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South Carolina man indicted for threats against Obama, Trump |Feb 22, 2017

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) A South Carolina man has been charged with threatening then-President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump last year.The U.S. Attorney's Office announced Tuesday that a federal grand jury had indicted 30-year-old...

Utah town struggles after teens charged in girl's shooting |Feb 22, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Residents of a small town in northern Utah struggled to comprehend Wednesday why two teenage boys plotted to rob and kill a 14-year-old girl before shooting her in the head and leaving her critically wounded in a ditch,...

Judge blocks California law on posting actors' ages |Feb 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A California law that restricts a popular Hollywood website from posting actors' ages raises First Amendment concerns and does not appear likely to combat age discrimination in the entertainment industry in any meaningful...

The Latest: Wettest Reno ever half way into water season |Feb 22, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) The Latest on conditions in northern Nevada after a winter storm brought snow to the mountains and valleys around Reno (all times local):5:55 p.m.The series of winter storms that have battered the Sierra Nevada with record snow...

Republican US senator: I'm open to subpoena of Trump's taxes |Feb 22, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) U.S. Sen. Susan Collins said on Wednesday she's open to using a subpoena to investigate President Donald Trump's tax returns for potential connections to Russia.Collins, a Republican who has served as a U.S. senator from...

Tesla swings to lost in 4Q, says Model 3 on target |Feb 22, 2017

DETROIT (AP) Unable to string together profitable quarters, electric car and solar cell maker Tesla Inc. reported a loss for the last three months of 2016.Tesla posted its first profit in three years in last year's third quarter and had...

Eduardo Nunez set for regular role at third for Giants |Feb 22, 2017

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) Eduardo Nunez finally got a chance to play regularly last season and made the most of it.Nunez had career highs with 141 games, 553 at-bats, 159 hits, 16 home runs, 40 stolen bases and 67 RBIs. After five years in...

Sleeping kids unhurt when car crashes into La Puente bedroom |Feb 22, 2017

LA PUENTE, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles County authorities say two children escaped injury when a car crashed into the bedroom where they were sleeping.Sheriff's officials say the driver ran from the scene following the violent crash around 2 a.m....

American Airlines resolves computer troubles in Philadelphia |Feb 22, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) American Airlines says its computers are again working at Philadelphia International Airport and the airline has also lifted a ground stop that kept its flights from heading to the city for hours.American spokeswoman Katie...

Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camp |Feb 22, 2017

CANNON BALL, N.D. (AP) Police begin arresting Dakota Access pipeline protesters for failing to meet deadline to leave North Dakota camp.

Mexican woman tied to Kansas gun killing deported |Feb 22, 2017

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) A Mexican woman who tried to hide a gun her boyfriend used to fatally shoot a Kansas teenager has been deported, the government said Wednesday.Azucena Garcia-Ferniza, a 22-year-old immigrant who had been living in Salina, was...

Janelle Monae shines as both her films get Oscar nods |Feb 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The journey from pop star to serious thespian is littered with casualties. For every Justin Timberlake, there are big-name hitmakers whose movie careers have stalled with dubious and disappointing results.Which is just one reason...

Northern California couple charged with murder of toddler |Feb 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) A man and a woman in Northern California have been charged with murder in the death of a toddler.The Sacramento Bee reports (http://bit.ly/2m7GzJ0 ) that Sacramento County Child Protective Services says the nearly...

Punitive damages allowed in farmer lawsuit against Syngenta |Feb 22, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minnesota judge will let some farmers seek punitive damages against the Syngenta seed company for selling genetically modified corn seeds before China approved imports of crops grown from them.In an order unsealed Tuesday,...

Man fleeing traffic stop struck, killed by sheriff's truck |Feb 22, 2017

COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) The Georgia State Patrol says a man fleeing a traffic stop was struck and killed by a west Georgia sheriff who wasn't part of any police pursuit.Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley and his wife were returning home from an...

Minnesota man gets 2 year sentence for lying in terror case |Feb 22, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) A Minnesota man has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for lying to the FBI about his contact with a terror suspect linked to the Somali militant group al-Shabab.Thirty-four-year-old Mahdi Hussein Furreh pleaded...

Study: Technology trouble dents car and truck reliability |Feb 22, 2017

DETROIT (AP) If you're having issues with your car's technology, you're not alone.Technology glitches including Bluetooth phone pairing and misunderstood voice commands put a dent in car and truck reliability scores in a major survey of...

