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  • Tempe Municipal Court judge arrested in stabbing of wife

    CHANDLER, Ariz. (AP) — A Tempe Municipal Court judge was arrested in the stabbing of his wife 10 times at their Chandler home last month during a domestic violence incident, according to court documents released Monday. Thomas Robinson was taken into custody Friday by Chandler police and booked into jail on suspicion of 10 counts […]
  • The Latest: Police say driver arrested in courthouse hit-run

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on a hit-and-run crash outside a courthouse involving a witness at a murder trial in Las Vegas. (all times local): 6:15 p.m. Police say a woman suspected of driving a car that intentionally struck a witness in a murder case on a sidewalk outside a Las Vegas courthouse has […]
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    ___ New blow to GOP health bill: Paul opposes revised measure WASHINGTON (AP) — Conservative Sen. Rand Paul remains opposed to the newly revised Republican bill repealing the Obama health care law. That darkens White House and GOP leaders’ hopes of staving off defeat in a Senate showdown this week. Top Republicans had unveiled changes […]
  • Puerto Rico is in the dark in wake of Hurricane Maria

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Every night since Hurricane Maria hit, Miguel Martinez and his family have slept on mattresses on the porch to escape the heat inside their dark, stifling home. But it’s nearly impossible to sleep with temperatures in the mid-80s. At least once a night they climb to the roof to […]
  • The Latest: Man arrested near White House had arsenal in car

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the man arrested near the White House Sunday morning with a carload of guns (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Court documents reveal that the man arrested near the White House is a former Memphis police officer who had an arsenal of weapons in his car and believed the CIA […]
  • Power company exec gets 2½ years in prison in bribery scam

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former executive of French power and transportation company Alstom was sentenced in the U.S. on Monday to 2 ½ years in prison for bribing Indonesia officials — a scheme that was part of a worldwide bribery scandal resulting in a record $772 million fine against the company. Frederic Pierucci, […]
  • Baby left on side of Oklahoma freeway in car seat with cash

    A 1-month-old baby found on the side of an Oklahoma interstate in a car seat stuffed with $5,500 in cash and a birth certificate was in state custody Monday as authorities continued to investigate why the boy was abandoned. Oklahoma City police said a church group returning from an amusement park spotted the child Saturday […]
  • Goldy Gopher smiles, then steamrolls youth footballer

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota mascot Goldy Gopher, usually so huggable, turned out to be anything but soft when a youth football player got in his way during a halftime exhibition at the Minnesota Vikings’ game this weekend. Goldy plowed through the helmet-wearing young defender during the game that pitted mascots against youth players […]
  • Man killed by police was vet with history of mental illness

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man who was fatally shot by police in a videotaped encounter outside of a California convenience store was a Navy veteran with a history of drug use and mental illness who had been paroled from state prison a week before the shooting and was considered an absconder, according to his […]
  • Lottery winner accused of child sex assault freed from jail

    PATERSON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey man who won a $338 million Powerball jackpot will be freed from jail while he awaits trial on charges he sexually assaulted a child. A judge issued the ruling Monday during a detention hearing for 49-year-old Pedro Quezada. Quezada will be electronically monitored and confined to his home […]
  • The Latest: AG also asked for criminal nuke project probe

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on two failed nuclear power plant projects in South Carolina (all times local): 5 p.m. South Carolina’s top prosecutor has also asked for state investigators to look into possible criminal violations with the utilities involved in an abandoned a multibillion-dollar nuclear power construction project. Attorney General Alan Wilson sent […]
  • Government wants foreign surveillance authority renewed

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Intelligence and law enforcement officials across the government lobbied Congress Monday to let them conduct broad surveillance on foreign targets in coming years, saying it helps prevent terrorist and cyberattacks on the United States. They said current rules adequately safeguard the privacy of Americans. More than 10 senior officials with the CIA, […]
  • Fight over young immigrants ensnares aviation bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a fight with the GOP over immigration, House Democrats on Monday blocked a bill to extend federal aviation programs and provide tax breaks for hurricane victims. Republicans had hoped to pass a package of legislation addressing the Federal Aviation Administration and the tax breaks, but opposition from Pelosi and other Democrats […]
  • Bass Pro completes $4 billion acquisition of Cabela’s

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Bass Pro Shops’ roughly $4 billion acquisition of rival outdoor retailer Cabela’s is complete, but the small western Nebraska town that has been home to Cabela’s is still wondering about its future. Monday’s closing announcement didn’t address how many of the roughly 2,000 Cabela’s jobs will remain in Sidney, Nebraska. Bass […]
  • Seattle Archdiocese pays $1.3M to settle sex abuse case

    SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Archdiocese has paid $1.3 million to settle a sex-abuse lawsuit involving a former member of a religious order who taught in its schools. A man sued the archdiocese in 2015, alleging the church knew Edward Courtney abused students at two archdiocesan schools in Seattle but later recommended him for a […]