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  • High school student charged with distributing laced candy

    COURTLAND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school student has surrendered to authorities over accusations she distributed candy laced with an unknown substance to fellow students, sending up to eight to the hospital. News outlets report the 16-year-old girl at Southampton County High School surrendered to the sheriff’s office Sunday. The suspect appeared in juvenile […]
  • Charitable giving by individual Americans drops in 2018

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charitable giving by individual Americans in 2018 suffered its biggest drop since the Great Recession of 2008-09, in part because of Republican-backed changes in tax policy. That’s according to Giving USA, the most comprehensive report on Americans’ giving patterns. The new report, released Tuesday, said individual giving fell by 1.1%, from […]
  • NC residents say a community pool has discriminatory rules

    WENDELL, N.C. (AP) — Residents of a North Carolina community say a private pool is enforcing discriminatory rules that ban dreadlocks, weaves and baggy pants. News outlets report Wake County residents have been sharing the rules on social media and calling for conversation on what they say are racist guidelines by the Outdoor Recreation Center […]
  • US preschoolers less pudgy in latest sign of falling obesity

    CHICAGO (AP) — Preschoolers on government food aid have grown a little less pudgy, a U.S. study found, offering fresh evidence that previous signs of declining obesity rates weren’t a fluke. Obesity rates dropped steadily to about 14% in 2016 — the latest data available — from 16% in 2010, the Centers for Disease Control […]
  • Hospital cleared in handling of newborn cut from mom’s womb

    OAK LAWN, Ill. (AP) — Officials have cleared a suburban Chicago hospital for its handling of a baby who was cut from his mother’s womb and later died. The Chicago Sun-Times reports that the federal Department of Health and Human Services told the hospital last week that Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn “was […]
  • One-time death row inmate being freed after plea

    OZARK, Ala. (AP) — A man who spent about 15 years on Alabama’s death row is being set free. News outlets report 43-year-old Emanuel Aaron Gissendanner is being released after pleading guilty on Monday to the killing of 77-year-old Margaret Snellgrove in 2001. Gissendanner was originally convicted of capital murder and sent to death row […]
  • Slain man’s brother frustrated by 23-year wait for justice

    POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. (AP) — Chris Parks is ready to stop checking the number of days since his brother was murdered. For more than two decades he’s periodically tracked how many days go by before the two men convicted of killing him are executed. On Thursday, when the second is scheduled to die, the days […]
  • Mariska Hargitay: Haven’t been in touch with Linda Fairstein

    NEW YORK (AP) — “Law & Order: SVU” star Mariska Hargitay says she hasn’t been in touch with friend Linda Fairstein since the former “Central Park Five” prosecutor was dropped by her publisher, though the actress acknowledged Fairstein resigned from the board of a charity she founded. In an interview with The Associated Press, Hargitay […]
  • Texas longhorn sets Guinness world record for longest horns

    GOODWATER, Ala. (AP) — A Texas longhorn in Alabama has set a mark recognized by the Guinness World Records for longest horns, with a span wider than the Statue of Liberty’s face. News outlets cite Guinness World Records as announcing last week that Poncho Via’s horns measured just over 10-feet-7-inches (3 meters) as of last […]
  • Trump says he’ll talk trade with Xi next week in Japan

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he’ll hold trade talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping next week at a summit of nations in Japan. In an escalating trade dispute with Beijing, Trump has already imposed 25% tariffs on $250 billion in Chinese imports. The goal is to pressure Beijing to stop stealing American technology, […]