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  • Report: Officer left university job after case there dropped

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania police officer who fired the shots that killed a teenager fleeing a traffic stop left his previous job with a university police force about a month after prosecutors dropped a case against three men he’d filed charges against. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that 30-year-old Officer Michael Rosfeld was working for […]
  • The Latest: Alaska city unveils memorial to fallen Guardsmen

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on an Alaska city honoring Guardsmen killed in crash after 1964 earthquake (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Four men who died on a humanitarian mission to help rebuild an Alaska town following the second most powerful earthquake ever recorded have been honored in the town near where they died. […]
  • Ugly dogs return for annual Northern California contest

    PETALUMA, Calif. (AP) — Dogs with hairless bodies and lolling tongues will flaunt their imperfections as they compete to win the 2018 World’s Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area. The event is taking place Saturday this year at the Sonoma-Marin Fairgrounds in Petaluma, a departure from previous years when it was held […]
  • Florida attorney general confronted at Mr. Rogers movie

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Protesters confronted Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi at a showing of a documentary about children’s TV host Fred Rogers, and they questioned her stands on immigration and health care. The Tampa Bay Times reports Bondi received a police escort Friday when several members of Organize Florida confronted her as she left […]
  • Oklahoma veteran given $15,000 in lawn equipment after theft

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A veteran in Oklahoma whose life and business were disrupted when his lawn equipment was stolen no longer needs to face acres of grass using a push mower. The Tulsa World reports Cody Nichols on Friday received $15,000 worth of new lawn-mowing equipment through the nonprofit group Soldier’s Wish. The Tulsa-based […]
  • BNSF: Estimated 230,000 gallons of oil spilled in derailment

    DOON, Iowa (AP) — An estimated 230,000 gallons (870,619 liters) of crude oil spilled into floodwaters in the northwestern corner of Iowa following a train derailment, a railroad official said Saturday. BNSF spokesman Andy Williams said 14 of 32 oil tanker cars just south of Doon in Lyon County leaked oil into surrounding floodwaters from […]
  • Actress Cynthia Nixon says son has come out as transgender

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Actress and New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon has announced that her oldest child has come out as transgender. The former “Sex and the City” star posted the announcement on her Instagram account on Friday to mark the 14th annual Trans Day of Action. Her 21-year-old son Samuel Joseph Mozes, who […]
  • Dick Leitsch, gay activist who led ‘sip-in,’ dies at 83

    NEW YORK (AP) — A pioneering gay activist who led a 1966 “sip-in” at a New York City bar has died at the age of 83. Dick Leitsch (LIGHTSH) died Friday at a hospice in Manhattan. His death from liver cancer was confirmed by his brother, John Leitsch, of Louisville, Kentucky. Leitsch was a leader […]
  • The Latest: Colyer seeks to undercut Kobach on abortion

    SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on the Republican primary race for Kansas governor (all times local): 3:20 p.m. Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer is attacking Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s anti-abortion credentials in the Republican gubernatorial primary. Colyer raised abortion an issue in his opening statement during a debate Saturday in Salina. The influential anti-abortion […]
  • Memorial set at Florida arena for slain rapper XXXTentacion

    SUNRISE, Fla. (AP) — A major public memorial is planned at a Florida arena for rising rap star XXXTentacion (ex-ex-ex-ten-ta-see-YAWN), who was shot and killed this week. The family of the 20-year-old rapper whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy announced Saturday that a memorial will be held next Wednesday at BB&T Center, a 20,000 […]
  • Wisconsin man headed to Arizona for new trial in son’s death

    LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man will voluntarily return to Arizona to be re-tried on allegations he killed his son in 2004. Authorities say 51-year-old Jeffrey Martinson, of La Crosse, agreed Friday to waive extradition. He will be transported to Maricopa County in Arizona. Martinson is accused of giving his 5-year-old son a […]
  • HGTV’s Joanna & Chip Gaines welcome 5th child

    WACO, Texas (AP) — HGTV’s Joanna and Chip Gaines have welcomed their fifth child — a boy. The proud papa announced the birth Saturday on Twitter . He wrote, “The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!” The stars of the TV show “Fixer Upper” have two daughters and two others sons. Chip Gaines did not […]
  • Houston heart transplant hospital could lose Medicaid funds

    HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston hospital that suspended its renowned heart transplant program for two weeks amid scrutiny following the deaths of two patients could lose federal Medicaid funding. Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center was notified Friday that Medicare plans to halt funding to its heart transplant program on Aug. 17, the Houston Chronicle reports […]
  • Latino leaders question Census head over citizenship query

    PHOENIX (AP) — Latino elected officials from around the nation questioned the head of the U.S. Census Bureau on Saturday over the proposed addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 survey, denouncing it as a purely political move. Members of the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials said the decision to ask […]
  • Arkansas to evaluate river sinkhole where kayaker died

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas has hired a consultant to evaluate a stretch of river where a kayaker was dragged to his death when a rare sinkhole created a whirlpool. Commissioner of State Lands John Thurston says experts will begin evaluating the Spring River on Monday. The sinkhole area is closed to the public. […]