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  • Key witness is calm in Detroit officer's trial

    Updated: 22 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — A key witness whose stormy remarks temporarily halted the trial of a Detroit police officer returned for more testimony Tuesday, speaking slowly and softly about a chaotic raid that killed her 7-year-old granddaughter while the girl slept on a couch. Judge Cynthia Gray...

  • NRA buys $218k in ads opposing Tennant for Senate

    Updated: 22 min ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is putting almost $218,000 toward ads opposing Democrat Natalie Tennant's bid for U.S. Senate. Federal election records show the NRA's Political Victory Fund bought radio and Internet ad space last week. Earlier this month, the...

  • News Corp. to buy Move Inc. for about $950 million

    Updated: 23 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — News Corp. will pay about $950 million to buy the online real estate business Move Inc. in a deal that aims to speed up the media company's digital expansion. The New York company said Tuesday that it will pay $21 per share in cash for each outstanding share of Move....

  • White House front door now locks automatically

    Updated: 37 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach. Pierson told a House panel that the switch to automatic locks at the White House's north door was made after an Army veteran jumped the fence on...

  • EBay to split off lucrative PayPal business

    Updated: 38 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — EBay is splitting off its fastest growing segment, payment service PayPal, the e-commerce company said Tuesday. Investors applauded the news, sending eBay's shares up nearly 7 percent in morning trading. The move comes after months of pressure from activist investor...

  • Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

    Updated: 39 min ago

    LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Lily McBeth, the teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement, has died. She was 80. McBeth died Sept. 24 near her home in Little Egg Harbor after a long...

  • Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

    Updated: 51 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion. Pierson says all decisions and actions made...

  • 1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school

    Updated: 51 min ago

    ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7:40 a.m. as the two male students argued in an on campus courtyard at Albemarle High...

  • US stocks edge higher in midday trading

    Updated: 52 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are edging higher as investors set aside worries about the protests in Hong Kong, the Asian financial hub. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 43 points, or 0.3 percent, to 17,114 as of noon Eastern time Tuesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose...

  • Former NBA player George seeks new fraud trial

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted of wire fraud in an alleged real estate Ponzi scheme is seeking to have his conviction thrown out and claiming prosecutorial misconduct, among other allegations. Tate George said in a recent court filing that his conviction last fall...