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Air Canada cancels flight to Israel

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TORONTO (AP) - Canada's largest airline has canceled a flight to Israel and is monitoring the situation after a Hamas rocket exploded near Tel Aviv's airport.

Ohio man accused of enslaving woman gets 30 years

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CLEVELAND (AP) - A man convicted of enslaving a mentally disabled woman through abuse and intimidation has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Arizona asks top court to reverse execution ruling

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TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The state of Arizona is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court's ruling and allow an inmate's execution scheduled for Wednesday to proceed.

Lawsuit filed against Gov. Jindal over Common Core

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Parents and teachers who support the Common Core education standards are suing Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, accusing him of illegally meddling in education policy.

George Harrison memorial tree killed by beetles

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - A tree planted in Los Angeles to honor former Beatle George Harrison has been killed by beetles.

Judge denies McClain's request to delay trial

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DECATUR, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama judge has denied a motion from Dallas linebacker Rolando McClain to delay his trial because of training camp. Decatur Municipal Court Clerk Jessica Haggard said Tuesday that Judge Bill Cook Jr. declined to push back the trial set for Friday on charges of resisting arrest and disorderly conduct. McClain's local attorney, Carl Cole, had filed a motion to reschedule because the Cowboys start camp on Thursday. Dallas acquired the rights to McClain from Baltimore on...

Arguments set in US lawsuit over Miss. voter rolls

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JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A federal judge is scheduled to hear arguments Thursday in a lawsuit filed by a group seeking Mississippi voter records.

Toronto Film Festival unveils lineup

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NEW YORK (AP) - Jon Stewart, Denzel Washington and Alan Rickman will all bring films to the 39th Toronto International Film Festival.

Maryland road rage murder trial underway

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Lawyers for a New Jersey detective charged with killing a Maryland man say their client thought he, his wife and three children were in danger when he fired his gun during a confrontation fueled by road rage.

Israeli PM says Hamas must be held accountable

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the international community must hold Hamas accountable for rejecting multiple cease-fire offers and continuing its attacks against Israeli civilians.

Man guilty of cliff push faces August sentencing

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ROCKLAND, Maine (AP) - Prosecutors and a defense attorney for a man convicted of bashing his wife's head with a rock and pushing her off a cliff say the man's sentencing will likely take place next month.

Fire burns in industrial part of North Dakota town

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WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) - A massive fire is burning in an industrial area of a North Dakota oil patch town.

Wright brothers' mechanic honored at Ohio museum

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DAYTON, Ohio (AP) - The man who built the engine for Orville and Wilbur Wright's first powered aircraft has finally gotten his due.

LSU freshman tackle injured punching glass

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao might not be able to play this season after he injured his arm punching through glass in the Tigers' weight room.

Legal marijuana milestone heads for Seattle museum

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SEATTLE (AP) - The first recreational marijuana sold legally in Seattle is headed to the Museum of History and Industry.

California firm issues nationwide fruit recall

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CUTLER, Calif. (AP) - A Central California company has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of specific lots of its fresh peaches, plums, nectarines and pluots over concerns of possible listeria contamination.

'X-Men' VR experience coming to Comic-Con

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Comic-Con attendees will have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to enter the mind of Professor X.

Putin: Russia will facilitate plane investigation

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MOSCOW (AP) - President Vladimir Putin says Russia will do "everything in its power" to facilitate an investigation into the Malaysia Airlines passenger jet crash, but accused Kiev and the West of escalating the conflict in the region.

Christopher Robinson Arrested

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On 7-22-14 Monroe Police Detectives assisted by the Ouachita Sheriff's Warrant Division located Robinson at a trailer park in the 1500 block of Old Natchitoches in West Monroe.

US consumer prices up 0.3 percent in June

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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. consumer prices rose in June at a slightly slower pace than in May with two-thirds of the June advance driven by the largest jump in gasoline prices in a year.

Ward scheduled for court on assault charge

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DENVER (AP) - Broncos safety T.J. Ward is scheduled to be in court for charges stemming from an incident at a strip club.

China's typhoon toll rises to 46 dead, 25 missing

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BEIJING (AP) - The Chinese government says the death toll from the strongest typhoon to slam into the country's south has risen to 46, with 25 other people still missing.

Ponchatoula bus service to begin Aug. 4

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PONCHATOULA, La. (AP) - The public bus service in Ponchatoula is scheduled to begin Aug. 4.

St. Bernard transit dept. missing bus fares

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CHALMETTE, La. (AP) - A state audit finds more than $98,000 worth of bus fares that should have been collected during a three-year period in St. Bernard Parish are missing.

Fundraising to begin for Lafayette Central Park

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - The master plan for Lafayette Central Park includes a wish list from thousands of residents of what they want to see developed on the 100-acre former Horse Farm property.

