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August 14, 2016 - 11:48am
1 week 3 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on reports of gunfire that sent dozens fleeing from a busy North Carolina shopping mall. Police are investigating whether any shots were fired in the Saturday incident. (all times local):

11:30 a.m.

A North Carolina mall where shoppers fled after reports of gunfire on Saturday is reopening for business.

The Crabtree Valley Mall in Raleigh posted on its website that it is open from noon until 7 p.m...

August 14, 2016 - 11:46am
1 week 3 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has sided with the maker of Schlafly beer in its trademark dispute with conservative activist Phyllis Schlafly.

Phyllis Schlafly sought to block St. Louis Brewery's effort to trademark the brand's name, an effort that began in 2012 as its sales outside Missouri began to grow.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/2aNDQLj ) reported earlier this month that the Patent and Trademark Office...

August 14, 2016 - 11:45am
1 week 3 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — As a rollout date looms for a plan to equip 100 Boston police officers with body cameras, not a single officer has volunteered. That's prompted Boston's police commissioner to warn that he may have to force officers to wear them.

Civil rights advocates had praised the plan as a step toward great accountability amid a national outcry over police killings of black men in other cities.

But less than three weeks before the program is...

August 14, 2016 - 11:40am
1 week 3 days ago

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Authorities say a fourth body has been recovered after an explosion at an apartment complex in Maryland.

The Montgomery County Police Department says the body was found on Saturday.

The explosion late Wednesday night sent debris hundreds of feet, and people more than a mile away reported the blast was strong enough to shake their homes. Two bodies were recovered Thursday and another one was found Friday.

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August 14, 2016 - 11:28am
1 week 3 days ago

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) — Over the years, hundreds of almanacs have come and gone, but two are celebrating milestones.

The 200th edition of the Farmers' Almanac in Maine features gardening tips, home-spun humor and life hacks. In New Hampshire, The Old Farmer's Almanac marks its 225th anniversary with tributes from President Barack Obama and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

Both have special anniversary sections with articles from the past....

August 14, 2016 - 11:21am
1 week 3 days ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Wildlife biologists say a black bear that's roaming southern Indiana — only the second confirmed wild bear in the state since the 1870s — is the latest sign the adaptable animals are rebounding across the nation.

An increase in forested land and changes in hunting regulations since the 1980s have boosted black bear numbers in states with resident populations and sent them ambling across borders.

Indiana could be the next state to...

August 14, 2016 - 10:31am
1 week 3 days ago

APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — With Florida's iconic citrus industry struggling from a bacterial disease, some farmers are eyeing a new niche crop that taps into the country's burgeoning beer-brewing business: hops.

Traditionally, Florida was considered too hot and humid to grow hops. About 95-percent of U.S. hops are grown in the cooler climes of Washington and the Pacific Northwest.

But a craft brewing explosion has pushed demand sky high, and as a result,...

August 14, 2016 - 10:20am
1 week 2 days ago

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires burning in California (all times local):

8:30 p.m.

About 4,000 people have fled their homes as a growing wildfire in Northern California burns into a town and destroys at least 10 homes.

Cal Fire officials say the fire about 90 miles north of San Francisco has grown to nearly 5 square miles since it erupted Saturday afternoon.

They have confirmed 10 homes...

August 14, 2016 - 10:00am
1 week 2 days ago

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Latest on violence in Milwaukee following the shooting of a man by police (all times local):

11:25 p.m.

Milwaukee police say they used an armored vehicle to retrieve an injured shooting victim at a protest and took the person to a hospital.

Police announced the action on Twitter but gave no other details.

It followed more unrest in the Wisconsin city after a black man was fatally shot...

August 14, 2016 - 9:19am
1 week 2 days ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Officials say they have recovered the body of a woman from inside a flooded vehicle.

Casey Rayborn Hicks, a spokeswoman for the East Baton Rouge Sheriff's Office, says witnesses say the woman was seen last night attempting to turn around in high water when her vehicle was swept away.

The woman's name will be...

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