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July 3, 2015 - 1:56am
2 days 11 hours ago

COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.

Tehama County sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old John Noonkester on Thursday. He remains jailed.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says a woman called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. and said she'd been battered before the call disconnected.

Moments later, a shooting was reported in...

July 3, 2015 - 1:49am
2 days 12 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is ending a run this weekend in Chicago that's gone on so long that one of the city's great repositories of dinosaur bones and other antiquities is displaying some of the band's artifacts.

The band is billing its final three shows of the short "Fare Thee Well" tour as its last under the Grateful Dead moniker.

The Dead is playing at Soldier Field — known for being the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played...

July 3, 2015 - 1:28am
2 days 13 hours ago

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Veterans in South Dakota are vehemently pushing back against a plan from federal officials to close a historic hospital campus in a remote corner of the Black Hills and relocate its services to a bigger city.

Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs have proposed shuttering their Hot Springs campus at the historic Battle Mountain Sanitarium and transitioning their long-term care services to Rapid City.

Many of the...

July 3, 2015 - 1:14am
2 days 15 hours ago

CHICAGO (AP) — For decades, insulin shots have been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists have raised an unusual question. What if insulin in pills could prevent the disease?

They're testing that idea in children and adults in a big study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

To qualify, subjects must have lab tests that show they're at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. That's the kind usually diagnosed in childhood. It affects a...

July 3, 2015 - 1:01am
2 days 17 hours ago

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Springfield, Oregon, man jailed on charges of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his county jail cell.

Lane County sheriff's Sgt. Carrie Carver said 38-year-old Jeremy Ringquist died Thursday night. She says deputies discovered his suicide attempt late Wednesday night, finding him with what she described as "linens around his neck." She said deputies had been...

July 3, 2015 - 1:01am
2 days 16 hours ago

BOSTON (AP) — Footwear company New Balance says the military has been slow to deliver on its promise to outfit recruits in sneakers 100 percent made and manufactured in America.

Last April, the Department of Defense announced the change after intense lobbying by sneaker companies and their supporters in Congress. But over a year later, the military has still not purchased a single compliant sneaker.

The Department of Defense says testing is underway...

July 2, 2015 - 9:45pm
2 days 17 hours ago

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities in North Carolina say they have detained a man walking through a mall with an assault rifle, a bulletproof vest, and multiple rounds of ammunition.

Lt. Todd Joyce said the man was detained at the entrance of the Cross Creek Mall in Fayetteville on Thursday evening after first being spotted in a Macy's store at the shopping center. The store was evacuated and some other businesses in the mall closed their doors briefly while officers...

July 2, 2015 - 9:38pm
2 days 18 hours ago

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A planned pot-friendly ranch resort in southwest Colorado has been snuffed before it opened. The 170-acre CannaCamp resort touted weed-friendly activities such as hiking and fishing.

But a deal with the landowner fell through, and the marijuana-tourism company promoting CannaCamp announced Thursday that the resort won't open after all.

The MaryJane Group, which runs marijuana-friendly inns in Denver and Silverthorne, announced...

July 2, 2015 - 8:33pm
2 days 17 hours ago

IVANPAH, Calif. (AP) — A van packed with fireworks has exploded and burned on a Southern California freeway, clogging the main road between Los Angeles and Las Vegas at the beginning of the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ryan Camara says the box van caught fire shortly before 1:30 p.m. Thursday on southbound Interstate 15 several miles from the Nevada border.

Jay Rutherford was driving to Los Angeles on tour with...

July 2, 2015 - 8:22pm
2 days 18 hours ago

WILLIMANTIC, Conn. (AP) — The Independence Day Boom Box parade in Willimantic, Connecticut, is celebrating its 30th year.

More than 5,000 participants and spectators are expected on Main Street on Saturday, carrying radios tuned to WILI-AM, which will provide the marching music.

The idea for the parade came in 1986, when organizers of a Memorial Day parade couldn't find a marching band and asked the local radio station to help. The station needed...

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