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July 15, 2016 - 12:21pm
1 week 4 days ago

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the summer meeting of the National Governors Association in Iowa (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell says the Obama administration will continue lobbying Congress for more money to help states fight the opioid epidemic.

Congress this week approved a bill that creates grants and other programs aimed at reducing the abuse of prescription...

July 15, 2016 - 12:13pm
1 week 4 days ago

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Rare loggerhead sea turtles have reached a conservation milestone on the coast of Georgia.

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources says more than 2,890 loggerhead sea turtle nests have been counted this summer on beaches along the state's 100-mile coast. That's not only a new record for Georgia; it surpasses the state's long-term goal of reaching 2,800 nests by the year 2028 — 50 years after the federal government listed the species as threatened...

July 15, 2016 - 12:03pm
1 week 4 days ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the Chicago Police Department and fatal police shootings in the city (all times local):

11 a.m.

An analysis of data from the agency that investigates Chicago police misconduct shows it rarely recommends punishment and that the Chicago Police Board often doesn't follow its recommendation to fire officers.

The Chicago Tribune's investigation (http://trib.in/29RfHGM ) of the Independent Police Review...

July 15, 2016 - 12:02pm
1 week 4 days ago

PANACA, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on explosions that killed one person in a small Nevada town (all times local):

7 p.m.

Police in Kingman, Arizona have completed the processing of a bomb scene, and RV park residents have been allowed to return to their homes.

Earlier Friday, police evacuated about 100 people in the RV park while they searched for explosives believed connected to blasts that killed one person in a rural Nevada...

July 15, 2016 - 11:56am
1 week 4 days ago

BARNESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A homeless teenager found sleeping in a tent outside a Georgia college after biking six hours to get there is receiving an outpouring of help and support from across the country.

Media outlets report police officers discovered 19-year-old Fred Barley on Gordon State College campus last weekend.

Barley told officers that he rode his little brother's bicycle more than 50 miles from Conyers to Barnesville to register for classes...

July 15, 2016 - 11:54am
1 week 4 days ago

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The courthouse in downtown Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has been evacuated after a murder suspect escaped from one of the courtrooms.

The Broward Sheriff's Office identified the suspect in a news release as 21-year-old Dayonte Resiles. Authorities say he bolted from a courtroom Friday before a hearing on whether the death penalty should be applied to his case. No injuries were reported.

The Broward County Courthouse was...

July 15, 2016 - 11:50am
1 week 4 days ago

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland judge is refusing to throw out statements made to police by the mother of a 9-year-old boy fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake.

Washington County Circuit Judge Kenneth Long ruled Friday that Oriana Garcia voluntarily told police she had seen her boyfriend hit her son Jack, that she had allowed the boy to be handcuffed as punishment for stealing, and that she sent away an ambulance after Jack was fatally injured...

July 15, 2016 - 11:43am
1 week 4 days ago

JOPLIN, Mo. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a couple accused of riding naked on a stolen lawn mower in Missouri.

Jasper County sheriff's Det. Tim Williams said a 55-year-old man and a 40-year-old woman admitted that they rode the lawn mower home naked after their clothing was stolen while they skinny dipped in a creek northwest of Joplin.

The Joplin Globe (http://bit.ly/29N2kIe ) reports that authorities arrested the pair Tuesday morning on...

July 15, 2016 - 11:42am
1 week 4 days ago

BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities say much of the Northeast is experiencing drought conditions, with sections of New York and Massachusetts among the driest.

The U.S. Drought Monitor said Thursday that western New York, the state's Finger Lakes region, as well as much of central and northeastern Massachusetts are experiencing severe drought conditions. The severe conditions extend into southern New Hampshire and southwestern Maine.

"Severe" is the...

July 15, 2016 - 11:32am
1 week 4 days ago

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego police have detained a person in the investigation of attacks on homeless men that have left three dead.

Capt. David Nisleit tells KNSD-TV (http://bit.ly/29DwrxF ) that the person was detained early Friday after a new attack on a sleeping man.

Officers responding to screams found a 55-year-old man with significant trauma to his upper torso.

No information about the detained person has been released....

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