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  • Kansas boy very lucky to survive knife impaling his face

    KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A 15-year-old Kansas boy got a large knife to the face, and doctors say he’s extremely lucky. Jimmy Russell said her son, Eli Gregg, was playing Thursday evening outside of their home in Redfield, about 90 miles (145 kilometers) south of Kansas City, when she heard him scream. She found […]
  • Nuclear changes, more troops heighten US-Iran tensions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. and Iran edged toward a flashpoint Monday as Tehran announced it was breaking compliance with the accord that keeps it from making nuclear weapons and the Trump administration followed by ordering 1,000 more troops to the Middle East. The Pentagon said the deployment includes security forces and troops for additional […]
  • West Virginia education bill advances as teachers protest

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Republicans in the West Virginia House of Delegates on Monday advanced a sweeping education proposal to allow the state’s first charter schools after a similar Senate bill sparked massive teacher protests at the state Capitol. The measure cleared an early hurdle as lawmakers in the GOP-controlled chamber moved it forward, potentially […]
  • The Latest: Man charged in deadly California fire testifies

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the trial of two men blamed for a deadly California warehouse fire (all times local): 4:50 p.m. One of two men being blamed for a warehouse fire that killed 36 people in the San Francisco Bay Area two years ago denied being involved in organizing a concert the […]
  • APNewsBreak: Ex-judge with anti-abortion ties named to panel

    JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson appointed a former judge who has supported an anti-abortion pregnancy center — and been disciplined for publicly doing so — to an administrative panel that could handle a licensing dispute with the state’s only abortion clinic.  The Missouri Supreme Court in 2015 reprimanded former Macon County […]
  • The Latest: Arizona governor calls police video ‘disturbing’

    PHOENIX (AP) — The Latest on Phoenix police pointing guns at a couple during a shoplifting investigation (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey says a video showing Phoenix police aiming guns and yelling profanities at a man and a pregnant woman holding a baby is disturbing and unacceptable. But the Republican governor […]
  • Florida effort to block election hacking gets extra $2M

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida’s county elections departments will retain $2.3 million in unspent grant money aimed at stopping cyber-attacks on the state’s voting system, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced Monday. DeSantis announced the unspent money is left over from a $19 million federal grant given last year to combat potential attacks on the Florida’s voting […]
  • US restores some aid to El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration said Monday it is easing previously announced cuts in hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to the Central American nations of El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala but will not allow new funding until those countries do more to reduce migrant flows to the United States. The State Department […]
  • Explosion levels New Jersey home, injuring lone occupant

    RIDGEFIELD, N.J. (AP) — An explosion leveled a home in New Jersey on Monday, injuring the lone occupant, who was pulled from the burning rubble by an off-duty police officer and first responders. Heavy flames and a large plume of smoke rose from the two-story home, which quickly crumbled to the ground after the morning […]
  • Topeka police sorry for Father’s Day tweet in poor taste

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Topeka police have apologized for a Father’s Day tweet that encouraged people to turn in dads who have outstanding warrants. The Kansas City Star reports that the tweet sent Sunday says, in part: “Want to give him a Father’s Day he’ll never forget? Call TPD and we’ll help your family make […]
  • Minnesota governor to hand over power during knee surgery

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz will temporarily transfer his powers and duties to Lt. Gov. Peggy Flanagan while he undergoes knee surgery Thursday. Walz’s office says he will be under general anesthetic while doctors repair a torn meniscus in his left knee — a common injury among runners. As required by […]
  • Harvard pulls Parkland grad’s admission over racist comments

    BOSTON (AP) — A Parkland school shooting survivor says Harvard University revoked his acceptance over racist comments he made online and in text messages about two years ago. Kyle Kashuv says the Ivy League school asked him in May to explain the comments he made months before the February 2018 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas […]
  • Inmate fatally stabbed at state prison in south Alabama

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — One prison inmate was stabbed to death by another over the weekend, state officials said Monday in Alabama, where high rates of prison violence have recently been criticized by the U.S. Justice Department. Alabama Department of Corrections spokesman Bob Horton said in a news release that 29-year-old Jeremy Reshad Bailey was […]
  • Weather Service confirms 9 tornadoes in central Indiana

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The National Weather Service says at least nine tornadoes struck Indiana, damaging a school and other buildings and downing trees. It says three EF2 tornadoes with winds up to 130 mph (210 kph) struck Greene, Monroe and Rush counties during Saturday’s outbreak and an EF-1 tornado with winds reaching 100 mph (160 […]
  • Lawyers ask board to spare condemned Georgia man’s life

    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia man scheduled for execution this week didn’t cause the slaying for which he was condemned and should not be put to death, his lawyers argue. Marion Wilson Jr., 42, is set to die Thursday. He and Robert Earl Butts Jr. were convicted of murder in the March 1996 slaying of […]
  • ‘Emanuel’ explores life after tragic church shooting

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Pinckney was hiding under a desk holding the mouth of her then-6-year-old daughter when Dylann Roof fired more than 70 shots in Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina, killing nine black worshippers. The new documentary, “Emanuel,” explores life after the tragic shooting on June 17, 2015, as family […]
  • South Carolina man charged with branding sharks like cattle

    AWENDAW, S.C. (AP) — A man has been charged with branding sharks like cattle off the South Carolina coast. News outlets cite South Carolina Natural Resources officials who say a 56-year-old Awendaw man was charged with illegal tagging of a saltwater fish last week. The misdemeanor can net a fine of up to $200. Officials […]
  • The Latest: Woman rescued from home smashed by a mudslide

    TAYLORSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on damage caused by heavy rains in Kentucky: (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Officials say a 90-year-old woman has been rescued from a Kentucky home that was smashed by a mudslide amid heavy rains. Stanton Fire Department Assistant Chief Eddie Barnes said emergency workers arrived at the two-story home […]
  • 4 seek victim status to review Carnival pollution settlement

    MIAMI (AP) — Four people who say they were harmed by pollution from Carnival Corp. cruise ships are seeking status as victims with rights to review a recent settlement. Three Alaskans and one Bahamian have asked the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to grant them status under the federal Crime Victims’ Rights Act. A […]
  • Businesses, watching economy, play it safe with hiring

    NEW YORK (AP) — Small business owners, their eye on the economy, are playing it even safer when it comes to hiring. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce-MetLife survey released last week found that 28% of small businesses plan to increase their staffs in the next year, down slightly from 29% in the first quarter. The […]

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