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  • Police arrest 8-year-old with loaded gun in school backpack

    PARK HALL, Md. (AP) — Police in Maryland say they’ve arrested an 8-year-old boy after a loaded gun was found in his book bag in his elementary school. The Washington Post reported that it happened Wednesday at Park Hall Elementary School in St. Mary’s County. That’s the county where just last month, authorities said a […]
  • Death of former Trump advisor’s father labeled suspicious

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Law enforcement and Pennsylvania Health Department officials are investigating the death of H.R. McMaster Sr., the father of President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, at a Philadelphia senior care facility. The 84-year-old McMaster, a retired U.S. Army officer, died April 13 at Cathedral Village continuing care retirement facility. Local police and […]
  • The Latest: House panel moving ‘expeditiously’ on Greitens

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Latest on Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 12:25 p.m. The Missouri House speaker says a special investigatory committee will move “as expeditiously” but “as thoroughly” as possible as it decides whether to recommend impeachment of Republican Gov. Eric Greitens. House Speaker Todd Richardson also said Thursday that a […]
  • The Latest: Attorney: Prince friend relieved no charges

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into Prince’s death (all times local): 1 p.m. A friend of Prince’s who authorities said helped the pop superstar obtain pain medication says he’s relieved not to be charged in Prince’s death. That’s according to F. Clayton Tyler, an attorney for the Prince friend, Kirk Johnson. Tyler […]
  • Better weather should aid Oklahoma wildfire fight

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Firefighters are hoping higher humidity and milder winds will help them fight wildfires in Oklahoma, though conditions are critical in Arizona and New Mexico. U.S. Forest Service spokesman Todd Schroeder said Thursday that a fire near Leedey, about 110 miles (180 kilometers) northwest of Oklahoma City, that has burned about 440 […]
  • Fate of US citizen with ties to IS in hands of judge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday weighed the fate of a U.S. citizen who has been accused of working with Islamic State militants in Syria, but never charged. The Trump administration has been holding the unidentified citizen at a U.S. military facility in Iraq since he surrendered on the Syrian battlefield more than […]
  • The Latest: Southwest sought more time to inspect engines

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on the Southwest Airlines plane that made an emergency landing in Philadelphia (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Southwest Airlines sought more time to inspect fan blades like the one that snapped off during one of its flights and caused an engine breakup that left a passenger dead. The airline opposed […]
  • Hawaiian crows released in forest show promising behavior

    HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A group of native Hawaii crows called alalas has been adjusting to a new environment after being released six months ago into the Puu Makaala Natural Area Reserve. Researchers said the 11 young birds were introduced into the forest through a captive breeding program and have been showing increased natural behaviors, […]
  • ‘Seinfeld’ actor shows up at Devils game with face painted

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Life imitated art at the Stanley Cup playoffs as the actor who played Puddy on the TV sitcom “Seinfeld” showed up at the game with his face painted as a New Jersey Devils fan. Patrick Warburton is a Devils fan and in a 1995 episode of the hit show he appeared […]
  • Musk’s LA transport tunnel proposal takes step forward

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A committee of the Los Angeles City Council has approved an environmental review exemption for a tunnel that Elon Musk wants to dig to test a novel underground transportation system. The Los Angeles Times reports that members of the council’s public works committee said Wednesday they wanted to approve any proposal […]
  • No bail for alleged East Coast leader of violent MS-13 gang

    NEW YORK (AP) — The alleged East Coast crime boss of the notorious street gang MS-13 was ordered held without bail on Thursday at his first court appearance on Long Island, where prosecutors accuse him of having a hand in a wave of violence. Miguel Angel Corea Diaz had been jailed in Maryland in a […]
  • Fire damages lodge at Idaho’s famed Sun Valley ski resort

    KETCHUM, Idaho (AP) — A fire has heavily damaged a lodge at the base of one of the nation’s premier ski destinations in Idaho. There were flames on the roof of Sun Valley Resort’s Warm Spring Lodge after the fire started Wednesday night. Sun Valley Resort spokeswoman Kelli Lusk says fire was still burning Thursday […]
  • Seoul: N. Korean leader removes major nuclear sticking point

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean President Moon Jae-in said Thursday that his rival, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, isn’t asking for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula as a precondition for abandoning his nuclear weapons. If true, this would seem to remove a major sticking point to a potential […]
  • Tech companies help pull US stocks lower in afternoon trade

    U.S. stocks moved broadly lower in afternoon trading Thursday, placing the market on track for its first loss this week. Technology companies, makers of consumer products and health care stocks accounted for much of the slide. Banks bucked the trend, rising along with bond yields. Oil prices rose. KEEPING SCORE: The S&P 500 index fell […]
  • Average US 30-year mortgage rate rose to 4.47 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates climbed upward this week, slightly worsening affordability for homebuyers. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday that the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages rose to 4.47 percent from 4.42 percent last week. This benchmark rate averaged 3.97 percent a year ago. With the start of the traditional spring […]