Browns Trade Linebacker Barkevious Mingo To Patriots

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have traded disappointing linebacker Barkevious Mingo to the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2017 fifth-round pick. The teams announced the deal on Thursday. The Browns selected Mingo with the No. 6 pick in 2013. The former LSU...

DOJ: Vet's Purple Heart lies cost government $752,000

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former soldier who lied his way to a Purple Heart by faking injuries from the Iraq War cheated Washington state and the federal government out of more than $750,000 – about three times what investigators cited when they...

Several tornadoes likely hit Indiana, Ohio; no bad injuries

AP Photo/Darron Cummings KOKOMO, Ind. (AP) — In a central Indiana city where trees were sheared off at their stumps by one of several tornadoes in the region, residents began the hard work Thursday of cleaning up destroyed or damaged homes and businesses. The EF3 tornado...

The Latest: Kokomo EF3 Tornado Had Peak Wind Of 152 Mph

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on tornadoes that touched down in Indiana and Ohio (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The National Weather Service says a preliminary damage survey shows the EF3 tornado that hit Kokomo had an estimated peak wind of 152 mph. The weather service says the...

New Mexico: Brutal killing of girl detailed by authorities

AP Photo/Russell Contreras ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — On the day Victoria Martens was going to celebrate her 10th birthday, she was found dead in her family’s apartment by Albuquerque police officers, her dismembered remains wrapped in a burning blanket. Details of what...

Study finds most teens vaping fruity flavors, not nicotine

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials warn that electronic cigarettes and other vaping devices are poisoning kids with nicotine. But new research suggests that most teens aren’t vaping nicotine at all but using sweet and fruity flavors like...

Catcher swap: Phillies send Carlos Ruiz to Dodgers for Ellis

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers have swapped catchers with Philadelphia, getting Carlos Ruiz and trading A.J. Ellis to the Phillies. The deal was announced Thursday. The Dodgers also got cash while giving up Ellis, minor league pitcher Tommy...

Rio police charge Lochte with false report of robbery

AP Photo/Michael Sohn RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian police charged American swimmer Ryan Lochte on Thursday with filing a false robbery report over an incident during the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A police statement said Lochte would be informed in the United States so...
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LaGuardia travelers fear turbulence en route to new airport

AP Photo/Kathy Willens NEW YORK (AP) — There could be turbulence for travelers during the multibillion dollar renovation of New York’s LaGuardia Airport. Vice President Joe Biden said the aging LaGuardia reminded him of a “Third World country” – and...

'Dr. Drew on Call' to end 5-year run on HLN next month

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dr. Drew Pinsky’s series on the HLN channel is ending its run after five years. HLN said Thursday that “Dr. Drew on Call” will air its final episode on Sept. 22. Pinsky’s previous TV series includes “Loveline” and...