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  • Gun stances of Ohio governor candidates run the gamut

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Want a governor who’s all-in on gun rights? How about one who’s fighting for a complete statewide ban on assault-type weapons? In politically diverse Ohio, voters have their pick of those positions — and just about everything in between — from a crowded field of contenders trying to succeed term-limited Republican […]
  • Islamic State sympathizer pleads guilty in terrorism case

    NEW YORK (AP) — An Albanian man who became a U.S. citizen but carried an Islamic State flag has pleaded guilty to terrorism charges. Sajmir Alimehmeti (SAHZH’-meer ah-lee-meh-MEH’-tee) entered the plea Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to an indictment alleging he provided material support to the group. His trial had been scheduled to begin in […]
  • Police: Officer shot, killed intervening in domestic dispute

    BRANDYWINE, Md. (AP) — An off-duty police officer who answered a neighbor’s request for help in a domestic dispute was shot and killed Wednesday in Maryland, officials said. The suspect in the officer’s shooting was later shot and killed by police after a chase. Prince George’s County police Chief Hank Stawinski said Officer Mujahid Ramzziddin […]
  • Truck hit by GOP train was on tracks after warning

    Witnesses told investigators that a garbage truck hit by a train carrying GOP lawmakers entered the railroad crossing after the safety gates came down.
  • Google’s digital assistant branches out to Nest camera

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Google’s voice-activated assistant is branching out to Nest’s deluxe security camera in an expansion that may amplify the privacy concerns surrounding internet-connected microphones. The virtual assistant is being offered to owners of the Nest Cam IQ in a free update rolling out Wednesday. The move comes just two weeks after Nest […]
  • Jobs, training, free tickets: Casino woos minority community

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In a city where black residents have long felt excluded from the riches that Atlantic City’s casinos generate, a new casino is making a massive effort to engage with the largely minority community in which it will operate. Not only will Hard Rock hire local residents to work at its […]
  • The Latest: Students walk out of HS for tighter gun control

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and guns (all times local): 13:09 p.m. Hundreds of Maryland high school students are ditching class and rallying at the U.S. Capitol in support of stronger gun control. Students chanted “Hey hey NRA you can’t beat the PTA!” and waved signs that said, “Make Our Classrooms […]
  • Got skunks in your home? Don’t use a smoke bomb

    FERNDALE, Mich. (AP) — Authorities say a man destroyed a suburban Detroit home while trying to use a smoke bomb to rid a crawlspace of skunks. The Detroit Free Press reports the man’s attempt sparked a fire Monday that quickly spread from the crawlspace to the first floor. The fire eventually spread through the walls […]
  • Talk show host Williams taking time off for health reasons

    NEW YORK (AP) — Daytime talk show host Wendy Williams says she’s taking three weeks off on doctor’s orders. Williams says that her doctor told her to take the break to deal with her Graves’ Disease and hyperthyroidism. Reruns will air in her absence. Williams told her audience Wednesday that she’s been feeling like there […]
  • White House says US could reach 3 percent growth rate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House’s top economist said Wednesday the U.S. could achieve annual growth rates of 3 percent through the next decade if President Donald Trump’s policies on regulations and infrastructure are enacted. The Council of Economic Advisers released its annual economic report, which praises the effects of the tax cuts and tax […]