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Judge fights for job after admitting to courthouse affair |Apr 22, 2018

BOSTON (AP) Massachusetts' highest court will decide the fate of a judge who admitted to having an affair with a clinical social worker that included sexual encounters at the courthouse.The Commission on Judicial Conduct is asking for Judge...

Michael Brown's mother, attorneys to speak at Harvard panel |Apr 22, 2018

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) The mother of Michael Brown and the maker of a documentary about his death will be speaking at Harvard University.Brown was an unarmed, black 18-year-old when he was fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson,...

Former students recall 1968 protests that shut down Columbia |Apr 22, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Fifty years ago Monday, Columbia University students angry about racism and the Vietnam War began a rebellion that fed a sense the country was in turmoil.Starting at noon on April 23, 1968, student militants occupied Hamilton...

Nashville police say they are searching for suspect in Waffle House shooting that left 3 dead, 4 injured |Apr 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Nashville police say they are searching for suspect in Waffle House shooting that left 3 dead, 4 injured.

Firefighters battle raging residential fire in San Francisco |Apr 22, 2018

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) More than 100 firefighters are battling a blaze at a residential building in San Francisco that sent a plume of black smoke above the city.Officials say the fire at 1808-1810 Eighth Avenue, just south of Golden Gate Park in...

3 dead in Nashville Waffle House shooting; suspect sought |Apr 22, 2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) Police in Nashville say three people are dead and four are injured after a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday.The Metropolitan Nashville Police Department says the gunman was a white man with short hair who...

Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary |Apr 21, 2018

WEST VALLEY CITY, Utah (AP) Mitt Romney fails to secure GOP nomination for US Senate seat in Utah at convention, must compete in primary.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were:2-0-5(two, zero, five)

Winning numbers drawn in 'Fantasy 5' game |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Fantasy 5" game were:03-26-28-30-31(three, twenty-six, twenty-eight, thirty, thirty-one)Estimated jackpot: $81,000 The numbers are listed in...

Today in History |Apr 21, 2018

Today in HistoryToday is Sunday, April 22, the 112th day of 2018. There are 253 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On April 22, 1898, with the United States and Spain on the verge of war, the U.S. Navy began blockading Cuban...

The Latest: Police got earlier call on suspect in stabbing |Apr 21, 2018

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a man charged with stabbing a father to death at a Southern California restaurant (all times local):10:10 a.m.Police say they received a call about a man yelling and being disruptive a few hours before he...

Texas 8th-graders asked to list positives of slavery |Apr 21, 2018

SAN ANTONIO (AP) A Texas charter school has apologized after a teacher asked students in an eighth grade American history class to list the positive and negative aspects of slavery.Officials at Great Hearts Monte Vista in San Antonio say the...

The Latest: Police got earlier call on suspect in stabbing |Apr 21, 2018

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a man charged with stabbing a father to death at a Southern California restaurant (all times local):10:10 a.m.Police say they received a call about a man yelling and being disruptive a few hours before he...

Actor Verne Troyer from 'Austin Powers' films dead at 49 |Apr 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) Actor Verne Troyer from the "Austin Powers" movie franchise has died.A statement provided by Troyer's spokesperson that was also posted to his Instagram and Facebook accounts says the 49-year-old actor died Saturday.No cause or...

Trump considering full pardon for late boxer Jack Johnson |Apr 21, 2018

WEST PALM BEACH, Florida (AP) President Donald Trump says he's considering "a Full Pardon!" for boxing's first black heavyweight champion more than 100 years after Jack Johnson was convicted by all-white jury of "immorality" for one of his...

'CHiPs' TV star Estrada donates police dog to Idaho agency |Apr 21, 2018

ST. ANTHONY, Idaho (AP) "CHiPs" actor Erik Estrada has donated a drug dog to an east Idaho police agency where he's a reserve police officer.The Rexburg Standard Journal report ed in a story on Friday that the star of the 1970s TV series about...

New lynching memorial offers chance to remember, heal |Apr 21, 2018

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) The lynchings that killed thousands of people and terrorized generations of blacks in the U.S. are solemnly commemorated in a new memorial in Alabama's capital city.The National Memorial for Peace and Justice is a project...

