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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Maria Korcsmaros was swimming just off the Southern California coast to get ready for her summer triathlon when something big gripped her side and then let go. She knew immediately she had been bit. The normally choppy water around her grew still and...
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The federal death penalty trial of a white man charged with shooting and killing nine black parishioners during a Bible study at their Charleston church will be held in November, a judge announced Tuesday. Chief U.S. District Judge Richard Gergel set Nov...
COOPER TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — At least five people were killed and several others were hurt when the driver of a pickup truck plowed into a group of bicyclists along a street in western Michigan, authorities said. Paramedics and fire crews rushed to the scene near a park in...
WEST CHESTER, Ohio (AP) — Republican Warren Davidson won a lopsided victory Tuesday in the special election for the Ohio congressional seat left vacant by former House Speaker John Boehner after nearly 25 years. Davidson had 77 percent of the vote with 94 percent of precincts...
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A federal judge in Sacramento sentenced a man on Tuesday to 12 years in prison for attempting to join Islamic extremists in Syria. U.S. District Court Judge John Mendez said that terrorism had become a zero-tolerance crime, as he issued the sentence...
WASHINGTON (AP) — It's a challenge to teach children who aren't in class — and new government numbers show more than 6.5 million students were absent for at least three weeks of the school year. The problem was particularly acute in Washington, D.C., where nearly a third of...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The federal judge who has been criticized by presumed Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump for a ruling in a lawsuit involving Trump University is not a "Mexican" as Trump once suggested, but a native-born American whose immigrant father worked in a...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City police say they found no evidence that the death of businessman Aubrey McClendon in a vehicle crash a day after he was indicted by a federal grand jury was anything other than an accident. Capt. Paco Balderrama said in a statement: "Our...
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois, on the cusp of a second year without a state budget, counts among its many unpaid bills one that threatens to provoke a dispute with the nation's top crime-fighting force. Documents obtained by The Associated Press through the Freedom of...