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HOUSTON (AP) — In a story Aug. 21 about a new state park planned for southeast Texas, The Associated Press erroneously reported the amount of money from a BP and Transocean fund that was used to buy the land. It was $34.5 million, not $32 million. The ...more

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Fitbit, the maker of a popular line of wearable fitness-tracking devices, said Friday that it does not sell personal data to advertisers, contrary to concerns raised by U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer.The San Francisco-based compan ...more

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. (AP) — Three Japanese college students were killed and five others injured when a car carrying them veered off a California freeway and struck a power pole, officials said Friday.The eight students were trapped in the 2000 Hon ...more

AP News - 19 mins ago

NEW YORK (AP) — A top U.S. health official plans to travel to West Africa to see firsthand how the Ebola outbreak is unfolding.Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is scheduled to visit Liberia, Sierra Leo ...more

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NEW YORK (AP) — The head of internal investigations at the embattled Rikers Island jail complex resigned Friday amid intense scrutiny over civil rights violations and inmate deaths.Deputy Commissioner Florence Finkle's departure came weeks after ...more

AP News - 28 mins ago

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A gunman who fatally shot his father and then a man camping at an Oregon beach earlier this week left behind notes that said he was mentally ill and planned to "kill a bunch of other people" and then himself.Zachary Brimhal ...more

AP News - 35 mins ago

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two central Kentucky firefighters are still hospitalized a day after they were shocked by a power line while helping out with an "ice bucket challenge."A hospital spokesman says Campbellsville Fire Capt. Tony Grider wa ...more

AP News - 38 mins ago

CLEVELAND (AP) — Josh Gordon smiled as he walked off the field on an insufferably muggy day. Nothing, it seemed, was bothering him.He peeled off his jersey, sweat streaking his face. The star receiver soon posted a photo on Instagram of him catc ...more

AP News - 42 mins ago

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Authorities looking for a Minnesota man suspected of fatally shooting his former lover say he may be relying on social media to find shelter while on the run.The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office released a "wanted" poster Th ...more

AP News - 46 mins ago

WILKES-BARRE, Pa. (AP) — Police have returned a life-size statue of President Barack Obama that went missing from its owner's northeastern Pennsylvania porch and was found a few days later reclining on a nearby park bench with a six-pack of Twisted Tea ...more