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  • Gay parade permit sparks major debate in Mississippi

    STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — At first, the plan to hold a gay-pride parade here didn’t seem like such a big deal. Such festivals aren’t that unusual even in the traditionally conservative Deep South, and Starkville, “Mississippi’s College Town” made a name for itself as the first community in the state to pass a resolution denouncing […]
  • Florida authorities say teens for school shooting threats

    BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say two teenagers were arrested Friday for making shooting threats against two separate schools, days after the mass bloodshed in Parkland. The Boynton Beach police spokeswoman Stephanie Slater said Friday that a 14-year-old boy told two other students in a Facetime video call that he was going to […]
  • Authorities investigate report of drug use at Naval Academy

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Authorities have launched an investigation into a report of illegal drug use at the U.S. Naval Academy. Naval investigators have officially released only the broadest outlines of the alleged misconduct. Statements have not made clear what drugs are involved or how many midshipmen are under investigation. But Fox News reported on […]
  • Trump officials fight eviction from Panama hotel they manage

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — One of President Donald Trump’s family businesses is battling an effort to physically evict its team of executives from a luxury hotel in Panama where they manage operations, and police have been called to keep the peace, The Associated Press has learned. Witnesses told the AP they saw Trump’s executives carrying […]
  • The Latest: Graham’s body begins journey to Charlotte

    ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the procession for the Rev. Billy Graham (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A hearse bearing the body of the Rev. Billy Graham has begun its journey from the North Carolina mountains to his hometown. The procession departed from his training center near Asheville shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday. […]
  • The Latest: Delta, United pull back from NRA

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on backlash against the National Rifle Association in the wake of a deadly school shooting in Florida (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Delta and United Airlines are cutting ties with the National Rifle Association, the latest in major companies to do so following the deadly shooting at a Florida […]
  • Texas woman defecates in pants to hide drugs during arrest

    CORSICANA, Texas (AP) — Police say a Texas woman attempted to hide evidence during an arrest by defecating in her pants and using the feces to conceal drugs. Officers in Corsicana, about 55 miles (88 kilometers ) south of Dallas, were investigating a report of a theft at a grocery store on Wednesday when they […]
  • Impeachment talk a sign of GOP’s long-term worry about court

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s decision to redraw boundaries of the state’s congressional districts has triggered a volcanic reaction from Republicans, including talk of impeaching justices and a Democratic Party plot to stop President Donald Trump. The ruling was indeed novel: Constitutional law scholars say they know of no other state court […]
  • Australia leader urges US to maintain global leadership role

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Australia’s prime minister on Saturday urged the United States to maintain its global leadership role and spoke out against a growing sentiment of isolation in America and elsewhere while highlighting the importance of international partnerships and alliances. Malcolm Turnbull also encouraged Washington to consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the trade pact that […]
  • Indiana levee breach leads officials to urge evacuations

    DEMOTTE, Ind. (AP) — A levee breach along the Kankakee River in northwestern Indiana has local officials urging about 30 homeowners to evacuate. Keener Township Volunteer Fire Chief Randy Woods says the breach was relatively minor when it was discovered about 3 p.m. Friday near Demotte, about 50 miles southeast of Chicago. He says some […]