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June 23, 2015 - 2:52pm
1 week 5 days ago

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — Building inspectors in Berkeley, California, say a balcony that snapped off an apartment building and led to the deaths of six students was supported by wooden beams that had been badly rotted by water damage.

Berkeley's Building and Safety Division issued a summary on Tuesday of initial findings from the investigation of the fatal balcony failure a week ago. Five of the students who died were from Ireland.

The inspectors...

June 23, 2015 - 2:47pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOVELAND, Colo. (AP) — Investigators are looking for a vehicle believed to be connected with one of three roadside shootings in northern Colorado, along with a previously unreported attempted shooting.

Authorities on Tuesday released a sketch of a faded orange pickup truck. They say it's linked to the June 3 killing of 65-year-old William Connole on a Loveland sidewalk, and an attempted shooting the same night about 2 miles away.

Police described the...

June 23, 2015 - 2:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

DENVER (AP) — The Colorado Republican Party says its lawyer has met with prosecutors over an attempt to blackmail the state GOP chairman into resigning.

Spokesman Owen Loftus said Tuesday the party's attorney spoke with the U.S. Attorney's Office and Denver District Attorney's Office.

He says the conversations concerned a meeting Republican Party Chairman Steve House had with Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo...

June 23, 2015 - 2:30pm
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The independent watchdog for the federal personnel agency that recently suffered one of the worst cyberbreaches in U.S. history says the data could have been encrypted to make it harder to steal.

Patrick McFarland, inspector general for the Office of Personnel Management, directly challenges the agency director in written testimony to be delivered Wednesday to a House oversight committee.

The director, Katherine Archuleta, told the...

June 23, 2015 - 2:28pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Sean "Diddy" Combs' company says the hip-hop mogul was defending himself in an incident at the University of California, Los Angeles, that led to his arrest.

Combs Enterprises says in a statement to The Associated Press on Tuesday that Combs was trying to protect himself and his son.

Combs was arrested Monday after an incident at UCLA, where his son is a football player.

Combs Enterprises says that accounts of the...

June 23, 2015 - 2:14pm
1 week 5 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The consumer reviews service Angie's List has filed a federal lawsuit against Amazon Local, accusing the subsidiary of stealing proprietary information.

The lawsuit filed Friday in U.S. District Court in Indianapolis alleges executives at Amazon Local and other employees obtained access to the information by signing up as members of Angie's List and downloading information. More than 20 Amazon Local employees are named as co-defendants....

June 23, 2015 - 2:09pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Quebec's premier says he doesn't see much economic value for his province in a proposed pipeline that would carry crude oil from western Canada to refineries on the Atlantic coast.

Philippe Couillard said in an interview Tuesday with The Associated Press that if Quebec is simply a "transit place" for TransCanada's proposed Energy East project, he doesn't see much benefit.

Canada is looking for ways to export its growing oil sands...

June 23, 2015 - 2:05pm
1 week 5 days ago

MIAMI (AP) — A Libyan prisoner at the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba has appeared before a review board deciding whether he can be released after nearly 13 years in custody.

Omar Khalif Abu Baker is one of four Libyans at Guantanamo. A U.S. assessment concluded he has ties to Osama bin Laden and "probably" fought against the Northern Alliance and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

His lawyer told the Periodic Review Board on Tuesday there is no...

June 23, 2015 - 2:01pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon is launching a mobile video service this summer that would show sports, concerts and other types of content.

The country's largest wireless provider teased a few details of its upcoming offerings Tuesday while announcing it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL Inc. The deal is designed to help Verizon Communications Inc. expand in mobile video and advertising as more hours are spent watching video, reading and shopping on phones and...

June 23, 2015 - 1:50pm
1 week 5 days ago

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) — The principal who pulled a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose his sexual orientation is resigning for a new job at another school.

The Daily Times-Call reports ( parents were notified Monday that Twin Peaks Charter Academy Principal BJ Buchmann is leaving his position to become the Fort Lupton School District's assistant superintendent.

School officials said in a statement that...

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