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  • Man charged with car dealer's murder over bad sale

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A man accused of beating a Rhode Island junk-car dealer with a two-by-four over a deal gone wrong has been charged with his murder. Forty-eight-year-old Daniel Lastarza was ordered held without bail Tuesday. He is accused of killing I Buy Junk Cars owner...

  • US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A federal appeals court panel ruled Tuesday that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional. The three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 ruling in a case involving the state's 2012...

  • Peace camp in US unites Israeli, Palestinian teens

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    It's no surprise Noa Epstein worries about the safety of her husband, a reservist in the Israeli army called to duty as war smolders in the Gaza Strip. But, still carrying memories of a transformative summer camp experience nearly two decades ago, she knows there is another side to the...

  • Bill to sanction Venezuela takes step forward

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill that seeks to punish Venezuelan officials accused of human rights abuses has surmounted another hurdle in the Senate. Republican Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee said Tuesday he withdrew his objection to the legislation after Venezuela secured the release of an...

  • Judge delays his ruling against DC handgun ban

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge who struck down the District of Columbia's ban on carrying handguns outside the home has stopped his ruling from going into effect for about three months so city lawmakers can respond with new legislation. U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin on...

  • New Hampshire man held on $1M in teen's kidnapping

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    CONWAY, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire man charged with kidnapping a teenage girl nine months ago was ordered held on $1 million bail Tuesday as the girl watched from the front row of the courtroom. Abigail Hernandez disappeared after leaving her high school in October and returned...

  • Expert: No accident with gun in porch shooting

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — An expert says the shotgun used to kill a young woman on a porch in suburban Detroit porch wasn't accidentally fired by the homeowner. Detective Sgt. Shawn Kolonich of the Michigan State Police testified Tuesday at the fourth day of trial for Theodore Wafer. The...

  • Man facing charges for urinating on Modell's grave

    Published: Tue, Jul 29, 2014

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland authorities said Tuesday they will charge a man with disorderly conduct in a cemetery for allegedly urinating on the grave of former Baltimore Ravens owner Art Modell. The man, who so far has been identified only as a Cleveland Browns fan, could face up to...

  • Top Sierra Leone doctor dies of Ebola

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Authorities say the top doctor treating Ebola in Sierra Leone has died from the disease. Dr. Shek Umar had been hospitalized in quarantine since he contracted the virus that has killed more than 670 people across West Africa this year. His death...

  • Hawaii health care faces federal threat

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — Janice Nakamura knows the financial burden of going without health care, and she's thankful for the Hawaii law that strictly mandates expansive, employer-provided coverage for her and her family. Without that, "it would be a choice between paying for medical coverage...

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