Homeless parolees weigh on California counties

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Jerry Brown based his recent overhaul of the state corrections system in part on the idea that having those convicted of lower-level crimes supervised by county probation officers instead of state parole agents when they are released would...

Pitcher, 83, Still Zips Balls Past Younger Batters

CENTERVILLE, Ohio (AP) — As the game before him finished up, he did his stretching exercises — as he does religiously before every outing — on a nearby bench. Then, when it was time, he stepped into the wire-mesh dugout at Schoolhouse Park and rooted through his black Louisville...

3 Charged Over Wandering Kids, Filthy Ohio Home

BLOOMINGBURG, Ohio (AP) — Three southwest Ohio women have been charged with child endangering after deputies responded to a complaint about unsupervised children along a street and returned them to a home where they found unsanitary conditions. Fayette County deputies responding...
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Ukraine claims winning ground in rebellious east

A woman holds a poster reading “Save Donbas People” as Russian Communists party activists gather in support of pro-Russian fighters and local citizens who live in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of eastern Ukraine in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, July 3, 2014. Ukraine’s...
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Clashes break out during Palestinian funeral

Palestinians throw rocks as they clash with Israeli security forces during the funeral of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir in Jerusalem on Friday, July 4, 2014. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters in Jerusalem on Friday as thousands of people converged on a cemetery...
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North Carolina coast survives Hurricane Arthur

A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags Head, N.C., Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome) A man crosses a flooded Highway 64 as wind pushes water over the road as Hurricane Arthur passes through Nags...

Homeless parolees weigh on California counties

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Stable housing is critical to the success of low-level felons being released under California Gov. Jerry Brown’s prison reform law. Yet county probation officials who are now responsible for tracking these former inmates say homelessness...
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Fireworks, hot dogs, hurricane help mark July 4th

Georgia Love Greenlee Doty rides her bike in the 4th of July parade in Oxford, Miss. on Friday, July 4, 2014.(AP Photo/Oxford Eagle, Bruce Newman) NO SALES Georgia Love Greenlee Doty rides her bike in the 4th of July parade in Oxford, Miss. on Friday, July 4, 2014.(AP...
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Germany beats France 1-0, reaches World Cup semis

Germany’s Mats Hummels, centrer, scores the opening goal during the World Cup quarterfinal soccer match between Germany and France at the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner) Germany’s Mats Hummels, centrer,...
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Federer and Djokovic to meet in Wimbledon final

Roger Federer of Switzerland watches a return over the net to Milos Raonic of Canada during their men’s singles semifinal match at the All England Lawn Tennis Championships in Wimbledon, London, Friday, July 4, 2014. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis) Roger Federer of Switzerland...