WASHINGTON (AP) — Starting Friday, a group backing President Barack Obama's agenda will start airing a national television ad to reinforce the president's economic proposals. Organizing for Action says the 60-second ad will air on national cable TV for about two weeks. The ad comes ahead of expected battles with Congress over spending and the nation's debt limit.
CLEVELAND (AP) — There could be a plea agreement in the case of a Cleveland man charged with kidnapping three women and raping them for a decade. Both sides in the case against former school bus driver Ariel Castro are headed back to court Friday before a judge who wants to be kept updated on the talks. Castro faces an indictment listing nearly a thousand counts.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Four more women have come forth with allegations of improper sexual advances by San Diego Mayor Bob Filner. Seven women now say Filner has engaged in unwanted advances, groping and headlocks. The latest accusers include a retired Navy rear admiral and a dean at San Diego State University. Filner is avoiding reporters' questions. Talk of a recall election is growing.
NEW YORK (AP) — Preliminary findings show Monday's hard landing of a Southwest Airlines jet resulted because the nose gear touched down first, not the main landing gear. The Boeing 737 skidded off a runway at New York LaGuardia and came to rest on its nose. Federal officials won't say whether pilot error contributed to the hard landing or if the nose gear should have been able to withstand the impact.
MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Dorian is weakening some as it moves across the open Atlantic. It has maximum sustained winds near 50 mph. Dorian is centered about 1,550 miles east of the Northern Leeward Islands, off the coast of west Africa. It currently poses no land threats.
Created: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:15:12 EST
Updated: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 01:15:12 EST