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August 12, 2016 - 7:35am
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HARLAN, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky State Police say a man accused of rigging explosive devices has been fatally shot in a confrontation with authorities.

Trooper Shane Jacobs said officials had taken 39-year-old Mark Sawaf to Harlan on Thursday to help find explosive devices that had been set in a wooded area near a subdivision. Jacobs said an altercation occurred during the operation that led to the shooting. He declined to elaborate.

Court documents show...

August 12, 2016 - 7:27am
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BATAVIA, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities say a man and woman found dead in a western New York cemetery apparently were hit by lightning during severe thunderstorms.

Police in Batavia, located between Buffalo and Rochester, say Batavia Cemetery caretakers discovered the bodies of 34-year-old Richard Garlock and 32-year-old Jenea Macleod on Wednesday afternoon.

Severe storms had rolled across the region early Wednesday morning.

Police say...

August 12, 2016 - 7:21am
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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man is accused of using his 7-year-old son as a human shield when a West Virginia State Trooper had him at gunpoint.

News outlets, citing a criminal complaint, report that 45-year-old Philip Spurlock was arrested and charged with kidnapping and child neglect in Thursday's incident.

The complaint says a trooper tried to conduct a traffic stop on Spurlock when he sped off, leading authorities on a chase. He eventually stopped...

August 12, 2016 - 7:16am
1 week 5 days ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times local):

8:05 p.m.

Bill Clinton says it was a mistake for Hillary Clinton to maintain a personal email server even though her predecessors and her successor at the State Department did it.

But the former president says his wife should have known that there would be a different set of rules applied to her if she ran for the presidency.

Bill...

August 12, 2016 - 6:56am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Rutgers University in New Jersey says an employee who placed a student in a headlock won't face criminal charges.

Spokesman E.J. Miranda tells NJ.com (http://bit.ly/2bkW3SH ) the student involved in the July 20 encounter hasn't been responsive to multiple requests from authorities.

The scuffle occurred during a board of governors meeting prior to a vote on tuition. It was captured on video by the student newspaper, the...

August 12, 2016 - 6:46am
1 week 6 days ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Authorities in New York City say they've rescued 22 dogs that were living with their owner in filthy conditions inside a Mercedes-Benz SUV.

New York Police Department officers alerted by a concerned citizen earlier this week found the 54-year-old woman and the dogs living inside the vehicle in the Bronx.

Authorities say a 4-year-old German shepherd named Bruno and 21 puppies were living in filth and needed medical attention when...

August 12, 2016 - 6:34am
1 week 6 days ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A Florida woman has been charged after police say her young son beat his newborn sister to death.

News outlets report 62-year-old Kathleen Marie Steele was arrested Thursday on an aggravated manslaughter of a child charge.

Pinellas County Sheriff Bob Gulatieri says that on Monday, Steele went to a cellphone repair business in St. Petersburg and left her children in the car — the infant, a 3-year-old and a 6-year-old....

August 12, 2016 - 6:33am
1 week 6 days ago

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials don't want a new bus terminal in New York City to make the commute any worse.

Twenty state and federal officials on Thursday wrote a letter in which they pressed for building a new terminal near the current Port Authority Bus Terminal on the west side of Manhattan.

Several officials in New York support a smaller terminal away from midtown Manhattan. They're raising environmental and health concerns and are...

August 12, 2016 - 6:25am
1 week 6 days ago

CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island father is behind bars after police say he left his 3-year-old son unattended in a hot car for approximately 30 to 40 minutes.

Forty-one-year-old Bunroth Chhun was charged with one count of cruelty/neglect of a child.

A passerby had alerted authorities to the crying boy Thursday afternoon. Cranston Deputy Fire Chief Paul Casey says first responders unlocked the vehicle, which was in a medical building parking lot,...

August 12, 2016 - 6:13am
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ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — A judge says a lawsuit can move forward from a New Jersey couple who claim they were scared away from their home after receiving anonymous creepy letters from someone named "The Watcher."

NJ.com reports (http://bit.ly/2aGdCyu ) a judge rejected a motion to dismiss the lawsuit Thursday but threw out some of the claims made by Derek and Maria Broaddus.

The couple bought the house in Westfield for nearly $1.4 million in 2014. They...

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