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May 11, 2015 - 2:45pm
1 week 3 days ago

NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — The International Tennis Hall of Fame museum has announced it will re-open next week with new technology, including a hologram of 17-time champion Roger Federer.

The Newport, Rhode Island-based museum said Monday the hologram will be the first of its kind in any sports museum in the United States.

The Federer hologram will tell visitors why he loves tennis and showcase some of his signature shots. A museum spokeswoman says the...

May 11, 2015 - 2:40pm
1 week 3 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Authorities say workers in Philadelphia unloading cocoa beans from a freighter from West Africa have found the body of a presumed stowaway in the cargo hold.

Emergency crews were called to Pier 84 on the Delaware River just after noon Monday. That's where Sian C was docked after arriving Thursday from the Ivory Coast.

Stephen Sapp of U.S Customs and Border Protection says the victim wasn't a crew member. He says investigators...

May 11, 2015 - 2:37pm
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A decorated Marine accused of humiliating and physically abusing those under his command has been found guilty of one count of hazing.

Officials say Staff Sgt. Dustin A. Barker of Scott, Kentucky, was convicted Thursday in military court of hazing and dereliction of duty.

Barker was accused of multiple counts of hazing Marines under his command in 2013 at bases in Virginia and in Cuba. But Barker was convicted on only one hazing...

May 11, 2015 - 2:28pm
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Royal Dutch Shell cleared a major hurdle Monday in its plans to drill off Alaska's northwest coast.

The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management approved Shell's exploration plan for the Chukchi Sea.

However, this isn't the final step that Shell needs for Arctic drilling.

Shell still must obtain other permits from state and federal agencies, including one to drill from the Bureau of Safety and Environmental...

May 11, 2015 - 2:24pm
1 week 3 days ago

LAKE MARY, Fla. (AP) — The man who called 911 to report he was involved in a shooting with George Zimmerman appears to be the same person involved in a road rage incident with the former neighborhood watch volunteer last year.

Lake Mary Police Officer Bianca Gillett said during a news conference Monday that Matthew Apperson called 911 to report the shooting. She says Zimmerman was not the shooter.

Last September, Apperson said Zimmerman threatened to...

May 11, 2015 - 2:19pm
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is dismissing as untrue an article alleging that President Barack Obama misled the public about how the U.S. killed Osama bin Laden.

Spokesman Josh Earnest says journalist Seymour Hersh's piece in the London Review of Books is "riddled with inaccuracies and outright falsehoods."

Earnest noted former CIA deputy director Michael Morell's reaction to the article — that he stopped reading because every sentence was wrong...

May 11, 2015 - 2:15pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry will travel this weekend to China and then to South Korea.

Leaders of both of the Northeast Asian nations are due to visit Washington in the coming months.

But Kerry's trip also comes amid fresh provocations from neighboring North Korea which says it has just tested a new type of ballistic missile.

Kerry stops first in Beijing on Saturday to prepare for annual U.S.-China economic...

May 11, 2015 - 2:10pm
1 week 3 days ago

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a man living in a suburban Philadelphia assisted-living facility has lost his housing subsidy after officials found a prostitute underneath his bed.

Uri Monson tells The Intelligencer in Doylestown (http://bit.ly/1cpH33U) the man, believed to be in his 70s, paid prostitutes using profits earned from peddling alcohol to fellow residents.

Monson says the man was a "more mobile gentleman" who went on booze runs for...

May 11, 2015 - 2:08pm
1 week 3 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A jury in North Carolina says Starbucks is not liable for damages after a Raleigh police officer said he suffered third-degree burns from a cup of coffee spilling in his lap three years ago.

Lt. Matt Kohr had sought damages of up to $750,000 from the coffee company, but the jury decided 10-2 on Monday that Starbucks owed him nothing.

Local media outlets report that both parties in the lawsuit agreed to accept the decision even...

May 11, 2015 - 2:04pm
1 week 3 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — A 41-year-old Phoenix man accused of leaving his toddler son in a hot car while he went drinking has pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from the boy's April 20 death.

James Koryor appeared Monday in Maricopa County Superior Court, entering his plea to charges of manslaughter and child abuse.

According to police, Koryor went to a liquor store with his 2-year-old, bought a bottle of gin, drank it on the way home and fell asleep...

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