• Oklahoma City judge tosses Zacarias Moussaoui's lawsuit

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    U.S. District Judge Vicki Miles-Lagrange dismissed the admitted al-Qaida terrorist's lawsuit last week because Zacarias Moussaoui never paid a $400 filing fee and never asked to have the fee waived like most prison inmates do.


  • 'Terminator,' 'Magic Mike' fizzle at July 4th box office

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — July 4th went off like a dud at the box office. Anticipated new releases "Magic Mike XXL" and "Terminator Genisys" fizzled, leaving the popular holdovers "Jurassic World" and "Inside Out" to top the holiday weekend. Despite the brawny enticements of Channing Tatum and Arnold Schwarzenegger, the four-week rule of Universal's dinosaur sensation "Jurassic World" continued with an estimated $30.9 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Pixar's acclaimed "Inside Out" nearly caught up to the runaway dinos, taking in $30.1 million in its third weekend of release.

  • 3 dead, 13 hurt after bomb blast at checkpoint in Kandahar

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An official says a bomb blast at a police checkpoint in the southern city of Kandahar has killed two civilians, one policeman and wounded 13 others. Samim Khpolwak, the spokesman for the provincial governor, said the blast Sunday evening came from a bomb strapped to a motorcycle. The wounded included 11 civilians and two police. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the blast in Afghanistan's second-largest city. The Taliban routinely plant bombs to target Afghan security forces, though civilians are frequently killed instead. U.S. and NATO troops pulled back from volatile areas of the country last year, handing security responsibility over to Afghan forces.

  • Boy, 8, drowns n Arizona river on Fourth holiday

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    CAMP VERDE, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say an 8-year-old boy who was being carried by a relative in a central Arizona river drowned Saturday. The Yavapai County Sheriff's Office says the drowning occurred around 4:30 p.m. in the Verde River at a recreation area, southeast of Camp Verde. The victim's uncle told deputies he was carrying the boy on his shoulders while crossing the river. He stepped in a deep hole, and they went underwater. Deputies say the uncle, who swam to shore, couldn't reach the boy before he vanished from sight. The uncle screamed for help and someone nearby called 911. Rescue and helicopter crews conducted a search and found the boy submerged in 4 feet of water. The boy was pronounced de

  • Pair of lions kept as pets by Gaza family arrive in Jordan

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Two young lions that had been kept as pets in a Gaza refugee camp traveled Sunday to Jordan where their final destination will be a wildlife sanctuary. A Gaza family had bought the lions as cubs from a local zoo that was damaged in last year's war between Israel and Gaza's rulers from the Islamic militant Hamas group. The family kept Mona and Max in their small home in the crowded Rafah refugee camp. The lions and their handlers arrived in Jordan on Sunday evening after leaving Gaza earlier in the day, said Dr. Amir Khalil of the British charity Four Paws. The journey hit an unexpected delay on Friday when Four Paws made its first attempt to take the lions out of Gaza, via the Erez crossin

  • World heritage status for The Alamo, Japan industrial sites

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    BONN, Germany (AP) — The United States has succeeded in its bid to "Remember the Alamo," after the U.N. cultural body approved its status as a world heritage site Sunday. The Alamo was one of five Spanish Roman Catholic sites, known as the San Antonio Missions, to receive the coveted label likely to boost tourism. UNESCO's World Heritage Committee approved the Missions' status along with more than a dozen others from around the globe, including the Gunkanjima industrial site off Japan that South Korea had long objected to. Susan Snow, an archaeologist for San Antonio Missions National Historical Park, said the site in Texas represents "the very essence of the great melting pot of the United States.

  • Family searches for missing baby in Northern California

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    REDDING, Calif. (AP) — Relatives of a 6-month-old girl who vanished from her crib are searching throughout Shasta County looking for leads that may help in locating her. The Record Searchlight reports Sunday (http://bit.ly/1HFG0cP ) that about a dozen relatives of Ember Graham fanned out across Shasta County on Saturday. The baby's father, Matthew Graham, reported her missing Thursday morning. He told police he had last seen the baby in her crib Wednesday night. Graham became a person of interest in the disappearance of his daughter after giving inconsistent statements to Shasta County Sheriff's investigators. He remained in Shasta County Jail on Sunday on a probation violation. Officials couldn't be reach

  • Newport's iconic Cliff Walk now smoke-free

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — People are no longer allowed to smoke while strolling along Newport's iconic Cliff Walk. But Newport officials say they aren't worried about losing tourists because of the city's new ban. Councilor John Florez says they don't want to subject tourists to cigarette smoke and litter. The Cliff Walk is a 3 1/2-mile public walkway that runs between the Atlantic Ocean and some of the city's most spectacular Gilded Age mansions. It attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors a year and is Rhode Island's most visited tourist attraction. The city banned smoking on city beaches, in city parks and on the Cliff Walk in June.

