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High school freshman collapses at football practice and dies |Aug 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A 14-year-old boy collapsed during a football practice held on a hot, humid Tuesday morning at a private high school and later died, police and school officials said.Dominick Bess was headed into his freshman year at Mount Saint...

Family of Chinese scholar abducted in Illinois to speak |Aug 22, 2017

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) The parents of a Chinese woman who was abducted while studying at the University of Illinois plan to speak for the first time since an arrest was made.Investigators have said they believe 26-year-old Yingying Zhang is dead,...

Another Jamaican lottery scam suspect scheduled for trial |Aug 22, 2017

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) Another defendant in a Jamaican lottery scam authorities say bilked 90 mostly elderly Americans out of $5.7 million has been scheduled for trial.Gregory Gooden was arrested in Jamaica in June and pleaded not guilty in...

North Carolina deputy kills domestic violence suspect |Aug 22, 2017

MORGANTON, N.C. (AP) A sheriff's deputy in North Carolina has shot and killed a man who pointed a gun at the officer.Burke County Sheriff Steve Whisenant told reporters an officer had responded to a domestic dispute between a man and woman in...

Jury selection underway for Chicago officer in 2013 shooting |Aug 22, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) Jury selection is underway for the federal trial of a Chicago police officer accused of firing into a car full of teenagers, wounding two of them, in 2013.Marco Proano is charged with civil rights violations for using unreasonable...

Judge in trial of scalded boy's dad denies mistrial request |Aug 22, 2017

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) The father of a 4-year-old Ohio boy who died after the boy's stepmother put him in a scalding bath has been denied a motion for a third mistrial.The Hamilton-Middletown Journal-News reports a Warren County judge ruled Tuesday...

The Latest: Minnesota mom of slain girl says family grieving |Aug 22, 2017

THEODOSIA, Mo. (AP) The Latest on a 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found in rural Missouri (all times local):5 p.m.The adoptive mother of an autistic 16-year-old girl whose burned remains were found on the rural Missouri property of...

Missouri woman charged with killing biological daughter |Aug 22, 2017

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) A Missouri woman was charged Tuesday with killing the autistic teenage daughter she gave up for adoption as a baby, weeks after the girl's remains were found in a burn pit on her remote property and months after the girl...

Amber Alert issued for missing Santa Maria boy |Aug 22, 2017

SANTA MARIA, Calif. (AP) California authorities are searching for a 9-year-old boy who is missing since a fatal shooting in the city of Santa Maria.Santa Maria police issued an Amber Alert early Tuesday for Daniel Morozov, who is described as...

Auto theft suspect arrested after stopping to watch eclipse |Aug 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Authorities in Florida say an auto theft suspect who wanted to watch the moon blot out the sun instead has a blot on his record.The Orange County Sheriff's Office said on its Facebook page that Jocsan Rosado was arrested...

Steps taken to improve horse safety after 17 deaths NY track |Aug 22, 2017

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. (AP) Additional safety measures are being implemented at Saratoga Race Course after the deaths of 17 horses on the grounds so far this year.The New York state Gaming Commission announced Monday the enhanced measures...

Sheriff: 4 killed in NC were playing cards when shot |Aug 22, 2017

ENFIELD, N.C. (AP) Authorities say four elderly North Carolina people found dead after an apparent home invasion were shot while playing cards.News outlets quote Halifax County Sheriff Wes Tripp as saying the two married couples had been...

Report: Iran says Twitter ready to talk on unblocking site |Aug 22, 2017

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) Iran's new telecommunications minister says Twitter is ready to talk about unblocking access to the microblogging site.The state-owned IRAN newspaper quoted Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi on Tuesday as saying Twitter has...

Closed proceeding interrupts Menendez jury selection |Aug 22, 2017

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) A closed court proceeding interrupted jury selection Tuesday in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, with attorneys for the New Jersey Democrat later saying he pleaded not guilty to a superseding indictment that was...

Head knocked off Confederate soldier statue in Ohio cemetery |Aug 22, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Police say a Confederate soldier statue at a cemetery in Ohio has been damaged by vandals who took its head.Columbus police say vandals appear to have climbed on an arched memorial at Camp Chase Confederate Cemetery and...

Morgan Freeman to receive SAG Life Achievement Award in 2018 |Aug 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Morgan Freeman will receive the SAG Life Achievement Award at next year's Screen Actors Guild Awards ceremony.The actors union announced Tuesday that Freeman will accept its highest honor on Jan. 21, 2018.The 80-year-old...

