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August 20, 2015 - 11:14pm
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FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Maybe pigs can fly.

Authorities in northern Colorado say a 250-pound porker escaped relatively unscathed when it flew out of a trailer that was being pulled at about 65 mph on Interstate 25.

The Fort Collins Coloradoan reports (http://goo.gl/RxdXaM ) the pig fell out of the trailer west of Windsor on Thursday morning and took refuge under a tractor-trailer that had pulled up on the scene.

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August 20, 2015 - 11:03pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police say a task force investigating Internet crimes against children served a search warrant at the home of Kiss rocker Gene Simmons, but neither Simmons nor anyone in his family is suspected in the case.

Lt. John Jenal says the warrant was served Thursday at the Simmons home in Benedict Canyon near Beverly Hills.

Jenal says the detectives involved want to emphasize that Simmons and his family were "extremely...

August 20, 2015 - 10:49pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is warning that 21 million Yemenis need emergency humanitarian help following an attack on a critical port.

The western port city of Hodeida was hit with airstrikes Tuesday night amid ongoing fighting pitting Shiite rebels known as Houthis and troops loyal to the former president against Sunni militants and troops loyal to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi.

White House spokesman Alistair Baskey says the port was a...

August 20, 2015 - 10:37pm
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EDGARTOWN, Mass. (AP) — President Barack Obama is promising Democratic lawmakers that the U.S. will continue to keep economic pressure on Iran — and keep military options open — if his administration's nuclear deal with Tehran goes through.

Obama, in a letter addressed to New York Democratic Rep. Jerrold Nadler, said that if Iran rushes to build a nuclear weapon, "all of the options available to the United States — including the military option — will remain available...

August 20, 2015 - 10:10pm
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A gas explosion during construction at a New York City high school has seriously injured three workers.

Fire officials say it happened Thursday night at the John F. Kennedy High School in the Marble Hill section of the Bronx. Nearly 140 firefighters responded to the scene.

Authorities say construction crews were working on a sixth floor gas line when the explosion occurred, seriously burning the contractors.

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August 20, 2015 - 9:23pm
1 week 5 days ago

MOBILE, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama judge says a woman should die for the 2010 murder of her common-law husband's 3-year-old son.

Mobile County Circuit Court judge Roderick Stout on Thursday sentenced Heather Leavell-Keaton to death by lethal injection, upholding jurors' recommendation. AL.com (http://bit.ly/1U1gtNy) reports Leavell-Keaton is the first woman in Mobile County history sentenced to death row.

The jury found that Leavell-Keaton intentionally...

August 20, 2015 - 9:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

BRENTWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a woman floating on a Northern California river was seriously hurt when an Amtrak passenger train struck a pickup truck and knocked it into the water.

The Contra Costa Times reports (http://bayareane.ws/1PCCTUS ) the pickup driver and the woman who was floating on a tube suffered major injuries in Thursday's crash. Both were taken to a hospital by helicopter.

Amtrak spokeswoman Vernae Graham says none of the...

August 20, 2015 - 8:25pm
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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Comcast Cable Communications has given a local politician from northern Illinois the identity of an Internet service subscriber whose account was used to post an anonymous comment online suggesting the politician molests children.

Andrew Smith is the attorney for Stephenson County board Chairman William Hadley, who lives in Freeport. Smith said Thursday that Comcast identified Freeport attorney Franklin Cook as the subscriber.

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August 20, 2015 - 8:07pm
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LA CRESCENT, Minn. (AP) — Eight black hearses lined up outside a church in a small southeastern Minnesota community as mourners inside gathered to remember eight slain members of a Houston, Texas, family.

The victims, laid to rest later Thursday, were Valerie and Dwayne Jackson and their six children, ages 6 to 13. The mother's ex-boyfriend is charged with capital murder in the Aug. 8 shootings. Authorities say David Conley handcuffed most of them and shot each in the...

August 20, 2015 - 7:46pm
1 week 5 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Florida woman says she secretly recorded conversations with former Subway pitchman Jared Fogle in which he expressed an interest in having sex with minors.

Rochelle Herman-Walrond tells ABC News she made those recordings over four years while serving as an FBI informant.

Fogle agreed Wednesday to plead guilty to allegations he paid for sex acts with girls as young as 16 and received child pornography.

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