  • Years will be needed to gauge efforts to cut Lake Erie algae

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    PERRYSBURG, Ohio (AP) — Ohio is beginning to offer $12 million in incentives for farmers who are taking steps to reduce the pollutants that wash off their fields and feed the toxic algae in western Lake Erie. That's on top of new rules banning farmers in northwestern Ohio from spreading manure on rain-soaked fields and requiring training before farmers can use commercial fertilizers. Now the big question is will it all work. State officials say one of the next big steps is to closely monitor the streams and rivers that flow into the lake. But it will be a few years before the state can figure out just how much progress is being made. The goal is to cut the amount of phosphorus flowing into western Lake Erie by 4

  • Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's recalls some products

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Pet food maker Stella & Chewy's is recalling some of its products because a routine test found Listeria in a sample of its chicken freeze-dried dinner patties for dogs. Listeria can cause serious illness and even death in children, the frail and the elderly. Healthy people may suffer flu-like symptoms, such as high fever, headache, nausea and diarrhea. The Milwaukee-based company said there have been no reported pet or human illnesses. A complete list of recalled products can be found at: http://www.stellaandchewys.com/stella-chewys-recall-notice/ Consumers can look at the lot numbers and UPC codes on their pet food to determine if their pet food is part of the recall.

  • Bomb attacks on Shiite districts kill 15 people in Iraq

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Authorities in Iraq say bombings targeting Shiite districts have killed 15 people in and around Baghdad. Police officials say a bomb exploded Sunday night near a cafe in the Shiite district of al-Obeidi on the eastern edge of Baghdad, killing four people and wounding 14 others. Another evening bomb blast near a small restaurant killed four people and wounded 11 others in the southeastern suburb of Jisr Diyala. Earlier, a bomb went off at a bus stop in the northeastern suburbs of the capital, killing four people and wounding nine. Another bombing near a bus stop killed three people in Baghdad's northwestern district of Shulla. Hospital officials confirmed the casualties.

  • Cal Ripken to visit Connecticut to promote youth foundation

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr. plans to visit two Connecticut cities where his foundation is helping to bring youth baseball to kids who would not otherwise get a chance to play. The former Baltimore Orioles player is expected in Hartford on Wednesday and in Bridgeport on Thursday to meet with city officials and hold youth baseball clinics. Hartford has teamed with the Cal Ripken Sr. Foundation to build three youth recreation parks designed to serve at-risk children. The foundation is currently helping build the Blackham School Youth Development Park in Bridgeport, which features three synthetic-turf baseball diamonds. One of those is a barrier-free adaptive field, designed to provide children

  • Black bear relocated after wandering Hartford neighborhood

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A young black bear that spent some time in a Hartford neighborhood has been safely tranquilized and relocated by state environmental officers. The 250-pound male estimated to be about 3 1/2 years old was spotted on Colebrook Street in the Blue Hills area at about 9:30 a.m. Sunday. He was up in a tree at around 10 a.m. Hartford Police spokesman Deputy Chief Brian Foley tweeted around an hour later that the bear was safe and leaving for "more comfy surroundings." The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection says bears look for food in populated areas this time of the year. People are advised not to leave food, including bird feeders, outside, and to secure garbage.

  • State must fix hundreds of fish-blocking culverts

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — Washington state is under a federal court order to fix hundreds of barriers built under state roads and highways that block access for migrating salmon and thus interfere with Washington tribes' treaty-backed right to catch fish. But it's not clear how the state is going to come up with the estimated $2.4 billion it will take to correct more than 825 culverts — concrete pipes or steel structures that allow streams to flow under state roads and highways. The state says it would need to fix an average of 30 to 40 culverts a year by 2030, spending $310 million every biennium, to comply with the 2013 court injunction. The state has appealed the judge's decision.

