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Man's mental health questioned in Vegas airport panic case

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A defense attorney raised questions Wednesday about the mental health of his client, a California man accused of causing panic early Sunday during his second arrest...
Aug. 17, 2022

CDC director announces shake-up, citing COVID mistakes

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of the nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, saying it fell short responding to COVID-19 and needs...
Aug. 17, 2022

Iowa council member countersues police over protest arrest

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A Des Moines council member is countersuing two police officers who took the unusual step earlier this year of suing several people who participated in...
Aug. 17, 2022

Man charged with election interference tied to Capitol riot

A Virginia man who is facing trial on charges that he drove a Hummer packed with guns to Philadelphia to interfere with the 2020 presidential election has been arrested in...
Aug. 17, 2022

Concerns over segregation display led to post office closure

MONTPELIER STATION, VA (AP) — The United States Postal Service has closed a small Virginia post office over agency management's concerns about its location inside a historic train depot that...
Aug. 17, 2022

Ex-Indiana lawmaker sentenced in casino money scheme

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana state senator was sentenced Wednesday to 10 months in prison for his role in a scheme that illegally funneled money from a casino company...
Aug. 17, 2022

Wisconsin school board votes in favor of pride flag ban

WALES, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin school board voted in favor of a policy that prohibits teachers and staff from displaying gay pride flags and other items that district officials...
Aug. 17, 2022

US traffic deaths, once in decline, continue to rise in 2022

DETROIT (AP) — U.S. traffic fatalities began to climb two years ago and that deadly trend is continuing in 2022. Roadway deaths rose 7% during the first three months of...
Aug. 17, 2022

Bank of America's overdraft fees down 90% under new policy

NEW YORK (AP) — Bank of America says the revenue it gets from overdrafts has dropped 90% from a year ago, after the bank reduced overdraft fees to $10 from...
Aug. 17, 2022

Attorney: Don't accept portrayal of R. Kelly as `monster'

CHICAGO (AP) — An attorney for R. Kelly implored jurors at the singer's trial-fixing and child pornography case Wednesday not to accept what she said is the prosecution’s portrayal of...
Aug. 17, 2022

R. Kelly lawyer implores jurors at trial on child porn, other charges not to accept portrayal of singer as `a monster'

CHICAGO (AP) — R. Kelly lawyer implores jurors at trial on child porn, other charges not to accept portrayal of singer as `a monster.'
Aug. 17, 2022

Judge: Anti-immigration group's environment suit can proceed

BOSTON (AP) — An anti-immigration group has scored a legal victory in its federal lawsuit arguing the Biden administration violated environmental law when it halted construction of the U.S. southern...
Aug. 17, 2022

Prosecutors seek death penalty in Indiana officer's slaying

ANDERSON, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a man accused of fatally shooting a young Indiana police officer last month during an early morning traffic stop,...
Aug. 17, 2022

Railroads back plan calling for 24% raises but workers wary

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The major freight railroads signaled they're ready to negotiate a new deal with their workers based on a presidential report that calls for 24% raises, but...
Aug. 17, 2022

Texas Rangers fire President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Texas Rangers fire President of Baseball Operations Jon Daniels.
Aug. 17, 2022

UN special envoy to Myanmar urges immediate halt to violence

BANGKOK (AP) — The U.N. special envoy for Myanmar, Noeleen Heyzer, met Wednesday with the head of its military-installed government and called for a halt to all violence on her...
Aug. 17, 2022

WHO chief: Lack of help for Tigray crisis due to skin color

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization described the persistent crisis in Ethiopia’s Tigray region as “the worst disaster on Earth” and wondered aloud Wednesday if...
Aug. 17, 2022

Ronaldo gets police caution for incident at Everton match

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has received a police caution after footage was posted online of the Manchester United forward appearing to knock a phone out of an Everton...
Aug. 17, 2022

Report faults prison guard's checks in ND murderer's suicide

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — An investigation into the prison suicide of a man convicted in a 2019 quadruple slaying in North Dakota found that he had covered his cell window...
Aug. 17, 2022

Sweden presents plan to tackle high winter power bills

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's government said Wednesday it wants to pass legislation forcing the country's public power transmission network operator to help alleviate this winter's expected high electricity bills for...
Aug. 17, 2022

Prosecutor: R. Kelly trial about singer's 'hidden' side

CHICAGO (AP) — A prosecutor told jurors Wednesday during opening statements in R. Kelly’s trial-fixing and child pornography case that the federal trial in Chicago is about the R&B singer’s...
Aug. 17, 2022

Prosecutor tells jurors R. Kelly trial on child pornography, other charges is about singer's "hidden" and "dark" side

CHICAGO (AP) — Prosecutor tells jurors R. Kelly trial on child pornography, other charges is about singer's "hidden" and "dark" side.
Aug. 17, 2022

CDC director announces organization shake-up aimed at speed

NEW YORK (AP) — The head of nation's top public health agency on Wednesday announced a shake-up of the organization, intended to make it more nimble. The planned changes at...
Aug. 17, 2022

Attack on Rushdie shows divisions among Lebanese Shiites

BEIRUT (AP) — The stabbing of author Salman Rushdie has laid bare divisions in Lebanon's Shiite Muslim community, pitching a few denouncing the violence against fervent followers of the Iran-backed...
Aug. 17, 2022

Scientists seek to develop hybrid coral reef off of Miami

MIAMI (AP) — Scientists and students from the University of Miami dove into the dark waters a few miles off the shores of Miami this week as part of an...
Aug. 17, 2022

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