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  • Judge gives prison time to friend of gunman who killed 9

    CINCINNATI (AP) — A friend of a gunman who killed nine people in a shooting rampage in Dayton, Ohio, was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on Thursday on unrelated federal firearms charges. Ethan Kollie, now 25, pleaded guilty in November to lying on a federal firearms form and to possessing a gun while […]
  • Tennessee man gets electric chair for killing fellow inmate

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A convicted murderer was put to death in Tennessee’s electric chair Thursday, becoming the state’s fifth prisoner over 16 months to choose electrocution over the state’s preferred method of lethal injection. Nicholas Sutton, 58, was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. at the Riverbend Maximum Security Institution in Nashville. Asked if he […]
  • Trump celebrates Arizona leaders, touts achievements at Phoenix rally

    Addressing a full house at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, President Donald Trump focused primarily on his first-term record and his GOP allies in Arizona.
  • NFL Saints backed by church in effort to keep emails secret

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An attorney for New Orleans’ Roman Catholic archdiocese Thursday strongly defended the New Orleans Saints’ behind-the-scenes help in dealing with the clergy sex abuse crisis, saying the legal effort to release hundreds of confidential emails between them is aimed at trying to shame those “who had the audacity” to back the […]
  • Pentagon chief visits nuke base to highlight weapon spending

    MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper used his first-ever visit to a nuclear missile field in frigid North Dakota to tout the Trump administration’s multibillion-dollar plan for a top-to-bottom modernization of the nuclear arsenal. The costly project is necessary, he said, to keep up with Russia and outpace China. “Russia […]
  • Takeaways from the Democratic debate

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Six Democratic presidential hopefuls met on the debate stage in Las Vegas, but it was the newcomer, former New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg, who received the most attention, and none of it positive. Here are some key takeaways from the debate. THE $60 BILLION PUNCHING BAG Bloomberg was the object of […]
  • ‘Black in Space’ looks at final frontier of civil rights

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — In 1959, Ronald Erwin McNair walked into a South Carolina library. The 9-year-old aspiring astronaut wanted to check out a calculus book, but a librarian threatened to call the police if he didn’t leave. McNair was black. Years later, McNair was selected to become only the second African American to travel […]
  • AP FACT CHECK: Dems’ sticky health debate; Trump’s rally

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Who’s got the goods on health care policy? That question was an undercurrent in the feisty Democratic presidential debate as rivals stood accused of being lightweights who have done little more than put up Post-it notes or slideshows on the subject. Also in the Las Vegas debate, Mike Bloomberg spoke of coming […]
  • Utah man found in freezer exonerated wife of death with note

    TOOELE, Utah (AP) — A Utah man whose body was found in a freezer exonerated his wife by leaving a typed, notarized note saying she bore no responsibility in his death. The note left by Paul Edward Mathers cleared the late Jeanne Souron-Mathers, although questions remain, authorities said. “I want it known that Jeanne is […]
  • LA man charged with killing ex, prominent family therapist

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles man suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend, a prominent family therapist and the former fiancee of comedian Drew Carey, was charged Wednesday with her murder. Dr. Amie Harwick died over the weekend after Gareth Pursehouse allegedly threw her over the third-floor balcony of her Hollywood Hills apartment, the Los […]
  • California governor seeks to expand involuntary treatment

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom wants to make it easier for the government to force psychiatric treatment for people with mental illness and expand statewide a still-developing test program that allows officials to more easily take control over those deemed unable to care for themselves. In a State of the State address Wednesday […]
  • Racist comment stirs emotion for black Rhode Island lawmaker

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island lawmaker who is accused of calling another black female lawmaker a term that disparages their culture says she’s ready to have a private conversation with her colleague so they can heal and discuss issues that the state’s black and brown communities face. Rep. Anastasia Williams, D-Providence, said last […]
  • Trump arrives in Phoenix for rally at Veterans Memorial Coliseum

    For the first time since Oct. 2018, President Donald Trump is back in Phoenix for a campaign rally at Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum.
  • Judge nixes claim that Bronx Zoo elephant is ‘imprisoned’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Animal rights advocates have lost a bid to get a Bronx Zoo elephant declared to have human-like rights and transferred to a sanctuary, though a judge said the case for sending the pachyderm to a sanctuary was “extremely persuasive.” Bronx Judge Alison Tuitt on Tuesday dismissed the Nonhuman Rights Project’s petition […]
  • NFL free agent Greg Robinson jailed in Texas on pot charge

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — NFL offensive tackle Greg Robinson remained in a West Texas jail without bond Wednesday after federal agents said they found 157 pounds (71.21 kilograms) of marijuana in a rented vehicle in which he and two other people were riding. Robinson, 27, of Thibodeaux, Louisiana, and Jaquan Tyreke Bray, 26, of […]
  • DOJ to investigate wrongful arrest of black man in Oregon

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A federal civil rights investigation will be launched into the 2017 wrongful arrest of an African American man who says he was targeted because he complained about a racially hostile work environment at a Portland, Oregon, towing company. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports that the decision Wednesday by the U.S. Department of Justice […]
  • ‘Medicare for All’ is driving a wedge through labor movement

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates’ plans to provide “Medicare for All” are driving a wedge through the labor movement, pitting union against union and fracturing a powerful constituency as the primary barrels toward heavily organized states. Big labor largely supports a push for universal health coverage, but some unions — particularly those who […]
  • Mom of man slain in home robbery arrested on drug charges

    COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) — Awoman whose son was fatally shot during a home invasion has been arrested after officers found more than $1 million worth ofdrugsin theGeorgiahome. Autumn Lynn Tillery, 37, was arrested Monday on multiple felony drug possession and intent to sell charges, news outlets reported. Tillery’s son Cross Henderson, 21, was fatally shotlast […]
  • Minnesota US Rep. Jim Hagedorn announces he has cancer

    BLUE EARTH, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota freshman Republican Rep. Jim Hagedorn said Wednesday he is being treated for cancer but still plans to run for re-election this year. Hagedorn, 57, released a statement saying he was diagnosed with stage four kidney cancer on Feb. 15, 2019, and has received care and immunotherapy at Mayo Clinic […]
  • Man who went missing at music festival found dead in lake

    WEST BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) — Detectives believe they’ve found the body of a man who went missing during a Florida music festival over the weekend, authorities said. A body suspected to be Matt Eastwood, 34, was spotted Wednesday morning floating in a lake near Sunset Cove Amphitheater in West Boca Raton, the Palm Beach […]

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