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  • Wickenheiser, Pegula reflect NHL’s trend toward diversity

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — With a laugh, Kim Pegula’s competitive nature kicked in when the subject of the Toronto Maple Leafs hiring Hayley Wickenheiser was broached. Impressed as the Sabres president was by the gender-breaking move in August, Pegula’s first reaction was wondering how Buffalo’s cross-border rival beat her to the punch in making Wickenheiser […]
  • Mattis to meet Chinese counterpart amid US-China tensions

    SINGAPORE (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis plans to meet on Thursday in Singapore with his Chinese counterpart just weeks after their talks planned for Beijing fell apart amid growing friction between the U.S. and China. Shortly after Mattis arrived in Singapore on Wednesday after a visit to Vietnam, a senior Mattis aide told […]
  • North Carolina trooper shot and killed, suspect in custody

    WHITEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a North Carolina state trooper has been shot and killed, and a suspect is in custody. A North Carolina State Highway Patrol release says the trooper was shot while conducting a traffic stop around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday. He died at a local hospital. Bladen County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Larry […]
  • Veteran detective who staged crime won’t do jail time

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A 10-year-veteran sheriff’s detective who fled a hit-and-run and then elaborately staged a fake crime scene involving his unmarked car has been sentenced to 11 months’ probation. The Florida Times-Union reported Tuesday that former Clay County Sheriff’s Office Detective Mark Andrews was found guilty of leaving the scene of an accident […]
  • Cajun Navy replaces S Carolina Boy Scout troop’s stolen gear

    GILBERT, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Boy Scout troop discovered its trailer holding thousands of dollars’ worth of camping gear was stolen, and the Louisiana Cajun Navy stepped in to help. WLTX-TV reports an assistant scout master with Gilbert Troop 60, Rocky Sharpe, says it was devastating to learn the trailer was stolen over […]
  • Slovak PM: Foreign hackers targeted foreign ministry

    BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia’s prime minister says hackers have attacked his country’s foreign ministry from abroad in an attempt to get data and documents from the ministry’s computer network. Peter Pellegrini said the attack was “very sophisticated,” and called the hackers “a multinational, sophisticated spy organization” but did not identify them. He didn’t say […]
  • Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US

    BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. said it signed an agreement Wednesday to secure land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead with development despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. Tesla, based on Palo Alto, California, announced plans for the Shanghai factory in July after the Chinese government said […]
  • Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows. Scientists aren’t quite certain why. Tornado activity is increasing most in Mississippi, Arkansas, Tennessee, Louisiana, Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri, Illinois, […]
  • The Latest: Pompeo meets with Turkish president, FM

    ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who went missing after entering the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local): Noon U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has met Turkey’s president and foreign minister over the disappearance and alleged slaying of […]
  • Major London rail hub suffers disruption

    LONDON (AP) — Rail travel at Paddington — one of London’s busiest stations — is being disrupted after a train damaged overhead electrical wires. Great Western Rail said the damage was caused by a Hitachi test train operating between London and Bristol. The train was not in passenger use. The loss of power stranded many […]