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  • Kentucky governor loses another round in Medicaid fight

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Republican governor has lost another round in a legal fight over his efforts to require poor people to get a job to keep their Medicaid benefits. A federal judge in Kentucky on Monday dismissed Gov. Matt Bevin’s lawsuit seeking a ruling that his proposed changes to the state’s Medicaid program […]
  • Lawyer: Arrested migrant may have been mistaken for brother

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The lawyer for a Mexican migrant detained by immigration agents in California while driving his wife to a hospital to give birth says the man may have been mistaken by agents for his brother. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials say Joel Arrona Lara was wanted on a warrant in a […]
  • Father sues over Missouri fatal 2015 police shooting of son

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — The father of an 18-year-old killed in a St. Louis police shooting alleges in a wrongful death lawsuit that his son was shot in the back as he ran. Dennis Ball-Bey says his son, Mansur Ball-Bey, was a church youth leader without a criminal record when he was killed in August […]
  • Woman killed in alligator attack in South Carolina

    HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. (AP) — An alligator attacked a woman who was walking her dog, pulling her underwater in a lagoon and killing her, authorities in South Carolina said. The attack happened around 9:30 a.m. Monday at the Sea Pines resort on Hilton Head Island, the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. […]
  • Whitmer names ‘tech guru’ Gilchrist as Michigan running mate

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gretchen Whitmer announced the selection of Garlin Gilchrist II as her running mate Monday, calling the University of Michigan social media expert and former liberal organizer a “tech guru” who would fix problems in state government. The 35-year-old Gilchrist has been executive director of the school’s new Center […]
  • 2 missing teens found shot to death on Chicago’s South Side

    CHICAGO (AP) — Police say two teenage boys who were missing for days have been found shot to death in a field on the South Side of Chicago. The bodies of 16-year-old Raysuan Turner and 17-year-old Darnelle Flowers were found Sunday night near Golden Gate Park. The teens’ families reported them missing Friday. Community activist […]
  • Pilot suspended over threat to Oklahoma transgender student

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Frontier Airlines says it has suspended a pilot accused of threatening on Facebook to harm a 12-year-old transgender girl for using the girls bathroom at her Oklahoma school. Frontier spokesman Jonathan Freed said in a statement Monday that the pilot was suspended Aug. 13 pending an investigation into the alleged threats […]
  • Man charged with biting golfer’s finger off in course brawl

    PLYMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Prosecutors say a man charged with biting off another man’s finger during a brawl at a Massachusetts golf course was part of a group complaining about another group’s slow play. Derek Harkins was released on $10,000 bail after pleading not guilty Monday to charges including assault and battery. Plymouth Police Chief […]
  • Oklahoma officer to face trial in fatal shooting

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A suspended Oklahoma City officer has been ordered to face trial in the on-duty fatal shooting of an unarmed suicidal man. The Oklahoman reports that a judge decided Friday to send 33-year-old Keith Patrick Sweeney’s case to trial. Sweeney has pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder charges in last year’s shooting […]
  • Police probe stun gun use on man who had been holding child

    WESTLAND, Mich. (AP) — A suburban Detroit police department is investigating the arrest of a combative father who may have still been holding his 2-month-old son when an officer shot him with a stun gun. Westland police said in a statement Monday that the man grabbed his son after the officers told him they were […]
  • New report confirms East Chicago lead troubles

    EAST CHICAGO, Ind. (AP) — Northwestern Indiana residents and environmental advocates say they’re perplexed that a federal agency took two years to release its first report about blood-lead levels in children who live at a lead-tainted Superfund site. The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry report last week found that many young children who […]
  • No. 1 Alabama tops preseason Top 25; Clemson, Georgia next

    Alabama will begin its quest for a second consecutive national championship with a rare three-peat. The Crimson Tide is just the second team to be ranked No. 1 in the preseason Associated Press Top 25 poll for three straight seasons. Alabama received 42 out of 61 first-place votes. No. 2 Clemson received 18 first-place votes. […]
  • Trump dares Brennan to sue because his clearance was revoked

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to take legal action to try to prevent him from stripping security clearances from other current and former officials. “I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country’s history, brings a lawsuit,” Trump tweeted. “It will then be very […]
  • David Cross show on at Utah college after ‘offensive’ tweet

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The University of Utah says a tweet from comedian David Cross showing him wearing undergarments sacred to the Mormon faith was “deeply offensive.” College president Ruth Watkins issued a statement Sunday about the tweet, says she resisted calls to cancel Wednesday’s performance and that the tweet is protected by the […]
  • Judge grants time to weigh insanity plea in newspaper attack

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The man charged with killing five people at a Maryland newspaper office will get more time for his lawyer to consider filing a plea of not criminally responsible by reason of insanity. Anne Arundel Circuit Court Judge Laura Kiessling said Monday she found good cause to give Jarrod Ramos’ lawyer until […]