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Man says he shot burglar who said she was pregnant

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) Police said Thursday they're deciding whether to arrest an 80-year-old man who shot a fleeing, unarmed burglar despite her telling him she was pregnant, but they have arrested the woman's accomplice on suspicion of murder for taking part in a crime that led to her death.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:26:51 -0400
AP Source: NFL stadium sites explored in Toronto

FILE - In this June 26, 2014, file photo musician Jon Bon Jovi performs during a concert of the American rock band Bon Jovi in Lisbon, Portugal. Bon Jovi is part of a Toronto group that has retained a banking firm and submitted paperwork expressing interest in buying the Buffalo Bills, three people who have reviewed documents regarding the sale process told The Associated Press on Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) A Buffalo Bills prospective ownership group that includes rocker Jon Bon Jovi has conducted a feasibility study into buying the NFL franchise and building a stadium in Toronto, a person close to the situation said.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:20:28 -0400
Lynch expected to hold out from Seahawks camp

RENTON, Wash. (AP) Marshawn Lynch isn't expected to be present for the first day of the Seattle Seahawks' training camp, close friend and former teammate Michael Robinson said Thursday.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:18:13 -0400
Report: China to declare Qualcomm a monopoly

BEIJING (AP) A government newspaper says Chinese regulators have concluded Qualcomm Inc., one of the biggest makers of chips used in mobile devices, has a monopoly.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:17:22 -0400
As inmate died, lawyers debated if he was in pain

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Arizona Department of Corrections shows inmate Joseph Rudolph Wood. Wood took nearly two hours to die and gasped for about 90 minutes during his execution in Arizona on Wednesday, July 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Arizona Department of Corrections, File)FLORENCE, Ariz. (AP) The nearly two-hour execution of a convicted murderer prompted a series of phone calls involving the governor's office, the prison director, lawyers and judges as the inmate gasped for more than 90 minutes.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:16:34 -0400
Cavs sign Wiggins, who can't be traded for 30 days

FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, dunks against the Milwaukee Bucks during an NBA summer league basketball in Las Vegas. Wiggins will sign his rookie contract with the Cavaliers, an agreement that would prevent any potential trade involving the small forward from being completed for 30 days, a person familiar with the negotiations says. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)CLEVELAND (AP) Andrew Wiggins has an NBA home. Maybe a temporary one.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:01:17 -0400
Doctor: Patient killed case worker before gunfight

A hospital worker views police activity near the scene of a shooting at a wellness center attached to Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Pa., on Thursday, July 24, 2014. A doctor grazed by gunfire from a patient who had entered his office in a suburban hospital's psychiatric unit stopped him by returning fire with his own gun and injuring him, authorities said. (AP Photo)DARBY, Pa. (AP) A psychiatrist who was grazed by gunfire from a patient at a hospital on Thursday helped stop the patient by using his own weapon to shoot and wound him, but not before a caseworker was killed, authorities said.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:57:14 -0400
Pressure for Gaza truce mounts after Israel shells UN refuge

A picture taken from the northern Israel-Gaza border shows Israeli flares above Palestinian houses in the northern Gaza strip on July 24, 2014There were signs of renewed efforts for a Gaza ceasefire on Friday as the death toll continued to climb after Israel shelled a UN shelter killing 15 Palestinians. Israel's secretive security cabinet was expected to meet later in the day to discuss truce proposals passed to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu by US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, Israeli media said. Fresh Israeli fire early Friday pushed the overall Palestinian death toll in Gaza to over 800 Palestinian emergency services spokesman Ashraf al-Qudra said. He said that an air strike on a house in the southern Gaza town of Deir-el-Balah killed a woman of 26 and another aged 23 who was pregnant, as Israel pressed on with its 18-day campaign to stamp out Gaza rocket fire.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:56:34 -0400
Sudanese Christian woman spared death sentence meets Pope

Pope Francis blesses Sudanese Christian Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her daughter Maya during a private audience at the Vatican, as shown in this Osservatore Romano photo from July 24, 2014A Sudanese Christian woman whose death sentence for renouncing Islam sparked a global outcry that eventually led to an acquittal, met Pope Francis after arriving in Italy en route to the United States. Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag and her family were received by the Argentine pontiff at his home for a 30-minute meeting Thursday in which he thanked her for her "courageous testament of faith" and her "tenacity", the Vatican said in a statement. Ishag and her American husband Daniel Wani in turn thanked Francis for the "great support and comfort" they had taken from "the pope's and many other believers' prayers". The White House in Washington said it was "delighted" Ishaq is now "safe and free and will soon be traveling to the United States".

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:56:14 -0400
Baidu profit up 34 percent as mobile service grows

BEIJING (AP) Baidu Inc., which operates China's most popular search engine, says its quarterly profit rose 34 percent over a year earlier as its mobile business grew.

Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:53:00 -0400
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