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  • Authorities: 7-year-old boy attacked, killed by 2 pit bulls

    LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a 7-year-old boy was apparently attacked and killed by two pit bulls in Massachusetts. The Middlesex district attorney’s office says a preliminary investigation suggests the boy was attacked Saturday in Lowell after entering a fenced area where the dogs were located. Officers responded to a report of an injured […]
  • Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

    GIRARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the northeastern part of the state. Authorities say 31-year-old Girard police officer Justin Leo was shot just after 10 p.m. Saturday as he and another officer stood at front door of a home where the […]
  • Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in Afghanistan in 2009 — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about […]
  • The Latest: Veteran Syrian opposition member detained

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the war in Syria (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Syrian activists say a veteran Syrian opposition member who has been campaigning for the release of Syrian detainees has himself been detained. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Sunday Mohammed Saleh Abu Ali, in his 60s, has been detained […]
  • Letter penned a day before Titanic sank sold at UK auction

    LONDON (AP) — A letter written by one of the Titanic’s passengers a day before the ocean liner sank has sold for 126,000 pounds ($166,000) at an auction in England. The handwritten note, on embossed Titanic stationery, was penned by first-class passenger Alexander Oskar Holverson on April 13, 1912 — the day before the ship […]
  • Mayor Garcetti taking his Los Angeles gig national

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is taking his argument on the road, but he doesn’t want you to assume he’s steering himself toward the White House. At least not yet. “I have a job I love,” Garcetti said as he makes the rounds at the Democratic National Committee’s annual meeting in […]
  • Tillerson seeks Arab help in US effort to isolate Iran

    DOHA, Qatar (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson took the Trump administration’s case for isolating and containing Iran in the Middle East and beyond to two Gulf Arab nations on Sunday, pushing for Saudi Arabia and Iraq to unite to counter growing Iranian assertiveness. He also called for a quick resolution to the […]
  • Park hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide’

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a “sympathetic murder-suicide.” Rachel Nguyen, 20, and […]
  • Knoxville Police: Derailment sends cars into building

    KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Authorities in Tennessee say a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Knoxville, sending rail cars carrying shipping containers off the tracks, with some of them plowing into buildings. No one was injured. The News-Sentinel in Knoxville reported police tweeted that 50 cars derailed, and at least two buildings were damaged. Firefighters at […]
  • Hot World Series on deck: Altuve, Astros vs Kershaw, Dodgers

    Big-time aces Clayton Kershaw and Justin Verlander. Playoff boppers Jose Altuve and Justin Turner. A pair of 100-win teams for the first time in nearly a half-century. Hollywood Walk of Fame vs. Texans who wear the star. A little extra Magic, plus Nolan back in the fast lane. This is one hot World Series — […]
  • Today in History

    Today in History Today is Sunday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2017. There are 70 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1962, in a nationally broadcast address, President John F. Kennedy revealed the presence of Soviet-built missile bases under construction in Cuba and announced a quarantine of all […]
  • 4 wounded when gunman opens fire on basketball court

    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Police say four people were shot and wounded when someone opened fire on a basketball court in suburban Philadelphia. WPVI-TV reports the two male and two female victims were on a basketball court in Chester when possibly two suspects fired from a bridge. It happened around 6 p.m. Saturday. The victims, […]
  • Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

    HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve embraced Justin Verlander as confetti rained down. An improbable thought just a few years ago, the Houston Astros are headed to the World Series. Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers Jr. combined on a three-hitter, Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Astros reached the World Series for only the second […]
  • Police: Boy, 3, shot by 6-year-old brother in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police in Philadelphia say a 3-year-old is in critical condition after being shot in the head by his 6-year-old brother. Authorities say the younger boy suffered a gunshot wound to the left side of his forehead just after 3 p.m. Saturday. The two boys were on the second floor of their north […]
  • The Latest: Trump tweetstorm praises his accomplishments

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump. (all times local): 9:10 p.m. President Donald Trump is trying to balance growing concerns about the legal troubles facing his administration with claims that he is one of the most productive presidents in U.S. history. His critics argue that Trump has accomplished little on the legislative […]