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- LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport
- Chelsea Clinton to remain on family foundation board
- Phoenix police renew call for tips in serial killer case PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix police renewed pleas to the public Thursday for information that could help catch a serial killer who has been stalking predominantly Hispanic neighborhoods.
- Swimmer Lochte charged over false robbery claim
US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday. The 32-year-old gold medal-winner risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted one police official as saying, although the judicial authorities had yet to confirm that. "Ryan Lochte was charged with the crime of falsely reporting a crime," police said in a statement, adding that the case had been referred to the courts.
- Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren't vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like strawberry, chocolate cake and bubble gum.
- Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery
- NKorea missile test adds to 'Military First' celebration
- Russian convicted in masterminding global online theft ring
SEATTLE (AP) — A federal jury convicted the son of a Russian lawmaker Thursday of hacking into U.S. businesses to steal credit card information and orchestrating an international online theft scheme that netted him millions of dollars.
- Browns trade linebacker Barkevious Mingo to Patriots
- Three die in crossbow attack in Toronto, man in custody: police
Three people were killed in an attack involving a crossbow in Toronto's east end on Thursday and a man was taken into custody, a police spokesman said. Police also evacuated a building in Toronto's downtown core later in the day due to a suspicious package in an incident related to the crossbow deaths, Detective Mike Carbone told a news conference. In the initial incident, police responding to a call about a stabbing found three people who appeared to have been injured by crossbow bolts, said another police spokesman David Hopkinson.
- Sarah Jessica Parker cuts ties with EpiPen after price hike
NEW YORK (AP) — Saying she is "disappointed, saddened and deeply concerned" by the price hike of the EpiPen, actress Sarah Jessica Parker has cut ties with the company that makes the emergency allergy treatment.
- Climate change taking toll on American pika's Western lands
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Populations of a rabbit-like animal known as the American pika are vanishing in many mountainous areas of the West as climate change alters its habitat, according to findings released Thursday by the U.S. Geological Survey.
- Hans Zimmer wins copyright case and receives an apology
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hans Zimmer has received more than just a win in a copyright infringement case — he also received an apology from a fellow composer who now says he mistakenly sued the Oscar-winner over the music to "12 Years a Slave."
- World's first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore
The world's first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Thursday through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous ...
- Avalanche hire Bednar to replace Roy as coach
- Catcher swap: Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies.
- Nationals acquire lefty reliever Rzepczynski from Athletics
- Brazil's Senate begins Rousseff's impeachment trial
By Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate began the trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday after a lengthy impeachment process that has paralyzed the politics of Latin America's largest nation and is expected to culminate in her removal from office next week. Thursday's session, presided over by Supreme Court Chief Justice Ricardo Lewandowski, heard witnesses for and against Rousseff, Brazil's first female president, who is charged with breaking budget laws. The leftist leader, whose popularity has been hammered by a deep recession and immense corruption scandal since she won reelection in 2014, will appear before the 81 senators on Monday to defend herself.
- 'Dr. Drew on Call' to end 5-year run on HLN next month
- Yellowstone tourists see smoke, detour but still the sights
YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. (AP) — Popular areas in Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks were welcoming tourists Thursday for the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service, but a wildfire forced some people to drive a little farther than they expected to get to the festivities.
- New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family's apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket.
- Aftershocks rattle Italian quake zone; toll rises to 250
PESCARA DEL TRONTO, Italy (AP) — As the search for survivors ground on, Premier Matteo Renzi pledged new money and measures Thursday to rebuild quake-devastated central Italy amid mounting soul-searching over why the seismic-prone country has continually failed to ensure its buildings can withstand such catastrophes.
- Clinton says Trump is taking far-right hate groups 'mainstream'
Hillary Clinton will paint her White House rival Donald Trump as the candidate of the far right Thursday, claiming "a radical fringe" has taken over the Republican Party. After releasing a hard-hitting ad that tethered Trump to the Ku Klux Klan, Clinton will use a speech in Reno, Nevada to argue he has brought racism to the political mainstream. "From the start, Donald Trump has built his campaign on prejudice and paranoia," Clinton will say, according to excerpts released by her campaign.
- Arizona sheriff's campaign questions contempt order timing
PHOENIX (AP) — The campaign manager for metro Phoenix's longtime sheriff on Thursday questioned a federal judge's timing in asking prosecutors to pursue criminal contempt-of-court charges against the lawman 10 days before a primary election.
