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August 29, 2016 - 1:15am
1 min 13 sec ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on reports of a shooter and evacuations at Los Angeles airport (all times local):

10:15 p.m.

Police say no gunman has been found and no shots were fired at Los Angeles International Airport after reports of an active shooter brought a scare to hundreds of travelers.

Los Angeles police spokesman Andy Neiman said Sunday night that the reports were spurred by loud noises only, and police are still...

August 29, 2016 - 12:42am
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ITHACA, N.Y. (AP) — Police in New York are investigating a brawl on the campus of Cornell University that left an Ithaca College student dead and another Ithaca student injured.

Both schools have posted statements on their websites, saying the two students were stabbed early Sunday morning during a large fight.

Police say several hundred college-age people had attended a student-organized event at the student union, and that several fights broke out...

August 29, 2016 - 12:35am
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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A World War II veteran's dog tags found on a New York City beach 50 years ago have been returned to the man's family.

Laurie Lubin, of Bellmore, on Long Island, tells The Associated Press she was at Rockaway Beach in 1966 when she found military identification tags bearing the name: Irving Isaacs. She says she checked local phone books, but found no one with that name.

During the decades that followed, she tried unsuccessfully to...

August 29, 2016 - 12:31am
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BRUNSWICK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio farm is honoring the Cleveland Cavaliers with corn mazes designed in the shape of their championship trophy, LeBron James' head and the words "Homegrown Hero" and "Believeland."

Cleveland.com (http://bit.ly/2bDPWMe ) reports that some visitors were to get a preview of the mazes on Friday at Mapleside Farms in Brunswick, about 25 miles southwest of Cleveland.

The farm's owner says his three sons suggested the designs for...

August 29, 2016 - 12:30am
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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — A group that preserves historically significant aviation sites is trying to buy the Wright brothers' former factory buildings in Ohio.

The Dayton Daily News reports (http://bit.ly/2bMZhjz ) the National Aviation Heritage Alliance is in negotiations with the private entity that owns the property in Dayton and the surrounding land.

Orville and Wilbur Wright built the airplane production buildings in 1910 and 1911. More than 100...

August 29, 2016 - 12:29am
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MOUNT VERNON, Ohio (AP) — The trial for a man accused of fatally shooting an Ohio policeman has been delayed until March.

Herschel Jones III pleaded not guilty to aggravated murder and other charges in the January slaying of Danville Officer Thomas Cottrell. The 34-year-old Cottrell was found behind the village's municipal building, after Jones' ex-girlfriend warned police that he was "looking to kill a cop."

Judge Otho Eyster tells the Mount Vernon...

August 29, 2016 - 12:28am
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PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — An arm of the European Union is expected to weigh in on a request from Sweden to deem American lobsters an invasive species in much of Europe.

Sweden says the European Union should ban imports of live American lobsters into EU nations because 32 of the crustaceans were found in Sweden's waters earlier this year.

The European Union's Scientific Forum on Invasive Alien Species is expected to issue its opinion on Wednesday....

August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
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Christian groups have recently been putting more time and resources into addressing racism, with the issue at the forefront because of police shootings of black men and the Black Lives Matter movement.

One of the largest U.S. evangelical college ministries, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, took up Black Lives Matter at its most recent student missions conference.

Two overwhelmingly white religious groups — the Episcopal Church and the Presbyterian...

August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
1 min 13 sec ago

MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters and slaves. Then the fight over abolition and slavery started tearing badly at religious groups and moving the country toward Civil War. The Macon church, like many others at the time, decided it...

August 29, 2016 - 12:01am
1 min 13 sec ago

MACON, Ga. (AP) — There are two First Baptist Churches in Macon — one black and one white. They sit almost back-to-back, separated by a small park, in a hilltop historic district overlooking downtown.

"We're literally around the corner from each other," said the Rev. Scott Dickison, pastor of the white church.

About 170 years ago, they were one congregation, albeit a church of masters and slaves. Then the fight over abolition and slavery started...

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