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  • UAW strike puts Trump, GOP in political bind in key states

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Democrats were quick to back working-class United Auto Workers in their strike against General Motors, delivering doughnuts and holding picket signs outside factories to show solidarity. It’s a union they long have aligned with politically. There were no doughnuts from Republicans. Led by President Donald Trump, GOP officials have largely avoided […]
  • Milwaukee investment club treasurer duped friends for $81K

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — The longtime treasurer of a Milwaukee investment club convicted of bilking her friends out of more than $80,000 has been sentenced to nine months in federal prison. The Journal Sentinel reports that 63-year-old Wendy Yanow allegedly stole $50 monthly investments from Women of Wealth club members for 16 years, after cleaning out […]
  • Suspect in shooting of Louisiana officers identified

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — Authorities say a 21-year-old man is in custody, accused in the fatal shooting of a Louisiana police officer and wounding of another following a vehicle chase north of New Orleans. Louisiana State Police say Mark Spicer of Covington faces charges including first-degree murder of a police officer, attempted first-degree murder of […]
  • The Latest: Man suspected of shooting Chicago cop captured

    CHICAGO (AP) — The Latest on the nonfatal shooting of a Chicago police officer (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Chicago police say a man believed to be the suspect in the shooting and wounding of an officer has been shot and captured. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi (goo-lee-EHL’-mee) tweeted Saturday that officers apprehended a “person of […]
  • Earthlings dwindle, music fading at Area 51 events in Nevada

    HIKO, Nev. (AP) — Bands played to a dwindling crowd of Earthlings late Saturday at one remaining festival spawned by a “Storm Area 51” internet craze in the remote Nevada desert. Lights were dark at another venue where promoters pulled the plug because of low attendance. Little A’Le’Inn owner Connie West vowed that a music […]
  • Man accused of killing woman’s dog with hammer gets 9 months

    PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin man accused of killing a woman’s puppy with a hammer has been sentenced to nine months in jail. Thirty-two-year-old Brandon Shearer, of Portage, learned his sentence on Friday. He pleaded no contest in May to the mistreatment of an animal causing death, disorderly conduct and contacting a victim after […]
  • Dog kills 1-year-old in ‘unprovoked attack’ in California

    GRANITE BAY, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a pit bull fatally mauled a 1-year-old boy in an unprovoked attack in the child’s home. The Placer County Sheriff’s Office says the boy died in a “horrible tragedy” Friday in Granite Bay, which is about 25 miles (40 kilometers) northeast of Sacramento. Officials say deputies responded to […]
  • ‘Chemical spill’ at Phoenix post office involved acetone

    PHOENIX (AP) — Authorities in Phoenix say a reported chemical spill at a post office Saturday turned out to involve a shattered glass bottle of acetone, which is used in nail polish remover. Hazardous-materials personnel and police had responded to a report of a package exploding and Fire Department spokesman said three postal workers had […]
  • Annual commemorative motorcycle ride held in north Alabama

    WATERLOO, Ala. (AP) — Hundreds of motorcycles will be rumbling across north Alabama on Saturday for the 26th annual Trail of Tears commemorative ride. Riders departed Bridgeport in northeastern Alabama in the morning on their way toward the northwest Alabama town of Waterloo. There are no registration fees and anyone can participate. Tens of thousands […]
  • Teenager dies in New Orleans shooting that injures 6 others

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans police are searching for suspects and a motive in a shooting that has left one juvenile dead and four others and an adult injured. News outlets report the incident happened about 10:30 p.m. Friday. According to a police report, the victims were all inside a vehicle when suspects in […]
  • Trump heads to UN with long list of deals he’s yet to close

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump, a self-described deal-maker, is saddled with a long list of unresolved foreign policy deals he has yet to close heading into his U.N. visit this coming week. There are challenges with Iran, North Korea, the Afghan Taliban, Israel and the Palestinians — not to mention a number of trade […]
  • Police: Suspect in cop shooting, bike attack captured

    CHICAGO (AP) — A man suspected of shooting and wounding a Chicago police officer on Saturday and of being the bicyclist who shot a woman in broad daylight near downtown days earlier has been captured, police said. Officials announced at a press conference that Michael Blackman, 45, was apprehended following an armed encounter with officers. […]
  • Fifth death linked to storm that walloped Houston area

    BEAUMONT, Texas (AP) — The widespread damage brought to the Houston area by one of the wettest tropical cyclones in U.S. history came into broader view Saturday, as floodwaters receded to reveal the exhausting cleanup effort that lies ahead for many communities and homeowners. Hundreds of homes and other buildings in the region, extending eastward […]
  • Lowell Observatory getting open-deck facility for viewing

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff is close to opening a new open-deck observatory, a movable-roof facility featuring six telescopes for use by researchers and the public. The Arizona Daily Sun reports that the open-deck observatory is getting finishing touches in preparation for an Oct. 5 grand opening. Its six telescopes affixed to […]
  • City to pay Republican National Convention protester $50K

    CLEVELAND (AP) — An attorney for a protester arrested during the 2016 Republican National Convention says Cleveland will pay his client $50,000 to settle a federal civil rights lawsuit. Attorney Subodh (soo-BODE’) Chandra (CHAHN’-druh) says Richard Newburger in July 2016 joined fellow protesters preparing to burn an American flag when Newburger and others were assaulted […]
  • US police assess rise in threat tips after 3 mass killings

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — It had all the makings of a massacre. Six guns, including a Colt AR-15 rifle. About 1,000 rounds of ammunition. A bulletproof vest. And an angry Southern California man who threated to kill his co-workers at a hotel and its guests. But a concerned colleague intervened, alerting authorities who arrested 37-year-old […]
  • Justices’ DC sniper case examines teen murderers’ sentences

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Lee Boyd Malvo, who terrorized the Washington region in 2002 as one-half of a sniper team, is at the center of a case the Supreme Court will hear this fall. But the justices’ eventual ruling probably will mean less for him than for a dozen other inmates who, like the now-34-year-old Malvo, […]
  • Booker could end campaign if fundraising doesn’t pick up

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Lagging in polling and fundraising, Democratic presidential candidate Cory Booker said Saturday he may end his run unless donations from supporters increase quickly. “I don’t believe people should stay in this just to stay in it. You either have a trajectory to win or not, and right now if we […]
  • 25 years later, a new generation gets immersed in ‘Friends’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Friends” is getting old. Its fans have never been younger. As the sitcom about six twentysomethings marks its 25th anniversary on Sunday, it has spawned a devoted youthful viewership, especially among tween and teen girls who weren’t yet born when it went off the air in 2004. In an era when […]
  • Dozens of dead cats found in NY home after eviction

    MONTGOMERY, N.Y. (AP) — Authorities are investigating the deaths of dozens of cats found at an upstate New York home after the former owner was evicted. The Times Herald-Record reports that the remains of 89 cats had been removed from the house in Montgomery as of midday Friday. Montgomery town Police Chief Arnold “Butch” Amthor […]

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