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July 30, 2015 - 9:49am
6 min 21 sec ago

HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a 4-year-old boy playing with stuffed animals in his family's front yard was hit by gunfire and killed in San Bernardino County in California.

Sheriff's spokesman Adam Cervantes says deputies responding to reports of shots fired found the injured toddler Wednesday evening in Highland.

The child was rushed to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Detectives are searching for suspects and...

July 30, 2015 - 9:46am
6 min 21 sec ago

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast:

9:45 a.m.

The Coast Guard says its search for two missing teenage boaters will press forward at least into Friday.

Chief Petty Officer Ryan Doss says crews will continue surveying waters from Florida up through South Carolina throughout the day and overnight. A determination on...

July 30, 2015 - 9:40am
6 min 21 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening lower as investors respond to some disappointing results from U.S. companies.

Procter & Gamble slid almost 3 percent in early trading Thursday after reporting that its sales fell for the sixth straight quarter.

Facebook declined 2 percent after reporting late Wednesday that its expenses soared 82 percent, cutting into earnings.

The Dow Jones industrial average lost 47 points, or 0.3 percent...

July 30, 2015 - 9:27am
6 min 21 sec ago

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Researchers say manatees have again been spotted in the marinas and waters in southeastern North Carolina — far from their natural Florida habitat.

The StarNews of Wilmington reported (http://bit.ly/1IaAyLM) that local researchers have found that the manatees have traveled north to Georgia, the Carolinas and even Virginia.

Erin Cummings with the University of North Carolina Wilmington has charted the "sea cows" in North...

July 30, 2015 - 9:27am
6 min 21 sec ago

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Family and friends of a South Carolina state senator slain at the Charleston church he pastored have set up a foundation in his honor.

The Honorable Reverend Clementa C. Pinckney Foundation is being launched Thursday on what would have been Pinckney's 42nd birthday. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for all South Carolina citizens by backing religious, educational and charitable causes Pinckney supported.

Pinckney's...

July 30, 2015 - 9:17am
6 min 21 sec ago

GEORGETOWN, Ky. (AP) — Police say an 8-month-old baby is safe after a man stole a car with the child inside and led police on a chase through two counties before crashing into a tree.

Kentucky State Police Trooper Robert Purdy told WKYT-TV (http://bit.ly/1ShP1j6) the theft happened at a Georgetown gas station after the child's mother walked inside, leaving a teenager to pump gas. A man jumped into their car and drove off with it.

A trooper spotted...

July 30, 2015 - 9:10am
6 min 21 sec ago

DETROIT (AP) — An Ohio company is recalling about 90,000 SUV tires because the tread can separate, causing a loss of air and increasing the risk of a crash.

The recall covers certain 15- and 16-inch Hercules Tire & Rubber Co. All Trac A/T tires made from June of 2008 to May of 2010.

The Findlay, Ohio, company says in documents filed with U.S. safety regulators that dealers will replace the tires with a newer version that has a full nylon cap. The...

July 30, 2015 - 8:52am
6 min 21 sec ago

CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local):

8:30 a.m.

The NAACP says the indictment of a white University of Cincinnati policeman in the shooting death of a black driver after a traffic stop illustrates the kind of action needed when excessive force is used against unarmed people.

A...

July 30, 2015 - 8:34am
6 min 21 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the increase was from a very low level and the figures still point to a healthy job market.

The Labor Department says applications for jobless aid rose 12,000 to a seasonally adjusted 267,000. The four-week average, a less volatile measure, dropped 3,750 to 274,750.

Applications are a proxy for layoffs, and two weeks ago they plummeted to the lowest level in almost 42...

July 30, 2015 - 8:32am
6 min 21 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a harsh winter, the U.S. economy posted a solid rebound in the April-June quarter, led by a surge in consumer spending and a recovery in foreign trade.

The Commerce Department says the gross domestic product, the economy's total output of goods and services, expanded at a 2.3 percent annual rate in the second quarter, up from a 0.6 percent first quarter increase. The first quarter figure was revised from a previous estimate of a 0.2 percent...

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