• San Francisco status as 'sanctuary' criticized after slaying

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The killing of a woman at a sightseeing pier has brought criticism down on this liberal city because the Mexican man under arrest was in the U.S. illegally, had been deported five times and was out on the streets after San Francisco officials disregarded a request...

  • The Latest: Pope wraps up visit in Guayaquil, flies to Quito

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America: ___ 5:20 p.m. The pope has wrapped up a seven-hour stay in Ecuador's biggest city and is flying back to the capital of Quito. During the day, Pope Francis celebrated an outdoor Mass for...

  • SC Senate votes to take down flag; House OK still needed

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The South Carolina Senate voted Monday to pull the Confederate flag off the Capitol grounds, clearing the way for a historic measure that could remove the banner more than five decades after it was first flown above the Statehouse to protest integration. A second...

  • APNewsBreak: Cosby said he got drugs to give women for sex

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Bill Cosby admitted in 2005 that he got quaaludes with the intent of giving them to young women he wanted to have sex with, and that he gave the sedative to at least one woman and "other people," according to documents obtained Monday by The Associated Press. That...

  • Upscale Idaho town threatened by fire urged to flee homes

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    BAYVIEW, Idaho (AP) — A wildfire in northern Idaho has destroyed at least six homes and forced about 300 residents in an upscale lakeside community to evacuate as it ballooned to more than 3 square miles Monday. Flames have burned through a mix of year-round residences and seasonal...

  • Deadly weekend in Chicago highlights city's gang warfare

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    CHICAGO (AP) — A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb...

  • Frightening Daytona wreck puts NASCAR safety in spotlight

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Riding bumper-to-bumper at nearly 200 mph, Austin Dillon was smack in the middle of a pack of cars headed to the checkered flag when he was suddenly sent on the ride of his life. A wreck that began three rows ahead of him sent cars spinning all over the...

  • Here is the latest Colorado news from The Associated Press

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A star witness for the defense in the trial of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes has begun testifying after objections from prosecutors who said she wasn't fully qualified. Dr. Raquel Gur said Monday she wasn't board-certified in psychiatry or psychology....

  • Day of extremist violence across Nigeria kills more than 60

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    JOS, Nigeria (AP) — A day of extremist violence against both Muslims and Christians in Nigeria killed more than 60 people, including worshippers in a mosque who came to hear a cleric known for preaching about peaceful coexistence of all faiths. Militants from Boko Haram were blamed...

  • Women's World Cup final seen by record 26.7 million in US

    Updated: Mon, Jul 6, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — The United States' win over Japan in the Women's World Cup final was the most viewed soccer game in the history of American television. The 5-2 victory Sunday, which gave the Americans a record third title, was seen by 26.7 million viewers. Fox said Monday its...

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