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July 17, 2015 - 8:23am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says there was "not one meeting that took place" during the recent Iranian nuclear talks at which the U.S. didn't raise the issue of four Americans still held captive by Tehran.

In fact, Kerry adds, the issue was discussed during his last meeting with his Iranian counterpart, Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif, before they announced the landmark deal that is meant to prevent Tehran from acquiring a nuclear weapons...

July 17, 2015 - 8:17am
1 week 4 days ago

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The latest on the Chattanooga shootings at two military facilities (all times local):

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10:15 p.m.

A Muslim psychiatrist says he and others in Chattanooga's Muslim community are mourning the deaths of four Marines fatally shot by a man who attended the local mosque.

Pakastani-born Dr. Mohsin Ali told more than 1,000 mourners gathered at a Friday evening memorial service that the...

July 17, 2015 - 7:43am
1 week 4 days ago

FREEBURG, Ill. (AP) — Athletes at a southern Illinois high school will keep the nickname Freeburg Midgets, despite the objections of a group representing people with dwarfism who find the name offensive.

About 500 people gathered at the Freeburg Community High School late Thursday to urge the school board not to dump the mascot.

The Little People of America had asked Freeburg and a half-dozen other schools nationwide to drop the midgets moniker....

July 17, 2015 - 7:29am
1 week 4 days ago

DORAL, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities have suspended the license of a Miami-area blood bank for violations that include improperly notifying donors who may have been HIV-positive.

According to a July 9 letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Doral, Florida-based U.S. Blood Bank didn't make "reasonable attempts" to notify at least 120 donors between August 2013 and May who tested reactive for HIV and would need another test to verify the results....

July 17, 2015 - 7:24am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture says Illinois-based Aspen Foods is recalling nearly 2 million pounds of raw, frozen chicken products over concerns they might be contaminated with salmonella.

The federal agency announced the recall Thursday, saying in a news release that it determined there was a link between the products and three people in Minnesota getting infected with salmonella. The agency says the products are stuffed and breaded and may appear...

July 17, 2015 - 6:46am
1 week 4 days ago

HAGAMAN, N.Y. (AP) — Officials say a propeller has fallen off a single-engine plane and sliced through the roof of a home in upstate New York.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit.ly/1J48eyQ ) the owners of the home in the Montgomery County hamlet of Hagaman were out when the accident occurred around 2 p.m. Thursday.

The plane had sustained enough altitude and speed so the pilot could safely glide to a landing at the pilot's nearby...

July 17, 2015 - 5:56am
1 week 4 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

1. LITTLE IS KNOWN ABOUT CHATTANOOGA SHOOTER

Federal officials say they have no evidence yet that anyone but the 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez was involved in the rampage that killed four Marines.

2. JURY TO DECIDE WHETHER HOLMES WILL GET DEATH PENALTY

Despite the quick conviction in the Colorado...

July 17, 2015 - 4:20am
1 week 4 days ago

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The man who investigators say fatally shot four marines at a Navy-Marine training center and opened fire at a military recruiting center in Tennessee had a bachelor's in engineering and was an outgoing, popular student in high school who belonged to the wrestling team.

But beyond that, not much is known about Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez of Hixson, Tennessee, or what motivated his rampage.

Federal authorities are looking into...

July 17, 2015 - 3:15am
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge has refused to lower bail for former rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight from $10 million in a murder case.

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Ronald Coen said Friday there was no change in circumstances that would warrant reducing Knight's bail. The Death Row Records co-founder has pleaded not guilty to murder and attempted murder charges filed after he ran over two men with his pickup truck outside a Compton burger stand in January...

July 17, 2015 - 3:13am
1 week 4 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Drug Enforcement Administration's operations chief says he is confident one of the world's most-wanted drug traffickers will be captured again after a brazen weekend escape from a maximum-security Mexican prison.

Jack Riley says he hasn't slept much since Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman vanished into a mile-long tunnel stretching from beneath the shower in his cell to an unfinished building. For the last week Riley's been busy speaking with his Mexican...

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