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Murder charges for couple whose dogs killed runner

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Prosecutors have filed second-degree murder charges against a couple they say owned two dogs that fatally mauled a 46-year-old jogger on in rural Michigan.

Suspect in border agent's death extradited to US

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A suspect in the 2010 killing of U.S. Border Patrol agent Brian Terry, the slaying at the center of the scandal over the botched U.S. gun-smuggling probe known as Operation Fast and Furious, was extradited to the United States from Mexico on Thursday.

AP News in Brief at 8:58 p.m. EDT

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

US, UN announce Israel, Hamas agree to 72-hour Gaza cease-fire

WTC steel company CEO arrested on fraud charges

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

The Canadian owner of a company that won nearly $1 billion in contracts to provide steel for the construction of the World Trade Center's tallest building and a transit center was arrested Thursday on charges he defrauded a program meant to benefit minority- and women-owned businesses.

Trump selected to advance in Bills' sale process

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Donald Trump remains in the running to purchase the Buffalo Bills.

Arrested Spider-Man: Characters make Times Square

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A costumed Spider-Man accused of slugging a police officer in Times Square says its superhero and comic characters are key ingredients of the flavor of the Crossroads of the World.

Russell Simmons, LL Cool J visit youth at NYC jail

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A group of young people at a New York City jail complex got some words of encouragement on Thursday from hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons and actor LL Cool J.

Atlantic City hosts free Blake Shelton concert

|Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

More than 60,000 fans are rocking to a free Blake Shelton concert on the Atlantic City beach.

Elvis' guitar donor says he is rightful owner

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

A man who donated to a South Dakota museum a slightly damaged acoustic guitar played by Elvis Presley that is at the center of a custody battle insisted Thursday he had the right to give it away because he owned it.

APNewsBreak: Colorado tightening edible pot rules

| |Thursday, Jul. 31, 2014

Alarmed by booming sales of highly potent edible marijuana products, Colorado regulators have drafted an emergency rule making it easier for new users to tell how much pot they're eating.