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Florida man found guilty of first-degree murder in dispute over music

5 hours agoSports / Baseball : Dodgers Now

A Florida man has been convicted of first-degree murder in the shooting death of black teenager who was in a car playing loud music in a Jacksonville parking lot, the Associated Press reported.

Fla. Officer Investigated for Using Taser on 62-Year-Old Woman

A Tallahassee, Fla. police officer is on administrative leave while the department’s internal affairs investigates his use of a stun gun on a 62-year-old woman on Tuesday, the Associated Press reports.

FLASHBACK: Secret Service Missed Fake Interpreter Charged With Murder on Stage With Obama During Mandela Funeral

The Associated Press is out with a list of Secret Service failures today but there's one big incident that they missed. On top of the agency...

5-Day-Old Baby Shot In Head By Hunter’s Bullet Expected To Be Blind

The 5-day-old Pennsylvania boy wounded by a hunter’s stray bullet is expected to be blind as a result of the shooting. According to the Associated Press, Stefanie Iverson says her son Shayne’s life was spared when the bullet exited through the orbital area – or eye socket – of his skull rather than hitting his brain. At [...]

Report: President Obama Rode Elevator With Armed Convict

With the Secret Service under intense scrutiny after reports that an armed man jumped the fence at the White House and made it all the way to the East Room, the Associated Press is now reporting that earlier this month the president was on an elevator with an "… armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions."

Minnesota Sandbags Sandpiper Pipeline, Must Be Pro Train Derailment

According to an Associated Press report this evening, Canadian-based Enbridge has decided to delay a pipeline project of vital importance to North Dakota’s booming economy. The Sandpiper line will, when built, carry up to 225,000 barrels per day of Bakken crude oil from Tioga, North Dakota, through Minnesota to Superior, Wisconsin. That’s just a bit...

CDC confirms first case of Ebola in United States

The CDC will be holding a press conference at 5:30 p.m. EDT The Centers for Disease Control confirmed the first diagnosed case of the Ebola virus in the United States Tuesday, the Associated Press is reporting. On Monday, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas reported it had admitted a patient exhibiting possible Ebola symptoms for monitoring. Show More Summary

Alton Nolen was Infatuated with Beheadings, Uttered Arabic Words During Workplace Violence

The Associated Press has a story up which indicates that the county prosecutor is treating Alton Nolen's crime as workplace violence. The Washington Post reports that the FBI is taking the same approach. The opening paragraph of theShow More Summary

Walmart: Tracy Morgan Partly To Blame In Truck Accident Because He Wasn't Wearing Seatbelt

DAVID PORTER, Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Actor-comedian Tracy Morgan and other people in a limousine struck from behind by a Wal-Mart truck on a highway in June are at least partly to blame for their injuries because they weren't...Show More Summary

AP Source: A.J. Hinch to Manage Astros

2 days agoSports / Baseball : Bats

A person familiar with the hiring tells The Associated Press that A.J. Hinch is the new manager of the Houston Astros.

Ferguson Charges Thousands for Access to Public Records

2 days agoNews : Reason

Ferguson, Missouri, isn't just  shaking down its residents for cash. The Associated Press reports that,  in an attempt to stymie  investigations,  the city has also been charging journalists exorbitant fees for access to public records: Bureaucrats...Show More Summary

And The Survey Says: ATM, Checking Account Overdraft Fees Aren’t Getting Any Cheaper

While the amount of money banks make in revenue from customer-account fees may be on the decline, a new survey shows that consumers’ overdrafts and out-of-network fees are at an all-time high. The Associated Press reports that a new checking survey found the average fee for using out-of-network ATMs climbed 5% in the last year to a high of … [More]

Ferguson Is Gouging Journalists on Freedom of Information Requests

According to an Associated Press report, Ferguson, Mo., officials are ostensibly using exorbitant fees to discourage news organizations from requesting documents through the state's freedom-of-information Sunshine Law. Read more...

Manchester United Considering Playing Friendlies to Replace European Play

Manchester United are reportedly looking into the possibility of playing several lucrative overseas friendlies to make up for a loss of revenue in the absence of European football in 2014-15, according to The Associated Press' Rob Harris. Show More Summary

New Law in California to Crack Down on Sexual Assault on College Campuses

Associated Press California has become the first state to enact a so-called "yes means yes" rule defining consensual sexual activity and creating a new legal standard in cases of sexual assaults on college campuses. Gov. Jerry BrownShow More Summary

College Football Rankings 2014: Updated Outlook on Top Week 6 Polls

A wild weekend of college football has fans ready to check out the Week 6 college football rankings from The Associated Press, USA Today and Bleacher Report. With several top programs like Alabama, Oregon and Oklahoma having the week...Show More Summary

Ferguson gouges journalists on public records requests

Associated Press The city of Ferguson, Missouri, demands high fees to retrieve documents in the wake of Michael Brown’s shooting last month. “Organizations like the website Buzzfeed were told they’d have to pay unspecified thousandsShow More Summary

Elizabeth McGovern of ‘Downton Abbey’ to tour U.S. with folk-rock band

Lady Cora is coming back to America, but this time, it’s in real life. According to The Associated Press, McGovern and her

Dennis Allen firing misfire shows AP is far from infallible

Last night’s bizarre set of tweets from Terry Collins of the Associated Press regarding the status of Raiders coach Dennis Allen comes at a less-than-ideal time for the AP. With questions swirling about the accuracy and credibility of an AP report that an unnamed law enforcement official sent a copy of the Ray Rice elevator…

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost ‘bring gun to wor…

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR: Oklahoma City beheading: Will jihad-style attack boost ‘bring gun to work’ laws? “Moore Police Sgt. Jeremy Lewis told the Associated Press that Vaughan’s decision to carry a weapon to work made a big difference in the outcome of the attack. The situation ‘could have gotten a lot worse’ if Vaughan didn’t have […]

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