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The top 10 movies on the iTunes Store

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:58 PM

iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending August 3, 2015:

iTunes Movies US Charts

1. Home

2. True Story

3. Ex Machina

4. Selma

5. The Water Diviner

6. Get Hard

7. The Longest Ride

8. The Divergent Series: Insurgent

9. Kingsman: The Secret Service

10.Hot Pursuit (2015)

iTunes Movies US Charts - Independent

Netflix to make Asian debut with Sept. 2 launch in Japan

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:58 PM

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Netflix will expand into Japan next month to give the Internet video service its first presence in Asia.

Japanese subscribers will be able to start watching Netflix on Internet-connected devices beginning Sept. 2.

Netflix already sells its services in dozens of other countries outside the U.S. as part of its ambition to be available throughout the world by the end of next year.

After Muslim prayer, commission changes to moment of silence

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:40 PM

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (AP) — Lincoln County commissioners have voted to end religious invocations prior to the start of meetings after the chairman walked out during a Muslim prayer.

Local media outlets report commission chairman Carrol Mitchem left Monday's meeting after the leader of an interfaith group began his prayer. After the prayer, the commissioners took their action, replacing prayers with a moment of silence.

Police investigate report of shooting near National Mall

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:31 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Park Police are investigating a report of a shooting near the World War II Memorial on the National Mall.

Police spokesman Sgt. Lelani Woods said the shooting reportedly happened Tuesday afternoon at the intersection of 17th street and Independence Avenue in southwest Washington. She said there are no reports of any injuries.

The intersection is between the World War II Memorial and the Tidal Basin and southwest of the Washington Monument.

The Latest: Military: None hurt after reported shooting

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:27 PM

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — The latest on the search for two men who authorities say shot at soldiers training at Camp Shelby in Mississippi (all times local):

2:30 p.m.

The Mississippi National Guard says soldiers reported shots fired during a training exercise at Camp Shelby, but no service members were hurt.

Tutor sentenced in California school hacking scandal

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:23 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A tutor at the center of a high school grade-changing scandal in Orange County has been sentenced to a year in jail after pleading guilty to computer fraud and commercial burglary.

Timothy Lance Lai was also sentenced Tuesday to five years' probation.

He had previously pleaded not guilty and could have faced more than five years in prison if convicted at trial.

Bail sought for former officer charged in shooting death

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:22 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The attorney for a white former South Carolina policeman charged in the shooting death of a black motorist wants his client released on bail.

Charleston attorney Andy Savage filed a motion Tuesday asking for a hearing on his request that former North Charleston officer Michael Slager be released from jail where he has been held since April 7.

APNewsBreak: Milwaukee archdiocese settles for $21 million

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:19 PM

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee archdiocese has agreed to a $21 million settlement with victims of clergy abuse.

The Roman Catholic archdiocese provided details of the settlement to The Associated Press on Tuesday before releasing them more broadly.

Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011.

Utah group to start Boy Scout troop welcoming gay leaders

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:17 PM

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah group that backed the fight to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage is preparing to start a Boy Scout troop, though activists say getting it off the ground could be an uphill battle in the conservative state where the majority of troops are affiliated with the Mormon church.

The Latest: $300,000 bail in Mississippi courthouse shooting

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, August 4, 2015 - 03:11 PM

CANTON, Miss. (AP) — The latest on a fatal shooting outside a Mississippi courthouse (all times local):

2:10 p.m.

A judge has set bail at $300,000 for a man accused of shooting a defendant in a drug case outside a Mississippi courthouse.

Madison County Justice Court Judge Mamie Chinn set the amount for 24-year-old William B. Wells on Tuesday. He appeared over video from jail, where he has been since Monday's shooting. He was represented by lawyer John Christopher.

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