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  • Teenager arrested for doling out ‘marijuana cookies’

    HAMDEN, Conn. (AP) — A teen girl has been arrested in connection to five Connecticut students being sent to the emergency room for consuming tainted cookies. The New Haven Register reports the 15-year-old girl was detained Monday after students from Hamden High School were taken to the hospital for eating what police are calling “marijuana […]
  • The Latest: Official resigns after Afghanistan bombing claim

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on question claims made by a high-level State University of New York official (all times local): 3:50 p.m. A high-ranking New York university official has resigned after his story about surviving a deadly bombing in Afghanistan and other claims were challenged by a newspaper. The State University of New […]
  • Man kills himself at San Francisco airport in mezzanine jump

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Officials say a man killed himself in front of hundreds of passengers at San Francisco International Airport after jumping from a mezzanine level to a baggage area. KGO-TV reported that the San Mateo Coroner identified the man as 53-year-old Dale Finn of South San Francisco. Witnesses told the television station that […]
  • Video captures bus driver counting cash while driving

    SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Transit officials will investigate a New Jersey bus driver who was seen on video allegedly counting cash while driving. A passenger captured the incident and posted it Saturday on Twitter, saying the New York-bound bus was traveling through Secaucus that evening when the driver started sorting money. NJ Transit spokeswoman Nancy […]
  • Man admits taking funeral GoFundMe money to buy car

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man has pleaded guilty in New Hampshire to taking money from a GoFundMe account that was set up to pay for funeral expenses for a woman who was killed, and then using it to buy a car. WMUR-TV reports 25-year-old Jeffrey Grenier pleaded guilty to theft Monday and was sentenced […]
  • N Carolina restaurant owner ‘Mama Dip’ dies at age 89

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina restaurant owner known as much for generosity as her fried chicken has died at the age of 89, her family said Monday. Mildred Council, nicknamed “Mama Dip” by basketball greats Michael Jordan and James Worthy, died Sunday at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, two of her daughters […]
  • Trump honors Truex Jr. at the White House

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is honoring NASCAR Cup Series champion Martin Truex Jr. and Furniture Row Racing at the White House, praising Truex’s vow to “never give up.” Trump is paying tribute to Truex’s championship on the South Lawn of the White House and admiring the No. 78 Toyota Camry. The president says, […]
  • New CIA director says she’ll send more spies to the field

    LANGLEY, Va. (AP) — New CIA Director Gina Haspel pledged to send more spies into the field during her swearing-in Monday as President Donald Trump offered up praise for the rank-and-file, who felt snubbed during his first visit to the headquarters of the premier U.S. intelligence agency. “We must learn from the past, but we […]
  • Settlement reached in LGBT school harassment

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An openly gay couple was walking in their Oregon high school parking lot when the principal’s son drove up, veered away at the last second and shouted an anti-gay slur at the two girls. In class, a teacher equated same-sex marriage with bestiality. The girls complained to school officials in the […]
  • Rauners move back to renovated Illinois governor’s mansion

    SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — It’s moving day for Gov. Bruce Rauner and first lady Diana Rauner, who are returning to the Illinois Governor’s Mansion after $15 million in renovations on the historic home. The Rauners led the fundraising campaign to restore the 1855 home, which is one of the nation’s oldest continuously occupied governor’s residences. […]
  • Emergency workers file lawsuit alleging discrimination

    NEW YORK (AP) — Members of the New York’s emergency medical services say in a lawsuit that women and non-white members are suffering from discrimination. The lawsuit seeks class-action status and was filed Monday in federal court in Manhattan. Members of the unit say it was historically diverse, but when EMS became part of the […]
  • Town settles female officer’s ‘frat house’ atmosphere suit

    SALEM, Mass. (AP) — A female reserve police officer in Massachusetts who says she was harassed by fellow officers and forced to deal with a “frat house” atmosphere has received $500,000 after settling a lawsuit. The Salem News reports that Manchester-by-the-Sea last week announced a settlement with Adrienne Costa, who says she was forced to […]
  • Judge: School shooting suspect comments are admissible

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Incriminating statements to law officers made by a student arrested after four people were shot at a Washington state high school last year will be admissible in upcoming court proceedings, a Spokane County judge ruled Monday. Superior Court Judge Michael Price made the decision in the case of Caleb Sharpe, 16, […]
  • Olympian sues USA Swimming, saying it failed to protect her

    SEATTLE (AP) — Olympic swimmer Ariana Kukors Smith sued USA Swimming on Monday, alleging the sport’s national governing body knew her former coach sexually abused her as a minor and failed to protect her while shielding him. Kukors Smith alleges Sean Hutchison, who began coaching her at a swim club near Seattle, groomed her for […]
  • Whopper walleye breaks state’s longest-standing fish record

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota’s record for largest walleye caught by a recreational angler had stood for nearly six decades. In about a minute, Neal Leier bested it. Leier was fishing Friday with his brother and uncle on the Missouri River when he hauled in a 15-pound, 13-ounce walleye near the Fox Island boat […]