• A look at the 7 shark attacks off NC in 2015

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — There have been seven people attacked by sharks along the North Carolina coast in the past three weeks, the most recorded in one year since the Florida Museum of Natural History's International Shark Attack File began keeping records 80 years ago. The highest...

  • Bond nearly final for doctor tied to NJ Sen. Menendez

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez could be released from jail as soon as Thursday after 11 weeks behind bars. Prosecutors reached a tentative $18 million bond agreement with defense attorneys for Dr. Salomon...

  • Ohio funeral home owner indicted after bodies found in room

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — The owner of a funeral home where several bodies intended for cremation were found in a state of decay was charged Wednesday with abuse of a corpse. The two-count indictment said that Robert Tate Jr. treated a corpse in a way that would outrage reasonable community...

  • Moore, AP West editor, named Milwaukee correspondent

    Published: Wed, Jul 1, 2015

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — Greg Moore, an editor on The Associated Press' West regional desk, has been named supervisory correspondent in the cooperative's Milwaukee bureau. Moore, 36, joined AP in 2011 on the West regional editing desk, where he has frequently handled top stories such as gay...

  • As SC fire investigated, stats show church fires not unusual

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    GREELEYVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags. The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church...

  • SUVs, muscle cars help auto industry maintain momentum

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Americans again bought vehicles that sit up high and come loaded with features like backup cameras and smartphone capabilities in June. Horsepower was also in; gas-sipping not so much. SUVs of all sizes continued to fly off dealer lots. Sales of the larger Ford Explorer...

  • US probing possible airline collusion that kept fares high

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government is investigating possible collusion among major airlines to limit available seats, which keeps airfares high, according to a document obtained by The Associated Press. The civil antitrust investigation by the Justice Department appears to focus on...

  • Family sues after California frat pledge died on hazing hike

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The family of a California college student who died during a grueling fraternity hike sued the organization and the school on Wednesday, saying the young man's death was senseless and easily preventable. Armando Villa, who attended California State University,...

  • Man who shot police chokehold video arrested on drug charges

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A man who recorded video of a fatal police chokehold in New York City has been charged with drug possession. Prosecutors say Ramsey Orta was arrested Wednesday after he sold an undercover officer $40 worth of the euphoria-inducing stimulant MDMA, also known as the...

  • Boy chained up with dead chicken around neck tells his story

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Handcuffed and shackled to a block of steel, the young boy would brace himself when he heard footsteps outside his bedroom door. He knew that once the grown-ups entered, the abuse would begin. For years, he was whipped with belts, his face was burned with...

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