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  • Justice Department won’t release North Charleston report

    CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department has refused to release a report on the North Charleston Police Department after the shooting death of an unarmed black man by a white officer in South Carolina. The Post and Courier of Charleston reported the federal agency said it was holding onto the material because of […]
  • Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred Philadelphia’s former top prosecutor days before he faces federal court sentencing in a corruption case. The court’s order Thursday regarding Seth Williams was retroactive to April 13, when the court first suspended Williams’ license. He was indicted in March. Williams, a two-term Democrat, faces up to […]
  • Europe’s easy money taps to be tightened _ very slightly

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The economy of the 19 countries that use the euro currency is growing ever stronger, and it’s time for the European Central Bank to start telling the public how it will phase out its extraordinary stimulus measures. But rest assured: The era of easy money isn’t ending just yet in Europe, […]
  • Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

    VERONA, Italy (AP) — It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy’s wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia’s secessionist ambitions in nearby Spain loom large over the debate. The presidents of Lombardy and Veneto in northern Italy are campaigning on the economic benefits of loosening […]
  • Ohio woman gets prison for death of toddler she babysat

    ELYRIA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the death of a toddler to whom she gave the anti-anxiety drug Xanax and left alone to shop and to meet a friend at the movies. Thirty-two-year-old Summer Shalodi apologized in a Lorain County courtroom Thursday and admitted giving […]
  • John McCain memoir, ‘The Restless Wave,’ coming in April

    NEW YORK (AP) — An upcoming memoir from Sen. John McCain has taken on new meaning since he first decided to write it. “The Restless Wave: Good Times, Just Causes, Great Fights, and Other Appreciations” is scheduled to come out in April, Simon & Schuster told The Associated Press on Friday. The publisher quietly signed […]
  • Police say car fire caused by improvised explosive device

    WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Police in Virginia are investigating after an explosive device was detonated in Williamsburg. News outlets report the device was found Thursday night in a parking lot. Firefighters and police were called to the scene near Merchants Square at about 5 p.m. for what they thought was a car fire. When they […]
  • ‘You are my slave:’ School ends Civil War dress-up activity

    KENNESAW, Ga. (AP) — School officials say there will be no more Civil War-related student dress-up activities at a Georgia elementary school after its “Civil War Day” sparked conflict among students, parents and others. Big Shanty Elementary School last month invited fifth-graders to dress up as characters from the war. The mother of a 10-year-old […]
  • Man gets 20 years for killing mother in South Carolina

    ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A man has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for killing his mother in South Carolina, more than six years after her death. The Anderson Independent Mail reported 53-year-old John Wesley Coker on Thursday entered an Alford plea to an involuntary manslaughter charge. An Alford plea does not admit guilt, […]
  • Pennsylvania man accused of choking woman over iPad passcode

    SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — Police say a Pennsylvania man choked a woman because she changed her iPad’s passcode. The Times-Tribune reports Scranton police say 34-year-old Bret Hedden attacked Arlene Vinup on Wednesday night during an argument because she no longer wanted him to use her iPad. Hedden is charged with strangulation, simple assault and harassment. […]