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Police locate car belonging to woman who was brutally murdered in East Mt. Airy
Homicide sources tell Action News that police have located the vehicle belonging to a woman who was found brutally murdered inside her East Mt. Airy home.
Nurse gets life in prison in death, dismemberment of son
MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit woman convicted of killing and dismembering her adult son has been sentenced to life in prison without the chance of parole.
Obama seeks overtime rules revamp that could help 5 million workers
Under the proposal, the maximum income a salaried worker could earn and still be eligible for mandatory overtime pay would rise to $50,440 from $23,660, the first significant change in four decades. U.S. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said millions of workers would earn an estimated $1.3 billion in additional wages annually. Others would work less hours for the same amount of money, and many businesses would create new part-time positions to fill the gap, he said...
All lanes reopened after dump truck overturns on Pa. Turnpike
All lanes and ramps from I-276 westbound to I-476 northbound and southbound have reopened, nearly five hours after a dump truck overturned, trapping the driver in the wreckage.
Federal report faults police actions during Ferguson unrest
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Police antagonized crowds gathered to protest in Ferguson, violated free-speech rights and made it difficult to hold officers accountable, according to a U.S. Department of Justice report summary obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Florida cracks down on people posing pets as service animals
People who try to sneak their pets into restaurants, airplanes and other public places by claiming they are specially trained service animals could face 60 days in jail under a Florida law taking effect on Wednesday.    "I love my cat," Florida state Representative Jimmy Smith, a Republican who sponsored the legislation, said on Tuesday. Pet owners can easily obtain service animal vests and registration documents, even for untrained pets, by sending as little as $75 to otherwise legitimate training facilities...
US church to divest over Israeli treatment of Palestinians
NEW YORK (AP) — The United Church of Christ has voted to divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories.
Crunch time for Greece as IMF debt looms and bailout ends
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — It's crunch time for Greece, with the European part of its international bailout expiring Tuesday and with it any possible access to the remaining rescue loans that it needs to pay its debts.
AP source: Prison boss, 11 others put on leave in aftermath of killers' escape 3 weeks ago
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — AP source: Prison boss, 11 others put on leave in aftermath of killers' escape 3 weeks ago.
Search underway for man near Jersey shore inlet
Rescuers are searching for a man who was in distress in the ocean near Hereford Inlet in North Wildwood.
Confederate flag protests prompt more SC Statehouse security
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Security has been increased at the South Carolina Statehouse, where a Confederate flag has been the focus of protests since nine people were killed at a historic black church in Charleston two weeks ago, officials said Tuesday.
Embattled rebel flag reassessed at Georgia's Stone Mountain
ATLANTA (AP) — At Georgia's iconic Stone Mountain — where the Confederacy is enshrined in a giant bas-relief sculpture, the Ku Klux Klan once held notorious cross-burnings and rebel battle flags still wave prominently — officials are considering what to do about those flags.
Texas grandmother survives for two days after crashing car into ravine
A 75-year-old Texas woman who crashed her car into a rural ravine and fractured her spine survived for two days by drinking three cans of soda and water she collected with a rag, police said on Tuesday. Wanda Mobley was driving to Oklahoma when her car went off the road on Friday near Seymour, Texas, about 160 miles northwest of Dallas, according to the Baylor County Sheriff's Office. A relative searching for her on Sunday saw a highway sign that had been hit by a car and found Mobley's vehicle in a ravine about 150 yards from the road, the office said...
75-year-old woman survived on soda, oily water after crash
SEYMOUR, Texas (AP) — A 75-year-old woman has been found alive after crashing her car into a North Texas ravine and surviving for two days on soda and oily water.
Pope in US to meet with homeless, prisoners and immigrants
VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis will meet with homeless people, immigrants and prisoners during his upcoming trip to Cuba and the United States and become the first pope to address the U.S. Congress. He'll also preside over a meeting about religious liberty — a major issue for U.S. bishops in the wake of the Supreme Court's gay marriage decision.
Service set for last victim of South Carolina church shooting
The memorial service for the last of the nine victims of the Emanuel AME Church shootings in South Carolina will be held on Tuesday afternoon in Charleston for Rev. Daniel Lee Simmons, 74, a minister of the church. The "Emanuel 9" funerals began last Thursday for church sexton Ethel Lance, 70, and high school speech pathologist and track coach Sharonda Coleman-Singleton, 45, less than a week after the June 17 massacre during Bible study...
Winds blow smoke from forest fires in Canada into Midwest
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A haze is blanketing much of the Midwest as strong winds carry smoke from forest fires in Canada thousands of miles to the south.
New York prison superintendent, deputy on leave after inmate escape: CNN
(Reuters) - The superintendent and deputy superintendent of the Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York state have been put on administrative leave after two inmates escaped, setting off a three-week manhunt, CNN reported on Tuesday, citing a state official.
Maine inn's essay contest did not violate law, state police say
The owner of the Center Lovell Inn and Restaurant, located east of the White Mountains near the New Hampshire border, attracted national attention in March when she said she was retiring and planned to give away the property to the winner of an essay contest. The catch was that owner Janice Sage planned to charge $125 per entry to the contest and aimed for some 7,500 applicants - enough to raise more than $900,000, covering the cost of the property and providing $20,000 in seed money for the new owner...
Residents pick through charred remains of Washington homes
WENATCHEE, Wash. (AP) — Tom Bryant watched a wildfire charge up a hillside toward his home, then turned and told his wife it was time to go.