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November 25, 2015 - 6:10pm
4 days 7 hours ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The family organization of Malcolm X has launched an online store, with items ranging from T-shirts and hoodies to the eventual availability of the late activist's speeches and other writings.

The announcement for was made Wednesday by X Legacy, along with the estate's representatives, The North Star Group. Malcolm X's daughter Attallah Shabazz said in a statement that she and other family members had been moved by the "many at home...

November 25, 2015 - 6:10pm
4 days 8 hours ago

VIRGNIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Navy documents say that two SEALs who drowned in a Virginia training pool were practicing holding their breath underwater after being told not to do so by the facility's manager.

The Virginian-Pilot reports ( ) that it obtained the documents through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Thirty-four-year-old Brett Allen Marihugh of Livonia, Michigan, and 32-year-old Seth Cody Lewis of Queens, New York,...

November 25, 2015 - 6:09pm
4 days 8 hours ago

BALTIMORE (AP) — A police report says four passengers were removed from a flight at Baltimore's international airport after a fellow passenger said she saw one of them receive a text with the word "dynamite."

Maryland Transportation Authority Police spokesman Sgt. Jonathan Green said Wednesday that no such message was found on the passenger's phone.

The report says the female passenger became alarmed when a male passenger made several phone calls in...

November 25, 2015 - 5:14pm
4 days 8 hours ago

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court says U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy doesn't have to give a deposition in a coal company's lawsuit over the impact of regulations on jobs.

A three-judge panel of the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond on Wednesday overturned a decision by U.S. District Judge John Preston Bailey in Wheeling, West Virginia.

Bailey had ruled there's no viable alternative to deposing...

November 25, 2015 - 5:11pm
4 days 8 hours ago

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A historic cruise ship that once carried princes and presidents has gotten a $600,000 lifeline that will save it from the scrap heap, for now.

The SS United States was weeks away from being sold to a recycler when its overseers put out an SOS for funding last month.

The SS United States Conservancy says it has secured a $250,000 donation, two $100,000 donations and smaller contributions from more than 800 supporters. The money...

November 25, 2015 - 5:04pm
4 days 8 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A legal battle has begun over media mogul Sumner Redstone and control of the 92-year-old billionaire's medical care.

Redstone's former companion Manuela Herzer says in a probate filing Wednesday that Redstone lacks the ability to make informed decisions about his care, but the mogul's lawyers say he remains in good health.

Herzer is seeking to maintain control of Redstone's medical care.

Redstone's lawyer,...

November 25, 2015 - 4:38pm
4 days 8 hours ago

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a man bringing in his trash can from the street found a human skull in the front yard of his home and called police.

Investigators also found several bones along the road not far from the skull, Bakersfield Police Department Sgt. Gary Carruesco said Wednesday.

The skeletal remains first discovered Monday all appear to be from the same person, Carruesco said.

The Kern County Coroner's...

November 25, 2015 - 4:31pm
4 days 11 hours ago

Occupancy rates at some Paris hotels have plunged by more than 30 percent in the days since the Nov. 13 terror attacks.

That's according to STR Global, a company that tracks hotel industry data. It says that compared to the same dates a year ago, occupancy rates were 39 percent lower last Saturday and 33 percent lower last Sunday.

The day after the attacks, there was a 14 percent drop from the same date a year earlier, followed by decreases in the 20...

November 25, 2015 - 4:30pm
4 days 11 hours ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — California air quality regulators are demanding fixes for up to 16,000 additional Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche diesels as the Volkswagen Group emissions scandal widens.

The California Air Resources Board made the demands Wednesday after state and federal regulators disclosed last week that Volkswagen installed software to cheat emissions tests on more diesels than initially thought.

Volkswagen told the U.S. Environmental Protection...

November 25, 2015 - 4:30pm
3 days 21 hours ago

ATLANTA (AP) — Police say a former boxing champion has been shot to death during a robbery in Atlanta.

Atlanta Police Sgt. Warren Pickard says 40-year-old O'Neil Bell was gunned down Wednesday morning. Pickard says Bell and another person were shot while getting off a bus before two suspects robbed them. Bell was pronounced dead at the scene in southwest Atlanta.

Bell had held four different titles during his 13-year boxing career, including the WBA...

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