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  • Police arrest Vegas man suspected in attacks on homeless men

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man suspected of fatally shooting two homeless men in Las Vegas, wounding a third and shooting a fourth north of the city earlier this year is now in federal custody, authorities announced Tuesday. Police identified the suspect for the first time as Las Vegas resident Joshua Castellon. He was arrested […]
  • Bicyclist blames Waze for directing him into Lincoln Tunnel

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City bicyclist delivering Chinese food is blaming the Waze navigation app for directing him into the busy Lincoln Tunnel, where bikes are banned. A Port Authority of New York and New Jersey spokesman says 19-year-old Bruce Lee was stopped Tuesday evening after he peddled into the tunnel, which […]
  • Wisconsin GOP outmaneuvers Democrats, controls gun bill

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats tried to pressure Republicans into passing universal background checks for gun buyers Tuesday but the strategy backfired after GOP leaders outmaneuvered them, seized control of the legislation and rewrote it to fund armed guards in schools. The move capped a day of furious debate over gun control in the […]
  • Investigation of California senator finds 6 misconduct cases

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California senator likely engaged in unwanted flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with six women he worked with, including four subordinates, according to an independent investigation released Tuesday. The investigation, which was conducted by outside lawyers at the Senate’s request, found Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza “more likely than not” engaged in […]
  • Ursula K. Le Guin wins posthumous prize for essay writing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The late Ursula K. Le Guin was among the recipients of literary honors presented Tuesday night by PEN America. The science fiction/fantasy author’s “No Time to Spare” won a $10,000 prize for best essay writing. Le Guin died last month at age 88 and her award was announced during a New […]
  • California law that blocked posting actors’ ages struck down

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California law that sought to prevent age discrimination in the entertainment industry by blocking a popular Hollywood website from posting the ages of actors was struck down Tuesday as unconstitutional. U.S. District Court Judge Vince Chhabria in San Francisco said the law passed in 2016 violated the First Amendment rights […]
  • ACLU: Don’t rush to expel lawmaker accused of sex extortion

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union is urging Rhode Island lawmakers to proceed with caution as they weigh expelling a state senator accused of extorting sex from a page in the Senate’s page program. Steven Brown, the executive director of the ACLU’s Rhode Island office, said in a letter to Democratic Senate […]
  • The Latest: Investigation of senator finds misconduct likely

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on alleged sexual misconduct at the California Legislature (all times local): 5:15 p.m. An investigation has determined a California senator likely engaged in six instances of flirtatious or sexually suggestive behavior with female staff members and lobbyists in the past decade. Democratic Sen. Tony Mendoza could face censure, suspension, […]
  • Week of reckoning on White House aides’ access to secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s a week of reckoning for White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and dozens of other officials who have been working without permanent security clearances for the better part of a year. Those who have been operating with interim access to top secret information since before June are set to see that […]
  • Man dies after police chase, struggle with officer

    MERIDIAN, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi authorities say a man has died in custody after a chase that ended with his car in a ditch and the man struggling with an officer. Meridian Police Sgt. Dareall Thompson tells WTOK-TV that passengers ran as the officer tried to arrest the driver Monday, and a state Wildlife, Fisheries […]
  • District attorney in Baby Doe case not seeking re-election

    BOSTON (AP) — A longtime Boston prosecutor who handled cases involving former New England Patriots player Aaron Hernandez and a murdered girl who washed ashore in a trash bag and came to be known as Baby Doe says he’s not running for re-election. Suffolk County District Attorney Daniel Conley said Tuesday he won’t be seeking […]
  • Centene-bought pharmacy won’t give Missouri execution drugs

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri health care company says a pharmacy it recently bought will not provide execution drugs to the state. Centene Corp. on Tuesday said Foundation Care has not and will not provide any drugs for executions. Centene bought the suburban St. Louis compounding pharmacy in October 2017. Buzzfeed News has reported […]
  • The Latest: US-born skaters lead short program _ for now

    PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the Pyeongchang Olympics (all times local): 12 p.m. The top four spots midway through the women’s figure skating short program are held by American-born skaters representing four different countries. Bradie Tennell remains on top for the U.S. after her score of 64.01 points. She’s followed by Isadora […]
  • The Latest: Wife loses bid to replace lawmaker who shot self

    SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a special election to complete the remaining term of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year (all times local): 7:50 p.m. The wife of a Kentucky lawmaker who killed himself last year after facing sexual assault allegations has lost a special election to fulfill the remainder of […]
  • Parents of fraternity pledge file civil suit over his death

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The parents of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died of alcohol poisoning after a party have filed a civil suit against those who have a connection in their son’s death. Thomas and Sandra Coffey are suing Pi Kappa Phi’s national chapter and several others, including the nine fraternity members […]