California pollution permits sell at highest price ever |Aug 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California companies showed strong demand for permits to emit greenhouse gases in the first quarterly auction since lawmakers extended the state's signature program to address climate change.Cap and trade auction results...

Dudamel tour of US cancelled amid feud with Venezuela govt |Aug 22, 2017

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) A four-city U.S. tour by classical music maestro Gustavo Dudamel is being cancelled following President Nicolas Maduro's complaints about the Venezuela-born conductor's criticism of the government's crackdown on...

Advocates balk at stay-on-street rule to qualify for shelter |Aug 22, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Advocates for homeless families in Massachusetts are pushing legislation that would remove a state requirement that they spend at least one night on the streets before being eligible for emergency shelter.The Massachusetts Joint...

CA Lottery |Aug 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ These California lotteries were drawn Tuesday:Daily 3 Midday0-8-9(zero, eight, nine)Mega MillionsEstimated jackpot: $25 millionPowerballEstimated jackpot: $650 million

FBI offers reward for help solving 25-year-old murder case |Aug 22, 2017

LA SALLE, Ill. (AP) Authorities sought the public's health Tuesday in solving the slaying of an Iowa college student who was abducted 25 years ago in Illinois and found dead in Missouri.Illinois State Police and the FBI issued the appeal a day...

Doctors split over mental state of accused California gunman |Aug 22, 2017

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) Doctors are split on whether a man charged with randomly gunning down three people on the streets of downtown Fresno earlier this year is mentally fit to stand trial.A second of three doctors on Tuesday found that...

APNewsBreak: Utah to obey order for DEA drug database search |Aug 22, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Utah will obey a court order to let the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration search a prescription-drug database without a warrant, despite a state law designed to protect patient privacy.The state disagrees with the ruling...

Man arrested in hit and run that killed Sacramento teen |Aug 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a man was arrested on suspicion of a hit-and-run that killed a Sacramento teenager riding his bicycle.The California Highway Patrol tells KCRA-TV (http://bit.ly/2xpM6fS ) that Dexter Laron Glover Jr. was...

Markets Right Now: Tech, banks lead US stock indexes higher |Aug 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.Stocks bounced higher on Wall Street, led by gains in big tech companies, health care and banks.Google parent Alphabet jumped 2 percent, Vertex...

Amish woman, baby among 4 hurt when car struck buggy in Ohio |Aug 22, 2017

FREDERICKTOWN, Ohio (AP) Authorities say an Amish woman was critically injured and three other people were hurt when a car struck a horse-drawn buggy in rural Ohio.The four injured also included a baby.State Highway Patrol says the crash...

Governor claims 7,600 Maine residents fought for Confederacy |Aug 22, 2017

LEWISTON, Maine (AP) Republican Gov. Paul LePage says 7,600 residents of Maine fought for the Confederacy during the Civil War, a claim that is drawing consternation among historians.The self-described "history buff" made the claim Tuesday on...

9 reputed gang members charged in New York City crackdown |Aug 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) New York City prosecutors have charged nine reputed gang members with murder, weapons and other charges in seven shootings that left one person dead and 13 injured.Prosecutors say the Loot Gang used private Facebook messages and...

Suspect in officers' killings made threats on Facebook Live |Aug 22, 2017

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Authorities in central Florida issued a warning last month about a man who appeared in a Facebook live video threatening to kill police officers and that same man was arrested last week in the deaths of two officers.A memo...

Backlash to lawmaker's Trump assassination comment continues |Aug 22, 2017

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Backlash continues after a Missouri state lawmaker temporarily posted a comment on Facebook in which she expressed hope that President Donald Trump would be assassinated.Republican Lt. Gov. Mike Parson sent a letter to...

How a dangerous Takata air bag made its way into a used car |Aug 22, 2017

DETROIT (AP) A dangerous Takata air bag should have been recalled before going from a wrecked car to a salvage yard, eventually ending up in a 2002 Honda Accord and nearly killing a Las Vegas woman, a lawsuit alleges.The Accord had been fixed...

The Latest: Utility CEO who left meeting had kidney stones |Aug 22, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) The Latest on two utilities' decision to abandon construction on a nuclear project in South Carolina (all times local):2:30 p.m.The chief executive of a South Carolina utility who left a Senate meeting in severe pain before...

The Latest: University barricades Confederate statue |Aug 22, 2017

The Latest on efforts to remove Confederate monuments and the nationwide fallout from a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia (all times local):___1:30 p.m.North Carolina's flagship university has put metal barriers around a...

