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Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit |Jun 24, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A federal judge ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing it of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.Three former managers of...

Judge sides with AIDS Healthcare Foundation, dismisses suit |Jun 24, 2017

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) A judge has ruled in favor of one of the nation's largest suppliers of HIV and AIDS medical care, clearing the company of wrongdoing in an alleged $20 million scam to bilk the federal government.According to a federal...

Trump administration opposing bid for syphilis study museum |Jun 24, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) The Trump administration opposes a bid to use unclaimed money from a legal settlement over the government's infamous Tuskegee syphilis study to fund a museum honoring victims of the research project.The Justice Department...

John Legend: Singer, songwriter, spelling bee champ |Jun 24, 2017

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio (AP) John Legend's work has won Grammys, an Oscar and a Tony, but years before achieving global fame, the Legend-to-be took home another prize: spelling bee champ.A 1989 story in The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2sQ6VSD...

4 more children reported injured at Indiana water park |Jun 24, 2017

PORTER, Ind. (AP) A county official says he has received reports of four more children being injured at a northwestern Indiana water park that's been ordered closed indefinitely.Porter County Health Department Administrator Keith Letta says the...

Vermont bar changes name under pressure from LGBT activists |Jun 24, 2017

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) The owner of a gay bar in Vermont is changing the name after months of controversy.Craig McGaughan announced in March he was naming his bar "Mister Sister." McGaughan saw the term as inclusive but some said it was a slur...

Top dog, Brynneth Pawltro, elected mayor of Kentucky town |Jun 24, 2017

RABBIT HASH, Ky. (AP) Being mayor is a ruff job but somebody has to do it. According to WDRB-TV , a small Kentucky town has, for the fourth time, elected a dog to be its mayor. Jordie Bamforth says her 3-year-old pit bull...

Tech sergeant released from hospital after air show accident |Jun 24, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) A technical sergeant has been released from a hospital after an Air Force Thunderbirds F-16 left the runway and flipped over after landing during preparation for an air show in Ohio.The Dayton Daily News reports...

Meal program bridges cultural divisions, 1 plate at a time |Jun 24, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A yearlong program at Philadelphia's historic and popular Reading Terminal Market is bringing people of different backgrounds together to share meals from their cultures.Organizers say "Breaking Bread; Breaking Barriers" was...

Smoke in cockpit prompts JetBlue emergency landing |Jun 23, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Smoke in the cockpit prompted a JetBlue Airways flight headed for Florida to make an emergency landing in South Carolina.The Federal Aviation Administration says in a statement that flight 913 was heading from White...

Ex-official convicted of defrauding mental health clinic |Jun 23, 2017

PHILADELPHIA (AP) A member of a politically connected Philadelphia family has been convicted of defrauding a nonprofit mental health clinic out of about $1 million for her personal benefit. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports a...

Obituary of 15-year-old who killed self cites school bullies |Jun 23, 2017

BEDFORD, Pa. (AP) The family of a 15-year-old Pennsylvania girl who hanged herself says in her obituary that she had a tough life made worse by school bullies.Sadie Riggs' family posted her obituary on Facebook after she died Monday. They say...

Lawsuit seeking to save 15K trees from solar farm dismissed |Jun 23, 2017

JACKSON, N.J. (AP) A lawsuit seeking to block a Six Flags theme park in New Jersey from cutting down nearly 15,000 trees to make way for a solar farm to power the park has been dismissed.A Superior Court judge said in a ruling Monday that the...

Police: Dog that mauled 2 kids in car seats to be euthanized |Jun 23, 2017

LANCASTER, Pa. (AP) Police say a pit bull that mauled two young children in Pennsylvania as they sat helplessly strapped into their car seats is being euthanized next week.Police say a 5-year-old boy and a 2-year-old girl suffered puncture...

Prosecutors seek 35-year term in deadly meningitis outbreak |Jun 23, 2017

BOSTON (AP) Prosecutors say the co-founder of a Massachusetts pharmacy linked to a deadly nationwide meningitis outbreak should be sent to prison for 35 years for showing "an unconscionable disregard for the lives of the patients."Barry Cadden...

Eco-group billboard blitz to greet Interior chief in Montana |Jun 23, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) Environmental groups plan to crash the homecoming in Montana next week of President Donald Trump's Interior Department secretary with billboards, television ads and speeches to pressure him on issues from national monuments...

