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August 4, 2015 - 4:37pm
9 min 32 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York court has reinstated the claims of a woman who says an ex-boyfriend broke into her Facebook account and sent malicious sexual statements.

The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Tuesday restored the $350,000 lawsuit Chantay Sewell brought against Phil Bernardin.

A lower-court judge said the statute of limitations had expired on Sewell's claims Bernardin broke into AOL and Facebook accounts. The appeals court...

August 4, 2015 - 4:24pm
9 min 32 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Marine detailed to the office of California GOP Rep. Duncan Hunter Jr. has been arrested for possession of an unregistered firearm after a loaded .45 caliber handgun was discovered in his vehicle.

Gunnery Sgt. Peter Boby, a congressional fellow in the Corps' Office of Legislative Affairs, was arrested Tuesday after being stopped at a security checkpoint near a House office building, according to the U.S. Capitol Police.

Boby was...

August 4, 2015 - 4:24pm
9 min 32 sec ago

DALLAS (AP) — A spokeswoman for the city of Dallas says an Uber driver accused of raping a woman in her home last month after dropping her off was using a fake city permit.

Sana Syed told The Dallas Morning News ( ) Monday that Talal Ali Chammout, a felon, wouldn't have passed the city's background check if he applied. Syed says city officials don't know how Chammout got a permit with a number that had belonged to someone else and expired in 2010....

August 4, 2015 - 4:08pm
9 min 32 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is moving closer toward intervening in a high-stakes civil case over Palestinian terror attacks in the early 2000s that killed or wounded Americans.

A jury in New York last February awarded the victims $218.5 million in damages, a penalty lawyers say would be automatically tripled.

Representatives from the Justice and State departments met Tuesday with plaintiffs in the case to discuss a likely "statement of...

August 4, 2015 - 3:58pm
9 min 32 sec ago

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 3, 2015:

iTunes Movies US Charts

1. Home

2. True Story

3. Ex Machina

4. Selma

5. The Water Diviner

6. Get Hard

7. The Longest Ride

8. The Divergent Series: Insurgent

9. Kingsman: The Secret Service

10.Hot Pursuit (...

August 4, 2015 - 3:58pm
9 min 32 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will expand into Japan next month to give the Internet video service its first presence in Asia.

Japanese subscribers will be able to start watching Netflix on Internet-connected devices beginning Sept. 2.

Netflix already sells its services in dozens of other countries outside the U.S. as part of its ambition to be available throughout the world by the end of next year.

The costs of the international...

August 4, 2015 - 3:40pm
9 min 31 sec ago

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Lincoln County commissioners have voted to end religious invocations prior to the start of meetings after the chairman walked out during a Muslim prayer.

Local media outlets report commission chairman Carrol Mitchem left Monday's meeting after the leader of an interfaith group began his prayer. After the prayer, the commissioners took their action, replacing prayers with a moment of silence.

Commissioner Cecelia Martin first...

August 4, 2015 - 3:31pm
9 min 32 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Park Police say they believe someone fired shots from a vehicle on the National Mall.

Police spokeswoman Sgt. Lelani Woods says there's no indication that anyone was injured in the shooting, which was reported about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Woods says investigators found broken glass at the scene.

She says the vehicle from which shots were fired was later spotted near the Kennedy Center. She did not have a...

August 4, 2015 - 3:27pm
9 min 31 sec ago

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The latest on the search for two men who authorities say shot at soldiers training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

The Mississippi National Guard says soldiers reported shots fired during a training exercise at Camp Shelby, but no service members were hurt.

The Guard said in a news release Tuesday that the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center is secure and all personnel...

August 4, 2015 - 3:23pm
9 min 31 sec ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A tutor at the center of a high school grade-changing scandal in Orange County has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to computer fraud and commercial burglary.

Timothy Lance Lai was also sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation.

He had previously pleaded not guilty and could have faced more than five years in prison if convicted at trial.

Prosecutors say the Irvine man was working...

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