Patriots coach named as possible witness at Hernandez trial |Feb 22, 2017

BOSTON (AP) New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick (BEHL'-ih-chik) has been added to a list of people who could be called to testify at the double murder trial of former player Aaron Hernandez.Belichick's name appeared on a list of...

Anorexic, bulimic woman who fought force-feeding dies at 30 |Feb 22, 2017

MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) An anorexic and bulimic New Jersey woman who petitioned a court to refuse force-feeding has died three months after a judge granted her request.Her court-appointed lawyer, Edward D'Alessandro Jr., told the Daily Record of...

UConn moves forward with plans for new athletic fields |Feb 22, 2017

STORRS, Conn. (AP) The University of Connecticut's Board of Trustees on Wednesday approved spending $4.75 million to design its "Athletic District," which will include new stadiums for soccer, baseball and softball.The project, which school...

19-year-old woman drowns at Sonoma County beach |Feb 22, 2017

BODEGA BAY, Calif. (AP) Sonoma County authorities are reminding residents to stay off beaches during rough waters, saying a presumed drowning that occurred Monday could have been totally preventable.The Santa Rosa Press Democrat reports...

Suspect in killing of T-Pain's niece is found dead |Feb 22, 2017

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) Authorities say the man suspected of killing rapper and record-producer T-Pain's niece has been found dead from an apparent suicide.Tallahassee police reported Tuesday night that they found the body of 25-year-old Tavon...

Markets Right Now: Stocks end mostly lower, Dow edges higher |Feb 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The latest on developments in financial markets (All times local):4:00 p.m.U.S. stocks are ending mostly lower, led by drops in energy companies which fell along with the price of crude oil.The Dow Jones industrials bucked the...

Sheriff: Naked man in tree says he was looking for dog |Feb 22, 2017

BLUE SPRINGS, Miss. (AP) A Mississippi sheriff says a naked man has been rescued from a tree, where he was hanging head-down from a cable.Union County Sheriff Jimmy Edwards says Shawn Treadaway told a deputy he'd climbed the tree while looking...

LePage asks Trump 'to make Maine woods great again' |Feb 22, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Maine's governor has asked Republican President Donald Trump to undo Democratic former President Barack Obama's designation of a national monument.Republican Gov. Paul LePage asked Trump to take the unprecedented step of...

Experts: Science behind 'abortion reversal' is flawed |Feb 22, 2017

CHICAGO (AP) Lawmakers in several states are considering requirements for doctors to inform women seeking medical abortions about an unproven procedure called "abortion reversal."Doctors' groups oppose the bills because of flawed science and...

High court ruling limits international reach of patent laws |Feb 22, 2017

WASHINGTON (AP) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with California-based Life Technologies Corp. in a patent infringement case that limits the international reach of U.S. patent laws.The justices ruled unanimously that the company's shipment...

Yonkers woman pleads guilty to stealing $1M from ex-employer |Feb 22, 2017

MAMARONECK, N.Y. (AP) A former office assistant for a New York business has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $1 million from her employer.The Journal News reports (http://lohud.us/2m7j2YD ) that 60-year-old Joann Perrino, of Yonkers, made...

College Board to boost SAT security to combat cheating |Feb 22, 2017

PITTSBURGH (AP) The firm that owns the SAT college entrance exam is boosting security worldwide following test-stealing and other cheating in recent years.The College Board said it's reducing the number of international testing dates from six...

Airman gets life sentence for killing of pregnant fiancee |Feb 22, 2017

ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) An airman stationed at an Air Force base in Georgia has been sentenced to life in prison for the slaying of his pregnant fiancee.The decision by a court-martial Wednesday spared Airman 1st Class Charles Amos...

Man convicted of throwing baby son off bridge to his death |Feb 22, 2017

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. (AP) A man was convicted of murder Wednesday for throwing his baby son off a 90-foot-high bridge to his death.Tony Moreno, 23, of Middletown, was convicted by a jury that deliberated for a short time Tuesday afternoon and...

The Latest: Governor tours damaged California dam |Feb 22, 2017

OROVILLE, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the response to damaged spillways at Lake Oroville in Northern California (all times local):5:20 p.m.Gov. Jerry Brown has visited crews responding to damaged spillways at Lake Oroville in Northern...

The Latest: Judge blocks law on posting actors' ages |Feb 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The Latest on a ruling to block a California law that allows entertainment professionals to force a website to remove their ages. (all times local):5:15 p.m.A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked a California law that...

