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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Building inspectors are at a landmark Minneapolis nightclub where part of the ceiling collapsed during a show. Officials say three people were hurt when a 30-by-30 foot section fell at First Avenue on Wednesday night. City spokesman Matt Lindstrom says...
NEW YORK (AP) — Samsung has unveiled two new Android smartphones with jumbo screens as it seeks to recapture some of the sales lost to Apple after larger iPhones came out last year. Samsung said Thursday that the new Galaxy Note 5 and S6 Edge Plus will start shipping Aug. 21...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Three years after Connecticut abolished the death penalty for any future crimes, the state's highest court on Thursday spared the lives of all 11 men who were already on death row when the law took effect, saying it would be unconstitutional to execute...
DENVER (AP) — A suburban Denver baker who wouldn't make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple cannot cite his religious beliefs in refusing them service because it would lead to discrimination, the Colorado Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. The decision is the latest victory for...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania judge is vacating the murder conviction of a man who's been in prison for 34 years in the shooting death of a 15-year-old, citing new DNA evidence. The New York-based Innocence Project says a senior visiting judge issued the order Thursday in...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans is approaching the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, a mammoth storm that caused the levees protecting the city to break and submerge vast swaths of the Crescent City. In the run-up to the anniversary, The Associated Press sat down with New...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A late-night trip on a Fort Lauderdale river left one teenager dead and five others injured after the 13-foot Boston Whaler boat struck a bridge early Thursday. Investigators were trying to determine whether someone had loaned the boat to the teens...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The latest on a late-night boat crash on a Fort Lauderdale, Florida, river that left one teenager dead and five others injured. ___ 9:50 a.m. Investigators say a 13-foot Boston Whaler that struck a Fort Lauderdale bridge, killing one teenager and...
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in South Florida say one teenager is dead and five others were taken to a hospital after their boat crashed into a bridge on Fort Lauderdale's Middle River. The crash happened early Thursday. Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation...