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July 26, 2016 - 3:01am
1 day 31 min ago

"Hillary Clinton must become the next president of the United States." — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, speaking to delegates on the opening night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia.

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"The rapper was upset, someone not being able to perform. It wasn't targeted, terrorist or gays, or anything like that. It wasn't a black or white situation. It was an idiot. An idiot with a firearm." — Security guard Brandy Mclaughlin, who was hired...

July 26, 2016 - 2:54am
1 day 31 min ago

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) — Stephanie White clutches a stack of photos as images of her slain son air on television news accounts of a deadly nightclub shooting in Florida.

Her son was one of two teenagers killed early Monday at Club Blu, the latest in a string of mass shootings this summer.

With the Orlando massacre at the Pulse nightclub still fresh on her mind, White had advised her 18-year-old on what to do if there was a shooting: "Hit the floor;...

July 26, 2016 - 2:34am
1 day 1 hour ago

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indianapolis police say one officer was shot and another was injured when a suspect in a car chase opened fire on them. The suspect was later killed in an exchange of gunfire with police.

Indianapolis Police Chief Troy Riggs told reporters Monday evening that the officer who was shot was taken to a hospital and is expected to make a full recovery. He says the second officer has "very minor injuries."

Riggs says the incident began...

July 26, 2016 - 2:26am
1 day 1 hour ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A $15 billion settlement over Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal faces a critical test, as a federal judge in San Francisco decides whether to grant its preliminary approval.

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Breyer is scheduled to consider the settlement at a hearing on Tuesday. He appears inclined to approve it.

He has kept close watch over the negotiations and praised the efforts of attorneys and a court-appointed...

July 26, 2016 - 2:15am
1 day 1 hour ago

RANDOM LAKE, Wis. (AP) — The number of craft breweries has more than doubled in the last five years, making those branded beer tap handles behind the bar a big business.

Breweries are pulling out the stops to attract drinkers, with cone heads, zombies, beards, bananas and even lighted handles.

AJS Tap Handles' business has mirrored the breweries' growth, so they are expanding their Random Lake factory by 16,500 square feet. Their 45 employees make...

July 26, 2016 - 2:05am
1 day 3 hours ago

MEETEETSE, Wyo. (AP) — An endangered weasel is returning to an area of western Wyoming where the critter almost went extinct more than 30 years ago.

Biologists plan to release 35 black-footed ferrets Tuesday near Meeteetse (me-TEET'-see). Scientists thought the black-footed ferret was extinct until a dog brought a dead one home near Meeteetse in 1981.

The discovery made tiny Meeteetse famous as the home of the slinky, nocturnal weasel. Black-footed...

July 26, 2016 - 1:51am
1 day 3 hours ago

PRINEVILLE, Oregon (AP) — Crook County, located on the edge of a national forest in Oregon, used to have five major lumber mills. But amid restrictions on harvesting from federal lands, logging began a freefall.

The county's mills began to close. The global recession hit a few years later. County unemployment soared to around 20 percent, the highest in Oregon.

Now, the digital revolution is providing Crook County and its main town, Prineville, with a...

July 26, 2016 - 1:37am
1 day 4 hours ago

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — A University of Oklahoma student is suing the school's running back over a 2014 incident in which the player was charged with punching her in the face.

Amelia Molitor filed a complaint Friday in U.S. District Court against Joe Mixon, alleging negligence, willful and wanton misconduct, and intentional infliction of emotional distress in the confrontation at a restaurant in Norman. The suit seeks unspecified damages.

Mixon accepted...

July 26, 2016 - 1:16am
1 day 4 hours ago

DURANGO, Colo. (AP) — A United Airlines flight carrying 56 people landed safely at a Colorado airport after the pilot reported a problem with the forward landing gear.

Tony Vicari, interim director of aviation for the Durango airport, tells The Durango Herald (http://goo.gl/f7hWqe ) the pilot of United Airlines Flight 5849 out of Denver International Airport reported a problem with the nose gear Monday afternoon.

The pilot manually deployed the...

July 26, 2016 - 12:39am
1 day 4 hours ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sen. Bernie Sanders is urging supporters to rally behind Hillary Clinton as the Democratic convention heats up in Philadelphia, but ardent followers seem intent on keeping his upstart campaign alive.

Hundreds of supporters marched for hours in punishing heat Monday to state their case while dozens risked arrest by climbing police barricades outside the convention site. Police instead only cited them for disorderly conduct.

Another...

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