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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Former Green Bay Packers running back Ahman Green is jailed in Brown County on suspicion of child abuse. Online records show Green was booked into the jail Monday on a possible charge of child abuse-intentionally causing harm for an incident on Sunday.

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP) - Authorities say a Southwest Airlines flight from Los Angeles to Houston was diverted after a passenger became disruptive and attempted to open an exterior door while the plane was in the air. Southwest Flight 4519 was diverted Sunday to the Texas Gulf coast city of Corpus Christi, where the passenger was removed.

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) - A prisoner on Texas death row for the slaying of a corrections officer has received an execution date for later this year. Texas Department of Criminal Justice spokesman Jason Clark says the agency has received court documents setting Robert Pruett for lethal injection Oct. 12.

WASHINGTON (AP) - A senior House Republican is set to press his case for $705 billion in military spending. The Armed Services Committee chairman, congressman Mac Thornberry, is pushing for a defense budget that's larger than at any point during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. And it's a level of spending that even a number of his GOP colleagues don't support. Thornberry says the boost is needed to repair a military that's been at almost nonstop combat since 2001.

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