture.

The departure announced Tuesday comes a week before 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch relinquishes his job to his son, James.

Hill had become a Murdoch confidante during his 27-year career at 21st Century and its previous owner, News Corp. During his tenure, Hill founded Fox Sports and also was...

June 23, 2015 - 3:37pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A judge says nine San Francisco police officers will remain on paid leave while he decides whether the department waited too long to discipline them in connection with racist text messages.

The judge's decision Monday also barred the San Francisco Police Commission from disciplining the officers until their lawsuit over disciplinary proceedings is resolved.

Police Chief Greg Suhr is seeking the dismissal of seven officers and the...

June 23, 2015 - 3:36pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google is making it easier to avoid getting into trouble with a misdirected or inappropriate email.

An option to cancel the delivery of an email within 30 seconds of hitting the send button is now a standard safeguard in Google's Gmail as part of a settings change made this week.

The "undo send" feature had previously been available for several years in Google's experimental labs, requiring Gmail users to take extra steps to get...

June 23, 2015 - 3:35pm
1 week 3 days ago best-sellers for week ending June 19, 2015:


1. Grey: Fifty Shades of Grey as told by Christian by E.L. James, narrated by Zachary Webber (Random House Audio)

2. The Martian by Andy Weir, narrated by B.C. Bray (Podium Publishing)

3. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins, narrated by Clare Corbett, Louise Brealey and India Fisher (Penguin Audio)

4. Tom Clancy Under Fire...

June 23, 2015 - 3:28pm
1 week 3 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — A security guard for Justin Bieber who police said admitted taking a camera from a photographer near Atlanta has been ordered to serve 45 days in jail.

Hugo Hesny was indicted in March 2014 on felony charges of robbery and entering a vehicle. Under a deal reached with prosecutors, he pleaded no contest last week to two misdemeanor counts of disorderly conduct.

Court records show a judge ordered him to serve 45 days in jail and nearly...

June 23, 2015 - 3:24pm
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RENO, Nev. (AP) — Police say the 66-year-old driver of an SUV that crashed through a Nevada home and killed two children inside was involved in a crash two years ago after suffering a medical episode.

Police spokesman Tim Broadway says Sheldon Berg of Reno is cooperating with investigators, and neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be a factor in the deaths of the 2-year-old boy and 4-year-old girl.

Witnesses say the SUV was traveling fast and didn't...

June 23, 2015 - 3:16pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The House is ready to ignore a veto threat and take their latest shot on Tuesday against President Barack Obama's health care overhaul. This time, they want to kill a federal panel that is supposed to find ways to curb Medicare spending.

Members of the Independent Payment Advisory Board have never been appointed. And the panel has never recommended any savings from Medicare, the $600-billion-a-year health care program for the elderly....

June 23, 2015 - 3:16pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has agreed to pay $6.25 million to a man who spent nearly 25 years in prison before being exonerated in a 1989 New York City killing that happened while he was vacationing at Disney World.

City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Tuesday that settling Jonathan Fleming's claim is "in the best interest of all parties." Fleming filed notice last year that he planned to sue the city for $162 million.

Fleming's lawyers, Paul...

June 23, 2015 - 3:13pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department is issuing passports and visas again at overseas diplomatic missions after encountering a significant problem with a computer database earlier this month.

Spokesman John Kirby says 45,000 visas were finalized Monday, a third of those in China. He says 33 U.S. embassies and consulates are back online and that visa interviews will restart Wednesday.

The department hopes to get all its facilities back online soon...

June 23, 2015 - 3:03pm
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TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A petition calling for a grand jury investigation into the Tulsa County Sheriff's Office has enough signatures to be sent to a judge who will decide whether to empanel a jury.

The Tulsa County Election Board said Tuesday that 6,647 of the 8,952 signatures on the petition are valid. Five thousand valid signatures were needed.

The petition drive began after volunteer deputy Robert Bates fatally shot an unarmed Eric Harris on April 2...

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