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July 19, 2016 - 6:59pm
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SAN DIEGO (AP) — A man with a long criminal record and history of mental illness has been charged with a string of deadly attacks on sleeping homeless men in San Diego, two of whom were set on fire.

A judge agreed Tuesday to give 39-year-old Jon David Guerrero two weeks to enter a plea, ensuring that many open questions wouldn't be addressed in court. Prosecutor Makenzie Harvey declined to discuss possible motives or weapons used to kill three homeless men....

July 19, 2016 - 6:38pm
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DETROIT (AP) — Three adults will stand trial in the slaying of a 13-year-old Detroit boy who was beaten and choked to death after he picked up about $80 that had been dropped outside a convenience store.

A preliminary hearing was held Tuesday for 45-year-old Gregory Walker, 43-year-old Lillian Roberts and 26-year-old Ernest Coleman. Coleman is Roberts' son.

They are to be arraigned July 26 on murder, unlawful imprisonment, kidnapping and torture...

July 19, 2016 - 6:36pm
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SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A man witnesses called a regional leader of the violent Zeta drug cartel in the border city of Piedras Negras, Mexico, has been convicted of 10 drug-related counts by a federal jury in San Antonio.

The jury returned the verdict Tuesday against Marciano "Chano" Millan (MEE'-yahn) Vasquez. He could be sentenced to up to life imprisonment.

The San Antonio Express-News reports (http://bit.ly/2arUHo4 ) that witnesses testified Millan...

July 19, 2016 - 6:26pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco official says a man who allegedly tweeted a threat against the department's acting police chief is in police custody.

Officer Carlos Manfredi says 60-year-old Donald Hoganson was taken into custody Tuesday.

Manfredi says police began investigating after a tweet posted Saturday called for beheading Chief Toney Chaplin, who is black, and included a photo of the chief beside a guillotine.

He says...

July 19, 2016 - 6:18pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Roger Ailes is denying that the Fox News Channel chief executive sexually harassed network star Megyn Kelly.

Susan Estrich's statement on Tuesday came amid a swirl of contradictory reports that Ailes had been ousted as head of the influential network he built from scratch, that he hadn't been ousted, and that he was negotiating a departure.

New York magazine, citing anonymous sources, reported on Tuesday that Kelly had...

July 19, 2016 - 6:15pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A short earthquake rattled central California, but there are no reports of injuries.

The U.S. Geological Survey said the magnitude-4.2 quake struck Monday afternoon and was centered 9 miles southeast of Ridgemark, California. It was felt in Salinas and Watsonville and other nearby towns. The quake struck on the San Andreas Fault at a depth of about 3.4 miles, according to the USGS.

The shallow quake was a sharp jolt, followed by...

July 19, 2016 - 6:11pm
1 week 3 days ago

The roll call of delegates at the Republican National Convention has begun.

July 19, 2016 - 6:08pm
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The nomination of Donald Trump to be president has also been seconded by Lt. Gov. Henry McMaster of South Carolina.

July 19, 2016 - 6:04pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Salsa star Marc Anthony has been named 2016 Latin Recording Academy Person of the Year.

The academy will honor the five-time Latin Grammy and two-time Grammy winner on Nov. 16 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, on the eve of the Latin Grammys.

Marc Anthony has sold more than 12 million albums worldwide. His hits include not only salsa songs in Spanish like "Valió la pena" and "Vivir mi vida," but also pop hits in English like...

July 19, 2016 - 6:02pm
1 week 3 days ago

The nomination of Donald Trump has been seconded by Rep. Chris Collins of New York.

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