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  • Rights group says British-Iranian professor held in Tehran

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A British-Iranian university professor who actively campaigns against military action targeting his homeland has been detained in Iran by the country’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard, a rights group says, becoming the latest dual national held there since the 2015 nuclear deal. The British Foreign Office said late Wednesday night it […]
  • Editor who posted editorial on blog without permission fired

    BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — An editor at The Daily Camera who published a critical editorial about the newspaper’s hedge fund owners without the publisher’s permission has been fired. Dave Krieger tweeted Wednesday night that he was fired earlier in the day, though he didn’t say why. The editorial page editor posted the piece on a […]
  • Corrections employees charged in prison contraband ‘crisis’

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than a dozen South Carolina corrections employees have pleaded not guilty to federal charges related to bribery and bringing contraband into the state’s institutions, a case that was announced a week after a deadly prison riot. The indictments against 14 Department of Corrections employees, including 11 officers, include charges of […]
  • Tears flow as victims of Waffle House shooting remembered

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Employees at a Waffle House where four people were killed in a weekend shooting rampage wore orange ribbons, hugged each other and wept as the restaurant re-opened. And a steady stream of customers came in to the Nashville restaurant Wednesday to show support. The parents of Joe Perez, a 20-year-old victim […]
  • Lieutenant governor: AG’s Flint probe ‘gross abuse of power’

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Lt. Gov. Brian Calley on Wednesday escalated his criticism of state Attorney General Bill Schuette’s prosecution of top state officials for the Flint water crisis, calling it a “gross abuse of power” intended to aid Schuette’s run for governor. The comments from Calley, who also is seeking the Republican gubernatorial […]
  • A look at 2 leaders in the inter-Korean summit talks

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Both protagonists at Friday’s inter-Korean summit speak the same language and share the cultural background. But North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the third generation of his family to rule in absolute power, and democratically elected South Korean President Moon Jae-in, a liberal who wants to engage the North, also […]
  • Dozens of schools keep ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

    CHICAGO (AP) — Several dozen colleges have kept ties to an influential volleyball coach long after he was publicly accused of sexually abusing and raping underage girls who trained with him in the 1980s. The coach’s accusers, who have been pressing Michigan State University for months to sever all ties with Rick Butler, say all […]
  • Trump supporter lawsuit against NYC bar tossed

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Trump supporter who sued a New York City bar for discrimination after he was thrown out for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat has lost his lawsuit. Philadelphia accountant Greg Piatek claims the staff of The Happiest Hour in Manhattan said he wasn’t welcome because he and his friends […]
  • Arizona’s only black legislators chastised after race talk

    PHOENIX (AP) — The only two black members of the Arizona Legislature were formally chastised for speaking out against a Republican lawmaker’s published column, which included a racial slur and they say derided black activists while attempting to discredit leaders of a teacher group protesting for better pay. Rep. Maria Syms wrote in a column […]
  • 2 dead in crash of World War II-era training aircraft

    KINGSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A World War II-era training aircraft crashed shortly after takeoff from a South Texas naval air station, killing both people aboard. The single-engine T-6 Texan crashed about 12:30 p.m. Wednesday at Naval Air Station Kingsville, about 30 miles (48 kilometers) southwest of Corpus Christi. Station spokesman Kevin Clarke said the pilot […]
  • Uma Thurman, Patty Griffin among readers at poetry tribute

    NEW YORK (AP) — As Uma Thurman rose from her chair during a poetry tribute at Lincoln Center, she turned and bowed to the reader who preceded her, visual artist Lorna Simpson. “That’s called when the evening peaks,” Thurman said Wednesday night after Simpson had completed June Jordan’s “Poem About My Rights,” an impassioned statement […]
  • Rival Koreas’ leaders face high stakes at historic summit

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump’s vow to unleash “fire and fury” and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s “nuclear button” boasts, but the stakes will be high on Friday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit down on the southern side of the no […]
  • Man in US illegally who killed deputies sentenced to death

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man living in the U.S. illegally has been sentenced to the death penalty for the 2014 killing of a Northern California sheriff’s deputy and a detective. The Sacramento Bee reports Luis Bracamontes smiled during Wednesday’s sentencing and was eventually tossed out of the court room for yelling. He was previously […]
  • With Cruise, ‘A Quiet Place,’ Paramount ready for a comeback

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story. On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller “A Quiet Place,” two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to dazzle the audience of […]
  • Patton Oswalt credits late wife in Golden State Killer case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “You did it, Michelle.” Comedian Patton Oswalt proudly and tenderly spoke those words to his late wife in an Instagram video on Wednesday. Finally, an arrest had been made in the case of the Golden State Killer, a moniker Michelle McNamara coined on her personal mission to catch a man responsible […]