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  • Melania Trump to address cyberbullying summit in Maryland

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump plans to address a cyberbullying summit in Maryland next week. The White House says the first lady will deliver remarks “addressing the positive and negative effects of social media on youth.” She’ll also attend a panel discussion with representatives from various social media platforms participating in the Federal Partners in […]
  • Equipment failure probed after DC airport outage

    ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Officials are investigating the failure of two electrical feeds and underground equipment after a power outage at Reagan National Airport outside Washington. Dominion Energy Virginia spokesman Chuck Penn said Thursday that an underground equipment failure caused Wednesday night’s nearly 90-minute outage, but Dominion is still investigating why the equipment and two […]
  • Documents: Mom depressed before driving into river with kids

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Missouri woman who is charged with killing her 5-year-old daughter and critically injuring her 1-year-old son by intentionally driving into the Kansas River told authorities she wanted to die and didn’t want anyone else to have her children, according to court records. The probable cause affidavit was released Wednesday in […]
  • Kudlow: China is sending team to Washington to talk trade

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and China are resuming trade talks, raising hopes for a way out of an intensifying dispute between the world’s two largest economies. White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told reporters Thursday that the U.S. team will be led by David Malpass, U.S. Treasury under secretary for international affairs. Earlier, […]
  • 4 Places to Find Last-Minute Scholarships

    Only a few weeks — or maybe even days — remain until college campuses reopen, but there may still be time to get a scholarship and reduce the amount of student loans you have to borrow. Here are four resources to find a scholarship to help pay for college before classes begin. 1. YOUR COLLEGE’S […]
  • Average US mortgage rates fall; 30-year at 4.53 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Long-term U.S. mortgage rates fell this week for the second straight week, with relatively lower rates continuing to fail to spark home sales. Mortgage buyer Freddie Mac said Thursday the average rate on 30-year, fixed-rate mortgages dipped to 4.53 percent from 4.59 percent last week. Long-term loan rates have been running at […]
  • Indiana man arrested in synagogue anti-Semitic vandalism

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A 20-year-old man faces a federal charge alleging he and a co-conspirator spray-painted anti-Semitic graffiti and lit fires outside a suburban Indianapolis synagogue, authorities announced Thursday. Nolan Brewer of Cloverdale, about 30 miles west of Indianapolis, is charged with conspiracy to violate civil rights in the vandalism at Congregation Shaarey Tefilla. Nazi […]
  • Police work to stop overdoses after 76 fall ill

    Police swarmed a Connecticut park near Yale University and searched people’s homes for drugs Thursday in an effort to prevent more overdoses from a batch of synthetic marijuana blamed for sending more than 70 people to the hospital. Social workers and mental health professionals also responded to the New Haven Green, where most of the […]
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit over newborn blood draws in Michigan

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a group of Michigan parents who alleged that the state didn’t obtain proper consent to draw or store their newborns’ blood for medical research. An attorney for the parents tells WOOD-TV an appeal is planned. The lawsuit argued that Michigan’s decades-old […]
  • AP PHOTOS: A look back at Aretha Franklin’s life, successes

    DETROIT (AP) — Early in 1967 when she was already a music industry veteran but had only a few minor hits to show for it, Aretha Franklin recorded “Respect” and sent herself into superstardom. The song was released as a single and was the lead track on her breakthrough album, “I Never Loved a Man […]
  • The Latest: Prosecutors believe family died at home

    FREDERICK, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of a Colorado man in the disappearance of his family (all times local): 4:15 p.m. Colorado prosecutors say they believe a Colorado man killed his pregnant wife and two daughters in their home. Christopher Watts was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of killing his wife and daughters. […]
  • Baltimore police withhold internal affairs cases from panels

    BALTIMORE (AP) — An independent review panel is considering subpoenaing the Baltimore Police Department for withheld cases. Civilian Review Board chair Bridal Pearson tells The Baltimore Sun the police department’s internal affairs division used to forward eight to 15 cases for review each month, but hasn’t sent any since members refused to sign confidentiality agreements […]
  • Woman accused of faking own kidnapping, sending ransom notes

    CORBIN, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky woman has been accused of staging her own kidnapping and sending her father fake ransom notes demanding $400. News outlets report 19-year-old Abbygail Farley’s father had reported her missing. Court documents say he received text messages Tuesday from her phone and another number saying she was abducted. Corbin police […]
  • A timeline of major events in the life of Aretha Franklin

    DETROIT (AP) — A timeline of major events in the life and work of Aretha Franklin: March 1942 — Aretha Franklin is born in Memphis, Tennessee. Her father, a prominent Baptist minister with gospel-music connections, would move the family briefly to Buffalo before settling in Detroit when Aretha was 2. She would call the city […]
  • Feds to review Ohio State response to claims of abuse by doc

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Federal officials are investigating Ohio State University’s response to allegations against a team doctor now accused of sexual misconduct against scores of athletes and other male students in the 1980s and 1990s. The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights will examine whether Ohio State has responded “promptly and equitably” […]