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  • Tribeca opens with ‘Gilda,’ and De Niro comes out swinging

    NEW YORK (AP) — The 17th annual Tribeca Film Festival opened Wednesday with pugnacious political words from Robert De Niro and the tender opening-night premiere, “Love, Gilda,” an intimate celebration of the beloved comedian and former “Saturday Night Live” star Gilda Radner. Lisa D’Apolito’s documentary opened the New York festival in a star-studded screening at […]
  • Richard Blystone, correspondent at AP, later CNN, dies at 81

    Richard M. Blystone, a longtime Associated Press correspondent who covered the Vietnam War and went on to become one of the first journalists at the CNN network even before it went on air, has died in London. He was 81. His sister, Louise Reilly, said her brother died Tuesday in a hospital of cardiac failure, […]
  • Louisiana police: Woman killed during Facebook livestream

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Louisiana police say a woman died after an ex-boyfriend shot her while she pleaded for him to stop during a livestream on Facebook. Funeral services are Saturday for 27-year-old Rannita Williams. The Shreveport Times reports multiple gunshots could be heard on the video and she called out, “Stop, Johnathan. Stop, Johnathan,” […]
  • New Mexico town reconsiders tribute to Spanish conqueror

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico city nestled among tribal lands is reconsidering its annual commemoration of the 1598 arrival of Spanish conquistador Juan de Onate, who is both revered as a Hispanic founding father and reviled for brutality against Native Americans. Newly elected Espanola Mayor Javier Sanchez said this week that […]
  • Parkland parents urge steps to improve school safety

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Parents of students who died in the Parkland, Florida, school shooting are calling for a range of steps to prevent gun violence, including measures to “harden” schools to minimize attacks and to identify potential shooters before they act. Max Schachter, whose son Alex was among 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]
  • Condemned Northern California house sells for $1.23 million

    FREMONT, Calif. (AP) — A condemned Northern California house with holes in the roof and mildew in the pipes sold last month for $1.23 million, a price tag that highlights how a housing shortage is fueling skyrocketing home prices in the San Francisco Bay Area. Listing agent Larry Gallegos said Wednesday he received three cash […]
  • Starbucks incident highlights perils of shopping while black

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It was a surreal scene that is part of daily life for many black Americans and minorities, an everyday moment gone wrong, ending in complete humiliation. Two black men were handcuffed and arrested at a Starbucks, setting off a national uproar after the incident was captured on video. A worker complained the […]
  • Calif. Republican and allies want renewed immigration fight

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A quiz: If a bipartisan majority of House members wants votes on a subject that gets sky-high public support, why do they seem likely to fail? And why are they pushing it regardless? Here’s some help: It’s the politically loaded issue of helping “Dreamer” immigrants. And it’s an election year. Around 50 […]
  • The Latest: Parents of 2 kids killed by nanny seek new law

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on a nanny convicted of stabbing two children to death in their home (all times local): 8:25 p.m. A man whose two small children were stabbed to death by their nanny at their New York home says he’d like to thank the judge and jurors at her murder trial, […]
  • Review of police shooting in Sacramento may take over a year

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — It may be more than a year before a Northern California prosecutor decides if two police officers broke the law when they fatally shot a black man who was later found to be unarmed, she said Wednesday. Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert said her office doesn’t yet have the […]
  • Feud erupts between utility, US states over Colorado River

    DENVER (AP) — Tension over the drought-stressed Colorado River escalated into a public feud when four U.S. states accused Arizona’s largest water provider of manipulating supply and demand, potentially threatening millions of people in the United States and Mexico who rely on the river. The four states — Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming — […]
  • Judge: Release more video outside school during shooting

    CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) — A Florida judge has authorized the release of more surveillance video showing events outside Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School during the Valentine’s Day massacre that killed 17 people. The Sun Sentinel reports that Broward Circuit Judge Jeffrey Levenson ruled in favor of a request Wednesday from news outlets including The […]
  • EPA chief sat in coach when not flying on taxpayer’s dime

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt flew in coach-class seats on at least two trips home to Oklahoma when taxpayers weren’t footing the bill, despite claims he needed to travel in first class at government expense because of security threats. Copies of Pruitt’s official schedule released this week following a public records […]
  • More rain forecast for Hawaii area already hit by flooding

    HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai residents struggling with the aftermath of torrential rains are bracing for the possibility of more flooding. The National Weather Service says a flash flood watch is in effect for the Hawaiian island starting Thursday. Mayor Bernard Carvalho says officials will be keeping a close eye on the weather. At least 2 […]
  • Baby, c’mon in: Senate allows newborns of members in chamber

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Who doesn’t like babies? No one in the Senate, apparently — at least not enough to block a historic rules change that passed Wednesday allowing the newborns of members into the chamber. Its passage without objection came despite plenty of concern, some privately aired, among senators of both parties about the threat […]