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Cougar-attack victim S.J. Brooks was leader for inclusivity in bike community

Seattle's cycling community took to social media to mourn the death of cyclist S.J. Brooks, who died after a cougar attack.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:39 pm

Ex-Connecticut governor to be released from federal custody

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former Connecticut governor who was twice convicted on felony charges is scheduled to be released from federal custody. The Federal Bureau of Prisons says former Gov. John Rowland will be released from a halfway house Sunday, nearly a year early from his 30-month sentence. The 61-year-old Republican had been transferred […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:39 pm

Louisiana House GOP leader offers scaled-back sales tax bill

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana House leaders are resisting Gov. John Bel Edwards’ call for $648 million in permanent taxes to balance the budget. Instead, they are considering a short-term sales tax measure that would raise a little more than half what the Democratic governor wants. House GOP leader Lance Harris called his proposal […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:38 pm

Gap 1Q profit misses Street estimates

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gap Inc. says its first-quarter profit missed forecasts, but revenue beat estimates. The San Francisco-based clothing chain earned $164 million, or 42 cents per share, on revenue of $3.78 billion Analysts expected a quarterly profit of 45 cents and revenue of $3.61 billion, according to Zacks Investment Research. Sales in existing […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:38 pm

Ruling: No right to not be called ‘alleged’ victim

PHOENIX (AP) — An appellate court ruling says Arizona crime victims have a right to be treated in court with fairness, respect and dignity but they don’t have a right to not be called an “alleged victim.” The Court of Appeals ruling Thursday interprets the Arizona Constitution’s victims’ bill of rights in a child molestation […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:35 pm

Hardest-hit counties to receive more hepatitis A vaccines

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky health officials say counties hardest hit by a hepatitis A outbreak will receive another round of vaccines to protect people from the contagious disease. The acting commissioner for the Department for Public Health, Dr. Jeffrey Howard, said Thursday that 10 counties will receive funding to purchase the vaccines. Howard says […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:35 pm

Toyota and Exxon skid while Williams-Sonoma climbs

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday: Toyota Motors Corp., down $2.39 to $132.44 The Trump administration said it might place tariffs on imported cars and car parts. Williams-Sonoma Inc., up $2.78 to $51.96 Most Read Stories‘Deadliest Catch’ star Sig Hansen pleads guilty to assault chargeSemi filled with 40,000 pounds […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:34 pm

How major US stock indexes fared Thursday

U.S. stocks finished mostly lower Thursday as energy companies skidded along with oil prices. The market dropped after President Donald Trump said he canceled a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, but recovered most of those losses. On Thursday: The S&P 500 index sank 5.53 points, or 0.2 percent, to 2,727.76. The Dow […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:32 pm

2 police officers arraigned after man injured in tavern

DETROIT (AP) — A former Detroit police commander who was working off-duty as a tavern security officer has been arraigned on assault, neglect of duty and other charges after a 42-year-old man was injured while being forced from the business. The Wayne County prosecutor’s office says 48-year-old Timothy Leach was in court Thursday. Michael Karpovich […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:32 pm

Jury awards $25M in Johnson & Johnson baby powder lawsuit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Southern California jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson to pay more than $25 million to a woman who claimed in a lawsuit that she developed cancer by using the company’s talc-based baby powder. Jurors on Thursday awarded $4 million in punitive damages after finding that Johnson & Johnson acted with […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:31 pm

Day care operator gets 20 years in death of 16-month-old tot

DANVILLE, Ind. (AP) — The former operator of a suburban Indianapolis in-home day care has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after a 16-month-old girl in her care died. Forty-five-year-old Melanie Messer of Plainfield learned her punishment Thursday in Hendricks Superior Court after pleading guilty to aggravated battery in the death of Andi Arnett. […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:29 pm

Study: Some public pensions funds could run dry in downturn

CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — A new study has more bad news about public pension funds, finding some are at risk of running dry in a slowing economy. In a report released Thursday, researchers at The Pew Charitable Trusts say Kentucky and New Jersey are the most vulnerable based on tests of various market conditions. […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:28 pm

Prosecutors add lewd conduct claims to tortured kids case

FAIRFIELD, Calif. (AP) — Prosecutors have added four charges of lewd conduct against a father accused of torturing his children in a Northern California home where prosecutors say 10 children lived in filth and neglect. The charges against the 29-year-old man were filed Thursday as he and his 31-year-old wife appeared jointly in Solano County […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:26 pm

Alabama school district probes possible bullying by teacher

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — A school district in Alabama is investigating after a video surfaced that reportedly shows a Jefferson Davis High School teacher making fun of a student. The Montgomery Advertiser reports that the video captures a student alone in a classroom with a teacher while a woman narrates and taunts the student. The […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:24 pm

Wisconsin frack sand sludge spill reaches Mississippi River

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials in Wisconsin are testing the environmental and health impacts following a frack sand sludge spill that has now reached the Mississippi River. A contactor’s bulldozer slid into a pond earlier this week, leading to an hours-long rescue at the Hi-Crush mine in the western Wisconsin town of Whitehall. Rescuers emptied the […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:22 pm

Argentina abortion bill to be voted in lower house in June

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lawmakers in Argentina’s lower house say they will vote next month on legislation that would legalize elective abortion. The bill allowing elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy was introduced earlier this year. It has the support of 70 lawmakers from across the political spectrum and needs 129 […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:20 pm

Sponsored: Do’s and don’ts for decorating with white

White is a color that is often ignored — but used purposefully and carefully, it can and should be embraced.

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:18 pm

Federal lawsuit seeks $14.8m in deadly Tennessee wildfires

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Victims of deadly Tennessee wildfires that began in Great Smoky Mountains National Park are suing the federal government. The lawsuit in Knoxville was filed Wednesday by two survivors of the November 2016 Gatlinburg area fire — Michael Reed, whose wife and two daughters died, and James England, whose home burned. They […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:17 pm

Officials: Weinstein to surrender in sexual misconduct probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Law enforcement officials say Harvey Weinstein is expected to surrender to authorities Friday morning to face criminal charges in a months-long investigation into allegations that he sexually assaulted women. The two officials said the criminal case involves allegations by Lucia Evans, a former actress who was among the first women to […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:15 pm

Man accused of slaying grandparents, uncle pleads not guilty

SCOTTSVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky man accused of fatally shooting his grandparents and uncle has pleaded not guilty. The Glasgow Daily Times reports that 28-year-old Edward D. Siddens was arraigned Wednesday and entered the plea to charges including murder. Siddens is accused of killing 73-year-old Jimmy Neal Siddens, 72-year-old Helen Siddens and 41-year-old Jimmy […]

Published on 24 May 2018 | 8:13 pm

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