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  • Partner of accused ex-cop: Feared ambush before woman shot

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The partner of a Minneapolis police officer who fatally shot an unarmed woman who had called 911 to report a possible crime testified Thursday that he heard a thump on the officers’ squad car right before the shooting and feared a possible ambush. Officer Matthew Harrity’s testimony echoed a key claim by […]
  • Legislation overhauls Maryland medical network’s board

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Maryland’s governor signed fast-tracked legislation Thursday to overhaul a major medical network’s board of directors following revelations of numerous questionable financial arrangements involving board members, including Baltimore’s mayor. Mayor Catherine Pugh, who joined the volunteer board in 2001, has become the public face of the University of Maryland Medical System’s “self-dealing” scandal. […]
  • Pentagon confirms NK test launch, says not ballistic missile

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan is confirming that North Korea conducted a test launch on Wednesday, but he declined to provide any details. He is the first U.S. official to confirm the launch. He tells reporters at the Pentagon that North Korea conducted a test, but it didn’t involve a ballistic weapon […]
  • NASA’s 1st female astronaut candidate, Jerrie Cobb, dies

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — NASA’s first female astronaut candidate, pilot Jerrie Cobb, has died. Cobb died in Florida at age 88 last month. News of her death came Thursday from journalist Miles O’Brien, serving as a family spokesman. In 1961, Cobb became the first woman to pass astronaut testing. Altogether, 13 women passed the […]
  • Man surrenders in death of teen daughter shaken in infancy

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pennsylvania man has turned himself in to face a criminal homicide charge after the death of a teenage daughter he injured when she was an infant. Authorities say 37-year-old Ariden Jackson surrendered around noon Thursday to Allegheny County detectives. It’s not clear whether he has an attorney to speak for him. […]
  • Man attacked by bobcat on Connecticut golf course

    SPRAGUE, Conn. (AP) — A bobcat that attacked a golfer in Connecticut was beaten off by golf clubs before environmental police tracked it down and shot it. Mohegan Sun Golf Course general manager Philip Krick Jr. tells The Day a foursome was near a bunker on the seventh hole when the cat jumped on one […]
  • Thieves steal tools at home being built for slain officer

    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — A construction company donating time to build a house for the family of an Alaska police officer killed in the line of duty was targeted by thieves. Tools valued at $5,000 that were stored at a home under construction for the family of Fairbanks Sgt. Allen Brandt were stolen overnight Tuesday, […]
  • Union Pacific 1Q profit up 6% despite less freight

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific’s first quarter profit chugged ahead 6% even though the railroad hauled 2% fewer carloads and dealt with massive flooding. The Omaha, Nebraska-based railroad said Thursday it earned $1.39 billion, or $1.93 per share. That’s up from $1.31 billion, or $1.68 per share, last year. The nine analysts surveyed by […]
  • Oklahoma court affirms life sentence in crucifix death

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals has affirmed the life sentence of a woman convicted of killing her adult daughter by forcing a crucifix and medallion down her throat because she believed the woman was possessed by the devil. The appeals court on Thursday upheld the first-degree murder conviction of 52-year-old […]
  • Full text of Mueller’s questions and Trump’s answers

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report into allegations of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election includes 23 unredacted pages of Mueller’s written questions and Donald Trump’s written responses, the only direct exchange between the special counsel’s office and the president. Mueller’s team writes that it tried to interview the president for more […]
  • Inmate pleads guilty in stabbing attack on prison guard

    PORTSMOUTH, Ohio (AP) — A man already convicted in three slayings and serving a life sentence has pleaded guilty to attempted aggravated murder and other charges in an attack on an Ohio prison guard. Casey Pigge (pij) has been sentenced to 32 more years in prison. Pigge pleaded guilty Wednesday in Scioto County in the […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Barr’s skewed view on airing Mueller report

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General William Barr is distorting the facts when it comes to releasing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report in the Russia investigation. In remarks Thursday at the Justice Department, Barr suggested he was not really supposed to be publicly releasing the two-volume report but, on the other hand, it was “long-standing” practice […]
  • Man accused of robbing Payson casino gets 5 years in prison

    A man accused of robbing a Payson casino with another employee has been sentenced to five years in federal prison.
  • Florida deputy cleared in killing of knife-wielding man

    TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — A Florida sheriff’s deputy has been cleared in the fatal shooting of a 52-year-old man who authorities say had a history of intentionally cutting himself. The Tampa Bay Times reports the Hillsborough state attorney’s office concluded that Deputy Kevin Stabins was lawfully defending himself on March 19 when he shot Jesus […]
  • Americans’ energy use surges despite climate change concern

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans burned a record amount of energy in 2018, with a 10% jump in consumption from booming natural gas helping to lead the way, the U.S. Energy Information Administration says. Overall consumption of all kinds of fuels rose 4% year on year, the largest such increase in eight years, a report this […]
  • Trump welcomes wounded warriors who are on their annual ride

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump highlighted his efforts to build up the military as he welcomed wounded warriors for an annual White House visit. The 22 men and seven women were on the Washington segment of the Wounded Warrior Project Soldier Ride, a multiday cycling event through Maryland and Virginia. The ride was created […]
  • Foundation to sell former site of Aryan Nations compound

    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The former site of a white supremacist compound in Idaho soon will be on the market. The Spokesman-Review reports the North Idaho College Foundation plans to sell the undeveloped 0.03-square-mile (0.08-square-kilometer) property near Hayden Lake and put the proceeds into an endowment for human rights education. The land, formerly of the […]
  • ‘Toxic cocktail’ poisoning water in fire-ravaged city

    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Water officials say the drinking water in Paradise, California, which was decimated by a wildfire last year, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene. Fixing the problem could cost $300 million and take up to two years. The Sacramento Bee reports Thursday that experts believe the extreme heat of the November […]
  • US wins WTO case against China over grain exports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The World Trade Organization handed the United States a win Thursday in a trade dispute with China, ruling that Beijing did not fairly administer quotas on U.S. wheat, rice and corn. The WTO, the Geneva organization that oversees the rules of global trade, found that China had not been transparent, predictable or […]
  • Canadian sentenced to life in prison for US airport attack

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — A Canadian man convicted of terrorism for nearly killing a Michigan police officer while yelling “God is great” in Arabic was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday, after boldly declaring that he only regretted not having a machine gun during the knife attack. Amor Ftouhi’s statements stunned U.S. District Judge […]

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