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07/28/2015 01:31 PM EDT - BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — It may be almost August, but dirt-covered snow still hasn't completely melted since being dumped at a defunct Buffalo railroad station after November's record-breaking storm.   Full Story
 
City not releasing 911 call in attack on Oklahoma family
07/28/2015 01:31 PM EDT - TULSA, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma city is not releasing a recording of the 911 call made from a Broken Arrow home where a couple and three of their children were stabbed to death. Full Story

07/28/2015 01:26 PM EDT - NEW YORK (AP) — The top U.S. military official is warning that the world risks becoming immune to the escalating global security threats and doing nothing.   Full Story
 
1 count thrown out, 2 upheld in Katrina burned body case
07/28/2015 01:12 PM EDT - NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court has refused to grant a new trial to a former New Orleans police officer convicted for burning the body of a man shot to death by another officer after Hurricane Katrina. Full Story

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07/28/2015 01:01 PM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee.   Full Story
 
Sheriff's office: Man dies from snake bite at church service
07/28/2015 12:31 PM EDT - LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky sheriff's office says a man has died from a snake bite suffered during a church service. Full Story

07/28/2015 12:27 PM EDT - ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The nation's youngest convicted murderer has been released from a Florida prison after serving 16 years of an 18-year sentence.   Full Story
 
Planned US ivory rules not fazing California Chinatown shops
07/28/2015 12:02 PM EDT - SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Ivory dealers in San Francisco's Chinatown stood in their shop doors next to windows full of carved ivory tusks and trinkets, unfazed by proposed federal rules that the White House says go as far as possible to ban the U. Full Story

07/28/2015 01:12 PM EDT - AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man who wrote he was "ready for jihad" before buying a one-way ticket overseas to try joining the Islamic State group was sentenced to federal prison Tuesday after he sobbed to the judge, "I am an American.   Full Story
 
Ex-prison guard accused of forcing inmates to have sex
07/28/2015 12:47 PM EDT - ATLANTA (AP) — A former high-ranking corrections officer at a southeast Georgia women's prison used his position of power to prey on inmates, targeting their vulnerabilities and forcing them to have sex with him, according to investigators. Full Story

07/28/2015 10:36 AM EDT - WASHINGTON (AP) — George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions.   Full Story
 
New York prison worker pleads guilty to helping 2 convicted killers in their elaborate escape.
07/28/2015 10:52 AM EDT - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — New York prison worker pleads guilty to helping 2 convicted killers in their elaborate escape. Full Story

07/28/2015 11:06 AM EDT - Two small planes crashed within hours of one another in western Wisconsin and southwestern Minnesota, killing all seven people who were onboard the aircrafts, authorities said Tuesday.   Full Story
 
Man's pit bull attacks his wife; part of her arm amputated
07/28/2015 09:01 AM EDT - NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — A North Charleston woman is recovering after her husband's pit bull attacked her, causing her to lose part of her arm. Full Story

07/28/2015 09:01 AM EDT - FORT PIERCE, Fla. (AP) — A family of treasure hunters has found more than $1 million worth of gold artifacts off the coast of Florida.   Full Story
 
Police: Officer shoots, wounds man in Baltimore
07/28/2015 08:42 AM EDT - BALTIMORE (AP) — Police say an officer shot a man in the face in southwest Baltimore after the man ran his car into a cruiser. Full Story

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07/28/2015 11:46 AM EDT - JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The latest on the search for the two Florida teens who went missing while on a fishing trip off Florida's Atlantic coast: 11:35 a.   Full Story
 
ATM workers forget bag of cash, man drives off with $150K
07/28/2015 07:11 AM EDT - MAHWAH, N.J. (AP) — Police say a man drove off with a bag containing $150,000 in cash after two employees who were replenishing ATMs mistakenly left it on a lawn in northern New Jersey. Full Story

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07/28/2015 12:47 PM EDT - PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — A prison worker admitted Tuesday to smuggling hacksaw blades in frozen hamburger meat to two killers who later broke out and spent more than two weeks on the run, and prosecutors said they believed no one else knowingly aided in the elaborate escape.   Full Story
 
Body believed to be missing California girl, 8, found
07/28/2015 06:46 AM EDT - SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — The search for a missing 8-year-old girl came to a tragic end after police found a body inside a trash bin at a Northern California complex where she was last seen riding her scooter. Full Story

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    Cat found alive aboard sunken boat pulled from Lake Havasu

    LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. (AP) — A trapped, hungry, wet and scared cat is now safe after it was found tucked away in a boat that had sank to the bottom of Lake Havasu. Full Story
    The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

    Audible.com best-sellers for week ending July 24, 2015: Fiction 1. Go Set A Watchman by Harper Lee, narrated by Reese Witherspoon (Harper Audio) 2. Full Story
    Train co-founder Hotchkiss back on track with new band

    The Grammy singer-songwriter Rob Hotchkiss won as a founding member of the multiplatinum band Train sits inconspicuously on a shelf in the hillside house in Fairfax that he and his wife, Pam, recently moved into,returning to the Bay Area after years of semi-retirement on Vashon Island in Washington's Puget Sound.