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  • Olympic fatigue may be setting in for NBC; ratings dips

    NEW YORK (AP) — Highlights from media coverage of the Pyeongchang Olympics: RATINGS: Olympic fatigue may be setting in. NBC was set up for a big night on Wednesday, with a broadcast full of exciting, medal-winning performance by Americans and an Alpine skiing competition featuring both Lindsey Vonn and Mikaela Shiffrin . Yet the 16.4 […]
  • Brazilian couple indicted for kidnapping in Texas case

    HOUSTON (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted a Brazilian couple accused of helping their grandson from Texas illegally remain in Brazil after his mother allegedly violated a custody order in a divorce case. Carlos and Jemima Guimaraes were each indicted Wednesday in Houston on two counts — international parental kidnapping and conspiracy. Prosecutors […]
  • Gun control bill OK’d by Oregon; 1st since Florida shooting

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Fueled by anguished voices in the aftermath of the Florida high school shooting, Oregon’s Legislature on Thursday banned people convicted of stalking and domestic violence or under restraining orders from buying or owning firearms and ammunition. The passage of the bill by the state Senate on a 16-13 vote appears to […]
  • Forgot about that joint? Vegas airport lets people dump pot

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — What happens in Vegas really can stay in Vegas. Tourists catching a flight out of Sin City can now dump their leftover legal marijuana in metal containers set up at the airport. The 10 green bins dubbed “amnesty boxes” prevent federal transportation agents from finding pot on passengers during security screenings. […]
  • Judge: Ads can run in Uber, Lyft vehicles in New York City

    NEW YORK (AP) — A judge gave the green light Thursday to a Minnesota company that wants to put advertising in vehicles driven for companies like Uber and Lyft in New York City. U.S. District Judge Ronnie Abrams released her written ruling in the First Amendment case brought by a company that was blocked from […]
  • Church: Cardinal’s ‘nighty-night, baby’ tweet was for sister

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey archbishop raised a few eyebrows when he tweeted “Nighty-night, baby. I love you,” but his spokesman says it was an errant message intended for his sister. Cardinal Joseph Tobin’s spokesman says the leader of the Newark Roman Catholic archdiocese later deleted Wednesday’s tweet because it was being misinterpreted. […]
  • North Korea criticizes UN chief over support for sanctions

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea sharply criticized U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday for supporting sanctions to pressure the country into negotiations with the U.S. on denuclearization, saying he appears to be acting as a “henchman” representing the United States. North Korea’s U.N. Mission stressed in a statement that there would be no nuclear […]
  • Inmate gets 18 more months for running inmate taxi service

    ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a federal inmate in Atlanta has been sentenced to serve an additional year and a half in prison for running a taxi service that ferried escaped inmates to restaurants, hotels and homes. Prosecutors say that from November 2016 to April 2017, 41-year-old Deldrick Jackson and his fiancee, 38-year-old Kelly Bass, […]
  • Indicted Missouri governor had been rising politically

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens, a former Navy SEAL whose victory in his first run for public office made him a rising Republican political figure, was indicted Thursday on a felony invasion of privacy charge stemming from an affair he had in 2015. Greitens has acknowledged an extramarital relationship, but denied […]
  • Charges filed against mother in Minnesota ‘torture’ case

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors in Minneapolis have filed child neglect charges against the mother of mentally disabled twin daughters who were allegedly raped, beaten and held captive by their father for years. Police are still trying to find the 48-year-old mother, who was charged Thursday with three child neglect counts. The 51-year-old father was charged […]