- Colombia's president rushing vote on deal with rebels
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's president is moving quickly to hold a national referendum on a peace deal meant to end a half-century of bloody conflict with leftist rebels, delivering the final text of the deal to congress on Thursday and declaring a definitive cease-fire with the guerrillas.
- Gov sees flooded subdivision, city saved by sandbag wall
LAKE ARTHUR, La. (AP) — Gov. John Bel Edwards flew across south Louisiana Thursday, surveying flood damage from a helicopter and talking with people in a city that flooded and in one where a heroic effort by volunteers and others held floodwaters back.
- Iraq forces retake key town south of Mosul
Iraqi forces on Thursday pushed the Islamic State group from Qayyarah, a northern town considered strategic for any future offensive against the jihadists' last stronghold of Mosul. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi hailed the victory as a key step in the fight against IS but hours later suffered yet another political setback when lawmakers impeached his defence minister. Special forces, backed by US-led coalition air strikes, wrapped up a three-day operation to retake Qayyarah, a town located on the banks of the Tigris river.
- Jones website hack reveals stars' tricky cyber landscape
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The hateful hack of comedian Leslie Jones' personal website reveals the tricky cyber landscape celebrities tread and the murky legal protections that exist for personal digital content.
- 2 nuns found slain in Mississippi home, their vehicle gone
DURANT, Miss. (AP) — Two nuns who worked as nurses and helped the poor in rural Mississippi were found slain in their home, and there were signs of a break-in and their vehicle was missing, officials said Thursday.
- Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for a marathon appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
- Housing aid theft: Probation for bounce artist Big Freedia NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Bounce entertainer Big Freedia was sentenced to three years' probation and fined $35,000 by a federal judge Thursday after admitting to bilking the federal government out of housing aid.
- Olympic champion Thompson stars as Bolt skips Diamond meet
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic 100-meter champion Elaine Thompson took center stage in the absence of her Jamaican teammate Usain Bolt in the first Diamond League meet after the Rio de Janeiro Games on Thursday.
- Park Service marks centennial with new citizens, monument
The National Park Service is celebrating its 100th birthday on Thursday with events across the U.S. including the creation of a giant, living version of its emblem in Washington, D.C., a naturalization ceremony on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and an outdoor concert at Yellowstone National Park.
- Jury: GM car's ignition switch not to blame in fatal crash A Texas jury on Thursday found that a General Motors Co. ignition switch was not to blame for a 2011 accident that killed one driver and injured another, handing the carmaker its third courtroom win this ...
- Santos orders ceasefire after Colombia seals peace deal
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos ordered a definitive ceasefire with the FARC rebels Thursday after the two sides reached a historic deal to end their half-century conflict. With Colombia now gearing up for a decisive referendum on the deal on October 2, Santos ordered a ceasefire from Monday, ending hostilities that have killed hundreds of thousands of people and forced millions to flee their homes. "The armed conflict with the FARC has ended," he said in an address from the steps of Congress to applause from a crowd waving large paper cutouts of white doves.
- Lundquist dives into his last season as voice of SEC on CBS NEW YORK (AP) — Verne Lundquist recently returned from a Scandinavian summer vacation to find an email with 309 pages of stories on Texas A&M and UCLA. As the 76-year-old play-by-play man gets set for his 17th and final season as the voice of Southeastern Conference football on CBS, he is happily diving into one of his favorite parts of the job.
- Correction: Missing Ship story JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — In a story Aug. 24 about new information recovered from the sunken freighter El Faro's black box, The Associated Press reported erroneously when the captain ordered the crew to abandon ship. The order was given about 36 hours into its journey, not 10 hours.
- Police: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Toronto, crossbow found nearby
- Clinton, Trump clash over who is best for U.S. minorities
By Amanda Becker and Steve Holland RENO, Nev./MANCHESTER, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton accused Donald Trump on Thursday of fuelling America's "radical fringe" with racist rhetoric, even as her Republican rival sought to soften his image with an appeal to minorities. Clinton needs to retain support from black and Latino voters to win the Nov. 8 election, the same coalition that helped propel Democrat Barack Obama to the White House in 2008. Trump, whose support comes mainly from whites, is unlikely to be victorious unless he can cut into that support.
- 2 men in Nevada standoff case plead guilty in federal court
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two defendants became the first on Thursday to plead guilty in Las Vegas to federal charges in an armed confrontation with U.S. officials over grazing rights near cattleman and open-range advocate Cliven Bundy's ranch.