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February 8, 2016 - 3:56pm
21 hours 45 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) is insisting that he will try to revive a plan to limit carriage horses.

The Teamsters union last week pulled out of a deal that would have restricted the horses to a portion of Central Park and also placed boundaries on where pedicabs can go.

That prompted the City Council to pull the plug on the bill a day before it was slated to come to a vote, delivering de Blasio a humbling...

February 8, 2016 - 3:53pm
15 hours 35 min ago

DALLAS (AP) — Johnny Manziel's ex-girlfriend says in an affidavit the Cleveland Browns quarterback hit her so hard during a late-night confrontation she lost hearing in one ear.

Colleen Crowley's affidavit, published online Monday, says Manziel dragged her into a car last month after she tried to get away from him. Crowley accused Manziel of striking her in her left ear.

She won a protective order last week against Manziel, who is under criminal...

February 8, 2016 - 3:53pm
1 day 55 min ago

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina state attorneys have asked a federal court to delay its order directing legislators draw new congressional districts by the end of next week.

They are asking for the delay because the state's primaries are just five weeks away.

A three-judge panel found the 1st and 12th Districts unconstitutional because state lawmakers relied too much on race in drawing them in 2011. The judges said new boundaries were needed by...

February 8, 2016 - 3:45pm
1 day 55 min ago

MIAMI (AP) — Major League Baseball player Delmon Young was arrested after authorities say he choked and threatened a parking attendant at a Miami hotel.

A police report says the former Baltimore Oriole and current free agent grabbed the attendant's neck and called him a "stupid Cuban" Sunday night. The attendant told police he had refused to let Young on an elevator to a club at the Viceroy Miami, because the club was closed. The report says Young left the area for a...

February 8, 2016 - 3:41pm
1 day 55 min ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A photography business has been set up in South Florida under Casey Anthony's name, and an address listed for the business belongs to a private investigator with ties to the mother acquitted of killing her 2-year-old daughter.

Documents filed with the Florida Division of Corporations show that Case Photography, LLC was established last November.

An address listed for the business is the West Palm Beach home of Patrick...

February 8, 2016 - 3:31pm
1 day 55 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Washington state Army deserter who made statements supporting fighters from the Islamic State group has been charged with illegally possessing firearms, including a machine gun.

They say Daniel Seth Franey was barred from having guns because he was subject to a protection order taken out by his former partner, but he nevertheless had several weapons.

According to a criminal complaint filed in U.S. District...

February 8, 2016 - 3:19pm
1 day 1 hour ago

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Greyhound Lines has agreed to pay $300,000 to certain bus passengers and a $75,000 civil penalty to resolve allegations that it repeatedly violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Under the terms of a consent decree filed Monday in Delaware, the company also will implement several reforms, including hiring an ADA compliance manager.

The consent decree resolves claims that Greyhound failed to provide proper services to...

February 8, 2016 - 3:10pm
18 hours 5 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says there are now more registered drone operators in the U.S. than there are registered manned aircraft.

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a legal forum on Monday that the agency passed the milestone last week when it topped 325,000 registered drone owners. There are 320,000 registered manned aircraft.

Huerta said the number of small unmanned aircraft is even larger because drone operators...

February 8, 2016 - 2:53pm
1 day 1 hour ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A mugger who hit two New York City subway riders on the head with a hammer has been sentenced to 12 years in prison.

Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson says Anthony Coward was sentenced Monday.

The May 2014 attacks occurred in the Rockaway Avenue station in Bedford-Stuyvesant. The victims were ambushed from behind while they were buying fare cards.

Coward stole $58 from one victim and $140 from the other....

February 8, 2016 - 2:49pm
21 hours 35 min ago

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An award-winning contemporary literature professor has been sentenced to 6 years and 4 months in prison for his massive child pornography collection.

A federal judge in Erie, Pennsylvania, sentenced Kirk Nesset on Monday.

The sentencing included 10 years of supervised release after the 58-year-old serves his time.

The judge also granted $78,900 in total restitution for four child porn victims who had filed prior...

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