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  • The Latest: Jury selection postponed in Iran sanctions case

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions (all times local): 11:10 a.m. A judge has postponed jury selection for one week in a federal trial surrounding a conspiracy to help Iran evade economic sanctions. The move comes after U.S. District Judge Richard Berman held […]
  • Ex-Tulsa officer gets prison in daughter’s boyfriend’s death

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — A white ex-Oklahoma police officer was sentenced Monday to 15 years in prison for the fatal off-duty shooting of his daughter’s black boyfriend, after four trials spanning nearly a year, including three that resulted in hung juries. Former Tulsa officer Shannon Kepler was convicted last month of first-degree manslaughter in the […]
  • The Latest: Dad of man killed by ex-officer addresses court

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a former police officer convicted of fatally shooting his daughter’s boyfriend in Tulsa, Oklahoma. (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A white former police officer who was convicted of fatally shooting his daughter’s black boyfriend in Oklahoma heard directly from the victim’s father, who told him […]
  • Tyson Foods: New facility in Tennessee to create 1,500 jobs

    HUMBOLDT, Tenn. (AP) — Tyson Foods Inc. plans to build a new chicken production complex in Tennessee, a $300 million project that is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs when the facility begins operations in late 2019, the company said Monday. The new plant in Humboldt will produce pre-packaged trays of fresh chicken for […]
  • 2 charged after man died from septic shock due to bed sores

    BARRE, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man and his companion have been charged with manslaughter and Medicare fraud after authorities say his severely disabled son died of septic shock from infected bed sores in which his skin was “rotting away.” Fifty-one-year-old Jeffrey Kittredge and 42-year-old Jennifer Cote, of Montpelier, pleaded not guilty last week to […]
  • Hunter accidentally shoots 11-year-old son in face in Kansas

    PRETTY PRAIRIE, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say a man accidentally shot his 11-year-old son in the face while they were hunting in south-central Kansas. The Reno County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post that the accident happened shortly before 10 a.m. Sunday as the father hunted with his son and a 9-year-old nephew at […]
  • Small plane crashes into California home injuring 3

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a single-engine plane crashed into a California home, injuring all three on board, but no one on the ground. The Mercury News reports that the pilot had just taken off from Reid-Hillview airport Sunday afternoon when he reported a system failure. He was turning back when the plane […]
  • BNSF says changes made since South Dakota 2015 derailment

    LESTERVILLE, S.D. (AP) — BNSF Railway says it’s using an alternative route for moving hazardous material through parts of South Dakota since federal transportation investigators determined a broken rail probably caused the derailment of a train carrying ethanol two years ago. BNSF spokeswoman Amy Beth said Monday the railroad has also made investments in its […]
  • The Latest: McConnell asks again for Franken ethics inquiry

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on allegations of sexual harassment against Minnesota Sen. Al Franken (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is renewing his call for the chamber’s ethics committee to investigate Sen. Al Franken after a second woman came forward to accuse him of sexual harassment. Lindsay Menz […]
  • Maine boy with cancer dies after wish for early Christmas

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A 9-year-old Maine boy with cancer has died a week after his wish for a Christmas celebration was fulfilled. Jacob Thompson’s family announced on social media that he died Sunday at Maine Medical Center in Portland. His family thanked those who sent Christmas cards and prayers, saying they brought joy and […]
  • Technology companies, retailers send US stock indexes higher

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Monday as technology and industrial companies, banks and retailers all make modest gains. Drugmakers and other health care companies are trading lower. Companies that make opioid pain medications are down sharply after the government released a much higher estimate of the costs of the ongoing addiction crisis. […]
  • The Latest: Texas offers reward in border agent’s death

    VAN HORN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the death in Texas of a U.S. Customs and Border Protection agent (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Texas is offering a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of the person or people who killed a U.S. border agent and injured another. Gov. […]
  • Virginia deputy reassigned after going to party in blackface

    POQUOSON, Va. (AP) — A white Virginia sheriff’s deputy has been reassigned after attending a Halloween party in blackface. The Washington Post reports Deputy Jean Browning, a 20-year veteran of the York-Poquoson Sheriff’s Office in southeast Virginia, attended a party dressed as U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson. She was accompanied by her boyfriend, who was dressed […]
  • 2nd woman accuses Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A second woman has accused Minnesota Sen. Al Franken of improper conduct, saying he put his hand on her bottom as they posed for a picture at the Minnesota State Fair in 2010 — after he had begun his career in the Senate. Lindsay Menz told CNN last week for a report […]
  • AP Interview: Scaramucci says don’t rule out beltway return

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Anthony Scaramucci may be out at the White House, but the short-lived former communications director says his political career is not over. Scaramucci said in an interview that although he has not spoken to Trump in over a month, he talks to members of the president’s inner circle “regularly” and sees himself […]