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  • Democrat Edwards wins reelection in conservative Louisiana

    17 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. — Deep in the heart of the conservative South, Louisiana’s voters reelected Democratic Gov. John Bel Edwards to a second term, shocking Republicans who had hoped to reclaim the seat on the strength of President Donald Trump’s ...

  • Two Arkansas chemistry professors accused of making meth

    17 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) ARKADELPHIA, Ark. — Two Arkansas college chemistry professors have been arrested on charges of making meth, in an apparent case of life imitating art. The Clark County sheriff’s office says Henderson State University professors Terry David Bateman and Bradley Allen ...

  • Census counting of prisoners becomes partisan battleground

    17 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) MADISON, Wis. — When the U.S. Census Bureau counts residents of Milwaukee’s poorest neighborhoods next year, a significant portion of their population will be missing: prisoners. For these predominantly black areas, with incarceration rates among the highest in the nation, ...

  • Illegal pot farms on public land create environmental hazard

    17 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — Two months after two men were arrested at an illicit marijuana farm on public land deep in the Northern California wilderness, authorities are assessing the environmental impact and cleanup costs at the site where trees were clear-cut, ...

  • Partisan divide seen in how local news should be propped up

    17 days, 22 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — The nation’s partisan divide is evident when Americans are asked about what should be done to help the nation’s struggling local news industry. While two-thirds of Democrats say news organizations in need should be able to receive ...

  • Man remains jailed after fatally stabbing Popeyes customer

    18 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) UPPER MARLBORO, Md. — A man charged with fatally stabbing a Popeyes restaurant customer who reportedly had cut to the front of a line for chicken sandwich orders was held without bond after an initial court appearance. A judge in ...

  • Walmart alters disability reassignment policy to settle suit

    18 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine — Walmart has agreed to change its national policy for reassigning disabled workers to settle a lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in Maine. The settlement requires Walmart to offer disabled workers a vacant position ...

  • Telescope protest inspires more Native Hawaiian activism

    18 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) KAHUKU, Hawaii — Flapping Hawaiian flags adorn a large canopy on the easement of a highway that winds along Oahu’s famed North Shore. Under the tent, protesters come and go. Some of them keep guard overnight, and some stop by ...

  • Prince Andrew again denies having sex with Epstein victim

    18 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Britain’s Prince Andrew says he doesn’t remember a woman who has accused him of sexually exploiting her in encounters arranged by Jeffrey Epstein. Andrew told BBC Newsnight in an interview scheduled to be broadcast Saturday that he ...

  • Alleged gunman, 4 others charged in football game shooting

    18 days, 23 hours ago

    (AP) Authorities have charged five men, including the alleged gunman, in connection with a shooting at a New Jersey high school football game that they said Saturday was the result of “petty vengeance.” Three people were wounded, including two seriously. The ...

  • Keep calm and vape on: UK embraces e-cigarettes, US cautious

    2 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) LONDON — While the U.S. scrambles to crack down on vaping, Britain has embraced electronic cigarettes as a powerful tool to help smokers kick the habit. The Royal College of Physicians explicitly tells doctors to promote e-cigarettes "as widely as ...

  • Slain Texas deputy devoted life to Sikh faith, serving others

    2 months, 7 days ago

    (AP) JERSEY VILLAGE, Texas — Sandeep Dhaliwal carried a badge and gun while devoting his life to a faith that teaches love and peace. The Houston Chronicle reports that Dhaliwal, who was fatally shot Friday during a traffic stop near Houston, ...

  • Financier Jeffrey Epstein arrested on sex charges

    5 months ago

    (AP) NEW YORK — Wealthy financier and registered sex offender Jeffrey Epstein was arrested Saturday in New York on new sex-trafficking charges involving allegations that date to the early 2000s, according to law enforcement officials. Epstein, a wealthy hedge fund manager ...

  • Explosion at Florida shopping plaza injures 20, 2 seriously

    5 months, 1 day ago

    (AP) PLANTATION, Fla. — Twenty people were injured Saturday after a vacant pizza restaurant exploded in a South Florida shopping plaza, according to police. The blast sent debris flying along a busy road in Plantation, west of Fort Lauderdale in Broward ...

  • University of Scandal, Corruption? USC at core of bribe plot

    8 months, 22 days ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES — Roy Nwaisser has four degrees from the University of Southern California and is a superfan of its storied football squad — he hasn't missed a home or away game in 27 years. But his devotion has been ...

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