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July 16, 2015 - 11:21am
1 week 4 days ago

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Here's the latest on the 67th annual Primetime Emmy nominations announced Thursday in West Hollywood, California, by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (all times local):

2:45 p.m.

Emilia Clarke says she was the happiest patient in her doctor's office this morning.

The "Game of Thrones" star was waiting for a medical appointment when her phone rang with the news that she was nominated for an...

July 16, 2015 - 11:14am
1 week 4 days ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman who was jailed in her fight against her son's circumcision can avoid additional jail time on a child-custody charge.

Thirty-year-old Heather Hironimus of Boynton Beach entered a plea Thursday allowing her to avoid prosecution for interfering with child custody if she doesn't land in trouble in the next year.

Hironimus had fled with her 4-year-old son to avoid the circumcision that the boy's father wanted...

July 16, 2015 - 11:11am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is proposing new regulations Thursday designed to reduce the impact of coal mining on the nation's streams.

Currently, federal regulations on stream protection from coal mines date back to 1983.

The proposed regulations, long anticipated, will maintain a 100-foot buffer zone adjacent to streams to prevent debris from being dumped into the water. But the rules will set clearer guidelines for companies....

July 16, 2015 - 11:08am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi says the nuclear deal negotiated by the United States, Iran and Western powers "will have my strong support."

Pelosi expressed her backing for the accord at a news conference Thursday morning on Capitol Hill.

The Obama administration has launched a full-court press to win over skeptical Democrats in Congress, and Pelosi's support is a key gain.

By law, the administration must...

July 16, 2015 - 10:55am
1 week 4 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Police say three armed men wearing masks robbed the Walnut Creek Amphitheatre of $500,000, but left a trail of cash that led to at least one arrest.

Multiple media outlets report that police say 22-year-old Adjani Jari Bryant was arrested shortly after Monday's robbery of the amphitheatre's business office.

Bryant faces 24 charges, including armed robbery, second-degree kidnapping and conspiracy.

Authorities...

July 16, 2015 - 10:53am
1 week 4 days ago

SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts woman accused of allowing her 2-year-old daughter to sip her margarita at a restaurant and pouring some of it into the girl's sippy cup has avoided trial and possible deportation.

Forty-two-year-old Sheldy Nelson of Lynn was originally scheduled to go to trial Wednesday on charges of child endangerment and providing alcohol to a minor.

The Salem News (http://bit.ly/1fLM6ya ) reports that a judge last week agreed to...

July 16, 2015 - 10:49am
1 week 4 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York investment executive has been sentenced to 21 months in prison and $10 million in restitution for a scheme that caused the collapse of an Oklahoma insurance company.

Allen Reichman of Irvington, New York, was sentenced Wednesday in Manhattan. He'd pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud.

Reichman worked for an unidentified investment bank and financial services company.

U.S. Attorney...

July 16, 2015 - 10:43am
1 week 4 days ago

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — The jury in the Colorado theater shooting trial is deliberating for a second day over whether James Holmes was legally insane when he opened fire on a crowded movie premiere.

Holmes' killed 12 people and injured 70 in the July 2012 attack in what his attorneys describe as a severe psychotic breakdown. Jurors returned Thursday to consider whether prosecutors have met their burden in proving Holmes was capable of knowing right from wrong and...

July 16, 2015 - 10:30am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Average long-term U.S. mortgage rates rose this week, reaching highs for the year as investor anxiety over economic turbulence abroad moderated.

Mortgage giant Freddie Mac says the average rate on a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage increased to 4.09 percent from 4.04 percent a week earlier. The new level is the highest since last October.

The rate on 15-year fixed-rate mortgages rose to 3.25 percent from 3.20 percent. That matched its...

July 16, 2015 - 10:30am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the American Meteorological Society's annual state of the climate report delves into the details of already reported record-smashing warmth globally in 2014, giving special attention to the world's oceans.

NOAA climate monitoring chief Deke Arndt, co-editor...

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