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August 2, 2015 - 11:43pm
4 min 59 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police are asking for the public's help in finding an Albanian athlete who disappeared after participating in the Special Olympics.

The Los Angeles Police Department says 44-year-old Andi Gusmari was last seen Saturday at about 8:30 p.m. at the University of Southern California.

According to investigators, Gusmari was wearing a red shirt that says "Albania" on the back of it when he went missing. Gusmari is described as 5 feet 6...

August 2, 2015 - 9:53pm
4 min 59 sec ago

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Monday:

1. AND THEN THERE WERE TWO

Zimbabwe has accused a Pennsylvania doctor of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist who killed a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.

2. OBAMA ORDERS STEEPER CUTS FROM POWER PLANTS

The president's decision secures his legacy on...

August 2, 2015 - 6:16pm
4 hours 14 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is moving ahead with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain confrontation in the courts with energy producers and Republican-led states.

Obama will unveil the final version of his unprecedented regulations on Monday.

He says it's the biggest and most important step the U.S. has ever taken to combat climate change. He says power plants are the biggest source of harmful,...

August 2, 2015 - 6:12pm
4 min 59 sec ago

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Two women are dead from suspected drug overdoses after authorities say they collapsed at the HARD Summer music festival.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1OIVJsa ) that an 18-year-old woman and a 19-year-old were found unresponsive at the Pomona festival Saturday evening.

According to authorities, one woman was transported to Pomona Valley Medical Center and pronounced dead shortly after 6 p.m. The other was taken to...

August 2, 2015 - 5:30pm
4 min 59 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — A 35-year-old man has been named as the person killed when a tent collapsed during a brief storm at a suburban Chicago festival.

Police identified Steven Nincic, a resident of the suburb of Wood Dale where the incident happened on Sunday afternoon, as the fatality.

They said 15 people were injured and transported to local hospitals. Several other slightly injured people were treated at the scene and released, according to a statement...

August 2, 2015 - 5:00pm
4 hours 14 min ago

NITRO, W.Va. (AP) — Police say an officer fatally shot a man in a Charleston, West Virginia, suburb after the man fired a gun at him.

Nitro Police Chief Brian Oxley tells media outlets that the officer was responding to a domestic violence complaint when the shooting occurred Saturday night.

Oxley says the man left the scene and went to a boat ramp before the officer arrived. The officer then went to the boat ramp and saw the man standing beside his...

August 2, 2015 - 4:30pm
4 hours 35 min ago

ROCHESTER, Mich. (AP) — A hungry skunk whose head was stuck in a yogurt container has a hero: a suburban Detroit police officer.

Rochester Officer Merlin Taylor's encounter Sunday was recorded from his police car. The video shows Taylor putting on a rubber glove and cautiously approaching the skunk, which was running in circles.

Taylor removed the yogurt container and ran when it appeared the skunk might spray.

Sgt. Mark Lyon...

August 2, 2015 - 4:22pm
4 hours 35 min ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican leaders in Texas are not rushing to the defense of Attorney General Ken Paxton before he's expected to turn himself in on felony securities fraud charges.

A grand jury indictment is expected to be unsealed Monday near Paxton's home in suburban Dallas. Special prosecutors and the Texas Rangers have been investigating Paxton for months over allegations that he misled investors before become the state's top law enforcement officer....

August 2, 2015 - 4:00pm
4 hours 35 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Organizers of Lollapalooza say they are reopening the music festival after the threat of a storm prompted them to evacuate attendees.

Organizers said Sunday afternoon in a news release they were shutting down the music festival Sunday afternoon for "a short period" and directed those in attendance to underground shelter sites along Michigan Avenue.

A second release said gates would reopen at 3:30 p.m. and the music would resume at 4 p....

August 2, 2015 - 3:59pm
5 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Thousands of athletes have said goodbye to Los Angeles in an emotional closing ceremony for the Special Olympics.

After more than a week of games, athletes from more than 160 countries were applauded as they gathered on chairs on the field at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum. Placards from their delegations were brought in on a gigantic red carpet.

The colorful Special Olympics flag was lowered and presented to a delegation from...

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