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Updated 7 hours ago
ESPN pulls Schilling after anti-Muslim tweet
BRISTOL, Conn. — ESPN says commentator Curt Schilling won’t appear on the air for the next month in the wake of his anti-Muslim tweet.

Published 8 hours ago
More passes available after Pope ticket outcry
PHILADELPHIA — After an outcry over plans to keep most of Pope Francis’ audience at his biggest Philadelphia events at least a half-mile away, organizers today announced the pontiff will parade through downtown twice and said they would set aside 30,000 tickets for the public to get a closer view.

Updated 9 hours ago
Democratic support piles up for Iran deal
WASHINGTON — Now a done deal, the Iran nuclear agreement gained critical backing from three more Democratic senators today, boosting White House hopes of blocking a disapproval resolution in the Senate so the president wouldn’t have to veto it.

Published 9 hours ago
1 shot, injured near Sacramento City College
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Police say Sacramento City College is on lockdown while officers search for a suspect in a shooting that injured one person near the campus.

Published 9 hours ago
Cruz blames Obama for violence against police
FORT WORTH, Texas — Republican presidential contender Ted Cruz blamed President Barack Obama today for a climate of violence against police, contending the president and his administration have long vilified law enforcement.

Published 9 hours ago
Ex-Vegas firefighter found guilty in wife murder-for-hire
LAS VEGAS — A Nevada jury says a former Las Vegas firefighter is guilty of conspiring with a homeless ex-convict to murder his estranged wife.

Published 10 hours ago
8 arrested on suspicion of counterfeit-to-cash scheme
SEAL BEACH, Calif. — Eight people were arrested today in California in a probe of gang members suspected of shopping with counterfeit money at big box retailers and returning the goods for cash refunds.

Published 10 hours ago
Ky. clerks issue marriage licenses
ASHLAND, Ky. — A defiant county clerk went to jail Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, but five of her deputies agreed to issue the licenses themselves, potentially ending the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.

Updated 10 hours ago
Army suspends operations at labs due to anthrax probe
WASHINGTON — Army Secretary John McHugh has suspended operations at four Defense Department laboratories that handle biological toxins, as the military scrambles to explain and correct problems that led to the accidental shipment of live anthrax to dozens of other labs around the country and the world.

Published 10 hours ago
Part of Mississippi River closes
COLUMBUS, Ky. — Part of the Mississippi River was closed as crews investigated an oil spill caused by the collision of two tow boats, the U.S. Coast Guard said today.

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