• LA Kings' Voynov pleads no contest in domestic abuse case

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    TORRANCE, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor Thursday in a domestic violence incident with his wife that escalated after a Halloween party last year. Voynov was immediately sentenced in Los Angeles County Superior Court to 90...

  • The Latest: Nadal loses in 2nd round at Wimbledon

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — The latest from Wimbledon (all times local): ___ 7:45 p.m. Rafael Nadal fell to another early exit at Wimbledon on Thursday — this time to 102nd-ranked Dustin Brown. Nadal lost 7-5, 3-6, 6-4, 6-4 to the qualifier from Germany, who frustrated the Spaniard throughout...

  • Nadal stunned by Dustin Brown in 2nd round at Wimbledon

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    LONDON (AP) — Two-time champion Rafael Nadal is making another early exit from Wimbledon, after losing in the second round to a 102nd-ranked qualifier who played the match of his life. Dustin Brown, a German of Jamaican heritage with a clever touch, go-for-broke attitude and throwback...

  • Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb to run for president

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb announced his presidential campaign on Thursday, opening a long-shot bid against Hillary Rodham Clinton and a field of Democratic rivals for the party's nomination. Webb, in an announcement posted on his campaign website, acknowledged he...

  • Navy triples paid maternity leave to 18 weeks

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Navy is tripling the amount of paid maternity leave that female sailors and Marines can take after the birth of a child, and will now provide a total of 18 weeks off. The change, directed by Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, makes the Navy the first of the military...

  • Perry: Republicans are ones offering hope for black families

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry says black families should hold Democrats accountable for decades of what he says are unsuccessful anti-poverty programs. The former Texas governor gave a speech Thursday in Washington that focused on race. Perry says...

  • NYC to review Trump contracts after controversial remarks

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    NEW YORK (AP) — New York City officials are reviewing the city's contracts with Donald Trump after statements the GOP presidential hopeful made about Mexican immigrants. A spokeswoman for Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that the review is ongoing. It follows controversial...

  • Kentucky ag commissioner nominee delivers healthy son

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    UNION, Ky. (AP) — Democratic agriculture commissioner nominee Jean-Marie Lawson Spann and her husband, Bobby Spann, are announcing the birth of their first child. The campaign said the Spanns' son, Lee Lawson Spann, was born Thursday morning in northern Kentucky. Spann's father, Sam...

  • New Jersey assemblyman resigns to work for county government

    Published: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A state assemblyman has resigned his office to take a job as assistant clerk in Camden County. Democrat Angel Fuentes announced on Tuesday that it was his final day in office. He spent five years in the state legislature after 16 years on the Camden City Council,...

  • French mother gets 9 years in prison for killing 8 newborns

    Updated: Thu, Jul 2, 2015

    PARIS (AP) — A Frenchwoman accused of killing eight of her newborns over more than a decade has been sentenced to nine years in prison after a dramatic murder trial. After deliberating a few hours in the northern city of Douai, the jury returned its verdict Thursday — half as long as...

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