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  • Bill to help small telecoms excise Huawei goes to Trump

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Senate has passed a bill to provide $1 billion for small telecom providers to replace equipment made by China’s Huawei and ZTE, sending the measure to President Donald Trump. The U.S. government considers the Chinese companies a security risk and has pushed its allies not to use Huawei equipment in […]
  • Arrest made in 1991 killing of central Missouri teenager

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A central Missouri man was charged Thursday with fatally shooting his 14-year-old classmate in 1991. William Christopher Niemet, of Fulton, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Greg Jones, whose body was found in June 1991 near a branch of the Moreau River near Russellville. That ended a […]
  • Owner of shuttered dairy pleads guilty in $60M fraud

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The owner of an award-winning organic dairy in Pennsylvania that abruptly closed its doors last fall pleaded guilty Thursday to running a Ponzi scheme that bilked investors of nearly $60 million. Philip Riehl, an accountant and the majority owner of Trickling Springs Creamery, ran a long-running fraud scheme that preyed on hundreds […]
  • Air Force service song changed to use gender-neutral lyrics

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force changed lyrics in its service anthem by dropping gender references that exclude women. The change announced Thursday by the Air Force chief of staff, Gen. David Goldfein, is designed to make the service friendlier to women, The Gazette reports. “Our song must reflect our history, the […]
  • New virus prompts Mormons to cancel key leadership event

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Thursday that it has postponed a key April meeting of its top global leaders because of the spread of the coronavirus, and said it is discouraging its many members who live outside the U.S. from coming to Utah for much larger […]
  • In scramble to stop virus, testing raises tough questions

    NEW YORK (AP) — Health officials confronted tough questions and doubts Thursday about testing to intercept the fast-spreading virus, with scrutiny focused on a four-day delay in screening an infected California woman despite her doctors’ early calls to do so. The questions are global: not just who, when and how to test for the illness, […]
  • Nebraska lawmakers consider banning guns at state Capitol

    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska lawmakers who for decades have allowed gun owners to openly carry rifles and handguns in most public spaces may be carving out one new exception to that right — at their own workplace in the Capitol. Some state lawmakers in the nonpartisan Legislature promised Thursday to push for a new […]
  • Man wanted in California cemetery killings held in Wyoming

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man wanted for killing three people in a Southern California cemetery was arrested Thursday during a traffic stop in Wyoming, authorities said. Jose Luis Torres Garcia was taken into custody in Cheyenne, Wyoming, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in California. Officials also said they discovered 15 pounds (6.80 […]
  • US finds failures in USC’s treatment of gynecologist claims

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education said Thursday it found systemic failures in the University of Southern California’s treatment of allegations of sexual abuse by a longtime campus gynecologist and ordered the school to overhaul its procedures for preventing sex discrimination and to conduct a formal review of how employees responded. “This […]
  • Buttigieg back in political fray after respite for bad cold

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A bit hoarse and with an occasional cough, Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg returned to the political fray Thursday, resuming a whirlwind schedule after taking a half-day to rest after getting hit with a bad cold. “Excuse me, I’ve had my own health moment,” Buttigieg said, prompting chuckles during a panel […]