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  • Coast Guard responds to oil spill in Mississippi River

    NORCO, La. (AP) — The Coast Guard says hundreds of gallons of heavy fuel oil have spilled into the Mississippi River in Louisiana from a chemical tanker. The Coast Guard said in a news release Monday that the source of the spill near Norco “is reported to be secured.” The news release says approximately 2,600 […]
  • The Latest: Governor candidate seeks e-school investigation

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Latest on a whistleblower’s claims of data manipulation by the Electronic Classroom for Tomorrow (all times local): 11:30 a.m. A Democratic Ohio governor candidate is calling for a criminal investigation into a whistleblower’s claims that a now-shuttered online charter school used software to inflate attendance figures. Sen. Joe Schiavoni (shuh-VOHN’-ee) […]
  • Ex-KKK chief asks to bar subpoena over Charlottesville rally

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has asked a judge to block a subpoena in a federal lawsuit filed by 11 people injured during a violent clash between white nationalists and counterprotesters in Charlottesville last year. The plaintiffs are seeking to compel Duke to turn over records related to communications […]
  • Dozens of prison workers debilitated since NC escape attempt

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina’s understaffed prisons remain a dangerous place for employees six months after the bloodiest escape attempt in state history left four workers dead. Prison officials say that in the six months since four workers at an Elizabeth City prison were killed, about three dozen workers have been assaulted so badly […]
  • Next O’Reilly book coming in September

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly’s next “Killing” book will be set during World War II. “Killing the SS” is scheduled to come out September 18, Henry Holt and Co. confirmed to The Associated Press on Monday. The publisher was responding to a query from The Associated Press after the new book was listed on […]
  • Whistleblower: School used software to get more state money

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Education regulators are reviewing a whistleblower’s claim that Ohio’s then-largest online charter school intentionally inflated attendance figures tied to its state funding using software it purchased after previous allegations of attendance inflation, The Associated Press has learned. A former technology employee of the now-shuttered Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow said he told […]
  • Gun reform hard sell in rural Kentucky after school shooting

    BENTON, Ky. (AP) — Jeff Dysinger’s daughter survived two bullets from a classmate at her Kentucky high school this year, but he hasn’t joined in the national outcry over guns that escalated after 17 people died in a Florida school shooting three weeks later. Dysinger owns an AR-15 military-style rifle — the same weapon used […]
  • Q&A: Mel Brooks still loves movies, just not streaming them

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mel Brooks is just two months shy of his 92nd birthday and he still carves out time for movie nights with his pal Carl Reiner. The two just recently got together to watch a restoration of the 1938 Errol Flynn and Olivia de Havilland classic “The Adventures of Robin Hood.” Classic […]
  • Newell, Starboard make peace, name new directors

    NEW YORK (AP) — Newell Brands is avoiding a prolonged proxy battle by agreeing with activist investor Starboard Value on two new independent directors. The Sharpie maker’s agreement with Starboard comes with an assist from another activist investor, billionaire Carl Icahn, who will give up two of his four seats on the board. The new […]
  • Southern California airport reopens after partial evacuation

    ONTARIO, Calif. (AP) — All gates at Southern California’s Ontario International Airport are open again after part of a terminal was briefly evacuated while a bomb squad investigated a suspicious device. Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Schiller says the item found in a passenger’s luggage around 5 a.m. Monday was determined to be an inert […]