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  • Hawaii deploys rat-sniffing dogs to help protect seabirds

    HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has deployed two rat-sniffing dogs to help remove invasive rodents from a seabird sanctuary on Lehua. Border terriers Henry and Reese located possible rat burrows last week on the small island off Niihau’s north shore, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. The island has been under a […]
  • Natalie Portman, Jonathan Safran Foer target factory farming

    NEW YORK (AP) — Natalie Portman and Jonathan Safran Foer hope they can change the world — one dinner plate at a time. The actress and the author have teamed up to produce the documentary “Eating Animals,” an indictment of the factory farm system that argues we are feeding ourselves all wrong. The film takes […]
  • Ex-North Carolina DA convicted of hiring fellow DA’s wife

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Two former prosecutors have themselves been prosecuted after hiring each other’s wives to get around ethics rules in North Carolina. News outlets reported that one of the former prosecutors pleaded guilty and testified against the other, who was sentenced Tuesday to between four and 14 months in prison. The jury found […]
  • The Latest: China ‘underestimated’ Trump, a key adviser says

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 11:14 a.m. The top White House trade adviser, Peter Navarro, says Beijing “may have underestimated the resolve of President Donald J. Trump” by refusing to meet U.S. demands on trade and by threatening to retaliate against American trade sanctions. Navarro, known for his […]
  • Doughnut shop sign discouraging foreign languages removed

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Dunkin’ Donuts shop in Baltimore is no longer offering customers coupons if they report workers shouting in foreign languages to management. The Baltimore Sun reports the sign in the store on West 41st Street was removed after it created a stir on social media. A photo of the sign was posted […]
  • Police seek answers on what precipitated fatal shooting

    SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Police in suburban Maryland are investigating what precipitated a fatal confrontation between a police officer and a man who reportedly attacked him. Montgomery County Police issued an update Monday evening on their investigation of the June 11 shooting, in which an officer shot and killed Robert Lawrence White, a 41-year-old […]
  • Flash flooding prompts several vehicle rescues in Rockford

    ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Bystanders have rescued a 70-year-old man from his submerged car after flash flooding swamped a northern Illinois city. The Monday evening storm dumped 3-5 inches (8-13 centimeters) of rain on Rockford in under four hours. Resulting floods submerged roads under feet of water. Authorities haven’t reported any injuries. The Rockford Register […]
  • Ex-firefighter convicted of stealing union funds sentenced

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — The former treasurer of an Ohio firefighters union who was convicted of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in union funds has been sentenced to two years in prison. A judge in Akron on Monday also ordered 41-year-old Joseph Ruhlin to pay $385,000 in restitution to Akron Fire Fighters Local 330. […]
  • The Latest: Trump says he wants ‘3rd option’ on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Congress and immigration (all times local): 1:20 p.m. President Donald Trump is asserting he has only two options on immigration: Separating migrant children from their parents at the border or “open borders.” Trump is discussing immigration during remarks in front of the National Federation of Independent Business’s 75th anniversary […]
  • Fresh US-China trade threats sink global stock markets

    NEW YORK (AP) — Global stock markets skidded Tuesday after President Donald Trump threatened to put tariffs on another $200 billion in imports from China, and the Chinese government said it would retaliate, bringing tensions between the world’s two largest economies closer to a boil. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 292 points, or 1.2 […]
  • People’s United acquires Farmington Bank in $544M deal

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — People’s United Bank has agreed to acquire the holding company for Farmington Bank in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at about $544 million. People’s United Financial Inc., the holding company for People’s United Bank, announced the agreement to acquire First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. on Tuesday. Bridgeport, Connecticut-based People’s United has […]
  • Lawsuit: Many wrongly listed in Chicago gang database

    CHICAGO (AP) — A civil rights group has filed a lawsuit alleging that the Chicago Police Department relies on an error-plagued database that names up to 195,000 people as gang members, including many who have never been in a gang. Northwestern University’s MacArthur Justice Center attorneys filed the lawsuit Tuesday in federal court seeking class-action […]
  • Indiana mom pleas in death of disabled 5-year-old daughter

    TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — A western Indiana woman charged with neglect in the 2016 death of her disabled 5-year-old daughter has reached a plea agreement. The Terre Haute Tribune-Star reports that Tiffany Daugherty faces a sentence of 21 years, with a minimum of 10 years to be served in prison or community corrections. Sentencing […]
  • Ibrahimovic, Rippon, Bird featured in ESPN Body Issue

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Galaxy forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, WNBA star Sue Bird, Olympic figure skater Adam Rippon and 63-year-old golfer Greg Norman are among the athletes who will be featured in ESPN the Magazine’s 10th anniversary Body Issue. The issue hits newsstands on June 29. Joining them are Houston Astros pitcher Dallas Keuchel, […]
  • Woman, man charged in her fiancé’s killing plead not guilty

    ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — A woman and a man charged with murder in her fiancé’s beating death in Kentucky have pleaded not guilty. Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney Teresa Logsdon tells The News-Enterprise 50-year-old Lisa Renee Harvey and 43-year-old Rick Aaron Fisher made the pleas Monday in Hardin County Circuit Court. They could be sentenced to life […]