  • Suicide bomber explodes at northeast Nigeria church, 5 dead

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    POTISKUM, Nigeria (AP) — A woman suicide bomber blew up in the midst of a crowded evangelical Christian church service in northeast Nigeria on Sunday and killed at least five people, witnesses said. It is the latest bombing in a string of attacks blamed on Islamic extremist group Boko Haram that's killed some 200 people in the past week. Nearly 100 men and boys praying in mosques were gunned down on Wednesday, and a local official said Sunday that 21 more bodies have been recovered from burnt-out houses since then. On Friday, the military said six women suicide bombers caused explosions that killed scores of people including a soldier at Zabamari Muna village outside Maiduguri, the biggest city in northeast Nigeria an

  • Boater charged after 17-year-old killed on Lake Norman

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man has been arrested after the boat he was driving ran over and killed a 17-year-old girl on a kneeboard in Lake Norman. Investigators said 49-year-old Keith Cerven was charged with boating while intoxicated and may face more charges after prosecutors review the case. Authorities sat Cerven was driving a pontoon boat around 9 p.m. Saturday when he ran up behind the teen, striking and killing her. The name of the girl has not been released. Cerven was released from the Iredell County jail Sunday. It wasn't known if he had a lawyer.

  • Cincinnati offers baseball history along with All-Star Game

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    CINCINNATI (AP) — The city hosting baseball's All-Star Game this year was the home of a team that played like all-stars back in 1869. The Cincinnati Red Stockings went 57-0 that year as baseball's first officially professional team. Player-manager Harry Wright's team added new players before the season, led by his brother, George, who was credited with a .633 batting average and 49 homers. Disbanded because of financial issues after two seasons, the team is being honored this summer with a variety of hometown homages including a 30-foot-tall image depicting a Red Stocking player that's projected at night on the city's Carew Tower.

  • NASCAR fans defend, display Confederate flags at Daytona

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The Confederate flag is front and center. It's been like that for years. And the 57-year-old Rebenstorf has no plans to take it down — not even if NASCAR decides to ban the embattled flag from its racetracks. "They'd have to come and get it," Rebenstorf said Saturday, pointing out that his American flag purposely flies a few inches higher than the rest. Rebenstorf and others staunchly defended their Confederate flags at NASCAR's first race in the South since the racing series and its tracks urged fans to no longer wave the banner. Dozens were scattered throughout the vast infield a

  • Austin police kill man suspected of slaying 1 in hotel lobby

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A man with a rifle who gunned down another person early Sunday in the lobby of a posh downtown Austin hotel was then shot and killed by officers, police said. The shootings happened shortly before 5 a.m. at the Omni Austin Hotel, about four blocks from the Texas Capitol, assistant police chief Brian Manley said at a news conference. He said an emergency dispatcher got a call about a man in the hotel lobby "walking around with a gun." Then, the caller reported seeing the man shoot someone. The dispatcher could hear crying and yelling. Officers arrived at the hotel to find a man with a rifle. Manley said the man, who appeared to be in his 30s, pointed the gun at the officers and they chased him.

  • Phoenix firefighters pull man out of chimney

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix firefighters have rescued a man who became stuck after trying to re-enter a house through the chimney. Fire Capt. Aaron Ernsberger says it took 30 minutes Sunday morning for firefighters to free the 23-year-old man. He was taken to a hospital in stable condition. Ernsberger says the man's friends locked him out of the house as a prank. The man thought he could get back inside through the chimney. Firefighters were called to the scene shortly before 3 a.m. Phoenix Fire Department video shows firefighters chipping away at a chimney wall and pulling the man out. The man, completely covered in soot, was able to walk but appeared to be limping.

  • Indian coast guard seizes Iranian boat, arrests 12 crew

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's coast guard seized an Iranian fishing boat off the country's southern coast early Sunday and arrested 12 crew members, officials said. Top Kerala state police officer T.P. Senakumar said the Iranian crew members were being questioned for possible smuggling and breach of India's national security, but he declined to give details. Sitanshu Kar, India's defense ministry spokesman, said the boat was intercepted and seized early Sunday by the coast guard. The Press Trust of India news agency said coast guard officials found one satellite phone and a Pakistani identity card on the boat which was intercepted 100 kilometers (60 miles) off the Kerala state coast.




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