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The Latest: Man accused of saying he had bomb before crash

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:21 PM

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Latest on a dump truck that crashed through a security gate at the FBI office in Pittsburgh (all times local):

4:25 p.m.

Authorities say a man who drove his dump truck through a security gate at an FBI office in Pittsburgh had claimed to have a bomb but no bomb was found and there's no connection to terrorism.

The city's public safety department said Tuesday that New Waterford, Ohio, resident Thomas Richard Ross will face charges including aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person.


Roger Federer says he is out for Olympics, done for year

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:12 PM

Roger Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the tennis season to protect his surgically repaired left knee.

Federer writes Tuesday on his Facebook page that he will skip the Summer Games, where the tennis competition starts next week, and has been advised by doctors to remain sidelined for the remainder of 2016.

Federer says he needs "more extensive rehabilitation" after arthroscopic knee surgery in February. That was the first operation of Federer's lengthy and accomplished career.


Man accused of killing Ohio college student out on bike ride

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:06 PM

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — A man has been charged with aggravated murder in the death of an Ohio college student who disappeared last week while riding her bicycle.

A sheriff's investigator filed a criminal complaint Tuesday accusing 57-year-old James Worley of aggravated murder. He was arrested Friday on an abduction charge in the disappearance of 20-year-old University of Toledo student Sierah Joughin (JOH-gihn).

Authorities found remains they believe to be Joughin's in a cornfield about 20 miles outside the city.


Texas attorney general took gift while investigating company

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 02:06 PM

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas' attorney general accepted a $100,000 gift to help pay his own criminal defense from the head of a medical imaging company that his office investigated for Medicaid fraud.

Republican Ken Paxton is charged with two felony counts of securities fraud. He is accused of deceiving investors in a startup before becoming attorney general in 2015.


'19 Kids and Counting' star Jinger Duggar gets engaged

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:51 PM

Another Duggar is getting married.

Jinger Duggar announced her engagement to former professional soccer player Jeremy Vuolo in a video posted Tuesday promoting her new TLC reality show, "Counting On."

The 22-year-old former "19 Kids and Counting" star calls Vuolo "the man of my dreams." She said in a video posted last month that the two met in May 2015 and have been on a mission trip together.


Investigators say Tesla car was speeding at time of crash

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:49 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal investigators say the driver who was killed when his Tesla sedan crashed while in self-driving mode was speeding just before hitting the side of a tractor-trailer.

The National Transportation Safety Board said in a preliminary report Tuesday that the Tesla Model S was traveling at 74 mph in a 65-mph zone on a divided highway in Williston, Florida, near Gainesville.


Prosecutors: Roof headed to Tennessee after church shootings

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:47 PM

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say that the man charged in the Charleston church shootings used the internet to scope out Emanuel AME church and was trying get away to Nashville, Tennessee, when he was arrested.

The new details are included in filings in which prosecutors outline how the charges against Dylann Roof involve interstate commerce. The defense wants the charges tossed, saying the shootings had no relation to interstate commerce as required under federal law to charge hate crimes.


Fiat Chrysler revises sales, shows streak ended in 2013

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:47 PM

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler's existing streak of 75 straight months of sales gains should have ended in 2013, according to revised sales figures released Tuesday by the automaker.

The revision comes as two federal agencies investigate whether the company inflated sales by pressing dealers to buy more vehicles.


3rd teen charged in death of guinea pig before lacrosse game

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:45 PM

GROSSE ILE, Mich. (AP) — A third teenager has been charged in the killing of a guinea pig before a Detroit-area high school lacrosse game.

The boy was 16 at the time, and his case will be handled in juvenile court. As a result, his name wasn't released.

Police say a guinea pig was killed in April in front of members of the Grosse Ile (EEL) lacrosse team. Two members of the team, who have graduated, were charged with felonies last week.


Think Trump and Clinton fall flat? Vote for Cat in the Hat

POSTED BY: Associated Press
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 01:40 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — Voters who think presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton fall flat can now choose the Cat in the Hat.

The Cat announced his candidacy Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, outside the childhood home of Dr. Seuss.

He also announced his running mates —Thing 1 and Thing 2.

The Republican newspaper (http://bit.ly/2aeKMUy ) reports the Cat said through a spokeswoman that he would be willing to release his tax returns.


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