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July 17, 2015 - 5:06pm
1 week 5 days ago

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says a ban on carrying guns at military recruiting centers should be eliminated.

Walker made the comments Friday during a campaign event in Iowa, when asked about how to reduce gun violence.

Earlier in the event, Walker asked for a moment of silence for the four Marines who died in a shooting rampage in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

One of the victims was a Marine who grew up in...

July 17, 2015 - 4:51pm
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TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man shown in a surveillance video trying to rob a New Jersey business later watched the recording online and turned himself in.

Trenton police Lt. Stephen Varn tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/1Kblz72) that Dwaine Whitaker appeared on surveillance video trying to hold up a business at gunpoint on Tuesday. Whitaker turned himself in Friday.

Authorities say a friend told Whitaker about the video and he turned himself in...

July 17, 2015 - 4:50pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Boeing is warning its passenger airline customers worldwide that flying bulk shipments of lithium-ion batteries can cause fires capable of destroying the planes.

Boeing spokesman Doug Alder says the U.S aircraft maker advised airlines Friday that they should not carry the batteries as cargo "until safer methods of packaging and transport are established and implemented."

The rechargeable batteries are used in cellphones, laptop...

July 17, 2015 - 4:43pm
1 week 5 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — British character actor Aubrey Morris who is best known for his role as Mr. Deltoid in "A Clockwork Orange" has died.

His agent, Larry Corsa, confirmed that Morris passed away in Los Angeles on Wednesday at the Barlow Respiratory Hospital, where he'd been under care for several weeks. He was 89.

In his over five-decade career, Morris, who brought a memorable touch of eccentricity to many of his parts, appeared in films including "...

July 17, 2015 - 4:39pm
1 week 5 days ago

DENVER (AP) — Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson won't face DUI charges in California and Colorado until completing a 30-day residential treatment program.

The troubled point guard was in court on Friday in Denver, where his lawyer said Lawson enters treatment Saturday at Cliffside Malibu, a celebrity rehabilitation center in California that treats patients with addiction and psychiatric issues.

Lawson was arrested Tuesday in Los Angeles on...

July 17, 2015 - 4:38pm
1 week 5 days ago

CANTON, N.Y. (AP) — A man convicted of sexually abusing two Amish girls in northern New York to make pornography has pleaded guilty to kidnapping in the case.

Stephen Howells and girlfriend Nicole Vaisey were charged by federal prosecutors with coercing and sexually exploiting the girls and other children. Both have pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, remain jailed and await sentencing.

Howells on Friday also admitted he pushed the girls...

July 17, 2015 - 4:37pm
1 week 5 days ago

YORK, S.C. (AP) — Investigators say a husband shot his wife, her son and the son's girlfriend before killing himself in their South Carolina home.

York County deputies released more details Friday about the July 5 killings, including that 50-year-old Randy Moore used his wife's gun in the shootings. He had been convicted of bank fraud and drug charges in federal court and couldn't own a gun.

Authorities say it appears Moore shot and killed 31-year-...

July 17, 2015 - 4:32pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Republican-led House committee is asking for a briefing from the Planned Parenthood official who was secretly recorded discussing how her organization obtains tissue from aborted fetuses for research.

In a letter to Planned Parenthood on Friday, GOP leaders of the House Energy and Commerce Committee said they would like Dr. Deborah Nucatela to brief committee aides this month.

The letter said they want her to explain the group's...

July 17, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A powerful pro-Israel lobby is backing a new political group that has launched a multimillion-dollar campaign to oppose the nuclear pact the United States recently made with Iran.

The American Israel Public Affairs Committee is supporting an independent action committee called Citizens for a Nuclear Free Iran, dedicated to preventing Iran from obtaining the capacity to obtain nuclear weapons. Spokesman Patrick Dorton said Friday that the group is...

July 17, 2015 - 3:47pm
1 week 5 days ago

CAMERON, Ill. (AP) — No serious injuries are reported from at least three tornadoes that officials say hit communities in northwestern and central Illinois late yesterday.

The hardest-hit communities appeared to be Delavan, where officials said about three dozen homes were damaged, and Cameron, a tiny community about 60 miles away, where residents said a few dozen buildings were hit.

Officials are assessing the extent of damage caused by a third...

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