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  • Emergency workers file lawsuit alleging discrimination

    NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York’s emergency medical services say in a lawsuit that women and non-white members are suffering from discrimination. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and was filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan. Members of the unit say it was historically diverse, but when EMS became part of the […]
  • Town settles female officer’s ‘frat house’ atmosphere suit

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A female reserve police officer in Massachusetts who says she was harassed by fellow officers and forced to deal with a “frat house” atmosphere has received $500,000 after settling a lawsuit. The Salem News reports that Manchester-by-the-Sea last week announced a settlement with Adrienne Costa, who says she was forced to […]
  • Judge: School shooting suspect comments are admissible

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings, a Spokane County judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision in the case of Caleb Sharpe, 16, […]
  • Olympian sues USA Swimming to allege sexual abuse cover-up

    SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and covered it up. Kukors Smith filed the lawsuit in Superior Court in Orange County, California. She alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a […]
  • Whopper walleye breaks state’s longest-standing fish record

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s record for largest walleye caught by a recreational angler had stood for nearly six decades. In about a minute, Neal Leier bested it. Leier was fishing Friday with his brother and uncle on the Missouri River when he hauled in a 15-pound, 13-ounce walleye near the Fox Island boat […]
  • Ford looks to snap 16-year Coca-Cola 600 drought

    CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — It’s been 16 years since Mark Martin won the Coca-Cola 600, and a Ford driver has not been to victory lane for the marquee event since. A Ford driver hasn’t hoisted a Cup championship trophy since 2004, either. There have been some highlights during this past decade of mediocrity, but coming […]
  • The Latest: Trump signs new action against Venezuela

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S. policy toward Venezuela (all times local): 2:10 p.m. President Donald Trump has signed an order restricting the Venezuelan government’s ability to liquidate assets in the aftermath of an election that the White House is calling a “sham.” Senior administration officials are announcing new action aimed at preventing the […]
  • Survey asks why young people stay in, leave New Hampshire

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Fewer than half of New Hampshire residents ages 20 to 40 say they probably or definitely will remain in the state for the next two years, according to a survey released Monday. The survey was conducted for Stay Work Play, a nonprofit that promotes the state to young workers and recent […]
  • ‘Don’t be mad at Claire’: McCaskill courts black voters

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The African-American community’s frustration with Sen. Claire McCaskill is real. The perception that the Missouri Democrat has ignored black constituents haunts the corners of her campaign receptions in Ferguson, it looms near rallies in Kansas City, and it even sneaks into sermons from the church pulpit. Across the nation, African-American […]
  • Hundreds turn up at ‘BBQing While Black’ event in Oakland

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Hundreds of people gathered for a weekend cookout in Oakland, California dubbed “BBQing While Black.” It is the latest response to a white woman’s now infamous call to police to report African Americans barbecuing at a public park. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the festival-like event Sunday on the shores […]
  • Syrian government declares capital fully under its control

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s military on Monday captured an enclave in southern Damascus from Islamic State militants following a ruinous monthlong battle, bringing the entire capital and its far-flung suburbs under full government control for the first time since the civil war began in 2011. The gains freed President Bashar Assad’s forces to move with […]
  • Democrats turn out in force in Georgia early voting

    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia’s Democratic voters have turned out in force in early voting. The initial tally could encourage Democrats hoping for a “blue wave” of wins in the state, the crown jewel of which would be the Georgia governor’s mansion. Republican ballots made up approximately 61 percent of early and absentee primary votes in […]
  • School shooting unlikely to rile Texas runoffs Tuesday

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas holds its primary runoff election just four days after a 17-year-old student killed 10 people and wounded 13 others at his Santa Fe High School near Houston. That sent shockwaves through Texas and the nation. But it’s unlikely to be a major factor in Tuesday’s balloting, which will decide 34 […]
  • Man admits to hate crimes in Kansas bar shooting

    OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas man who yelled “Get out of my country!” before killing one Indian immigrant and wounding another in a suburban Kansas City bar has pleaded guilty to three federal hate-crime charges. Fifty-three-year-old Adam Purinton entered the plea Monday in federal court. He previously pleaded guilty to first-degree murder in state […]
  • Man dies after Tesla crashes into San Francisco area pond

    CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities in the San Francisco Bay Area are investigating the death of a man after a Tesla car he was driving veered off a road, crashed through a fence and plunged into a pond. It is unknown if the vehicle was in Autopilot mode. California Highway Patrol spokesman Daniel Jacowitz […]