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August 3, 2015 - 10:42pm
15 min 41 sec ago

HARTFORD, CONN. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent says in a Connecticut bankruptcy court filing he spends $108,000 a month on his expenses, including $5,000 for gardening.

He has a monthly income of $185,000, mainly from royalties and interest on his investments. But he's paying $72,000 a month to maintain his suburban Hartford mansion.

He filed for bankruptcy last month after New York City jurors ordered him to pay $7 million to a woman who said he posted...

August 3, 2015 - 10:33pm
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KENANSVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a worker at a central Florida ecotourism attraction was injured in an alligator attack.

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reports that 46-year-old Sergio Hernandez was removing plants in a pond at Forever Florida in Osceola County last week when an alligator attacked. Officials say the animal took a chunk out of Hernandez's leg, an injury that required surgery.

Trappers responded and...

August 3, 2015 - 10:29pm
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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A Maryland man is facing federal charges in connection with a 2012 firebombing of a corrections center.

The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of Virginia announced charges Monday against 25-year-old Jonathan Ernesto Godoy.

Prosecutors say Godoy and an associate lobbed Molotov cocktails at the Loudoun County Community Corrections Center in Leesburg, Virginia, because of problems Godoy was having with his probation...

August 3, 2015 - 10:16pm
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MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — More than a dozen of the major Republican presidential candidates have participated in a candidate's forum in New Hampshire.

All but three of the 17 hopefuls took part and without exception, aimed their criticism at Democrats instead of each other during the two-hour event. The format featured individual question-and-answer sessions before an audience in Manchester. They addressed several contentious issues including immigration and abortion....

August 3, 2015 - 10:04pm
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RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A fire chief says a worker has died after being stung by bees that swarmed a Southern California construction site.

Riverside Battalion Chief Tony Perna says three construction workers were stung Monday morning when a contractor was grading a parking lot. Perna says the grader struck an underground sprinkler control vault that housed a bee hive.

Workers say the bees began swarming and the crew panicked and started to run. Two...

August 3, 2015 - 9:30pm
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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
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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
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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
15 min 41 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
15 min 41 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...

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