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July 28, 2015 - 1:46pm
19 hours 27 min ago

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — A judge has thrown out a lawsuit filed by George Zimmerman's parents against Roseanne Barr after the comedian and actress put their address on her Twitter feed.

Circuit Judge Melanie Chase on Tuesday granted a summary judgment in favor of Barr. Her attorney argued that Barr was exercising her First Amendment rights and that the address was already public information.

David Heil, the lawyer for Robert and Gladys Zimmerman,...

July 28, 2015 - 1:43pm
19 hours 27 min ago

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin state Assembly has passed a bill to have taxpayers pay $250 million to help pay for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena.

The bill passed on a bipartisan 52-34 vote Tuesday. The measure now goes to Gov. Scott Walker who has been working with lawmakers to reach a deal.

Under the agreement, current and former Bucks owners will pay $250 million toward the cost of the arena. The taxpayer portion will eventually grow to about $...

July 28, 2015 - 1:43pm
19 hours 27 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel.

July 28, 2015 - 1:36pm
19 hours 27 min ago

WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says construction to upgrade North Korea's main rocket launch site now appears complete amid expectations in rival South Korea that a launch could take place in October.

South Korean officials are predicting the North will mark the upcoming 70th anniversary of the ruling communist party with a "strategic provocation" — possibly a blast-off from the west coast site of Sohae.

The U.S.-Korea Institute says...

July 28, 2015 - 1:35pm
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July 28, 2015 - 1:31pm
17 hours 57 min ago

BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — An avid Minnesota hunter accused of illegally killing a protected lion in Zimbabwe says he believed everything about his trip was legal.

Walter Palmer released a statement Tuesday saying he hired professional guides for his Zimbabwe bow-hunting trip and had no idea "until the end of the hunt" that the lion was a well-known animal being studied.

Palmer, a suburban Minneapolis dentist, says he regrets the hunt resulted in the...

July 28, 2015 - 1:31pm
19 hours 37 min ago

EAST GREENWICH, R.I. (AP) — Police say a Rhode Island man stabbed a neighbor after asking him to turn down the volume on his TV.

Sixty-year-old David Sisti was arraigned Tuesday in Kent County District Court on charges of felony assault and assault with a deadly weapon. He was ordered held on $20,000 bail and is due back in court Aug. 24.

Police tell WPRI-TV ( ) that Sisti went to the East Greenwich home of 54-year-old Gary...

July 28, 2015 - 1:27pm
17 hours 47 min ago

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu.

Today's News-Herald reports ( the brown-and-black American shorthair breed was found when the boat was brought ashore by Dive Time Recovery owner John Zucalla.

It's unclear who the cat belongs to, if anyone, and Western Arizona Humane Society workers named the cat...

July 28, 2015 - 1:26pm
14 hours 27 min ago

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma city says it will release a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death last week.

In a reversal Tuesday, Broken Arrow City Attorney Beth Anne Wilkening says investigators would provide the information to the media next Tuesday.

Authorities initially said the call, described by Broken Arrow Police Sgt. Thomas Cooper as "gruesome," would be...

July 28, 2015 - 1:23pm
19 hours 47 min ago

NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. military official is warning that the world risks becoming immune to the escalating global security threats and doing nothing.

Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, said it would be "a shame" if the world doesn't realize it is reaching a point where it becomes immune or insensitive and shake itself "back into the reality that we can do something about it."

Dempsey said over his 41-year...

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