• TV's Dustin Diamond, of 'Saved by the Bell,' gets jail for stabbing

    Associated Press
    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. — Dustin Diamond, who played Screech on the 1990s TV show "Saved by the Bell," was sentenced Thursday to 4 months in jail for a stabbing in a Wisconsin bar. Judge Paul Malloy also sentenced Diamond to 15 months' probation and ordered him to report to jail...

  • Guard who gave meat to 2 inmates arrested after their escape

    Updated: Thu, Jun 25, 2015

    BELLMONT, N.Y. (AP) — A maximum-security prison guard who delivered frozen meat with tools hidden inside to two inmates before they escaped was arrested on Wednesday. But correction officer Gene Palmer had no knowledge any contraband was inside the meat he gave to the two convicted...

  • Detroit police: Fleeing suspect strikes 5 children, kills 2

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    DETROIT (AP) — Detroit police say a speeding driver who was fleeing police struck and killed two children and injured three other children and an adult. Police Chief James Craig tells reporters that police began chasing a car with a firearms suspect inside Wednesday evening but later...

  • The Latest: 12 arrested in Hawaii telescope protest

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    HONOLULU (AP) — The latest on a large protest on a Hawaii mountain to block construction of what would be one of the world's largest telescopes (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The Hawaii governor's office confirms state Department of Land and Natural Resources officers arrested 11...

  • Los Angeles sheriff's deputies found guilty in jail beating

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were convicted Wednesday in federal court in the beating of a bloody, handcuffed jail visitor and an attempt to cover it up. Sgt. Eric Gonzalez and deputies Sussie Ayala and Fernando Luviano were found guilty of...

  • Dictionary editors say 'twerking' goes back almost 200 years

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Twerking may be older than you think. The provocative dance that gained global fame thanks to an attention-grabbing performance by Miley Cyrus has been admitted to the venerable Oxford English Dictionary — and lexicographers say its origins go back almost 200 years. The...

  • Rapper Rick Ross arrested on kidnapping, assault charges

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    ATLANTA (AP) — Rapper Rick Ross is accused of forcing a man into a guesthouse at his suburban-Atlanta mansion and beating him in the head with a handgun, chipping his teeth and mangling his jaw so badly that he's unable to chew food, authorities say in court records. Ross was taken...

  • Flamingo in Brazilian zoo gets artificial leg

    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    SOROCABA, Brazil (AP) — A pink flamingo in Brazil has gotten a new leg to stand on — an artificial one. Zookeepers at a zoo in southeastern Brazil said this week they think it's the first time a flamingo has used a prosthetic leg. The 6-year-old Chilean flamingo at the Sorocaba zoo...

  • Alabama governor orders Confederate flags down at Capitol

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley has ordered Confederate flags taken down from the grounds of the state Capitol. It's the latest move to banish the divisive banner from state capitals, store shelves and monuments. The Republican governor issued the order...

  • Boston Marathon bomber apologizes for the first time

    Associated Press
    Updated: Wed, Jun 24, 2015

    BOSTON — Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev apologized for the deadly attack for the first time Wednesday just before a judge was set to formally sentence him to death. "I am sorry for the lives that I've taken, for the suffering that I've caused you, for the damage that I've...

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