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  • Chicago poised to require breast-feeding rooms at airports

    1 day, 9 hours ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago City Council is recommending that lactation rooms be placed in every terminal at the city's two major airports. The vote by the council's finance committee came after Chicago Aviation Commissioner Ginger Evans promised to install ...

  • Appeals court affirms conviction of woman in hot sauce case

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — An Alaska appeals court has affirmed the conviction of an Anchorage woman whom prosecutors said used a videotape of herself punishing her son to try to get on the "Dr. Phil" show. Jessica Beagley in 2011 ...

  • Man charged in transgender woman's slaying in Tampa

    1 day, 10 hours ago

    (AP) TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Authorities in Florida say a man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a transgender woman. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office reported in a news release that 18-year-old Keith Lamayne Gaillard is being ...

  • U. of Cincinnati shooting puts spotlight on campus police

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — When an Ohio prosecutor charged a campus police officer with murder in the death of a driver during a traffic stop, he offered a harsh judgment on the university's campus police, saying the school should not ...

  • Indictment: Former Texas surgeon so derelict he left 2 dead

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — A former Dallas neurosurgeon has been described by state regulators as so derelict during operations that his actions led to the deaths of two patients and left others with disabling injuries in what's seen as one of ...

  • Brothers charged with 5 counts of murder in stabbing deaths

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) TULSA, Okla. (AP) — First-degree murder charges have been formally filed against two Oklahoma brothers accused in the stabbing deaths of their parents and three siblings. Tulsa County District Attorney Steve Kunzweiler's office filed the charges Friday against 18-year-old Robert ...

  • GOP proposes protections for already protected clergy

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) ATLANTA (AP) — A Republican wants to explicitly allow clergy in Georgia to refuse to perform gay marriages — a protection they already enjoy under the U.S. Constitution. House Speaker David Ralston earlier this month said he will support the ...

  • Feds contacted by representative for dentist who killed lion

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Federal authorities say they've now been contacted by a representative for the Minnesota dentist who killed a protected lion in Zimbabwe. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service tweeted Friday that the agency was voluntarily contacted a day ...

  • Baltimore killings soar to a level unseen in 43 years

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) BALTIMORE (AP) — Baltimore reached a grim milestone on Friday, three months after riots erupted in response to the death of Freddie Gray in police custody: With 43 homicides in July, the city has seen more bloodshed in a single ...

  • 7 Hawaii telescope protesters arrested for defying new rule

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — Seven people protesting a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea (mau-NAH'-kay-AH') have been arrested for defying an emergency rule created to prevent camping on the mountain that is held sacred by Native Hawaiians. The arrests early Friday are ...

  • Maine landlord pleads not guilty in fire that killed 6

    1 day, 12 hours ago

    (AP) PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The owner of an apartment house in Portland where six tenants died in the deadliest blaze in 40 years in Maine has pleaded not guilty to six counts of manslaughter. Gregory Nisbet entered the pleas Friday ...

  • Alleged leader of Israeli organized crime ring gets 32 years

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California man who prosecutors say was a leader of an Israeli organized crime ring that moved drugs and money across the globe has been sentenced to 32 years in prison. Moshe Matsri was sentenced Friday ...

  • California fire chief sentenced in girlfriend's slaying

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A former California fire battalion chief has been sentenced to 16 years to life in prison for the second-degree murder of his girlfriend. A judge in Sacramento ordered the mandatory 15 years to life in prison ...

  • Searchers comb lakes, homes, woods for missing toddler

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) Searchers have combed over 60 bodies of water, 40 square miles, and more than 2,000 homes and businesses looking for a missing toddler. Jacksonville Sheriff's Office detective Chief Tom Hackney said during a news conference Friday that the search for ...

  • Runaway rail car kicked loose by teen hits New York station

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) UTICA, N.Y. (AP) — Video surveillance footage shows a rail car accidentally set in motion by a 13-year-old boy traveling a mile before it rams an antique locomotive into a central New York train station. Footage released Thursday by Oneida ...

  • 2 men arrested in shooting death of California boy in yard

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) HIGHLAND, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have arrested two men in the shooting death of a 4-year-old California boy who was playing with a stuffed animal in his family's front yard. The San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department said Friday that 20-year-old ...

  • Judge: Virginia can ban future Confederate license plates

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) DANVILLE, Va. (AP) — A federal judge says Virginia can ban the Confederate flag from any specialty license plates the state issues in the future but made no decision on existing tags. U.S. District Judge Jackson L. Kiser said after ...

  • No bail for man charged with trying to support IS group

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A judge has denied bail for a western New York man accused of attempting to support terrorism by buying combat gear, making overseas trips and declaring his allegiance online to the Islamic State group. A federal ...

  • Man accused of killing neighbor, running her over with mower

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) WILLARD, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman who authorities say was fatally shot by her next-door neighbor while mowing her lawn had injuries consistent with being run over by a push mower. The Huron County coroner said Friday that 62-year-old ...

  • Campus officer charged with murder in Ohio wants job back

    1 day, 14 hours ago

    (AP) CINCINNATI (AP) — A University of Cincinnati police officer charged with murder for shooting a motorist during a traffic stop is trying to get his job back through his union. Officer Ray Tensing was fired shortly after his indictment Wednesday ...

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