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July 21, 2015 - 9:08pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — "Ragtime" author E.L. Doctorow has died in New York. He was 84.

His son, Richard Doctorow, confirms he died Tuesday at a New York hospital from complications of lung cancer.

Doctorow reimagined the American past and applied its lessons to the present and future. He was best known for his panoramic novel of the turn of the 20th century. Published in 1975, "Ragtime" was later made into a film featuring James Cagney and a Broadway...

July 21, 2015 - 9:04pm
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OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (AP) — A South Florida deputy has shot and killed a man outside an apartment complex after authorities say the man fled two traffic stops and then reached for a gun.

Broward Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright says the man was taken to a local hospital Tuesday afternoon and later died.

Authorities say deputies first tried to pull over the man on Interstate 95 about 4:30 a.m. Tuesday and then again in Oakland Park about...

July 21, 2015 - 8:45pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj have traded words on Twitter after the rapper said she was upset she didn't earn a nomination for video of the year at the MTV Video Music Awards.

Minaj tweeted multiple times she didn't understand why her rump-shaking video for "Anaconda" wasn't up for the top award. She wrote in one tweet: "If your video celebrates women with very slim bodies, you will be nominated for vid of the year."

Swift's "Bad...

July 21, 2015 - 8:45pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Getting hitched in Las Vegas? Be prepared to say "I do" to paying more for a marriage license.

The self-described wedding capital of the world decided Tuesday to increase the cost of a license by $14.

Clark County spokesman Erik Pappa says commissioners voted unanimously to increase the price to $77. The extra $14 earned from each license will be spent promoting Las Vegas as a wedding destination to other in-love couples....

July 21, 2015 - 7:47pm
1 week 3 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Highlights from imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's political career and legal saga:

—1993: Blagojevich begins a three-year stint as an Illinois House representative.

—1997: Blagojevich begins a six-year tenure in Congress.

—2002: Blagojevich, billing himself an anti-corruption candidate, wins the Illinois gubernatorial election.

—2004: The first public indications that the...

July 21, 2015 - 7:46pm
1 week 3 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — An Ohio man accused of trying to recruit people to join the Islamic State terror group has pleaded not guilty to federal charges in a Cleveland courtroom.

Thirty-eight-year-old Amir Said Rahman Al-Ghazi entered his plea at a hearing Tuesday. No bond was set and he remains in federal custody.

Al-Ghazi, of Sheffield Lake, pleaded not guilty to one count of supporting terrorism, two weapons-related charges and 25 counts related to...

July 21, 2015 - 7:34pm
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GLEN FERRIS, W.Va. (AP) — A CSX spokeswoman says the company is continuing to closely monitor the environmental impact of a fiery oil-train derailment in southern West Virginia.

The company held a public meeting Tuesday evening at the Glen Ferris Inn.

On Feb. 16, 27 cars of a CSX train's 109 cars derailed during a snowstorm in Mount Carbon. Leaking oil ignited, shooting fireballs into the sky and burning down a nearby house.


July 21, 2015 - 7:05pm
1 week 3 days ago

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) — The Navy says three sailors, including one Navy SEAL, were among the four people injured in a small plane crash in Nevada on Sunday.

Two of the people on the plane had critical burns, and the two others' injuries weren't life-threatening.

A Navy public affairs officer, Lt. Beth Teach, says the sailors with the Naval Special Warfare Command are based at Coronado, California, near San Diego. Teach did not have an update on their...

July 21, 2015 - 6:50pm
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An assistant county attorney who was suspended without pay after making fun of crime victims, women and others in court has now been fired.

The Courier-Journal ( ) reports Jefferson County Attorney Mike O'Connell fired Karl Price, who was initially reprimanded for a letter he sent a Korean family and suspended last month.

The newspaper and the county attorney's office found additional instances in which...

July 21, 2015 - 6:38pm
1 week 3 days ago

ROCKVILLE, Md. (AP) — The Montgomery County state's attorney's office says it has dropped charges of indecent exposure and trespassing against a Maryland lawmaker.

State's attorney's spokesman Ramon Korionoff said in a statement Tuesday that the June 27 incident involving Democratic Delegate Ariana Kelly is better suited for family court.

According to court records, Kelly's ex-husband, Barak Sanford, told police Kelly was dropping her children off at...

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