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August 18, 2016 - 3:59pm
1 week 2 days ago

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — The Latest on a tanker rollover that caused a highway closure in Washington state (all times local):

12:55 p.m.

A section of a major freeway in Washington state has reopened state after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports that at least some of the 7,700 gallons of fuel the tanker was hauling spilled in the crash, which happened about 9:15 a.m. as the...

August 18, 2016 - 3:57pm
1 week 2 days ago

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Two masked intruders were captured after entering the Oklahoma Capitol, rummaging through a senator's office and splashing around in a second-floor bathroom.

The intruders? Raccoons.

Senate officials say security footage shows the pair sneaking down a Senate hallway on Wednesday night and exploring an office. A cleaning crew trapped the raccoons in a bathroom and called animal control officers.

Oklahoma City...

August 18, 2016 - 3:49pm
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department says a $400 million cash payment to Iran was contingent on the release of American prisoners.

Spokesman John Kirby says negotiations over the United States' returning Iranian money from a decades-old account was conducted separately from the prisoner talks. But he says the U.S. withheld delivery of the cash as leverage until the U.S. citizens had left Iran.

Both events occurred Jan. 17.

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August 18, 2016 - 3:32pm
1 week 2 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A plan to mark the 25th anniversary of one of New York City's most searing race riots with a family oriented festival has brought criticism from relatives of a man killed in the violence.

Organizers say Sunday's event in Brooklyn's Crown Heights is meant to showcase unity.

The neighborhood was shaken in 1991 by four days of violence. It erupted after a car in a prominent rabbi's motorcade fatally hit Gavin Cato, a black 7-year-old....

August 18, 2016 - 3:31pm
1 week 3 days ago

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — The father of a southwest Missouri man charged in weekend shootings that left six people and two dogs wounded says he believes his son was suffering a psychotic episode.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/2bg4Oi9 ) reports that Tom Mourning Sr. says his son, 26-year-old Tom Mourning II, has had mental health issues. The younger Mourning is jailed on $1 million bond on multiple counts of armed criminal action, first-degree felony assault and unlawful use...

August 18, 2016 - 3:26pm
1 week 3 days ago

ROSSITER, Pa. (AP) — State police have charged a Pennsylvania Amish man with driving his buggy while drunk as two of his four passengers rode on the roof.

Police also have cited 18-year-old Robert Miller, of Punxsutawney, and his four friends who were riding with him with underage drinking. The four ranged in age from 16 to 20. The legal drinking age in Pennsylvania is 21.

The charges, announced Wednesday, stem from the police stop July 8 in Canoe...

August 18, 2016 - 3:26pm
1 week 3 days ago

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee man is in custody after police say he refused to stop for a police officer, crashed his car and fled, leaving behind his 7-year-old daughter.

The Leaf-Chronicle (http://leafne.ws/2bAJEKs) reports the incident happened Wednesday in Clarksville. According to an arrest warrant, an officer pulled Wilfredo Valcarcel Ortiz over for a brake lights infraction. As the officer approached, Valcarcel Ortiz sped away, the arrest warrant states....

August 18, 2016 - 3:24pm
1 week 3 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fresh off a divisive turn as the Joker in "Suicide Squad," Jared Leto is set to take off on new adventure in the sequel to Ridley Scott's 1982 dystopian cult classic "Blade Runner."

The Oscar-winning actor will play a never-before-seen character, according to an announcement from Alcon Entertainment Thursday.

He'll star alongside Harrison Ford, who is reprising his role as Rick Deckard, in addition to Ryan Gosling, Robin Wright,...

August 18, 2016 - 3:05pm
1 week 2 days ago

FIFE, Wash. (AP) — A section of a major freeway in Washington state has reopened state after a tanker truck rolled over and spilled fuel near the Port of Tacoma.

The News Tribune reports (http://goo.gl/kfaVOq ) that at least some of the 7,700 gallons of fuel the tanker was hauling spilled in the crash, which happened about 9:15 a.m. as the truck was approaching Interstate 5. The four-lane freeway closed for several hours Wednesday morning in both directions....

August 18, 2016 - 2:50pm
1 week 3 days ago

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has seen enough progress on the dilapidated home where singer Aretha Franklin was born to keep it from being demolished.

News outlets report that Shelby County Environmental Court Judge Larry Potter on Thursday gave the current homeowner three weeks to present a financial plan to make final repairs to the Memphis house.

The homeowner, Vera House, says her plan doesn't require the house to be relocated as did an alternate...

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