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August 26, 2015 - 3:58pm
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Olympian and University of Wisconsin track star Suzy Favor Hamilton says she plans to publish a memoir next month that will touch on mental health issues that she says drove her to become a call girl.

Favor Hamilton told her Twitter followers Wednesday that the book, entitled "Fast Girl," will go on sale Sept. 14. She tweeted that she can't wait to share her story.

A blurb on publisher HarperCollins' website says the book...

August 26, 2015 - 3:56pm
1 week 2 days ago

BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A fourth soldier from Fort Hood has pleaded guilty to using her U.S. Army identification or military gear to help transport immigrants.

Yashira Marie Perez-Morales, of Killeen, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Brownsville to immigrant smuggling charges. Prosecutors say Perez-Morales hid immigrants while driving through the Border Patrol checkpoint at Sarita (suh-REE'-tuh).

Christopher David Wix of Abilene was sentenced last month...

August 26, 2015 - 3:37pm
1 week 2 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says the families of four terrorist attack victims who won financial judgments against Iran can go after $17 million owed to an Iranian bank.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday rejected Bank Melli's attempt to dismiss the families' claims for the money.

The court said Bank Melli is Iran's national bank, and Congress has stated clearly that victims of terrorism can collect money they're owed...

August 26, 2015 - 3:34pm
1 week 2 days ago


MONETA, Va. (AP) — It's a routine thing in any city or town with a TV station: a crew doing a live report. But this time, the situation turned tragic. A TV reporter and cameraman were gunned down during an interview — and police say the shooter is a fellow journalist who later shot himself to death. It happened in Moneta (moh-NEE'-tah), Virginia — as Alison Parker was doing an interview with Adam Ward...

August 26, 2015 - 3:26pm
1 week 2 days ago

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — Louisiana authorities say a man accused of killing a state trooper is now implicated in the death of another man.

The Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office says Kevin Daigle was booked Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of 54-year-old Blake Brewer of Moss Bluff.

A news release says investigators believe the same shotgun was used to kill both Brewer and Senior Trooper Steven Vincent.

Daigle also...

August 26, 2015 - 3:20pm
1 week 2 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The stolen pistol a Mexican national at the center of an immigration spat used to fatally shoot a young San Francisco woman was on display during a court hearing.

It's a pivotal piece of evidence in a case in which 45-year-old Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez admits to firing the fatal shot, but says it was an accident.

A San Francisco police ballistics expert testified Wednesday that the bullet was damaged, raising the possibility...

August 26, 2015 - 3:15pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Josh Duggar has entered rehab.

Days after he confessed to cheating on his wife and a pornography addiction, the ex-reality star checked into a long-term treatment center, his parents said Wednesday on the family's website.

Jim Bob and Michelle Duggar said they are "deeply grieved" by actions that have "brought great insult to the values and faith we hold dear."

Last week, their 27-year-old son apologized online...

August 26, 2015 - 3:10pm
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the New York Federal Reserve Bank says he's less inclined to support a Fed rate hike in September amid recent global turmoil, including falling oil prices and a slowdown in China.

William Dudley says the developments pose downside risks for the U.S. economy and have contributed to heightened market volatility.

Dudley told reporters in New York that at the moment, the case for the Fed to hike interest rates in September...

August 26, 2015 - 3:08pm
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington's National Zoo says one of its two newborn panda cubs has died after three and a half days.

The zoo's adult female panda Mei Xiang (may-SHONG) gave birth to the first cub Saturday at 5:35 p.m. and a second cub about five hours later. If both cubs had survived, they would have been the 17-year-old panda's third and fourth surviving offspring. The zoo says the remaining cub appears to be strong and behaving normally.


August 26, 2015 - 3:00pm
1 week 2 days ago

BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey woman shown covered in dust in an iconic photo taken after the 2001 terrorist attacks in New York City has died.

Marcy Borders died Monday night after a battle with stomach cancer, her daughter Noelle Borders said Wednesday.

The 42-year-old Bayonne resident was inside one of the Twin Towers in the attack, but she managed to escape the building.

She told news reporters afterward that as the north...

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