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August 26, 2015 - 1:35am
1 week 2 days ago

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A young man accused of raping a fellow student at an elite prep school in New Hampshire is set to testify in a trial that has exposed a campus tradition of sexual conquest.

Owen Labrie, of Tunbridge, Vermont, is charged with multiple felonies. Prosecutors say he was 18 years old and two days away from graduation last year when he raped a 15-year-old girl in a building on the grounds of St. Paul's School in Concord as part of Senior Salute, in which...

August 26, 2015 - 12:55am
1 week 2 days ago

SHELBURNE FALLS, Mass. (AP) — Sexual assault allegations against Bill Cosby are making it increasingly difficult for locals in a quaint western Massachusetts town to ignore their most famous resident, even if they try.

Some shop owners in downtown Shelburne Falls say they're weary of answering questions about the 78-year-old comedian, who they say never frequented their stores anyway.

Although many Shelburne Falls residents are reluctant to pass...

August 25, 2015 - 10:53pm
1 week 3 days ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris has arrived in California.

Sacramento's KCRA-TV showed Anthony Sadler walking off a commercial plane at Sacramento International Airport, accompanied by his parents.

The Sacramento State University student was dressed in black shorts and a gray sweatshirt and was carrying a black backpack as the family was...

August 25, 2015 - 10:47pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Aleksander Skarlatos, one of three Americans who subdued a heavily armed gunman on a Paris-bound train, will be awarded one of the U.S. Army's highest honors.

Senior Army leaders say Skarlatos, a member of the Oregon National Guard, will get the Soldiers Medal — the Army's highest award for acts of heroism not involving actual conflict with the enemy.

Skarlatos was traveling from Amsterdam when the gunman emerged from a train...

August 25, 2015 - 10:10pm
1 week 3 days ago

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A San Diego businessman says his latest plan for a new Raiders stadium in the city of Oakland has a 50-50 chance of succeeding, but he's revealing little else about it.

Floyd Kephart's proposal first called for the Raiders, the NFL and future stadium revenues to finance the proposed $900 million facility.

The Oakland Tribune reports (http://bayareane.ws/1V8yqvX) an undeterred Kephart refused Tuesday to release his latest...

August 25, 2015 - 10:05pm
1 week 3 days ago

SITKA, Alaska (AP) — Authorities say they have found the body of a city building official who went missing in a landslide.

The city says in a news release that the body of 62-year-old William Stortz, a building official for Sitka, was found at 4:15 p.m. Alaska time Tuesday on the south side of the landslide.

Stortz was working near newly built homes Aug. 18 when logs, mud and debris slid down a hillside into the neighborhood.

The...

August 25, 2015 - 9:29pm
1 week 3 days ago

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terror attack on a high-speed train traveling from Amsterdam to Paris has arrived in California.

Sacramento's KCRA-TV showed Anthony Sadler walking off a commercial plane at Sacramento International Airport, accompanied by his parents.

The Sacramento State University student was dressed in black shorts and a gray T-shirt and was carrying a black backpack as the family was escorted...

August 25, 2015 - 9:01pm
1 week 3 days ago

HOUSTON (AP) — Dr. James "Red" Duke, a trauma surgeon who attended to Texas Gov. John Connally on the day of the Kennedy assassination, has died in Houston. He was 86.

After the Kennedy assassination, Duke went on to become a prominent Houston trauma surgeon and familiar television doctor.

In a statement, Dr. Richard Andrassy, surgery department chairman at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, said Duke died Tuesday at Memorial...

August 25, 2015 - 7:21pm
1 week 3 days ago

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — A zoo in southeast South Dakota has taken in two black bears that caused some trouble at Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming.

The Great Plains Zoo and Delbridge Museum of Natural History in Sioux Falls will now be home to a 12-year-old female bear and her young cub. Zoo officials say the older bear has a long history of nuisance behavior at Grand Teton, where she had raided backpacks and campsites for food for several years.

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August 25, 2015 - 7:10pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Pharrell and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis will perform at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards, where Kanye West will receive a special award.

West will earn the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for his memorable music videos and live performances.

The Weeknd, Demi Lovato, A$AP Rocky, Tori Kelly and Twenty One Pilots also will perform during the two-hour show.

Miley Cyrus will...

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