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July 14, 2015 - 6:33pm
1 week 6 days ago

REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Northern California authorities say they've stopped actively searching for an infant who's been missing for 11 days, but they'll keep the case open and investigate any leads they receive.

Shasta County sheriff's Lt. Dave Kent said Tuesday that search teams have been recalled from the field after scouring an area around the baby's house and another region where a pacifier resembling one of hers was found.

Shasta County Sheriff...

July 14, 2015 - 6:24pm
1 week 6 days ago

CASSELBERRY, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a submachine gun, a semi-automatic rifle, two pistols and a Taser have been stolen from an unmarked Orange County Sheriff's Office sport utility vehicle parked in a driveway overnight.

Casselberry police Sgt. Chris Pamatia said it's unclear whether the deputy left it unlocked. There were no signs of forced entry, but the deputy said he had locked it. Authorities declined to release the deputy's name.

The...

July 14, 2015 - 6:19pm
1 week 6 days ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Emails reviewed by The Associated Press show that a Republican member of the North Carolina elections board was deeply involved with a plan to eliminate a heavily Democratic voting site. A judge ruled that the plan was intended to suppress voter turnout.

The emails show that Paul Foley worked behind the scenes with Watauga County GOP officials as they put together a plan to eliminate the site at Appalachian State University.

The...

July 14, 2015 - 6:17pm
1 week 6 days ago

DENVER (AP) — A federal appeals court in Denver has ruled that the federal health care law doesn't infringe on the religious freedom of faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in employee health plans.

The case involves a group of Colorado nuns and four Christian colleges in Oklahoma.

Religious groups are already exempt from covering contraceptives. But the plaintiffs argued that the exemption doesn't go far enough...

July 14, 2015 - 6:11pm
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House has already launched a lobbying campaign to persuade skeptical Democrats in Congress to approve a landmark nuclear agreement with Iran.

Vice President Joe Biden has been calling Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill and plans to head to the House on Wednesday to brief Democrats. President Barack Obama and senior members of his national security team also are to make calls

Lawmakers will have 60 days to read the fine...

July 14, 2015 - 6:05pm
1 week 6 days ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has gained national attention for rolling out some of the most ambitious climate initiatives in the country.

But he has failed in his own state to pass bold proposals, including the centerpiece cap-and-trade plan to charge emissions from oil refineries, power plants and fuel suppliers.

The Democratic governor also conceded to Republican demands on another climate initiative and is expected to sign a...

July 14, 2015 - 5:20pm
1 week 6 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A federal appeals court has issued a stay blocking release of video showing police in a Los Angeles suburb fatally shoot an unarmed man two years ago.

The order late Tuesday came hours after a federal judge ordered the release of video sought by The Associated Press and other news organizations.

Video released by the court before the stay shows Gardena officers opening fire on Ricardo Diaz-Zeferino after he removed his hat and...

July 14, 2015 - 5:08pm
1 week 6 days ago

STONEWALL, Miss. (AP) — A prosecutor is asking residents of a small Mississippi town concerned about the death of a black man after a physical encounter with a white police officer to be patient with the investigation.

Clarke County District Attorney Bilbo Mitchell told a meeting Tuesday in Stonewall that inquiries into the July 8 death of Jonathan Sanders may not be complete until August or later.

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation says the FBI...

July 14, 2015 - 4:18pm
1 week 6 days ago

WARWICK, N.Y. (AP) — The Goshen school superintendent has identified the two 16-year-old students killed and the two injured when their driver's ed car collided with a truck at a rural New York intersection.

Superintendent Daniel Connor says in a letter on the school website that Antonio Baglivo and Paul VanDoran died in the Tuesday morning crash in Warwick, 4 miles from the New Jersey border. He says Lucas O'Connor and Claudia Krebs were hospitalized....

July 14, 2015 - 3:23pm
1 week 6 days ago

CHATHAM, Mass. (AP) — A great white shark that got stranded on a Cape Cod beach is swimming free thanks to beachgoers who kept it wet until rescuers arrived.

Witnesses say the 7-foot male shark got stuck Monday near South Beach in Chatham, Massachusetts, as the tide went out.

Beachgoers kept the shark wet by splashing it with buckets of water until officials attached a line to its rear caudal fin and Harbormaster Stuart Smith pulled it back into open...

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