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The Latest: Fugitive in 1977 killing makes court appearance

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:51pm

The Latest on the arrest of a man charged in the 1977 shooting death of an immigration official and wounding of a former mayor in Florida (all times local):

White House Singapore state dinner: Beef, and yellow flowers

Darlene Superville, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:41pm

High-end American beef and yellow blossoms will feature prominently at the first White House state dinner for Singapore in more than three decades.

Reno police probe murder at natural park by Truckee River

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:41pm

A 37-year-old Reno woman has been arrested as a suspect in the fatal shooting of man at a nature park along the Truckee River on the west side of town.

Reno-Sparks Convention Center brings in $317 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:41pm

The Reno-Sparks Convention Center made $317 million in taxable sales in the fiscal year that ended on June 30.

Texting suicide suspect seeks suppression of statements

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:41pm

A woman who sent her boyfriend text messages encouraging him to kill himself asked a judge Friday to keep statements she made to police out of her involuntary manslaughter trial.

US board says Saudi bomb maker should stay at Guantanamo

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:31pm

A review board has decided that a Saudi prisoner at Guantanamo Bay who attended flight school in the U.S. and was trained to make explosives by al-Qaida should continue to be held without charge.

Obama Foundation formally announces library's Chicago site

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:31pm

The Obama Foundation has formally announced that it has chosen Jackson Park as the Chicago location for Barack Obama's presidential library.

2 San Diego police officers shot, 1 fatally, in traffic stop

Elliot Spagat and Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:21pm

One San Diego police officer was killed and another was wounded in a shootout following a late-night traffic stop, authorities said Friday. A suspect was wounded and taken into custody a short time later and hours later police surrounded a home as they searched for man described as a possible accomplice.

Sparks police probe fatal apartment shooting; $2,500 reward

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:21pm

Sparks police are investigating a fatal shooting at an apartment complex a few blocks from Sparks High School.

NAACP: Man convicted of church bombing shouldn't be freed

Jay Reeves, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:21pm

The lone surviving Ku Klux Klan member convicted in an Alabama church bombing that killed four black girls in 1963 is up for parole after spending 15 years in prison for murder, but civil rights activists spoke out Friday against any early release.

Change-of-plea hearing set for suspect in US Capitol plot

Lisa Cornwell, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:12pm

A change-of-plea hearing is scheduled for a man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol in support of the Islamic State group.

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6 more Michigan public workers charged in Flint water crisis

Mike Householder and Jeff Karoub, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

Six current or former state employees were charged Friday with misconduct and other crimes in the Flint water crisis, bringing to nine the number of public officials facing prosecution over the lead contamination that alarmed parents across the country.

Coroner: Woman, 90, attacked by alligator near nursing home

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

The Charleston County coroner says it appears a 90-year-old woman found dead in a pond after disappearing from her nursing home was killed by an alligator.

New Salt Lake Tribune owner replaces top editor

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

The wealthy new owner of Utah's largest newspaper is replacing its top editor two months after purchasing the newspaper.

200 firefighters battle fire threatening homes north of Reno

Scott Sonner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:11pm

More than 200 firefighters were battling the largest of a series of lightning-sparked fires north of Reno that threatened dozens of homes Friday and prompted some voluntary evacuations.

Special prosecutor to help in Minnesota police killing case

Amy Forliti, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 1:01pm

A Minnesota prosecutor said Friday that he won't step aside but will add a special prosecutor to his team as he decides whether to charge a police officer in the fatal shooting of a black motorist, whose case gained national attention after the shooting's gruesome aftermath was broadcast live online.

Drugs, heat blamed in woman's death after music festival

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:51pm

Medical examiners determined that a 20-year-old California woman who collapsed in a parking lot after the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas last month died from drug intoxication and high heat.

Appeals court: North Carolina voter ID law is discriminatory

Jonathan Drew and Emery P. Dalesio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:51pm

A federal appeals court on Friday blocked a North Carolina law that required voters to produce photo identification and included other provisions disproportionately affecting black voters, with the judges ruling the law was enacted "with discriminatory intent."

$536M Mega Millions jackpot claimed by anonymous couple

Tom Davies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Jul 29th - 12:51pm

A central Indiana couple who were first-time Mega Millions players won the game's $536 million jackpot this month, but they've chosen to remain anonymous, a family spokeswoman said Friday.