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July 28, 2015 - 5:31pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — House intelligence chairman Devin Nunes is asking for additional intelligence assessments related to the nuclear agreement with Iran.

In a letter Tuesday to Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, Nunes asked for an analysis of competing hypotheses about whether intelligence agencies will be able to verify Iran's compliance with the deal.

The California Republican is also seeking an analysis of Iran's nuclear intent, and...

July 28, 2015 - 5:29pm
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a drunken driving case against state Democratic Rep. Bill Beck on the basis that the police officer did not have reasonable suspicion to pull him over.

Beck was arrested in April after the arresting officer said he spotted the Nashville lawmaker's pickup truck traveling with two wheels in the turn lane. After the stop, the officer said Beck had bloodshot eyes, a disheveled appearance and slurred speech.

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July 28, 2015 - 5:19pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — Authorities say the son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golfing pioneer Charlie Sifford have been indicted on charges related to the theft of more than $1 million from him.

Craig and Sandra Sifford were charged Tuesday with theft, money laundering and unauthorized use of property. The Cuyahoga (ky-uh-HOH'-guh) County prosecutor's office says they spent Sifford's money on travel, dining, clothes, jewelry and landscaping.

The...

July 28, 2015 - 5:08pm
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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The lifting of the Boy Scouts of America's ban on gay adult leaders prompted some gay Eagle Scouts to quickly rejoin the movement on Tuesday. But the Mormon church — the nation's largest sponsor of Scout units — warned that it may split away to form a global scouting organization of its own.

Mormon officials described the admission of openly gay leaders as "inconsistent with the doctrines of the Church."

The contrasting...

July 28, 2015 - 4:52pm
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A board member of the rural Maryland religious retreat where a man was killed in a double stabbing says operators are "heartbroken" over Sunday's attack.

Peter Chang said Tuesday he'd like the board of Anna Prayer Counseling Inc. to become more cautious in welcoming people with possible mental health issues to the center near Urbana, about 40 miles northwest of Washington, D.C. But he says that as a Christian counseling center, "that's what we're here for."...

July 28, 2015 - 4:50pm
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Mob Museum in Las Vegas is setting up an exhibit dedicated to the FIFA corruption scandal.

The permanent display entitled "The 'Beautiful Game' Turns Ugly" will open at the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement in downtown Las Vegas on Sept. 1.

It will feature photos, media clippings and narratives about accusations of bribes and other criminal activity in the Federation Internationale de Football Association....

July 28, 2015 - 4:39pm
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Embarrassing as the debacle in Boston may have been, chances are it will be nothing more than a distant memory when the vote for the 2024 Olympics finally rolls around.

That's still more than two years away, and the U.S. Olympic Committee has seven weeks to replace Boston with a more willing candidate.

On Tuesday, the next phase of the USOC's selection process began, with all eyes focused on Los Angeles. Mayor Eric Garcetti has already expressed a...

July 28, 2015 - 4:38pm
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ATLANTA (AP) — A former Habersham County deputy sheriff has pleaded not guilty to providing false information to get a warrant, which led to a botched raid that critically injured a toddler.

Attorney Jeff Brickman told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Tuesday (http://on-ajc.com/1Mt9L2u ) that Nikki Autry never intentionally misled the judge who signed a no-knock warrant. During the raid, an officer threw a flash grenade into a home.

Authorities...

July 28, 2015 - 4:36pm
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NEW YORK (AP) — NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is upholding the four-game suspension of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady for using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game.

In announcing his decision today, Goodell said that Brady had told an assistant to destroy the quarterback's cell phone -- either on March sixth or shortly before that date. That was the day Brady met with the investigator looking into the episode.

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July 28, 2015 - 4:32pm
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WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the parole that's been granted to Jonathan Pollard is not designed to ease Israel's anger over the nuclear deal with Iran. Secretary of State John Kerry says the two issues are "not at all" related.

Pollard is a former Naval Intelligence analyst who has spent nearly 30 years behind bars for spying for Israel. His lawyers say he'll be released from prison in November.

The U.S. had previously dangled the possibility...

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