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IS threat prompts rare gathering

By JOHN-THOR DAHLBURG
The Associated Press

BRUSSELS - For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic … Full story    

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Time crucial in solving Bobbi Kristina’s death

In the months since Bobbi Kristina Brown was found face-down in a bathtub at her townhome in suburban Atlanta until her death in hospice care … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

Colo. school vindicated in speech case

LONGMONT, Colo. (AP) - A school didn't discriminate by blocking a graduation speech by a valedictorian who wanted to disclose that he is gay, according … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

IS threat prompts rare gathering

BRUSSELS - For just the fifth time in its 66-year history, NATO ambassadors will meet in emergency session Tuesday to gauge the threat the Islamic … Full story    
Updated 13 hours ago

3 sets of twins born same day at hospital

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) - Three sets of fraternal twins were born on the same day at a Bozeman, Mont., hospital - add­ing up to more … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Stinky flower draws crowd of 1,000

BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) - Officials with UC Berkeley's botanical garden say the garden had its busiest day in more than a decade as people flocked … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Former 41-pound fat cat slims down

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 … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Ford, IBM apartheid cases tossed by court

NEW YORK - Victims of apartheid in South Africa cannot sue IBM Corp. and Ford Motor Co. in New York because they cannot show that … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

US updates human trafficking blacklist

WASHINGTON - Dem­ocratic lawmakers and rights groups on Monday accused the State Depart­ment of politicizing its an­nual rankings of nations on their efforts to combat … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Lawyers for Bulger want new trial

BOSTON - Lawyers for convict­ed gangster James "Whitey" Bulg­er asked a federal appeals court Monday to grant him a new trial, arguing that his defense … Full story    
Updated 14 hours ago

Drumstick maker Firth dies at age 85

BOSTON (AP) - Ever­ett "Vic" Firth, a longtime timpanist with the Bos­ton Symphony Orchestra who launched a successful drumstick company bear­ing his name, has died … Full story    
Updated 15 hours ago

Author Ann Rule dies at 83

SEATTLE - True-crime writer Ann Rule, who wrote more than 30 books, includ­ing a profile of her former co-worker, serial killer Ted Bundy, has died … Full story    
Updated 15 hours ago

Public wake held for Mass. marine killed in shooting

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) - People in his hometown paid their respects on Sun­day to a Massachusetts Marine killed by a gunman who attacked a military … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Whitey’s bid for new trial heads to appeals court

BOSTON - During his 2013 racketeer­ing trial, former Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger called the proceeding a "sham" after he was barred from pre­senting … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Cruz rebuked on floor of US Senate

WASHINGTON - Senior Senate Republicans lined up Sunday to rebuke Texas Re­publican Sen. Ted Cruz for attacking Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, an ex­traordinary display of … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Turkey seeking NATO meeting

ANKARA, Turkey - On Sunday Turkey called for a meeting of its NATO al­lies to discuss threats to its security and its airstrikes targeting Islamic … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Woman’s death revives racial tensions

HEMPSTEAD, Texas - In the searing 100-degree Texas heat, Sylvester Nunn uses three worn beach umbrellas to protect him­self and the produce piled in the … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Head of Planned Parenthood defends its medical practices

WASHINGTON - The presi­dent of Planned Parenthood said her organization's clinics never adjust the abortion procedure to better preserve fetal organs for medical research and … Full story    
Updated yesterday

Disability rules have assisted millions

NEW YORK - Five days be­fore he was to start college, Fred Maahs' world turned upside down. Off the Delaware coast in 1980, on the … Full story    
Updated 2 days ago

Pie Beer Day; Nonbelievers play off Mormon holiday

Most people gathered Friday in Utah to celebrate the state's Mormon heritage at Pioneer Day parades featuring floats, carriages and women in prairie dresses. But … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2015

La. shooter known as angry man

For decades before he opened fire in a Louisiana movie theater and killed two people, John Russell Houser was known as a man prone to … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2015

Owl with attitude faces off with cop

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) - A Boulder County sheriff's deputy got into a face-off with an owl with an atti­tude, and the owl won. Deputy Sophie … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2015

Latest findings support the theory that an undergound ocean exists on Pluto

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - Pluto is hazier than scientists expected and ap­pears to be covered with flowing ice. The team responsible for the New Horizons … Full story    
Published:  July 25, 2015