Saturday, July 22, 2017


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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. Georgia corrections officials are reporting there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of the two inmates from a prison bus last month.

BY KATE BRUMBACK ATLANTA (AP) — When two Georgia inmates escaped from a prison bus leaving two dead guards in their wake, the reward for information leading to their capture rose quickly. During a prison ...
Palestinians run away from tear gas fired by Israeli forces in Jerusalem, on Friday, July 21, 2017.

In this July 8, 2017 file image taken from FBI video and provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office in Hawaii on July 13, 2017, Army Sgt. 1st Class Ikaika Kang holds an Islamic State group flag after allegedly pledging allegiance to the terror group at a house in Honolulu.

President Donald Trump waves as he departs after a meeting with survivors of the attack on USS Arizona at Pearl Harbor, in the Oval Office of the White House, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Washington.

In this July 11, 2017, file photo, Donald Trump Jr. is interviewed by host Sean Hannity on his Fox News Channel television program, in New York.


The Lee County Sheriff’s Office has arrested three men in connection with a homicide in San Carlos Park, deputies said Wednesday evening. Deputies arrested Dejerion Stewart, 22, Christopher Ward, 21, and Rodney Ivery, ...

a lee county sheriff's office squad car


In this June 16, 2017 file photo, Dalia Dippolito listens to attorneys and Circuit Judge Glenn Kelley discuss jury instructions in her third attempted murder trial in West Palm Beach, Fla.

BY TERRY SPENCER WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida escort convicted of trying to hire a hit man to murder her newlywed husband was sentenced Friday to ...
March 13, 2010 file photo of Algerian national Ali Charaf Damache in Dublin, Ireland. An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been extradited to Philadelphia to be tried in civilian court rather than face trial at Guantanamo Bay.

BY MARYCLAIRE DALE and SADIE GURMAN PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An al-Qaida suspect linked to a plot to kill a Swedish cartoonist has been brought to Philadelphia from Spain to face ...
FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, Ricky Dubose, left, and Donnie Russell Rowe enter the Putnam County courthouse in Eatonton, Ga. Georgia corrections officials are reporting there were numerous security policy violations in the lead-up to the escape of the two inmates from a prison bus last month.

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In this Wednesday, July 19, 2017, abortion opponents with a group called Operation Save America gather during a rally in downtown Louisville, Ky.

The evacuated downtown of Mariposa, Calif., is viewed Thursday July 20, 2017, as firefighters battle a large wildfire in the surrounding hills and mountains.

FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2016 file photo, a laptop is seen in Las Vegas. The Homeland Security Department is set to announce new security measures Wednesday for international flights bound to the United States, which could lead to a lifting of a ban on laptops and other electronics from passenger cabins from certain airports.

In this file photo taken Thursday, May 5, 2016 Joaquin Carcaño is shown at his home in Carrboro, N.C.


Jordan Spieth of the United States plays a shot on the 6th hole during the second round of the British Open Golf Championship, at Royal Birkdale, Southport, England, Friday July 21, 2017.

Spieth turns in a beauty on a nasty day at British Open

BY DOUG FERGUSON SOUTHPORT, England (AP) — Jordan Spieth expected a rough time at the British Open before he even got to the golf course. He spent Friday morning at ...
In this May 12, 2017, file photo, Washington Wizards guard John Wall celebrates as he stands on the scorer's table after Game 6 against the Boston Celtics in an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Washington.

AP Sources: John Wall, Wiz agree to $170M, 4-year extension

BY HOWARD FENDRICH and JON KRAWCZYNSKI WASHINGTON (AP) — All-Star point guard John Wall and the Washington Wizards have agreed to a $170 million, four-year contract extension that will start ...
In this Feb. 27, 2017, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' Kyrie Irving talks with a teammate in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks in Cleveland.

AP sources: Kyrie Irving asks Cavaliers to trade him

BY TOM WITHERS CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyrie Irving wants the stage for himself. Cleveland’s All-Star point guard has asked the Cavaliers to trade him, two people familiar with the situation ...
New York Yankees' Aaron Judge, right, is greeted in the dugout by pitcher Masahiro Tanaka, left, after Judge hit a three-run home run during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Seattle Mariners, Friday, July 21, 2017, in Seattle.

Judge nearly leaves yard in Yankees’ 5-1 win over Mariners

BY TIM BOOTH SEATTLE (AP) — The consensus was that any projections on the latest mammoth shot off the bat of Aaron Judge far underestimated the actual distance. An approximation ...
Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Alex Wood drops the ball off a pop-up hit by Atlanta Braves' Jaime Garcia to score Nick Markakis and Sean Rodriguez during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Los Angeles, Friday, July 21, 2017.

Braves beat Dodgers 12-3 after Wood unravels in 1st loss

BY BETH HARRIS LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jaime Garcia maintains a poker face most of the time. But the Atlanta pitcher couldn’t stop smiling after the biggest hit of his ...


In this May 16, 2015 file photo, Chester Bennington, left, performs during the MMRBQ Music Festival 2015 at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J.

Linkin Park cancels tour after Chester Bennington’s death

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The band Linkin Park canceled its North American tour Friday after its lead singer, Chester Bennington, was found dead by hanging the day before. “We are ...
White House press secretary Sean Spicer walks down the hallway during President Donald Trump's visit to the Pentagon, Thursday, July 20, 2017.

Sean Spicer unlikely to disappear from television

BY DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — He won’t be behind a podium at the White House, but it’s unlikely Sean Spicer will disappear from television. Spicer quit as White ...
In this June 26, 2016, file photo, Beyonce performs "Freedom" at the BET Awards in Los Angeles.

Beyonce wax figure touched up after fans say it’s too white

NEW YORK (AP) — A wax figure of Beyonce at Madame Tussauds in New York has been given a makeover after fans of the megastar said the figure was too ...
This is an image taken at the end of June 2017 at Kensington Palace in London, and released on Friday July 21, 2017, by Britain's Prince William and Kate Duchess of Cambridge, showing Prince George who celebrates his fourth birthday on Saturday. July 22, 2017.

UK palace releases Prince George’s 4th birthday portrait

LONDON (AP) — Kensington Palace has released a portrait to mark Prince George’s fourth birthday. The son of Prince William and his wife Kate celebrated his birthday Saturday. George, who ...
In this Sept. 20, 2015 file photo, creator-showrunners David Benioff, left, and D.B. Weiss accept the award for outstanding writing for a drama series for "Game Of Thrones" at the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles.

Creators of new HBO series address fears it glorifies racism

BY FRAZIER MOORE NEW YORK (AP) — No scripts have been written, not even an outline. But HBO’s announcement on Wednesday that the creator-showrunners of “Game of Thrones” will follow ...