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  • Bribery trial for jail guard union’s ex-boss set to begin

    NEW YORK (AP) — The man who became a powerbroker in New York City while representing guards in the city’s 10,000-inmate jail system will soon face a bribery trial. Jury selection is set to begin Monday for Norman Seabrook, the longtime former head of the nation’s largest municipal jail guard union. Opening statements is scheduled […]
  • 38 accuse writer/director James Toback of sexual harassment

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Writer and director James Toback, who received an Oscar nomination for writing “Bugsy,” has been accused of sexual harassment by 38 women in a report published Sunday in The Los Angeles Times. In the report, many of the women allege that Toback approached them on the streets of New York City […]
  • Family donates boxed linked to Lincoln to historical society

    ROCHESTER, Ill. (AP) — A simple wooden box reportedly made from a tree stump on which Abraham Lincoln delivered one of his first political speeches has been donated to a historical society in a central Illinois village. The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports Lincoln made the speech on the walnut tree stump in Rochester in 1832 […]
  • The Latest: Official: EF1 tornado hit near damaged casino

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on severe storms that caused damage in several Oklahoma counties (all times local): 4:30 p.m. State emergency management officials say an EF1 tornado touched down in a central Oklahoma county overnight, ripping off part of a casino roof and downing power lines and trees. Keli Cain, a spokeswoman for […]
  • 1 rescued from river, but man who jumped in to help missing

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man who jumped into a river because he said he was depressed has been rescued, but a person who jumped in to try to save him is still missing. Newark police Capt. Derek Glenn said that someone flagged down police around 2 p.m. Saturday to let them know […]
  • AP Top 25: Notre Dame cracks top 10; Michigan drops out

    Notre Dame cracked the top 10 of The Associated Press college football poll for the first time this season, coming in at No. 9, and Michigan fell out of the rankings for the first time in two years. As week after a rash of upsets gave the poll a shake-up, the first eight teams in […]
  • Ohio State sued over refusal to let white nationalist speak

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An associate and organizer of campus tours for white nationalist Richard Spencer sued Ohio State University in federal court on Sunday after school officials refused to rent campus space for Spencer to speak. The lawsuit comes after an attorney for the university sent a letter Friday to Spencer associate and Georgia […]
  • Latest from NFL: Dallas kicker Bailey out with groin injury

    The Latest from week 7 of the NFL regular season (all times Eastern): 6:15 p.m. Dallas kicker Dan Bailey will miss the rest of the game with a right groin injury. Bailey got hurt in the first half against the San Francisco 49ers. With Bailey hurt, the Cowboys went for a 2-point conversion after their […]
  • Trial to begin for ex-Arizona officer charged with murder

    PHOENIX (AP) — Officers responding to a call that someone was pointing a rifle out a window at an Arizona hotel rushed to the guest’s room and ordered a man inside to exit, lay face-down in the hallway and refrain from making any sudden movements – or risk being shot. Daniel Shaver of Granbury, Texas, […]
  • Authorities: Man killed after driving mower into path of SUV

    VERMILION, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an 87-year-old Ohio man has been killed after driving into the path of an SUV while cutting grass on a riding lawn mower. The state Highway Patrol says Whitten Yates was pronounced dead at the scene Friday after being struck in front of his Vermilion Township home in northern […]
  • Dramatic sentencing hearing expected in Bergdahl case

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The fate of Bowe Bergdahl — the Army sergeant who pleaded guilty to endangering his comrades by leaving his post in 2009 in Afghanistan — now rests in the hands of a judge. A sentencing hearing for Bergdahl starts Monday at Fort Bragg and is expected to feature dramatic testimony about […]
  • Vegas rebranding shows difficulty of messaging after tragedy

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — As volunteers streamed in to donate blood, doctors tended to the wounded and investigators scoured the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history, Las Vegas tourism officials moved quickly to protect their valuable franchise in a city where branding is everything. “What happens here, stays here,” the official […]
  • Yemeni journalist denied entry to US to receive press award

    CAIRO (AP) — A Yemeni journalist has been denied a visa to the United States where she is set to receive a press award, said the New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists. The CPJ said that prominent Yemeni journalist Afrah Nasser may not be able to attend the Nov. 15 ceremony to receive the International […]
  • Weather service: Oklahoma hit with as many as 4 tornadoes

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — State emergency managers and the National Weather Service were surveying damage Sunday from severe storms that spawned as many as four tornadoes in southwestern and central Oklahoma. The overnight storms tore part of the roof off of a casino and toppled power lines and trees. Other businesses, including a hotel, also […]
  • Judge: School not at fault for student’s fall from window

    POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Vermont college won’t have to pay damages to a student who was seriously hurt when he fell from a fourth-floor window after drinking wine that contained LSD. The Rutland Herald reports that the suit accused Green Mountain College in Poultney of failing to enforce […]