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  • Kaye Ballard, boisterous singer and actress, dies at 93

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A friend says that actress Kaye Ballard, co-star of the TV series “The Mothers-in-Law,” has died. She was 93. The friend, Marguerite Gordon, says Ballard died Monday night at her home in Rancho Mirage, California. Ballard had been fighting kidney cancer, Gordon said Tuesday. A boisterous comedian and singer as well […]
  • Lawyers: Immigrant kids’ detention is prolonged, unexplained

    ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Immigrant advocates say they are suing the U.S. government for allegedly detaining immigrant children too long and improperly refusing to release them to relatives. Lawyers said Tuesday they expanded a lawsuit filed last year in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, to propose including the cases of more than 10,000 children. Attorney […]
  • 6 remain missing after Black Sea ship fire

    MOSCOW (AP) — Ambulance crews on the Crimean Peninsula transported a dozen survivors of a ship fire to hospitals on Tuesday while six of their crewmates have remained missing in the Black Sea. At least 14 sailors died in the tragedy. Two Tanzanian-flagged tankers caught fire Monday while liquefied petroleum gas was being pumped from […]
  • Psychotherapist challenges Maryland’s conversion therapy ban

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Virginia-based psychotherapist is suing to overturn Maryland’s ban on conversion therapy for minors, saying it prevents him from taking clients with an “unwanted same-sex attraction.” The Baltimore Sun reports Christopher Doyle filed a federal lawsuit Friday, arguing the ban adopted last year violates his rights, as well as clients’ rights […]
  • FBI: Officer fatally shoots man wanted for armed robbery

    ATLANTA (AP) — The FBI says an officer shot and killed a man wanted on an armed robbery charge in Atlanta. Atlanta police spokesman Officer Jarius Daugherty says that the officer was serving a warrant Tuesday morning as part of a federal task force at an apartment complex. News outlets report the FBI had information […]
  • Questions remain around doctors for incapacitated woman

    PHOENIX (AP) — It’s unclear if two doctors who cared for an incapacitated Arizona woman who gave birth as a result of a sexual assault could face any criminal fallout. Phoenix police spokesman Tommy Thompson said Tuesday that he had no details about the doctors and would not say if they were being investigated as […]
  • Cuaron, Dafoe, Spike Lee react to their Oscar nominations

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Reaction from selected nominees for the 91st annual Academy Awards, announced Tuesday in Beverly Hills, California: ___ — “Cinema needs the opportunity to be diverse. What mainstream cinema and the theatrical experience has lacked in general is diversity. And I’m talking about diversity in terms of stories and characters and ways […]
  • The Latest: Pelosi says reopen government, then we’ll talk

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 2:10 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi calls President Donald Trump’s offer to provide some deportation protections for immigrants along with for his $5.7 billion demand for the border wall with Mexico a “nonstarter.” Pelosi told reporters Tuesday that […]
  • Miami prosecutor probing MLK traffic incident as hate crime

    MIAMI (AP) — Miami prosecutors are investigating as a possible hate crime a traffic incident involving a gun-wielding white man and a group of black bicyclists on Martin Luther King Day. State Attorney Katherine Fernandez Rundle said in a news release Tuesday that she has ordered her hate crimes chief to look into Monday’s confrontation. […]
  • Ex-University of Okla. students apologize for racist video

    NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — The University of Oklahoma released public apologies Tuesday from two former students who were involved in a video in which one of the women wore black face paint and used a racial epithet. The school said the written apologies, in which both women said they never intended to hurt anyone, were […]