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August 13, 2016 - 1:31am
1 week 3 days ago

HATCH, N.M. (AP) — Dona Ana County authorities say a Hatch police officer has died after being shot during a traffic stop. Three suspects are in custody.

They say the officer was shot in the neck Friday afternoon and airlifted to a hospital in El Paso, Texas.

Dona Ana County Sheriff's Department released a statement late Friday saying Hatch Police Officer Jose Chavez died at the hospital.

Authorities say the 33-year-old was a two...

August 13, 2016 - 12:01am
1 week 4 days ago

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A fair ride operator has received permission to renew running its rides at Tennessee fairs — other than a Ferris wheel that dropped three girls to the ground.

The state Department of Labor and Workforce Development announced the decision late Friday to allow Family Attractions Amusement to resume operations.

Inspectors hired by the company and the Greene County Fair found that rivets on the gondola carrying the girls had come...

August 12, 2016 - 11:37pm
1 week 4 days ago

NEDERLAND, Texas (AP) — Authorities say seven people have been injured in a flash fire at a Southeast Texas oil refinery.

It happened about 9 p.m. Friday at the Sunoco refinery, about 10 miles southeast of Beaumont, Texas.

A statement from the Jefferson County Sheriff's Office says four people were taken to hospitals by ambulance and three were taken by helicopter with burns. Deputy Marcus McLellan says there were no fatalities.


August 12, 2016 - 11:21pm
1 week 4 days ago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an alligator nearly took off a woman's hand in an attack in the Everglades.

Broward Sheriff Fire Rescue spokesman Mike Jachles says the 49-year-old woman dropped a can from a dock and was bitten by a 4- to 5-foot gator as she reached down to the water to get it Friday.

Jachles says a fire rescue helicopter was dispatched just before 6:30 p.m. to a fish camp in the Everglades near Fort Lauderdale. The woman...

August 12, 2016 - 11:16pm
1 week 4 days ago

RIO DE JANIERO (AP) — Sixteen years after winning his first individual gold Olympic medal, Anthony Ervin picked up his second with a furious dash across the pool.

Completing a remarkable journey in the blink of an eye, the U.S. swimming team's oldest member touched first in the 50-meter freestyle, edging the defending Olympic champion, Florent Manaudou of France, by a mere hundredth of a second.

Another American, Nathan Adrian, took the bronze....

August 12, 2016 - 8:20pm
1 week 4 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A cousin of Prince says family members and close friends gathered in Minneapolis to say goodbye to the musician and remember his life.

Prince died April 21 of an accidental drug overdose. He was 57.

Cousin Chazz Smith told KARE-TV ( ) that Friday's service was held at a Minneapolis church. Another private service is planned for Saturday at Paisley Park.

Smith says the last few months...

August 12, 2016 - 7:51pm
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The creators of an upcoming "South Park" video game have developed a stinky spin on virtual reality.

Ubisoft unveiled plans Friday for a VR mask that will pump fart smells into gamers' nostrils as they play the game "South Park: The Fractured But Whole."

The system called the Nosulus Rift won't be available for sale. It was designed for use at live events, such as the Penny Arcade Expo and Gamescom.

The latest...

August 12, 2016 - 7:50pm
1 week 4 days ago

HELOTES, Texas (AP) — A 7-month-old boy has died after being left in a hot car in a San Antonio-area department store parking lot.

The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. Friday at a WalMart parking lot in Helotes (hel-OH'-tis), a San Antonio suburb.

Helotes police Capt. Anthony Burges says the child's father is employed at the store and told officers that he forgot to drop the child off at day care before going to work about 6:15 a.m. When he...

August 12, 2016 - 7:48pm
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Glenn Yarbrough, a founding member of folk trio The Limeliters, has died. He was 86.

The folk singer's daughter, Holly Yarbrough Burnett, says he died surrounded by friends and family at home Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, after suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, dementia and other health issues.

Yarbrough sang and played guitar with fellow Limeliters members Lou Gottlieb and Alex Hassilev from 1959 and 1963...

August 12, 2016 - 7:29pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — An American Airlines flight attendant accused last year of attacking crew members and air marshals during a trans-Atlantic flight has been found not guilty by reason of insanity by a federal judge.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( that Joanne Snow had faced charges of interference with flight crews and attendants, and with assaulting, resisting or impeding an officer or employee of the United States.


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