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  • Woman killed when she falls into meat grinder at work

    MUNCY, Pa. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was killed when she fell into a meat grinder at a processing plant in northern Pennsylvania. It’s not clear what caused the accident at the Economy Locker Storage Company in Muncy. The Lycoming County coroner’s office says 35-year-old Jill Greninger apparently fell around 11:30 a.m. Monday. Her […]
  • Train catches fire; Texas homes evacuated, 3 horses killed

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — At least three horses were killed and several Texas homes evacuated early Wednesday when a train carrying the highly flammable liquid ethanol derailed and caught fire. It wasn’t immediately clear what caused the Union Pacific train to derail south of downtown Fort Worth, but the resulting fire ignited tanker cars […]
  • Domino’s shares up as earnings overshadow slower growth

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan (AP) — Domino’s Pizza Inc.’s first quarter earnings beat overshadowed investor’s concerns about slowing growth at the world’s biggest pizza chain. Domino’s net income rose 4.4% to $92.7 million, or $2.20 per share. That beat Wall Street’s forecast of $2.09, according to analysts polled by FactSet. The Ann Arbor-based company cited higher […]
  • 13 poets laureate to receive more than $1 million in grants

    NEW YORK (AP) — Thirteen state and local poets laureate will be receiving grants totaling more than $1 million. The gifts from the Academy of American Poets, announced Wednesday, are for “recognition” of literary excellence and to support civic programs ranging from podcasts to community-based workshops. The $1,050,000 in funding was made possible by the […]
  • Arizona organization to hold discussion on immigration crisis

    An Arizona-based grassroots organization will hold a discussion next week in order to discuss the current immigration crisis and continuing separation of families at the border.
  • 5 accused in abuse, rape, starvation of Louisiana girl

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A little girl in Louisiana allegedly endured years of beatings and rapes before she ended up in a mental health facility in Mississippi and was able to report being abused. Now five people have been arrested on charges related to rape. The girl is now 12 years old. Authorities testified Tuesday […]
  • Ex-Christie aide gets 13-month sentence in bridge scandal

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A onetime aide to former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was resentenced Wednesday to 13 months — down from 18 — for her role in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal. Bridget Kelly, dabbing her eyes with a tissue at points during the resentencing hearing in federal court in Newark, cried […]
  • 1 president, 2,922 portraits make up Chicago art exhibit

    CHICAGO (AP) — Rob Pruitt calls it a “monument of a movement.” Visitors to the Stony Island Arts Bank in Chicago will see 2,922 portraits of former President Barack Obama. “The Obama Paintings” is Rebuild Foundation’s newest exhibit. Pruitt painted Obama’s image for an hour a day while reflecting on his world view. The New […]
  • Groups file lawsuit over approval of North Carolina bridge

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A new bridge proposed for North Carolina’s barrier islands is being challenged by local residents, hunters and wildlife enthusiasts. A lawsuit challenging state and federal approval of the Mid Currituck Bridge was filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Raleigh by the Southern Environmental Law Center. It says the $500 […]
  • Ex-mayor gets 8 years in prison for corruption scheme

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A former Pennsylvania mayor was sentenced Wednesday to eight years in prison for trading city contracts for campaign contributions in a pay-to-play investigation that’s resulted in the convictions of more than a dozen people, including another mayor. “I let ambition take over, and I’m truly sorry,” a tearful Vaughn Spencer told a […]
  • Ex-UT at Austin coach admits to taking bribe in college scam

    BOSTON (AP) — The former men’s tennis coach at the University of Texas at Austin admitted Wednesday to accepting a $100,000 bribe in a wide-ranging college admissions bribery scheme and has agreed to cooperate with authorities investigating the high-profile case. Michael Center, 55, is the third coach to plead guilty in the nationwide scandal that […]
  • Day care workers charged over video of child scared of doll

    MONTICELLO, Ky. (AP) — Two Kentucky day care workers face charges over an online video that shows one of them scaring a toddler with a doll. WKYT-TV in Lexington reports Wendy’s Wonderland worker Tasha Cox is accused of filming Diana Willett waving a doll at a 2-year-old girl when Willett knew the child was afraid […]
  • Sheriff: SC man shoots into girlfriend’s car, kills her son

    NEWBERRY, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man angry he was locked out of his house after a night out in South Carolina has shot and killed his girlfriend’s son. Newberry County Sheriff Lee Foster said 26-year-old X’Zavier Sharif Davis’ girlfriend let him in the house around 3:15 a.m. Saturday and he started to yell […]
  • Alabama police chief “disgusted” by arrest video

    TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police chief said Wednesday that he is “disgusted” by a video recording showing an officer threatening and cursing a woman during a traffic stop that turned violent. Tuscaloosa Police Chief Steve Anderson commented during a news conference in which he released police bodycam video of the arrest of Jhasmynn […]
  • ‘War of the Roses’ author Warren Adler dies at 91

    NEW YORK (AP) — Best-selling author Warren Adler who chronicled dysfunction and duplicity, most notably in his divorce novel “The War of the Roses,” a dark comedy that was made into a hit film has died. He was 91. Adler died at his Manhattan home on April 15. The Washington Post reports that his son […]
  • The Latest: Kim upbeat on eve of 1st summit with Putin

    VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (AP) — The Latest on the summit between Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un (all times local): 2:20 a.m. Thursday North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has stepped out of his khaki-green armored train in far-eastern Russia, smiling and upbeat ahead of a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin The summit Thursday […]
  • UN: Pro-government forces kill more Afghans than insurgents

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan and international forces were responsible for more civilian deaths in the first three months of 2019 than the Taliban and other militants, a new U.N. report said Wednesday. It marks the first time in recent years that civilian deaths attributed to government forces and their allies exceeded those blamed on their enemies. […]
  • Woman charged in Maryland wreck that killed 5 kids, 1 man

    BOWIE, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman has been indicted on charges of vehicular manslaughter and vehicular homicide in a February wreck that killed a man and five children. News outlets report 32-year-old Dominique R. Taylor, of Bowie, was indicted Tuesday. It’s unclear if she’s been arrested. An investigation determined she was driving with more […]
  • Ambassador: US had no prior knowledge of Sri Lanka threat

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The U.S. had no prior knowledge of the Easter bombings in Sri Lanka that killed over 350 people, the American ambassador said Wednesday, despite local claims that foreign officials had been warned an attack was looming. As the investigation into Sunday’s Islamic State-claimed attack continues, FBI agents and U.S. military […]
  • World stocks subdued as Wall Street eyes new record highs

    BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets were subdued in Europe and Asia on Wednesday as investors look to corporate earnings for clues on whether the S&P 500 will hit another all-time record close. The FTSE 100 in Britain lost 0.3% to 7,502 while the CAC 40 in France was flat at 5,590. The DAX in Germany […]

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