Family of man whose body was found in KC airport lot sues |Apr 21, 2018

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) The family of a man whose body sat in a Kansas City International Airport parking lot for months is suing the company responsible for monitoring vehicles in the lot.The Kansas City Star reports that Randy Potter's widow...

Syracuse fraternity permanently expelled over racist video |Apr 21, 2018

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Syracuse University announced Saturday that it has permanently expelled a fraternity over an offensive video that fraternity members say was intended as satire.Chancellor Kent Syverud called the Theta Tau video "racist,...

Memphis police officer shoots, kills shooting suspect |Apr 21, 2018

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) A police officer has fatally shot a man who was a suspect in two shootings in Tennessee, authorities said Saturday.Police in Memphis received calls about shootings early Saturday morning in which two men were taken to...

After Facebook scrutiny, is Google next? |Apr 21, 2018

MENLO PARK, Calif. (AP) Facebook has taken the lion's share of scrutiny from Congress and the media for its data-handling practices that allow savvy marketers and political agents to target specific audiences, but it's far from alone.YouTube,...

Woman killed, child wounded in Southern California shooting |Apr 21, 2018

COMPTON, Calif. (AP) Authorities say a Southern California man initially thought to be a witness to a shooting that killed his girlfriend and wounded their 8-year-old daughter has been arrested for the crime.The Los Angeles County sheriff's...

The Latest: Police got earlier call on suspect in stabbing |Apr 21, 2018

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a man charged with stabbing a father to death at a Southern California restaurant (all times local):10:10 a.m.Police say they received a call about a man yelling and being disruptive a few hours before he...

Husband charged in death of wife whose body still missing |Apr 21, 2018

HARTVILLE, Ohio (AP) A 73-year-old Ohio man who has given conflicting stories about what happened to his wife's body has been charged with aggravated murder in her death. The Record-Courier reports Philip Snider was arrested...

Wife: Man struck by California train pushed her off tracks |Apr 21, 2018

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) The wife of a man who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Southern California says investigators told her he pushed her out of the way.The Orange County Register reports Saturday that Jacqueline Gibson, of Lake...

Roberta Flack cuts short her appearance at Apollo Theater |Apr 21, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Roberta Flack cut short her appearance at Harlem's Apollo Theater because she was not feeling well.TMZ reports that the superstar singer walked off the stage on her own Friday evening. She was then taken to Harlem Hospital in an...

Police rescue baby raccoon trapped under SUV hood |Apr 21, 2018

EMERYVILLE, Calif. (AP) A baby raccoon halted Northern California traffic after he crawled inside the engine compartment of an SUV stopped at a traffic signal.The East Bay Times reports that police Lt. Fred Dauer thought he had come across a...

Winning numbers drawn in 'SuperLotto Plus' game |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "SuperLotto Plus" game were:12-14-19-30-34, Mega Ball: 11(twelve, fourteen, nineteen, thirty, thirty-four; Mega Ball: eleven)Estimated jackpot: $7 million

Pilot killed in crash of single-engine plane in Tennessee |Apr 21, 2018

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) Authorities say one person has been killed in a single-engine plane crash in Tennessee.The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports that a two-seat plane crashed near an airstrip while taking off at the municipal airport in...

It's true! Broadway was traffic-free for 2 Manhattan miles |Apr 21, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) It was a bold New York experiment: closing Broadway to traffic for two Manhattan miles.On Saturday, 30 blocks of Broadway was open only to pedestrians and anything on two wheels but no motor, from Times Square down to Union...

Stars Group doubles down with purchase of Sky Betting |Apr 21, 2018

Canadian online-gambling company Stars Group Inc. says it is buying U.K.-based Sky Betting & Gaming in a deal worth $4.7 billion.Stars Group, which owns PokerStars, said Saturday the purchase will create the biggest publicly listed...

Western Arizona eyed as water source for major metro areas |Apr 21, 2018

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) An Arizona state entity charged with replenishing aquifers in major metropolitan areas is looking to western Arizona as a water source.The Central Arizona Groundwater Replenishment District has been vetting a $34 million...

Statue unveiled honoring firefighters killed in Arizona fire |Apr 21, 2018

PHOENIX (AP) A life-sized statue was unveiled Saturday honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire.The statue was dedicated at a state memorial park established where all...

