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  • Florida city warns residents of power outage, zombies

    LAKE WORTH, Fla. (AP) — Residents of a Florida city who received alerts about a power outage were also warned to look out for zombies. That’s right — zombies. The Palm Beach Post reports that Lake Worth residents received the message during a power outage Sunday. The alert warned that more than 7,000 customers lost […]
  • The Latest: Settlement reached in LGBT school harassment

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The Latest on the case of LGBTQ discrimination at an Oregon high school. 6:30 p.m.: The principal of an Oregon high school will resign and its school district will commit to improving the climate for LGBTQ students as part of a settlement reached between the American Civil Liberties Union of Oregon […]
  • Mother of dead Texas baby indicted on corpse abuse charge

    GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A grand jury in northeastern Texas has indicted the mother of a 7-week-old baby whose body was found at a gas station earlier this year. The Hunt County grand jury indicted Stephanie Leanne Flynn on a count of abuse of a corpse without legal consent in the death of Alexiana Stevenson. […]
  • Warring House GOP factions seek middle ground on immigration

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Leaders of warring House Republican factions searched for an immigration compromise Monday as some conservatives warned of consequences for Speaker Paul Ryan if he allowed party moderates to push a bipartisan bill through the chamber without strong GOP support. The talks occurred as centrist Republicans remained five GOP signatures away from being […]
  • Artist Robert Indiana, known for ‘LOVE’ series, dies at 89

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Pop artist Robert Indiana, best known for his 1960s “LOVE” series, has died at his island home off the coast of Maine. He was 89. Indiana died on Saturday from respiratory failure at his Victorian home in a converted Odd Fellows hall, a fraternal order lodge, where he had lived for […]
  • The Latest: Officer’s death: Searching at night for suspects

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — The Latest on the death of a Maryland police officer killed in the line of duty Monday (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Baltimore County police say the search for a suspects or suspects in the death of a veteran female officer will continue through the night hours. Police Cpl. Shawn Vinson […]
  • Miss Nebraska wins Miss USA competition

    SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — Miss Nebraska has been named Miss USA. Sarah Rose Summers beat out 50 other women from all the states and the District of Columbia. At the start of the two-hour broadcast, the field was immediately narrowed down to 15 contestants according to how they performed during preliminary rounds held in the […]
  • 3rd man guilty in beating of black man in Charlottesville

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A third man has been found guilty in the beating of a black man who was left severely injured the day of a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. News outlets report that 19-year-old Daniel Borden of Ohio entered an Alford plea Monday to a charge of malicious wounding in the […]
  • California prosecutor opposes new DNA test in 1983 murders

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prosecutors on Monday opposed new DNA testing in an infamous 35-year-old murder case, saying previous tests showed the right man is on death row. San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos asked Gov. Jerry Brown to deny Kevin Cooper’s clemency petition, though his attorney said he was framed by investigators. […]
  • Clerk: Conyers III short of valid signatures for ballot

    DETROIT (AP) — The son of former U.S. Rep. John Conyers will not have his name printed on the Aug. 7 Democratic primary ballot to replace his father. Wayne County Clerk Cathy Garrett decided Monday that John Conyers III had fewer than the 1,000 valid nominating petition signatures needed. Garrett said Conyers III didn’t have […]
  • Professor convicted after NRA lobbyist’s home is vandalized

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A sociology professor from Nebraska accused of spraying fake blood on the steps of the Virginia home of a National Rifle Association lobbyist has been convicted of misdemeanor destruction of property. The Washington Post reports Patricia Hill was found guilty Monday and served with a warrant for another vandalism charge after […]
  • Thousands of Vegas casino workers to vote on citywide strike

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Tens of thousands of casino workers in Las Vegas whose contracts expire next week were preparing to vote on whether to authorize a strike, a move that could leave more than 30 properties without unionized housekeepers, bartenders, servers and other key employees. A majority of yes votes Tuesday would not immediately […]
  • Baboon escapes crate at Texas airport; officers corner him

    SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A baboon on his way to a South Texas wildlife sanctuary escaped his crate and kept officers busy for two hours at San Antonio International Airport. Officers shot the baboon named Dawkins with a tranquilizer dart. The ape got loose Monday afternoon shortly after arriving on an American Airlines flight from […]
  • Man who claims prosecutors withheld evidence set to be freed

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Louisiana judge on Monday ordered the release of an inmate whose attorneys have accused prosecutors of withholding “staggering” evidence of the man’s innocence in a pizza deliveryman’s killing two decades ago. A plea deal with Caddo Parish prosecutors will allow Corey Williams to be freed as soon as Tuesday […]
  • California may expand gun violence restraining order law

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers took steps Monday to let school employees ask judges to temporarily strip gun rights from potentially dangerous people in the wake of a mass school shooting in Texas. California is already one of a handful of states that allow immediate family members and law enforcement officials to request gun […]