21 dogs, 5 animal carcasses found in now-condemned NY house |Jun 23, 2017

STONY POINT, N.Y. (AP) Police in New York's Rockland County have found 21 huskies and five animal carcasses that were presumed to be dogs in what authorities say were "squalid conditions" at a home that smelled of dead animals.The Journal News...

Former NBA player Marcus Camby sued over nephew's drowning |Jun 23, 2017

HOUSTON (AP) Former NBA player Marcus Camby has been named defendant in a wrongful death lawsuit over the drowning of his 9-year-old autistic nephew in a pond on Camby's Houston-area property last Thanksgiving.The federal lawsuit, filed...

Deputies firing on charging dog hit, kill teen boy |Jun 23, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) When a dog that had already bit one of them charged a group of deputies, two of them opened fire. Authorities say they did not see the teenage boy standing some 30 feet (10 meters) behind, who was struck down by a bullet...

Lionel Richie: Tour with Mariah Carey will be 'camp city' |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month.Richie jokes that he expects Carey to bring along a massive entourage and might need a "dressing room larger...

Big catch: Fisherman finds camera, returns it to owner |Jun 23, 2017

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (AP) A man who was fishing in the Tennessee River reeled in a waterlogged camera and then used social media to track down its owner in Florida.The St. Augustine Record reports Nate Wilson's line snagged as he was fishing...

Steam pipe explosion may have exposed officers to asbestos |Jun 23, 2017

BALTIMORE (AP) Baltimore police say officers who responded to an explosion of an underground steam pipe may have been exposed to asbestos.Detective Jeremy Silbert said in an email that Veolia North America, which operates Baltimore's steam pipe...

Accident reported involving military plane at Ohio air show |Jun 23, 2017

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) Authorities say a military jet apparently practicing for an Ohio air show has been involved in an accident.Penelope Reed of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Dayton says a report was received at 12:31 p.m. Friday of a...

South Carolina city puts barricades on parts of ocean street |Jun 23, 2017

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) Six shootings in three days have prompted officials in a popular South Carolina beach town to put up barricades to keep people off the streets and on the sidewalks.Workers in Myrtle Beach began putting up barricades...

Ivanka Trump ordered to testify in dispute with shoe company |Jun 23, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A New York judge says Ivanka Trump must testify in a dispute with an Italian shoemaker over one of her company's shoe designs.Judge Katherine Forrest ruled Friday in the trademark infringement lawsuit brought by Aquazzura Italia...

Lionel Richie: Tour with Mariah Carey will be 'camp city' |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month.Richie jokes that he expects Carey to bring along a massive entourage and might need a "dressing room larger...

Body found at North Texas landfill ID'd as missing girl |Jun 23, 2017

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A medical examiner has identified a body found at a North Texas landfill as a 14-year-old girl missing since Monday evening.The Tarrant County Medical Examiner's Office identified the body Thursday as that of Kaytlynn...

Mary Valastro, mother of 'Cake Boss' star, dies at 69 |Jun 23, 2017

HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) The mother of "Cake Boss" reality star Buddy Valastro has died. Mary Valastro was 69 years old.He announced on Instagram on Thursday that his mother's "battle with ALS has ended." He wrote that she is no longer suffering and...

Lionel Richie: Tour with Mariah Carey will be 'camp city' |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month.Richie jokes that he expects Carey to bring along a massive entourage and might need a "dressing room larger...

Family expected euthanized dog's ashes, got his frozen body |Jun 23, 2017

BEAVER FALLS, Pa. (AP) A Pennsylvania family expecting to pick up the ashes of their beloved pet were instead handed the animal's frozen body.Lisa Horseman tells WTAE-TV (http://bit.ly/2t2kU8h ) the employees at Rainbow Veterinary Hospital in...

Sale of Detroit-owned properties for bridge to bring in $48M |Jun 23, 2017

DETROIT (AP) Detroit says the sale of city-owned properties as part of plans for new bridge connecting the U.S. and Canada will bring in $48 million.Mayor Mike Duggan on Friday announced an agreement with the state to sell 36 parcels of land,...

Disneyland devotee visits park for 2,000 days in a row |Jun 23, 2017

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) If Disneyland is "The Happiest Place on Earth," Jeff Reitz may be its happiest citizen.As of Thursday, Reitz had visited the park for 2,000 days in a row every day for 5 years.Reitz, 44, of Huntington Beach began...

