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  • Lawmakers to pick successor to disgraced attorney general

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The New York state Legislature was poised to vote for the temporary successor to fill the attorney general’s position Tuesday, two weeks after Eric Schneiderman suddenly resigned amid allegations he physically abused four women he dated. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie announced that the Democrat-controlled Assembly and Republican-led Senate intend to cast […]
  • Man charged with shooting at black teen waives hearing

    ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — A white suburban Detroit homeowner accused of shooting at a black teenager who came to his door to ask for directions will stand trial. Jeffrey Zeigler was bound over Tuesday to circuit court after waiving his preliminary examination on assault with intent to murder and gun charges in the April […]
  • Trump is no longer sure North Korea summit will happen June 12

    President Donald Trump said Tuesday the planned Singapore summit with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un “may not work out for June 12” and is suggesting it could be delayed.
  • The Latest: Man who killed deputy snapped into military mode

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on sentencing for a man in the killing of a South Carolina police officer (all times local): 12:55 p.m. A 47-year-old banking industry worker will spend the rest of his life in prison for killing a police officer during an ambush in South Carolina. Christian McCall pleaded guilty to […]
  • Self-styled prophet sentenced in Utah child-rape case

    CEDAR CITY, Utah (AP) — A self-styled Utah prophet accused of secretly marrying young girls because of his beliefs in polygamy and doomsday was sentenced Tuesday to at least 26 years and up to life in prison after pleading guilty to child rape and abuse charges. Samuel W. Shaffer was charged after police raided a […]
  • Sen. Hatch dismisses talk of becoming Australia ambassador

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. Sen. Orrin Hatch’s staff says the retiring Republican lawmaker has no plans to become the ambassador in Australia despite recent speculation. Hatch spokesman Matt Whitlock said Tuesday in a statement that the 84-year-old senator hasn’t had any conversations about an ambassadorship. Whitlock says Hatch is looking forward to “a […]
  • Man free after 20 years in prison; lawyers say he’s innocent

    ANGOLA, La. (AP) — A Louisiana man is free after spending 20 years in prison for a killing his attorneys say he didn’t commit. “Moments ago, I had the honor of walking Corey Williams out of prison,” attorney Amir Ali said in a tweet Tuesday morning. “He spent the last 20 years there, after being […]
  • Prosecutors seek death penalty in killing of Dallas officer

    DALLAS (AP) — A prosecutor says a man accused of killing a Dallas police officer at a Home Depot store and seriously injuring two others should be sentenced to death. Armando Luis Juarez was indicted Tuesday on capital murder, attempted capital murder and other charges in the April 24 shooting. Dallas County District Attorney Faith […]
  • Navy plebes scramble up greased obelisk to cap first year

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The U.S. Naval Academy’s Class of 2021 has capped its first year quite literally — and messily. Each year, first-year students form a human pyramid around a 21-foot (6-meter) obelisk that has been greased with butter, shortening and oil. Other “plebes” then try to scramble to the top of the pyramid […]
  • The Latest: Zuckerberg tells EU lawmakers ‘I’m sorry’

    BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s meeting with European Union officials (all times local): 6:30 p.m. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is apologizing for the internet giant’s failure to prevent some of the internet tools it has developed from being misused. During a testimony at the European Parliament Zuckerberg said Tuesday that […]