Cited street poet gets settlement from city of Palm Springs |Aug 22, 2017

PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) A street poet ticketed for loitering in Palm Springs has received a $30,000 settlement and a pledge by the city to affirm rights of street performers.Amy Marschak's lawsuit targeted laws intended to keep panhandlers...

California officials say county should handle judge's recall |Aug 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Campaign leaders seeking to recall a California judge for his handling of a sexual assault case say state elections officials are siding with them in a legal dispute over the ballot.They said Tuesday that the California...

Man, woman die in early morning fire at southern Ohio home |Aug 22, 2017

BETHEL, Ohio (AP) Fire officials say two adults died in an early morning blaze at a southern Ohio home.The fire broke out before 3 a.m. Tuesday at a house in the village of Bethel, about 25 miles (40 kilometers) southeast of...

Political football: Patriots gave Trump a Super Bowl ring |Aug 22, 2017

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) President Donald Trump has a Super Bowl ring just like Vladimir Putin.The New England Patriots said Tuesday that owner Robert Kraft gave the diamond-encrusted ring to Trump. The sitting president usually receives gifts...

Critics: Pardon would nix chance to hold Arpaio accountable |Aug 22, 2017

PHOENIX (AP) Former Sheriff Joe Arpaio's critics say a pardon for the retired lawman would remove the last chance to call him into account for a litany of misconduct during his 24 years as metro Phoenix's top law enforcer.President Donald Trump...

Priest takes leave after disclosing past in the Ku Klux Klan |Aug 22, 2017

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) A Virginia priest is taking a leave of absence after disclosing he once was a member of the Ku Klux Klan.Father William Aitcheson, a priest in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Arlington, wrote about his past Klan affiliation...

California officials say county should handle judge's recall |Aug 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Campaign leaders seeking to recall a California judge for his handling of a sexual assault case say state elections officials are siding with them in a legal dispute over the ballot.They said Tuesday that the California...

Shark attack on seal at crowded beach caught on video |Aug 22, 2017

ORLEANS, Mass. (AP) A shark attack on a seal at a Cape Cod beach sent beachgoers scrambling, and surfers a few yards away had to frantically swim to shore.No people were hurt during Monday afternoon's attack at Nauset Beach, which came as the...

To E or not to E _ USC didn't in spelling Shakespeare's name |Aug 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Visitors to the University of Southern California might be muttering, "What fools these mortals be," as they stroll past a statue of the legendary queen of Troy and notice William Shakespeare's name seemingly misspelled at the...

It goes to 11: Florida lab sets new magnet strength record |Aug 22, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Engineers at a lab in Florida have been working quietly for the last two and a half years on building the most powerful magnet in the world.And on Monday, they succeeded. The National High Magnetic Field Laboratory ...

LA sheriff's sergeant accused of groping female deputy |Aug 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles County sheriff's sergeant has been charged with sexually assaulting a deputy he supervised after telling her that she "owed him" for approving her time off-requests, officials said Monday.Sgt. Michael Spina was...

Minnesota man sentenced for bias hatchet attack on black man |Aug 22, 2017

ELK RIVER, Minn. (AP) A white Minnesota man has been sentenced to two years in prison for a hatchet attack on a black man.Fifty-one-year-old Daniel Volkers of St. Cloud was sentenced Monday after pleading guilty to second-degree assault with a...

Eclipse of the heart: SC lawmaker engaged during totality |Aug 22, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) How do you top the celestial event of a lifetime? By getting engaged, totally.That's what one South Carolina lawmaker did during Monday's total solar eclipse. State Rep. Micah Caskey, 36, told The Associated Press that he...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game |Aug 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were:0-8-9(zero, eight, nine)

32 letters filed in support of prof charged in Chicago death |Aug 22, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) More than 30 colleagues and friends of a former Northwestern University professor charged in the stabbing death of a 26-year-old man have written letters to a court in support of him.The Chicago Sun-Times reports that 32 letters...

Should Boston rename famous meeting hall with slave ties? |Aug 22, 2017

BOSTON (AP) An advocacy group is calling for the renaming of Boston's historic Faneuil Hall because its namesake had ties to slavery.The meeting house built in 1742 is where Samuel Adams and other American colonists made some of the earliest...

North Carolina county commissioner calls slaves 'workers' |Aug 22, 2017

GRAHAM, N.C. (AP) A North Carolina county commissioner referred to slaves as "workers" during a discussion on removing a Confederate statue.The Times-News of Burlington reports Alamance County Commissioner Tim Sutton made the comments during an...