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September 30, 2015 - 12:06pm
1 week 5 days ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police are seeking a robbery suspect with nice nails.

They say a man got a manicure at a nail salon on West Rockland Street in Philadelphia on Sunday and then robbed the place at gunpoint.

Surveillance video shows the suspect grabbing money from one worker and then taking more cash from the register.

No one was injured.

September 30, 2015 - 11:59am
1 week 5 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — One of the two critical areas where New England fishermen search for cod may be in even worse shape than suspected.

Fishing managers already knew stocks of Georges Bank's cod were thin. New data from the Northeast Fisheries Science Center says research boats fishing the broad swath of elevated sea floor off Massachusetts caught less of the fish per trip this past spring than all but one spring season dating back to 1968.


September 30, 2015 - 11:53am
1 week 5 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing out a rough quarter on a positive note.

Major indexes rallied on Wednesday, but the market still ended the third quarter with its worst loss in four years.

All five of the biggest drops in the year occurred in the last three months as traders worried about slowing growth in China and uncertainty over U.S. interest rate policy.

The Dow Jones industrial average gained 235 points, or 1.5...

September 30, 2015 - 11:48am
1 week 5 days ago

HARRISBURG, S.D. (AP) — The principal of a South Dakota high school has been wounded in a shooting at the school. School officials say a student suspected in the shooting is in custody and other students are reported safe.

The superintendent of Harrisburg High School, about 10 miles south of Sioux Falls, says Principal Kevin Lein suffered a flesh wound.

Superintendent James Holbeck tells local media outlets that the suspected shooter is in custody....

September 30, 2015 - 11:47am
1 week 5 days ago

It could be another year before New Jersey decides whether to permit the use of oysters to try to reverse decades of pollution in state waterways.

The idea is to see if re-establishing oysters in areas like Raritan Bay can improve water quality by using their natural filtering techniques.

But what's been holding up the research, which the state abruptly halted in 2010, is how to ensure poachers don't grab the oysters, sell them and potentially sicken...

September 30, 2015 - 11:42am
1 week 5 days ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The latest on the planned execution of a convicted serial killer in Virginia (all times local):

8:15 p.m.

A scheduled court hearing on a Virginia inmate's challenge of the state's use of lethal injection drugs from Texas has been canceled.

U.S. District Court Judge Anthony Trenga had scheduled a hearing for 2 p.m. Thursday in Alexandria after Alfredo Prieto's attorneys asked the court to halt his execution...

September 30, 2015 - 11:42am
1 week 5 days ago

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Boise, Idaho, residents are trying to save a tree that was grown from seeds taken aboard the Apollo 14 mission to the moon.

The Idaho Statesman reports ( the loblolly pine planted in 1977 on Lowell Elementary School's campus is dehydrated and infected with insects.

Eagle Historical Museum curator Alana Dunn brought the tree to the school's attention. Pattie Hennequin has a third-grader enrolled at Lowell and...

September 30, 2015 - 11:36am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker John Boehner (BAY'-nur) says the election to choose his successor as speaker will be held a week from tomorrow.

Boehner announced his resignation on Friday, under pressure from tea party Republicans.

The man who's now the second-ranking Republican in the House, Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, is looking for conservative support for his bid to succeed Boehner. Conservatives tried yesterday to draft South Carolina...

September 30, 2015 - 11:26am
1 week 5 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has upheld a ruling against the NCAA saying its use of college athletes' names, images and likenesses violated antitrust laws but struck down a plan allowing schools to pay athletes up to $5,000.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that the NCAA couldn't stop schools from providing full scholarships to student athletes but vacated the proposal for deferred cash payments.

The NCAA appealed...

September 30, 2015 - 11:21am
1 week 5 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Four members of a Teamsters local accused of intimidating the staff and crew of "Top Chef" while it was filmed in Boston last year have pleaded not guilty to federal extortion charges.

The indictment says members of Teamsters Local 25 demanded that union members be hired as drivers, then threatened and harassed the crew for the reality TV show's non-union production company.

The Teamsters also are accused of yelling profanities and...

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