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  • More than 2 dozen overdose at downtown city park

    32 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say more than two dozen people have overdosed from suspected synthetic marijuana at or near a Connecticut city park. No deaths have been reported, but officials say two people had life-threatening symptoms. Officials say ...

  • 3 accused of abuse at New Mexico compound await release

    53 minutes ago

    (AP) TAOS, N.M. (AP) — Three people accused of child abuse at a ramshackle desert compound were awaiting release Wednesday in New Mexico, where security was boosted at a courthouse amid threats against the judge who cleared the way for the ...

  • Murrieta district pays $11M over boy's school pool death

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) MURRIETA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California school district will pay $11 million to the parents of a 13-year-old boy who died after being pulled unresponsive from a high school pool. A lawsuit settlement between the family of Alex Pierce ...

  • Researchers look into Lake Superior algae bloom

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) DULUTH, Minn. (AP) — Scientists are investigating an unprecedented algae bloom in Lake Superior and have sent samples for lab testing to determine if it's toxic. Minnesota Public Radio reports that kayakers and other visitors to the popular lakeshores along ...

  • AP Photos: Anxiety evident as Marjory Stoneman year begins

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Charlie Shebes had too much anxiety to sleep the night before the first day of his junior year at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High. He wants to forget, but not be forgotten. Returning to the campus where ...

  • Man charged in Walmart shooting apologizes in court

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WYNCOTE, Pa. (AP) — A Philadelphia man apologized as he was arraigned on charges including attempted murder and aggravated assault in a shooting that wounded several people at a Walmart near the city. Thirty-year-old Keenan Jones apologized in a Montgomery ...

  • APNewsBreak: Debt forces hunt for Lincoln-item auctioneers

    2 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The hunt for auctioneers to sell off parts of a valuable collection of Lincoln artifacts, including an iconic stovepipe hat and gloves bloodied the night he was assassinated, to settle a $9.7 million debt began Wednesday, ...

  • New storms form over Atlantic, Pacific

    2 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — New named storms have formed far out over the Atlantic and Pacific, though neither poses a threat to land. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami says the Atlantic's Subtropical Storm Ernesto had maximum sustained winds Wednesday ...

  • APNewsBreak: US, Mexico to announce new plans on cartels

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Top U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials will unveil new plans to combat Mexican drug cartels Wednesday in Chicago alongside members of the Mexican government, military and federal police, DEA officials told The Associated Press. The announcement at ...

  • The Latest: Florida to launch new school safety app

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the start of a new school year at a Florida high school where a gunman killed 17 students and faculty (all times local): 11:30 a.m. Florida will soon launch a new app that ...

  • Cleveland police reform will likely extend beyond 5 years

    3 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Cleveland's agreement with the U.S. Department of Justice to complete scheduled reforms of the city's police department is expected to exceed the five-year period both sides anticipated. Cleveland.com reports a semi-annual report released Wednesday by the independent ...

  • Oklahoma school reopens after transgender student threatened

    4 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) ACHILLE, Okla. (AP) — Officials have reopened a rural Oklahoma school system after an investigation into comments authorities deemed threatening to a transgender student. Achille (A'-chil-ee) Public Schools, near the Texas border, reopened Wednesday after being closed for two days ...

  • Parkland students start school year with tightened security

    5 hours ago

    (AP) PARKLAND, Fla. (AP) — Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Wednesday returned to a more secure campus as they began their first new school year since a gunman killed 17 people in the freshman building. But some say they ...

  • Worker dies after falling into vat of oil in Florida

    6 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a worker has died after falling into a vat of oil at a facility near Walt Disney World. Lt. Emanuel Curry of the Orange County Sheriff's Office told the Orlando Sentinel that the ...

  • Paper's contempt motion up in Florida school shooting case

    8 hours ago

    (AP) FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A school board is asking a judge to hold a newspaper in contempt in the case of Parkland school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz. Attorneys say the motion against the South Florida Sun Sentinel is scheduled ...

  • AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

    14 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Rescuers comb concrete and steel after bridge collapse ROME (AP) — Rescuers in Italy searched on Wednesday for a second day through tons of broken concrete and twisted steel for any more survivors and bodies after the collapse of a ...

  • 14-year-old boy dies after accidental shooting in Seattle

    11 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy is dead after authorities say he was shot by a friend while they were reportedly playing with a gun in a Seattle suburb. King County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Ryan Abbott tells the Seattle ...

  • Kansas governor concedes, says he will endorse GOP nominee

    13 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas Gov. Jeff Colyer says he will endorse Republican nominee for governor Kris Kobach after conceding in the state's GOP primary. Colyer accepted defeat in a surprise announcement Tuesday evening. It came a week after a ...

  • Today in History

    14 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) Today in History Today is Wednesday, Aug. 15, the 227th day of 2018. There are 138 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On August 15, 1945, in a pre-recorded radio address, Japan's Emperor Hirohito announced that his ...

  • 9 injured in apparent natural gas explosion in Denver

    14 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Nine people were injured, one critically, by an apparent natural gas explosion in Denver on Tuesday, firefighters said. Capt. Greg Pixley, a spokesman for the Denver Fire Department, said seven bystanders were treated for minor injuries and ...

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