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July 18, 2016 - 9:10am
1 week 4 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Left-leaning activist groups pushing for "economic justice" and an "America First Unity March" sponsored by Citizens for Trump will hit the streets of Cleveland.

Two groups are scheduled to hold rallies and marches Monday, the official start of the four-day Republican National Convention.

There are concerns about violent protests during the RNC between supporters and foes of presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump....

July 18, 2016 - 8:07am
1 week 4 days ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Actress Tatyana Ali has married Stanford professor Vaughn Rasberry.

People magazine reports Ali and Rasberry were married Sunday in a small ceremony in Beverly Hills.

The magazine reports the couple met online about two years ago and are expecting their first child together in March.

Ali is best known for her role as Will Smith's cousin Ashley on the 1990s sitcom "The Fresh Prince of Bel Air."...

July 18, 2016 - 8:01am
1 week 4 days ago

DONALDSONVILLE, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard is searching for the captain of a freight vessel who fell into the Mississippi River in Louisiana.

Media outlets report that the Coast Guard began its search for Capt. Ambarish Parekh at 9:30 a.m. Sunday. The Coast Guard says Parekh was last seen wearing a blue shirt and long pants with a personal flotation device.

Parekh was attempting to board the freight vessel African Raptor from a crew boat and fell off...

July 18, 2016 - 7:52am
1 week 4 days ago

SHEBOYGAN, Wis. (AP) — The search is resuming for two men missing in Lake Michigan after high waves swept them from a pier in eastern Wisconsin.

Keith Risse with the Sheboygan Fire Department says the men were fishing on South Pier on Sunday afternoon when they were washed from the pier. A third man who also was knocked into the water was rescued and taken to a hospital.

U.S. Coast Guard used a helicopter and a Milwaukee rescue boat to search for the...

July 18, 2016 - 7:47am
1 week 3 days ago

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A jury selected from the Charleston area, not all of South Carolina, will decide the fate of Dylann Roof when he goes on trial later this year in federal court in the Charleston church shootings.

U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel ruled Monday that a local pool will be used to select jurors when the death-penalty trial for the 22-year-old Roof begins Nov. 7.

Roof is charged with hate crimes and other counts in the June 2015...

July 18, 2016 - 7:37am
1 week 4 days ago

MELBOURNE, Fla. (AP) — A man has been arrested after police in Florida say he hit and injured an officer during a chase.

The Melbourne Police Department tells local news outlets that 26-year-old Octavius Merrill Weaver was driving early Monday when an officer tried to pull him over. Weaver didn't stop, and a chase ensued.

Officers deployed stop sticks at an intersection. Police say Weaver swerved to miss the stop sticks and hit an officer who was on...

July 18, 2016 - 7:24am
1 week 3 days ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says a closed-door meeting with activists was productive and focused on ways to improve police and community relationships.

News media outlets reported that some activists refused to attend Monday's meeting, including a group that helped organize large protests held earlier this month after police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota. Members of Atlanta Is Ready instead held a demonstration outside City Hall and read a list of...

July 18, 2016 - 7:12am
1 week 3 days ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on the Republican National Convention in Cleveland (all time local):

12:30 a.m.

Melania Trump's well-received speech Monday to the Republican National Convention contains two passages that match nearly word-for-word the speech that first lady Michelle Obama delivered in 2008 at the Democratic National Convention.

The passages in question focus on lessons that Donald Trump's wife says she learned from...

July 18, 2016 - 7:11am
1 week 3 days ago

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of three law enforcement officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. (all times local):

8 p.m.

Hundreds have gathered on the sprawling campus of a Baton Rouge church for a candlelight vigil honoring a police officer shot to death Sunday.

Monday night's ceremony for 41-year-old Matthew Gerald is taking place at Healing Place Church. Associate pastor Johnny Green said Gerald...

July 18, 2016 - 6:57am
1 week 4 days ago

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) — A Taco Bell employee in Alabama has been fired after authorities say two Lee County deputies were denied service.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones said in a statement that the uniformed deputies were told by the cashier Saturday night in Phenix City that they wouldn't be served and they needed to leave.

Taco Bell spokeswoman Laura Nedbal said in a statement to news outlets that the restaurant's franchise owner has since fired the...

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