• Police check report of 1 shot fired at Walter Reed hospital

    Associated Press
    Updated: 20 hr ago

    BETHESDA, Md. — Police say they are checking on a report of a single shot fired at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center outside Washington. Montgomery County police spokeswoman Natasha Plotnikov says a 911 caller reported hearing one shot inside Building 1, the original...

  • Don't twist that Oreo: Cookie gets skinny, 'sophisticated'

    Associated Press
    Updated: 21 hr ago

    NEW YORK — Oreos are getting a skinny new look, and its maker says the new cookie is a "sophisticated" snack for grown-ups that isn't meant to be twisted or dunked. Mondelez International Inc. says it will add "Oreo Thins" to its permanent lineup in the U.S. starting next week. The...

  • Rory McIlroy ruptures ligament in ankle playing soccer, likely to miss major tournament

    Associated Press
    Updated: 23 hr ago

    LONDON — Rory McIlroy injured his left ankle while playing soccer, leaving the world's No. 1 player in doubt of defending his British Open title next week at St. Andrews. In a shocking start to the week, McIlroy posted a photo on Instagram showing him on crutches with a walking boot...

  • 4 Royals elected to start All-Star Game; Reds' Frazier, too

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The All-Star Game will have a Kansas City flavor, just not as much as it appeared last month. And the hometown Reds can celebrate a starter, too, despite Cincinnati's sorry season. Houston second baseman Jose Altuve passed Kansas City's Omar Infante in the final days...

  • Deteriorating nails blamed for North Carolina deck collapse

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    EMERALD ISLE, N.C. (AP) — Nails deteriorated by years of exposure to the sand, salt and moisture from the ocean gave way, causing a deck collapse that hurt 24 people as they posed for a picture at a North Carolina beachfront home, authorities said. The deck was likely up to code when...

  • Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies instantly

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    CALAIS, Maine (AP) — A 22-year-old man who was drinking and celebrating the Fourth of July tried to launch a firework off the top of his head, killing him instantly, authorities said Sunday. Devon Staples and his friends had been drinking and setting off fireworks Saturday night in...

  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR...

  • Fans cheer as Princess Charlotte christened on royal estate

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Prince William and his wife, Kate, marked a milestone for their newborn baby Princess Charlotte on Sunday — a christening ceremony on Queen Elizabeth II's country estate that was steeped in royal tradition. Hundreds of fans outside St. Mary Magdalene Church in...

  • Fourth of July roundup: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies

    Associated Press
    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    It was a deadly Fourth of July weekend across the country. Here's a roundup of fatal accidents, injuries and shootings related to the holiday weekend: - Police: Man shoots off firework from top of his head, dies CALAIS, Maine — A young man who was drinking and celebrating the...

  • Standoff over social media passwords breaks new legal ground

    Updated: Sun, Jul 5, 2015

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston-area man had used social media to promote his gun store, posting politically charged messages that criticized the president and promoted Second Amendment rights. But after Jeremy Alcede lost ownership of his store in bankruptcy, a judge declared the business's...

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