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  • Officer fatally shoots man outside motel in north Florida

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A sheriff’s office in north Florida says one of their officers has shot and killed a suspect. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted Wednesday morning that the shooting took place at a Motel 6 in Jacksonville. The sheriff’s office says no officers were injured. The Florida Times-Union reports that the unidentified man’s […]
  • Trump campaign Russia contacts alarm intelligence experts

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From suggestions of “political synergy” and offers of business deals to contact with more than a dozen people in then-candidate Donald Trump’s orbit, Russian outreach to the Trump campaign has a familiar and alarming pattern to experts in the intelligence field. The attempts by Russians to establish contact, which were laid out […]
  • UN envoy hands Yemen’s warring sides draft deal

    RIMBO, Sweden (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Yemen on Wednesday gave the country’s warring sides at peace talks underway in Sweden a draft agreement they need to consider before this round of negotiations wraps up the following day. The document consists of a set of proposals, including one for a political framework for […]
  • Teen says she felt harassed in recorded deputy altercation

    LILLINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A teenage girl from North Carolina who filmed a deputy tackling her sister says she felt harassed during the recorded altercation that ends with her also being brought to the ground. A deputy has been put on leave pending an investigation. Aumbria Urban told WRAL-TV that it was hard to watch […]
  • Melania Trump makes first lady history with ride in Osprey

    HAMPTON, Va. (AP) — Melania Trump made history Wednesday by flying in a V-22 Osprey aircraft and onto the deck of an aircraft carrier. The White House says it’s the first time a first lady has flown in an Osprey. The tiltrotor aircraft takes off and lands vertically. Mrs. Trump flew from Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling […]
  • Police: Man accused of shooting at state trooper is arrested

    A man accused of shooting at a state police trooper who was rushing to the scene of a triple slaying in Kentucky was captured Wednesday when officers found him walking on a road near where the killings happened, police said. Paul Douglas Sizemore was charged with attempted murder of a police officer and was being […]
  • No psychiatric hospital employee responsible for escape

    HONOLULU (AP) — No single employee was directly responsible for the escape of a man from a Hawaii psychiatric hospital, a state investigation found, but questions remain about how he was able to walk out of the facility and fly to California, officials said Wednesday. The state attorney general’s office completed an administrative investigation more […]
  • 11 migrants, 2 smugglers caught of Florida coast

    MIAMI (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says it took into custody 11 migrants and two suspected smugglers off the coast of Miami. A Coast Guard crew spotted an unlit 24-foot vessel about 12 miles (19 kilometers) offshore on Saturday. They boarded it and found seven Haitians, three Bahamians, two Ecuadorians and one Bolivian national. […]
  • ‘Cold’: Experiment rules out possible origins of evidence in Powell case

    "Cold" tests theories regarding a lump of metal found by West Valley police in Josh Powell's minivan in 2009 that remains unidentified nine years later.
  • 2 children wounded after toddler finds gun in dad’s backpack

    PAGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Authorities say two children were wounded in suburban St. Louis after a toddler found a pistol in his father’s backpack. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that the toddler shot himself in the arm and his sleeping 7-year-old brother in the head with one round Monday night in Pagedale. The toddler has […]
  • When it comes to natural gas, US ‘open for business’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Last November, diplomats from Brazil to Japan joined oil and gas executives at the headquarters of Washington’s largest lobbying group to christen a new partnership. Inside the marble walls of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, a crowd of 200 welcomed the U.S. Gas Infrastructure Exports Initiative — a coalition of 25 companies, […]
  • Video: Texas boy jumps from burning apartment to officers

    BALCH SPRINGS, Texas (AP) — A police officer’s body camera caught the moment a boy jumped from the second floor of a Dallas-area apartment into the arms of officers below. Video obtained by television station WFAA shows Balch Springs Police officers trying to get inside the apartment building on the outskirts of Dallas. When the […]
  • Condition improving for mom of 5 kids killed in Ohio fire

    YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — A hospital official says the mother of five children killed in a fire at their Ohio home remains hospitalized, but her condition is improving. Spokeswoman Tina Arundel of MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland said Wednesday that the woman’s condition has been upgraded from critical to fair. Firefighters say the woman jumped […]
  • Bad review? Owners should address online reviewers’ concerns

    NEW YORK (AP) — Brad Schweig thought he had a satisfied customer when a woman who bought outdoor furniture in March 2017 posted a five-star review online. Less than a year later, it was down to one star after a squirrel chewed a hole in one of the cushions. Many business owners have faced the […]
  • Al Helfer, radio pioneer, wins Hall of Fame’s Frick Award

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Al Helfer, who broadcast games on radio for the “Mutual Game of the Day” in the 1950s, has won the Ford C. Frick Award for excellence in broadcasting by baseball’s Hall of Fame and Museum. Helfer, who died in 1975, will be recognized on July 20 at Cooperstown, New York, as […]
  • California mulls texting fee to help poor people get phones

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California regulators are considering a plan to charge a fee for text messaging on mobile phones to help support programs that make phone service accessible to the poor, according to a newspaper report Wednesday. The proposal is scheduled for a vote next month by the state Public Utilities Commission, the Mercury […]
  • Governor: Norfolk Southern moving headquarters to Atlanta

    ATLANTA (AP) — Railroad company Norfolk Southern Corp. is moving its headquarters from Norfolk, Virginia, to Atlanta, bringing with it 850 jobs and more than $500 million in economic investment, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday. The company plans to build a new headquarters campus with 750,000 square feet (69,600 square meters) of office space […]
  • US urges UN to ban Iran nuclear missiles, keep arms embargo

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged the U.N. Security Council on Wednesday to again ban Iranian ballistic missiles capable of delivering nuclear weapons and to maintain an arms embargo that is scheduled to be lifted in 2020 under the landmark Iran nuclear deal. He also urged the council to prevent […]
  • Cuba health mystery: Diplomats had inner-ear damage early on

    MIAMI (AP) — American diplomats affected by mysterious health incidents in Cuba showed damage in the inner ear shortly after they complained of weird noises and sensations, according to their earliest medical exams, publicized Wednesday. The detailed findings were published in a medical journal nearly two years after what the U.S. calls “health attacks” began […]
  • Obituary of man who shot himself calls for change in gun law

    ESSEX, Vt. (AP) — The obituary of a 23-year-old Vermont man who killed himself with a gun he’d bought the same day included a call to change the state’s gun laws. Andrew Black died by suicide in Essex last week. In his obituary , his family remembered him as kind and adventurous — and requested […]