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Owner: Pig found after 6 weeks in 'pretty good' condition

ALIQUIPPA, Pa. (AP) -- The owner of a potbellied pig that serves as a therapy animal says the pig is in "pretty good" condition after being missing for six weeks. Owner Katie Manni says she got a call saying Charlotte was spotted at a construction site near Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, 5 miles from home.

North Carolina woman charged in fatal South Carolina crash

CHESTER, S.C. (AP) -- The S.C. Highway Patrol says a North Carolina woman is in jail on a charge stemming from a fatal wreck in Chester County one week ago. The Herald of Rock Hill reports (http://bit.ly/2boJC6t) jail records show 30-year-old Alicia Hughes of Thomasville, North Carolina, is charged with felony DUI resulting in death. She is being held without bond in the Chester County Detention Center.

CMPD searching for suspects in robbery of a pawn shop

Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Armed Robbery Unit are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the suspects who are responsible for an armed robbery in the Providence Division. On Thursday, August 25, 2016, at 2:16 p.m., the suspects entered the EZ Pawn, located at 3701 Monroe Road.  The suspects forced the employees to the…

Niners QB Kaepernick refuses to stand for anthem in protest

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) -- San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is refusing to stand for the national anthem before games because he believes the United States oppresses African Americans and other minorities. Kaepernick sat on the team's bench Friday night during the anthem before the Niners played host to the Green Bay Packers in an exhibition game. He later explained his reasoning in an interview with NFL Media .

Trader Joe's Knockoff Lawsuit Allowed to Move Forward

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of appeals has allowed a lawsuit filed by grocery chain Trader Joe's against a man who bought and resold its products at a mark-up to move forward. The suit involves a Canadian man who allegedly purchased nearly $350,000 worth of Trader Joe's products in Washington state, and resold them for higher prices a storefront branded "Pirate Joe's.

Guinea says 2 Olympians did not return home with delegation

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- The head of Guinea's Olympic delegation says two athletes did not return to the West African nation after competing at the Rio Olympics. Atef Chaloub said Saturday that swimmer Amadou Camara disappeared 48 hours before the team's scheduled departure. He said Mamadama Bangoura, who competed in judo, also did not return to Guinea, having disappeared after leaving a message saying she wanted to "try her luck" abroad.

Olympic champion Aly Raisman feted by Massachusetts hometown

NEEDHAM, Mass. (AP) -- Gymnast Aly Raisman is getting a hero's welcome following her medal-winning performances at the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 22-year-old's suburban Boston hometown of Needham, Massachusetts, is hosting a "Rally for Aly" Saturday morning. She also threw out the first pitch at Fenway Park on Friday before the Red Sox game.

Headstone of Civil War soldier to be fixed after 154 years

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- Some mistakes are never too late to fix. A Civil War soldier misidentified when he was buried at an Ohio cemetery more than 150 years ago is to get a new headstone. Confederate soldier Augustus Beckmann was fatally wounded in the Battle of Shiloh on April 7, 1862. But he was buried at the Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery in Columbus under the wrong name, A.

Couple files lawsuit to bring dozen cats into remodeled home

BILTMORE FOREST, N.C. (AP) -- A Buncombe County couple is going to court to get permission to keep the 12 cats they refer to as their "tribe" in their refurbished home. The Asheville Citizen-Times reports () Debra and Harry Stonecipher haven't moved into the 6,700 square foot house they recently renovated, and won't until Baby, Dante, Duchess and the nine other indoor cats can come with them.

Ultra-marathon runner reunited with missing stray dog

LONDON (AP) -- An ultra-marathon runner has been reunited with the stray dog that accompanied him through part of a grueling desert race in China and then went missing. Dion Leonard says the stray befriended him as he took part in the 250-kilometer (155-mile) Gobi March race, part of the 4 Deserts race series. The dog followed him for much of the race. He vowed to take the dog, named Gobi, home to the U.K.

North Charleston police shoot, kill man who fired at them

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- South Carolina law enforcement is investigating a shootout in which North Charleston police officers killed a man who they say fired at them. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports (http://bit.ly/2bovLmn) police spokesman Spencer Pryor said officers responded to a call around 11:30 p.m. Friday about a Hispanic man shooting a gun at an apartment building.

Wingsuit flyer's death reportedly streamed live on Facebook

BERLIN (AP) -- Swiss media are reporting that a wingsuit flyer who fatally crashed in the Alps on Friday was broadcasting live on Facebook when the accident happened. A video posted online shows a man readying his wingsuit before pocketing his phone and taking off. After a few moments, a shout can be heard and the sound of impact. The video couldn't immediately be verified.

GM recalling about 368,000 vehicles to fix windshield wipers

General Motors is recalling nearly 368,000 vehicles to fix a defective part that could prevent the windshield wipers from working. The problem affects the 2013 models of the Chevrolet Equinox and GMC Terrain. GM says those vehicles were built with ball joints that could corrode and wear out to render the windshield wipers inoperable. A report filed with government regulators says a GM manager in Canada spotted the potential safety hazard last December.

The embrace of life: A story of 2 sisters in Italy's quake

ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) -- In the chaos of Italy's devastating earthquake, an older sister's embrace allowed a young girl to survive. The heartbreaking story of 9-year-old Giulia Rinaldo and her younger sister Giorgia was recounted Saturday by the bishop who celebrated a funeral Mass for 35 of the 290 people killed by the quake that ravaged central Italy before dawn Wednesday. Bishop Giovanni D'Ercole recalled that around 6 or 6:30 p.m.

Cops: Son beat parents to death inside family home

WEST DEPTOFRD, N.J. (AP) -- Authorities say a man fatally beat his parents with his hands and an object inside the family's New Jersey home. But a motive for the attack in West Deptford, a suburb of Philadelphia, remains under investigation. County prosecutors say a relative found 58-year-old Edward Coles Jr. and his 55-year-old wife, Rosemarie, around 11:30 a.m. Friday. The relative had gone to the home because he couldn't reach the couple by phone.

Wal-Mart takes Texas to court to crack liquor-sales market

HOUSTON (AP) -- Wal-Mart's court fight to sell liquor at its stores in Texas looks to be back on track, but the courtroom is getting crowded. A federal appeals court is allowing a trade group representing liquor store operators to join a stalled federal lawsuit that the nation's largest retailer filed against the Texas agency that hands out permits to sell booze by the bottle.

Lying under oath draws California prosecutor's ire

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A 12-year-old girl's lie on the witness stand cost Luther Jones 18 years. A judge in California's Lake County ordered Jones released from prison earlier this year after the girl -- now 30 -- came forward and said her mother told her to falsely testify in 1998 that Jones molested her. "It's a horrible injustice," Jones' attorney, Angela Carter, said. "Not just for Luther.

Family members find body of missing Forsyth County teacher

KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Sheriff's deputies in Forsyth County say the family members of a man who had disappeared days before he was to begin his first year as a teacher found his body in a lake. The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2bYrXng) about 50 family and friends had come to Kernersville Park to help search for 23-year-old Krishawn Noble. Maj.