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  • Ohio deputy sheriff charged with rape, kidnapping of woman

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio deputy sheriff has been indicted on rape, kidnapping and sexual battery charges in a sexual assault case. The prosecutor’s office in Summit County has released only a few details about the indictment of 46-year-old Antonio Williamson on Thursday. The prosecutor’s office says the assault occurred March 19. Williamson also […]
  • US says ban on laptops in airplane cabins has been lifted

    DALLAS (AP) — The ban on laptops in the cabins of planes flying from the Middle East to the U.S. is over, as federal officials say that large airports in the region have taken other steps in increase security. Those measures include checking electronic devices to make sure they don’t contain a bomb, and pulling […]
  • US postal worker pleads guilty to stealing cards, packages

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut postal clerk has pleaded guilty to federal charges that she stole numerous packages and greeting cards that she suspected would contain gift cards or cash. Thirty-year-old Ana Guity faces up to five years in prison. She is a citizen of Honduras but has permanent resident status in […]
  • Protesters dressed as characters from "The Handmaid's Tale" chant in the Texas Capitol Rotunda under portraits of former Texas governors George W. Bush and Rick Perry in Austin, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. State lawmakers begin a special legislative session Republican Gov. Greg Abbott felt compelled to call in order to tackle conservative priorities that stalled previously, chief among them a "bathroom bill" targeting transgender people. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    Texas sued again over abortion year after Supreme Court loss

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Planned Parenthood is suing Texas over a new ban on a common abortion procedure that other Republican-controlled states have also tried outlawing in recent years. The lawsuit filed Thursday comes one year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down sweeping anti-abortion measures in Texas that prompted more than half of the […]
  • Norovirus confirmed in diner who reported eating at Chipotle

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials say a test has confirmed norovirus in a person who reported eating at a Chipotle in Virginia. But they say it’s not yet enough to determine the cause of illnesses reported at the location. The restaurant in Sterling, Virginia, was temporarily closed this week after customers reported symptoms that […]
  • Bid to vacate man’s life sentence on terror charges denied

    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — An Iraqi national who was living in Kentucky and ordered to life in prison for terrorism-related charges has had his bid to vacate the sentence denied by a federal judge. The Bowling Green Daily News reports that Judge Thomas Russell, in a ruling Wednesday, denied the motion from 29-year-old Mohanad […]
  • 3 charged with helping South Carolina inmate escape

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Three people have been arrested for helping an inmate escape from a maximum-security prison in South Carolina. State prison officials say Jimmy Causey got more help after cutting his way through the fences using tools delivered to him by a drone at Lieber Correctional Institution. Authorities say Robert Williams picked him […]
  • New Jersey fisherman tries to save 2nd man, but both drown

    VINELAND, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say two men who were fishing in New Jersey have died after one got into trouble while swimming and the other tried to save him. Vineland police Lt. Steven Triantos told the Daily Journal (http://vineland.dj/2uf4MA2) that the men drowned in Crystal Lake on Wednesday night. He says no foul play […]
  • Dog belonging to man killed in wreck found in North Carolina

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A dog that disappeared after her owner was killed in a highway wreck has been found in North Carolina. The Fayetteville Observer reports Nellie, a pit bull who belonged to 57-year-old William F. Schlesinger of Arlington, Virginia, had a broken rear leg and was covered in bug bites when she was […]
  • Hung jury for dad charged in 11-year-old daughter’s death

    HENDERSONVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A jury has deadlocked on a reckless homicide charge against a Tennessee man who told police he fatally shot his 11-year-old daughter because he thought she was an intruder. Media report jurors convicted Timothy Batts on Thursday of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and acquitted him of attempting […]