Axed Nokia X phones suffered from lack of identity

NEW YORK (AP) — The Nokia X phones that Microsoft discontinued this week blend two rival operating systems, but leave out the best of each. As a result, the devices didn’t become a runaway hit as Nokia’s low-cost answer to serving emerging markets. Nokia X...

Fire Kills 5-year-old Girl At Northwest Ohio House

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Investigators in Toledo say a northwest Ohio house where an overnight blaze killed a young girl did have working smoke detectors. The county coroner’s office identified the victim as 5-year-old Olivia Cline. Reports say Toledo firefighters pulled the...
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California hostage’s family seeks police records

This Wednesday July 16, 2014 image provided by the Stockton Police Department shows a condolence letter written for Misty Holt-Singh, who was married with children, one of the victims of a bank robbery Wednesday July 16, 2014 in Stockton, Calif. Three bank robbers took three...
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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-judge...

Mayor says NYC man’s arrest, death ‘troubling’

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City’s mayor has called video of a police officer using an apparent choke hold while arresting a man who later died “very troubling.” Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH’-zee-oh) said at a news conference Friday that prosecutors...
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Officials: Unlicensed mortician had remains of 50

This undated booking photo released by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office shows Joseph O’Donnell, being held in Boston on larceny charges. On Thursday, July 17, 2014, investigators found 12 sets of human remains at a facility rente...

LeBron James Undecided On Jersey No. 6 Or 23

CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James has to make another big decision. He turned to social media Friday to help him choose which number he’ll wear next season. James wrote “6 or 23….” on his Twitter account and posted photos on Instagram of him wearing No. 6 and...

NFL Preseason Watch: New Coaches, Star Rookies

NEW YORK (AP) — It’s time to climb out of the pool, put down that frosty drink, discard the shades and fire up the high-definition TV. The NFL is back. Some training camps open this weekend, and the first preseason game is Aug. 3, at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. If it...

NYC man dies during arrest caught on video

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City man died during an arrest — partially captured on amateur video — during which a police officer placed him in what appeared be a choke hold as several others brought him to the ground and struggled to place him in handcuffs....
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US appeals court tosses Oklahoma gay marriage ban

File – In the April 17, 2014, photo plaintiffs challenging Oklahoma’s gay marriage ban Sharon Baldwin, left, and her partner Mary Bishop leave court following a hearing at the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Denver, Thursday, April 17, 2014. The three-judge...