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March 16, 2015 - 5:15pm
1 week 6 days ago

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A closed Philadelphia train stop commonly referred to as Ghost Station could be reopened at a cost exceeding $18 million.

The Delaware River Port Authority is due to receive on Wednesday a report examining the feasibility of reopening the Port Authority Transit Corporation's Franklin Square Station in the Old City section of Philadelphia. The Delaware River Port Authority oversees the PATCO, the commuter rail that shuffles passengers between southern...

March 16, 2015 - 5:13pm
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A Charlotte man who stands at his front door naked is upsetting his neighbors, but police say he is not doing anything illegal.

WBTV reports ( people in the north Charlotte neighborhood called police Friday to lodge the latest of what officials say are four complaints so far this year.

Neighbors say the man stands naked at his door several times a week, and he has been doing it for years. They have taken...

March 16, 2015 - 5:08pm
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BALTIMORE (AP) — Five women's lacrosse players at the University of Maryland Baltimore County are accused of threatening freshman teammates in text messages and have been suspended indefinitely.

UMBC athletic director Tim Hall did not discuss specifics of the texts in an interview Monday, but he says the school has taken steps to protect the team's freshmen. In addition to suspending the five players, the squad has been practicing recently without any contact drills....

March 16, 2015 - 4:52pm
1 week 6 days ago

CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — A judge has ruled against a southern New Jersey man who sued a mobile dating app after he was arrested for having sex with a 13-year-old boy.

William Saponaro Jr. was arrested in 2012 after an encounter involving him, the 13-year-old boy and another man who knew Saponaro and had met the boy on the Grindr app.

Saponaro sued Grindr for negligence and infliction of emotional distress, saying it allowed the boy to subscribe to it and...

March 16, 2015 - 4:48pm
1 week 6 days ago

MADERA, Calif. (AP) — A man suspected of stealing a car spray-painted his face black in an attempt to evade police in Central California.

The Fresno Bee reports Monday ( ) that 23-year-old Jose Espinoza ran from police after being caught with a stolen car.

Officers caught up to Espinoza and arrested him Saturday night with his face painted black.

Police booked Espinoza into the Madera County Department of...

March 16, 2015 - 4:37pm
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana lawmaker who's the subject of an online report saying he sent nude photos of himself to a woman involved in a 2013 scandal with a former New York congressman says he doesn't plan to resign.

Democratic Rep. Justin Moed of Indianapolis appeared at the Statehouse Monday for the first time since a website identified him last week as a "sexting" partner of Sydney Leathers from southwestern Indiana.

Leathers became known for...

March 16, 2015 - 4:34pm
1 week 6 days ago

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — An Idaho woman faces charges after authorities say she saw a hunter's falcon down a duck, then beat the falcon to death with a beaded scarf.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports ( ) that 60-year-old Patti MacDonald of Hauser is charged with a misdemeanor count of beating or harassing an animal.

Authorities say MacDonald fractured the skull of the falcon, named Hornet, on Jan. 7. Idaho Fish and Game says the...

March 16, 2015 - 4:28pm
1 week 6 days ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — An official at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation and Library says a "simple misunderstanding" left the wrong impression that Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker personally sought to hold the family Bible the late president used when taking the oath of office.

Walker told the story of having his picture taken with the Bible at a 2013 Reagan Day dinner in Milwaukee. He described in his speech how he was surprised to see the Bible had been taken out of...

March 16, 2015 - 4:28pm
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says Michelle Obama will address Cambodia's human rights record when she visits the southeast Asian nation later this week.

While the purpose of her visit is to promote a U.S. effort to help educate girls worldwide, White House aides say the first lady will have "ample opportunity" to discuss progress and the need for an open and inclusive political system in Cambodia. She'll also highlight basic values and principles that are important...

March 16, 2015 - 4:19pm
1 week 6 days ago

COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho (AP) — A woman whose backyard became the scene of a deadly police shooting has filed a claim against her Idaho hometown.

The Coeur d'Alene Press reports ( Sarah Shields filed a tort claim against Coeur d'Alene this fall. She's seeking $18,000 for emotional distress and damage to her property from bullets.

A tort claim is a legal complaint against a governmental body that gives it a chance to settle without...

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