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  • Firefighters suspended; accused of making porn at firehouse

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for allegedly making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK’-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last […]
  • Radio host’s attorney speaks out on road rage incident

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for a Tennessee radio host says he’s disputing adverse publicity in a road rage incident where his client was accused of striking a vehicle with a tomahawk-style weapon and shot. News outlets report attorney Lee Davis said in a statement that it was 35-year-old Nickolas Bullington who threatened Chattanooga […]
  • Family says W. Virginia hospital gave them the wrong baby

    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A family says they held the wrong baby for nearly two hours days after his birth at a West Virginia hospital. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Crystal and Arnold “Junior” Perry gave birth to Dawson at Logan Regional Medical Center on June 12. Grandmother Barbara Colegrove says on Thursday Junior Perry went […]
  • Maryland county settles lawsuit with transgender teen

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county board of education has settled a lawsuit with a transgender teen that it tried to block from using certain locker rooms. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports 16-year-old Max Brennan filed the lawsuit when his middle school barred him from using boys’ facilities. A release by a member […]
  • Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a […]
  • The Latest: China calls new Trump tariff threat ‘blackmail’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 10:40 p.m. China’s Commerce Ministry is criticizing President Donald Trump’s latest threat of tariffs on $200 billion worth of its exports, calling it an “act of extreme pressure and blackmail.” Trump ordered the U.S. Trade Representative Monday to prepare a fresh round of […]
  • New migrant rules could shutter some Maryland crab houses

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Many Maryland crab houses expect to stay idle this summer after U.S. immigration officials approved additional migrant worker visas this month for only one picking house. The Baltimore Sun reports the H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this year due to high demand for workers […]
  • Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn’t more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Almost before she knew it, she was on […]
  • City plans independent probe of Minneapolis sedation cases

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis officials said Monday they plan an independent investigation of a city report that its police officers have repeatedly asked medical responders to sedate people with the powerful tranquilizer ketamine. Mayor Jacob Frey and Police Chief Medaria Arradondo announced the third-party investigation after the draft report was made public last week. “To […]
  • Police: 3 men fatally shot at Bloomington apartment building

    BLOOMINGTON, Ill. (AP) — Bloomington, Illinois police say three people are dead and a fourth was wounded in a shooting at an apartment building in the city. Bloomington police say the victims were three adult men, who were pronounced dead by McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis. A 4-year-old boy who suffered a gunshot wound was […]
  • Ex-CIA worker charged with disclosing classified information

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former CIA employee was charged Monday with stealing classified national defense information from the agency that emerged publicly in March 2017, when WikiLeaks began releasing some of the CIA’s hacking tools. Joshua Adam Schulte, of Manhattan, was charged in a 13-count superseding indictment returned by a grand jury. He was […]
  • The Latest: Senate backs bill promoting film diversity

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on legislation related to California’s film tax credit program (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The California Senate is supporting a bill aimed at promoting diversity in California’s film and television industry. It now heads to Democratic Gov. Jerry Brown. The state awards $330 million per year in tax credits […]
  • All 5 first ladies speak out on family separations at border

    NEW YORK (AP) — All four former first ladies have joined the current one, Melania Trump, in an unusual united political front expressing horror at children separated from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. Mrs. Trump did not go as far as some of her predecessors, though, and criticize the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy […]
  • Judge: Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right to vote in a ruling with national implications. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson is the latest setback for Kansas Secretary of State Kris […]
  • The Latest: Senate backs bill blocking deal with firm ZTE

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on a defense policy bill that would block a White House plan to allow Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. to buy component parts from the U.S. (all times local): 6:40 p.m. The Senate has approved a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military while blocking a […]