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August 3, 2015 - 9:30pm
22 min 7 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant accused in the 2012 Benghazi attacks has asked a judge to dismiss charges against him.

Lawyers for Ahmed Abu Khattala argued in court papers Monday that he should be returned to Libya and that his capture by U.S. special forces last year was part of a "government conspiracy."

Abu Khattala was arrested in Libya last year and brought to Washington to face charges in the September 2012 attacks that killed Ambassador...

August 3, 2015 - 8:55pm
22 min 7 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Department of Veterans Affairs says it will begin reviewing the disability status of Marines who developed cancers and other conditions due to exposure to chemicals that contaminated the water at Camp Lejeune (luh-ZHERN') for more than 30 years.

An announcement from VA on Monday said the move is in addition to the health care it provides for more than a dozen conditions to eligible veterans who were stationed at the North Carolina base for at least...

August 3, 2015 - 8:35pm
22 min 6 sec ago

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say they've canceled an Amber Alert for a missing 21-month-old boy and are investigating the disappearance of Lonzie Barton as a homicide.

The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office released surveillance video Monday showing the car of the mother's boyfriend, 32-year-old William Ebron, heading toward where the vehicle was eventually found abandoned and then Ebron running back toward his apartment.

Authorities say...

August 3, 2015 - 8:17pm
22 min 6 sec ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has turned down an extradition request from Poland for a Russian art dealer living in New York.

The judge on Monday rejected the request to extradite Alexander Khochinskiy. He faces charges in Poland accusing him of refusing to turn over an 18th-century painting taken from a Polish museum by the Nazis during World War II.

The art dealer was arrested at his Manhattan apartment in February at the request of Polish...

August 3, 2015 - 8:10pm
22 min 6 sec ago

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — Police in St. Petersburg say a man who tried to carjack an unmarked police car was surprised by two detectives, who arrested him after he tried to run.

A St. Petersburg police report said the undercover detectives were sitting in their vehicle last week when 27-year-old Dominique Albert of the Tampa Bay area opened a passenger door while armed with a steak knife.

Both detectives yelled "police" and one drew his gun as...

August 3, 2015 - 8:08pm
22 min 6 sec ago

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) — Authorities say a circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a New Hampshire fairground, killing two people and injuring 15 others.

WMUR-TV (http://bit.ly/1Hnh5WB ) reports that state Department of Safety spokesman Michael Todd confirmed the fatalities Monday night.

The accident happened Monday evening at the Lancaster fairgrounds, about 90 miles north of the state capital in Concord.

State police say...

August 3, 2015 - 7:37pm
22 min 6 sec ago

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal judge in San Francisco has extended a restraining order that blocks an anti-abortion group from releasing any recordings that it secretly gathered at annual meetings of an abortion providers' association.

U.S. District Judge William Orrick on Monday sided with claims by the National Abortion Federation and its members that they would suffer harassment, intimidation and even violence if the Center for Medical Progress was permitted to...

August 3, 2015 - 7:33pm
22 min 6 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Toy-maker Ty Inc. has created a "Cecil the Lion" Beanie Baby to raise funds for animal conservation efforts.

Creation of the toy comes after an American dentist was accused of killing the well-known lion named Cecil in Zimbabwe in an allegedly illegal hunt. The incident set off a worldwide uproar.

Ty Inc. CEO Ty Warner said Monday the company, based in the Chicago suburb of Westmont, hopes the Beanie Baby will raise awareness for...

August 3, 2015 - 7:27pm
22 min 6 sec ago

TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A man who prosecutors say shot a 2-year-old while trying to kill someone else has been sentenced to 90 years in prison.

Thirty-one-year-old Charles Dante Patterson was sentenced Monday in Baltimore County Circuit Court. He had been convicted of attempted first-degree murder in June.

Prosecutors say on March 3, 2014, Patterson and his brother, Kenneth Brooks, followed a man with whom their family had a dispute.

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August 3, 2015 - 7:23pm
22 min 6 sec ago

MIAMI (AP) — Authorities say 24 Cuban migrants have landed in the Florida Keys.

Key West police say the 23 men and one woman reached shore around 4 a.m. Monday.

The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/GPnff7 ) reports that the group made the 90-mile journey on a tiny makeshift boat named Mariana.

Police say some of them were treated for exposure to diesel fuel, but they were all otherwise healthy.

Because of the wet...

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