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June 16, 2016 - 5:34pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A koala at the San Diego Zoo has a baby girl.

Cambee gave birth in November, but the joey only recently emerged from mother's pouch. The zoo released a video of Cambee walking on a branch with her offspring clinging to her back.

Zoo keeper Lacy Pearson says the joey's personality has yet to emerge and that she will go everywhere with her mother for the next few months. The young koala has started to eat eucalyptus leaves and is doing...

June 16, 2016 - 5:19pm
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A judge has upheld the suspension of a Maryland elementary school student who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun and pretended to shoot classmates.

Anne Arundel County Circuit Judge Ronald Silkworth ruled this week that the school system could reasonably consider the 7-year-old boy's actions disruptive and a two-day suspension was appropriate.

The Washington Post reports ( that in March...

June 16, 2016 - 5:12pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on the criminal trial of Pacific Gas & Electric Co. in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area:

2:10 p.m.

A jury has been selected in a criminal trial accusing Pacific Gas & Electric Co. of obstructing investigators in the wake of a deadly pipeline explosion in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The 2010 blast along a PG&E natural gas pipeline killed eight people...

June 16, 2016 - 5:09pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a 2-year-old boy by an alligator at Walt Disney World (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

The vice president of Walt Disney World Resort says the resort will be adding alligator warning signs.

Jacquee Wahler says in a statement Thursday evening: "We have closed all of our beaches and have made a decision to add signage, and we are also conducting a swift and thorough review of all of our...

June 16, 2016 - 4:58pm
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The U.S. attorney's office in New Jersey has appealed the sentences of a former Army major and his wife convicted last year of endangering their three young foster children.

John Jackson was sentenced to probation. Carolyn Jackson was sentenced to two years in prison. The U.S. attorney's office had sought 15 to 20 years for them.

Prosecutors presented evidence the children had broken bones and other serious health problems and...

June 16, 2016 - 4:57pm
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit claiming the intro to Led Zeppelin's hit "Stairway to Heaven" was copied from another band's song (all times local):

5:40 p.m.

Music experts have testified that Led Zeppelin's "Stairway to Heaven" is strikingly similar to an obscure tune written a few years earlier.

Two witnesses told jurors Thursday in Los Angeles federal court that the intro to "Stairway" had several common musical...

June 16, 2016 - 4:54pm
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COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — A man who posted threatening messages against black people on an anonymous social media app during racial protests at the University of Missouri last year has been sentenced to probation.

Hunter Park was a Missouri University of Science and Technology student on Nov. 10 when he posted the messages on Yik Yak. The 20-year-old Lake St. Louis man's posts included statements that he was going to shoot every black person he sees. They came the day after...

June 16, 2016 - 4:46pm
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The attorney for a former lottery official accused of fixing jackpots has argued that his client's conviction last year on fraud charges should be thrown out.

On Thursday, Eddie Tipton, appealed his July 2015 convictions related to fixing a 2010 Iowa Hot Lotto game.

The former Multi-State Lottery Association security director's attorney told the Iowa Court of Appeals the evidence doesn't support the convictions and Iowa's...

June 16, 2016 - 4:36pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States says Nicaragua has expelled three American government officials.

State Department spokesman John Kirby says the officials were kicked out of the Central American country Tuesday. He says such action could set back U.S.-Nicaraguan relations on trade and other matters.

Kirby said Thursday that the officials were on temporary duty status in Nicaragua and only recently arrived there. He said the U.S. has complained to...

June 16, 2016 - 4:33pm
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WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man is charged with felony child endangerment in connection with a small octopus found wedged in the throat of his girlfriend's toddler in April.

The Wichita Eagle ( ) reports Sedgwick County prosecutors charged 36-year-old Matthew Gallagher on Thursday.

The criminal complaint alleges that Gallagher "unlawfully and recklessly" caused or allowed the 2-year-old boy "to be placed in a situation in which...

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