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Rescue pup Vincent crowned ‘Beautiful Bulldog’ in Iowa

AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The owners of Vincent, a rescued 60-pound English bulldog, aren’t quite sure how old he is. All they know is that their young pup is now a pageant king, having won the 37th annual Beautiful Bulldog contest at Drake...

California jurors misusing the Internet could face fines

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with nothing more than a tongue-lashing from a judge. But that may soon change in California. Legislation supported by state...

3 federal agents injured during shootout at Kansas motel

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say they found a body in a Kansas hotel room that erupted in flames during a shootout in which three federal agents were injured while trying to arrest a robbery suspect. The FBI said in a release Sunday that two deputy U.S. marshals and an...

Authorities: Teen shoots 2 outside prom before cop kills him

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — An 18-year-old gunman opened fire outside of a high school prom in northern Wisconsin, wounding two students before a police officer who was in the parking lot fatally shot him, authorities said Sunday. The attack happened late Saturday outside the...

Black Lives Matter gave him fame, but Baltimore isn’t biting

BALTIMORE (AP) — DeRay Mckesson, the Black Lives Matter activist turned mayoral candidate, is door-knocking on the streets of Charles Village. This is not the Baltimore of “The Wire,” but rather a tidy neighborhood of pastel townhomes in the shadow of Johns...

2 officers shot, suspect dead at Wal-Mart in Phoenix suburb

AP Photo/Terry Tang CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — Two officers are in stable condition, with one requiring surgery, and the suspect is dead following a shooting Saturday at a Wal-Mart in suburban Phoenix, authorities said. Mitchell Oakley, 24, was killed after opening fire at...

Prom shooting in Wisconsin leaves 3 people injured

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) — A person toting a rifle opened fire outside a high school prom, leaving three people injured, Wisconsin police said. The shooter “showed up” Saturday night at Antigo High School and started firing at two people outside the building, Antigo...

AP PHOTOS: Solar-powered plane finishes flight over Pacific

AP Photo/Noah Berger MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — That wasn’t just any plane on a fly-by over the Golden Gate Bridge. As spectators watched the thin solar-powered aircraft with extra wide wings, it was nearing the end of the trans-Pacific leg of its around-the-world...

Firefighter injured in five-alarm fire in Arizona

GILBERT, Ariz. (AP) — Some residents who had been evacuated near a major fire in the Phoenix suburb of Gilbert returned home early Sunday. About 60 people were evacuated from the area, according to Diana Rodriguez, a public information officer for the American Red Cross....

Obama to use Germany visit to push trans-Atlantic trade deal

AP Photo/Markus Schreiber AERZEN, Germany (AP) — President Barack Obama hopes to build momentum during a two-day visit to Germany to help push a trans-Atlantic trade deal between the U.S. and Europe over the finish line. He knows a tough sell awaits him, particularly in...