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July 20, 2016 - 8:22am
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NEW YORK (AP) — International art dealer Gagosian Gallery has agreed to pay $4.28 million in back sales taxes in New York.

State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says Gagosian's California affiliate, Pre-War Art, Inc., sold and shipped nearly $40 million of art to customers in New York without collecting or remitting state and local taxes between 2005 and 2015.

Schneiderman says the dealer also failed to collect taxes on art sold in New York and...

July 20, 2016 - 8:07am
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HILLIARD, Fla. (AP) — Deputies say they found an 8-week-old baby alone in a camper after they stopped his father for driving the wrong way on a Florida highway.

Nassau County Sheriff's officials say 30-year-old Russell Christopher Bird was arrested on child neglect and drug charges on Tuesday.

The Florida Times-Union (http://bit.ly/29U4dyl ) reports authorities stopped Bird's truck near the camper where he was living. As deputies were arresting him,...

July 20, 2016 - 8:02am
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MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police say all three suspects in a gun store break-in face charges of aggravated assault on a police officer and armed burglary after shots were fired at an officer during a break-in at a gun shop near Atlanta.

Marietta police say all three men are Bloods gang members and are also charged under Georgia's Street Gang Terrorism and Prevention Act.

Police identified them as 20-year-old Rashad Brewer of Dallas, Georgia; 24-year-old...

July 20, 2016 - 8:00am
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies in South Carolina say a man shot and wounded his son to prevent him from burning himself and a home in Columbia.

Multiple media outlets reported that 31-year-old Felton Wayne Swindler doused himself with gasoline and tried to set himself and the house on fire Tuesday morning. Richland County Sheriff's spokeswoman Brittany Scott says Swindler's father shot him to prevent the fires.

Deputies responded to the...

July 20, 2016 - 7:50am
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the Republican National Convention (all times EDT):

12:03 a.m.

Donald Trump says the United States under his leadership might not come to the defense of some NATO members if Russia were to attack them.

Trump tells The New York Times he would decide whether to protect the Baltic republics against Russian aggression based on whether those countries "have fulfilled their obligations to us."...

July 20, 2016 - 7:40am
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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The attorney for a former Virginia police officer charged with murder says his client's upcoming trial will be unsafe in the wake of attacks on police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/2a90oek) reports that attorney James Broccoletti filed motions to postpone next week's scheduled trial for Stephen Rankin. A judge in Portsmouth will consider the arguments on July 26, a day before the first-degree murder trial is set to...

July 20, 2016 - 7:36am
1 week 2 days ago

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — The owner of Ocean Aerial Ads in Maryland will pull political banners supporting Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump after a series of complaints.

News outlets report that the ads, which flew on banner planes for only one day, read "Stop Mad Cow Disease ... Stop Hillary" and "America First. Build That Wall."

Owner Bob Bunting received numerous complaints about the banners. He says, however, that he had no political...

July 20, 2016 - 7:18am
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — U.S. Rep. Patrick Murphy of Florida will begin airing his first Senate campaign television ad, a 30-second spot featuring President Barack Obama.

The ad will begin airing statewide on Wednesday, and it features the president speaking directly to the camera.

Obama says Murphy is a strong progressive who stands up to the gun lobby and supports social security and protecting women's right to an abortion.

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July 20, 2016 - 7:01am
1 week 2 days ago

MANASSAS, Va. (AP) — A drug dealer who finally admitted his role in the 2001 slaying of a fellow dealer has been sentenced to 41 years in prison.

Justin Wolfe was just 20 years old when he was first charged with the murder of Daniel Petrole. He was sentenced Wednesday in northern Virginia. The sentence is the maximum allowed under a plea deal.

Wolfe, who led a multimillion-dollar drug ring while barely out of high school, was convicted and sentenced...

July 20, 2016 - 6:57am
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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — SpaceX finally has made good on its delivery of a space station docking port.

A Dragon capsule arrived at the International Space Station on Wednesday morning, bearing more than 2 tons of supplies. The shipment includes a docking port needed for future rocket ships. SpaceX is working on a crew-worthy Dragon, while Boeing is developing a capsule for astronauts named Starliner.

SpaceX launched its latest Dragon from Cape...

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