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July 21, 2016 - 8:10pm
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A new state law in New York named after the late actor Peter Falk aims to ensure relatives of people in guardianship are notified when their loved one dies.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the measure into law Thursday. It changes state guardianship law to require the identification of those loved ones who should be notified about a person's death or burial.

Falk, the star of the television detective show Columbo, died in 2011. His...

July 21, 2016 - 8:06pm
1 week 1 day ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — "Teen Wolf" is biting the dust.

The cast and show creator Jeff Davis announced at Comic-Con on Thursday afternoon that the MTV supernatural series is ending after the upcoming sixth season.

"Teen Wolf" star Tyler Posey thanked the fans gathered inside Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center for their support of the show over the past five years.

The reimagining of the comedy film series starring Michael J...

July 21, 2016 - 7:46pm
1 week 1 day ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The administrator of the federal compensation fund for Sept. 11 victims is stepping down after five years.

Sheila Birnbaum will leave her post as special master of the fund that disburses compensation awards to first responders, recovery workers and other people affected by the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks. U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced the move Thursday.

The new special master of the compensation fund will be Rupa...

July 21, 2016 - 7:40pm
1 week 1 day ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The U.S. State Department said Thursday that it is looking into reports another American has been detained in Iran.

State Department spokesman John Kirby would not comment further Thursday on the detention of Robin Shahini. The girlfriend of the San Diego man said Shahini's sister told her Iranian authorities took him into custody July 11 while he was visiting family in his native Iran and he has not been heard from since.

The...

July 21, 2016 - 7:39pm
1 week 21 hours ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a story July 21 about a lawmaker facing possible expulsion form the Tennessee General Assembly, The Associated Press spelled one legislative leader's first name incorrectly. The lawmaker's name is Glen Casada, not Gled.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Speaker supports session to oust accused lawmaker

Tennessee's Republican House speaker says she now supports convening a special session to...

July 21, 2016 - 7:30pm
1 week 1 day ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Comic-Con audiences got a sneak peek at seven minutes of heart-racing action Thursday afternoon in footage from the upcoming sci-fi epic "Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets."

Director Luc Besson, best known for frenetic and colorful sci-fi spectacles like "The Fifth Element" and "Lucy," said that he's been infatuated with "Valerian," based on the long-running comic series "Valérian and Laureline" since he was 10 years old.

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July 21, 2016 - 7:21pm
1 week 1 day ago

The fifth session of the Republican National Convention has begun.

July 21, 2016 - 7:05pm
1 week 1 day ago

DENVER (AP) — The mother of a 24-year-old Colorado man who joined Kurdish forces in their fight against the Islamic State group says her son was killed in combat in Syria.

Susan Shirley says the U.S. Consulate in Turkey called her Tuesday to tell her that Levi Shirley was killed July 14. She says her son had wanted to join the Marines, but he couldn't because of his bad eyesight. He then reached out to Kurdish forces online and joined the fight for about three months...

July 21, 2016 - 7:02pm
1 week 1 day ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A patrol car video shows a white Texas police officer violently throwing a black woman to the ground followed by another officer suggesting to her that black people have "violent tendencies."

The traffic stop for speeding happened in Austin last summer, but the video wasn't publicly released until Thursday.

Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo held a news conference after the video was published by the Austin American-Statesman. The...

July 21, 2016 - 6:46pm
1 week 1 day ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on A Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in Arizona (all times local):

4:45 p.m.

A Utah militia group leader accused of trying to blow up a federally owned cabin in Arizona failed in his latest attempt to be let out of jail pending trial.

U.S. District Judge David Sam ruled Thursday that there is overwhelming evidence that William Keebler committed a...

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