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August 5, 2015 - 5:05am
16 min 42 sec ago

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) — The federal government's nuclear waste repository in southern New Mexico says a calculation error prompted short-lived concerns of a radiation release.

Officials at the troubled Waste Isolation Pilot Plant activated their emergency center Sunday night in response to elevated radiological readings.

The agency said that there was no indication of a radiation release underground or anything leaving the site. Plant workers were...

August 5, 2015 - 4:49am
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-convict charged in the fatal shooting of a police officer during a confrontation on a Memphis street is set to make a court appearance.

Shelby County court records show 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn is set to appear before a judge in a video arraignment Wednesday.

Police say Wilbourn turned himself in Monday, ending a manhunt following the death of 33-year-old Officer Sean Bolton on Saturday night. He's being held on $9...

August 5, 2015 - 4:30am
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HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Authorities are on the lookout for a man who fired gunshots from a pickup near two troops standing guard at a major military base in southern Mississippi.

No one was wounded in the Tuesday shooting near Camp Shelby.

Perry County Sheriff Jimmy Dale Smith told a news conference that it happened midday near a checkpoint but not inside the base.

Authorities don't have a motive. They're looking for a maroon...

August 5, 2015 - 3:29am
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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama will cast a looming congressional vote on the Iran nuclear deal as the nation's most consequential foreign policy debate since the authorization of the Iraq war, a now unpopular decision that still reverberates through American politics.

Obama will also argue in a speech at American University that the people who supported the Iraq war now oppose the diplomatic deal with Iran.

The backdrop for Obama's speech...

August 5, 2015 - 3:17am
16 min 42 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows that a majority of blacks say they or a family member have personal experience with being treated unfairly by the police because of their race.

This comes from a survey conducted by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research released Wednesday.

Half of black respondents said they personally had been treated unfairly by police because of their race, compared to 3 percent of whites. Another 15...

August 5, 2015 - 3:08am
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The driver who killed a honeymooner on the tourist-crowded Venice Beach boardwalk and injured 17 others is seeking a new trial.

Nathan Campbell is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday in a Los Angeles courtroom for second-degree murder and other charges.

The sentencing could be postponed because Campell's lawyer says he will ask a judge to give the 40-year-old Colorado man a new trial.

Campbell was convicted in...

August 5, 2015 - 3:05am
16 min 42 sec ago


LOS ANGELES (AP) — She felt her heart was in the right place — trying to criticize Donald Trump's comments about immigration. But her words came out in a way that made it appear otherwise. Kelly Osbourne is apologizing for remarks she made on "The View" yesterday. Osbourne — who's a guest co-host on the ABC show — suggested if Latinos were expelled from the U.S., there'd be no one to clean Donald Trump's toilets. Osbourne was challenged by...

August 5, 2015 - 3:05am
16 min 42 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 5, 2015 - 3:05am
16 min 42 sec ago


NEW YORK (AP) — First, he backed away from One Direction. Now Zayn Malik is backing out of his engagement to fellow singer Perrie Edwards. A rep for the former band boy member says the couple has broken off their plans to marry. No other details were provided. Malik and Edwards are 22 and were engaged in 2013. Malik left One Direction earlier this year, saying he wanted to live a more normal life. But he also announced last week...

August 5, 2015 - 3:05am
16 min 42 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A healthy baby with the umbilical cord still attached has been found abandoned in a stroller on a Los Angeles street.

KNBC-TV ( ) says local residents saw the stroller near a church south of downtown Monday night but thought it was empty. Police were only called Tuesday afternoon.

Police say the baby was examined at a hospital and is in good condition.

Investigators will try to find the...

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