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August 1, 2015 - 3:15am
46 min 23 sec ago

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Driven to "desperation" in 1999, Republican presidential candidate John McCain decided to meet as many people as possible in New Hampshire at town hall meetings.

It took months for the strategy to pay dividends, but when it did, McCain was packing 'em in. He went on to win the state's presidential primary by 19 percentage points.

McCain will be back in New Hampshire on Saturday, campaigning for a friend and fellow U.S. senator,...

August 1, 2015 - 3:11am
46 min 23 sec ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown freely shared the life of their only child, Bobbi Kristina Brown, with the public.

But family and friends will gather to remember the 22-year-old woman in a private funeral whose details have been closely guarded by the Brown and Houston families, their attorneys and friends, including filmmaker Tyler Perry.

Media reports indicate the funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. James United Methodist...

August 1, 2015 - 2:34am
46 min 23 sec ago

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian health officials say an 18-year-old protester shot by Israeli troops has died of his wounds.

Ahmad Betawi, the director of the Ramallah hospital, says Laith al-Khaldi died Saturday after being shot in the chest the previous day during a demonstration over the killing of a Palestinian toddler by suspected Jewish extremists.

The Israeli military says it shot al-Khaldi near Ramallah after he hurled a fire bomb at...

August 1, 2015 - 2:04am
46 min 23 sec ago

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Trade ministers from a dozen Pacific Rim nations have failed to reach a deal on a new trade agreement that would cover nearly 40 percent of the global economy.

The announcement comes from U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman, who read from a statement on behalf of all of the ministers. He says the parties made significant progress at the talks in Hawaii, and agreed to continue the discussions.

They haven't yet set a date...

August 1, 2015 - 12:17am
46 min 23 sec ago

ALTURAS, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. Forest Service says a firefighter from South Dakota has been killed battling one of more than a dozen wildfires burning across California.

Forest Service officials said in a press release issued Friday night that David Ruhl of Rapid City, South Dakota, was killed sometime Thursday as he was battling a fire in the Modoc Forest. That's about 100 miles south of the Oregon border.

Ruhl, an engine captain from South Dakota'...

July 31, 2015 - 9:05pm
46 min 23 sec ago

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — The American Journalism Review will stop publishing online, bringing to an end 38 years of reporting on the news media.

Lucy Dalglish, dean of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, which published the magazine, announced the closing Friday on the college's website.

AJR, which once published 11 print editions a year, cut back to three times and year and ceased print publication in 2013,...

July 31, 2015 - 8:59pm
46 min 23 sec ago

FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) — A jail inmate in Arizona is hospitalized after authorities say he pulled one of his eyeballs out of its socket.

Sheriff's officials in Pinal County, just southeast of Phoenix, say Colin Corkhill, of Scottsdale, was booked into jail Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, auto theft, aggravated assault and resisting arrest.

The 26-year-old was originally housed in a cell with other inmates, but detention officers saw him...

July 31, 2015 - 8:56pm
46 min 23 sec ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Police have arrested a juvenile on suspicion of misdemeanor assault in a case involving a Hawaii lawmaker who was attacked in a homeless encampment.

Honolulu police spokeswoman Michelle Yu said Friday the suspect is a minor whose name won't be released.

The incident occurred on June 29 while Democratic Rep. Tom Brower was taking photos in the Honolulu encampment where hundreds of homeless people are living.

Brower...

July 31, 2015 - 8:53pm
46 min 23 sec ago

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas trooper who arrested a black Chicago-area area woman after a confrontation that began with a traffic stop had been cautioned about "unprofessional conduct" in a 2014 incident while he was still a probationary trooper.

The disciplinary entry regarding Trooper Brian Encinia of the Texas Department of Public Safety was contained in Encinia's personnel file. The department released the file Friday in response to Freedom on Information requests...

July 31, 2015 - 8:37pm
46 min 22 sec ago

FORT WALTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say they've dropped a battery charge against Buffalo Bills offensive line coach Aaron Kromer, who was accused of punching a boy in the face for using his beach chairs in Florida.

The State Attorney's Office filed a motion Friday to drop a charge of battery that caused bodily harm.

The Walton County Sheriff's Office says Kromer was arrested earlier this month after he confronted two boys, pushing one to the...

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