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July 27, 2016 - 10:47pm
7 hours 36 min ago

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — University of Louisville trustees have accepted the resignation of embattled President James Ramsey, whose long tenure was dogged by scandal.

The action by the school's new board at a special meeting Wednesday signals the end of an era. Ramsey has led the university for 14 years.

He was credited with raising academic standards and boosting the school from a commuter campus to a distinguished research institution. But he came...

July 27, 2016 - 10:28pm
6 hours 16 min ago

COLUMBIA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a small private plane crashed at the airport in the Northern California town of Columbia, killing all four people on board.

The Tuolumne County Sheriff's Department says the plane crashed Wednesday as it tried to land on the runway but veered to the left.

It says the Cessna 310 was fully engulfed in flames when emergency crews arrived.

The department said the aircraft was coming from the...

July 27, 2016 - 10:07pm
8 hours 16 min ago

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Melissa McCarthy answered the call for Netflix's "Gilmore Girls" sequel and made magic again with star Lauren Graham, the show's creator said.

McCarthy's career has soared with movies including "Bridesmaids" and "Ghostbusters" since she played Sookie in the 2000-07 series, complicating efforts to fit taping into her busy schedule, said Amy Sherman-Palladino. But it was inevitable, she added.

"She's the same," she said....

July 27, 2016 - 9:49pm
8 hours 26 min ago

CHICAGO (AP) — Federal authorities have decided not to prosecute a man whose online threats prompted the University of Chicago to close for a day last November.

University of Illinois at Chicago engineering student Jabari R. Dean threatened to kill whites at the University of Chicago after the release of video of the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer.

Prosecutors on Wednesday told U.S. District Judge John...

July 27, 2016 - 9:13pm
9 hours 26 min ago

HONOLULU (AP) — Army Secretary Eric Fanning says the Army is paying more attention to behavioral health and making sure anyone who's injured while defending the nation gets the treatment they need.

He says the Army and other military branches are conducting research into how military deployment affects anger.

Fanning told the Associated Press on Wednesday he's concerned that two recent mass shootings involved military veterans. But he says research...

July 27, 2016 - 8:58pm
9 hours 36 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Florida Gov. Rick Scott is going to become national chairman of a super PAC that is backing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump.

Scott announced Wednesday that he would start raising money and work on behalf of Rebuilding America Now. Scott is a multi-millionaire businessman who jumped into politics in 2010 when he first ran for governor. He has spent roughly $85 million of his own money on his two races.

He said in an...

July 27, 2016 - 8:43pm
9 hours 56 min ago

STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — WTVA-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2afJbxw ) that a municipal court has cleared former Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott on charges of speeding and drunk driving.

The Dallas Cowboys draft pick appeared in Starkville Municipal Court on Wednesday to answer the charges, and was found not guilty.

Prescott was accused of driving 41 mph in a 25 mph zone, and with first-offense driving under the influence, a misdemeanor. Police...

July 27, 2016 - 8:04pm
9 hours 56 min ago

SEATTLE (AP) — Dozens of tribal canoes were arriving at Alki Beach in Seattle as part of an annual Native American celebration.

Members of the Muckleshoot Tribe greeted the boats Wednesday afternoon as part of the 2016 Paddle to Nisqually.

Last year was the first time since 1993 that there wasn't a Puget Sound tribal journey, which attracts Native American peoples from as far as Alaska and Canada.

For the journeys, tribes...

July 27, 2016 - 7:56pm
10 hours 6 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles prosecutors have declined to bring gun charges against rapper Dr. Dre.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles district attorney said Wednesday there was a lack of evidence that the record producer and entrepreneur had brandished a gun in public.

Sheriff's deputies had cited Dre for a misdemeanor after a man reported that Dre pointed a handgun at him and threatened him outside his Malibu home Monday.

Dre,...

July 27, 2016 - 7:48pm
10 hours 6 min ago

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The founding members of the O'Jays are asking a Republican to stop using their music for the second time in a week.

In a statement Wednesday, Eddie Levert and Walter Williams say they sent a letter to Rep. John Mica, R-Florida, asking him to stop using their song "For The Love Of Money" in an online video featuring Donald Trump posted in 2014 .

The R&B group previously decried Donald Trump for using their song "Love Train"...

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