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  • Sarah Palin cited for speeding, or 'qualifying,' in Alaska hometown

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska — Sarah Palin is facing a $154 ticket for speeding in her hometown of Wasilla. The former Alaska governor was pulled over July 16 and cited for driving between 10 and 19 mph over the speed limit. The penalty includes a $144 fine and $10 police training surcharge....

  • Pope meets Christian sentenced to death for faith

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jul 24, 2014

    ROME — Pope Francis met privately Thursday with a Sudanese woman who refused to recant her Christian faith in the face of a death sentence, blessing the woman as she cradled her infant born just weeks ago in prison. The Vatican characterized the visit with Meriam Ibrahim, 27, her...

  • Hall of Famer Jim Brown sues over 1964 title ring

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Hall of Fame football star Jim Brown — running out of time to retrieve his 1964 NFL championship ring — has sued a memorabilia dealer. The 78-year-old Los Angeles resident filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Manhattan federal court against Lelands.com and Lelands...

  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan. Just days...

  • Testimony ends in trial over $2B Clippers sale

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Testimony ended Wednesday in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers in a proposed $2 billion deal with former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Shelly Sterling, who had testified early in the trial, was...

  • Musician Nas finds his family tree in PBS series

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — When Nas became the first rapper invited to trace his family tree through the PBS series "Finding Your Roots," he welcomed the opportunity. But it hit him hard when he saw 1859 documentation of an ancestor being sold as a slave, he said during a panel...

  • T-shirt typo turns heads at Mandela bicycle ride

    The Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG — Nelson Mandela had a way with words, but not quite like this. Cyclists traversing Johannesburg in the former South African president's honor on Sunday wore T-shirts with one of his many inspiring quotations, along with a glaring typographical error in the word...

  • Man asked to leave Southwest flight in Denver over tweet

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS — A Minneapolis man and his two children were asked to leave a Southwest Airlines flight in Denver after he tweeted about a boarding disagreement. Duff Watson says he has priority boarding because of his "A-List" customer status. But a gate agent didn't allow his two...

  • Plane crashes in Taiwan, 47 trapped, feared dead

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    TAIPEI, Taiwan — A plane landing in stormy weather crashed outside an airport on a small Taiwanese island late Wednesday, and the transport minister said 47 people were trapped and feared dead. Another 11 people were injured when the ATR-72 operated by Taiwan's TransAsia Airways...

  • 4-day Comic Con festival kicks off in San Diego

    Updated: Wed, Jul 23, 2014

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Like Batman responding to a beaming Bat signal in the sky, fans are streaming to San Diego for the 45th annual Comic-Con pop culture extravaganza. The four-day festival celebrating film, TV, video games, comic books, costumes and other popular arts kicks off with a...

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