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August 21, 2015 - 4:13pm
1 week 5 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court in Las Vegas denied a bid by one of B.B. King's daughters to obtain the late blues icon's medical records from an executor who she alleges mishandled her father's treatment before he died.

Probate Commissioner Wesley Yamashita told a lawyer for Patty King on Friday that she can subpoena the records, so he didn't need to issue a court order.

The lawyer for B.B. King's estate told the judge that he thinks Patty King is fishing...

August 21, 2015 - 3:52pm
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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Former U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, who lost his re-election bid after a cheating scandal, is trying to return to Louisiana politics.

McAllister, a Republican, told the News-Star ( ) on Friday he intends to run for a state Senate seat representing northeast Louisiana. He's seeking to oust two-term GOP incumbent Mike Walsworth.

The former congressman says Walsworth has been too closely allied with...

August 21, 2015 - 3:46pm
1 week 5 days ago

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The waters off two popular Southern California beaches have reopened after a shark aggressively bumped a surfer's board and led to the closure.

A dispatcher with Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Operations says the 6- to- 8-foot shark hit the surfboard and lifted it out of the water around 4:30 p.m. Thursday in Huntington State Beach.

Dispatcher Mark Herman says the behavior is considered aggressive and led to the...

August 21, 2015 - 3:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In stories from Aug. 11 to Aug. 20 about the trial of a white police officer charged in the killing of an unarmed black man, The Associated Press reported erroneously the name of the judge overseeing the case. The judge's name is Robert Ervin, not Richard Ervin.

A corrected version of the story is below:

The Latest: Jury adjourns for day in police officer's trial

The Latest: Jury adjourns without verdict in...

August 21, 2015 - 3:31pm
1 week 5 days ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker says he is not taking a position on whether children of immigrants here illegally should automatically be citizens.

The Wisconsin governor said in a CNBC interview Friday that he wouldn't take a stand "one way or the other" on the Constitutional guarantee of birthright citizenship. Walker's statement comes after he gave mixed answers on the issue earlier in the week, including saying that the U.S. should...

August 21, 2015 - 3:06pm
1 week 5 days ago

OAK BLUFFS, Mass. (AP) — The Obama administration says the No. 2 leader of the Islamic State militant group is dead, killed in a U.S. military air strike in Iraq earlier this week.

National Security Council spokesman Ned Price says Fadhil Ahmad al-Hayali was traveling in a vehicle near the northern Iraqi city of Mosul when he was killed Tuesday.

As the senior deputy to Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, al-Hayali was the primary coordinator...

August 21, 2015 - 3:04pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actress Megan Fox has filed for divorce from actor Brian Austin Green after five years of marriage.

The "Transformers" star cited irreconcilable differences for the breakup.

The pair has two sons together, and the 29-year-old actress is seeking joint custody.

Fox and Green began dating in 2004 and married in 2010. She listed June 15 as their date of separation, and her filing indicates they do not have a...

August 21, 2015 - 2:51pm
1 week 5 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings, already bound for a glitzy new stadium, could have another move in store.

The football team's ownership announced Friday the signing of a purchase agreement for an Eagan property that could become its headquarters and training facility. The 185-acre parcel was once home to Northwest Airlines' corporate headquarters.

The Vikings main off-the-field presence has been in Eden Prairie for more than 30 years. But...

August 21, 2015 - 2:47pm
1 week 5 days ago

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The search for a third man believed buried in landslide debris in Alaska is taking on a new urgency Friday with more rain in the forecast expected to increase the risk of more slides.

Officials say the southeast Alaska town of Sitka is expected to get 2 to 3 inches of rain over several days, beginning Friday evening.

Sitka Deputy Fire Chief Al Stevens says he will pull searchers out of the Sitka neighborhood Friday evening...

August 21, 2015 - 2:44pm
1 week 5 days ago

ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A man charged with fatally stabbing a woman in a Saco, Maine, supermarket did not enter a plea during his first court appearance.

Thirty-one-year-old Connor MacCalister, of Saco, said nothing at York County Superior Court in Alfred on Friday. State police say MacCalister stabbed 59-year-old Wendy Boudreau, also of Saco, at a Shaw's supermarket on Wednesday, killing her.

Police say there is no indication Boudreau and MacCalister...

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