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  • Rescuers need help after they get stuck helping kayakers

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — Even rescuers get stuck, too, sometimes. That happened in the marshes of Hilton Head Island when a rescue airboat tried to help two kayakers who had gotten stuck during low tide. The Island Packet reports that authorities were called Thursday afternoon. David Refosco is second mate with Beaufort Water […]
  • Democratic gubernatorial candidate Lt. Gov. Ralph Northam, left, and GOP gubernatorial candidate Ed Gillespie, shake hands on stage at the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Va., Saturday, July 22, 2017.  The two major party candidates in Virginia's closely watched race for governor clashed at their first debate over President Donald Trump, health care, immigration, and social issues. ( Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

    Virginia governor’s debate revolves around ‘dangerous’ Trump

    HOT SPRINGS, Va. (AP) — The two major party candidates in Virginia’s closely watched race for governor argued Saturday over the typical debate fare — guns, abortion, health care — as well as the best approach to dealing with President Donald Trump. Ed Gillespie, a dyed-in-the-wool establishment Republican who has tried to keep his distance […]
  • Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination, a judge ruled. Four married lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the “natural and ordinary meaning” of words in state law. Gay rights groups said the requirement […]
  • FILE - In this Thursday, May 27, 2010, file photo, a worker looks out through the logo at the entrance of the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen. Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn's plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)

    US states vie for big Foxconn display panel factory

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Taiwanese electronics maker Foxconn’s plan to build a display panel factory in the U.S. has sparked a flurry of lobbying by states vying to land what some economic development officials say is a once-in-a-generation prize. It’s not just jobs that are up for grabs — possibly 5,000 alone at the plant […]
  • Christie OKs law to give schools transgender policy guidance

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie signed legislation Friday requiring the state to give guidance to public schools about policies for transgender students, including blocking the schools from forcing the students from using bathrooms that conflict with their gender identities. The civil rights group Garden State Equality applauded the Republican governor for […]
  • Emergency responders attend to a seaplane that made a hard landing during a failed takeoff along the FDR Drive on Friday, July 21, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

    NTSB assessing whether to probe NYC seaplane hard landing

    NEW YORK (AP) — The National Transportation Safety Board says it’s determining whether to investigate a seaplane mishap on New York’s East River. Spokesman Eric Weiss said Saturday the NTSB was collecting information to make the decision. The plane made a hard landing in the river on Friday evening with 10 people aboard. All were […]
  • FILE - In this July 7, 2017 file photo, Chance the Rapper performs on stage at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park, London.  Police in Connecticut say more than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert featuring Chance the Rapper.
Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday, July 22  that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals Friday at Hot 93.7's Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. Most of those charged were issued a summons to appear in court. Several other arrests were made throughout the evening.(Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)

    More than 90 hospitalized during Chance the Rapper show

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — More than 90 people were hospitalized during a concert Friday night featuring Chance the Rapper in Connecticut, authorities said. Many were taken to hospitals for excessive drinking. Hartford Deputy Chief Brian Foley said Saturday that officers made 50 underage drinking referrals at Hot 93.7’s Hot Jam concert at Xfinity Theatre. Most […]
  • Japanese art collection of former Cavaliers owner on display

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Museum of Art has organized an exhibition of Japanese and Korean art bequeathed to the museum by the former co-owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers basketball team. George Gund III, who died in 2013 from stomach cancer, donated 55 pieces of Japanese and Korean art to the Cleveland museum. A portion […]
  • Ex-firefighter gets prison for torching black fireman’s home

    NORTH TONAWANDA, N.Y. (AP) — A former New York firefighter said stupidity, not racism, spurred him to set a fire that destroyed a black colleague’s apartment. Matthew Jurado was sentenced Friday to 10 years in prison for the blaze at Kenneth Walker’s home last August. Jurado pleaded guilty in May to arson. “What happened was […]
  • FILE - In this April 5, 2006 file photo, actor John Heard, who stars as Alex,  rehearses for Steppenwolf Theatre's production of Don DeLillo's play, "Love-Lies-Bleeding," in Chicago. Heard, best known for playing the father in the "Home Alone" movie series, has died. He was 72.  His death was confirmed by the Santa Clara Medical Examiner's office in California on Saturday, July 22, 2017.   (AP Photo/Brian Kersey, File)

    Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ movies, dies at 71

    NEW YORK (AP) — Actor John Heard, whose many roles included the father in the “Home Alone” series and a corrupt detective in “The Sopranos,” has died. He was 71. Heard was found dead Friday in a hotel in Palo Alto, California, the Santa Clara County Medical Examiner’s office said Saturday. An investigation which includes […]
  • Deer sent airborne by passing car kills woman passenger

    WARREN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say an Ohio woman has been killed when a deer struck and sent airborne by a motorist traveling in the opposite direction smashed into the windshield of her family’s car. The State Highway Patrol in northeast Ohio’s Trumbull County says 39-year-old Amy Stoneburner, of Negley, was in the front passenger […]
  • FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2016, file photo, a sign welcomes visitors at the entrance to the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Seven suspended men's soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer. Newsday reported on July 22, 2017, that Assistant U.S. Attorney James H. Knapp said the students were sexually abusive toward a freshman player on the team bus in September 2-17, and they squirted water or urine plus covered several people with food, (AP Photo/Frank Eltman, File)

    7 students face hearings in Merchant Marine Academy probe

    CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. (AP) — Seven suspended men’s soccer players at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy will face campus disciplinary hearings over allegations of sexual misconduct, coercion and hazing, according to a federal lawyer. Assistant U.S. Attorney James H. Knapp said the students were sexually abusive toward a freshman player on the team bus last […]
  • In this July 13, 2017 photo, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington.  Congressional Democrats announced Saturday that a bipartisan group of House and Senate negotiators have reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria.  Schumer called the sanctions legislation "strong" and he expected the legislation to be passed promptly.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

    Lawmakers herald agreement on sweeping Russia sanctions bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional Republicans and Democrats announced Saturday they had reached an agreement on a sweeping Russia sanctions package to punish Moscow for meddling in the presidential election and its military aggression in Ukraine and Syria. Rep. Steny Hoyer of Maryland, the No. 2 House Democrat, said lawmakers had settled lingering issues with the […]
  • FILE - In this April 2, 2017 file photo Scotty McCreery arrives at the 52nd annual Academy of Country Music Awards at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery's backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at a firing range and forgot to take the gun out.  (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

    Country singer Scotty McCreery cited for handgun at airport

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Country singer Scotty McCreery has been cited after authorities say he had a loaded handgun with him in Raleigh-Durham International Airport. Authorities told local media organizations that they found a loaded 9 millimeter handgun in McCreery’s backpack at a security checkpoint on July 13. He told authorities he had been at […]
  • NAACP to embark on listening tour to plan its future

    BALTIMORE (AP) — The NAACP announced a new interim leader on Saturday, along with a nationwide listening tour that will allow it to talk to local members and figure out what the future of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization should be. Derrick Johnson, the vice-chair of the NAACP board of directors, will serve as […]