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Five dead, including child, in Pennsylvania helicopter crash

NOXEN, Pa. (AP) – A helicopter crash in a rugged, wooded area of northeastern Pennsylvania claimed the lives of five people, including one child, officials said Sunday. The crash happened Saturday night after the pilot […]

07/28/2013

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti (AP Photo)

Due to Martin protests, Garcetti returns early to LA

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – In the aftermath of Southland protests over the acquittal of a Florida neighborhood watch captain who killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Mayor Eric Garcetti cut short an East Coast trip and planned […]

07/15/2013

George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin, with his attorney Mark O'Mara (l-r), during O'Mara's closing arguments in Seminole circuit court, Sanford, Florida. (AP Photo)

Zimmerman acquittal stirs protest in Calif. cities

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Protesters in Los Angeles and Oakland blocked traffic and clashed with police in a day of protests in California against the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of […]

07/15/2013

Demonstrators march holding a cut-out of Trayvon Martin during a protest against the acquittal of George Zimmerman, neighborhood watch captain who shot unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin. (AP Photo)

Rallies, marches follow Zimmerman verdict

NEW YORK (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators from across the country — chanting, praying and even fighting tears — protested a jury’s decision to clear neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman in the shooting death of […]

07/15/2013

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Overview of Zimmerman trial, verdict, what’s next

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — George Zimmerman’s trial in the shooting death of teen Trayvon Martin lasted nearly three weeks and concluded Saturday night with an acquittal. The case unleashed debate nationwide over racial profiling, self-defense […]

07/14/2013

TV ratings

Racially insensitive remarks heat up ‘Big Brother’

NEW YORK (AP) — Racially insensitive language hurt some cast members’ reputations in the CBS game “Big Brother,” but it may not have been bad for television ratings. Contestants on this season’s “Big Brother” have […]

07/10/2013

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Burns, breathing issues killed 19 firefighters

PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) – The 19 firefighters killed over the weekend in an Arizona blaze died of burns and inhalation problems, according to initial autopsy findings released Thursday. Cari Gerchick, a spokeswoman for the Maricopa […]

07/04/2013

A US Army helicopter drops a load of water on a wildfire in the Black Forest area north of Colorado Springs, Colorado. (AP Photo)

Fire rages, Colo. town braces for long evacuation

DEL NORTE, Colo. (AP) — A colossal wildfire raging near popular tourist areas of the southwestern Colorado mountains more than doubled in size over the weekend, driven by winds and fueled by dead trees in […]

06/24/2013

Yosemite Valley (National Park Service Photo)

Scores of additional homes evacuated in Calif. fire

MARIPOSA, Calif. (AP) — Scores of additional homes have been evacuated, as firefighters continue to battle a wildfire near the main route into Yosemite National Park in the Sierra foothills. State fire spokesman Daniel Berlant […]

06/18/2013

Box Office

‘The Purge’ scares up $34.1 million at box office

NEW YORK (AP) — Made for just $3 million, the suspense thriller “The Purge” scared up more than 10 times that in its opening weekend at the box office. The Universal horror film took in […]

06/10/2013

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