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  • Video shows teen throwing whiskey bottle at van, hitting boy

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A teenager has been caught on surveillance video in Philadelphia throwing a whiskey bottle at a passing van, shattering a window and hitting a 10-year-old boy in the head. WTXF-TV published video Tuesday showing the teen and other boys running away after the bottle crashes through the van’s front passenger window. Police […]
  • Appeal filed for officer seeking ‘stand your ground’ defense

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Attorneys for a fired Florida police officer accused of unlawfully killing a stranded black motorist are appealing a judge’s decision in hopes of getting his charges dismissed before trial. Attorneys for Nouman Raja filed an appeal Wednesday arguing that Judge Samantha Schosberg Feuer erred when she dismissed Raja’s contention […]
  • AP Sources: Michigan State counsel gets $1.2M, even if fired

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University’s new general counsel, appointed in the wake of the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal, would make nearly $1.3 million over three years even if he were let go before his contract ended. Two people familiar with the situation disclosed the provision Wednesday to The Associated Press on the […]
  • Nevada sets 1st execution since 2006 after fight over drugs

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada plans to carry out its first execution in 12 years using a never-before-tried combination of drugs that drew a court challenge over concerns that a convicted murderer could suffer during the lethal injection. Scott Raymond Dozier is scheduled to die July 11, Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Santina said Wednesday, […]
  • The Latest: Suit says deaf inmates denied communication help

    ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a lawsuit that alleges Georgia doesn’t provide adequate communication help for deaf and partially deaf inmates, probationers and parolees (all times local): 2:30 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union of Georgia is seeking to turn a lawsuit filed by a former deaf inmate into a class-action suit. The ACLU […]
  • Hearing on solar, wind energy project in Arizona, New Mexico wraps up

    Hours of testimony are being weighed as New Mexico regulators consider clearing the way for a $2 billion power line project to funnel wind and solar energy from New Mexico and Arizona to the rest of the Southwest.
  • Ex-NAACP chief who posed as black pleads not guilty to fraud

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A former NAACP leader in Washington state whose life unraveled after she was exposed as a white woman pretending to be black pleaded not guilty to welfare fraud on Wednesday. Nkechi Diallo, formerly known as Rachel Dolezal, made a brief appearance in Spokane County Superior Court. State charges of welfare fraud […]
  • Remains of Civil War soldiers found in pit of severed limbs

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — Researchers have discovered the remains of two Civil War soldiers buried among a batch of severed limbs on a northern Virginia battlefield. The National Park Service on Wednesday announced the discoveries at Manassas National Battlefield Park. The park service says it’s the first time that a surgeon’s pit at a Civil […]
  • Pope backs US bishops who called border separations immoral

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis backed the Catholic bishops in the United States who condemned the practice of separating children from parents after families are caught crossing the U.S-Mexico border illegally, according to an interview published Wednesday. Francis was asked about the family-separation policy during the interview with Reuters conducted Sunday. The pope replied: […]
  • Virginia health care providers sue over abortion regulations

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A group of women’s health care providers filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking to overturn a number of Virginia’s abortion regulations in light of a landmark 2016 U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The lawsuit filed in federal court challenges Virginia laws, some decades old, that restrict who can provide an abortion and how […]
  • Kentucky judge strikes down new pension overhaul law

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s new public pension overhaul law was struck down Wednesday in a setback for the state’s Republican leaders on an issue that angered thousands of teachers who marched on the Capitol and closed schools in protest. Franklin County Circuit Judge Phillip Shepherd, assigned to referee the state’s biggest political fight, ruled […]
  • AP Explains: Where do kids split from parents go?

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Trump administration has not figured out a way to reunite families separated by a new zero-tolerance policy enacted this year that’s resulted in more than 2,000 kids being taken from their parents. That’s raised concerns about what happens to them and how long it will take to reunite families. Critics of […]
  • Guatemalan man recalls fear, agony of separation from child

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Three-year-old Genesis Gonzalez Lopez giggled excitedly as she played with her father at a sunny Utah park, zipping down a slide again and again into his arms. The happy scene this week in Provo, south of Salt Lake City, was a far cry from what the pair experienced on Thanksgiving, when […]
  • Police: Thief tried paying waitress with her own stolen card

    PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Authorities say an Arkansas thief got his just deserts when he tried to pay for a meal using the waitress’ stolen credit card. Police spokesman Lt. David De Foor said in a news release that officers arrested 21-year-old Shamon West on Tuesday at Shannon’s Restaurant in Pine Bluff. He says […]
  • Immigration courts packed with cases of kids crossing border

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The little girl wearing pink party shoes topped with bows smiled from her seat in a Los Angeles immigration courtroom. The 7-year-old is happy now that she is worlds away from the violence in her native El Salvador. Gang gunfire once forced her to hit the floor inside her home. She […]