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  • APNewsBreak: Kan. official seeks citizenship proof

    Associated Press TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) – The top elections official in Kansas said Tuesday that he’ll push for a change in state law to start requiring some potential voters to provide proof of their U.S. citizenship beginning June 15, six months earlier than expected. Secretary of State Kris Kobach told The Associated Press that the […]
  • Thousands celebrate life of slain Wash. ranger

    Associated Press TACOMA, Wash. (AP) – Margaret Anderson became a law enforcement officer with the National Park Service because she wanted to help people, and she put herself in the way of evil on New Year’s Day because of her deep religious faith and love for others, her father told thousands of people Tuesday at […]
  • TransCanada exec says Asian markets an option

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) – A Canadian executive overseeing a plan to build a 1,700-mile oil pipeline from Canada to Texas says Canadian oil producers will look to Asian markets if the U.S. government fails to approve the Keystone XL pipeline project. During a speech Tuesday in Oklahoma City, TransCanada Corp.’s Vice President for Keystone Pipelines […]
  • Man gets 100 years for home invasion crimes in Md.

    Associated Press GREENBELT, Md. (AP) – Authorities say a man awaiting trial in the deaths of a nurse and her 20-year-old daughter has been sentenced to 100 years in prison for crimes committed during dozens of armed home invasions and burglaries in the Maryland suburbs of the nation’s capital. Jason Scott was sentenced Tuesday in […]
  • Kayaker finds swimming dog that fled fatal crash

    Associated Press ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – A man kayaking in the Gulf of Mexico rescued an injured dog that was swimming offshore after fleeing when his owner was struck and killed by a car. The bizarre and sad tale unfolded Saturday afternoon on Siesta Key, a bucolic island community about 40 miles south of […]
  • Sheriff: Food dispute led to Ohio murder-suicide

    Associated Press LOGAN, Ohio (AP) – A dispute over whether a terminally ill woman should have been given tea and toast or an orange apparently upset her husband so much that he shot and killed two of her sisters and his son before killing himself, a sheriff said Tuesday. The sick woman, 59-year-old Darlene Gilkey, […]
  • Man accused of starting fake college from prison

    Associated Press MILWAUKEE (AP) – A lifelong con man accused of starting a fake university and churning out fake diplomas _ while in prison in Wisconsin _ appeared in court Tuesday to face a fraud charge, years after the complex scheme was uncovered. Kenneth Shong, 45, was allegedly working with associates outside the prison walls […]
  • Valero won’t appeal Texas tax break rejection

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Valero Energy Corp. will not appeal the Texas environmental agency’s rejection of its request for a large tax break and potential $92 million refund at six Texas refineries, a company spokesman said Tuesday. The San Antonio-based energy giant had hoped for a tax exemption for equipment installed at the refineries to […]
  • NJ ringleader of ID theft, fraud ploy admits guilt

    Associated Press NEWARK, N.J. (AP) – The leader of an identity theft and fraud ring has pleaded guilty in a scheme that federal authorities said operated as a veritable “crime superstore” that reached from northern New Jersey to U.S. territories in the Pacific. Sang-Hyun “Jimmy” Park admitted in federal court in Newark on Monday that […]
  • Ore. company selling $85M in fuel cells in Europe

    HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) – An Oregon fuel cell manufacturer announced Tuesday it is expanding into central Europe with a contract to sell $85 million worth of fuel cell systems to an Austrian company. ClearEdge Power Inc., in Hillsboro, said the contract will provide fuel cell systems that can generate 8.5 megawatts of power to Gussing […]
  • Man slain while rescuing grandfather from robbers

    LOS ANGELES (AP) – A man was shot to death while trying to stop his grandfather from being robbed, police said Tuesday. Danilo Estuardo Morales, 24, was shot in the head while chasing the robbers Monday evening outside a North Hollywood home, a police statement said. Three males between 15 and 20 years old fled […]
  • NJ gov eulogizes lawmaker as speech delayed

    Associated Press TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie postponed his State of the State address to the Legislature on Tuesday, delivering in its place a eulogy for the Republican Assembly leader who collapsed at the end of a lengthy session and died the night before. A somber Christie appeared before the Legislature […]
  • EPA to test sites in Ohio child cancer cluster

    Associated Press TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) – The Environmental Protection Agency is taking another look at what’s behind mysterious cancers in rural northern Ohio that have sickened dozens of children for more than a decade. Environmental investigators plan to test soil, air and water samples at dump and manufacturing sites just south of Lake Erie, where […]
  • ‘Doomsday Clock’ moves 1 minute closer to midnight

    WASHINGTON (AP) – A group of scientists that tracks the likelihood of a global cataclysm says the world is moving closer to doomsday. The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists announced Tuesday that it has moved its “Doomsday Clock” to five minutes to midnight. The group says inadequate progress on stopping the spread of nuclear weapons […]
  • TSA agents who stole $40K from NY luggage get jail

    NEW YORK (AP) – Two Transportation Security Administration officers who admitted stealing $40,000 from luggage at a New York City airport are going to jail. The Queens district attorney’s office says 44-year-old Coumar Persad and 31-year-old Davon Webb were sentenced Tuesday to six months in jail and five years’ probation. Both had pleaded guilty to […]