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  • Warner: Export-Import Bank supports Va. port jobs

    NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner traveled to Hampton Roads to rally support for reauthorizing the U.S. Export-Import Bank, saying it helps support thousands of port-related jobs in the area and helps companies in all corners of the state compete in the global marketplace. The...

  • West Texas teenager arrested in fatal stabbing

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — West Texas police say an 18-year-old man has been arrested in a stabbing death near Abilene Christian University. D'Angelo Bell is charged with capital murder in the death of 19-year-old Kaleb Cory on Sunday at a housing complex near the university. He's also been...

  • Former CPS supervisor arrested on tampering charge

    ABILENE, Texas (AP) — Central Texas police say a former supervisor for state Child Protective Services has been arrested for tampering with evidence as police investigated the 2012 starvation death of a 22-month-old girl. Abilene police Chief Stan Standridge said Monday that 58-year-old...

  • DA: Caffeine group ran NYC community-service scam

    NEW YORK (AP) — Manhattan prosecutors say a group that said it was dedicated to educating people about the effects of caffeine sold another service: letters falsely certifying that people did hours of court-ordered community service. The Caffeine Awareness Association and founder Marina...

  • NYC mayor: Brooklyn Bridge security breach a worry

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio says last week's security breach at the Brooklyn Bridge is "a wake-up call." De Blasio said Monday that the NYPD has increased security on all of New York City's bridges. Police believe four or five people climbed the bridge's two towers on July 22 to...

  • Political foe faults NY attorney general's silence

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Republican challenger for New York attorney general is calling for incumbent Democrat Eric Schneiderman to break his silence on reports that the governor's office interfered with the corruption commission whose members were deputized by Schneiderman. John Cahill,...

  • NY teacher tenure system faces new legal challenge

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — A group founded by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown is challenging New York state's teacher tenure system. Seven parents of public school children from New York City and Rochester filed a lawsuit Monday in Albany alleging that job protections violate a student's right...

  • Mayor: Times Square characters should be licensed

    NEW YORK (AP) — Cookie Monster may soon need a license. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he believes the people wearing character costumes in Times Square should be licensed and regulated. Dozens of people — dressed as kids' favorites like Elmo, Cookie Monster and Batman —...

  • Grants for pre-K expansion announced

    PERRY HALL, Md. (AP) — The recipients of grants to expand pre-kindergarten in Maryland have been announced. Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, Charlene Dukes, the president of the Maryland Board of Education and Dallas Dance, the Baltimore County superintendent of schools announced the $4.3 million in...

  • APNewsBreak: Illinois: Doctor faked pot paperwork

    CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois regulators say a suburban Chicago doctor misled a 79-year-old patient by issuing a bogus medical marijuana certification for a $250 fee. The Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation filed a complaint Monday against Dr. Joseph J. Starkman, who has a...

  • Illinois fair managers fined for free beer tickets

    CHICAGO (AP) — Two state fair managers took scores of free beer tickets to use at annual events, violating a ban on accepting gifts, according to an Illinois inspector general's report released Monday. Although the managers were specifically trained to avoid engaging in these kinds of...

  • Quinn says state EPA will block PCBs from landfill

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn says the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency will block the storage of toxic PCBs in a central Illinois landfill that sits over an aquifer that provides water for 750,000 people. Quinn's office said Monday that the state EPA will move to keep PCBs from being...

  • 1 dead after small plane crashes in north Florida

    YULEE, Fla. (AP) — One man is dead after the small plane he was piloting crashed Monday into a northeast Florida swamp shortly after takeoff from a private airstrip. The pilot, 65-year-old Charlie Yeagle, died after the single-engine aircraft slammed into a swamp about 500 yards from the...

  • Gay marriage case could head to Fla. Supreme Court

    MIAMI (AP) — Attorneys for two Key West men challenging the state's ban on same sex marriage want the Florida Supreme Court to take up the case. The lawyers representing the Monroe County couple filed a motion Monday asking that the 3rd District Court of Appeal certify the case to the state's...

  • Florida St law professor was killed in his car

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Tallahassee Fire Department records show that a Florida State law professor killed earlier this month was found by a neighbor bleeding in his car with the driver's side window "bashed open." Police released a portion of the emergency call to the fire department Monday...



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