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James Garner died of massive heart attack

James Garner was killed by a massive heart attack, ...

July 29, 2014

Oak Ridge cancels class to reduce Southern accents

Some employees at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee complained about a class aimed at teaching them how to reduce their Southern accents. Now, managers are calling the whole thing off.

July 29, 2014

Alabama man pleads not guilty in kitten killings

An Alabama man accused of killing kittens he found on Craigslist says he's innocent of animal cruelty.

July 29, 2014

US appeals panel strikes down Miss. abortion law

A federal appeals court panel has ruled that a Mississippi law that would close the state's only abortion clinic is unconstitutional.

July 29, 2014

Trump says his Buffalo Bills bid unlikely to win

Billionaire businessman Donald Trump says he'll submit a bid to buy the Buffalo Bills, but that it's unlikely his offer will be the winner.

July 29, 2014

Rare gazelle breaks own neck, dies at Topeka Zoo

An endangered gazelle at the Topeka Zoo is dead after beating its head against a gate until it broke its neck.

July 29, 2014

Liberians in US worry about Ebola outbreak

An outbreak of Ebola in West Africa is stirring fear and canceling travel plans in Minnesota, where thousands of Liberians have immigrated over the years.

July 29, 2014

NJ woman pleads guilty to animal cruelty

A longtime volunteer with the Monmouth County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals has pleaded guilty to animal cruelty charges.

July 29, 2014

Wedding reception shut down when brawl breaks out

Authorities say a brawl involving dozens of guests broke out at a wedding reception in central New Jersey.

July 29, 2014

Georgia girl struck by plane on Florida beach dies

Law enforcement officials in Florida say a 9-year-old girl has died from injuries suffered when she was hit by a plane that crash-landed on the beach where she was walking with her father.

July 29, 2014

Parents sue Georgia school system in gym mat death

The parents of a south Georgia teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at school have filed a wrongful death lawsuit against school administrators.

July 29, 2014

New Mexico tax holiday starts Friday for shoppers

New Mexico's annual tax holiday is approaching and will provide shoppers with savings on school supplies, computers and some clothing and shoes.

July 29, 2014

Mayor: Times Square characters should be licensed

Cookie Monster may soon need a license.

July 29, 2014

Sea star disease strikes peninsula marine centers

The disease wreaking havoc on wild sea star populations on the West Coast has struck captive collections in the Olympic Peninsula.

July 28, 2014

Cleveland opens school focusing on digital arts

A new school in Cleveland will use projects such as the creation of movies, video games and sound recordings to drive learning of traditional subjects while teaching students skills in the digital arts.

July 28, 2014

Fire chief: 1 dead, 3 hurt in fish plant explosion

Authorities say one person died and three others were injured in an explosion at a fish processing plant on the Mississippi coast.

July 28, 2014

Suspect, US marshals, cop wounded in NYC shootout

Authorities say a sex-assault suspect got in a shootout with law enforcement in New York City that wounded the suspect, two federal marshals and a police officer.

July 28, 2014

US court: Va. gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A federal appeals court has struck down Virginia's same-sex marriage ban.

July 28, 2014

Contracts to buy US homes slip in June

Fewer Americans signed contracts to buy homes in June, as the real estate market appears to have cooled off this summer.

July 28, 2014

Tornado touches down north of Boston

A fire official in Massachusetts says there are reports of partial building and roof collapses after a powerful storm.

July 28, 2014

US cities clean up after powerful storms

Communities across the U.S. are cleaning up after strong storms destroyed homes, knocked out power for thousands of people and toppled power lines and trees.

July 28, 2014

Doctor: Lines placed correctly in Arizona inmate

The doctor who performed the autopsy on an Arizona death-row inmate whose execution was prolonged says the intravenous lines were placed correctly.

July 28, 2014

Man charged with shooting pet turtle

A 31-year-old Stonington man has been charged with cruelty to animals after police say he shot his girlfriend's pet turtle.

July 28, 2014

2 questioned in search for Philly carjackers

Police investigators are talking to two people in connection with the search for two carjackers who rammed a stolen sport utility vehicle into a family in north Philadelphia, killing three children.

July 28, 2014

Report: Surveillance hampering journalists

Two human rights groups say the staggering amount of personal information available to government security officials has restricted the flow of information to journalists.

July 28, 2014

Police investigate deaths of family of 5 in Maine

The state medical examiner plans to conduct autopsies on the bodies of five family members found shot to death in an apartment in southern Maine.

July 28, 2014

Not in my backyard: US sending dirty coal abroad

As the Obama administration weans the U.S. off dirty fuels blamed for global warming, energy companies have been sending more of America's unwanted energy leftovers to other parts of the world where they could create even more pollution.

July 28, 2014

Small plane crash on Fla. beach; 2 on ground hit

A Georgia man is dead and his 9-year-old daughter is in the hospital with critical injuries after they were hit by a small plane that made an emergency landing on a Florida Gulf Coast beach.

July 28, 2014

9 struck by lightning in Southern California

Authorities say eight people have been struck by lightning on Venice's boardwalk, with a ninth person hit on Southern California's Catalina Island.

July 27, 2014

Police: Family of 5 dead in Maine

Police say five members of a Maine family have been found dead.

July 27, 2014
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