Parents of abducted girls, escapees meet president

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ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) - President Goodluck Jonathan is meeting with many parents of the 219 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls and some classmates who managed to escape from Islamic extremists.

Library honors Billy Joel with US pop music prize

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WASHINGTON (AP) - The Library of Congress is honoring Billy Joel with its Gershwin Prize for Popular Song.

Gonzales taking steps to develop new master plan

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GONZALES, La. (AP) - There's a lot riding on the new master growth plan in the works for the city of Gonzales.

Amid sanctions, France in warship sale to Russia

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PARIS (AP) - French President Francois Hollande is defending plans to deliver a warship to Russia, despite calls for a European arms embargo against Moscow over the fighting in Ukraine.

GOP against shrinking Baton Rouge school board

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - East Baton Rouge Parish's chapter of the Republican Party has come out against a proposal to reduce the number of members serving on the East Baton Rouge Parish School Board from 11 to a smaller number.

Iraq Christians flee Mosul after militant threats

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IRBIL, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month.

POLICE SAY FAKE VETERINARIAN TREATED 50+ PETS

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Houston police say a man pretending to be a vet treated dozens of family pets before finally being caught.

Arrest in bomb scare that emptied ULL last week

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LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - Lafayette police say a 30-year-old man is accused of making the bomb threat that shut down the University of Louisiana at Lafayette last Wednesday. They identified him at a news conference Tuesday as Devin Haywood of Lafayette. They say more arrests and charges are possible. Police say Haywood also is accused of trying to hold up a bank. A man called police early Wednesday, saying there was a bomb in a white trash can at a small park next to the university. Police found ...

A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law

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WASHINGTON (AP) - A federal appeals court has delivered a serious setback to President Barack Obama's health care law

AgCenter launches billboard campaign urging healthy lifestyle

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BATON ROUGE, La. - The path to a healthier lifestyle sometimes begins with small steps.

A Union Parish resident noticed a vehicle with a trailer parked at an abandoned residence

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A Union Parish resident noticed a vehicle with a trailer parked at an abandoned residence he owns so he blocked the vehicle so it couldn't leave and called authorities.

Husband and wife killed in LaSalle Parish crash

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JENA, La. (AP) - State police says a man and woman died in a two vehicle accident in LaSalle Parish.

Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries News

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Six Month Requirement for New Louisiana Residents Needing Recreational Hunting and Fishing Licenses Effective Aug. 1.

Adams County sets hospital sale date

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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - The auction of Natchez Regional Hospital is scheduled for Sept. 11.

Antique show rolls into southern Arkansas

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EL DORADO, Ark. (AP) - An antique dealers group in Arkansas is hoping to make the southern part of the state a top destination for enthusiasts of the vintage goods.

Talks of a direct flight to Denver from Monroe still in the air

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- More talks are underway tonight about a direct flight between Monroe and Denver.

CenturyLink holds "Topping Off" ceremony

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News)- CenturyLink is getting a little bit closer to finishing its new technology center of excellence.

Is the Common Core debate more about politics than education?

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MONROE, La. (KNOE 8 News) - The start of school is only about three weeks away and a truce on common core is nowhere in sight. In fact, it looks like this fight will go to the courts. On Monday, 17 lawmakers have filed a suit trying to block the standards. Last week, Attorney General Buddy Caldwell gave the state board of education the green light to hire outside council. And talks between Governor Bobby Jindal and Superintendent John White are at a standstill.

Comic-Con offers toy designers a chance to go wild

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LOS ANGELES (AP) - Hot Wheels and the dark side of The Force are carpooling to Comic-Con this week. Mattel is unveiling a full-size working replica of a Darth Vader character car at the toy maker's booth during the four-day pop-culture celebration in San Diego.

Cyclist dies following Eureka Springs race

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EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. (AP) - Medical examiners are working to determine the cause of death of a Little Rock woman who died after competing in a bike race in Eureka Springs over the weekend.

Man killed in New Orleans 4-wheeler crash

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) - New Orleans police say a man has died after crashing his four-wheeler into a parked vehicle.

Sulphur woman found dead in her home

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SULPHUR, La. (AP) - Calcasieu Parish sheriff's deputies are investigating the death of a 66-year-old Sulphur woman.

Gaza official says Israeli shells hit hospital

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - A Palestinian health official says Israeli tank shells have struck a hospital in the central Gaza Strip, killing four people and wounding 60.

Hoffman didn't want 'trust fund' kids

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NEW YORK (AP) - Court documents show Philip Seymour Hoffman rejected his accountant's suggestion that he set aside money for his three children because he didn't want them to be "trust fund" kids.

Progress made on Lafourche levee system

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THIBODAUX, La. (AP) - The South Lafourche Levee District plans to finish raising the levees protecting Larose to Golden Meadow in the coming year.

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