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June 21, 2016 - 10:58am
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana Democratic lawmaker says the state "blew it" by not enforcing a gun ban against a man who was armed when arrested in California while traveling to a gay pride event.

Twenty-year-old James Wesley Howell was ordered two months ago to forfeit all firearms following a gun incident in Indiana. State Rep. Ed DeLaney said Tuesday it's unclear whether Howell obtained the three assault rifles found on him in Los Angeles after that judge's order....

June 21, 2016 - 10:51am
1 week 2 days ago

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando (all times local):

3:25 p.m.

Florida Gov. Rick Scott plans to appeal a decision denying his request for a declaration of a state of emergency by federal officials following the Orlando nightclub massacre.

Spokeswoman Jackie Schutz said Tuesday that Scott doesn't understand why the request was denied, adding that an emergency was declared for the Boston...

June 21, 2016 - 10:45am
1 week 3 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge is allowing the bulk of a lawsuit accusing Starbucks of systematically under-filling lattes to move forward.

Two California residents are suing the Seattle-based coffee chain, claiming that Starbucks lattes are only filled to about 75 percent of the cup's capacity. The lawsuit says Starbucks instituted a recipe in 2009 to create smaller lattes in order to save money on milk.

A federal judge in San Francisco has...

June 21, 2016 - 10:44am
1 week 3 days ago

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have charged a man with murder in the death of a 27-year-old North Carolina bride-to-be who was pulled from her burning apartment.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told local media that 28-year-old Matthew Thomas Benner was arrested near Las Vegas on Monday.

Police have not released a motive in the killing of 27-year-old Amanda Strous, who authorities say lived in the same Charlotte apartment complex as Benner....

June 21, 2016 - 10:35am
1 week 2 days ago

BERLIN, N.H. (AP) — The Latest on a New Hampshire man charged this week with killing his stepdaughter in 2011 (all times local):

4:10 p.m.

A judge has put the case against a New Hampshire man accused of killing his stepdaughter in 2011 on hold pending a psychiatric evaluation.

Fifty-two-year-old Wendell Noyes made an initial court appearance Tuesday on a second-degree murder charge. He was arrested Monday at the state psychiatric...

June 21, 2016 - 10:26am
1 week 3 days ago

CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota judge overseeing the Prince estate case has sealed the affidavits being filed by people claiming to be the rock superstar's heirs, as well as responses from the trust company that's managing the claim process.

Carver County Judge Kevin Eide issued the order Monday. He says due to the "confidential nature" of heirship issues, the documents will remain sealed pending further orders.

He issued the order before another...

June 21, 2016 - 10:18am
1 week 3 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A utility company and environmental groups have reached an agreement that will close California's last nuclear power plant, ending the state's nuclear power era.

The state's largest utility, Pacific Gas & Electric Co., and the groups said Tuesday that the Diablo Canyon plant will close by 2025. The accord would resolve disputes about the plant that helped fuel the anti-nuclear movement nationally.

The 30-year-old plant...

June 21, 2016 - 10:05am
1 week 3 days ago

NORWICH, Conn. (AP) — A Department of Homeland Security report says federal immigration officials could have done more to deport a Haitian national convicted of killing a Connecticut woman.

The report released Monday by the department's inspector general details the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's unsuccessful efforts to deport 41-year-old Jean Jacques. He was sentenced to 60 years in prison for the June 2015 killing of 25-year-old Casey Chadwick....

June 21, 2016 - 10:04am
1 week 3 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — The Southern Christian Leadership Conference is renaming its international headquarters after its president and chief executive officer, Charles Steele Jr.

The Atlanta-based civil rights organization announced that it will officially rename the headquarters on Auburn Avenue in Atlanta in honor of Steele at news conference planned for 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The SCLC said in a statement that the headquarters was built in 2004 and cost $3.5...

June 21, 2016 - 10:00am
1 week 3 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says the U.S. economy faces a number of uncertainties that require the Fed to proceed cautiously in raising interest rates.

Yellen cites a slowdown in job growth in April and May and says the Fed will be watching carefully to see whether the weaker momentum is temporary or a sign of a bigger problem.

Yellen expresses concerns about the global economy, including slower growth in China and the...

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