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July 29, 2016 - 3:59pm
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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — The Latest on a hearing for a Louisiana sheriff accused of making anti-Semitic threats against a prosecutor while awaiting trial on federal criminal charges (all times local):

3:00 p.m.

A federal judge has refused to allow a south Louisiana sheriff accused of making anti-Semitic threats to carry a gun while awaiting trial on charges he directed officers to assault prisoners.

During a hearing Friday, U.S....

July 29, 2016 - 3:53pm
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Federal authorities have arrested a 33-year-old woman in connection with the nightclub shooting that left two teens dead and more than a dozen others injured in the southwestern Florida town of Fort Myers.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says in a news release sent Friday that Jazmin Challana Barron of Lee County was charged with making false statements on the purchase of a firearm.

Authorities say on Feb. 20 she bought a...

July 29, 2016 - 3:21pm
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Obama Foundation has formally announced that it has chosen Jackson Park as the Chicago location for Barack Obama's presidential library.

Friday's announcement confirmed the location revealed earlier this week to The Associated Press by a person familiar with the selection process. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the individual wasn't authorized to discuss the choice before the announcement.

Obama said in a...

July 29, 2016 - 3:09pm
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CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The Charleston County coroner says it appears a 90-year-old woman found dead in a pond after disappearing from her nursing home was killed by an alligator.

Coroner Rae Wooten said in a statement Friday that investigators think Bonnie Walker slipped or fell into the pond and then the alligator attacked her.

Wooten says Walker had multiple sharp and blunt force injuries consistent with an attack from an alligator....

July 29, 2016 - 3:05pm
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iTunes' Official Music Charts for the week ending July 28, 2016:

Top Songs

1. Cold Water (feat. Justin Bieber & MØ), Major Lazer

2. Cheap Thrills (feat. Sean Paul), Sia

3. CAN'T STOP THE FEELING! (Original Song From DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls"), Justin Timberlake

4. Me Too, Meghan Trainor

5. One Dance (feat. Wizkid & Kyla), Drake


July 29, 2016 - 2:59pm
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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the Zika virus in Florida (all times local):

2:20 p.m.

Puerto Rico health officials are reporting a total of 7,296 Zika cases in the U.S. territory that include 788 pregnant women.

Friday's announcement comes as Puerto Rico prepares to use the organic larvicide Bti to fight the mosquito-borne virus that can cause birth defects.

Health Secretary Ana Rius said 74 people have...

July 29, 2016 - 2:50pm
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CINCINNATI (AP) — A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for an Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group.

A hearing for 22-year-old Christopher Lee Cornell will be Monday in federal court in Cincinnati. The notice doesn't say what the change involves, but the hearing often signals a defendant is about to plead guilty.

Cornell has pleaded not guilty to four charges, including attempted murder of U.S...

July 29, 2016 - 2:41pm
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MIAMI (AP) — A review board has decided that a Saudi who attended flight school in the U.S. and was trained to make explosives by al-Qaida should continue to be held without charge at the Guantanamo Bay detention center.

The Periodic Review Board said Ghassan Abdallah al-Sharbi should not be released because of his past involvement in terrorism and what it called his "hostile behavior" while in custody at the U.S. base in Cuba. The decision was announced Friday....

July 29, 2016 - 2:39pm
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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge overseeing Prince's estate has ordered genetic testing for a handful of people claiming to be heirs and tossed out claims from nearly 30 others.

Carver County Judge Kevin Eide on Friday ordered testing for four purported siblings or half-siblings — Tyka Nelson, Sharon Nelson, Norrine Nelson and John Nelson — plus a supposed niece and grand-niece, Brianna Nelson and Victoria Nelson.

Prince died April 21 of a drug...

July 29, 2016 - 2:17pm
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a high-ranking school official in one of Alabama's largest counties has been indicted on federal charges of child enticement and child pornography.

The indictment of Jefferson County Schools' personnel director Brett William Kirkham was announced Friday by federal prosecutors.

Kirkham already faced state charges of having sex with students in two counties.

In June 2006, he was arrested in...

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