Lionel Richie: Tour with Mariah Carey will be 'camp city' |Jun 23, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) Lionel Richie is welcoming full diva behavior from Mariah Carey when she joins his "All the Hits " tour next month.Richie jokes that he expects Carey to bring along a massive entourage and might need a "dressing room larger...

Latest: Teen accidentally shot by deputies fending off dog |Jun 22, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) The Latest on a fatal shooting by Los Angeles County deputies (all times local):11 a.m.Los Angeles County sheriff's officials say a teenager fatally shot by deputies was accidentally killed as he tried to stop an...

Suit blames transport firm for injuries of Medi-Cal patients |Jun 22, 2017

LOS ANGELES (AP) A lawsuit contends Los Angeles County Medi-Cal patients missed dialysis treatments, suffered injuries when their wheelchairs or scooters weren't secured in vans and endured insults by drivers paid to take them to medical...

A new platform for Whole Foods? How deal could upend grocery |Jun 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) Seeing Whole Foods products first in Amazon searches? Breezing through the grocer's stores with an app that scans affordable fruits and seafood?Those are among the possible scenarios that unnerved the food industry last week, when...

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster |Jun 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster |Jun 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

Family of grandmother killed by alligator sues nursing home |Jun 22, 2017

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) A nursing home in South Carolina is being sued after a 90-year-old woman walked away from the facility last year and was killed by an alligator. The Post and Courier of Charleston reports the lawsuit filed...

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster |Jun 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

After outcry, an LGBT survey question is restored by HHS |Jun 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) A question on sexuality slated for deletion from a federal survey has been restored, officials said Thursday, responding to an outcry from LGBT advocates who said the Trump administration was trying to erase data on their...

California AG bans state travel to Texas, 3 other states |Jun 22, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) California's attorney general blocked state-funded travel to Texas and three other states on Thursday in response to what he considers anti-LGBT rights laws enacted this year.Democratic Attorney General Xavier Becerra...

Teen receives hero award after treating ailing classmate |Jun 22, 2017

WALPOLE, Mass. (AP) A Massachusetts eighth-grader has received a hero award after treating a classmate suffering from an allergic reaction during a school field trip.WFXT-TV reports (https://boston25.com/2sTkCQA ) Timothy Sullivan administered...

Texas siblings drown in Florida pool during church outing |Jun 22, 2017

BRANDON, Fla. (AP) Investigators are still trying to determine how two Texas siblings drowned in a pool at a Florida motel while on a Father's Day outing with their church.Bystanders pulled 17-year-old Kesha Greco and her 12-year-old brother,...

Electric vehicle maker to buy AM General plant in Indiana |Jun 22, 2017

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) An electric vehicle manufacturer plans to buy an AM General assembly plant in northern Indiana and invest $30 million in upgrades at the facility.SF Motors and AM General didn't announce a price Thursday for the commercial...

New York theater creates digital archive dating to Civil War |Jun 22, 2017

NEW YORK (AP) More than 70,000 playbills, posters and theatrical materials for a Brooklyn, New York theater dating as far back as the Civil War era are now available on a digital archive for the viewing public.The archive for the Brooklyn...

Court: Sailors can sue in US over Japanese nuclear disaster |Jun 22, 2017

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court says members of the U.S. Navy can pursue their lawsuit in a U.S. court alleging radiation exposure from Japan's Fukushima nuclear power plant.The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco...

Authorities: Ricocheted bullet meant for dog killed teen boy |Jun 22, 2017

PALMDALE, Calif. (AP) Deputies opened fire at a charging pit bull and one bullet apparently ricocheted off the ground and killed a 17-year-old boy who had been helping to restrain the dog, authorities said Thursday.The dog, which belonged to...

Police: Man killed father with bat at county official's home |Jun 22, 2017

BARNESVILLE, Pa. (AP) Police say an attorney found dead in the home of his estranged wife, the treasurer of a Pennsylvania county, was fatally beaten by his son with a bat on Father's Day.State police said in a complaint filed Wednesday that...

States won't rush approval of Yellowstone grizzly hunts |Jun 22, 2017

HELENA, Mont. (AP) The Latest on removing Yellowstone region grizzly bears from federal protections (all times local):___4:15 p.m.Wyoming, Montana and Idaho officials say they won't declare open season on grizzly bears once federal Endangered...