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Bobby Brown tells concert goers his ailing daughter is awake

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:48 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Bobby Brown told concert goers Saturday night that his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown is awake nearly three months after she was found face down and unresponsive in a tub at her Georgia home.

In a video, Brown tells the crowd during a concert appearance at the Verizon Theatre in Dallas, Texas, that "Bobbi is awake," adding that "she is watching me." The crowd screamed after his remark.

Police arrest 4 after student shot at Charlotte university

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 07:09 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four men are facing multiple charges after the early-morning shooting of a student on the campus of a small, private university in Charlotte.

Police say the suspects visited Johnson C. Smith University around 1 a.m. Sunday planning to attend a party, but they weren't admitted since they're not students. Campus officials say the young men returned to the school about an hour later and began firing randomly into the air.

First family takes a hike along trails of Great Falls Park

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:56 PM

McLEAN, Va. (AP) — President Barack Obama is wrapping up a leisurely weekend with his family.

Obama, wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha took a walk Sunday along trails just outside Washington at Great Falls Park in Virginia. He also visited the park along the Potomac River last June.

The president greeted two eager children and took a selfie with an onlooker before starting along the woody trail. The 50-minute trek concluded as a light drizzle began.

Soldier's son presented 70-year-old dog tags found on beach

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 06:10 PM

SALISBURY, Mass. (AP) — Dog tags a U.S. soldier lost on a Massachusetts beach 70 years ago have been returned to his son at the same place.

Zachariah Fike (FYKE), head of Vermont-based Purple Hearts Reunited, says the military ID belonged to World War II veteran Cpl. William Benn, who lost them in 1939 at a coastal artillery placement on Salisbury Beach.

Metal detector enthusiast Bill Ladd found them after a storm last year.

Fike and Ladd gave the tags to William Benn of Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday afternoon.

Obama pays tribute to victims of Oklahoma City bombing

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 05:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is expressing condolences to families on the 20th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing, saying America will never forget those who lost their lives.

In a statement Sunday, Obama paid tribute to the 168 people who died in the April 19, 1995, attack. He says while the passage of time will never extinguish the pain of loss, the resilience of the American people and the "bonds that unite us" remain strong.

Tank named "Beautiful Bulldog" in Iowa contest

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 05:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A 2-year-old dog from Des Moines named Tank won the Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake University.

The 36th annual tongue-in-cheek beauty pageant, which featured 50 dogs Sunday, is the kickoff event for the Drake Relays track meet.

Pageant organizers narrowed a pool of over 100 hopeful pups by a lottery held last month.

Judges weren't looking for beauty though.

They wanted to see the slobber, drool and bulging bloodshot eyes synonymous with English bulldogs.

Police worry woman suspected in murder-kidnapping may flee

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 04:25 PM

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Police are taking precautions to ensure a woman suspected of killing an Indiana mother in order to steal her infant daughter doesn't flee a hospital in Texas where she is being treated for depression.

Anderson, Indiana Police Sgt. Chad Boynton wouldn't elaborate Sunday on those precautions. He says no charges have been filed against the woman in Texas and the investigation into the death of Samantha Fleming is still in its early stages.

Denver police issue dozens of citations at pot events

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 04:24 PM

DENVER (AP) — Denver police say there have been no major problems as marijuana celebrations continued for a second day.

On Saturday, police issued about 60 citations. Police say most were for public consumption. No information was available on any arrests on Sunday.

While recreational use of marijuana is legal in Colorado, people can't use it in public. But the law is widely flouted, especially around the 4/20 celebrations.

Marijuana tourists in town are already celebrating Monday's unofficial stoner holiday of 4/20.

Florida football player Jackson arrested for armed robbery

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 03:41 PM

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A University of Florida redshirt freshman football player faces charges after a robbery at a Gainesville apartment.

Gainesville Police say Jerald Christopher "J.C." Jackson of Immokalee entered an acquaintance's apartment Saturday with two men.

Police say Jackson left but the others stayed. One allegedly pulled out a gun, and police say they took two video game consoles and $382 from the apartment's three residents.

Police say Jackson never returned, but he later called one victim.

Director reveals plot for "Star Wars" film "Rogue One"

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Sunday, April 19, 2015 - 03:37 PM

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Jedis are all but extinct, the Old Republic is in turmoil and the threat of the Death Star is looming in "Rogue One," fans learned at Star Wars Celebration on Sunday.

Director Gareth Edwards ("Godzilla") debuted a tantalizing concept reel to preview the mysterious film, which is part of a series of films exploring other stories outside of the core "Star Wars" saga.

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