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  • Lawsuit: Kansas City school let violent felon take girl

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A lawsuit alleges a Kansas City school allowed a violent felon to pick up a 14-year-old student who was taken to a motel and raped. The now 21-year-old woman is suing Kansas City Public Schools, a former Lincoln College Preparatory Academy principal and a school attendance secretary. She alleges she […]
  • The Latest: Trump tells Pa. Republicans to challenge new map

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on redistricting in Pennsylvania (all times local): 8:45 a.m. President Donald Trump is encouraging Pennsylvania Republicans to challenge a new court-imposed congressional map all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary. Trump tweeted Tuesday that Republicans’ map “was correct! Don’t let the Dems take elections away from […]
  • The Latest: Trump says tax cuts giving GOP an edge

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 8:50 a.m. President Donald Trump is crediting “popular Tax Cuts which the Dems want to take away” with giving his Republican Party an edge in recent polling. Trump tweeted Tuesday: “Republicans are now leading the Generic Poll, perhaps because of the popular Tax […]
  • Careless smoking causes fire that hurts 13 in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Fire Department of New York says careless smoking caused a weekend fire in the city’s historic Little Italy neighborhood that hurt 13 people. The fire Saturday morning tore through Angelo’s of Mulberry Street and apartments above it. The restaurant opened in 1902. FDNY officials say 2 people were seriously injured […]
  • Scientists: New lobster fishing technology could save whales

    FALMOUTH, Mass. (AP) — Scientists at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution are urging New England lobstermen to begin using new technology to help prevent the deaths of rare right whales. The Boston Globe reports scientists from the institution recently met with fishermen to push for the use of traps that can be brought to the […]
  • Illinois man to get treatment after threatening Trump online

    EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man will get mental health treatment and substance abuse counseling after pleading guilty to making online threats against President Donald Trump. Joseph Lynn Pickett of Edwardsville was also ordered to spend six months behind bars for the June threats, though he’s already served the time since his […]
  • The Latest: Russia says ‘several dozen’ injured in Syria

    BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on the conflict in Syria (all times local): 3:15 p.m. Russia’s Foreign Ministry says several dozen fighters hailing from Russia and former Soviet republics have been injured in Syria and flown to Russia for treatment. The ministry’s statement does not say where in Syria the fighters were injured but that […]
  • New rules for nursing homes after Irma deaths move slowly

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — New rules for Florida nursing homes after 14 people died from heat exposure in an unpowered center after Hurricane Irma are moving slowly. The Tampa Bay Times reports that after the deaths, Gov. Rick Scott announced nursing homes and assisted living facilities had to install generators within 60 days and have […]
  • Prosecutor seeks no bond for suspect in 2 officers’ slayings

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A prosecutor is asking that the suspect in the fatal shooting of two Ohio police officers be held without bail or bond as the potential death penalty case proceeds. Thirty-year-old Quentin Smith is charged with aggravated murder in the Feb. 10 shootings of Westerville officers Eric Joering and Anthony Morelli. They […]
  • Commuter bus and tractor-trailer collide in Philly, 15 hurt

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A commuter bus and a tractor-trailer have collided in Philadelphia, sending 15 people to a hospital. The crash happened around 5:30 a.m. Tuesday. Officials tell WPVI-TV the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority Route 5 bus was headed north when it struck the truck, which was making a turn at the intersection. The 15 […]