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  • Turkey charges father of NBA’s Kanter as terror group member

    ISTANBUL (AP) — A Turkish court has accepted an indictment charging the father of NBA player Enes Kanter with “membership in a terror group,” the country’s official news agency reported Monday. The indictment followed an investigation of Mehmet Kanter, and prosecutors planned to seek his conviction and a prison term of five to 10 years […]
  • Case challenging Wisconsin’s ‘cocaine mom’ law is dismissed

    A three-judge federal appeals panel dismissed a lawsuit Monday that challenged Wisconsin’s so-called “cocaine mom” law, saying the case is moot because the woman who brought the action has moved out of state. The lawsuit was filed in 2014 by then-Wisconsin resident Tammy Loertscher, who claimed her rights were violated when she was jailed during […]
  • Bail revoked for promoter of failed music fest in Bahamas

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bail was revoked Monday for the promoter of a failed music festival on a Bahamian island by a judge who called him a flight risk and a nonviolent danger to the community. U.S. District Judge Naomi Reice Buchwald said Billy McFarland was a “serious risk of flight” after his re-arrest last […]
  • Florida smokable medical marijuana ruling put on hold

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida circuit court has reinstated a stay on smoking medical marijuana. The state’s 1st District Court of Appeal has ruled that the hold will remain in effect “pending final disposition of the merits of (a recent) appeal.” The Department of Health appealed to a higher court earlier this month after […]
  • King and queen of Spain wrap up visit to San Antonio

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Spain’s King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia visited a museum exhibit featuring Spanish masterpieces on Monday as they wrapped up their visit to San Antonio. The royal couple came to San Antonio to celebrate the Texas city’s 300th anniversary and its roots as a Spanish colonial village. On Monday they inaugurated […]
  • VA launches investigation into impaired Arkansas pathologist

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Federal officials said Monday a pathologist fired from an Arkansas veterans hospital for being “impaired on duty” misdiagnosed seven cases and that more than 30,000 additional cases are being reviewed. The Veterans Health Care System of the Ozarks in Fayetteville said one error may have led to a death. Spokeswoman […]
  • Author Junot Diaz cleared of wrongdoing in MIT investigation

    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology investigation cleared Pulitzer Prize-winning author and creative writing professor Junot Diaz to return to the classroom this fall. The inquiry into Diaz’s actions toward female students and staff yielded no information that would lead to restrictions on Diaz’s role as a faculty member at the university […]
  • The Latest: Michigan flooding leads to disaster declaration

    ASHLAND, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Upper Midwest (all times local): 4:45 p.m. Michigan’s governor has issued disaster declarations for two counties in the state’s Upper Peninsula that suffered flooding damage due to heavy rains . Gov. Rick Snyder’s office says the Monday orders will allow the National Guard to deploy […]
  • Some Amazon investors side with ACLU on facial recognition

    SEATTLE (AP) — Some Amazon company investors said Monday they are siding with privacy and civil rights advocates who are urging the tech giant to not sell a powerful face recognition tool to police. The American Civil Liberties Union is leading the effort against Amazon’s Rekognition product, delivering a petition with 152,000 signatures to the […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Experts say auto tariffs would raise prices, cost jobs DETROIT (AP) — If President Donald Trump delivers on threats to slap 25 percent tariffs on automobiles and parts, experts say it will cut auto sales and cost jobs in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Trump has asked the Commerce Department to study the tariffs […]
  • Recording of crying children at border adds to outrage

    BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — An audio recording that appears to capture the heartbreaking voices of small Spanish-speaking children crying out for their parents at a U.S. immigration facility took center stage Monday in the growing uproar over the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant children from their parents. “Papa! Papa!” one child is heard weeping […]
  • Prosecutor: No charges in fatal shooting of unarmed man

    DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A Virginia prosecutor says no charges will be filed against two police officers who fatally shot an unarmed black man after he ignored their commands and spun quickly toward them during a nighttime encounter. Danville Commonwealth’s Attorney Michael Newman said at a news conference Monday that the officers followed the law […]
  • MOVE member freed after 1978 shootout that killed officer

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A member of the radical group MOVE has been released from prison nearly 40 years after the group engaged in a shootout that killed a Philadelphia police officer. Debbie Africa is the first of the so-called “MOVE 9” to be released on parole. She left a state prison on Saturday. Nine MOVE […]
  • Warren Buffett to open company in Lenexa, creating 500 jobs

    LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Business icon Warren Buffett plans to open a new Geico Insurance service center that will bring 500 jobs to Lenexa. The Kansas City Area Development Council said in a news release Monday that the center will begin hiring customer service and sales employees immediately. It will open in August and add […]
  • Interest rates flat to lower at weekly US Treasury auction

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Interest rates on short-term U.S. Treasury bills were flat to lower in Monday’s auction. Rates on three-month bills fell to their lowest level in three weeks while six-month bills were unchanged. The Treasury Department auctioned $48 billion in three-month bills at a discount rate of 1.900 percent, down from 1.910 percent last […]