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July 28, 2015 - 3:15pm
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MIAMI (AP) — A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach.

A criminal complaint unsealed Tuesday charges 23-year-old Harlem Suarez of Key West with attempting to use a weapon of mass destruction in the U.S. Authorities say Suarez came to the FBI's attention through his online posts praising the Islamic State group and containing extremist rhetoric.

Suarez made...

July 28, 2015 - 3:13pm
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HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" isn't the only book out this summer that reveals another look at beloved characters.

Released Tuesday, "What Pet Should I Get?" by Dr. Seuss features the same siblings as "One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish." They ponder what kind of animal to acquire, but the end leaves readers guessing.

Seuss' real name was Theodor Geisel. He wrote and illustrated more than 40 children's books in his lifetime...

July 28, 2015 - 3:08pm
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SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The FBI says no toxic substances have been found in letters sent to about 20 Oregon sheriffs or their offices.

Sheriffs around the state reported receiving the envelopes with rambling, incoherent messages Monday. The FBI said Tuesday none of the letters contained a visible powder, contradicting earlier reports.

Sheriff Glenn Palmer of Grant County in eastern Oregon told The Associated Press that he opened a letter and felt a...

July 28, 2015 - 2:58pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans on the House committee investigating the 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, say there is no agreement with Hillary Rodham Clinton over her possible appearance before the panel, despite the State Department's pledge to produce 5,000 new pages of documents.

A spokesman for Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina said Tuesday that "nothing has changed" since Gowdy balked Saturday at an announcement by Clinton's presidential campaign that she would...

July 28, 2015 - 2:51pm
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GOLDEN, Colo. (AP) — Critics of a suburban Denver school board that considered reviewing a U.S. history course to emphasize patriotism are turning in signatures to force a recall election for three conservative members responsible for the push.

A group of parents and educators called Jeffco United for Action plans to submit 30,000 recall signatures Tuesday to the county clerk's office. They need 15,000 valid signatures from Jefferson County voters for each board member...

July 28, 2015 - 2:38pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game last season has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

The league announced the decision Tuesday.

The New England Patriots' star quarterback was suspended by NFL executive Troy Vincent in May following a league-sanctioned investigation by Ted Wells. The Patriots were fined $1 million and docked a pair of draft picks...

July 28, 2015 - 2:34pm
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PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Surgeons in Philadelphia say they've performed a double-hand transplant on a boy believed to be the youngest patient to undergo the procedure.

Eight-year-old Zion Harvey received the new limbs earlier this month at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors publicly discussed the 11-hour operation on Tuesday.

Zion contracted an infection years ago that led to the amputation of his hands and feet. But leg prosthetics have let...

July 28, 2015 - 2:32pm
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The search for a missing Florida toddler has turned up two unrelated sets of human remains, but no sign of the boy.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office says a man's remains and clothing were found Monday near a business park. They had apparently been there at least a year. Foul play wasn't suspected.

On Tuesday, searchers found a car linked to a 2003 missing-persons case at the bottom of a pond. Skeletal remains appeared to be...

July 28, 2015 - 2:29pm
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DETROIT (AP) — A Georgia judge has cut the damages that Fiat Chrysler must pay the family of a child who died in a Jeep SUV fire from $150 million to $40 million.

Superior Court Judge J. Kevin Chason also denied Fiat Chrysler's motion for a new trial, dismissing arguments that jurors acted irrationally.

Chason ruled that the family of 4-year-old Remington Walden should get $30 million for his death and $10 million for pain and suffering. The ruling...

July 28, 2015 - 2:22pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for Jonathan Pollard say the U.S. government is granting him parole, after 30 years in prison for spying for Israel. He is due to be released in November.

They say the decision followed a parole hearing earlier this month before the U.S. Parole Commission.

Pollard, who is 60, has been imprisoned since November of 1985 for selling classified information to Israel. He was arrested as he tried unsuccessfully to gain asylum in...

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