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  • Anchor denies sham Porsche sale; congressman husband charged

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A news anchor said Thursday that authorities have wrongly accused her of a shady Porsche transaction in the indictment of her congressman husband. Renee Chenault-Fattah said she sold the car to a family friend for $18,000 because she and Fattah needed the money to close on a vacation home. "I know this was a legitimate...

  • Nigeria rescues 71, mostly women and girls, from Boko Haram

    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Nigerian soldiers rescued 71 people, almost all girls and women, in firefights that killed many Boko Haram militants in villages near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, the military said Thursday. Some captives told The Associated Press they were in the clutches of the Islamic extremists for as long as a year. "I...

  • The Latest: US agents trying to reach man who killed lion

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The latest on the controversy surrounding a Minnesota big-game hunter and his guides in Zimbabwe who killed a protected lion (all times are Central): 12:20 p.m. The law enforcement arm of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service says it's trying to reach the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion while on a guided hunt in...

  • Fire chief: More training planned after dispatcher hung up

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — All Albuquerque Fire Department employees in emergency situations will undergo additional training after a dispatcher told a 911 caller trying to help a teenage shooting victim to "deal with it yourself." The department will start giving crisis intervention training to all firefighters and dispatchers next week, Fire...

  • University removes 'bias-free language guide' from website

    DURHAM, N.H. (AP) — The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a "bias-free language guide" that warned against using the word "American" because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an...

  • Democrats consider distance from Jefferson, Jackson

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Democratic parties in the three states that start the presidential nominating process are exploring ending their association with two former White House occupants: Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson. Accelerating a trend that goes back years, committees in several states recently have distanced themselves from the...

  • The Latest: Fired Ohio cop used stun gun on motorist in 2012

    CINCINNATI (AP) — Here are the latest developments in the case of the July 19 fatal shooting of a motorist after a traffic stop by a University of Cincinnati police officer (all times local): 4 p.m. A fired University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a motorist during a traffic stop once used a stun gun on...

  • Guatemala court lifts immunity for 3 lawmakers in graft case

    GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Supreme Court has withdrawn the immunity from prosecution for three members of congress with alleged links to corruption. The lawmakers from the opposition Lider party are suspected of money-laundering, illicit enrichment, abuse of authority and influence trafficking. They deny any wrongdoing and say the...

  • Man describes find that could solve MH370 plane mystery

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — Johnny Begue was out collecting stones on the French Indian Ocean island he calls home when he says he saw part of an airplane wing washed up in the sand. The fragment may be the first clue to what happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which disappeared last year with 293 people aboard. Massive search efforts...

  • Man stabs several people at Jerusalem gay pride parade

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the holy city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday night, as an anti-gay extremist lunged into a group leading the march and stabbed six people, Israeli police and witnesses said. Police said the attacker, Yishai Schlissel,...

  • AP PHOTOS: Attack on gay pride parade in Jerusalem

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Revelers dancing and singing through the streets of Jerusalem during the city's annual gay pride parade were left shrieking in pain and panic Thursday after an anti-gay extremist stabbed and wounded six people. The attacker was identified by police as Yishai Schlissel, an ultra-Orthodox Jew who had recently been released from...

  • Dad of toddler found decomposed in crib had sole custody

    CLEVELAND (AP) — A man who told police he put bags of garbage in his young daughter's room to mask the smell of her decomposing body was granted sole custody of the toddler during a divorce last year. Eric Warfel, 34, of Medina, a suburb south of Cleveland, was ordered held on a $1 million bond on Thursday after being charged with abuse of a...

  • Afghan Taliban confirm Mullah Omar's death, choose successor

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban confirmed the death of longtime leader Mullah Mohammad Omar and appointed his successor Thursday, as a new round of peace talks was indefinitely postponed amid concerns over how committed the new leadership is to ending the militant group's 14-year insurgency. The Afghan Taliban Shura, or Supreme Council,...

  • Only small increase in US girls getting cervical cancer shot

    NEW YORK (AP) — More U.S. girls are getting a controversial vaccine, but the increase last year was only slight. A national survey released Thursday found 60 percent of adolescent girls received at least one of three doses of the vaccine against human papillomavirus, or HPV. It was 57 percent in 2013. For boys, the rate was 42 percent, up...

  • Indictment in Mother's Day killing seen by victim's daughter

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man has been indicted on murder and other charges in the fatal stabbing of a woman in front of her daughter on Mother's Day. State Attorney General Peter Kilmartin's office announced Thursday that 43-year-old Providence resident Germain Stansfield had been indicted on one count of murder and two counts of...

  • Wing part could help solve what happened to MH370

    SAINT-ANDRE, Reunion (AP) — A barnacle-encrusted wing part that washed up on a remote Indian Ocean island could help solve one of aviation's greatest mysteries, as investigators work to connect it to the Malaysia Airlines flight that vanished more than a year ago. The surprise discovery of the debris on a rocky beach stirred hopes and emotion...

  • Harlem museum head, Dem fundraisers join Obama library board

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The foundation building President Barack Obama's future library is adding the head of an African-American art museum and two major Democratic fundraisers to its board. The Barack Obama Foundation says Thelma Golden is joining the board. She's the director and chief curator of The Studio Museum in Harlem, which promotes...

  • Scientist: Oil slick likely from natural seafloor seepage

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Coast Guard officials were still trying to determine the source of a mysterious miles-long oil slick off California's Santa Barbara County shoreline, but a scientist said Thursday that it's likely the result of naturally occurring seepage from the sea floor. Authorities said the 3-mile sheen was harmless to people and...

  • Virginia State Police complete review of student's arrest

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police have concluded their review of an arrest that injured a University of Virginia student and prompted allegations of racism. Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller said Thursday that the report was submitted to the state secretary of public safety. She said police are not releasing the report because...

  • Cooling fan failure suspected in Aleutians emergency landing

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A preliminary inspection conducted after the emergency landing of a Cathay Pacific flight at a remote air base in the Aleutian Islands indicates that an equipment cooling fan failed, the Hong Kong-based airline said Thursday. Smoke was detected around the cockpit area, prompting the captain of Flight CX884 to divert to...

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