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AP News - Jul 27, 2015 8:41 PM

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Researchers may never solve the recent deaths of 18 endangered whales whose carcasses were found floating near Alaska's Kodiak Island, a scientist working on the case said Monday.Samples taken from one of the 10 fin whal ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 8:25 PM

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal prisoners who identify as humanist can now celebrate Darwin Day and get accommodations typically afforded to those inmates who believe in a deity.The federal Bureau of Prisons agreed in the settlement of a lawsuit t ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 8:17 PM

NEW YORK (AP) — A nonprofit conservative organization advocating for less government must disclose information about its major donors to New York's attorney general if it wants to solicit money in the state, a judge said Monday.U.S. District Jud ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 8:13 PM

HONOLULU (AP) — The military on Monday exhumed more caskets containing the unidentified remains of USS Oklahoma crew members killed in the 1941 bombing of Pearl Harbor.The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency disinterred five coffins from four grav ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 7:58 PM

DALLAS (AP) — A former 41-pound cat dubbed Skinny has lost more than half of his weight to become the darling of a Dallas veterinary clinic.Dr. Brittney Barton says the orange tabby she adopted in 2013 has slimmed down to 19 pounds with exercise ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 7:51 PM

CHARLESTON, West Virginia (AP) — A man toting axes, a shovel and bleach when he was killed by an escort he met online had been stopped, interviewed or investigated by police in at least 20 states and is being looked into for possible links to unsolved ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 7:42 PM

Here is a look at wildfires burning around the West.___CALIFORNIA— Campgrounds were evacuated and hundreds of homes were threatened by a 2-square-mile wildfire in Sierra National Forest north of Fresno. It was 5 percent contained.< ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 7:34 PM

SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A retired Los Angeles police detective suspected of robbing five banks has been ordered held without bail.Seventy-year-old Randolph Adair appeared Monday in federal court in Santa Ana.His public defender, Amy Karl ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 7:34 PM

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) — 5:30 p.m.Friends of Jillian Johnson paid homage to her independent spirit and her artistic talent during a funeral service.Johnson was killed Thursday by a gunman in a Lafayette movie theater. Funeral services for th ...more

AP News - Jul 27, 2015 7:33 PM

PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix woman who police believe was decapitated by her husband was in a marriage that neighbors said was fraught with public fights.The killing was discovered Saturday when a neighbor went to check on 49-year-old Trina Heisch.< ...more