Blasts at Sunni mosques in Baghdad kill 21

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq’s worst wave of violence in half a decade continues. Authorities say bombs exploded outside two Sunni mosques in Baghdad late Saturday, killing at least 21 people leaving prayers. A separate attack at a funeral…

Questions jurors considered in Zimmerman trial

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — The six female jurors who will determine whether George Zimmerman committed second-degree murder when he fatally shot 17-year-old Trayvon Martin last year entered a second day of deliberations Saturday. During almost three weeks of…
CANAL MARKER DEDICATED

Canal marker dedicated

In operation from 1845 to 1877, the canal played a major role in economic development in the Valley, serving as the modern highway of today.…

Today in History

Today is Sunday, July 14, the 195th day of 2013. There are 170 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 14, 1913, Gerald Rudolph Ford Jr., the 38th president of the United States, was…

Hero flight attendants show job isn’t about looks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Before Asiana Flight 214 crash-landed in San Francisco, the last time the Korean airlines’ flight attendants made news it was over an effort by their union earlier this year to get the dress code…

Some Nevada wildfire evacuees cleared to go home

Some residents have been cleared to return to their mountain homes near Las Vegas on Sunday, 10 days after they were forced to flee because of a wildfire that has grown to 27,881 acres, or 44 square miles.…
GIANT DRUM SET ENJOYED

Giant drum set enjoyed

The entire set is composed of 231 pieces and it took 49 years to collect the pieces and put the entire set together.…
SUNSHINE WELCOMED AT FAIR

Sunshine welcomed at fair

Attendance has been hampered with rain and flooding for the start of the 6-day fair in Cortland, but the rides were packed and vendors were busy with visitors on Saturday.…
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Paper: Philly building owner warned of danger

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A newspaper reports the property manager of a Philadelphia building that collapsed and killed six people last month warned the city the partially demolished structure could crumble with deadly consequences. The Philadelphia Inquirer (http://bit.ly/15CWcrs) report…
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Perry says Texas abortion bill constitutional

WEST, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry says the abortion bill awaiting his signature to become Texas law is constitutional and will withstand court challenges by those who oppose it. Perry told reporters Saturday, hours after the bill…
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Jurors in Zimmerman trial have question

SANFORD, Fla. (AP) — As jurors deliberated for a second day in George Zimmerman’s murder trial, there was little understanding between two camps assembled outside the Seminole County Courthouse to await a verdict. “He deserves some respect and…
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Cedars-Sinai fires 6 in patient privacy breaches

WEST HOLLYWOOD, California (AP) — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has fired five workers and a student research assistant for peeping on patients’ private medical records in the days after reality television star Kim Kardashian gave birth to her daughter…
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2 soldiers killed in Yemen ambush

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A Yemeni security official says gunmen have killed two soldiers and wounded three in an ambush in a province where the military is battling al-Qaida. The official says the soldiers were attacked Saturday while…
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Suspected US drone kills 2 militants in Pakistan

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a suspected American drone has killed two alleged militants in the country’s northwest. The two officials said the militants were riding on a motorcycle Saturday when two missiles hit them.…
Kardashian-Privacy-Firings

Cedars-Sinai fires 6 in patient privacy breaches

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center has fired five workers and a student research assistant for peeping on patients’ private medical records in the days after reality television star Kim Kardashian gave birth to her daughter…
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Cow falls through roof and kills man in Brazil

SAO PAULO (AP) — Police say a cow fell through the roof of a small house in southeastern Brazil killing a man and narrowly missing his wife. A police officer in the town of Caratinga says Joao Maria…
Zimmerman-State-Attorney-Fired

State attorney employee fired in Zimmerman case

A state attorney’s office employee has been fired after testifying about concerns that prosecutors didn’t turn over photos and text messages from Trayvon Martin’s cellphone to the defense in George Zimmerman’s murder case. Ben Kruidbos received a termination…
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Dust settles in south-central Arizona

MESA, Ariz. (AP) — The dust has settled in south-central Arizona for now, leaving behind some clouds, just a few sprinkles of rain and light breezes. Forecasters with the National Weather Service in Phoenix say there is some…