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July 3, 2015 - 3:17am
19 min 32 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hispanic leaders are warning of harm to Republican White House prospects if the party's presidential contenders don't do more to condemn Donald Trump's comments about Mexican immigrants.

Trump is refusing to apologize for calling Mexican immigrants rapists and drug dealers.

Several other Republican presidential candidates have avoided the issue altogether. Those who have weighed in haven't been as aggressive as many Hispanic leaders...

July 3, 2015 - 2:56am
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RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Palestinian Authority forces arrested 100 Hamas members in the West Bank in the biggest raid of its kind in years.

It was the biggest mass arrest in one night since 2007 when Palestinians split after the Islamic militant group Hamas violently ousted forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas from Gaza, leaving him governing just parts of the West Bank.

Hamas spokesman Husam Badran said in a statement the arrests were meant to...

July 3, 2015 - 2:55am
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HOUSTON (AP) — Legal experts say the federal hacking investigation of the St. Louis Cardinals could take longer if high-level executives are implicated in the breach of the Houston Astros' database.

No charges have been filed in the ongoing probe, which legal experts believe is several months old and has likely involved scouring Astros servers for any IP addresses that might lead back to the Cardinals organization.

Cardinals chairman Bill DeWitt Jr....

July 3, 2015 - 2:21am
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SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle, notorious for boom-and-bust cycles stretching back to the 19th century Alaska gold rush, is booming once again.

Thickets of yellow cranes have crowded the skyline, where new glass-sided office buildings, hotels and apartment towers are blotting out views of the mountains and the Space Needle.

The boom has also brought a lot of handwringing, as residents fret over whether Seattle has become a traffic-snarled city for the rich,...

July 3, 2015 - 1:56am
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COTTONWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man with a rifle killed two people outside a Northern California store and a stray bullet wounded a customer.

Tehama County sheriff's deputies arrested 32-year-old John Noonkester on Thursday. He remains jailed.

Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston says a woman called 911 shortly after 4 p.m. and said she'd been battered before the call disconnected.

Moments later, a shooting was reported in...

July 3, 2015 - 1:49am
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CHICAGO (AP) — The Grateful Dead is ending a run this weekend in Chicago that's gone on so long that one of the city's great repositories of dinosaur bones and other antiquities is displaying some of the band's artifacts.

The band is billing its final three shows of the short "Fare Thee Well" tour as its last under the Grateful Dead moniker.

The Dead is playing at Soldier Field — known for being the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played...

July 3, 2015 - 1:28am
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HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — Veterans in South Dakota are vehemently pushing back against a plan from federal officials to close a historic hospital campus in a remote corner of the Black Hills and relocate its services to a bigger city.

Officials with the Department of Veterans Affairs have proposed shuttering their Hot Springs campus at the historic Battle Mountain Sanitarium and transitioning their long-term care services to Rapid City.

Many of the...

July 3, 2015 - 1:14am
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CHICAGO (AP) — For decades, insulin shots have been a life-saving diabetes treatment. Now scientists have raised an unusual question. What if insulin in pills could prevent the disease?

They're testing that idea in children and adults in a big study funded by the National Institutes of Health.

To qualify, subjects must have lab tests that show they're at risk for developing Type 1 diabetes. That's the kind usually diagnosed in childhood. It affects a...

July 3, 2015 - 1:01am
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EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — Authorities say a Springfield, Oregon, man jailed on charges of murdering his parents and storing their bodies in a freezer has died in a hospital after a suicide attempt in his county jail cell.

Lane County sheriff's Sgt. Carrie Carver said 38-year-old Jeremy Ringquist died Thursday night. She says deputies discovered his suicide attempt late Wednesday night, finding him with what she described as "linens around his neck." She said deputies had been...

July 3, 2015 - 1:01am
19 min 31 sec ago

BOSTON (AP) — Footwear company New Balance says the military has been slow to deliver on its promise to outfit recruits in sneakers 100 percent made and manufactured in America.

Last April, the Department of Defense announced the change after intense lobbying by sneaker companies and their supporters in Congress. But over a year later, the military has still not purchased a single compliant sneaker.

The Department of Defense says testing is underway...

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