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  • First-ever child porn suspect on FBI list pleads guilty

    HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The first-ever child pornography suspect named to the FBI’s Most Wanted list cashed out his life savings and was fleeing law enforcement on a bus traveling across Montana last year when another passenger noticed child pornography on his laptop screen. When the bus pulled into Billings, the passenger confronted Eric Franklin […]
  • Official: Identifying fetus remains could take weeks, months

    DETROIT (AP) — A medical examiner says identifying the remains of 10 fetuses and one full-term infant discovered hidden in a former funeral home’s ceiling could take weeks or months. Wayne County Chief Medical Examiner Carl Schmidt said Tuesday that since the remains “reached a funeral home … there should be a record somewhere,” but […]
  • Cases of mysterious paralyzing illness reported in 22 states

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. health officials on Tuesday reported a jump in cases of a rare paralyzing illness in children, and said it seems to be following an every-other-year pattern. At least 62 cases have been confirmed in 22 states this year, and at least 65 additional illnesses in those states are being investigated, […]
  • Chance the Rapper weighs in on Chicago mayoral race

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chance the Rapper is weighing in on the Chicago mayor’s race. The Grammy Award-winning artist from Chicago on Tuesday endorsed Amara Enyia in the 2019 race to replace Mayor Rahm Emanuel. Chance, whose real name is Chancelor Bennett, said during a news conference at City Hall that he and Enyia “share a […]
  • The Latest: Heitkamp contacting women named in abuse ad

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The Latest on Sen. Heitkamp’s apology for misidentifying victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape (all times local): 12:45 p.m. Sen. Heidi Heitkamp says she is reaching out to women she mistakenly identified in a campaign ad as victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and rape. Heitkamp says she recently […]
  • 2nd man arrested in Texas shooting that killed 4 at party

    DALLAS (AP) — A second suspect was arrested Tuesday in a shooting at a toddler’s birthday party that left four men dead and a fifth wounded. The U.S. Marshals Service said Ronnie Rodriguez Sr. was taken into custody at a motel in McAllen, Texas, near the U.S. border with Mexico. Rodriguez had been identified as […]
  • The Latest: Idaho governor fears impact of dead baboon photo

    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — The Latest on a graphic photo of an Idaho wildlife official posing with a baboon family he killed in Africa (all times local): 11:45 a.m. Idaho’s governor says he’s worried that the state’s reputation as a hunting and fishing paradise could suffer because of a photo showing a former state wildlife […]
  • Union advises police officers not do interviews on shooting

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation was told a union for police officers is advising that officers not give interviews to the agency regarding a man’s shooting. The Commercial Appeal reports the TBI was told Sunday the union for Memphis police officers is advising officers to not give it interviews regarding Martavious […]
  • Kansas governor’s race is referendum on notorious tax cuts

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A contentious Kansas governor’s race has become a referendum on how a Republican experiment in slashing income taxes went awry, what lessons arose from the budget misery that followed and whether the state needs a do-over. Democratic nominee Laura Kelly, a veteran state senator, supported a successful effort last year to […]
  • The Latest: Florida officials raise state’s death toll to 16

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 3:10 p.m. Officials say 16 people died in Florida because of Hurricane Michael, doubling the numbers of deaths in the state The Associated Press had previously attributed to last week’s storm. Florida officials announced the state’s updated death toll Tuesday. State officials […]