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Head of US Capitol Police to step down in January

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 07:12 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — The chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is planning to retire in January.

In a statement late Monday, the U.S. Capitol Police Board said Kim Dine would step down and thanked him for his leadership after more than 2½ years.

The Capitol Police are responsible for providing security for lawmakers, staff and visitors to the Capitol. They also police the Capitol grounds and the surrounding area.

Parents sue officer who handcuffed mentally disabled kids

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:57 PM

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Two northern Kentucky women have sued a county sheriff and one of his school resource officers for placing their two disabled elementary school children in handcuffs.

Typhoon slams into Saipan causing widespread damage

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:51 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — A typhoon with sustained winds around 100 mph and gusts up to 120 mph slammed into Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands, causing widespread damage.

NOAA's National Weather Service in Guam says the storm moved across Saipan Sunday into Monday and has since strengthened to a super typhoon with winds reaching 180 mph. The storm is headed toward northern Taiwan and could hit there sometime this weekend.

Authorities search rugged California area in ongoing manhunt

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:48 PM

WELDON, Calif. (AP) — Authorities are searching a rugged five-square-mile area about 30 miles east of Bakersfield, California, as part of a six-day manhunt for a man sought in a killing, kidnapping and an attack on deputies.

Kern County sheriff's spokesman Ray Pruitt says investigators haven't confirmed the crimes were committed by the same man.

The manhunt started Tuesday when a squatter in a remote cabin was confronted by three young men, including one whose family owned it. The victims were held at gunpoint before escaping that night.

Lady Shipman wins $100,000 Coronation Cup at Saratoga

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:47 PM

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) — Lady Shipman continued her winning ways with a dominating 3 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Coronation Cup Monday at Saratoga Race Course.

Back in against fellow 3-year-old fillies after beating older horses in her previous start, Lady Shipman ran 5 ½ furlongs in 1:00.85, two-tenths of a second off the inner turf course record.

Ridden by Eduardo Nunez for trainer Kathleen O'Connell, Lady Shipman paid $3.40, $2.70 and $2.40 as the 3-5 favorite in a field of nine.

LA coroner IDs 1 of 2 women dead from suspected overdoses

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:40 PM

POMONA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have identified one of two women who died from suspected drug overdoses at a weekend music festival at the Los Angeles County fairgrounds.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office said Monday that 18-year-old Tracy Nguyen of West Covina died after being found unresponsive Saturday at the HARD Summer music festival in Pomona, about 30 miles east of downtown Los Angeles.

Nguyen and a 19-year-old woman died within hours of each other after being hospitalized.

7 people with Legionnaires' disease have died in NY outbreak

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:40 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City health officials say seven people with Legionnaires' disease have died amid an outbreak that has sickened dozens more.

Health officials presented updated figures Monday at a public town hall meeting. They say there have been more than 80 reported diagnoses. They say of the 64 people hospitalized with the disease, 28 have been discharged.

The legionella bacteria were discovered Friday at the Opera House Hotel in the Bronx. The bacteria had previously been found in equipment at a hospital.

1 airman killed, another injured during parachute training

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:38 PM

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Air Force officials say one service member was killed and another was injured during a parachute training accident in the Florida Panhandle.

Air Force Special Operations Command reports that one airman died Monday during military freefall training at the Eglin Air Force Base range. Another airman was injured in the same accident and remains in critical condition.

Officials weren't immediately naming either airman involved.

2 kids injured by falling California tree leave hospital

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:37 PM

PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A young girl and boy who were seriously injured when a 75-foot-tall tree fell on them at a summer camp in suburban Los Angeles have been released from the hospital.

Lisa Derderian, a spokeswoman for the Pasadena Fire Department, said Monday that they got out over the weekend to finish recuperating at home. They had been admitted to the hospital in critical condition.

DA: Suspect in death of missing soldier to enter guilty plea

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Monday, August 3, 2015 - 06:34 PM

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says the suspect in the disappearance and death of a Fort Bragg soldier will plead guilty to both charges against him.

A statement from Cumberland County District Attorney Billy West on Monday said Nicholas Holbert is scheduled to enter his plea to charges of first-degree murder and first-degree kidnapping on Friday in Cumberland County Superior Court.

West said Holbert will be sentenced to life in prison without parole.

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