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April 26, 2015 - 3:30pm
20 min 12 sec ago

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students.

The announcement comes less than two weeks after the U.S. Department of Education announced it was fining the for-profit institution $30 million for misrepresentation.

In a statement Sunday, the Santa Ana, California-based company said it was working with other schools to help students continue their education. The...

April 26, 2015 - 3:12pm
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The agency that manages the Golden Gate Bridge is asking Sen. Dianne Feinstein (FYN'-styn) for help in restricting the rising number of remote-controlled drones that have been buzzing the famous span.

Golden Gate Transportation District General Manager Denis Mulligan tells the Marin Independent Journal that the unmanned aerial devices pose safety and security threats to the bridge.

Mulligan says drones have been flying past...

April 26, 2015 - 3:07pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — A rally in Times Square is marking the centennial of the deaths of as many 1.5 million Armenians under the Ottoman Empire — today's Turkey.

Sunday afternoon's rally drew several thousand people demanding the U.S. government deem the deaths during World War I genocide.

The international dispute over the killings focuses on that one word.

Pope Francis recently labeled the deaths genocide, a view widely shared by...

April 26, 2015 - 2:54pm
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A wake has begun at a funeral home in Baltimore in memory of Freddie Gray, the 25-year-old black man who died a week ago after sustaining serious injuries while in police custody.

The wake is being held at the Vaughn Green East funeral home, where a funeral will be held Monday. A church service was held for Gray earlier in the day.

The mourning came a day after violence marred a protest Saturday in which thousands of...

April 26, 2015 - 2:37pm
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A man sought on a felony arrest warrant used a motorhome to unsuccessfully escape Alaska State Troopers.

Troopers say 49-year-old Eligah Christian was taken into custody Friday after mashing the bulky vehicle into several patrol cars.

Earlier Friday, an officer spotted Christian driving a 2014 motorhome near Wasilla. He was being sought on a $100,000 warrant on charges of scheming to defraud, 15 counts of theft and 21 counts...

April 26, 2015 - 12:59pm
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CARRABASSETT VALLEY, Maine (AP) — A national expert says Maine's Sugarloaf ski resort was the only ski area in the nation to have a serious lift malfunction involving injuries this season.

Seven skiers were injured when the King Pine quad lift at Sugarloaf began moving backward on busy Saturday in late March.

An investigation determined that the accident was caused by a broken drive shaft and a design flaw that failed to stop the lift from moving in...

April 26, 2015 - 12:34pm
20 min 12 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — New York Police Commissioner Bill Bratton says there's "much less tension" between the police union and city officials now than there was in the aftermath of the chokehold death of a Staten Island man last year.

Bratton spoke Sunday on the CBS program "Face the Nation."

New Yorkers protested the death last July of Eric Garner after police placed him in a chokehold on a Staten Island street. The incident was a flashpoint triggering...

April 26, 2015 - 12:03pm
20 min 11 sec ago

Santa Cruz, Calif. (AP) — Surfers catching waves and mountain bikers pedaling through forests are used to the occasional low-flying pelican or diving hawk, but these days outdoor recreationalists can find what's up in the air isn't a bird at all, it's a drone.

This week top drone-makers, along with investors, regulators and inventors, are gathering in one of the most popular regions for outdoor activity in the U.S., California's Central Coast, to show off their devices,...

April 26, 2015 - 11:56am
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Officials say former FBI director Louis Freeh was near death in the wake of a car crash near his vacation home in Vermont last August.

Current FBI director James Comey and Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy offered insight for the first time into the crash near Freeh's vacation home in Barnard.

They told the Burlington Free Press ( ) after a public appearance in Burlington, Vermont, last week that Freeh would...

April 26, 2015 - 11:30am
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NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A documentary film project hopes to tell the story of one of the victims of Newark's notorious schoolyard slayings.

Iofemi (eye-OH'-fem-ee) Hightower was 20 and headed to Delaware State University in the summer of 2007 when she and three friends were attacked by six men and boys. Hightower and two others were killed, and one young woman survived being stabbed and shot.

The killings spurred anti-crime efforts in Newark that were...

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