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July 30, 2015 - 11:47am
8 hours 1 min ago

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher who hung up on a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim has had his emergency medical dispatch license suspended.

New Mexico Department of Health investigators are looking into the actions of Matthew Sanchez and will present the information to the EMS licensing committee.

Sanchez will have a hearing before the commission, which can decide to revoke his license....

July 30, 2015 - 11:39am
21 hours 21 min ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Court records show three University of Virginia graduates and members of a fraternity who were portrayed in a debunked account of a gang rape in a retracted Rolling Stone magazine story filed a lawsuit against the publication and the article's author.

The three men, George Elias IV, Stephen Hadford and Ross Fowler, filed suit Wednesday in U.S. District Court in New York. They're also suing Rolling Stone's publisher, Wenner Media.

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July 30, 2015 - 11:31am
21 hours 21 min ago

PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Police are looking for a robbery suspect who was wearing a ninja mask and armed with a sword when he demanded cash from a clerk at a Walgreens pharmacy in Placentia, California.

The Orange County Register reports (http://bit.ly/1KCjEbX ) that police had responded to a report of a robbery at the pharmacy Wednesday night.

According to police, the masked suspect had a martial arts-type sword and took off with about $200. The...

July 30, 2015 - 11:28am
21 hours 41 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore's monthly homicide count is reaching a historic high for a second time this year.

Police reported a fatal shooting Wednesday night, bringing Baltimore to 42 homicides so far in July. That matches the number of slayings recorded in May, which was the deadliest month since August 1990, when the city recorded 42 homicides, according to the Baltimore Sun.

There were 29 slaying in June, but the pace picked up again in July....

July 30, 2015 - 11:22am
21 hours 41 min ago

DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a "bias-free language guide" that deemed the word "American" problematic because it fails to recognize South America.

The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. But President Mark Huddleston, who was unaware of the guide until it was criticized in the media this week, said Wednesday that it was not campus policy and...

July 30, 2015 - 11:22am
21 hours 11 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta:

11:20 a.m.

A pastor is calling the placing of Confederate flags near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta a "hateful act," and police say they aren't ruling out a hate crime.

The Rev. Raphael Warnock, senior pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church near the center, said...

July 30, 2015 - 11:08am
22 hours 31 min ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The latest on the investigation into Confederate flags found at the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta:

11:05 a.m.

Atlanta's police chief says officials have seen on surveillance video the images of two white males who placed Confederate battle flags on the grounds of the Ebenezer Baptist Church near the Martin Luther King Jr. Center in Atlanta.

Chief George Turner said...

July 30, 2015 - 11:01am
22 hours 41 min ago

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — The head of Serbia's state lottery has resigned following allegations of a fraud during a live ticket draw this week.

Police said Thursday they have questioned six people during an investigation into whether the latest winning lottery combination had been set up in advance.

The affair erupted when on Tuesday evening live broadcast one of the numbers in the winning combination appeared on TV screens before it was actually drawn...

July 30, 2015 - 10:52am
17 hours 1 min ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota big-game hunter and his guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion (all times are Central):

12:20 p.m.

The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in Zimbabwe.

In a statement Thursday, Fish & Wildlife Law Enforcement Deputy Chief...

July 30, 2015 - 10:51am
23 hours 1 min ago

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A prominent central New York physician has been sentenced to 20 years to life in prison for killing his estranged wife inside their mansion and trying to cover up the crime.

Sixty-three-year-old Dr. Robert Neulander was sentenced Thursday in Onondaga County Court. The judge says he didn't impose the maximum sentence of 25 years to life because of pleas for leniency by the victim's family.

Neulander had been found guilty of...

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