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May 3, 2015 - 2:47am
3 hours 47 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City police officer shot in the head and critically injured while attempting to stop a man suspected of carrying a gun is recovering following surgery.

Detectives are still investigating after arresting 35-year-old Demetrius Blackwell in the shooting of Officer Brian Moore.

Commissioner William Bratton says at a Saturday night press conference that 25-year-old Moore is in stable condition.

Bratton says...

May 3, 2015 - 1:55am
3 hours 47 min ago

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Fire crews remain at the Phoenix Recycling complex after a large fire Friday spewed thick black smoke into the air over Ohio's capital city and prompted nearby residents to remain indoors.

Battalion Chief Tracy Smith says small fires continue to burn at the plant in Columbus and environmental officials are monitoring the air quality.

Fire officials recommend that residents shelter in place as a precaution.

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May 2, 2015 - 11:38pm
6 hours 27 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The most anticipated boxing fight in years has been delayed because of high pay-per-view demand causing problems for cable and satellite systems.

Jim Lampley, the main telecaster for the Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao showdown in Las Vegas told viewers Saturday night that "electronic overload" caused cable and satellite operators to ask for a delay.

Scores of angry tweets directed at various providers complained of problems with...

May 2, 2015 - 9:19pm
3 hours 47 min ago

10:30 p.m.

New York Police Department Commissioner William Bratton said a plainclothes officer shot in the head Saturday is in stable condition and undergoing surgery.

Bratton said Officer Brian Moore and his partner Erik Jansen were pulling up on Demetrius Blackwell in their unmarked police car to stop and question him because he was acting suspiciously.

Police have said the officers noticed a dip in his waistband suggestive of...

May 2, 2015 - 9:18pm
8 hours 37 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — One of the most hyped fights in boxing history will take place late tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas -- unbeaten Floyd Mayweather against Manny Pacquiao (PAK'-ee-ow).

The 38-year-old Mayweather is 47-0. He weighed in at 146 pounds, two under the 148-pound limit. Pacquiao is 57-5-2 lifetime, and he's two years younger than Mayweather at 36. Pacquiao weighed in at 145.

Whatever happens in the ring, Mayweather is ahead in one...

May 2, 2015 - 9:07pm
3 hours 47 min ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — 11:25 p.m. (2:25 a.m.)

The stage is set up inside the ring for the post-fight news conference, but Floyd Mayweather Sr. is holding court near the ring apron — and he isn't holding back about his son's future.

"He ain't got nothing left to prove," Mayweather said after the dominant unanimous-decision win over Manny Pacquiao.

The trainer is comfortable with his 38-year-old son's stated plan to retire in September...

May 2, 2015 - 9:03pm
8 hours 57 min ago

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church has issued its first statement that directly addresses the health of its 87-year-old president.

The statement, released Friday, says "it's natural" President Thomas S. Monson and other church leaders are "feeling the effects of advancing age."

But The Salt Lake Tribune reports (http://bit.ly/1bPo2Yw ) the statement notes Monson spoke publicly and attended all meetings at the Utah-based faith's biannual...

May 2, 2015 - 8:19pm
9 hours 7 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission says she's largely given up hope of reining in abuses in raising and spending money in the 2016 presidential campaign and calls the agency she oversees "worse than dysfunctional."

In an interview with The New York Times, Ann M. Ravel says she had been determined to "bridge the partisan gap" at the agency and see that it confronted its problems when she became its chair last December. She says she has now...

May 2, 2015 - 8:07pm
10 hours 17 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has ended his weeklong visit to the U.S. with a tour of the University of Southern California, where he was a student in the 1970s.

The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/1GR69Gt ) the brief visit on Saturday morning was Abe's final event in the United States before heading home.

Abe had spent three semesters at USC studying English and taking courses in political science, international...

May 2, 2015 - 7:40pm
10 hours 27 min ago

OREM, Utah (AP) — Police say a shopper with a concealed weapons permit fatally shot a suspect to thwart a carjacking Saturday outside a Utah grocery store.

Investigators say the 31-year-old male shooter was in Macey's parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman's screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect.

The man told police he went to assist the woman and fired one round after the 27-year-old male...

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