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August 18, 2016 - 1:47pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — A police report shows a man arrested outside Kendall Jenner's home in Los Angeles told police he has frequently waited for the model and reality television star to try to talk to her.

The report states that Shavaughn McKenzie followed Jenner's car into her driveway and then banged on her window Sunday night before police arrived.

A judge on Wednesday issued a temporary restraining order at Jenner's request.

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August 18, 2016 - 1:46pm
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SEATTLE (AP) — Paleontologists with Seattle's Burke Museum have unearthed the bones of a Tyrannosaurus rex that lived more than 66 million years ago.

The remarkable discovery includes a fairly complete 4-foot long skull, vertebrae, ribs, hips and lower jaw bones, and represents about 20 percent of the meat-eating dinosaur.

Scientists worked over the summer to excavate the bones in the Hell Creek Formation in Montana.

The skull...

August 18, 2016 - 1:35pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the top American and Russian diplomats plan to meet next week in another bid to stop Syria's civil war and forge a counterterrorism partnership.

They say Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov will gather in Geneva on Aug. 26. The talks could be two days.

The diplomacy comes amid fierce fighting in Aleppo, and new Russian bombing operations from an Iranian air base....

August 18, 2016 - 1:33pm
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PHOENIX (AP) — Police documents and body camera footage show that a 10-year-old Arizona boy who has been missing for a month had been found away from his home before.

Authorities have been actively searching for Jesse Wilson since he went missing from his Phoenix-area home on July 18. Searches have involved drones, U.S. Border Patrol tracking dogs and citizen volunteers.

The Arizona Republic reports (http://bit.ly/2bpsn9Z ) that police records show...

August 18, 2016 - 1:20pm
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BOSTON (AP) — This weekend's Boston Symphony Orchestra performance is more than just a celebration of music — it's a celebration of marital bliss.

Seventeen married couples are scheduled to perform Saturday at the BSO's summer home at Tanglewood in western Massachusetts. It's being touted as the most wedded pairs ever to perform together in the orchestra's 134-year history.

The couples performing the first two acts of the Verdi opera "Aida" will...

August 18, 2016 - 1:18pm
1 week 1 day ago

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on the fighter jet plane that crashed at Nellis Air Force Base (all times local):

2:25 p.m.

The veteran pilot who ejected from a fighter jet after an exercise with a military weapons school at an Air Force base near Las Vegas has been released from the hospital.

A Draken International spokesman said that the pilot, who is not from the Las Vegas area, has been treated for minor injuries from...

August 18, 2016 - 1:17pm
1 week 1 day ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Gawker.com, the brash New York website that broke new ground with its gossipy, no-holds-barred coverage of media, culture and politics, is shutting down after nearly 14 years, brought low by an unhappy, but deep-pocketed, subject.

The news — appropriately enough, broken by Gawker itself — follows the sale of the site's parent company to Univision. Founder Nick Denton told staffers Thursday afternoon that Gawker.com will come to an end next week. Twitter...

August 18, 2016 - 1:14pm
1 week 1 day ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on Chicago police recommending that seven police officer be fired in the Laquan McDonald case (all times local):

6:00 p.m.

The Chicago police officer charged in the fatal shooting of teenager Laquan McDonald has made a brief court appearance.

Jason Van Dyke was in court Thursday, the same day Chicago's police superintendent recommended that seven officers accused of filing false reports related to the...

August 18, 2016 - 1:08pm
1 week 1 day ago

BARRE, Vt. (AP) — Police say a Vermont inmate who hatched a plot to kill Justin Bieber was behind an anthrax scare at a courthouse where he was sentenced for killing a 15-year-old girl.

The Barre courthouse on Wednesday received an envelope containing white powder and a note claiming it was anthrax. It carried the return address of the Delaware prison where 48-year-old Dana Martin is serving 35 years to life for the 2000 murder.

Police Chief Tim...

August 18, 2016 - 1:08pm
1 week 1 day ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Twitter says it has suspended 360,000 accounts since mid-2015 for violating its policies banning the promotion of terrorism and violent extremism.

The San Francisco-based company says it has also made progress in preventing users who were suspended from immediately returning to the platform using different accounts, which has been a problem in the past.

Twitter says its rate of daily suspensions is up 80 percent since last year,...

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