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Veteran newspaper reporter loses job in plagiarism probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 4:02pm

A veteran North Carolina newspaper reporter lost her job after editors found she used material from other publications in her stories without credit.

Tickets on sale for newspaper shooting benefit concert

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:59pm

Tickets are now on sale for a benefit concert that honors the victims of a shooting at a Maryland newspaper last month.

The Latest: Texas inmates offered cold water, showers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:57pm

The Latest on the heat wave spreading across the southern U.S. (all times local):

The Latest: Reporter's lawyer responds to plagiarism probe

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:56pm

The Latest on a reporter who lost her job over allegations she used uncredited information from other publications (all times local):

A hairy issue: Sailors tell the US Navy, 'We want beards'

Jennifer McDermott, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:55pm

Now that women in the Navy can wear ponytails, men want beards.

The Latest: Lawyer says no smoking gun in jogger rape docs

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:53pm

The Latest on the release of records from the investigation into the 1989 rape of a Central Park jogger. (all times local):

New Jersey bans smoking on beaches and in parks, butt ...

Wayne Parry, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:45pm

Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a bill banning smoking at the state's public beaches and parks, but local communities can opt out and set aside small smoking sections.

Expert: GPS places Jordanian-born man at Texas slaying

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:43pm

A GPS device owned by a Jordanian-born man on trial for capital murder places him at the same time and place of a 2012 Texas slaying, according to a digital forensic expert's testimony.

2 arrested after officer killed in Hawaii, shooter sought

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:41pm

Two associates of a man suspected of killing a Big Island police officer have been arrested but the shooter remained at large, authorities said Friday.

Man cleared of murder has trouble depositing compensation

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:41pm

A man exonerated of murder after spending 23 years in prison had trouble depositing a compensation check in a Chicago bank.

Nampa man to serve 25 years to life in prison for stabbings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:40pm

A Nampa man has been sentenced to 25 years to life in prison for stabbing two people at a Boise nightclub.

Louisiana congressional candidate arrested after qualifying

Melinda Deslatte, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:40pm

A candidate who had just registered to run for one of Louisiana's congressional seats was arrested Friday on an outstanding warrant after signing up for the race.

2 suspects charged in attempted Texas bank heist, shootings

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:39pm

Two suspects have been arrested and charged in the attempted holdup of a North Texas bank and shootings of three bank employees.

Mother charged in death of 2-year-old son

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:31pm

A woman has been charged with manslaughter in the beating and shaking death of her 2-year-old son, days after her boyfriend was in a Buffalo court on the same charge.

White House rejects Putin idea for Ukraine referendum

Zeke Miller and Ken Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:21pm

The White House rejected on Friday a Vladimir Putin-backed effort to hold a referendum in eastern Ukraine on the region's future, distancing itself from the idea in the aftermath of President Donald Trump's controversial summit with the Russian leader.

Unknown substance in North Ogden creek raises concerns

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:21pm

Ogden residents say they are concerned by a milky white substance that they saw flowing through a creek.

Police: Man confesses to throwing infant against wall

Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:20pm

An Ohio man who authorities say confessed to fatally throwing an 8-month-old boy against a wall has pleaded not guilty to charges.

Congress abandons bid to reverse Trump deal with ZTE

Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:20pm

Congress is abandoning an effort to clamp down on the Chinese telecom giant ZTE in a defense bill, essentially green-lighting the Trump administration's deal to save a company that was accused of selling sensitive information to hostile regimes, aides said Friday.

2 rehabilitated sea turtles to join Tour de Turtles

The Associated Press  |  Posted Jul 20th - 3:19pm

Two rescued sea turtles were released in the Florida Keys Friday to join a "race" tracking their long-distance migration.