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  • Illinois not alerted to early clues in womb-cutting case

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police and Illinois’ child welfare agency say staff at a Chicago-area hospital didn’t alert them after determining that a bloodied woman who arrived with a gravely ill newborn had not just given birth to the baby boy, as she claimed. The woman, Clarisa Figueroa, was charged more than three weeks later with […]
  • Chemical plant fire prompts warnings, bridge, road closures

    KEARNY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a fire at a chemical plant in New Jersey has been brought under control, but road and bridge closures remained in effect and local residents were urged to remain indoors because of potential danger from fumes. Kearny fire officials said the blaze at the Alden Leads chlorine plant in […]
  • Dozens protest Pence at Taylor University commencement

    UPLAND, Ind. (AP) — Dozens of graduates and faculty have protested the selection of Vice President Mike Pence as the commencement speaker at Taylor University in Indiana by walking out moments before his introduction. The Indianapolis Star reports the protesters in caps and gowns rose and quietly walked down the aisle and out of the […]
  • 1 dead, 8 shot at high school graduation party in Alabama

    ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — Alabama authorities say a high school graduation party fueled by alcohol spiraled out of control early Saturday, leaving one person dead. Atmore Police Chief Chuck Brooks tells news outlets eight other people were hurt in a shooting at the old Escambia County Middle School, which now serves as the city’s community […]
  • Administration projecting higher cost for migrants’ care

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration has told lawmakers that it probably will cost more to care for migrants crossing into the United States from Mexico than the $2.9 billion in emergency money requested just two weeks ago. In a White House letter released Saturday, acting budget chief Russell Vought said “the situation has continued […]
  • Report: 2 New Mexico counties among top oil producers

    HOBBS, N.M. (AP) — Two New Mexico counties remain among the top oil-producing counties in the U.S., according to new federal numbers. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that Lea County was the No. 2 oil-producing county in January behind North Dakota’s McKenzie County, The Hobbs News-Sun report ed. Lea County produced 14.6 […]
  • The Latest: Football players say Ohio State doc abused them

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on the report detailing abuse of male athletes and students by a now-dead doctor at Ohio State. (all times local): 12:35 p.m. An attorney who is preparing a lawsuit against Ohio State University on behalf of more than 50 former athletes who say they were abused by a team […]
  • The Latest: Ball State: Suspect in shootings not a student

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — The Latest on seven people have been shot at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana (all times local): 2:30 p.m. Ball State University says a man arrested in the shootings of seven people at an off-campus party near its Indiana campus is not enrolled as a student. The […]
  • 50 arrested, guns and drugs seized in Waterbury bust

    WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say they have arrested 50 people and seized drugs and guns during an investigation that was spurred by heroin-related deaths. Authorities in Waterbury began the raids at 5 a.m. Friday after having obtained 92 arrest warrants for 52 people. Officials say 135 law enforcement officials took part. Police […]
  • China’s ban on scrap imports a boon to US recycling plants

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The halt on China’s imports of wastepaper and plastic that has disrupted U.S. recycling programs has also spurred investment in American plants that process recyclables. U.S. paper mills are expanding capacity to take advantage of a glut of cheap scrap. Some facilities that previously exported plastic or metal to China have […]
  • No longer in the dark: Navajo Nation homes get electricity

    KAIBETO, Ariz. (AP) — Miranda Haskie sits amid the glow of candles at her kitchen table as the sun sinks into a deep blue horizon silhouetting juniper trees and a nearby mesa. Her husband, Jimmie Long, Jr., fishes for the wick to light a kerosene lamp as the couple and their 13-year-old son prepare to […]
  • Asian Americans push for Smithsonian gallery of their own

    The Smithsonian’s initiative on documenting Asians in America started humbly enough two decades ago, with a borrowed exhibit in a borrowed museum wing and a tiny staff. There was a National Museum of the American Indian attached to the Smithsonian, and progress was being made toward a museum on the National Mall celebrating African Americans’ […]
  • Police ID teen tackled after bringing gun to Oregon school

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police released the identity Saturday of an 18-year-old student who was tackled after reportedly bringing a gun into classroom at an Oregon high school. Angel Granados Dias had been booked into the Multnomah County Detention Center on suspicion of possessing a firearm in a public building, attempting to shoot a gun […]
  • Matthew McConaughey receives original high school diploma

    LONGVIEW, Texas (AP) — Actor Matthew McConaughey has finally received his high school diploma, more than 30 years after graduating. McConaughey was given his original diploma Friday night when he returned to his Texas alma mater to address the class of 2019. A Longview High School spokeswoman told the Longview News-Journal that graduates normally receive […]
  • Detroit Zoo features snare traps made into animal sculptures

    ROYAL OAK, Mich. (AP) — Sculptures made from illegal snare traps that threaten wildlife in Africa are on display at the Detroit Zoo. The exhibition “Snares to Wares: Capacity for Change ” is on view at the Wildlife Interpretive Gallery at the zoo in the Detroit suburb of Royal Oak through next March. It includes […]
  • Bernie Sanders unveils plan to overhaul public education

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders wants to suspend taxpayer funding of new charter schools and ban those that are for-profit as part of his plan to overhaul public education that he released on Saturday. Saying charter schools are “exacerbating educational segregation,” Sanders proposes more transparency and accountability for them, as well […]
  • Police: 1 arrested after shooting wounds 7 near Ball State

    MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — A shooting at an off-campus party near Ball State University in Indiana early Saturday left seven people injured, three of them critically, police said. It’s not clear how many people might have opened fire, but police said one man was in custody. One of the wounded had to be airlifted to […]
  • Van passenger impaled by tripod on California freeway

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say somebody stole a tripod from a California Department of Transportation crew and then dropped it from an overpass onto a Sacramento freeway, impaling the lung of a passenger in a van. The driver of the van, Tim Page, tells KCRA-TV that he was on Interstate 5 Thursday morning when […]
  • Jury awards $3M to black strippers in discrimination case

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi jury has awarded a total of more than $3 million to five African American strippers after a federal judge found the women worked under worse conditions than their white colleagues. U.S. District Judge Henry T. Wingate ruled in the discrimination case last year. After a trial that lasted nearly […]
  • Brawl suits against Turkey raise questions of law, diplomacy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Turkey’s leader spoke of cooperation with the United States during a White House visit two years ago with President Donald Trump, but by day’s end, the warm rhetoric had been overshadowed by a violent brawl outside the Turkish Embassy that left anti-government protesters badly beaten. That altercation on May 16, 2017, led […]

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