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March 18, 2015 - 1:31pm
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MESA, Ariz. (AP) — Police say the man accused of killing one person and wounding five others in a suburban Phoenix rampage is an ex-convict who has served three stints in prison since 1994.

A Mesa police spokesman identified the suspect Wednesday evening as Ryan Giroux. He's accused of a motel shooting, a carjacking and a home invasion before he was arrested at a nearby apartment.

The 41-year-old was arrested Wednesday afternoon after officers...

March 18, 2015 - 1:28pm
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — An Indiana teenager's luck has apparently run out after a runaway beer keg on St. Patrick's Day caught the attention of police.

Indiana State Excise Police say the newly purchased keg fell from the bed of 18-year-old Scott Benge's pickup truck Tuesday when the tailgate gave way. Police retrieved the keg from the road and cited Benge for illegally transporting an alcoholic beverage.

Indiana law bars those under 21 from...

March 18, 2015 - 1:22pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A woman accused of decapitating her 3-month-old daughter was considered a threat to the baby and was accused in court documents of "acting crazy" and talking about demons.

A juvenile court judge on March 6 ordered Jayniah Watkins taken from her mother and placed in the custody of Hamilton County Job and Family Services. The baby was then placed temporarily with an aunt by the county agency.

The baby was found dead Monday on the aunt...

March 18, 2015 - 1:21pm
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ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a Pennsylvania man denied striking a woman with his car even though part of her severed body was found on the passenger-side floor of his crumpled vehicle.

Thirty-three-year-old Jose Antonio Santiago is charged with causing an accident involving death or injury in Sunday's hit-and-run near Allentown.

State police say 62-year-old Anna Lewis was hit so hard that her body was cut in half. Her sister was also injured...

March 18, 2015 - 1:18pm
1 week 3 days ago

LIBERTY, Mo. (AP) — The principal of a suburban Kansas City middle school has resigned nearly a month after a student with Asperger's syndrome was seriously hurt in a bullying incident.

Principal Dan Weakley of Liberty Middle School also will take a personal leave of absence for the remainder of the school year. The Liberty Board of Education on Monday accepted Weakley's resignation and granted his request for leave.

Twelve-year-old Blake Kitchen...

March 18, 2015 - 1:02pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says the United States will re-evaluate the best way to bring about a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict following Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's election victory.

Just ahead of the election, Netanyahu reversed his former position by opposing the creation of a separate Palestinian state.

White House spokesman Josh Earnest says President Barack Obama still believes the best solution...

March 18, 2015 - 12:53pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it bombed an Islamic State drone aircraft in Iraq that was being used for battlefield surveillance.

A spokesman for the U.S. military command in charge of the conflict against the Islamic State said Wednesday that the drone was a small, unarmed hand-held type of the sort that can be purchased commercially.

The spokesman, Maj. Kim Michelsen, said that Islamic State fighters had been flying the drone for a short...

March 18, 2015 - 12:31pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Starbucks says it will start delivering to customers in select parts of Seattle and New York City later this year.

The details will be discussed at the coffee chain's annual meeting Wednesday.

In Seattle, it will team up with a company called Postmates to deliver to homes and offices within specific areas. In New York City, delivery will be from existing or newly setup Starbucks shops in certain buildings, starting with the Empire...

March 18, 2015 - 12:28pm
1 week 3 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — A popular Cleveland hot dog joint whose exterior is shown briefly in the opening credits of "The Drew Carey Show" has been demolished after a fire.

The fire at Steve's Lunch began around dinnertime Tuesday. Employees tell local media that a grease fire in the kitchen quickly spread to the rest of the building.

No injuries were reported.

The 24/7 diner opened in the 1950s. The diner attracted celebrities including...

March 18, 2015 - 12:13pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The cast of Martin Scorsese's "GoodFellas" will reunite for the film's 25th anniversary at the Tribeca Film Festival.

The festival announced Wednesday that a re-mastered version of the gangster film classic will close the 14th annual Tribeca Film Festival on April 25. Following the screening at New York's Beacon Theatre, Jon Stewart will host a conversation with Scorsese and the cast, including Robert De Niro, Joe Pesci, Lorraine Bracco, Ray Liotta and...

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