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  • A look at some winners and losers under the GOP tax plan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Count President Donald Trump among the personal winners in the $1.5 trillion tax package that congressional Republicans are on the verge of passing. It’s not only a political score for Trump but likely a windfall for his real estate empire, too. Oil drillers would also benefit. So would multimillionaire and billionaire owners […]
  • Minnesota governor defends police shooting investigators

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton defended the state agency that investigates police shootings after a prosecutor criticized the investigation into the death of an Australian woman who was killed by an officer after she called police to report a possible assault. Dayton issued a statement Friday saying that the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal […]
  • Volunteers place wreaths at Arlington National Cemetery

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — A huge number of volunteers are placing wreaths on tombstones at Arlington National Cemetery. WTOP-FM reports the annual event drew a large crowd Saturday, with more than 245,000 wreaths placed at grave sites. The Wreaths Across America caravan traveled earlier this month from Columbia Falls, Maine, where the wreaths were made. […]
  • Police identify man arrested after Baltimore car chase

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Authorities have identified the man they said led police on a wild chase through the streets of Baltimore before being arrested on Friday. The Baltimore Sun reports that police identified Mausean Carter on Saturday. The 30-year-old Carter allegedly shot wildly at officers and pedestrians as he led cruisers on a chase for […]
  • California man gets stuck in chimney during burglary attempt

    CITRUS HEIGHTS, California (AP) — Authorities say a Northern California man tried to burglarize a business by entering through the chimney only to become stuck. Police in the Sacramento-area city of Citrus Heights said Friday that 32-year-old Jesse Berube was uninjured but now faces one count of burglary. According to police, Berube slid down the […]
  • The Latest: Trump to meet with Cabinet members at Camp David

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the tax plan in Congress (all times local): 4:10 p.m. President Donald Trump will be holding a series of weekend meetings with Cabinet members at Camp David. A White House spokeswoman said Saturday that Trump would meet with Vice President Mike Pence and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin as the […]
  • Georgia theme park offers free tickets for eating crickets

    VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia theme park is offering guests a free ticket if they eat a cricket. The giveaway may bug some people. But Wild Adventures Theme Park in Valdosta was giving away T-shirts and free admission Saturday to the first 100 guests to gobble up a roasted cricket. The challenge was meant […]
  • Nevada governor and wife separating, plan to divorce

    CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval says he and his wife, Kathleen, have decided to separate and plan to divorce after 27 years of marriage. The two-term Republican said in a statement released Friday that “demands of public life are hard on a marriage and ours has been affected in a way […]
  • Arrests made in overdose death of woman with 9 children

    MIDDLETOWN, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say two men have been arrested in connection with the suspected overdose death of a woman whose nine children watched her die in their family’s Ohio home. The Cincinnati Enquirer reports Middletown police on Friday arrested 63-year-old Jim Boyer and his son, 32-year-old Keith Boyer, after issuing warrants earlier in […]
  • Police: robbery suspect dies in officer-involved shooting

    SALEM, Va. (AP) — Virginia State Police say they are investigating a fatal officer-involved shooting at a shopping center in Rockbridge County. Police said deputies from the Rockbridge County Sheriff’s office shot a robbery suspect Friday after he pointed a handgun at them. The suspect, a man who authorities have not yet identified, died at […]
  • Tribes oppose planned bioterror tests near Oklahoma graves

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Five Native American tribes that own an Oklahoma site where the U.S. Department of Homeland Security intends to conduct bioterrorism drills next year now oppose the government’s plan, saying the agency didn’t inform them about chemicals it plans to release on grounds the tribes consider sacred because more than 100 children […]
  • Vatican issues new rules for relics in saint-making process

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican’s saint-making office has updated its rules governing the use of relics for would-be saints, issuing detailed new guidelines Saturday that govern how body parts and cremated remains are to be obtained, transferred and protected for eventual veneration. The instructions explicitly rule out selling the hair strands, hands, teeth and […]
  • More than $600,000 spent on police gear for pipeline protest

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — North Dakota law enforcement purchased more than $600,000 worth of body armor, tactical equipment and crowd control devices during the height of protests against the Dakota Access oil pipeline, state invoices show. The purchases, tallied by The Associated Press from invoices obtained through a public records request, included pepper spray, flash-bang […]
  • Ex-wife of Lorenzen Wright charged with murder in 2010 death

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The ex-wife of former NBA player Lorenzen Wright has been charged in his slaying, more than seven years after his body was found in a field in his hometown of Memphis. Memphis Police Director Michael Rallings said Saturday that Sherra Wright has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of […]
  • The Latest: Fire northwest of LA has burned 418 square miles

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local): 7 p.m. Authorities say the massive wildfire northwest of Los Angeles has burned another 6 square miles (16 square kilometers) of vegetation and has burned 418 square miles (1,083 square kilometers) since it started 12 days ago. The California Department of […]