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  • 15,000 mink dead after release from Minnesota farm

    EDEN VALLEY, Minn. (AP) — A Minnesota mink farm says 15,000 mink have died after unknown culprits released them from their cages earlier this week. The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says that of approximately 38,000 mink released, 14,000 of the animals are unaccounted for. Sheriff Don Gudmundson has said he believes animal rights activists released […]
  • Danai Gurira, from left, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Lauren Cohan, and Alanna Masterson attend "The Walking Dead" panel on day two of Comic-Con International on Friday, July 21, 2017, in San Diego. (Photo by Al Powers/Invision/AP)

    ‘Walking Dead’ Comic-Con panel pays tribute to late stuntman

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — There will never be an antidote or immunity to the zombie apocalypse in “The Walking Dead.” “It’s kind of a mythology-breaking proposition,” creator Robert Kirkman said Friday during the show’s presentation at Comic-Con. Kirkman and showrunner Scott Gimple were joined by a dozen cast members for the panel inside the San […]
  • Ohio argues against execution delays for 3 condemned inmates

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio state attorneys argued on Friday against delaying three upcoming executions on grounds that the condemned killers have little chance of legal victory and repeated postponements are draining state resources. The state’s first execution in more than three years is scheduled for Wednesday. Death row inmate Ronald Phillips is scheduled to […]
  • Opposition supporters shout slogans and raise candles as they protest in front of the Supreme Court against a law on court control in Warsaw, Poland, Friday, July 21, 2017. The bill on the Supreme Court has drawn condemnation from the European Union and has led to street protests in Warsaw. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

    Poland’s senators approve contentious court overhaul

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland’s Senate approved a contentious law on Saturday that gives politicians substantial influence over the Supreme Court, in defiance of European Union criticism. The bill proposed by the populist ruling party only needs the signature of President Andrzej Duda to become binding. Duda has so far followed the ruling party line. […]
  • FILE- March 13, 2010 file photo of Algerian national Ali Charaf Damache in Dublin, Ireland. An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been extradited to Philadelphia to be tried in civilian court rather than face trial at Guantanamo Bay. (Niall Carson/File, PA via AP)

    Al-Qaida suspect linked to cartoonist plot extradited to US

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face terrorism charges in federal court, despite President Donald Trump’s promises to send terror suspects to the military prison at Guantanamo Bay. Ali Charaf Damache, 52, of Algeria, appeared in court Friday […]
  • Quran submerged in lard mailed to California Islamic center

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Police are investigating the mailing of a Quran submerged in a tub of what appeared to be pork lard to a Northern California Islamic center. The Sacramento chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations received the package in June, and it follows two other incidents of defaced Qurans at nearby mosques […]
  • Trump names lawyer as new acting ethics chief

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump designated a veteran government lawyer Friday as a temporary replacement for a former ethics chief who sparred repeatedly with the White House over the handling of its officials’ finances. The Office of Government Ethics confirmed Friday that Trump designated the agency’s general counsel, David J. Apol, to become its […]
  • A Robinson R44 helicopter is seen where it crash-landed on a street in the Sherman Oaks neighborhood of Los Angeles' San Fernando Valley Friday afternoon, July 21, 2017. Four people who were on board appeared to have non-life-threatening injuries, fire officials reported. The aircraft did not catch fire, and nobody on the ground was hurt. (Zelneisha Fields via AP)

    4 injured as helicopter crash-lands on Los Angeles street

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A small helicopter crash-landed on a San Fernando Valley street on Friday, injuring four people on board, authorities said. The helicopter made a hard landing around noon in the Sherman Oaks area near U.S. 101, according to Fire Department reports. The aircraft did not catch fire, and nobody on the ground […]
  • 2 Baltimore police officers plead guilty to racketeering

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Two Baltimore police detectives who were armed with their service weapons while robbing people who were physically restrained have pleaded guilty to racketeering conspiracy. Evodio Hendrix and Maurice Ward pleaded guilty in federal court Friday. Hendrix, of Randallstown, Maryland, admitted to participating in three robberies from March to August 2016. Ward, of […]
  • Ex-military contractor gets life in prison in sex case

    MIAMI (AP) — A former U.S. military contractor already serving prison time for stealing secrets has been sentenced to life behind bars for abusing underage girls in Honduras. Court records show a Miami federal judge sentenced 37-year-old Christopher Glenn on Friday. He was convicted by a jury earlier this year of sex crimes involving girls […]
  • FILE - In this April 18, 2016 file photo, Corey Lewandowski, campaign manager for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, appears at a campaign stop at the First Niagara Center in Buffalo, N.Y. Lewandowski, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager has filed a $5 million lawsuit against his New Hampshire neighbors over access to a pond-front property, Friday, July 21, 2017. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

    Trump ex-campaign manager Lewandowski sues neighbors for $5M

    WINDHAM, N.H. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager has filed a $5 million lawsuit against his New Hampshire neighbors over access to a pond-front property. The North Andover Eagle-Tribune reports ( that Corey Lewandowski says his neighbors in Windham have blocked an easement that officials granted him so he could reach the tract. […]
  • Castile’s mother files for entirety of $3M settlement

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mother of slain motorist Philando Castile has filed a petition to receive nearly all of a $3 million settlement in his death. Valerie Castile’s petition proposes she get $2 million, with the remaining $995,000 going to attorneys. A Hennepin Couny judge will review the petition Aug. 2. The Star Tribune reports […]
  • Issa Rae poses for a portrait on Thursday, July 20, 2017, in New York to promote her HBO series, "Insecure." (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

    Q&A: Issa Rae on season 2 of ‘Insecure’ and its male fans

    NEW YORK (AP) — The response to season one of Issa Rae’s HBO series, “Insecure,” was so strong, particularly on social media, that countless (and hilarious) memes were created about the star characters, and the show’s male fans rallied behind the male lead after he had been cheated on. It sparked the age-old debate about […]
  • Bomb suspect’s lawyers: Feds drumming up terror theory

    NEW YORK (AP) — Lawyers for a man accused of plotting bomb attacks in New Jersey and New York say the government is doing everything it can to wrongfully portray their client as a terrorist. The lawyers said in papers filed in Manhattan federal court Thursday that prosecutors plan to show jurors inflammatory evidence against […]
  • US rig count decreases by 2 this week to 950

    HOUSTON (AP) — The number of rigs exploring for oil and natural gas in the U.S. decreased by two this week to 950. A year ago, just 462 rigs were active. Houston oilfield services company Baker Hughes said Friday that 764 rigs sought oil and 186 explored for natural gas this week. Among major oil- […]