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  • Oklahoma transportation officials say load limit will remain for Purcell-Lexington bridge

    By Randy Ellis, Staff Writer PURCELL — Fixing the Purcell-Lexington bridge sufficiently to allow a 36-ton load restriction to be lifted would cost an additional $21.3 million and require the bridge to be closed for about 250 days, says Casey Shell, chief engineer for the Oklahoma Department of...

  • Mexico says 14 of 57 missing students found

    ACAPULCO, Mexico (AP) — Fourteen of the 57 students reported missing after weekend shootings that killed six people in the southern state of Guerrero have been located, officials said Tuesday. Some were found in their homes or at school, and a search was continuing for the 43 teachers college...

  • Psych expert says suspect didn't understand rights

    NEW YORK (AP) — A defense psychologist says the man who admitted killing a New York City boy who went missing in 1979 did not understand his right to silence. Bruce Frumkin said Tuesday that Pedro Hernandez was tested for several hours and believes he wouldn't have fully understood what he was...

  • 3 charged with homicide in Mexico army killings

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, the government announced Tuesday. Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam said a total of eight military personnel initially participated in an 8- to 10-minute...

  • Pot decriminalization bill drafted in Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Jamaica's justice minister said Tuesday that legislation has been drafted to decriminalize marijuana on the Caribbean island where the drug has been pervasive but prohibited for a century. Mark Golding told reporters that lawmakers should make possession of 2 ounces or...

  • Illinois governor leans on Obamas for support

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn plans to lean on some heavy Democratic hitters with strong ties to the state as his re-election campaign against Republican Bruce Rauner enters its crucial last month before the Nov. 4 vote. Quinn on Tuesday touted the planned Illinois visits of President...

  • What's PayPal's first solo move?

    NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as Amazon.com and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without...

  • California governor signs bill opening beach

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown has signed legislation meant to compel public access to a beach controlled by a billionaire businessman. The Senate bill was authored by San Mateo Democrat Sen. Jerry Hill. It authorizes the state to negotiate with Vinod Khosla to reopen an...

  • Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

    DALLAS (AP) — Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa. The unidentified patient was critically ill and...

  • Napolitano plans review of UC admissions, tuition

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The University of California will examine whether it admits too many out-of-state and international students as it develops a budget for the next academic year that might include the system's first tuition increases in four years, university President Janet Napolitano said...

  • Bell Gardens mayor shot, no word on condition

    BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say the mayor of Bell Gardens has been shot but there's no immediate word on his condition. Employees at City Hall confirm that Daniel Crespo is the shooting victim. Los Angeles County fire officials say paramedics were called to the 6300-block of East...

  • Fannie, Freddie lawsuit thrown out

    A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by investors in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac against the federal government.

  • Report: Obama rode elevator with armed man

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama rode an elevator this month with an armed security contractor who had three criminal convictions, a violation of Secret Service security protocols, according to published reports. The latest embarrassment for the Secret Service comes after agency...

  • Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico prosecutor: 3 soldiers charged with homicide in army killing of 22 gang suspects.

  • Here's why you don't steal your jobs plan from other candidates' websites

    The Republican Governors Association on Tuesday released an ad questioning the integrity of Wisconsin Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke. The new commercial states that her campaign's plagiarism scandal raises serious questions about her character.



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