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Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A nursing home in South Carolina is being sued after a 90-year-old woman walked away from the facility last year...

Americans and guns: It’s really complicated, survey shows

BY LISA MARIE PANE ATLANTA (AP) — Americans have long had a complex relationship with guns. Now, a new study shows that the country's deep...

[Updated] FBI: No ‘wider plot’ suspected in Michigan airport stabbing

BY JEFF KAROUB and MIKE HOUSEHOLDER FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man from Tunisia shouted in Arabic before stabbing a police officer in the...

Insurance study ties legal pot to boost in car crash claims

BY P. SOLOMON BANDA DENVER (AP) A recent insurance study links increased car crash claims to legalized recreational marijuana. The Highway Loss Data Institute, a leading...

Coal company sues HBO’s John Oliver for defamation

NEW YORK (AP) — Coal company Murray Energy has sued HBO and its Sunday-night host, John Oliver, for what it says was a "false...

Suspected tornado: 1 hurt, businesses flattened in Alabama

BY KEVIN McGILL NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A suspected tornado near Birmingham, Alabama, flattened businesses and injured one person Thursday, while the mayor of a...

Mourners gather for funeral of student detained in N Korea

BY DAKE KANG WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — Hundreds of mourners gathered Thursday to celebrate the life of an American college student who was detained in...

County camp programs keep kids learning even while school is out

Wednesday may have been the first day of summer, but kids around Lee County have already been out of school for weeks. This summer, more...

UK interior minister: Britain facing a new phase of terror

LONDON (AP) — Britain's interior minister says the country has entered a new phase of global terrorism. Home Secretary Amber Rudd told the House of...

IS militants destroy 12th century mosque in Iraq’s Mosul

BY BALINT SZLANKO IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Islamic State group blew up a historic landmark in Mosul — the city's famed 12th century al-Nuri...

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Red snapper season extended to September

For the first time since 2013, federal officials have agreed to extend the federal red snapper season, adding 39 days. The newly lengthened recreational...

Cosby tweets thanks, defense demands mistrial over impasse

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and MICHAEL R. SISAK NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Bill Cosby thanked his fans and supporters on Friday as a jury deliberated sexual...

Student freed by North Korea has severe neurological injury

BY DAKE KANG and DAN SEWELL WYOMING, Ohio (AP) — An American college student who was imprisoned in North Korea and returned to his home...

Judge faces legal quagmire in teen texting suicide trial

BY DENISE LAVOIE BOSTON (AP) — Michelle Carter and Conrad Roy III are both sad figures in a teenage tragedy that ended with Roy killing...