• Oldest ever giant panda celebrates with bamboo, veggie cake

    Yesterday

    HONG KONG (AP) — The oldest giant panda ever in captivity tasted a vegetable ice cake and, of course, bamboo in celebration of her 37th birthday. Jia Jia was recognized Tuesday as holding two Guinness World Records, the oldest ever and the oldest living giant panda. Her mate, An An,...

  • White House Notebook: Third term? Obama says no thanks

    Yesterday

    ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) — Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not. Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their...

  • Man killed by escort possibly linked to missing women

    Yesterday

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A man killed by an escort he met online is being investigated for possible links to the unsolved disappearances or slayings of women nationwide, authorities said. Neal Falls, of Springfield, Oregon, was carrying axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed...

  • ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K

    Yesterday

    MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Mahwah police say in a news release that the ATM employees had stopped at a business on Industrial...

  • Theater shooting: No red flags reported at time of gun sale

    Yesterday

    CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) — John Russell Houser's mental problems were well known to many, though perhaps not to the store that sold him the .40-caliber handgun used in a deadly attack on a Louisiana movie theater. A federal background check came back clean, the pawn shop said, with no red...

  • True-crime author Ann Rule dies at age 83

    Yesterday

    SEATTLE (AP) — True-crime writer Ann Rule signed a contract to write a book about an unknown Seattle serial killer six months before he was identified as her co-worker Ted Bundy, who shared the night shift at Seattle's Crisis Clinic. The woman credited by her publisher with...

  • Boy Scouts of America to allow gay adult leaders

    Yesterday

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Boy Scouts of America has ended its blanket ban on gay adult leaders but will allow church-sponsored Scout units to maintain the exclusion for religious reasons. The new policy, aimed at easing a controversy that has embroiled the Boy Scouts for years, takes effect...

  • Police: Body believed to be missing California girl found

    Yesterday

    SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — A body believed to be a missing 8-year-old girl was found Monday inside a dumpster at a complex in Northern California where she was last seen riding her scooter and a 15-year-old boy has been detained in the case, police said. Santa Cruz Police Chief Kevin...

  • Bobby Brown 'completely numb' after death of daughter

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown said Monday that his daughter, Bobbi Kristina Brown, was "an angel" and that the family must find a way to honor her memory. Bobbi Kristina, the daughter of singer Whitney Houston, died Sunday in hospice care, six months after she was found...

  • 'Aggressive' search underway for 2 teens on fishing trip

    Updated: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The Coast Guard searched "aggressively" off the Florida coast and friends combed the shoreline Monday for any sign of two teenage fishermen, described as experienced boaters, who went missing three days earlier after setting out for the Bahamas on a stormy...

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