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  • Woman charged in bus stop crash that killed 3 due in court

    ROCHESTER, Ind. (AP) — A northern Indiana woman charged in a school bus stop crash that killed three children is due in court for her first hearing in the case. Twenty-four-year-old Alyssa Shepherd of Rochester was scheduled to appear Thursday before a Fulton County judge. She’s charged with three counts of reckless homicide resulting in […]
  • LeBron gets 44, passes Wilt in LA’s 126-117 win over Blazers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A floating jumper, a foul and a free throw in the fourth quarter of a tight game. With a gorgeous three-point play , the King jumped over the Big Dipper. LeBron James’ inimitable presence has already been felt in his first few weeks in Hollywood. His most impressive game yet for […]
  • Lawyer: 2 doctors find accused man incompetent for trial

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man accused of killing three people last year and wounding another has been found incompetent to stand trial in the slaying of a former Baton Rouge official. The Advocate reports defense attorney Tommy Damico told State District Judge Trudy White on Wednesday that two doctors she appointed to […]
  • Mississippi traffic stop leads to arrest of Florida fugitive

    BEAUMONT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi say a traffic stop has led to the arrest of a man wanted in Florida on molestation charges. WDAM-TV reports 41-year-old Yoel Benitez was arrested Tuesday and is awaiting extradition at the Perry County Jail. A Perry County Sheriff’s Office statement says Benitez was pulled over that night […]
  • Center of attention: Bucks’ Brook Lopez lights out from 3

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A new nickname for Brook Lopez started floating around Twitter after the Milwaukee Bucks 7-footer had a career night from the 3-point line. “Splash Mountain .” How appropriate for a self-described Disney aficionado who is quickly developing a reputation as one of the best-shooting big men in the NBA. “I’m pretty partial […]
  • Zach Ertz on record-setting pace for tight ends

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Zach Ertz caught the go-ahead touchdown pass in Philadelphia’s victory over New England in the Super Bowl and hasn’t stopped making receptions. Ertz is on pace to have a record-setting season for tight ends. Carson Wentz’s favorite target has 75 catches for 789 yards and five touchdowns in nine games. If he […]
  • Federal judge: Florida is ‘laughing stock of the world’

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge slammed Florida on Thursday for repeatedly failing to anticipate election problems, and said the state law on recounts appears to violate the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that decided the presidency in 2000. “We have we have been the laughing stock of the world, election after election, and we […]
  • Transit riders, drivers brace for influx of Amazon employees

    NEW YORK (AP) — Commuters beware: New York and Washington’s clogged streets and creaky subway systems are about to feel more pain as 50,000 more people descend on the two metro areas where Amazon will open new headquarters. An expansion of that scope in a city such as New York — where the regional subway, […]
  • Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with 4 games

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — The Myrtle Beach Invitational begins play Thursday with St. Joseph’s against Wake Forest. That is the first of four games in the day’s first round for the eight-team field, which includes two power-conference teams in the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference and West Virginia of the Big 12. UCF […]
  • Stocks mostly rise but Europe weighed down by Brexit discord

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets mostly rose Thursday, though European indexes and the pound sagged as discord within the British government threatened a newly agreed Brexit deal. KEEPING SCORE: German’s DAX was flat at 11,417 and France’s CAC 40 shed 0.3 percent to 5,054. London’s FTSE 100 gained 0.1 percent to 7,038, as a […]
  • Judge in infamous 2000 Florida recount: ‘I had a job to do’

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The retired judge brought in to lead the 2000 presidential recount in Florida’s Broward County says he “had a job to do” and was determined to get it right. Retired Judge Robert Rosenberg is perhaps best remembered for eyeing ballots through a large looking glass 18 years ago in Florida’s […]
  • After arrest, Michael Avenatti denies LA domestic violence

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, has denied allegations of domestic violence after his arrest near his ritzy Los Angeles skyscraper apartment. “I have never struck a woman, I never will strike a woman,” Avenatti told reporters Wednesday after being booked and posting $50,000 bail. Avenatti said he has been […]
  • Case reveals shame, trauma of male sex trafficking victims

    TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into sexual relations with much older men. Marino ended up carjacking vehicles from two different women in […]
  • Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing

    OAKFIELD, N.Y. (AP) — Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. A company wants to alter farm animals by adding and subtracting genetic traits in a lab. It sounds like science fiction, but Recombinetics sees opportunity for its technology in the livestock industry. But first, it […]
  • Heroic California cop who died in bar shooting is mourned

    WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies knew him as a cop’s cop, one who would “go to the ends of the earth” to solve a crime. To family and friends, Ron Helus was a devoted husband and father who loved to go fly fishing with his son. On Thursday, Helus will be hailed as […]