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  • Utah climber dies on Mount Everest in 7 summit bid

    SANDY, Utah (AP) — Relatives of a Utah climber say he died on Mount Everest as part of his challenge to climb the highest mountains on the planet’s seven continents. Don Cash’s adult daughter Danielle Cook on Thursday confirmed her father’s death to NBC’s “Today Show.” She and Cash’s other two adult children say a […]
  • GOP, Dems team up to address ‘surprise medical bills’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senior Republican and Democratic senators are proposing legislation to address the problem of surprise medical bills. Those are the shockingly high charges insured patients can get hit with when a hospital or doctor is not in their insurers’ network. The proposal Thursday from Sens. Lamar Alexander, a Tennessee Republican, and Patty Murray, […]
  • Watch out: Protocol pitfalls abound as Trump heads abroad

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump was walking across the sun-splashed airport tarmac in Jerusalem with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in 2017 when the Israeli leader playfully warned his political ally about the confusing protocol he was about to encounter on his first visit to Israel as president. “What is the protocol?” Trump asked his […]
  • Texas police officer back to work after shooting woman

    BAYTOWN, Texas (AP) — A Houston-area police officer who fatally shot a woman with mental illness is back on the job but not the streets. Baytown police say Officer Juan Delacruz returned to work Monday. He’ll be on administrative duty during the investigation into his shooting of 44-year-old Pamela Turner. Delacruz was put on paid […]
  • July 9 appeal arguments set in ‘Obamacare’ case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A court has scheduled a July 9 hearing on a Texas-based judge’s ruling that former President Barack Obama’s signature health care law is unconstitutional. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans set the hearing date Tuesday. The law’s opponents want a 5th Circuit panel to uphold U.S. District […]
  • West Point to graduate record number of black female cadets

    WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — The class of cadets preparing to toss their caps in the air at the U.S. Military Academy’s graduation ceremony Saturday includes a record number of black women. The 34 women comprise a small slice of the roughly 1,000 cadets in the Class of 2019, but the increased number is a […]
  • Judge orders file in Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed

    CHICAGO (AP) — A judge in Chicago has ordered the file in the Jussie Smollett criminal case unsealed. Cook County Judge Steven Watkins said Thursday that while there are good arguments in favor of keeping the file sealed, the “Empire” actor forfeited his rights to keep the case sealed to protect his privacy by talking […]
  • Comedian Artie Lange awaits drug program violation hearing

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a court hearing has not yet been scheduled for comedian Artie Lange following his arrest on a charge of having failed to comply with his court-ordered drug program. The Essex County sheriff in New Jersey says Lange was arrested Tuesday morning at a halfway house on an unspecified violation. […]
  • Judge questions secrecy in Chemours lawsuit against DuPont

    WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — A Delaware judge is chastising attorneys over secrecy related to a dispute between chemical manufacturer Chemours and DuPont Co., which spun off the company in 2015. Chemours attorneys filed a sealed complaint May 13 with a cover sheet stating only that it sought relief involving “a spin-off transaction.” Chemours failed to […]
  • Prosecutor to decide if police who shot kids can be charged

    HUGO, Oklahoma (AP) — A prosecutor is reviewing an investigative report to determine if two police officers who shot into a truck injuring three children and a robbery suspect in southeast Oklahoma should face criminal charges. The Hugo police officers opened fire April 26, wounding 21-year-old William Devaughn Smith and the children, ages 5, 4 […]