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July 14, 2016 - 2:06am
1 week 4 days ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the recent police-involved shootings around the United States (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Hundreds of people have gathered for a community meal at the St. Paul school where a black Minnesota man worked before he was shot and killed by a police officer during a traffic stop.

Philando Castile was shot July 6 in suburban St. Paul. His girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook....

July 14, 2016 - 1:53am
1 week 4 days ago

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The final moments of Philando Castile's life revolved around a gun he was licensed to carry and instructed to tell authorities about when stopped.

Castile was killed by a police officer last week during a traffic stop in suburban St. Paul. Castile's girlfriend streamed the aftermath live on Facebook and said he was shot while reaching for his ID after telling the officer he had a gun permit and was armed.

Allysza Castile says she...

July 14, 2016 - 1:48am
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — There are war heroes, a casino magnate and even an underwear model in the lineup, yet Donald Trump is relying heavily on his party's establishment to fill the speaking program for next week's Republican National Convention.

The presumptive presidential nominee has approved a convention program that features at least 20 current or former elected officials including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker Paul Ryan and Sen. Ted Cruz....

July 14, 2016 - 1:42am
1 week 4 days ago

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis man is accused of fatally shooting his ex-girlfriend and her new boyfriend, then wounding a police officer in subsequent gunfire.

St. Louis prosecutors charged 40-year-old Maurice Hoskins on Thursday with two counts of first-degree murder, five counts of armed criminal action and two counts of assault against a law enforcement officer.

Police Chief Sam Dotson says the gunfire erupted late Wednesday after a confrontation...

July 14, 2016 - 1:26am
1 week 4 days ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After multiple delays, California education officials are moving to comply with the nation's first law requiring public schools to include prominent gay people and LGBT rights milestones in history classes.

A curriculum outline scheduled to be reviewed by the State Board of Education on Thursday would introduce the concepts in second grade with discussions about diverse families and again in fourth grade with lessons on California's role in the gay...

July 14, 2016 - 1:08am
1 week 4 days ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Power-and-blood fantasy saga "Game of Thrones" ruled the Emmy nominations Thursday with a leading 23 bids, including best drama, while a real-life epic of murder and celebrity, "The People v. O.J. Simpson," was close behind with 22 nods.

"Game of Thrones" gets the chance to win its second top Emmy, while "Veep," last year's top comedy winner, also will get another shot at holding office.

Breakthrough nominations include a best...

July 14, 2016 - 1:01am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Do most drivers engage in some kind of road rage?

The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety says nearly 8 out of 10 U.S. drivers it surveyed admit expressing anger, aggression or road rage at least once in the previous year. That includes either following too closely, yelling at another driver, cutting them off or making angry gestures.

And an estimated 8 million drivers engaged in more extreme behavior that might be considered "road...

July 14, 2016 - 12:29am
1 week 5 days ago

PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Postings on the Facebook page of a popular bakery owned by a religious sect are causing a buzz in what's known as "America's Hometown."

The Blue Blinds Bakery opened eight years ago, just up the hill from Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts.

About three weeks ago, messages began to appear on the bakery's Facebook page accusing the sect of child abuse and racism. The group denies the allegations.

The man who...

July 14, 2016 - 12:28am
1 week 4 days ago

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The U.S. Senate says September 25 should once again be designated as National Lobster Day in honor of New England's most celebrated crustacean.

New England senators made the request last month, citing the lobster's cultural and economic importance to the region. The Senate passed this year's resolution on Tuesday.

The same day was named in the lobster's honor last year.

Maine Lobster Marketing Collaborative...

July 14, 2016 - 12:25am
1 week 5 days ago

AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man who fled to Peru more than a decade ago to avoid prosecution for what authorities say was a $65 million Ponzi scheme has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Sixty-one-year-old Eric Bartoli is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 9 after pleading guilty to eight counts including conspiracy, securities fraud and attempted income tax evasion.

Federal prosecutors say Bartoli defrauded hundreds of investors during the 1990s. He was...

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