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April 20, 2015 - 5:50am
1 week 6 days ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

1. CAPTAIN, CREW MEMBER OF CAPSIZED MIGRANT SHIP ARRESTED

The captain faces a charge of reckless multiple homicide in the sinking of the smugglers' ship, which may have killed as many as 900 in the Mediterranean.

2. US AIRCRAFT CARRIER HEADS TO WATERS OFF RESTIVE YEMEN

The USS Theodore Roosevelt will join...

April 20, 2015 - 5:17am
1 week 6 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A California man has been arrested after trying to scale a White House fence, according to the Secret Service.

The agency said the incident happened at 10:25 p.m. Sunday. Fifty-four-year-old Jerome R. Hunt of Hayward, California is scheduled to be arraigned in Superior Court in Washington on a charge of unlawful entry.

The Secret Service said "this individual was immediately arrested by USSS Uniformed Division Officers."...

April 20, 2015 - 4:17am
1 week 6 days ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police have released videos showing the arrest of a man who died after his spine was nearly severed while in police custody.

But none of them captured what happened inside the van where an arresting officer said he suffered a "medical emergency."

Deputy Commissioner Jerry Rodriguez says the officers involved have been suspended, and the autopsy shows that Freddie Gray "did suffer a significant spinal injury that led to his...

April 20, 2015 - 4:14am
1 week 6 days ago

01:41 a.m. (2341 GMT, 7:41 p.m. EDT)

Prosecutors have arrested the Tunisian captain and a Syrian crew member of a boat that capsized off the coast of Libya with hundreds of people aboard in what may be the deadliest migrant tragedy ever.

Assistant prosecutor Rocco Liguori said the two men were charged with favoring illegal immigration and that the captain was also charged with reckless multiple homicide in relation to the sinking.

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April 20, 2015 - 2:55am
1 week 6 days ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities in Minnesota have charged six men they say attempted to travel to Syria to join the Islamic State group.

A criminal complaint unsealed Monday charges the men with conspiring to provide and attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization.

The complaint says the men sought to reach countries near Syria by flying from the airports in San Diego and New York City, but were stopped....

April 20, 2015 - 2:52am
1 week 6 days ago

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (AP) — A public memorial is underway for televangelist Rev. Robert H. Schuller outside the glimmering cathedral he built in Southern California.

Schuller died on April 2 after a battle with esophageal cancer. He was 88.

The service is being held Monday on the campus of what was formerly Schuller's Crystal Cathedral in the heart of Orange County and is now Christ Cathedral of the local Roman Catholic diocese. A private burial will...

April 20, 2015 - 2:39am
1 week 6 days ago

CORONA, Calif. (AP) — Air quality authorities in Southern California say improved weather conditions have decreased smoke from a wildfire that forced the evacuation of 300 homes over the weekend.

But officials note that there could still be heavy smoke at times Monday.

The fire erupted Saturday and spread across more than a thousand acres in thick vegetation in the Prado Dam Flood Control Basin 40 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

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April 20, 2015 - 1:21am
1 week 6 days ago

CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York man who plotted to join a Yemen-based terrorist group will spend 25 years in prison.

Marcos Alonso Zea (ZAY'-ah) was sentenced Monday. He pleaded guilty in September to attempting to provide material support to al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula and to obstruction of justice.

Federal prosecutors say the 26-year-old man from Brentwood on Long Island flew to London en route to Yemen in January 2012. He was...

April 19, 2015 - 9:04pm
1 week 6 days ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati officials say a tree that crashed onto a car and killed the 65-year-old driver had been scheduled to be removed eventually as a preventative measure.

City officials say the pin oak tree that killed Jacqueline Carr on Sunday was inspected by Cincinnati's urban forestry program in July 2014 with some minor deadwood found in its canopy.

A statement Monday from City Manager Harry Black said trees found to present imminent...

April 14, 2015 - 2:14pm
1 week 5 days ago

iBook charts for week ending April 20, 2015:

Top Paid Books

1.The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins - 9780698185395 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

2.The Liar by Nora Roberts - 9780698161351 - (Penguin Publishing Group)

3.The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks - 9781455520664 - (Grand Central Publishing)

4.Paper Towns by John Green - 9781101010938 - (Penguin Young Readers Group)...

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