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Woman sentenced to 30 years in south-central Missouri death

WAYNESVILLE, Mo. (AP) — A woman has been sentenced to 30 years in prison in a south-central Missouri homicide. Lindsay DeBault, of St. James, was sentenced Friday for second-degree murder and first-degree burglary in the August 2016 killing of Keith Bridwell. A probable cause statement says Debault told detectives she and co-defendant Michael Talley went […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:37 pm

Ukraine: Grenade explosion on bus kills 1 teen, wounds 3

MOSCOW (AP) — Separatist rebels in eastern Ukraine say an accidental grenade explosion on a bus has killed one teenager and wounded three others. Rebel military spokesman Ruslan Yakubov said in a statement carried by the Donetsk News Agency that the grenade was in a rucksack belonging to one of the boys when it went […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:37 pm

Appeals court rejects contempt appeal as premature

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A federal appeals court has dismissed the appeal filed by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach over the finding that he violated a court order to fully register some voters. The 10th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Judge Julie Robinson’s order holding Kobach in contempt is not yet final […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:36 pm

Lawyer in video rant over Spanish speakers apologizes

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer whose rant against Spanish speakers in a New York City eatery went viral has apologized and said how he expressed himself was “unacceptable.” The apology from Aaron Schlossberg was posted to his Twitter and LinkedIn accounts on Tuesday. His office phone line repeatedly was busy. Last week, Schlossberg was […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:36 pm

Michigan man gets prison in diseased body parts probe

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area man who brokered cadavers and body parts for medical training has been sentenced to nine years in prison for failing to disclose that they had been infected with hepatitis or HIV. Arthur Rathburn showed no remorse Tuesday during rambling remarks to a federal judge. He blamed any problems on groups […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:34 pm

Sponsored: 4 ways accepting credit cards helps small businesses

An estimated 33 percent of consumers prefer credit as their primary payment form, according to a 2017 survey by TSYS, a payment processor.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:34 pm

Trayvon’s parents say Weinstein’s company owes them $150,000

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Trayvon Martin’s parents say The Weinstein Company owes them $150,000 for optioning the rights to their book in order to make a yet unaired television series based on their son’s life. Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin filed court papers last week in the company’s case in federal bankruptcy court in Delaware. […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:33 pm

Some small electric co-op board members earn $50,000+ a year

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Tax records show several members of the board of an electric cooperative in South Carolina made more than $50,000 by holding 50 meetings in a year. The records obtained by The State newspaper show many of the meetings lasted less than an hour, allowing Tri-County Electric Co-Op board members to collect […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:31 pm

Mnuchin: Treasury investigating possible leaks of Cohen data

WASHINGTON (AP) — Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says his department’s inspector general is looking into whether banking records of President Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen were leaked from an agency database, as well as whether any of the records were improperly blocked from view. Mnuchin says the department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, known as FinCen, […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:30 pm

Family seeks answers after Oregon student injured on trip

RENO, Nev. (AP) — The family of an Oregon college student is searching for answers after the 22-year-old was found injured and unconscious near railroad tracks in Truckee, California. The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Aaron Salazar remains in the critical care unit at a hospital in Reno, Nevada, after he was injured last week while traveling […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:29 pm

Lawmakers propose limits on University of California power

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Several state lawmakers say they want to curb the power of the University of California president and regents by limiting salaries and shortening terms. The proposed state constitutional amendment unveiled Tuesday would shorten terms for the regents who govern the public university system from 12 years to four. It would also […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:28 pm

Arizona appeal court dismisses opposite-sex bias claim

PHOENIX (AP) — The Arizona Court of Appeals has dismissed the case of a woman who claimed discrimination, saying that the state had offered some employee benefits to unmarried same-sex couples that were not given to unwed heterosexual couples. The appellate court ruled in a decision published Tuesday against Renee Loncar, who had a long-term […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:27 pm

20th person sentenced in telemarketing fraud scheme

ST. LOUIS (AP) — An Arizona man has become the 20th man sentenced in a telemarketing fraud scheme that targeted thousands of elderly victims. Federal prosecutors in St. Louis said Tuesday that 34-year-old Timothy Murphy of Phoenix was sentenced to 4 ½ years in prison. He pleaded guilty in February to wire fraud and conspiracy […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:26 pm

Brazil leader won’t seek re-election

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s President Michel Temer is ending speculation that he might seek re-election despite dismal poll ratings. He’s endorsing his finance minister for the presidency in October’s election. Temer’s decision Tuesday to put his weight behind Finance Minister Henrique Meirelles came after months of weighing whether to run for re-election. The […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:25 pm

Facebook’s Zuckerberg barraged with questions by Europe lawmakers

The Facebook chief executive, whose company has been fighting an array of scandals over its handling of user data, appeared before European authorities, who have emerged as the world’s most assertive watchdog of the technology industry.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:25 pm

Bear trashes interior of Connecticut woman’s car

CANTON, Conn. (AP) — What might be the world’s hairiest vandal has destroyed the interior of a Connecticut woman’s car. Linda Morad tells WFSB-TV she was house-sitting in Canton last Friday when she noticed her car lights on and heard strange noises. She called police. Officers found a full-grown bear that had somehow gotten into […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:21 pm

Brazil’s president says won’t seek re-election, endorses finance minister

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil’s president says won’t seek re-election, endorses finance minister.

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:20 pm

Man jailed after threatening to shoot woman, himself, police

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say a man is in custody after a woman says he was threatening to shoot her, himself and any officers who arrived at his Las Vegas home where they were staying. The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports the woman called police around 9:20 p.m. on Monday. Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:20 pm

Voluntary manslaughter plea in slaying called drug-related

DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The only defendant still charged in adult court in a suburban Philadelphia slaying that investigators said stemmed from a botched drug-related robbery has pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. The (Doylestown) Intelligencer reports that 17-year-old Harrison Moss also pleaded guilty Monday in Bucks County Court to robbery, conspiracy and a weapons charge. […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:18 pm

Simmons, Mitchell unanimous picks for NBA All-Rookie team

NEW YORK (AP) — Philadelphia’s Ben Simmons and Utah’s Donovan Mitchell are unanimous selections to the NBA’s All-Rookie team. The two guards received all 100 first-place votes from a panel of sports writers and broadcasters. Both players helped their teams reach the second round of the playoffs. Boston’s Jayson Tatum also was selected Tuesday to […]

Published on 22 May 2018 | 7:16 pm

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