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July 17, 2016 - 1:30pm
1 week 2 days ago

PHOENIX (AP) — A man and a woman who became stuck after crawling miles through a storm drain system have been rescued by Phoenix firefighters.

Fire officials say the two entered a storm drain early Sunday morning to search for a dog.

According to firefighters, they crawled several miles and then became trapped.

A bicyclist riding by heard their screams for help and called 911 sometime before 1 a.m.

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July 17, 2016 - 1:23pm
1 week 2 days ago

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX has launched a critical space station docking port for astronauts.

An unmanned Falcon rocket streaked through the early morning darkness of Florida Monday, carrying 5,000 pounds of supplies for the International Space Station. Besides the docking ring, the Dragon cargo ship contains a DNA decoder for high-flying genetic research.

It is SpaceX's second shot at delivering a new-style docking port for NASA. The last...

July 17, 2016 - 1:16pm
1 week 2 days ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — The Latest on a barricade situation in Baltimore (all times local):

5 p.m.

Police say they've apprehended an armed rape suspect who barricaded himself in a Burger King in Southwest Baltimore and took hostages, including a seven-year-old girl.

Baltimore Police said on Twitter that the suspect is in custody and the hostages are unharmed.

The standoff lasted several hours. Police earlier said...

July 17, 2016 - 1:15pm
1 week 2 days ago

ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast (AP) — A group that monitors online extremist activity says al-Qaida's North Africa branch has reported the death of a Tunisian commander in Mali.

The SITE Intelligence Group on Sunday quoted a statement from al-Qaida in the Islamic Maghreb saying Abu Bakr al-Shinqiti was killed during a raid on a Malian army barracks near the border with Burkina Faso. The statement did not specify the date or location of the raid, nor did it report any Malian...

July 17, 2016 - 12:50pm
1 week 2 days ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Former Minnesota Gov. Wendell Anderson, a Democrat who was seen as embodying his state when he posed for an iconic Time magazine cover only to lose public confidence by arranging his own appointment to the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 83.

Gov. Mark Dayton's office says Anderson died Sunday in hospice care in St. Paul.

Anderson was elected governor in 1970. Time featured the handsome former Olympic hockey player in a glowing...

July 17, 2016 - 12:28pm
1 week 1 day ago

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — In a story July 17 about law enforcement officers being shot, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age of wounded Deputy Bruce Simmons based off information from the sheriff's office. He is 57.

A corrected version of the story is below:

The Latest: Authorities open up shooting scene

Authorities have opened up the area in Baton Rouge where three law enforcement officers were shot and killed...

July 17, 2016 - 12:17pm
1 week 2 days ago

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia Republican lawmaker says comments he made on Twitter calling for Democrat Hillary Clinton's public execution weren't meant to be taken literally.

House of Delegates member Mike Folk said Sunday in a telephone interview that his tweet Friday over Clinton's use of a private email system while she served as secretary of state was "hyperbole".

In the tweet, Folk said the presumptive Democratic presidential...

July 17, 2016 - 12:04pm
1 week 2 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A large Christian rally on the National Mall ended earlier than planned after several hundred people had to be treated for illnesses related to extreme heat.

Media reports say the young evangelical rally, called "Together 2016," ended Saturday several hours earlier than initially scheduled because of high temperatures.

Rescue workers responded to hundreds of calls for heat-related injuries.

The rally was...

July 17, 2016 - 11:55am
1 week 2 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rappers The Game and Snoop Dogg are organizing a summit with Los Angeles-area gang members to discuss ways to curb violence.

The Game put the word out on social media, inviting leaders of the Crips, Bloods and other street gangs to come together at a town hall style meeting Sunday in South Los Angeles.

The event is called "Time To Unite: United Hoods + Gangs Nation."

The Game, who hails from nearby Compton,...

July 17, 2016 - 11:53am
1 week 2 days ago

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Police in New Hampshire's largest city have gotten the Pokemon Go bug, trying to lure fugitives with the popular app.

A post on the Manchester Police Department Facebook page announces that police recently detected one of the more rare Pokemon characters — a Charizard — in the booking area. The post invites those whose names appear on a list linked to the post to be "one of the lucky ones" to come capture the Charizard.

The...

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