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Updated 5 hours ago
2 killed in tent collapse at N.H. fairgrounds
LANCASTER, N.H. — Authorities say a circus tent collapsed when a severe storm raked a New Hampshire fairground, killing two people and injuring 15 others.

Published 6 hours ago
24 Cuban migrants land in Key West
MIAMI — Authorities say 24 Cuban migrants have landed in the Florida Keys.

Published 7 hours ago
Suspect arrested in Memphis shooting
A man suspected of fatally shooting a police officer in Memphis over the weekend was taken into custody on Monday after an extensive manhunt, Tennessee TV stations reported law enforcement sources as saying.

Updated 9 hours ago
Former President Jimmy Carter undergoes surgery
ATLANTA — Former President Jimmy Carter is expected to make a full recovery after having an operation Monday to remove a small mass in his liver, according to a spokeswoman.

Published 9 hours ago
Former Pa. Sen. Richard Schweiker dies
PHILADELPHIA — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Richard S. Schweiker, a liberal Republican who was the vice presidential candidate in Ronald Reagan’s unsuccessful 1976 campaign and later served in his Cabinet, has died. He was 89.

Updated 10 hours ago
Obama heralds impact of greenhouse gas limits
WASHINGTON — Calling it a moral obligation, President Barack Obama unveiled the final version of his plan to dramatically cut emissions from U.S. power plants, as he warned anew that climate change will threaten future generations if left unchecked.

Updated 10 hours ago
U.S. senator, comedian call for more gun control
NEW YORK — Comedian Amy Schumer spoke tearfully of two women who were shot to death during a screening of her movie, “Trainwreck,” and asked lawmakers Monday to support a gun control bill sponsored by her second cousin, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.

Published 11 hours ago
Miss. man fatally shot awaiting court appearance
CANTON, Miss. — A man got out of his pickup, walked up to the defendant in a drug-dealing case and fatally shot him in the chest, then set down his gun and surrendered as deputies confronted him outside a Mississippi courthouse Monday morning, law enforcement officials said.

Updated 11 hours ago
Colo. jury decides whether execution an option
CENTENNIAL, Colo. — Jurors in the Colorado theater shooting trial declined to rule out the death penalty today as they move toward sentencing James Holmes, finding his defense failed to persuade them to show him mercy.

Updated 12 hours ago
Toledo-built Jeep sales set records
DETROIT  — Summer deals and big demand for SUVs and luxury vehicles kept U.S. auto sales strong in July.




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