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  • Bobby Brown, family mourn the late Bobbi Kristina at funeral

    ALPHARETTA, Ga. (AP) — R&B singer Bobby Brown emerged from the funeral of his daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, staring toward the ground before lifting his head up and briefly gazing at the sky. Sporting a black dress shirt, the grieving Brown was one of the first to exit the tension-filled private service for Bobbi Kristina on Saturday at the...

  • Subway sandwich artists set world record in Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Subway's "sandwich artists" cranked out a record number of their lunchmeat masterpieces in Las Vegas on Saturday. Franchisees and employees from around the world set a Guinness World Record for the "most people making sandwiches simultaneously" when 1,481 people built subs at the same time during the brand's annual convention...

  • Dr. Dre announces release of first album in 15 years

    PHOENIX (AP) — Hip hop super-producer Dr. Dre says the wait is finally over — he's going to release his first album in 15 years. Dre said on his radio show, Dr. Dre's The Pharmacy, that "Compton a Soundtrack by Dr. Dre" will be available Aug. 7. He said Saturday that the album was inspired by the N.W.A. biopic "Straight Outta Compton," a...

  • Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

    WATERLOO, Ontario (AP) — Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a "Bare With Us" rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women's right to go shirtless if they choose. The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police officer for biking topless a week ago. Local media reports said people were...

  • Prosecutor: Texas AG indicted for felony securities fraud

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A grand jury has indicted Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on felony securities fraud charges that accuse the Republican of misleading investors before he took over as the state's top law enforcement officer, a special prosecutor said Saturday. Kent Schaffer, a Houston defense attorney appointed by a judge to the case,...

  • NYC health official expects more Legionnaires' disease cases

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City health official says it is likely doctors will diagnose more cases of Legionnaires' disease in the Bronx in the coming days, amid an outbreak that has killed four and sickened dozens. Dr. Jay Varma, deputy commissioner for disease control in the city's health department, told The Associated Press on Saturday...

  • Conservative donor Koch urges end to 'corporate cronyism'

    DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) — Billionaire industrialist Charles Koch is challenging a group of roughly 450 like-minded conservative political donors to advocate for ending "corporate cronyism" - policies that in many cases help their businesses. Along with his brother David, Koch has long pressed for a federal government that collects fewer taxes...

  • US presidential hopeful Martin O'Malley visits Puerto Rico

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley became the first Democratic presidential candidate to make a campaign stop in Puerto Rico this year as part of an effort to woo Latino voters. He met Saturday with local legislators and residents to talk about their concerns as the U.S. territory tries to emerge from a nearly...

  • Firefighter dies in wind-fueled Northern California wildfire

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A firefighter evaluating a Northern California wildfire was killed by the erratic, wind-stoked blaze while he was surveying an area to decide the best way for crews to handle the flames, a U.S. Forest Service official said Saturday. Forest Service firefighter David Ruhl, 38, was in a vehicle in the Modoc National Forest...

  • Company, FAA working on Gulfstream IV jet fail-safe problem

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The manufacturer of the jet that crashed on takeoff in Massachusetts last year, killing the co-owner of The Philadelphia Inquirer and six other people, has reported a problem with a fail-safe system that can allow the planes to reach high speeds on the runway even if they are prevented from taking off. Gulfstream Aerospace...

  • Verizon strike possible as contract deadline looms

    NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon workers in nine states could walk off the job as soon as early Sunday if union negotiators don't reach an agreement over benefits with the wireless carrier. A contract covering 39,000 Verizon workers represented by two unions expires at the end of Saturday. Last week, the Communications Workers of America announced that...

  • Graham says he can win New Hampshire - and McCain agrees

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham says he's confident he can win presidential primaries in New Hampshire and his home state of South Carolina, two of the first voting states in the nomination contest. His friend and Senate colleague, two-time New Hampshire primary winner John McCain, agrees. McCain is joining Graham for a...

  • Chief insists officer fatally shot teen in self-defense

    SENECA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina police chief says he will not release the name of an officer who fatally shot a 19-year-old man in a Hardee's parking lot, insisting the officer acted in self-defense. While the attorney for the teen's parents disputed the officer's account, Seneca Chief John Covington reiterated Friday the department...

  • Ohio Gov. John Kasich says family worth between $9M and $22M

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio Gov. John Kasich, one of more than a dozen Republicans seeking the party's presidential nomination, reports that he and his family are worth between $9 million and $22 million. A personal financial disclosure report filed Friday offered the first detailed account of Kasich's personal wealth. It included assets owned...

  • Christie, others turn to McCain's town hall playbook in 2016

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In the summer of 1999, John McCain didn't have many big names backing his campaign for president. He didn't have much money, either, and even resorted at one point to giving away ice cream to drum up a decent-size crowd. Enter the town hall. Driven to "desperation," McCain decided to meet as many people as possible at as...

  • Researcher in Zimbabwe doubts report of 2nd lion killing

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A lion researcher in Zimbabwe on Saturday cast doubt on a report of the shooting death of a male lion who was a companion of Cecil, a famous lion killed by an American hunter in early July. The satellite collar on a second lion named Jericho has been sending normal signals, indicating the lion is alive and moving around,...

  • Q&A on possible extradition for dentist who killed lion

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Zimbabwe has called for an American dentist who killed a lion that was lured out of a national park and caused international outrage to be extradited and face as-yet filed charges. But it isn't clear whether Walter James Palmer, a 55-year-old from Minnesota, can be extradited or, if so, can fight having to go back to the...

  • Original sound of Japan emperor's war-end speech released

    TOKYO (AP) — The 4 ½-minute speech that has reverberated throughout Japan's modern history since it was delivered by Emperor Hirohito at the end of World War II has come back to life in digital form. Hirohito's "jewel voice" — muffled and nearly inaudible due to poor sound quality — was broadcast on Aug. 15, 1945, announcing Japan's surrender....

  • Steven Moffat on 'Sherlock' special; how long series can go

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — "Sherlock" fans have grown familiar with the waiting game between TV seasons, but they may be encouraged that show-runner Steven Moffat says he could see it "going on for a long while." Speaking to TV critics Saturday at a bi-annual panel, Moffat said he and co-executive producer, Mark Gatiss, are game to keep...

  • Zimbabwean authorities restrict hunting after lion killing

    HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabwe has suspended the hunting of lions, leopards and elephants in an area where a lion popular with tourists was killed, and is investigating the killing of another lion in April that may have been illegal, the country's wildlife authority said Saturday. In addition, bow and arrow hunts have been suspended unless...

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