Pennsylvania mayor accused of soliciting prostitute |Apr 21, 2018

BLOOMSBURG, Pa. (AP) State police have arrested the mayor of a Pennsylvania town on charges of soliciting and patronizing a prostitute.Police allege that 36-year-old Eric Bower had sex with a confidential informant for money several times, most...

Tips for surviving an airplane crash |Apr 21, 2018

Each day, more than 8 million people around the globe step aboard some 90,000 flights. They almost always land safely.But in the rare chance of a crash, there are some things passengers can do to improve their odds of surviving. Here are some...

Record Store Day: Vinyl, CDs outsell digital music |Apr 21, 2018

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) Music lovers are paying homage to their local record stores.Record Store Day, which is celebrated Saturday from coast to coast, celebrates the brick-and-mortar spot where people have long gathered to thumb through vinyl...

Police seek attacker in hate-crime NYC subway assault |Apr 21, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) Police are looking for a man wearing a "Make America Great Again" hat and shirt who pushed another man onto New York City subway tracks while shouting anti-Hispanic slurs at him.The assault happened Friday evening at Manhattan's...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4' game |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 4" game were:4-9-1-4(four, nine, one, four) Ticket-holders with all four winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser amounts...

CA Lottery |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ These California lotteries were drawn Saturday:Daily 3 Evening3-9-3(three, nine, three)Daily 3 Midday2-0-5(two, zero, five)Daily 44-9-1-4(four, nine, one, four)Daily Derby1st:5 California Classic-2nd:11 Money Bags-3rd:2 Lucky...

Los Angeles high school wins national Academic Decathlon |Apr 21, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles high school has won the national Academic Decathlon, defeating competitors from across the country.The Los Angeles Times reports Saturday it's the seventh time in the last two decades that El Camino Real Charter...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Evening' game |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Evening" game were:3-9-3(three, nine, three) Ticket-holders with all three winning numbers in the order given win the top prize. Lesser...

Romney facing complex Utah nominating system in Senate race |Apr 21, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) U.S. Senate hopeful Mitt Romney will speak to thousands of Utah Republicans gathering Saturday at a party convention to vote for candidates ranging from Congress to state Legislature.He's going to face off against nearly a...

Body of deported veteran buried in California |Apr 21, 2018

REEDLEY, Calif. (AP) For years, Marine Corps. veteran Enrique Salas sought to return to the United States after he was deported from Mexico.On Friday, he finally made it back when he was laid to rest in a California cemetery.Salas, 47, was...

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Derby' game |Apr 21, 2018

SACRAMENTO (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily Derby" game were:1st:5 California Classic-2nd:11 Money Bags-3rd:2 Lucky Star, Race Time: 1:45.43(1st: 5 California Classic, 2nd: 11 Money Bags,...

After town says 'nyet' to Russia monument, others say 'da' |Apr 21, 2018

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) A monument honoring a secret World War II spy mission could still find a home in the United States after a North Carolina town rejected the statue because of current tensions between the U.S. and Russia.The Military Aviation...

Wife: Man struck by California train pushed her off tracks |Apr 21, 2018

DANA POINT, Calif. (AP) The wife of a man who was struck and killed by a Metrolink train in Southern California says investigators told her he pushed her out of the way.The Orange County Register reports Saturday that Jacqueline Gibson, of Lake...

CDC expands warning in E. coli outbreak from Arizona lettuce |Apr 20, 2018

YUMA, Ariz. (AP) The Centers for Disease Control is expanding a warning about contaminated lettuce from Arizona that has now sickened dozens of people in several states.The CDC said Friday that consumers are being advised to avoid whole heads...

Ex-Baltimore County school leader sentenced in perjury case |Apr 20, 2018

BALTIMORE (AP) A former Baltimore County school superintendent who served on prominent national education panels was sentenced Friday to serve six months behind bars after pleading guilty to perjury charges.The sentencing marked another...

Sheriff: Possible arson investigated in Oklahoma wildfire |Apr 20, 2018

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) Authorities are investigating the possibility of arson in connection with one of two large wildfires burning in Oklahoma, a blaze that's resulted in the death of one person.Dewey County Sheriff Clay Sander said Friday that...

Deputies: Remains of missing Georgia teacher found |Apr 20, 2018

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) Deputies say human remains found along a highway in Georgia have been identified as those of a high school teacher reported missing three years ago.Douglas County Sheriff's Office Sgt. Jesse Hambrick tells news outlets...