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  • Woman in affair that led US rep to resign now seeks office

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A woman whose affair with a married eight-term Pennsylvania congressman led to his resignation is now pursuing her own run for the U.S. House. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Wednesday that 33-year-old Shannon Edwards announced she’s seeking the Republican nomination to take on Democratic Rep. Mike Doyle of Pittsburgh. Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, […]
  • The Latest: Police identify man who took poison during chase

    VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a rape suspect who killed himself during a California freeway chase (all times local): 2:45 p.m. Police have identified a rape suspect who poisoned himself during a California freeway chase. Los Angeles police say they’d been looking to arrest 33-year-old Jonathan Hanks of Camarillo in connection with the […]
  • Reports suggest GOP House hopeful got racy texts from aide

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Christian minister seeking the congressional seat of a disgraced Arizona congressman is labeling reports that that he traded suggestive texts with a female staffer who included a topless photo of herself in one of the exchanges as “tabloid trash.” But former state Sen. Steve Montenegro didn’t deny that he received the […]
  • The Latest: Senator apologizes to anyone offended by conduct

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local): 2 p.m. A California state senator accused of sexual misconduct is apologizing to anyone who felt uncomfortable by his behavior. But Sen. Tony Mendoza flatly denied two of the more serious allegations Wednesday, a day before his fellow […]
  • Prosecutors charge health company in Milwaukee jail death

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A company that provides health care for inmates at the Milwaukee County jail faces criminal charges because employees lied about checking on a man who died of dehydration, prosecutors said Wednesday. The Milwaukee District Attorney’s Office charged Miami-based Armor Correctional Health Services Inc. with seven misdemeanor counts of intentionally falsifying health records. […]
  • Woman convicted of killing son sues over court fall injury

    NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — A Florida woman serving a 30-year prison sentence in the 1991 slaying of her 5-year-old son in New Jersey has filed a lawsuit over an injury during a courtroom fall during her high-profile trial. NJ.com reports that 50-year-old Michelle Lodzinski alleges that she tripped while chained and restrained at the […]
  • Seventh-grader who shot himself in school bathroom dies

    MASSILLON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio seventh-grader who died a day after shooting himself inside a middle school restroom had extra ammunition in his backpack. Police said Wednesday that it’s still too early to know whether the shooting was intentional or if the student had other plans. The Summit County Medical Examiner’s Office […]
  • The Latest: Mayor decries guarantee to contributor

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on the Allentown mayor’s testimony in his corruption trial (all times local): 5 p.m. The Democratic mayor of Pennsylvania’s third-largest city is telling a jury that he was horrified when he learned one of his political consultants had guaranteed favorable treatment to a real estate developer who’d donated campaign […]
  • Wichita bank sues after ATM gave out $100s instead of $5s

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A Wichita bank is trying to get money back from a woman accused of making more than 50 withdrawals from an ATM that was spitting out $100 bills in place of $5s. The Central National Bank filed a lawsuit last month in Sedgwick County District demanding that Christina Ochoa return about […]
  • Tennis star Bouchard testifies about slip, fall at US Open

    NEW YORK (AP) — Tennis star Eugenie Bouchard took the witness stand on Wednesday in her negligence lawsuit against the United States Tennis Association, describing how she slipped and fell on a wet locker room floor at the U.S. Open in 2015. Bouchard had just played in a mixed doubles match when she returned to […]
  • Students across US stage walkouts to protest gun violence

    Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida. The demonstrations took place Wednesday at schools from Maine to Arizona. Some lasted 17 minutes in honor of the 17 people killed one week earlier at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High […]
  • US Jewish group withdraws Holocaust video offensive to Poles

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A prominent Jewish-American foundation removed a video from YouTube which had sparked outrage in Poland and beyond on Wednesday with its provocative use of the historically inaccurate term “Polish Holocaust” to protest a controversial new Polish law criminalizing some comments about the Holocaust. The private Ruderman Family Foundation also launched a […]
  • Judges seek more information on planned Alabama execution

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Federal judges are seeking more information about an upcoming Alabama execution in which the state plans to connect the lethal injection line through the inmate’s leg. The 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals asked Wednesday for additional information as they weigh a request from Doyle Lee Hamm to block his execution. […]
  • Philadelphia DA drops cash bail for ‘low-level’ crimes

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia’s top prosecutor said Wednesday his office will stop jailing people who cannot afford to pay cash bail in minor criminal cases, affirming the commitment of the country’s fifth-largest city to a national movement that argues the practice targets poor Americans. District Attorney Larry Krasner said his decision to instruct city prosecutors […]
  • More Democrats want probe into misconduct at Madigan offices

    CHICAGO (AP) — A growing number of Illinois Democrats are calling for an independent investigation into longtime House Speaker Michael Madigan’s political and state operations, after a second worker in a week was dismissed for misconduct. Several Democratic lawmakers and the top Democratic candidates for governor are among those who say they have questions about […]