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FILE - This March 23, 2011, photo shows the El Dorado Correctional Facility near El Dorado, Kan. There has been another inmate disturbance at the troubled Kansas prison, a senior union official said, in at least the fourth incident at the facility over the last three months. Robert Choromanski, executive director of the Kansas Organization of State Employees, told The Associated Press late Friday, July 28, 2017, that a Special Security Team was called to the prison earlier in the evening after 30 inmates refused to stand down. He said the information came from a prison employee who was monitoring emergency communications. No other details were immediately available.  (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)
Union: 4th incident in 3 months at El Dorado, Kansas prisonA senior union official says there has been another inmate disturbance at the El Dorado prison in Kansas, the fourth incident in three months
The Associated Press4 hours ago
Andrew Kaczmarski, left, and brother Ed Kaczmarski said they were doing fine during the power outage on Hatteras Island on Friday, July 28, 2017. They had 18 people staying in a house. (Steve Earley/The Virginian-Pilot via AP)
Island businesses fret about power outage lossesA power outage that drove tourists from two North Carolina islands was wiping out a significant chunk of the lucrative summer months for local businesses
The Associated Press5 hours ago
This undated image provided by Tesla Motors shows the Tesla Model 3 sedan. The electric car company’s newest vehicle, the Model 3, which set to go to its first 30 customers Friday, July 28, 2017, is half the cost of previous models. Its $35,000 starting price and 215-mile range could bring hundreds of thousands of customers into Tesla’s fold, taking it from a niche luxury brand to the mainstream. (Courtesy of Tesla Motors via AP)
Mainstream Model 3 holds promise _ and peril _ for TeslaMuch hinging on Tesla's lower-cost Model 3 as customer deliveries begin
The Associated Press7 hours ago
FILE - In this Jan. 26, 2012 file photo, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle speaks at a news conference in Chicago. A lawsuit challenging a penny-per-ounce tax on sweetened beverages sold in the Chicago area was dismissed Friday, July 28, 2017, by a judge who also dissolved the temporary restraining order that had stopped Cook County from implementing the tax. The tax originally was to take effect July 1 but the Illinois Retail Merchants Association sued, arguing the tax is unconstitutional and too vague. It is now is scheduled to go into effect Wednesday, Aug. 2 according to Preckwinkle.  (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)
Judge allows Chicago-area sweetened beverage tax to beginA judge has dismissed a lawsuit challenging Cook County's proposed tax on sweetened beverages, but it's unclear when the tax will start being collected
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Robert M Hoatson and Ruth Moore protest the release of former priest Paul Shanley on Friday, July 28, 2017 at Massachusetts Old Colony Correctional Facility in Bridgewater, Mass.  Shanley , anotorious figure in Boston's Roman Catholic priest sex abuse scandal was quietly released from the prison Friday morning after completing a 12-year sentence for the rape of a boy in the 1980s.  (David L. Ryan /The Boston Globe via AP)
Ex-priest in Boston sex abuse scandal released from prisonA defrocked priest at the center of Boston's Roman Catholic clergy sex abuse scandal has been released from prison and has settled into an apartment across the street from a children's dance studio
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Attorney Skip Miller speaks with reporters after a judge denied his request on behalf of Los Angeles County to keep the Aliso Canyon gas storage field shut down in Los Angeles on Friday, July 28, 2017. A California judge denied a motion to halt the reopening of the massive natural gas storage facility in Los Angeles County that has been offline since a major blowout. Lawyers for the county had asked Superior Court Judge John Wiley to stop Southern California Gas Co. from restarting operations because of earthquake risks. (AP Photo/Brian Melley)
Appeals court blocks California gas facility from reopeningA California appeals court has temporarily halted the restart of a Los Angeles gas storage facility that was closed by a major blowout
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Latest: California utility decries court delay on gas fieldA California utility is voicing its disagreement with a court that blocked the restart of a Los Angeles gas storage facility that was closed by a major blowout
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Obdulia Sanchez, 18, appears in a Los Banos, Calif., branch of the Merced County Superior Court on Monday, July 28, 2017, with her public defender, Ramnik Samrao. She's accused of causing a crash that killed her younger sister while livestreaming on Instagram. Sanchez will remain in jail after a California judge refused to lower bail. (AP Photo/Scott Smith)
No bail reduction in California crash recorded on InstagramAuthorities say a teen driver charged in a fatal crash she recorded live on Instagram kicked, spit and hurled racial slurs at first responders on the scene
The Associated Press9 hours ago
Vicki Harrison adds ice to the fish display at Harbor House Seafood in Hatteras, N.C. Friday July, 28, 2017. Even though the power was out, Harbor House was open, keeping the fish cool using ice and a portable generator. A man-made power outage, not an approaching hurricane, forced 10,000 tourists to flee two North Carolina islands and turned summer vacation into a messy nightmare for many. (Ethan Hyman/The News & Observer via AP)
Vacation blackout: Power outage hits North Carolina islandsA man-made power outage _ not an approaching hurricane _ forced 10,000 tourists to flee the Outer Banks and turned summer vacation into a messy, sweaty nightmare for many
The Associated Press10 hours ago
California appeals court temporarily blocks restart of Los Angeles natural gas storage facility 18 months after blowoutCalifornia appeals court temporarily blocks restart of Los Angeles natural gas storage facility 18 months after blowout
The Associated Press10 hours ago
Interim City Manager Elaine Hart speaks about removing Ford Explorers off the streets, Friday, July 28, 2017 in Austin Texas. The Austin Police Department on Friday pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from its patrol fleet over worries about exhaust fumes inside the vehicles. The move comes as U.S. auto safety regulators investigate complaints of exhaust fume problems in more than 1.3 million Explorers from the 2011 through 2017 model years.(Ricardo B. Brazziell/Austin American-Statesman via AP)
Fumes force Austin police to pull Ford Explorers off patrolThe Austin Police Department has pulled nearly 400 Ford Explorer SUVs from its patrol fleet over worries about exhaust fumes inside the vehicles
The Associated Press10 hours ago
California Muslim leader apologizes for remarks about JewsAn imam in Northern California who gave a widely criticized sermon last week about tensions over a holy site in Jerusalem has apologized for his remarks
The Associated Press10 hours ago
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