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  • Oklahoma man gets no-parole life sentence for killing deputy

    GUTHRIE, Okla. (AP) — A man who narrowly avoided the death penalty for the shooting death of an Oklahoma sheriff’s deputy has been formally sentenced to life in prison without parole. A judge on Friday sentenced Nathan LeForce to life in prison without parole for the 2017 killing of Logan County Deputy David Wade, who […]
  • Former Charlie Rose makeup artist sues, alleging harassment

    NEW YORK (AP) — The former chief makeup artist at Charlie Rose’s interview show is suing him, saying the disgraced television journalist ran a “toxic work environment” for women. Gina Riggi said in her harassment lawsuit filed Thursday that she worked for 22 years for Rose and Bloomberg, the company where his Manhattan studio was […]
  • Goodbye, Three Mile Island: Remaining reactor shuts down

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The money-losing Three Mile Island, the 1979 site of the United States’ worst commercial nuclear power accident, was shut down Friday by its energy giant owner. The end of the 45-year electricity-producing career of Three Mile Island Unit 1 came after Chicago-based Exelon Corp. tried and failed to get financial aid […]
  • Storm-scarred Texas coast picks up after lmelda’s deluge

    HOUSTON (AP) — Kids were still in classrooms as roads around them became rivers. Drivers warned to stay off highways wound up abandoning their submerged cars. Thousands of people called 911, but rescue crews found many weren’t in real danger. Waters from Tropical Storm Imelda began to recede Friday, but not before grinding life to […]
  • Gulf Coast seafood biz slammed by freshwater from floods

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Fresh water from Midwestern floods has killed oysters along the coasts of three states and cost Mississippi half of its blue crabs. Water that came through a Louisiana spillway killed 95% of the oysters in Mississippi’s share of the Mississippi Sound and fed toxic algae blooms that closed the state’s beaches, […]
  • Court denies release for Manson follower Leslie Van Houten

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California appeals court on Friday denied the latest parole bid by Charles Manson follower Leslie Van Houten. Two of the three appellate judges upheld former Gov. Jerry Brown’s decision to block her parole last year. She is serving a life sentence for helping Manson and others kill Los Angeles grocer […]
  • History buff finds ships that sank in 1878 in Lake Michigan

    DETROIT (AP) — A diver and maritime history buff has found two schooners that collided and sank into the cold depths of northern Lake Michigan more than 140 years ago. Bernie Hellstrom, of Boyne City, Michigan, said he was looking for shipwrecks about 10 years ago when a depth sounder on his boat noted a […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Auto union strike is latest worry in Flint, GM’s birthplace FLINT, Mich. (AP) — The city of Flint, Michigan, has been on an economic roller-coaster ride for more than a century as the birthplace of General Motors. Now, “Vehicle City” is steeling again for economic impact as a workers’ strike against the automaker closes […]
  • Trudeau’s support holds after apology for wearing brownface

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau acknowledged Friday that he let down his supporters — and all Canadians of color — by appearing years ago in brownface and blackface. Yet the scandal’s fallout may be limited in a country without the harsh and still-divisive racial history of the neighboring United States. “I hurt […]
  • Warren’s momentum spurs new attacks from 2020 rivals

    Elizabeth Warren has enjoyed a heady summer of massive crowds and endless selfie lines as she steadily climbs in Democratic presidential primary polls. With the apparent success comes a new reality: She’s now a prime target for rivals and their supporters. Some of the offensives are direct, with Pete Buttigieg hammering her this week as […]
  • South Dakota marijuana backers push 2 ballot measures

    Supporters of legalizing marijuana in South Dakota have been thwarted at nearly every turn, including an effort to become the 48th state to approve industrial hemp. But backers are doubling down on this year’s election. Volunteers are gathering signatures for two initiated ballot measures. One asks voters to approve medical marijuana and the other seeks […]
  • Judge: Trump must give deposition in protesters’ lawsuit

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York judge Friday ordered President Donald Trump to give a videotaped deposition in a lawsuit filed by protesters who claim they were roughed up outside Trump Tower in 2015. State Supreme Court Judge Doris Gonzalez of the Bronx denied Trump’s effort to quash the subpoena, ordering him to videotape […]
  • Sheriff: 1 officer dead, 1 injured in Louisiana shooting

    MANDEVILLE, La. (AP) — One police officer was fatally shot and another wounded Friday after a vehicle chase north of New Orleans, authorities said. Mandeville Police Chief Gerald Sticker confirmed one officer’s death and the other’s injury from gunfire in his community on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain, near U.S. 190 and Louisiana Highway […]
  • Alabama gov begins treatment for cancerous spot on her lung

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey underwent a scheduled outpatient procedure on Friday as she gets set for specialized radiation treatment for cancer, her office said. Ivy announced Thursday that doctors had discovered a malignant spot on her lung. She described the cancer as having been caught early and said it would not […]
  • Timeline: Tracking the whistleblower, Trump and Ukraine

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There are many unanswered questions about a whistleblower’s complaint that reportedly says President Donald Trump’s made an inappropriate, even alarming “promise” involving Ukraine. For starters, it’s not publicly known who the whistleblower is or what he or she is specifically alleging. But there has been a flurry of recent disclosures related to […]
  • SUV drives through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

    SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (AP) — A man drove an SUV into a suburban Chicago mall on Friday, sending frightened shoppers scurrying and plowing over a kiosk before he crashed into a clothing store and was arrested. Video posted on social media shows the black Chevy Trailblazer driving through the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg around 2:30 p.m. […]
  • Feds: Virginia man facing weapons charges is a neo-Nazi

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A northern Virginia man arrested this week on gun charges is a neo-Nazi who has bragged about committing racially motivated violence, authorities said Friday. At a detention hearing in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, FBI agent Shawn Matthews testified that Andrew Thomasberg, 21, joined Atomwaffen, a group that advocates racial holy […]
  • Prosecution fines rescinded in Mexican church leader case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles judge rescinded sanctions Friday against two prosecutors whom she said had failed give defense lawyers evidence in a case against a Mexican megachurch leader charged with child rape and human trafficking. Reconsidering at the request of the California attorney general’s office, Superior Court Judge Teresa Sullivan on Friday […]
  • The Latest: 5 tourists still critical after deadly bus crash

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Latest on a tour bus crash near a national park in Utah that killed at least 4 (all times local): 7:45 p.m. Five people remain in critical condition after a bus crash that killed four Chinese tourists and injured dozens more near a national park in Utah. Utah Highway […]
  • Prosecutors say key witness lied in motorcycle gang trial

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge in Las Vegas to throw out the testimony of a key witness in a federal racketeering trial after they say he lied on the witness stand. The trial stems from a 2011 shootout that killed a rival Hells Angels leader in a northern Nevada casino. Prosecutors […]

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