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August 15, 2016 - 8:47am
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Authorities in Kentucky say three teenage girls are recovering after having been shot in downtown Louisville following an argument at a club.

News agencies report that Louisville Metro Police say the shooting happened early Sunday morning.

Police say the three girls were attending an event at Club 116 when they got into an altercation.

Officials say the teenagers left the club, but were followed by the...

August 15, 2016 - 8:43am
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SELKIRK, N.Y. (AP) — Eleven freight cars are back on the track after they derailed over the weekend in an upstate New York rail yard.

CSX spokesman Robert Doolittle tells The Times Union of Albany (http://bit.ly/2aTI9Es ) on Sunday that no injuries, leaks or spills were reported after a New Jersey-bound train sideswiped cars that were adjacent to the track around 7 p.m. Saturday in Selkirk, just south of Albany.

Officials say three of the derailed...

August 15, 2016 - 8:39am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Factory activity in New York slowed in early August for the second straight month, and manufacturers in the state cut jobs.

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York says that its Empire State manufacturing index dropped to a reading of minus 4.2, from 0.55 in July. Any reading above zero points to expansion.

Even so, new orders ticked up slightly and a measure of shipments rose to 9 from 0.7 in the previous month. Those figures suggest...

August 15, 2016 - 8:06am
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NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shootings of a New York City mosque leader and his associate (all times local):

9:45 p.m.

A man suspected in the fatal shooting of an imam and his friend as they left a mosque in New York City has been arrested on charges of second-degree murder and criminal possession of a weapon.

Charges against 35-year-old Oscar Morel, of Brooklyn, were upgraded on Monday after police say they recovered...

August 15, 2016 - 8:02am
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MACON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in central Georgia say a 67-year-old woman shot and wounded a teenager.

The Telegraph newspaper in Macon reports (http://bit.ly/2aU6B8w ) Delores Gibson-Council told police she encountered a group of young people about 8:30 p.m. Saturday as she was driving down the street. She said she honked her horn and a 14-year-old boy came to her door and threatened her, and she shot him in the abdomen.

The teen was listed in...

August 15, 2016 - 8:01am
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HOUSTON (AP) — The Latest on a Houston woman charged with killing two of her children: (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Two children who police allege were drowned by their mother had been temporarily taken away from her by Texas child welfare officials in 2012 after one of them had been found wandering the streets with an intoxicated homeless man.

According to court documents, Child Protective Services placed Sheborah Latrice Thomas...

August 15, 2016 - 7:43am
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NEW YORK (AP) — Hyatt, Sheraton, Marriott and Westin hotels in 10 states and the District of Columbia may have been targeted by hackers for months.

According to the hotel operator HEI Hotels & Resorts, malware put into place in at least 20 locations may have collected names, card account numbers, card expiration dates and verification codes.

Data from customers may have been collected from early December, through late June. At some properties,...

August 15, 2016 - 7:36am
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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire gubernatorial candidate vows he will work to restore the status of a Dartmouth College fraternity that loosely inspired the 1978 comedy film "Animal House."

The Boston Globe reports (http://bit.ly/2aN9sVH ) the Alpha Delta fraternity was booted from the Ivy League school's Hanover campus in April 2015 after officials learned members branded pledges on their backsides.

Mark Connolly, a Democrat running in New...

August 15, 2016 - 7:25am
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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina man says he's getting close to giving up on his home in Raleigh after it was hit by a driver for the sixth time.

WTVD-TV reports (http://abc11.tv/2b8C3CT) Sunday that Carlo Bernarte says he's fed up with the half-dozen crashes since he and his family moved in 2004. A drunken driver hit the home in October and later died.

Authorities confirm that a car crashed through a wall and into Bernarte's property about 5 a....

August 15, 2016 - 7:21am
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FRANKLIN, Ohio (AP) — People across the country want to help a 7-year-old boy in southwest Ohio who police say was trying to sell a stuffed animal to buy food.

A spokesman for a charity at St. Mary of the Assumption Church in Franklin, Ohio, said Monday that donors from numerous states have contacted him. Franklin police say Officer Steve Dunham found the boy in front of a drug store this month. He told the officer he hadn't eaten for days.

Dunham...

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