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July 21, 2015 - 9:38am
1 week 3 days ago

COLLINGDALE, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman has been jailed on charges she was under the influence of an anti-anxiety drug at a Dunkin' Donuts drive-thru with her 2-year-old son in the car.

Collingdale police say they were called about 10:30 a.m. Monday by the driver of another car in the drive-thru, whose vehicle was repeatedly bumped from behind by one driven by 25-year-old Amber Anthony, of Clifton Heights.

Police arrived to find Anthony...

July 21, 2015 - 9:25am
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The flags at the U.S. Capitol have been lowered to half-staff to honor the five service members killed in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last week.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner said in a statement that as Congress returned to session on Tuesday, the flags were lowered for the Navy sailor and four Marines killed.

McConnell said America continues to mourn the men, and the thoughts of the Senate are...

July 21, 2015 - 9:21am
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is thanking Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) for China's role in securing the nuclear deal with Iran.

The White House says Obama and Xi spoke Monday, the same day the U.N. Security Council unanimously endorsed the deal.

China is a permanent member of the Security Council and was part of the group of five Security Council members plus the EU that negotiated the deal with Iran.

July 21, 2015 - 9:16am
1 week 3 days ago

HELLERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania man has been jailed on charges that he put prescription anti-anxiety medicine in his 2-year-old daughter's cereal bowl after first snorting the drug and passing out from it.

Lower Saucon Township police say they were called to 26-year-old Joseph Wilson's home Sunday afternoon after someone saw another toddler unattended in a stroller and crying.

Police found Wilson in his apartment passed out, with a...

July 21, 2015 - 8:59am
1 week 3 days ago

ANTIOCH, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California woman is offering a sweet deal on her 1906 Craftsman home in Jackson. She's trading it for a great dessert.

The Contra Costa Times reports ( ) that Erin Allard is hosting a dessert contest with the 2,267-square-foot century-old home as the grand prize. The four bedroom, two bathroom home has been restored and is valued at $390,000.

She says she opted for the competition because...

July 21, 2015 - 8:34am
1 week 3 days ago

MIRAMAR, Fla. (AP) — Police say a shooting victim was apparently taken by a friend to a South Florida Wal-Mart instead of a hospital and left outside the store.

Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues says in an email that the victim was suffering from a gunshot wound when he was left outside the store Monday afternoon. He was later taken to a hospital for treatment and was listed in stable condition. Rues' statement didn't say who found the victim or who took him to the...

July 21, 2015 - 7:53am
1 week 3 days ago

HOUSTON (AP) — A federal report says several factors contributed to the deaths of four Houston firefighters battling a fire in 2013, including the building's construction and an inadequate sprinkler system.

Thirty-five-year-old Capt. Matthew Renaud, 41-year-old engineer operator Robert Bebee, 29-year-old firefighter Robert Garner and 24-year-old firefighter Anne Sullivan were killed in the fire at a Houston restaurant in May 2013.

The report released...

July 21, 2015 - 7:37am
1 week 3 days ago

MARSHFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A sleeping infant in Massachusetts was nearly hit by a stray bullet after an altercation outside his family's apartment erupted in gunfire.

Police say 3-month-old Dylan Yubi was asleep in his crib Sunday morning in Marshfield when three shots were fired outside. One went into the baby's room and lodged into the wall about three feet above his crib. The child was showered with plaster, but unhurt.

Chief Phillip Tavares says it...

July 21, 2015 - 6:54am
1 week 3 days ago

FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a magnitude 4.0 earthquake has rattled the San Francisco Bay Area, but no injuries or property damage is reported.

The U.S. Geological Survey says the quake hit shortly after 2:30 a.m. Tuesday near Fremont, about 35 miles southeast of San Francisco. The initial magnitude was reported as 4.1 before being revised down. It struck at a depth of about 5 miles.

A series of much smaller aftershocks occurred, ranging in...

July 21, 2015 - 6:49am
1 week 3 days ago

LAGRANGE, N.Y. (AP) — A 57-year-old woman killed in a crash last week on a New York road was a well-known anthropologist and activist in Papua New Guinea in the southwest Pacific.

State police say Nancy Sullivan was driving a sports utility vehicle on the Taconic State Parkway last Thursday night when the SUV left the road and struck a rock embankment in the town of LaGrange, 70 miles north of New York City.

Sullivan was pronounced dead at the scene...

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