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  • Hawaii trial set for psychiatric patient charged in escape

    HONOLULU (AP) — A man who spent decades in a Hawaii psychiatric hospital after killing a woman wants to go to trial on escape and identity theft charges after authorities said he fled the facility and flew to California before being captured, his defense attorney said Thursday. Randall Saito appeared via video from a Honolulu […]
  • Prosecutors allege fraud, kickbacks and murder-for-hire plot

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Russian couple who lived a lavish life behind the gates of a sprawling North Carolina mansion hid an explosive secret, prosecutors said this week: They were living off a scheme that produced $150 million in kickbacks from subcontractors seeking business with Russia’s military. On top of that, federal prosecutors also […]
  • Arkansas LB Walker suspended; faces drugs, weapons charges

    FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas linebacker Demetrius Walker has been suspended from the football program after being arrested on drug and weapon charges. Washington County booking records show the 21-year-old Walker was arrested for delivery of marijuana, possession with intent to deliver, simultaneous possession of drugs and guns and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was […]
  • Renewed battle over using fetal tissue in medical research

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lawmakers clashed over science, ethics and politics on Thursday at a House hearing on using fetal tissue in critically important medical research, as the Trump administration reviews the government’s ongoing support for such studies. Research fields in which fetal tissue is used include HIV, childhood cancers, treatments that enlist the body’s immune […]
  • Lease sale in Alaska petroleum reserve draws modest interest

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The federal government’s attempt to sell oil leases in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska has again drawn a modest response. The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the Bureau of Land Management on Wednesday received 16 bids on 16 tracts covering 272 square miles (705 sq. kilometers). BLM received seven bids in 2017. […]
  • The Latest: Tunnel agency could alter disputed decorations

    JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the dispute over holiday decorations at the Holland Tunnel into New York (all times local): 2:50 p.m. The authority that operates a tunnel into New York where holiday decorations are causing controversy could end up changing them. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey heard […]
  • The Latest: Florida Senate leader ‘open’ to arming teachers

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the commission investigating the Florida high school massacre (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Florida’s Senate president says he is “very open” to a proposal that would allow volunteer teachers to carry concealed handguns if they pass a background check and undergo extensive training. Senate President Bill Galvano […]
  • The Latest: Senate OKs resolution blaming Saudi crown prince

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the congressional response to the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 3:35 p.m. The Senate has passed a resolution saying Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is responsible for the slaying of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. Senators unanimously passed a resolution Thursday in a direct rebuke to […]
  • Man puts up sculpture of middle finger as a message to town

    WESTFORD, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont man who is in an ongoing dispute with his town has let officials know exactly how he feels by erecting a large wooden sculpture of a fist with the middle finger raised on his front lawn. Ted Pelkey said Thursday that he has been trying for about 10 years […]
  • Toyota recalls pickups, SUVs to fix air bag, brake problems

    DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling nearly 143,000 SUVs and pickups worldwide to fix air bag and brake problems. The first recall covers about 96,000 Toyota Land Cruisers and Lexus LX570 SUVs from 2008 through 2019. Toyota says a seat belt tension sensor can malfunction and deactivate the passenger’s front, knee and side air bags. […]