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  • Historians resolve fatality count of USS Indianapolis

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Two historians have resolved a decades-old mystery about how many men died when the USS Indianapolis was struck by Japanese torpedoes during World War II. The Indianapolis Star reports the number has long varied by one. Richard Hulver is a historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command. He worked with historian […]
  • Oversight panel seeks details on Interior’s pricey doors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The chairman of the House Oversight Committee is seeking details from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke about a $139,000 project to upgrade doors in Zinke’s office. Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy of South Carolina is asking Zinke to explain the need for the replacement doors and provide details about the project’s cost estimates, bids […]
  • Newborn taken by Miccosukee tribe returns to mother, father

    MIAMI (AP) — An infant girl taken from a Florida hospital by sovereign Indian nation officials has been reunited with her mother and father. The mother’s attorney Bradford Cohen said Friday the one-week old baby missed critical days to initiate breast-feeding. The Miccosukee tribal court had issued an order of protection for the newborn on […]
  • NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

    A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue headlines of the week. None of these stories is legit, even though they were shared widely on social media. The Associated Press checked these out; here are the real facts: ___ NOT REAL: Female-led construction company was responsible for deadly bridge collapse THE FACTS: […]
  • The Latest: No signs of violence in deaths of Iowa family

    CRESTON, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on an Iowa family of four found dead in a condo in Mexico (all times local): 3 p.m. Authorities in Mexico say they found no signs of violence when they discovered the bodies of an Iowa couple and their two children in a rented condo in the Yucatan Peninsula. […]
  • 2 university researchers accused of misusing credit cards

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Two University of New Hampshire researchers have been accused of misusing credit cards for federal research grant expenses to charge thousands of dollars of gift cards and personal items, the U.S. Attorney’s office said Friday. Prosecutors say Hailong Zhang, 44, a research project manager for UNH’s College of Life Sciences and […]
  • Georgia politicians remember former US Sen. Zell Miller

    ATLANTA (AP) — The death of former U.S. Sen. Zell Miller brought an outpouring of condolences and remembrances Friday from the statehouse in Atlanta to Capitol Hill in Washington. Here’s a sample. ___ “There was nobody quite like him. … He was a consummate public servant. He was tough, but he was fair. He was […]
  • The Latest: Prosecutors want Greitens attorneys disqualified

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on the investigation of Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local): 3:30 p.m. St. Louis’ top prosecutor is asking a judge to disqualify the law firm representing Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens in his criminal case. In a court filing Friday, Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner says the Dowd Bennett […]
  • Trump draws ire of farmers targeted in Chinese trade dispute

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — From hog producers in Iowa to apple growers in Washington state and winemakers in California, farmers expressed deep disappointment Friday over being put in the middle of a potential trade war with China by the president many of them helped elect. After President Donald Trump announced plans to impose tariffs […]
  • The Latest: Grand jury indicts company that ran waterpark

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Latest on charges filed in the death of a 10-year-old boy on a waterslide at a Kansas waterpark (all times local): 3:30 p.m. A grand jury has indicted a corporation for involuntary manslaughter after a 10-year-old boy died on a giant waterslide at one of the company’s water parks […]
  • Army seeks changes to chemical weapons disposal in Colorado

    DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army wants to change the way it destroys part of its huge stockpile of obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado, but some people worry that could increase the chances of contamination escaping into the air. The Army’s Pueblo Chemical Depot is eradicating 780,000 shells filled with thick liquid mustard agent — […]
  • Feds: Man threatened to shoot congressman over pot policy

    VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Authorities say a Virginia man has threatened to shoot his local congressman. Federal prosecutors said in a news release Friday that 69-year-old Wallace Grove Godwin made a threatening statement to staff at U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor’s Virginia Beach office Thursday. Authorities said Godwin became frustrated during a discussion about marijuana […]
  • Q&A: At 91, the droll Cloris Leachman isn’t slowing down yet

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cloris Leachman is 91-years-old and still as busy as ever in Hollywood. The Oscar and multiple Emmy-winner has a hit movie out, the faith-based film “I Can Only Imagine,” about the story behind the MercyMe song of the same name. It has earned over $22 million in just six days of […]
  • Lawsuit: Kindergartener sexually assaulted by classmates

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal lawsuit alleges a Michigan boy was sexually assaulted by his kindergarten classmates who photographed the abuse with school-issued iPads. The lawsuit was filed this week in Grand Rapids against Grandville Public Schools, administrators and a teacher. It alleges violations of Title IX, the federal law barring discrimination based […]
  • Arkansas jail housing 200 roosters as cockfighting evidence

    De QUEEN, Ark. (AP) — A group of inmates is tending to 200 roosters at an Arkansas sheriff’s office pending their use as evidence against 137 people arrested at a cockfight. Sheriff Robert Gentry said the birds would be held at his office until a court decides what to do with them. The Texarkana Gazette […]