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North Korea readies massive anniversary celebration - The News & Advance
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea is holding what is expected to be one of its biggest celebrations ever Saturday for the 70th anniversary of its ruling party's creation, an attention-getting event that is the government's way of showing the ...
1 fatally shot at Texas Southern University housing complex - The News & Advance
HOUSTON (AP) — A student was killed and another person was wounded during a shooting outside a Texas Southern University student-housing complex on Friday, and police have detained two men for questioning, authorities said. The university quickly went on ...
Police: Trio used stolen gun to rob, kill 2 in California - The News & Advance
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three young transients used a handgun that was stolen from an unlocked car to rob and kill a backpacking Canadian tourist in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and then a yoga instructor two days later on a hiking trail north of the ...
Shia LaBeouf charged with public intoxication in Texas - The News & Advance
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Actor Shia LaBeouf has been arrested and charged with public intoxication after an incident in Austin, Texas. Jail records show LaBeouf was booked Friday night into the Travis County Jail and released on his own recognizance.
Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson to help Obamas celebrate arts - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Queen Latifah, Smokey Robinson and Trombone Shorty are among the performing artists who will help celebrate the arts at the White House on Wednesday. They will be joined by Usher, James Taylor, Audra McDonald and others for a PBS ...
The Latest: Callers frantic in reports on Arizona shooting - The News & Advance
Several frantic people called 911 early Friday morning to report a shooting at Northern Arizona University. One woman looking out her dorm window told dispatchers she saw people lying on the ground with gunshot wounds but couldn't see the shooter.
The Latest: German county declares refugee emergency - The News & Advance
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — The latest developments as hundreds of thousands of people seeking safety make an epic trek through Europe. All times local. 8:45 p.m. A German county has declared an emergency ahead of the arrival of some 1,000 refugees on Monday.
Strong emotions as Obama visits grieving Oregon town - The News & Advance
ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — Gun-rights activists and others gave voice to strong emotions on Friday when President Barack Obama came to meet privately with grieving families whose loved ones were killed on a college campus in Roseburg, Oregon. Many residents ...
Divided House Republicans see savior in Paul Ryan - The News & Advance
WASHINGTON (AP) — Endlessly divided, House Republicans pleaded with Rep. Paul Ryan on Friday to rescue them from their damaging leadership vacuum. But the GOP's 2012 vice presidential nominee showed little appetite for the prestigious yet thankless job ...
Daily fantasy sports and cheating allegations, a quick Q&A - The News & Advance
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Cheating allegations rocked the daily fantasy sports industry this week and as scrutiny mounts, a largely self-aimed spotlight has grown blindingly bright on DraftKings and FanDuel, which have flooded televisions, phones and computers ...
Philanthropy, gender equity in focus at Power of Women lunch - The News & Advance
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Studio head Jim Gianopulos was the first man to be honored at Variety's annual Power of Women event, and he thinks few should follow him. "I hope someday very soon the concept of honoring men for empowering women will be ...
Overhaul of Florida's districts hurts would-be House speaker - The News & Advance
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A judge called Friday for a sweeping overhaul of Florida's electoral map, including the congressional district held by a Republican seeking to become the next U.S. House speaker. Judge Terry Lewis recommended new boundaries for ...
The Latest: US condemns rash of Palestinian attacks - The News & Advance
JERUSALEM (AP) — The latest developments in ongoing violence between Palestinians and Israelis (all times local): 11.00 p.m. The Obama administration has condemned the ongoing rash of Palestinian attacks against Israeli civilians and soldiers and ...
Amherst school board OKs Elon Elementary cell tower - The News & Advance
After months of hearing and considering the pleas of the Elon community, the school board voted Thursday evening to move forward with building a cell tower at Elon Elementary School. The long-awaited vote moved forward as a roll-call vote, a vote which ...
Title contenders eyeing win at Charlotte to ease pressure - The News & Advance
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Expect the intensity to pick up a tick in the opening race of the second round of NASCAR's playoffs. The event at Charlotte Motor Speedway ended last year with mild-mannered Matt Kenseth jumping Brad Keselowski, who had already drawn ...