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  • Police: Man arrested for climbing White House barrier

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A man has been arrested after climbing over a security barrier at the White House and dropping a backpack on the south side of the property. The Washington Post quotes U.S. Secret Service as saying 29-year-old Alexander Thomas Miner is charged with unlawful entry. Authorities say Miner tried to scale the barrier […]
  • IBM pits computer against human debaters

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — IBM is testing a computer against two human debaters in the first public demonstration of artificial intelligence technology it’s been working on for more than five years. The company unveiled its Project Debater in San Francisco on Monday. The argumentative computer system is embodied in a 5-foot-tall (1.5 meter) machine shaped […]
  • School honoring Confederate general to be renamed for Obama

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city is rebranding its only school named after a Confederate general to honor the United States’ first black president. The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports the Richmond School Board voted 6-1 Monday to rename J.E.B. Stuart Elementary School to Barack Obama Elementary School. Kenya Gibson represents the school on the board […]
  • AP Explains: War games between South Korea and United States

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The United States has formally suspended a major military exercise with South Korea that was scheduled for August. President Donald Trump had pledged to stop the “war games” after his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. The Pentagon said planning has been halted on the August drill but […]
  • The Latest: Kobach to appeal voting rights ruling

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — The Latest on a judge ruling that Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship to vote (all times local): 8:30 p.m. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach says his office will appeal a federal judge’s ruling that Kansas cannot require proof of citizenship in order to vote. In a statement late Monday, […]
  • California lawmakers push diversity through film tax credit

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California lawmakers passed legislation Monday that puts more conditions on state film tax credits to encourage better sexual harassment reporting and diverse hiring amid revelations of misconduct and discrimination in the movie industry. The legislation would require feature film and television projects that apply for the credits, which are assigned based […]
  • Police identify gunman killed by bystander in Walmart lot

    TUMWATER, Wash. (AP) — Tim Day has been identified as the armed suspect killed by a bystander Sunday in a Walmart parking lot in Washington state, police said Monday. Authorities say the string of crimes began earlier Sunday when the 44-year-old man from McCleary, Washington, is believed to have unsuccessfully attempted to carjack a family […]
  • Firefighters suspended for making porn at firehouse

    AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Two firefighters in Ohio have been suspended for making pornographic videos at a firehouse. Akron (AK’-ruhn) officials say Arthur Dean and Deann Eller were both placed on administrative leave on Monday while the city launched an investigation into the matter. Fire Chief Clarence Tucker says someone told a firefighter last week […]
  • Radio host’s attorney speaks out on road rage incident

    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — An attorney for a Tennessee radio host says he’s disputing adverse publicity in a road rage incident where his client was accused of striking a vehicle with a tomahawk-style weapon and shot. News outlets report attorney Lee Davis said in a statement that it was 35-year-old Nickolas Bullington who threatened Chattanooga […]
  • Family says W. Virginia hospital gave them the wrong baby

    LOGAN, W.Va. (AP) — A family says they held the wrong baby for nearly two hours days after his birth at a West Virginia hospital. The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports Crystal and Arnold “Junior” Perry gave birth to Dawson at Logan Regional Medical Center on June 12. Grandmother Barbara Colegrove says on Thursday Junior Perry went […]
  • Maryland county settles lawsuit with transgender teen

    EASTON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland county board of education has settled a lawsuit with a transgender teen that it tried to block from using certain locker rooms. The Daily Record of Baltimore reports 16-year-old Max Brennan filed the lawsuit when his middle school barred him from using boys’ facilities. A release by a member […]
  • Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Troubled rapper-singer XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida in what police called an apparent robbery attempt. The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead Monday evening at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said. He was shot earlier outside a […]
  • The Latest: US preparing new tariffs on Chinese imports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on U.S.-China trade tensions (all times local): 7:30 p.m. President Donald Trump is directing the U.S. Trade Representative to prepare new tariffs on $200 billion in Chinese imports, as the nations move closer to a potential trade war. Trump says the new tariffs, at a 10 percent rate, are retaliation […]
  • New migrant rules could shutter some Maryland crab houses

    BALTIMORE (AP) — Many Maryland crab houses expect to stay idle this summer after U.S. immigration officials approved additional migrant worker visas this month for only one picking house. The Baltimore Sun reports the H-2B visas for seasonal workers were awarded by lottery for the first time this year due to high demand for workers […]
  • Immigration detention policy becomes major issue in media

    NEW YORK (AP) — In a phone conversation with her executive producer over the weekend, “CBS This Morning” anchor Gayle King wondered if there wasn’t more the network could do on the story of children being separated from parents through the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy. Almost before she knew it, she was on […]