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  • APNewsBreak: Ventura passage to be cut from book

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Publisher HarperCollins says it will remove a passage from best-seller "American Sniper" that sparked former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura's defamation lawsuit against book author Chris Kyle. A federal jury in St. Paul awarded Ventura $1.8 million in damages on...

  • Japan practices amphibious landing in Hawaii

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan's military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but...

  • Taser 2Q profit falls 13 percent

    Updated: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) — Taser International Inc. on Wednesday reported profit that declined by 13 percent in its second quarter on higher expenses, but results beat expectations and sales surged, helped by higher sales of weapon handles to law enforcement agencies. Taser, known for...

  • Schumer pushes Pentagon on NY WWI hero's behalf

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer has met with a top-ranking Pentagon official in an effort to get a Medal of Honor awarded to a World War I hero from Albany. The New York Democrat says he met Tuesday with the undersecretary of defense who oversees decisions regarding the...

  • West seeks to inflict more economic pain on Russia

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing Russia's stalled growth rate and a flow of foreign capital out of Moscow, U.S. and European officials hope a new round of sanctions targeting energy and defense entities, as well as major banks, will deepen Russia's economic pain even further and force...

  • Marshall faculty member conducting NASA research

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — A Marshall University faculty member is conducting NASA research that's aimed at better understanding how microgravity will impact crew members on extended missions. The Huntington school says Kumika Toma of the Marshall University College of Health...

  • Coast Guard helps shrimpers off Texas coast

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it has help saved a shrimping boat that was taking on water near the Texas coast. The Coast Guard says it received a distress call Tuesday afternoon from the 68-foot shrimping vessel named the Huachinango (wha-chin-AHN'-go). The...

  • Mystery distress call prompts Coast Guard search

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Coast Guard is seeking the public's help as it tries to identify the source of a mysterious distress call in Penobscot Bay. The Coast Guard said in a statement late Tuesday that watch standers in Portland had received the radio call from an individual who...

  • Maine Lobster Festival kicking off

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) — The 67th annual Maine Lobster Festival is kicking off in Rockland with five days of festivities that celebrate the state's signature seafood. The festival event draws about 100,000 visitors who put away more than 20,000 pounds of lobster. Besides lobster, the...

  • Coast Guard says drownings are up in 5th District

    Published: Wed, Jul 30, 2014

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard 5th District is emphasizing safety on the water following 40 drownings that occurred from northern New Jersey to southern North Carolina this summer. A statement from the Coast Guard says that of the 40 boating- or swimming-related deaths,...

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