Colorado town's ban on topless women put on hold by judge |Feb 22, 2017

DENVER (AP) A Colorado judge has put on hold a college town's law against women going topless.U.S. District Judge R. Brooke Jackson said Tuesday that he is "likely" to find Fort Collins' ordinance unconstitutional.Fort Collins' indecency code...

Ex-deputy pleads no contest to killing man following fight |Feb 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A former sheriff's deputy was sentenced to 25 years to life in prison after pleading no contest in the off-duty killing of a neighbor who had fought with the officer's adult son.The Los Angeles Times reports...

Cute calf video draws activists fearful of animal's fate |Feb 22, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) So much for sharing the good news about a newborn calf named Pitcher Diego.A New Hampshire farm that posted a video of the Scottish Highland calf is coming under fire from animal rights supporters who don't want the animal to...

FDA urged to let abortion pill be sold at pharmacies |Feb 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) The so-called abortion pill now dispensed only in clinics, hospitals and doctors' offices should be made available by prescription in pharmacies across the U.S., according to a group of doctors and public health experts urging...

House speaker getting firsthand look at US-Mexico border |Feb 22, 2017

MCALLEN, Texas (AP) U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan is visiting the Rio Grande valley for a firsthand look at the U.S.-Mexico border as the Trump administration steps up immigration enforcement and prepares to ask Congress to pay for a border...

Ohio University board chooses school's 21st president |Feb 22, 2017

ATHENS, Ohio (AP) Ohio University trustees have chosen former Texas Tech University President Duane Nellis as the school's 21st president.The board of trustees announced their selection of Nellis on Wednesday at the university's Dublin campus....

Bill filed to loosen knot over N Carolina "bathroom bill" |Feb 22, 2017

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina lawmakers filed a bipartisan bill Wednesday aimed at breaking an impasse over the state's "bathroom bill," but it's likely to face tough going in the Republican-controlled legislature.Two House Republicans and...

Man who shot up Maryland hotel room gets 15 years in prison |Feb 22, 2017

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) A California man has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for shooting up a western Maryland hotel room, sending bullets into two occupied rooms nearby.Fifty-six-year-old Edward Schneider of Los Molinos, California,...

Wrestler's dad sues to attend matches at rival school |Feb 22, 2017

BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania man has sued to overturn a ban that could keep him from attending his son's high school wrestling tournaments at a rival school.Liberty High School in Bethlehem sent Ken Fenstermacher a letter barring him from...

California Editorial Roundup |Feb 22, 2017

Feb. 18The Sacramento Bee on providing funds to shore up levees and dams:No disaster is entirely natural in our re-engineered state and valley. Owing to our hubris, we humans have a direct hand in them all.We have built cities on earthquake...

Ohio policeman answers girl's request for math homework help |Feb 22, 2017

MARION, Ohio (AP) The mother of a 10-year-old Ohio girl who messaged police on Facebook for help with math homework says the responding officer's engaging approach is what counts, though his math was a little off.Molly Draper's daughter, Lena,...

Detroit suburb agrees to settle lawsuits over planned mosque |Feb 22, 2017

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) A Detroit suburb that denied a religious organization's proposal for a mosque in a residential neighborhood has agreed to settle two federal lawsuits that alleged discrimination.The Sterling Heights City Council...

How major US stock market indexes fared on Wednesday |Feb 22, 2017

US stocks ended mostly lower Wednesday, but the Dow notched its 9th straight gain. Energy companies stumbled, but basic materials makers rose as investors hoped two large deals will win approval from regulators.On Wednesday:The Dow Jones...

7 Earth-size worlds found orbiting star; could hold life |Feb 22, 2017

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) For the first time, astronomers have discovered seven Earth-size planets orbiting a nearby star and these new worlds could hold life.NASA and the Belgian-led research team announced the news Wednesday.This cluster of...

Documents: After Charleston, Roof went toward 2nd AME church |Feb 22, 2017

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) Prosecutors in South Carolina say GPS evidence shows Dylann Roof drove toward a second black church the night he shot nine people to death during a Bible study.In court documents unsealed Tuesday, federal prosecutors said...

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

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were:4-9-4(four, nine, four)

Wettest year ever recorded in Reno; I-80 open |Feb 22, 2017

RENO, Nev. (AP) The series of storms that battered the Sierra Nevada with record snow for nearly two months has also made it the wettest year ever recorded in Reno, the National Weather Service said Wednesday. And that's with nearly half of the...