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  • 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 […]
  • Panel advances proposal to limit gubernatorial pardon powers

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Responding to an outcry over some of the previous governor’s pardons, a Kentucky legislative panel gave initial approval to a proposal to put limits on the pardon powers of his successors. The measure cleared the Senate State and Local Government Committee on Wednesday. It would amend the state’s Constitution to strip […]
  • Californian will plead guilty in $150 million currency scam

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California man charged with bilking nearly $150 million out of 70,000 investors worldwide through a phony digital currency scheme has agreed to enter a guilty plea to federal charges, it was announced Wednesday. Steven Chen, 62, of Bradbury agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to one count of conspiracy to […]
  • US judge sides with migrants in case against Border Patrol

    PHOENIX (AP) — A U.S. judge in Arizona sided Wednesday with migrants who have long-complained about inhumane and unsanitary conditions in some U.S. Border Patrol facilities in the state. The ruling came weeks after the conclusion of a seven-day trial in which attorneys for migrants who sued in 2015 argued that the agency holds immigrants […]
  • Trump taps loyalist Grenell as nation’s top intel official

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced that Richard Grenell, the U.S. ambassador to Germany, will become acting director of national intelligence, a move that puts a staunch Trump ally in charge of the nation’s 17 spy agencies, which the president has only tepidly embraced. “Rick has represented our Country exceedingly well and I look […]
  • Alabama lawmakers advance bill aimed at transgender athletes

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Transgender students would be required to play sports under their “gender assignment at birth” instead of how they live under a bill approved Wednesday by a committee in the Alabama House of Representatives. The House State Government Committee voted 8-4 for the Gender Is Real Legislative Act, or GIRL Act, by […]
  • Antelope worries prompt lawsuit over Wyoming gas field plan

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Environmental groups are suing over plans for a potentially huge Wyoming gas field they say would endanger antelope in Grand Teton National Park by hindering a migration route between the park and a basin. The Upper Green River Alliance, Western Watersheds Project and the Center for Biological Diversity sued the U.S. […]
  • Jennifer Lawrence to star in Adam McKay comedy for Netflix

    NEW YORK (AP) — Jennifer Lawrence will star in the Adam McKay comedy “Don’t Look Up” for Netflix. The streaming giant on Wednesday announced that it acquired the the project. McKay, who wrote the script, will direct the film about two low-level astronomers who go on a media tour to warn of an approaching asteroid […]
  • Governor makes history by attending gay rights rally

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Gov. Andy Beshear spoke against discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and supported a ban on conversion therapy for LGBTQ youth during a historic appearance at a gay-rights rally Wednesday at Kentucky’s Capitol. Beshear became Kentucky’s first sitting governor to attend a rally staged by the Fairness Campaign in […]
  • Trump picks pardon requests from wealthy pals and GOP donors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — There’s a common thread among the 11 felons who found favor with President Donald Trump this week — all who were pardoned or set free had advocates among the president’s wealthy friends and political allies. In at least some cases, including former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and ’80s junk-bond king Michael Milken, […]
  • As Trump ups attacks on Justice Dept, Barr remains in post

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Even as President Donald Trump renewed his public attacks on the Justice Department on Wednesday, there was little outward worry from either end of Pennsylvania Avenue that Attorney General William Barr would follow through on his private threat to resign over presidential meddling. Barr’s suggestion that he may quit over the president’s […]
  • Missouri man charged in Chinese wife’s death despite no body

    COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — The American husband of a Chinese woman who has been missing since October was charged Wednesday with first-degree murder in her death, even though her body hasn’t been found. Joseph Elledge, of Columbia, Missouri, was charged with first-degree murder in the death of 28-year-old Mengqi Ji, who has been missing since […]
  • Man charged in grisly slaying found unresponsive, treated

    CORUNNA, Mich. (AP) — A man charged in the slaying and mutilation of a man he met through the dating app Grindr was found unresponsive in his Michigan jail cell after not eating, authorities said. Shiawassee County jail officials say Mark Latunski, 50, was treated and taken to the hospital as a precaution after he […]
  • Mormon-owned BYU eases rules on ‘homosexual behavior’

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Brigham Young University in Utah has revised its strict code of conduct to strip a rule that banned any behavior that reflected “homosexual feelings,” which LGBTQ students and their allies felt created an unfair double standard not imposed on heterosexual couples. The university is owned by The Church of Jesus […]
  • Columbus ship replicas sail into Mississippi harbor

    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) — Replicas of Christopher Columbus’ Niña and Pinta have arrived along Mississippi’s Gulf Coast, sailing into a Biloxi harbor as spectators aimed their phones out to the horizon. About a dozen spectators lined a pier Wednesday as the ships arrived. Christopher Columbus sailed across the Atlantic on the Niña on his three […]

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