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May 30, 2015 - 12:00am
29 min 5 sec ago

PHOENIX (AP) — About 500 protesters gathered outside a Phoenix mosque as police kept two groups sparring about Islam far apart.

The rally initially was organized by a Phoenix man who believes Islam is a violent religion. On Friday, he led about 250 people who carried guns, American flags and drawings of the Prophet Muhammad to the mosque.

That group was met by an equally sized group of protesters, some holding signs promoting love and peace, who came...

May 29, 2015 - 11:38pm
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CLEVELAND (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton told a packed Cleveland church that they must stay peaceful as they continue their fight for justice in the wake of police shootings.

Sharpton's appearance Friday night at the Olivet Institutional Baptist Church comes almost a week after the acquittal of a white patrolman charged in the deaths of two unarmed black motorists. The city now awaits a decision on criminal charges against a white officer in the fatal shooting of a black 12...

May 29, 2015 - 11:05pm
29 min 5 sec ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says the Army's mistaken shipments of live anthrax were more widespread than it initially reported.

In a statement issued Friday evening, the department says 24 laboratories in 11 states and two foreign countries — South Korea and Australia — are believed to have received suspect anthrax samples.

The broadening scope of the problem suggests more extensive flaws in procedures used by the Army's Dugway Proving Ground in...

May 29, 2015 - 10:26pm
29 min 4 sec ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Schock has reimbursed the U.S. government for the cost of auto mileage, office redecoration and a flight to Chicago Bears game.

Disbursement records released Friday by the U.S. House show Schock repaid the federal government $122,590 during his final months in office.

Among the repayments was more than $86,000 Schock received for mileage reimbursement expenses over six years ending in 2014....

May 29, 2015 - 9:56pm
2 hours 9 min ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — While acknowledging he can't appeal an acquittal, an Ohio prosecutor says a judge made serious errors before finding a Cleveland police officer not guilty in the deaths of two suspects, and he wants an appeals court to order the judge to correct the record.

Cuyuhoga County Assistant Prosecutor Timothy McGinty says in court documents posted on The Plain Dealer website ( ) that the judge's reasoning in the trial of Officer Michael...

May 29, 2015 - 9:33pm
2 hours 9 min ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore police say a man was fatally shot in the western part of the city, continuing the month's spike in homicides.

Sgt. Jarron Jackson said in an email Friday that officers on patrol found a 19-year-old man with a gunshot wound to his chest about 4:30 p.m.

Jackson says the officers called paramedics and the man was taken to a hospital, where he died.

The killing is the city's 39th homicide this month, the...

May 29, 2015 - 9:10pm
29 min 4 sec ago

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police say NBA star John Wall was kicked off a flight in Las Vegas on Tuesday after a disturbance was reported.

Las Vegas police said Friday that the Washington Wizards' All-Star point guard was with a group of people on an American Airlines flight around 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday.

Police say one of the people with Wall got into a verbal fight with another passenger who was unrelated to the group.

Authorities say that...

May 29, 2015 - 8:35pm
2 hours 39 min ago

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Republican Gov. Pete Ricketts says lawmakers' repeal of the death penalty won't stop his administration from proceeding with executions of 10 people already sentenced to death.

Ricketts said Friday that he doesn't plan to cancel a shipment of lethal injection drugs that the state bought earlier this month.

The GOP-controlled Legislature this week approved a law repealing the death penalty over the governor's veto. The...

May 29, 2015 - 8:28pm
2 hours 39 min ago

FOUNTAIN CITY, Wis. (AP) — The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration has fined a Wisconsin bar $7,000 for the death of an employee who died when her head got caught in a dumbwaiter.

OSHA says WingDam Saloon and Grill in Fountain City failed to furnish a workplace free from recognized hazards that were likely to cause death or serious harm to employees.

Twenty-one-year-old Brooke Baures died Dec. 1 from severe head trauma after she became...

May 29, 2015 - 8:24pm
2 hours 9 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say a man is dead after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish.

West Hawaii Acting Battalion Chief John Whitman says witnesses reported that a man in his 40s jumped from a Kailua-Kona pier Friday in an attempt to catch a billfish.

Whitman says the man was later seen floating and firefighters responded to the scene. Whitman says the man had a puncture wound to his right, upper torso. The man was taken to Kona...

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