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September 29, 2015 - 6:38pm
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MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A sheriff says the FBI is reviewing the circumstances surrounding the death of a man sent to a Detroit-area jail for a driving offense.

Macomb County Sheriff Anthony Wickersham says in a statement he met Monday with the FBI about the June 2014 death of David Stojcevski.

A pending federal lawsuit says Stojcevski suffered serious withdrawals from drug use and died after serving 16 days of a 30-day careless driving sentence....

September 29, 2015 - 6:20pm
1 week 6 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Filipino general accused of trying to overthrow the Philippine government in the late 1980s won't be removed from the United States for now after a federal appeals court ruled in his favor.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Tuesday that an immigration review board used the wrong standard when it determined Jose Zumel should be removed to the Philippines for engaging in terrorist activity.

An immigration judge had found...

September 29, 2015 - 6:09pm
1 week 6 days ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The developer of the Keystone XL pipeline is reversing course in Nebraska and will drop its eminent domain lawsuits against landowners who don't want the pipeline running through their property.

TransCanada Inc. announced Tuesday that it will stop pushing for the project under a state law that's now being challenged in the courts.

The company says it will instead seek approval through the Nebraska Public Service Commission, an...

September 29, 2015 - 5:54pm
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. aircraft and about 300 Air Force troops have begun arriving at a military base in Turkey to provide search and rescue capabilities for the fighting in Iraq and Syria.

The U.S. says there will be a number of Pave Hawk helicopters and search-and-rescue versions of the C-130 transport plane stationed at Diyarbakir Air Base in southeast Turkey.

The deployment of troops and aircraft to the base is part of the agreement earlier this...

September 29, 2015 - 5:48pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest headache for the beleaguered New Orleans police: late night robberies where gunmen burst into tony establishments in normally quiet areas, making off with the night's take and the patrons' wallets. It's happened at two restaurants in recent weeks and at an upscale bar on Monday night.

All three robberies happened in the city's Uptown area.

In each, police say, armed masked men burst in and robbed patrons as well as the...

September 29, 2015 - 5:40pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling for the repeal of part of President Barack Obama's health care law, the so-called "Cadillac tax" on health insurance that's unpopular with large corporations and unions alike.

Critics say the tax will raise costs for consumers, while supporters see it as a brake on wasteful health care spending.

Clinton's effort is part of a series of changes she is proposing to "build on" the Affordable Care Act,...

September 29, 2015 - 5:21pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Rock and roll and rhythm and blues singer Frankie Ford, whose 1959 hit "Sea Cruise" brought him international fame, is dead at the age of 76.

The Jefferson Parish Coroner's Office says Ford died Monday of natural causes.

Mike Shepherd, head of the Louisiana music Hall of Fame, says Ford had been ill for some time.

Ford had sung since childhood. His adopted parents, Vincent and Anna Guzzo of Gretna, brought him...

September 29, 2015 - 5:08pm
1 week 6 days ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Frank, Sammy and Dean are together again.

Officials have renamed a street near the Las Vegas Strip for Sammy Davis Jr.

Naturally, a dedication ceremony Tuesday was held at the three-way intersection where Sammy Davis Jr. Drive, Frank Sinatra Drive and Dean Martin Drive meet.

Davis family members including his son, Manny Davis, joined Clark County commission members and local entertainers for the event on what...

September 29, 2015 - 4:35pm
1 week 6 days ago

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina authorities say a prison nurse threatened an inmate and yanked his genitals after accidentally giving him cigarettes and other contraband she meant to give to another inmate.

State Law Enforcement Division agents say 43-year-old Jennifer Scott was charged Monday with second-degree assault and battery more than two years after the incident.

Agents say Scott hid contraband in sandwiches she gave to Berkeley...

September 29, 2015 - 4:33pm
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — In a year of diplomatic breakthroughs, President Barack Obama still can't escape the shadow of Syria's intractable crisis.

Obama arrived for his annual trip to the United Nations this week eager to highlight the restoration of U.S. diplomatic ties with Cuba and the completion of a landmark nuclear accord with Iran

To Obama, the openings with Cuba and Iran are not just a validation of his own belief in the pursuit of diplomacy over...

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