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  • Eighth animal dies after jaguar escapes Audubon Zoo habitat

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Eight animals have now died after a jaguar escaped from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo in New Orleans. NOLA.com reports an alpaca and fox died Sunday, the day after the male jaguar killed four alpacas, one emu and one fox Saturday morning. The jaguar was captured and returned to its […]
  • Inmate accused of killing woman escapes from Arkansas jail

    MARSHALL, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an inmate who escaped from an Arkansas jail has been captured, but a second inmate accused of killing a woman is still on the loose. The Searcy County Sheriff’s Office said Sunday that 36-year-old Jason Brannon and 30-year-old Matthew Armstrong escaped from the county jail about 9:10 p.m. Saturday. […]
  • Coast Guard suspends search for missing boaters in Virginia

    PORTSMOUTH, Va. (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for two recreational boaters missing since a collision with an oyster barge Saturday on Virginia’s James River. Coast Guard officials announced Sunday afternoon that the effort was suspended after searching more than 200 square miles since Saturday morning. Coast Guard boats and helicopters were […]
  • The Latest: Governor saddened by fatal police shooting

    WEYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a bystander and police officer in Massachusetts following a vehicle crash and foot chase. (all times local): 3:50 p.m. The governor of Massachusetts says he’s saddened to learn of the deaths of a local police officer and a bystander who were shot following a […]
  • Nation’s new aircraft carrier enters next phase at shipyard

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — The nation’s newest aircraft carrier returned to a Virginia shipyard Sunday for a year of planned upgrades and fixes, marking the next phase in the development of the Navy’s most advanced and scrutinized warship. The USS Gerald R. Ford’s stay at Newport News Shipbuilding will address some well-publicized problems, many of […]
  • The Latest: Details emerge on gunman’s death, earlier case

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the shooting of three Kansas City police officers (all times local): 8:05 p.m. Authorities say a gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police. The […]
  • Stolen firetruck stopped after wild chase in California

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police chased a stolen firetruck across four Northern California counties during a wild high-speed pursuit that lasted nearly two hours and ended with two suspects under arrest. Officials say the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District truck worth about $1 million was taken from the scene of a small grass fire Saturday. The […]
  • Reports detail Mossad raid on Iranian nuclear documents

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Some U.S. media reported new details on Sunday from a Mossad operation that smuggled Iranian nuclear documents out of Tehran, though none of the material appeared to show that Iran wasn’t abiding by its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. The information relayed to the outlets shed more light on the daring […]
  • Police: 6-month-old girl found unresponsive in car dies

    MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — Police say a 6-month-old girl found unresponsive in a car at a park in Ohio and has died. Medina police say the baby was found unresponsive shortly after 2 p.m. Saturday in a car at Ray Mellert Park in the city about 30 miles (48 kilometers) south of Cleveland. Medina police […]
  • Man, woman charged after body found behind apartment house

    ERIE, Pa. (AP) — A man and a woman have been charged following the discovery of human remains in a shallow grave behind an apartment house in northwestern Pennsylvania. The Erie Times-News reports that Erie police have reported finding a body wrapped in plastic Saturday that was exhumed by detectives and members of the Mercyhurst […]
  • Police: Suspect dead after wounding 3 Kansas City officers

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A gunman being investigated in the killing of a university student from India shot and wounded three Kansas City police officers Sunday before dying in an exchange of gunfire with police, authorities said. The three officers’ wounds were not life-threatening, police said. The suspect, whose name has not been released, […]
  • Firefighter mauled by pit bull at scene of house fire

    SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California firefighter was mauled in the face by a pit bull after helping extinguish a house fire. The East Bay Times reports Alameda County Fire Battalion Chief John Whiting received “extremely severe facial damage” in the attack Saturday in San Leandro. Division Chief Alan Evans says […]
  • Trust a theme in GOP debate for Georgia governor nomination

    ATLANTA (AP) — You can trust me, but you can’t trust him. That was the main message the two Republicans vying to become Georgia’s next governor tried to convey Sunday in a televised debate with just over a week left before their heated primary runoff is decided July 24. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and […]
  • Autopsy: Minnesota teen died of multiple gunshot wounds

    CHANHASSEN, Minn. (AP) — An autopsy determined that a 16-year-old student fatally shot by sheriff’s deputies in suburban Minneapolis died from multiple gunshot wounds. The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office released the results Sunday on Archer Amorosi, who was killed Friday morning outside a home in Chanhassen. The release contained no further information. Carver County sheriff’s […]
  • City reverses policy on rule used to exclude Muslim swimmers

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — The mayor of Delaware’s biggest city is apologizing after Muslim children were asked to stay out of a municipal pool because of their clothing. In a statement issued Saturday night, Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki said the city was wrong to use a vaguely-worded policy to bar Muslim kids wearing cotton shirts, […]